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Monday, September 6, 2010

A new place to shop....

Hello!  You will be able to find me soon at Zibbet.com!  I'll be adding new things daily...including Vinyl Creations, Baby Gifts, Birthday Banners, Custom Items and MORE!!!

I hope you'll come shop with me soon.

I have some Great new flowers and and accessories, not to mention some adorable baby gifts! 

Be sure to check out my Boy and Girl Onesies, too....great for photo props!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

and the Winner is.....

By the random.org number selector, my winner is Margie Visnick, who posted 3rd!!!

Congrats to Margie.  I do hope you'll enjoy these high-quality play pop-tarts!!  Please keep checking back - I'll have more to give away soon!! :)

Don't forget to stop by http://www.royalrugrats.com/ or http://www.royalrugrats.etsy.com/ for these Eco Felt Play Foods!!  PERFECT for Easter Baskets!! :)  Again, check out her Peeps...they're the cutest things ever!

Have a fantastic week!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Giveaway #1!!! RoyalRugrats Eco Felt Play Food!

It is no secret that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Etsy!! I have honestly found the greatest things there. Great people who like to share ideas, people who create amazing, beautiful and adorable things!! I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite finds...and a really awesome fellow Etsian.

I ran across RoyalRugrats on etsy one day while clicking around and admiring the skill and talent of many. I was taken aback by Brooke's ability to create an awesome pretend-play item for kids!!! Friends, we are talking the CUTEST food...bacon and eggs, donuts, all out layered sandwhiches - PB&J and Subs!! She has veggies, ice cream, pastries, hot dogs and MORE!!

Brooke of RoyalRugrats designs and makes THE MOST adorable "Eco Felt Play Food!"
I asked Brooke a few weeks ago if I could share her creativity with everyone - and she said YES!!! Brooke, her family, and her business "RoyalRugrats" reside in the Husdon Valley region of New York state...about 45 minutes from NYC. She is inspired by her 5 year old daughter, who one day asked her mom for some soft play food for her kitchen. Brooke said that about a month and 40 pieces of play food later, she thought other moms might like her unique product, so she placed some Eco Felt Play Food into her etsy shop. Within 2 weeks, Brooke had over 60 sales!!! Wow!! She also added these to her website, www.royalrugrats.com. This has since become a full time business for Brooke. She says that she has found "that even in today's economy, people are still wanting environmentally fun play foods for their kids, in place of the mass produced, hard plastic kinds or cheap felt imitations."

Brooke says that her daughter is who helped shape "RoyalRugrats" yummy creations, as she is always ready to share her OWN thoughts and ideas on mom's designs!

When asked what motivates Brooke the most, her answer was easy. She LOVES what she does! Brooke said "I am grateful to every customer who has supported this endeavor and allows me to use my training and be creative as well as gives me the flexibility to be home with my daughter every night."
Her business is growing and growing. She continues to develop her packaging, but is proud to use only biodegradeable bags to package each product.

I would like to suggest a few things on Brooke's site. First of all, you need some basic items for your kitchen!! Check out the Medium or Large Grocery list which contains ALOT of CUTE things...veggies, eggs, pastries, pastas (yes!! the cutest bow-tie and ravioli!!), and more! AND...its almost Easter - and Brooke has created the most adorable "Eco Felt PEEPS!" Yes...little bunnies and chicks...how CUTE is that??!?!?!

Brooke is so thankful for all her family who supports her in every way. Her mother, also a quilter and crafter, her daughter - her inspiration, her dad, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and especially her husband, who is (I love this and can totally relate) "unyielding in his support of having a wife who has an endless need for fabrics, glue, thread and paper!" haha!

Finally, Brooke would like to GIVE AWAY an item from her shop!!!! This ADORABLE "Pop Tart" play pastry is up for grabs!!! Just leave me a quick note telling us what you think about Brooke's work on my blog and I will use random.org to find out who wins!!! (I would like to have at least 20 messages before generating a number - and the drawing WILL be held NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 12th!)  I can personally tell you that these are soft, well made little food items, perfect for little ones to play with!!!  I love Brooke's attention to detail,  like the little sprinkles and the way the icing coats the pastry...but not only in this item, in all her play foods! Another one of my favorite features is that they can be machine washed on gentle!   

