Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Getting back in the saddle.....

....okay, it has been way too long since we have updated the website and the blog....sorry! I am now almost 26 weeks preggers with our third little girl and have really enjoyed spending some extra time with my girls knowing that time would be limited in the near future. We spent the Summer, Fall and Holidays doing all kind of fun stuff together.
We have kept busy filling deliciousDESIGNS orders as they came in but did nothing in terms of marketing, trade shows, home shows or new items. I REALLY miss it! So, we are back in the studio and back to the drawing board. I am thinking some new itty bitty baby items would be a good idea. More to come :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Two siestaKEY dresses ready to ship!

Elle is ready for her birthday party in her sister's size three siestaKEY....she wanted to wear it a bit shorter with leggings ~ she usually wears a 5 or 6. The great thing about this dress is that it ties across the back and behind the next so it can fit for several years with just the length changing. This is not on the website as of yet so if you are interested, send us a message through the 'contactUS' page.

We have a size 2 and a size 5 available to ship immediately ~ all other sizes can be made! These dresses are all hand made by professional seamstresses and are all made in the U.S. !

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Under constuction!

We are busy designs, new look, photo shoots, new ideas, new team members.....blah blah blah!!! We are still taking orders but are taking a little time to rebuild deliciousDESIGNS. We will keep you posted on the progress and what is coming in time for Fall!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Perfect Birthday Design!!

Life is short ~ wear your tutu!
If you are looking for something fabulous for your little fashionista's upcoming birthday, this is it! You can customize with any birthday number and make the tutu as long or short as you wish. We are running a special on the set - regularly $58 and for the rest of June, you can order the set for $46!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Caught Up!

Okay so I did not figure out how to keep up with blogging while we were slammed with May orders ~ it is June and we are ready for the next hit :-) We have several items ready to go on sale ~ keep your eyes open. We do have a couple of the montegoBAY dresses available to ship immediately as well as several hair accessories.....please let us know if you would like us to get something shipped!

Friday, May 7, 2010

montegoBAY dresses ready to ship!

We have several montegoBAY dresses (pic attached) available to ship immediately ~ no need to wait for custom make ~ sizes: 6-12m, 12-18m, 3, 4, 5, 6. We have one of each available and we are offering free shipping on these sizes. If you need another size, let me know and we will get it made!

Send me a message through the 'contactUS' tab on website or email me at to place your order!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Whale of a Sale!

We are at Whale of a Sale in Zionsville today at Eagle Church ~ last night and this morning have been so busy ~ great event! deliciousDESIGNS will be here the rest of today until 6pm and 9-2 tomorrow. We have several cash n' carry clearance items as well as new items like flowerCLIPS, chicWIPES, headBANDS, montegoBAY knot dress......more new stuff coming in for tomorrow too! Come visit us!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Check out this site for some great ideas on how to spend the day with your kiddos!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Children's Bureau Auxiliary's 16th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon!

On May 5, 2010 the Children's Bureau Auxiliary will hold it's 16th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at Harry & Izzy's and Blooming Boutiques in the Artsgarden at Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis, IN. The event raises funds for the Children's Bureau Inc., which for 158 years has been supporting and assisting vulnerable, high-risk children and families in Indiana.

deliciousDESIGNS is a supporter of this event and will be attending the luncheon ~ please join in supporting these children who have a had a difficult start to life. For more details on the boutiques participating, luncheon and silent auction visit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Remember that almost every deliciousDESIGN can be made into a tank style for Spring and Summer. We just picked up our new tank patterns and we love the little tweaks we made. If you have any questions about what is available, please email us and we will be more than happy to help you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fabric for Charity!

