Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Latest Digital Layout...

(Credit: Valentine Kit - Amore Mia)

This is from the first digital kit that I've designed...I hope you like it! Let me know what you think. If I receive enough positive feedback, I may offer it as a freebie.

Have a spectacular week;)

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I've been running on fumes for the past few days. My husband has been very ill and hasn't been able to help me with the children. He's been on leave since we had the baby and doesn't go back to work until March 2nd. It's been difficult because my 1 year old has a cold that he caught from my 8 year old (that's better now). My 4 year old is now getting a runny nose and my husband a full blown cold that they caught from our 1 year old. My hands feel so rough from all of the hand washing and sanitizer, but I'm trying to stay healthy for them and the new baby. I would hate for her to get sick and have to be readmitted into the hospital. If you could keep my family in your prayers, it would be greatly appreciated! My family needs to get healthy.

Thank You;)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I realize that I haven't posted in a while but as you all know, I just gave birth to my fourth child almost 1 month ago. Well, she had been in and out of the hospital since due to jaundice. She'd been readmitted into the hospital for 24 hours and her bilirubin level had dropped from 20.3 to 12 so we were discharged. A couple days later we took her to the lab to check her level and it had gone up. After a couple of weeks of going to the lab and getting tests run on her, etc...Her pediatrician finally decided to have me stop breastfeeding for 48 hours, pump in the meantime and put her on formula to see if her level goes down. It turns out that my breastmilk was the culprit. It's called "Breastmilk Jaundice". During the first 24 hours, our pastor's wife had called to check on us and prayed for the baby to be healed from her jaundice and to rid my breastmilk of it and we were. I pumped right after we got off the telephone and I kid you not, my milk was white. I had pumped in the hospital when she was first admitted for the jaundice, had to pump while there and my milk was yellow. It was a miracle!

I'm happy to report that she is well on her way to a full recovery. My daughter goes to her pediatrician for a follow up appt next week and doesn't have to have her feet poked anymore. She's been a trooper throughout this entire ordeal. Our little girl is gaining weight and her appetite is in full force.

We are truly blessed and I believe in the power of prayer because ours was answered...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! With the start of a new year comes a new Idea Book... It's Close To My Heart's Spring 2009 Idea Book. To view the new products, simply click on the book above. To place an order, shoot me an email! For a copy of the Winter 2008 or Spring 2009 Idea Books, email me and I will send you a Paypal invoice. The cost of the catalogs are $3.95 plus shipping. You will also receive a $5.00 coupon to be used on your first order. Just my way of saying "Thanks".