PLEASE - take a few minutes to stop by Brooke's site, RoyalRugrats and pick up a few things for your kids or for gifts! Brooke says about her items: "Fun Play food for our Royal Chefs! All of my felt play-food is made from Eco-Fi Felt which is made from 100% recycled plastic materials, its great to go green when we can. The best part is that these play-foods can be spot cleaned or machine washed on the gentle cycle and lay flat to dry. All pieces are hand made from RoyalRugratsLLC patterns and are a combination of machine and hand stitching"

Monday, February 22, 2010

My First Giveaway!!!

Look for it this week, everyone!! MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!! I can't WAIT to show you these FUN things that one of my FAVORITE Etsy sellers has created for my giveaway!!

Check back this week to see...and post a comment to try to win!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Check out ChunkyBling.com

I came across this great jewelry website called ChunkyBling.com. They specialize in those cute, beaded, interchangeable watches. But they've also got a great selection of chunky bracelets, rings, and interchangeable charm necklaces. This jewelry is really cute and the price is really great! They even have a jewelry naming contest where you can win stuff. If you haven't checked them out, you should definitely take a look at their site. My favorite band and face combo is the Medium Round Silver face...with (oh, okay, I have 3 favorites) either the Perfectly Posh Pearls, the Breakfast at Tiffany's, or Diamonds and Ice!!!! I like the Breakfast at Tiffany's Cluster and all the pearl bracelets...especially elegant pearl! Check out this site - its so cute! Just use any of these links below!!! These would make awesome gifts - or something great to treat yourself to!

Interchangeable Watches

Beaded Watches


Chunky Bracelets

Interchangeable Charm Necklaces

I do hope you'll go check out ChunkyBling.com!!! Please, send me some love on my blog, especially if you love this site!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Because its not fair to have just girl stuff....

Just for fun, I thought I'd make up a separate place for the BOY STUFF to go!


Monday, February 8, 2010

My Favorite Things...COMING SOON!

I am SO excited!! I'll be reviewing some GREAT products from my FAVORITE Etsy sellers soon! I'll be featuring items that will be up for a Giveaway fom that seller! Keep checking back. I'll be reviewing a variety of things...from cards to toys!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Some weekend crafting...

Hi...been a while, I know. I had some time to make a few things...only 2 of which I have photos for. I worked a little on a teacher gift for Valentine's Day...or...someone and did some hand cutting this weekend. I'll post those pics later. I did create this GREAT little butterfly montage, perfect for someone having a little girl!! Too bad ALL my friends just had BOYS!!!

Then, that Valentine Decoration...its only about 5" tall, maybe 6. What else should I do with a gazillion yards of ribbon that I own? haha. Teacher gift was the plan...we'll see. Its pretty dang cute hanging in my kitchen.

I'm sure I'll have the camera out tomorrow afternoon...hopefully I can finish the shirts. My kids and I will be creating those over the next few days. Until then....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Take time to check out...

My friend Jennifer at CraftyQuilt is such a talented person! Many people have asked about my daughter's halloween costume this year. Well, all the kudos go to the designer and creator, Jennifer at CraftyQuilt who constructed this BEAUTIFUL genie costume for Katie! For your custom needs, I highly recommend Jennifer. Stop by her Etsy shop and convo her today!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Visit this Site!!! Have you ever heard of this???

Do you own a Cricut?? would you like to have one of the greatest products on the market? You can use your own true type fonts from your computer and any dingbats to create your scrapbooking creations and MORE!!! Visit the CraftEdge website through THIS LINK for "Sure Cuts A Lot!"

You can purchase the download or download + CD-ROM!!!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

DIY Kit on my Etsy site!!

I have a DIY Kit on Etsy for those of you who want to make your own Clips and Boutique Clippies!

If you want to purchase this from me, I'll include an extra yard of ribbon and another clip and embellishment if you mention my blog in the comments at checkout!