Do any of you know of any charities that are in need of fabric? We are looking to partner with a charity to ensure that our unused fabric does not go to waste. We would love to have it be used to make clothing or quilts for children in need.....or, anyone in need. Please let us know if you have any information you would like to share. Thank you!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Special!!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

dD flowers have bloomed!

bloomCLIPS have arrived in pink, fuschia, chocolate, lime and white! They couple perfectly with our fabricHEADBANDS to create any combination you desire. They have an extra strong clip to stay in the finest of hair and can be used to accent any outfit ~ they are not just for hair and headbands. We have several in stock ready to ship ~ check out otherWEAR for details.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Children's Bureau Auxiliary's 16th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon!

deliciousDESIGNS has donated to the silent auction and will be attending this fabulous event ~ check out all the details below and join us in supporting children!

The Children's Bureau Auxiliary is pleased to present the 16th Annual Swing into Spring Fashion Show Luncheon & Blooming Boutiques event.
Join us, with emcees Tom Zupancic (VP of the Indianapolis Colts) and Ron Carpenter (CEO of Children's Bureau), and preview the latest fashions by The Secret Ingredient.

When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Where: Fashion Show Luncheon: Harry and Izzy's/Circle Center Mall

Blooming Boutiques:
Indianapolis Artsgarden

Tickets for the Fashion Show Luncheon are $45 each, and admission to Blooming Boutiques, featuring 40 different vendors, is free.

Proceeds of this event will help to provide special outings, activities and "extras" for at-risk children who are served by Children's Bureau, Inc.

Monday, March 22, 2010

More hair accessories!!!

Always looking for the perfect hair accessory? These fabulous mix and match items are fantastic!! These fabric headbands have a loop already stitched into them for you to add the flower or clip that tops off your little one's ensemble. This sample coordinates perfectly with montegoBAY. Keep your eyes open for all the flowers being released!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mothering Magazine - Babywearing is Safe!

Please take a look at the below and keep wearing your babies close - just be sure you are using a safe sling and wearing it correctly. This is a response to CPSC Sling Warning - one of my favorite parenting magazines - they are fabulous!


Mothering Responds to CPSC Sling Warning: Babywearing Is Safe

PRESS CONTACT: Elizabeth Carovillano 505.984.6289 | Office 505.690.0040 | Cell | E-mail

SANTA FE, NM (March 18, 2010) — On March 12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a Federal Agency, issued a warning in regard to the use of baby slings. The CPSC asserts that there is a risk of slings suffocating infants who are younger than four months old, and that caution should be used when carrying babies of this age group in slings.

Mothering puts the CPSC warning in perspective: Babywearing is safe, but some slings and positions are not. While baby carriers are as old as civilization, modern babywearing has exploded in the last four years. Along with this rapid increase in use has come the creation of some unsafe carriers, in particular bag-style slings that have a deep pouch, excessive fabric, and an elasticized edge. These deep, bag-style slings can be especially dangerous for premature or small babies.

Some general guidelines for safe babywearing:

1. Only choose a sling that allows you to see your baby’s face.

2. Be sure baby is not curled up tightly, chin to chest. This position can restrict breathing, especially in newborns or in infants who cannot yet hold up their heads.

3. Make sure that the sling fabric is “breathable,” and keep baby’s face clear of fabric.

4. Do not press baby’s face tightly against the sling wearer’s body.

5. Position the baby’s face upward.

6. Reposition baby if there are any signs of respiratory difficulty: rapid or labored breathing, grunting or sighing with every breath, restlessness.

For more information, see Mothering’s Special Report on Babywearing

For babywearing safety tips, see “Babywearing 101”

Tune in to Mothering Radio at 11:30 PST on Monday, March 22, for an exclusive one-hour show featuring Glenda Criss-Forshey, president of Babywearing International; M’Liss Stelzer, author of “Babywearing 101”; Jane McClintock, of Quirky Baby, an online baby carrier distributor, and Alma Gordillo-Webb, moderator of’s babywearing community. Look for our feature article on slings in the July–August 2010 print edition.

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Mothering is a multi-media company that reports on natural family living. Content covers pregnancy, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, education alternatives, and family health issues. Mothering’s editors can serve as trusted resources for any stories involving these topics.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Great fun with kiddos!

