Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I feel sometimes like I suck at life!!!

Anyone else ever have that feeling? Like you can't do anything right I am talking right down to the simple things like sleeping!!! I can't sleep right!!!!!!!!! I stay up til 4 or 5 am talking to Alex, which isnt healthy for me, and then I sleep until 2 pm, this is wrong fro me!!! I am not some college summer slacker! I am a mom!!!! 22 years old and responsible for another human life. I feel like in order to be everything that she needs I have to change everything about me because ITS ALL WRONG!!!!! And apparently there are people out there who agree with me, I could never do anything rigth for Alex, thats why were not together, I could never do anything right in the military thats why I got passed over for EVERYTHING!!!! I can't even keep up this stupid stupid blog!!! I can't sell my effin bows! I have invested time and money and other peoples money into a hobby that is going NO WHERE!!!!!! Wow I am a failure!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Insert witty title here!!!

I can'te even begin to explain how much I am ready for my life to be back to normal! I wish I knew where I was going to end up so I could plan accordingly! I really want to go home, with all my heart I want to go home, but he has to ask me, and I'm not too sure that will ever happen! All I can do is wish and pray! both of which I have been doing non stop! But AHHHHHHH I wanna scream at the thought of another day in my parents house! I can't stand it here! Don't get me wrong I love them and appreciate them letting us stay here, But I can;t take being treated like I am 12, do this do that, clean your room, don't stay up til 1 am! Just one little break would be nice! UGH!!!

Ok enough of the rant! I created a little tutorial for a ribbon fish I thought I might share with you guys. Brooklyn loves him, she wants one in pink, However I am not sure why she needs a pink fish!

Start out with 6 inches in your color choice of 7/8 grosgrain ribbon, Dovetail and heat seal the ends!

Fold about halfway at a 90 degree angle, making an L

Bring the other tail up crossing over the first one creating a point <

It should look like this

Crease and secure( I used a needle and thread, you can secure how ever you like)

Trim your thread, then glue 3/8 inch ribbon of the same color to cover your thread or wire

Here is my completed fish, I trimmed down the tail on each side, you can leave yours long if you like, its personal preference!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, more to come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Monumental Night!!!

Yes! A monumental night because of a bath! Some time last year-around June or July- Brooklyn was at my parents house while I was working and Alex was deployed, durring her two week stay she got to a point where she was TERRIFIED of the bath, we had been here before and it only lasted a few weeks, so I thought it would blow over in a week or tow, and we just kept pushing on. It was horrible. I am not a believer in pushing your child to do something they are scared of, but she can't exactly go with out a bath. So she would get wiped down with a wash rag most days and on days when a bath was necessary, it was a two person job. one to hold her down and another to wash her! She refused to sit down and just SCREAMED the whole time. We had been trying to think of ways to make it more fun, so we stopped calling it a bath, insead it was playing in the water. Then either my mother or I would let her in the bathroom with us while we took a bath, she started off playing in our water out side the tub, a few weeks later we progressed to playing in the bath tub with either my mom or I, then today she ASKED to take a bath!!! She asked if I would take one with her. I ran the water and got her in, and I sat on the toilet, she kept asking if I was getting in I would just say in a little while. She took the whole bath alone and didn't cry one single time! I am SOOO proud! So to celebrate I am letting her stay up a little late to have Mother/Daughter Movie/Popcorn nigth!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The reason I have never been good with keeping up a blog is I feel like I never have anything to say that is worth reading. Should I really have to strain my self to come up with something to fill these blanks with? I live a normal life, I guess, nothing exciting ever happens! The most exciting thing I did today was have my daughters pictures taken. BTW they turned out amazing! So anywhoo. I am doing this to promote my site, I want people to buy my things. But I feel like I will never get to there because I have nothing to say. Oh well at least I can try. I am just in a weird mood today.

