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......