My girls and I just finished making homemade play dough and I thought I would share the recipe. It is so easy to do and makes for a great afternoon project.

Here goes:

3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of salt
3 cups of water
3 teaspoons of cream of tartar (finally found a use for it - been in the pantry for years)
4 tablespoons of oil
Food coloring - full bottle for intense colors
Scented oil (optional - only if you want it to smell yummy)

Mix everything together and stir well. Mixture will be lumpy. Heat on low heat until mixture clumps together. Stir to very thick 'mashed potato" consistency. Cool 10 minutes. Dump onto clean surface and knead for 5 minutes. Store in plastic bag or air tight container. Will keep up to 4 weeks at room temperature. Also freezes very well.

Have fun and enjoy time with your little ones!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Welcome Hank Baskett IV!

deliciousDESIGNS helped welcome lil Hank into the world and more specifically, to Indianapolis. Hank IV was born last December and for those of you who do not know, he is the son of Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett. Hank plays for the Indianapolis Colts.
We hope to see lil Hank wearing his dD wear on the pages of People soon :-)

Welcome Baskett family!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring has sprung at dD!

So many new things to add to the site......this is just one of them!!! I just can not get over this one. We mixed some fun spring colors with the basic knot dress for a little fun. We are in the process of creating the coordinating pant ~ can't wait to share with you all.

The headband with detachable flower is a new dD accessory as well. These are fabulous because you can get a couple of our headbands that have the fabric already stitched in to hold whatever flower looks best with your little fashionista's ensemble. We will have flowers of every color hitting the site over the next couple days!

Happy spring to all of you!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crazy Ride....

What a typical day on the crazy ride of owning a business and trying to raise the next two 'perfect' kiddos! There are so many things to do on the dD 'to do' list and we just get through them one at a time in between all the other work at home moments. It has been a beautiful day full of snow and the Spring samples need to come in the door any minute, we need to get signed up for the shows we are doing and finish uploading the new products blah blah blah - we could go on for pages!
With that said, we sit back and have to think about how far we have come ~ how we have grown in such a short amount of time and even though each task seems as though it takes about 10 times the amount of time it should take because it is peppered with moments of mommy hood ~ it all gets done somehow :-)
Just like this blog post, it is getting accomplished because my girls are playing in the bathtub with ariel, velma, prince charming, cinderella, mulan, sleeping beauty and discussing how they are traveling to their home in Orlando. I sit with my laptop in amazement of their little imaginations ~ life is grand!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My littlest princess turns three!

She requested a Fancy Nancy tea party with her closest friends and that is exactly what she got ~ in addition to the good ol'family birthday party of course. She had so much fun being fancy with her friends ~ they drank tea, ate pink cupcakes, ate sandwiches in the shapes of tiaras and high heals, adorned themselves with boas and practiced their french. What a fabulous way to ring in "3"!!

Think Spring!!!

We are finalizing several of our Spring designs are here are a few of the fabrics we are using. We are adding some color and of course, typical dD flair. We will continue to release several new hair accessories each day as well as our new Spring designs as soon as they reach the studio. We can't wait to show you the new stuff ~ too fun!

Hair accessories....

You can start to think Spring with these new hair accessories hitting the dD site. I will be adding these to the site later today and tomorrow ~ many are one of a kind so if you want it.....get it quick.

Flowers are all the rage this Spring and Summer. You can put them in your little fashionista's hair "as-is" or you can clip to a headband, a simple tank, a hat and more. It adds the finishing touch to any outfit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Few more random disney tips....

Anyone who has been to Disney knows that getting something good to eat is a challenge and getting good food at a reasonable price is even more challenging. When you stay on the property, you feel limited.....we discovered that there are places that will deliver to your hotel ~ all you have to do is ask! Some nights you just want to get a pizza and feed the whole family for $ dominos at 407.239.1221 or ask for the number of your favorite restaurant at the front desk.