Only $5! You get 4 alligator clips, 3 yards of ribbon (only takes 12" to make a boutique clippie), embellishments and instructions!!

Check it out a www.kateandalli.etsy.com!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Alli!

In honor of Alli's 4th birthday, I'd like to offer you 4 Clippies* for FREE when you spend $20 on ANY items...through my website, www.kateandalli.com or via custom order from me! Please visit my website or email me at mandyhannan@yahoo.com Please include ALLI4 in your subject line or as a coupon code so I'll know to make you some clippies!

*Clippie styles will vary - please leave me a message as to which colors or prints you would "prefer" - though colors/prints cannot be guaranteed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blog Readers: 50% off BOWS!

Hi Blog Readers!! Thanks for following my blog - or just stopping by! I would like to thank everyone for their recent business. Things are really going great with my bow business - as someone recently stated to me "There's no business like BOW business!" (haha - you have to appreciate a good Broadway show to get that)

I would like to offer 50% off purchases* from www.kateandalli.com with a minimum order of only $5! Please enter the code: KABLOG50 for your 50% discount! Contact me for any questions @ kateandalli@gmail.com

Please feel free to contact me for any custom orders! Back to school specials will be added VERY SOON!

Thanks so much for your continued support - and thanks for keeping me crazy busy lately - I love it! It will be a great idea to keep checking back to my blog - something exciting coming soon!

Mandy (and "Kate and Alli") :)

*tutus and custom orders do not apply at this time

Friday, June 12, 2009

Infant Beanies!!

I have a few in stock!! The hottest things in Boutique Accessories now!!! I do have infant white, lavender, light pink and raspberry (dark pink). Watch for photos...remember, these are for INFANTS, just like the Toddler/Kids Beanies!!! Contact me for mor information! kateandalli@gmail.com

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Staci Bynum Photography

Hi Readers! My friend Staci has her website up and running! She is an area photographer who does excellent work! She is doing tutu photos for the little girls and I've made all the tutu's for her with matching headbands! If you'd like to have your children's photos done, please contact Staci at www.stacibynumphotography.com. I'll also be linking to her site from my website www.kateandalli.com! I'm taking orders for tutus now!! I've also supplied beanies with flowers for those adorable head shots! please contact me at kateandalli@gmail.com!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

little girls, big girls, tweens...even teens! We have Jewelry!

Coming soon to the site, Jewelry! Handmade with only the best - high quality beads, silver plated and some sterling components and, of course, swarovski crystals!! Your little girl will LOVE our jewels!! Chokers and bracelets will be listed soon!! THE PERFECT GIFT for birthdays, holidays, or anytime!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!!!

We've really been having the birthday parties around our house! Do you have any upcoming birthday events? Let me help you! A special birthday bow for the Birthday Girl? How about a Bow Pen to write down all those gifts and to send thank you's?!?! I can even make bows and ponytail streamers for your party favors! Let me know if you have an upcoming event that I can help you with!

Also, check out my published article on Associated Content.

Cheers Elite Bows and Streamers Available!

Moms of Cheers Elite girls and older girls, I have listed some bows on my site as well as order forms at Lakewood (Paducah). Streamers are $7 and I will need to know if your/your daughter's hair is shoulder length (or shorter) or very long (mid back or longer). Bows are made to match the warm-ups. THESE ARE NOT THE COMPETITION BOWS THAT MATCH THE UNIFORMS!! These are simply for wearing with your t-shirts and warm ups. If you might be interested in other clips or headbands made-to-match your tees and warm-ups, let me know! I've got lots of different styles...and can make just about anything you can think of!!

If you are with another cheer squad and interested in similar items, please contact me at kateandalli@gmail.com!

Check these out...

Hi Everyone...its been a bit since my last post! We've been SO busy! I just wanted to share these FANTASTIC FUN Clips...and headbands! I've been weaving them up right and left - in between a HUGE bow order and an emergency bow order last night. I guess I'm on-call for bowmaking now. haha. You can choose your clip type and color, or ask me for a specific two-color combination. These are available for clips and heabands...and who knows where else! :)