Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Winners!

I had a lot of fun making these personalized ZadyMinis for the winners of my little giveaway. Thank you very much for entering and letting me have a chance to play with my new machine. And to all the lucky kiddos who get these - I hope you love them!

I'm still offering FREE personalization on any Zadyball order through the end of November!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My new toy

I have recently purchased a new toy for myself. This is something that I've wanted to have for a VERY long time. I am feeling very blessed to be able to have this!

This is my brand new embroidery machine! This will make it possible for me to do things with my Zadyballs that I never would have been able to do without it! I've spent the last week or so figuring it all out and having lots of fun doing it!

One of the first projects that I did with it was for one of the shops that carry Zadyballs. They are having a special Christmas tree and asked each of the vendors to supply ornaments in their "style". So, here's what I did. The pictures aren't great, and I'm still learning the ins and outs of the machine, but I think they turned out pretty well.

Now, I'm converting most of my Zadyball designs over to the embroidery machine so that I can make them faster and better! I'm also offering free personalization on any Zadyball (except for clearance).

I would like to start getting some pictures of personalized Zadyballs so that I can have them to display. So, to get started, I'm going to give a FREE, personalized ZadyMini to a few winners. To enter, please post a comment here stating who you would like to give a ZadyMini too, and I will randomly select winners at 10PM on Saturday. (This would make a fantastic Christmas gift!)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Veterans Day

We had a surprisingly fun Veterans Day this year. Unfortunately, my husband, the veteran in our household had to work, but Zander had the day off school, so I wanted to do something fun with the kids. I found out that there was a big celebration going on at Veteran's park in Tolleson - just a few miles from us. We decided to check it out.
I was really glad that we went. The kids love playing at that park, and they had so many fun activities for the day. There was a little patriotic ceremony which included the national anthem, a saxaphone solo, a few speeches (Zander told me they were boring), an F-15 flyover, a 21 gun salute, and Taps.
Here is the color gaurd:

Then, they had free lunch (hamburgers and hot dogs, water and chips), a couple of bounce houses, a fire truck, kid's crafts, relay races, and music. It was really well organized, not very crowded, and lots of fun!

Halloween 2009

I know that I've really fallen behind, so I'm trying to catch up, at least a little bit.

Here are the highlights of Halloween 2009.

I really like having a family theme for Halloween costumes. I think it makes it a little more fun when we all "go" together. This year, we were characters from The Wizard of Oz.

We actually got to go to FOUR different Halloween parties, so our costumes got quite a bit of use.

The whole family

The cowardly lion

Glinda the Good Witch - she LOVED this costume!

Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West - (for the first party we went to, I painted my face green, but the baby was TERRIFIED of me, so I ended up washing it off)

The scarecrow