Sample Itinerary:

Day one: Magic Kingdom of course! Dinner at Tony's Town Square

Day two: Epcot ~ Dinner at San Angel Inn in Mexico

Day three: easy morning and back to Epcot ~ be sure to let your kids decorate masks and collect charms at each of the countries

Day four: Animal Kingdom and back to the hotel for late dinner...other options are Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex at Downtown Disney ~ maybe a good night to order the pizza :-)

Day Five: Hollywood Studios ~ eat at Mama Melrose's - get to the Fantasmic show very early or you may end up standing

Day Six: Magic Kingdom of course! Dinner at The Plaza

It is always fun to add in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, dinner with Cinderella in the Castle or breakfast with the princesses in Norway....for boys, Pirate training, yoda training....hmmm, have not done too much boy stuff.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Random Disney Tips.....

Minnie loved theMARMONT pant ~ given she could not talk, she had to use some serious body language to communicate how much she liked them.

Here are a few random Disney tips for those of you planning a trip....

If you go to Hollywood Studios on a night when Fantasmic is NOT showing, go to Animation Courtyard and inside the same building as The Magic of Disney Animation you will hit the jackpot when it comes to meeting all the characters ~ very cool! You must also go back on a night when Fantasmic is showing and see it ~ it is great too!

Also, if in Hollywood Studios, you MUST ride the Toy Story Midway Mania ride ~ it is fantastic!

If your children get sick while at Disney (ours did) and you are staying on Disney property without a car, Turner Drugs will deliver any prescriptions to you for a $5 charge if your doc will call something in for you. Their phone number is 407.828.8125 or ask your front desk. If your doc will not call in a scrip, there is an immediate care facility called CentraCare that will provide complimentary transportation to and from their facility. or 407.938.0650.

Stayed at the Polynesian this time.....not our favorite thus far. Still prefer Animal Kingdom and the Swan over Polynesian. Also, I DO NOT recommend the Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian. Sorry Polynesian.......we did love the location and the ability to hop on the monorail!

I will be sharing many more Random Disney Tips as the week goes on.......for those of you care...

Sunday, January 31, 2010

back from disney.....

This is a picture of a saying that is on my laundry room wall.....why not glam up an oh-so-not glamorous event? I share this with you because this has been my Sunday. We arrived home late last night from eight days in Disney World! We had a blast but are a little wore out. I am busy doing laundry, laundry and more laundry...

I will be sharing pics and tips all week on Disney. If you are planning a trip to 'the mouse's house', keep your eyes open for this week's posts.

deliciousDESIGNS definitely made quite an impression on everyone girls felt so special being told numerous times in a day as to how cute they were in their cool clothes....especially when it came from princesses mouths......too much fun!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No TV days rock!!!

As WAHM's, we always look for ways to get our very unrealistic to-do lists accomplished. Often times we think the TV is a good way to get 30 minutes here or 30 minutes there to make that phone call to the oh-so annoying cell phone company or cable know the kind of calls I am talking about....the ones where we go through the automated chaos to be transferred several times to not being able to understand the person on the other line....and then, to be 'accidentally' disconnected.....yes, THAT phone call. Or maybe we are trying to check out email uninterrupted or hang out on facebook......I don't know who would do that :-)
Anyway, I find just the opposite happens when I introduce TV as my 30 minute helper. Today has been a no TV day and the girls have thought up all kinds of fun things to do ~ they have used their new sunglasses as inspiration to be rock stars and perform countless rock concerts ~ they have actually practiced their letters on dry erase boards and created several art pieces. All the while, I actually read an entire magazine from cover to cover after putting away groceries and loading the dishwasher.....priceless!
Now, I must go upstairs as I am late for my favorite mommy treat....mommy bath time with Oprah. The girls will be watching 30 minutes of Berenstain Bears :-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

haute hair fashion coming soon!

