Thursday, April 28, 2011


Since I have my Etsy store up and running I thought I would kick it off with A Giveaway! Check out my store here - Redheads&Ruffles.

I have listed all the important information under the Giveaway tab up top. Check it out!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ruffle Bodice dress

On Sunday we went to church with the family and to brunch, but we didn't do a large Easter celebration because Hubby had to work. So yesterday we went over to the inlaws house and had out Easter egg hunt and dinner. Snce Lily had worn her Easter dress Sunday, and got it all dirty, I was in need of a cute dress for Monday. So I decided to put her in my favorite creation-the ruffle bodice dress. She had a blast, and really liked it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Look what I made today!

Ok, so there are a million other things I was supposed to do today. Like getting dressed - lol, laundry, floors, studying, or sewing, but this was way more fun. I have made one diaper cake in the past just to see if I could - and it really is easy. I didn't have to buy diapers since I have like 7 cases left in the closet- Target had a really great deal a couple months back and I bought ALOT!

I just took some diapers, ribbon, lace scraps, and some head bands i bought but never intended on using. They were a 3 pack of head bands and I really only wanted on of them for easter - it's very cute, it looks like a rose.

I went into the closet and pulled some baby stuff and some gift bags from my baby shower to use as props. What you can't see if the the yard and the porch look sooo bad. lol. Hubby got some wood and has been chopping like a mad man and trying to get it all cleaned up before I have a fit about it taking over the yard. In the mean time he has tracked all his dirt, mud, and wood chips up onto the porch and I havn't cleaned it off yet. But i washed the table and a chunk of the railing. My camera is a simple kodak point and shoot. While I am not usually thrilled with the pictures inside, it takes wonderful pictures in natural light.

Oh ya, and my silverware is amazing. I am just as much in love with it today as when I opened it the day after our wedding - 4 1/2 years ago!

And where was my child during all this creativity? Well she was pushing her Elmo doll around in HER new First years umbrella stroller that came in the mail yesterday. And trying to coax the cats into it so she can push them around too. Poor thing is sick so we are not going out on the sunny, but cold day.

Here they are. I added these listings to my Etsy shop today.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Hello there!

My name is Amanda and I am a 29 year old wife, mother, mocha addict, compulsive organizer, crazy coupon-er, and sewing maniac.

I have been married to my redheaded husband since 2006, but we have been together since 1999. Yes, that’s right – we are one of those rare high school sweetheart couples.

Our baby girl came on August 31, 2009. She came into this world just one day after her due date. The labor was very long, and she showed us right off the bat how stubborn she was. Since she has a redheaded mama and a redheaded dada, she was destined to be a redhead herself. And we were delighted!

I used to work full time for a vacation rental company but quit my job last year to go back to college and get a degree in nursing. So by day I am a student and by night I am everything else. When I quit my job and went down to one income and I found coupons. I spend at least an hour each night looking for the best weekly deals, keeping up on the freebies available to snatch, and swapping for more. This has saved me mounds of money.

I also joined a swap site called This site is more geared to swapping household items, clothes, and baby goods. It definitely came in handy for a fast growing child. Why spend $20.00 on an outfit when I can swap it for old things around my house?

I learned how to sew when I was just a youngster. My mom used to make all my baby clothes. She was the type of person to look at something and go home and recreate it by making her own pattern. This wonderful talent was passed onto me!! I really enjoy sewing and creating cute items for my little girl. And I love ruffles – hence the name ;)

Since I love it sooo much, I thought I would try to make a business of it. I opened up a little shop on etsy : . And spend my free time making new creations to add to my shop.

I am jumping into this full force. I am doing a local craft fair in june, I am checking into a couple different local farmer’s markets, and more! Stayed tuned for fun things to come!