Monday, June 3, 2013

My Turn at Kiwi Lane Designs

Did I ever mention how much I love my job at Kiwi Lane Designs? Not only do I get to work with wonderful women who are just good, good people, but I get to manage a team of incredibly talented ladies that are also just good, good people.

Add the fact that I get to work from home in my jammies aaaaand get paid to create a couple of times a month, well, I'm guessing you're just pretty jealous of me. ;)

Today is my turn on the Kiwi Lane blog, to create this weeks DT Doodles sketch. (Play along! Each week there is a chance to win a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop!

Here's the sketch I created:

Here's my take on it:

Of course the fact that we are highlighting My Mind's Eye this month just makes me giddy beyond belief. I love how well their papers work with the layering process of Kiwi Lane Designs. And. Well. They're kind of one of my faves.  

Know what else is one of my faves? My daughter Maddi. She's kind of awesome. And I'm not just saying that.

I think I was equally as thrilled that she was asked to Prom by her buddy Jared, aka Moses, as she was. For literally years she's been begging me for a "Princess Dress".  I'd get random texts from her at school or even during church (tsk, tsk),  stating nothing more than "I want to be a princess". Or, "Can I get a princess dress". 

When she was asked to Prom, her dad and I decided to make it happen.

We shopped and shopped and looked and looked for a dress that would fit into our budget. Here's the clencher. My amazing daughter, who is modest through and through required that it have sleeves.

How great is that? Great except they are NOT EASY TO FIND!

Usually it's the momma telling their child "ummmm....perhaps you should cover up a little more?" "You don't want to torture those poor young men do you?" "GIRL! Get those 'girls' covered!"  (Oh wait. Our DNA pool barely produces "girls", but still....)

I couldn't have been more proud of her.

We decided to go all out and hired a good friend that Tracey uses as the makeup artist for all of their work shoots, MaryAnn aka "Muchacha Mary".  This. Woman. Is. Amazing. 

Not only is she so incredibly talented with what she does, she is yet another good, good person. 

Grab some tissues and read her most recent blog posting about her IVF - 6 vs Mary 0. And while you're at it say a prayer for her as even though she's an incredibly beautiful and STRONG person, her heart has got to be aching that once again, her time to hold her own baby has been delayed. 

Well. There ya have it! My princess, transformed by another princess.

So glad I have this girl and so glad we could make her dream come true. Worth. Every. Penny.

Stop by a little later today for my creations that I made yesterday. I kinda love em. 

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