Sunday, April 10, 2016

Etsy

JIf you haven't heard of etsy, and I know there are some out there, you must check it out!!!  Etsy is an amazing online marketplace where people create and sell almost anything you could dream up. From novice doll clothes makers to couture clothing creators, beaded bracelets to hand forged silver, rustic benches to amazing coffee tables, you can find it all.

Etsy is where I often turn for creative and unique pieces. It's where I purchased Macy's birthday shirt...


And also where I splurged on her wire name and pink cake stand...


After receiving the cake stand by mail, I messaged the seller to let her know it had arrived and how much I loved it.  I then ended up sharing a bit of our story letting her know the special way I had planned to use it and for such a monumental occasion.

She in turn wrote that she would love to send us fondant cupcake toppers free!!  I was overwhelmed and couldn't believe it!   But come they did and we had just over three DOZEN amazing toppers to use for the party!!  I missed pictures of all of the designs but here are a few...


Like I said... Amazing!!!

They were a huge hit and fit the party so well!!! I can't thank her enough!!

Go check out Pretty Party Details on Etsy and give her some love!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyPartyDetails?ref=ss_profile. 

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

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Liam - 9

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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you