We started out at Penney's to get our pictures taken. They take lunch from 2-3, we arrived at 2:55. There was already another lady there who had an appt at 3, no big deal. So when the lady comes back she tells them to go wait in the studio while she gets another customers pictures. Well I am standing in the lobby waiting for her to finish with the other customer when a lady and her son walk in, she looks up and asks if they have an appt. to which she answers that she doesn't. So she tells them to come back at 4 and she will get them right in, Completly ignoring the fact that I was there 15 min before her. I was PISSED! I grabbed Brooklyn and stated very loudly that I refused to deal with rude people and we left. I hope she heard me. So we ended up at Picture Me in Wal*Mart. I told Krystal(our photographer) about our experience at Penney's and she said she has heard that a lot about this lady, and has seen her work and it isnt very well done! So in the long run, I saved money and probably got better pictures. An additional plus is she informed me that she is the only photographer there and they are looking for someone to help her out. So she gave me an application. Seeing as how I LOVE LOVE LOVE photography I think it would be perfect for me. So fingers crossed that it works out!

We picked up our check and items left over from the sale yesterday. I had way more left that I thought I would, but there were so many things there, a lot of people had a lot of items returned to them. I made 142!!! So $35 of that goes to my laptop as long as nothing comes up!!!

Don't forget that I have a sale going on, Buy 3 bows or a TuTu and get 1 bow free! Right now the tutus are not listed on the site(Will be later on in the week) But you can order one by emailing me at littlebboutique@gmail.com or by leaving a comment on this blog!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


As I stated earlier I am trying to get the money for my new laptop. So in hopes to bring in some new customers I am offering a free bow or clip with the purchase of 3 bows. Clip sets count as one bow. Also if you order a tu-tu you will receive a free bow.

Is it nap time yet?

OHmyGOSH I am worn out!!! There is huge bi-annual consignment sale here for childrens items and it is HUGE over 2,000 consigners, well it was this weekend, So I have been getting all my stuff together for that, I volunteered to work the sale ( I could shop first and get 75% instead of 70% of my earnings!) Then today is half price day, so in order to get anything good you have to be in line early. The doors open at 9, we(my mom and I) were there at 6, which is very early after going to be at 3am thanks to Brooklyn not sleeping!!! On top of that I had a bow order yesterday for Emilee's-Thats the shop that carries my bows. Now normally I take a week to fill a large order order, but with the sale being today I wanted to extra spending cash sop I wipped out their whole order in 3 hours! YAY me!!! I was very proud of my self! So I am in much need of a nap! My neighbor's baby shower was today so I spent all Thursday night and part of last night doing up bows for her gift, I didn't get the change to attend so I have no idea if she liked them or not, I'm sure she will let me know though. I got my first on-line order last night, WHO HOO! I am excited about that, advertising on my facebook has done some good! It was only for 1 bow but hey thats 8 bucks, not all profit though, oh well. I am trying to get to $120 to get a laptop off of eBay that I really want! I am hoping my consignment check will put at lest another $30 towards it. I know I will make more than that, but I have to use it for diapers, and food!!!

Well I guess that is all for now, seriously considering a nap even though it is 4:30....

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Hi guys! I guess I should do a short intro! My name is Amanda, I am 22 I live in the Ft Smith, Arkansas area. I am currently married but separated. My husband's name is Alex, he is 27, he live in Wichita, KS and is in the Air Force. We have been married for 2 1/2 years and separated back in April. Together we have a beautiful daughter, her name is Brooklyn. She turned 2 in June!For the most part she stays with me, she goes and spends 2 weeks at a time with her daddy. For the time being we live with my parents. Hopefully soon we will find out where we are going to be. I would like to get out of their house as soon as possible. But for now, here we are. I am currently unemployed, but I make a little bit of money from my hairbows and flip flops. Enough to buy diapers and food for Brooklyn, so I guess I can't complain.

The main reason I started this blog is to supplement my website, www.littlebboutique.com I wanted a place where I could fill you guys in on things, like if I am redoing the site, or if production slows, and also so you guys have a place other than through email that you can contact me if you have questions. Also I will be holding photo contest and things of that nature. So keep checking back often and see what I have going on!

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