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Thursdays Tunes: Bright Eyes - First Day of my Life

I just love this song... for oh so many reasons... #1? Because its just plain adorable... you MUST watch the video... its just so sweet and expresses love in all its forms... #2: Because at the end of our wedding ceremony we walked back down the isle with this playing... we even tied it into the Pronouncement...
Cole:  Amber & ZaQ, This is the first day of your life. You stood before your friends and family here today and spoke your vows and sealed them with the exchanging of the rings. It is with great honor that I now pronounce you as Husband & Wife.

Zaq, you may kiss your bride.

It was pretty much perfection, and the perfect song to play as we started our new journey together...

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me

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WINNERS of the Heathens Hearth Giveaway!

#1 Draw: #9 - SENSITIVE
Slee said... 9
stalk your blog publicly

#2 Draw: #50 - NORMAL
Pili said... 50
Aaaaaand, I'm also following Heathen's Hearth blog with this account, as Pili.

# Draw: # 51 - OILY
vicmes said... 51
ohh..this stuff look great..i would need some for the oily skin

*whew* that was alot of work, lol Alright - three winners! Yay! Ill contact you now and i need to hear back within 3 days or I will be forced to choose another winner... Really... *forced* little elves come out with pitchforks & torches and make me pick... its sad... and scary... lets not make that happen ;) Congrats winners & a special thanks to Heathens Heart for this rad giveaway!
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Off Beat Mama Shout out!

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Note to Self Saturday: Just Try It...

So - the other day Lela from Glittersniffer started chatting about a trade... I needed a couple late xmas gifts... and of course - more of her amazing shades... and well - she (like most ;) needed some RockerByeBaby goodness...  so we talked about some little pouches... and an adult blanket... but the kicker? She wanted a purse... well we all know if you want a rad bag you go to Brooke, from Brooke Van Gory... But I thought, what the heck... its been awhile since I have gotten to sew anything other than blankets & bedding... so id give it a shot... At first I was just gunna make her a super simple tote out of the Midnight Snack fabric she loved... but... but... but... that MY favorite fabric too! (well, one of many, lol) So I couldn't send something so plain... I broke into my personal stash of fabrics and pulled out the dots that will be used for my curtains in the office... found some fuchsia ribbon... and started cutting... Now - one of the things that makes RockerByeBaby so special is I do not use patterns. Never once in all my years of sewing... if I wanna make something I figure out how. Somehow, in my brain i can just look at something and know how to sew it... So it one shot... no re-cutting... no tearing out stitches... I made Lela what i think might be the cutest thing I have ever made... and I gotta say... i dont really wanna send it off, haha... but I must... I just hope she loves it just as much as I do!! I left the edges raw by the ties... then knotted (and glued for strength) the fabric to the wide double sided satin ribbon. Then to finish it off I added a Purple snap if she wants to be able to keep it closed...

Lela - I know this was supposed to be a surprise... but its just too cool (and im too proud, lol not to show it off...

Thanks for listening to me gloat, lol Im done now... OH! one more thing... As you see in the photos... I made a new watermark to lay over the photos instead of just the text! And its also my new blog signature too :) YAY! Its amazing what you can do with a little free time.

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Wordless/Full Wednesday - Wish Upon a Hero...

Thanks again to EVERYONE who helped out with the big donation to these families in need. Dunno what Im talking about? Take a second to read up here... its totally worth it. Want the short story? lol I went on WishUponAHero.com picked two pregnant mama's that need MAJOR help... and pooled together all the finest ladies to contribute... And after everyones help - this is what we came up with... two GIANT boxes full of diapers - detergent - soaps - wipes - clothes - blankets - prefolds - toys and so much more... They are going to be SO happy and thrilled to get this goodie box.

Thanks to all the shops below for committing to help me out with this...
it really means the world to me :)
Baby Boo Felt
Brooke Van Gory
Rockin Green
Monkey Snuggles Mama
Heathens Hearth
Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life

P.s. if you think we are still waiting on your items, please let me know!! I want to ship asap :)
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