Saturday, June 26, 2010

Let Rock Live Forever!

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of the surprising and untimely death of Michael Jackson. Shock and sadness were felt nationwide. I wouldn't say I was a "fan" but I will tell you that this man was certainly amazing to the music world and could dance like a genius. He was probably misunderstood, he was quite eccentric and today a year later, the legendary King of Pop is gone but never forgotten. He defines the meaning of "American Icon".

I found this for those of you who may wish to make him part of your daily life:

If you have a little one who wants to rock the rockstar walls, maybe a Mommy Makeover is in order? My walls have tattoo art all over them. Having that done can be a bit pricey, timely and maybe over the budget you have in mind. Let's be honest, kids will love anything that you do! Here are some fun, easy ways to rock out your little ones walls.

Find these and the Michael Jackson decals here:

Find these guitar and rockstar decals here:

Friday, June 25, 2010

The New iPhone is Out!!!

Why are we all so obsessed with the newest technology? Bigger, Better, More Functions, More Toys, and of course, More Money! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Can you believe the new iPhone is causing such a commotion? I can! I would be in line with the rest of the crazies who pre-ordered the newest baby Steve Jobs has delivered once again!

What is your weakness? Is it shoes? Is it handbags? Is it things for your kids? Is hair products? Lipstick? Sunglasses?

Good News! I did not succumb. You did not see me at the local hospital (called The Apple Store)

waiting for the delivery of the new baby iPhone G4. There may have been some crying but I assure you... it wasn't me. Right now I have bigger things in my mind. I have a secret to tell but I have to wait to tell you. It is exciting.

I shared with you the nest the other day... remember? Well the babies have been born. The mother is uber protective so I keep my distance. You may or may not be able to see from this picture but either way it is a great viewing area for all the beautiful birds and butterflies that come to this place.

What a cutie pie wearing a Cradle Will Rock Pillow Case Dress with the Skull and Roses print! Do you have a print you really like? Give me a call... I can create it for you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Loving My Customers!

As a merchant who sells a product, I have my doors open daily and I wait for the people to come. Like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams the saying "Build it and they will come"... I sew it and hope they love it!

I love my customers. They are so lovely, fun, crazy, energetic, gentle... I get the whole gamut. That is what makes my job fun and interesting. The personalities are so varied and interesting. Even more fun are their kids!

I make the clothing for children. Who can be more fun than a child? I love when I receive photos of your kids in my clothes! It is such a precious treat! It is why I do it. They look so cute and they inspire me. The best part is that my clothing is not mass produced. It is as custom as it gets! This is a photo I received... I was again very happy!

Or they may have seen me on facebook

which means they would have either been lead to my store or to my etsy page.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time for Summer Camp!

Summer is officially here.

For kids around the country, school is out by now. Some have even started Summer School for those schools who are offering it! I hear many schools just don't have the budget for it! This is such a shame.

Kids may think summer school is for the birds.

Some boys and girls are happy to hear there is no summer school.
For those of you who work and are now dealing with your children being at home ... alone... Summer Camp can be a great babysitter.

Explorium of Lexington.
Preschool summer camps, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 3-4 (must be potty trained). $110 members, $120 non-members.
Story Book Adventure Camp, June 14-18; Color My World, June 21-25.
Kindergarten-second grade summer camps, 9 a.m.-noon. $130 members, $150 non-members.
It's A Mystery, July 5-9;
Gadgets and Gizmos, July 12-16;
Dinosaur Discovery Camp, July 19-23;
Mini-Masters Art Camp, July 26-30. Grades 3-5 summer camp: 9 a.m.-noon half day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. full day. $130 members, $150 non-members for half day; $190 members, $210 non-members full day.
CSI Mystery Camp, July 5, full day; Chemistry Camp, July 12, full and half day;
Robotics Camp, July 19, full day; American Masters, July 26, full and half day. Sibling/referral discounts available. $35 registration deposit. (859) 258-3253

Imani Summer Camp.
Computer lab, sports, swimming, tutoring and field trips. 1555 Georgetown Road. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 5-13. $75 a week. Sibling discount. Scholarships available. Summer activity fee $90. Breakfast, lunch and snack served. Register by May 22 (if you didn't register, try calling as I am not sure it will be available). Connie Tarver, (859) 231-1555

National Academy Summer Day Camp.
Two or three field trips weekly. 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Begins when Fayette County is out of school; ends when school is back in session. 3500 Arbor Drive. Ages 5-12. $137 full-time; $117 part-time. York Sammons, (859) 273-3292.

Pepperhill Farm Day Camp.
Kindercamp. Ages 3-6. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7-Aug. 11. 2104 Eastway Drive. $60 membership fee per child. $160 a week, four-week minimum. Jr./Sr./Grad camp. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $160 a week for Jr./Sr. camp, two-week minimum. $190 with lunch. $200-$250 a week for Grad camp, because travel is involved. Sibling discount. (859) 277-6813

The Salvation Army
Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 7-Aug. 6. Ages 6-14. 736 West Main Street. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided. Register by May 28. Scott VanFossen, (859) 258-2582, Ext. 150;

Stop by CRADLE WILL ROCK and adorn your little ones with cool, summer dresses and Tee's. I have all sorts of styles and items that are PERFECT for summer. Why shop retail when you can have custom one of kind styles for your most precious.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up!

Weekends don't last long enough do they?

Email is a fun thing. You get something from someone, you open it up and then you lose yourself in the abyss called the internet. I was sent something by a friend. I thought well, that is cute. So here is what she sent me.

I found out all about Hot Browns. So you don't have to look up Wikipedia and fall into the abyss, I will tell you all that I read. Apparently the Hot Brown was originally created in Louisville, KY at the Brown Hotel in 1926.

Thanks to Fred K Schmidt we all get to enjoy that madness. It was created to serve as an alternative to a late night supper of ham and eggs.

It has been featured by TV Chef, Bobby Flay. It is sometimes called the Louisville Hot Brown or the Hot and Bubbly Brown. They even used to do a Cold Brown. I suppose when you visit Kentucky, you have to try a Hot Brown... just to say you did! And of course, you will love it!