In My Easter Bonnet

In high school we had to do a project for choir where we went to the elementary school and sang some songs with the students. One of the songs that we did was “In My Easter Bonnet.” At least I think that was what it was called….I don’t really remember much about the song, but I do remember that my bestie Emily and I went to Wal-Mart and asked them to donate the artificial flowers that had fallen off the stems for our project. They looked at us like we were a little crazy but they did give them to us. We stayed up late into the night gluing the flowers onto the bottoms of Styrofoam bowls and tied ribbons to them for all the kids to wear as Easter bonnets. Haha. Good times.

Anywho, check out these cute bonnets! Whether for Easter, special occasions, or just keeping the sun off your little one’s precious skin there are so many cute styles. I am loving the ones with the extra large rims and the ones that you don’t have to tie. Check out some of the shops for boy styles too. (Click on the picture to get to the listing.)

My Kids Drawers

Tea With Alice


Bows and Giggles

Susie Q

bella sol bebe

Pretty Baby Bowtique

Mulberry Shop

4 Penny Girl


Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here and this rainy dreary day is perfect for cranking up the music and getting some spring cleaning done. I think I am going to tackle my bedroom. After that Miracle has requested baking chocolate chip cookies and I’m sure a cup of chai will be in order.

Happy Cleaning!


Kitchen Gloves Diva Style

Cotton Crocheted Dishclothes

Laundry Soap Powder

Reusable Cotton Swiffer Cover

Gourmet Glam Apron

Organic Botanical Room Spray

2 Sided Dusting Mit

Finally, It’s Giveaway Time!!!

(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, and stay tuned for more coming up!)

Yeah! I am so excited. I have been teasing my facebook fans about a giveaway for some time now. I knew that I wanted to do a onesie, but I have been so busy I just have not had time to make up new ones. Yesterday and today I finally made myself focus, and cranked out a bunch of new onesies.

I made these ones for Evangeline. I wanted to get the pictures taken before the sunlight went away (even though they still didn’t turn out that great) so I took the pics before I did the stitching around the edges. I’ll post more pictures later so you can see the finished product. I always think they look so much better with the stitching.

Then I made this one for the etsy shop. It is a tshirt instead of a onesie. You can click on the picture to see the listing.

I made this one for etsy too, but it isn’t listed yet. I still have to do the stitching.

There are a few more onesies in my etsy shop, and you can also see pics of all the ones I have done on my facebook page (the elephant is my favorite).

So, are you ready for the giveaway?!?!?! I am giving away one longsleeved onesie size 6-9 months. You can choose one of the following two onesies. I made the sweet little birdie for the girls, and the tie for the boys.

What do you have to do to enter? Leave a comment. That’s it. Let me know how excited you are, how much you hope you win, or maybe which one you would choose. (Heck, I may even be persuaded to let you pick a different one from my etsy shop if you ask nicely.)

Want more chances? I’m going to give you lots. This giveaway is a bit of a promotional thing for me, so the more you help me get my name out there, the more chances you’ll have to win a onesie. Please leave a comment for each of the following things that you do.

1. Follow my blog. There is a spot in the sidebar on the right where you can enter your email.

2. ‘Like’ LoveAlways, XOX on Facebook.

3. ‘Share’ LoveAlways, XOX on Facebook.

4. Comment with your favorite item in my etsy shop.

5. Share one of my etsy items on your facebook page. Comment with the item that you shared.

6. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a link to your blog post.

7. Share this giveaway on Facebook.

Is that enough? There is potential to have your name in this drawing eight times. Crazy! I will use to draw a winner next week. The giveaway ends Tuesday March 15th at midnight. Unfortunately this giveaway is open to US residents only. Sorry!

A Chai Affair

I am in love with Chai tea. I don’t drink coffee and I’m not addicted to Diet Coke, but chai is my weakness. I’m afraid it is turning into a bit of an obsession.

Chocolate Chai? Have I been living under a rock?!


Andrew got this for me a couple years ago and it is so amazing! Best chai ever.

yum. Vanilla Chai!

I could taste chai all day!

Apple Chai too?!

Some chai shortbread to go with my tea.

My Mantra


Pounce- Just Sold

I am so excited to have made three sales from my Etsy shop this week! I just recently reopened LoveAlways, XOX on etsy and it has been a process for me getting new pictures for my items and relisting everything. It is fun to see my work starting to pay off, and I am looking forward to the future and getting some new projects ready for sale.

To celebrate my sales, I want to share another etsy search item with you. Pounce – Just Sold, shows you items that have been recently purchased. I like seeing what other people are buying, finding new shops, and seeing other’s creative ideas. (Click on the image to link to the seller’s etsy shop.)


The Funky Owl


Sit, Stay, Smile


Chique' Showoffs


Sugar Fresh


House Of Peltier


Pounce – Undiscovered

Etsy has a search function where you can look at new shops that have not yet made a sale. It can be a little addicting. I love seeing all the new shops and finding new things to want. Here are a few fun shops I found tonight (you can click on the image to link to the item):


Blooming Accent


A Little Touch of Heaven


Gould Threads


Rachelle Sizemore


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Thursday Treasures

I really have not had extra time to blog lately with new baby and all 🙂 But I still want to share some sales with you! Check out the Handmade MN blog for some weekend deals!

(I’m taking part in the sale too! Get free domestic shipping on all t-shirts and onesies Nov. 13-15th at LoveAlways, XOX)

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