Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Custom Hairband

I just listed this fun Custom triple flower or heart Hairband on Ebay...
You choose the fabric & colors!
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View Auction Here

xoxo ~Susan

Friday, February 20, 2009

J'aime Paris

New on Ebay...
I teamed up with my good friend Tracy to bring you "J'aime Paris".
Maki & I were both SO happy to get to go outdoors & do pics for the first time in months!
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View My Auction Here

And Tracy rocked out the matching jewels once again! I think this is the cutest thing I've ever seen!
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View Tracy's Auction Here

xoxo ~Susan

Thank you

I am so grateful for all the kind comments & many emails I received regarding my last post. People like you are what help me & my family through not only the good, but difficult times. Your support & encouragement mean the world. Thank you.

xoxo ~Susan

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Autism Lives Here

Meet Makayla (Maki). Maki is my 6 year old. She is an amazing little one. She makes me laugh so hard with some of the things she comes up with. She loves dressing up, playing barbies, reading, webkins & shopping (yes, already!) As soon as her dad & I laid eyes on her we were in love. Everyone that meets her feels the same way.
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Maki has Autism.
She was diagnosed at 4 years of age. We noticed when she started preschool the differences in her immediately. She met all her milestones right on time. She was talking by 10 months of age. She was reading at 4. We just thought she was “sensitive”. She is SO bright.
But, we do have issues.... quite a few of them. Sensitivities to sounds being the main one. Problems with peer interaction. Some fine motor difficulties. Fixed interests & strict routines that must never be changed.
She has a full time assistant in grade 1 who has such a gift working with children. She also works at home with a behavior interventionist 1 day a week. We’ve seen so much progress in Maki in the past few years.

Meet Jaiden. Jaiden is my 3 year old. This little guy is such a sweet little mommy’s boy. He is my super cuddly one. He loves anything to do with making a mess... really, this kid gets into anything & everything he can get his hands on. He loves reading, music, Dora & jumping on the trampoline. He has the cutest smile & when he laughs everyone around can’t help but laugh too. He lights up a room.
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Jaiden also has Autism.
He was diagnosed at 2 years of age. We knew the warning signs & unlike his very high functioning sister, he had 99% of the warning signs by the age of 18 months. He too, met all of his milestones (other than talking) on time. Jaiden is still non verbal. He still does not respond when his name is called. He does not interact with other children. He is starting to get more frustrated with not being able to voice what he wants/needs. We have him on a wait list for an intensive early intervention 20 hour a week program. Right now he receives 6 hours per week of behaviour intervention. Slowly, we‘re seeing progress.

In all honestly, I feel my life has changed for the better having these 2 amazing kids. I wouldn’t change their personalities for the world. If I could I’d take away the hard things they will both have to endure. I feel honored that I was chosen to be their mom. I’ve learned so much... My wish is that in my lifetime they can find the cause & cure for Autism. There is hope.
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xoxo ~Susan

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fairy Sweet

Sugar3 has an amazing launch that started today! Be sure to check out all the fabulous listings. I teamed up with the amazing Tracy once again to bring you "Fairy Sweet visits the Twilight Market".
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Find my auction here

Isn't she just perfect?
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Find Tracy's necklace here

xoxo ~Susan

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lili & Lola

Just listed... Custom sized (gasp!)
Lili & Lola
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Thanks for peeking. Off to sew!
xoxo ~Susan

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monkeys

Those who know me know about my small obsession with monkeys... sock monkeys in particular. I love them.
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Taken in my kitchen
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Oh, and I love this little monkey too.
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XOXO ~Susan