I am very excited to share that we will finally be adding hair accessories to the website available for purchase in the coming weeks ~ just in time for Spring and Summer. I met with the fabulous fashionista that will be hand crafting each piece. As soon as they hit my studio, they will be released. These pieces will either be one of a kind pieces or be in limited quantities so if you want it.....don't wait as it may not be able to be recreated.

chicWIPES have been added to the site.....

As a WAHM, everything takes longer than you think it will. Whether that is getting a product to the website or getting the house cleaned :-) However, mission 'adding chicWIPES to the website' is complete. We will be releasing several new fabric designs as well in the very near future. These are 'must haves' for you chic mommies...........add some posh to the whole 'wiping event'....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So many new things coming.... is one of many new items coming to the dD website. We have had a few of these available at trunk shows and we are bringing them to the website as well. They are for the oh-so-chic mom's who want to carry wipes with a little class. Who says bum wipes have to be so vanilla? Why not add a little flair to the fun event of diaper changing or instead of wiping a little saliva on your child's face, pull out a chic wipe case. Please keep your eyes open as they will be available for purchase later this week. I personally keep on in the car, one in my purse and if another baby happens to come along, I would of course, keep one in the diaper bag!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Favorite Things.....

I love when people share their 'favorite things' because many times, they become my favorite things. I wanted to share one I discovered in the January 2010 Parents Magazine.

With all the snow we have so graciously received in the MidWest, we are always looking for fun things to do in the snow. It is a little cold to make a snowman so things like playing on the play gym full of snow, sledding and snow angels keep us busy. With that said, we tried one of the ideas in the Parents Magazine ~ we filled spray bottles with water and food coloring. We then proceeded to decorate the snow with all kinds of color. We had a blast - Enjoy with your little ones!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Warm up the day!

Thought I would share a yummy recipe with you all. For most of us, it is cold and snowing today....for the rest of you, enjoy your sun :-) I had a Pampered Chef party last night to help with one of my new year's resolutions - more home cooked - well balanced meals! Here is a yummy Pampered Chef recipe that my consultant shared - enjoy!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 corn tortillas

½ C. Onion, chopped

3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 oz.)

1 garlic clove

¼ tsp. Chili powder

¼ tsp. Ground cumin

2 cans (14 ½ oz. each) chicken broth

1 can diced tomatoes (14 ½ oz.)

1 can chopped green chilies (4 oz.)

4 tsp. Fresh cilantro, snipped

2 oz. cheddar cheese

4 slices fresh lime (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut tortillas into ½ inch strips using Kitchen
Shears. Place on flat Baking Stone. Bake 7-8 minutes or until crisp.
Meanwhile, chop onion using Food Chopper. Cut chicken into ½ inch pieces
using Chef's Knife. Heat 4 quart Casserole over medium-high heat. Spray with
vegetable oil using Kitchen Spritzer. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes.
Add onion, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, chili powder and cumin. Cook
and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and chilies. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Snip cilantro using Kitchen Shears.
Divide tortilla strips among 4 bowls. Ladle soup over tortillas using Nylon
Ladle. Shred cheese over top with Deluxe Cheese Grater. Sprinkle soup with
cilantro. Garnish each bowl with lime slice to squeeze juice into soup, if

2010 bringing changes to dD......

Have you been in the mood to organize and improve everything in your life? Well, the 'new year bug' has gotten to us at dD as well. We are working hard to clean out the old and bring in some new in many ways. You will see many of our designs being phased out over the next several months and we are working aggressively to bring you some new products. I will keep you posted as I will release each of them on the blog as well as let you know when particular products will be heading into the vault.
We will also keep you posted on some exciting business opportunities we are working on......

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hope you all have had a fabulous holiday 'break'.......all the decorations are put away and we are ready for a fabulous 2010. We have made our new year's resolutions and one of them is to update our blog daily....hmmmm, keep your eyes open :-) Here are a few pics from the holidays......