Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I'm Crying As It Goes

Well, I'm not really crying. I'm actually rejoicing! I've been cleaning out our elder son's room, and that means getting rid of a lot of fabric. I'm in the mode of "if you haven't used it in a year...if you don't think you're going to use it in the coming year, get rid of it!!!". So, I'm selling off my fabric! I have a LOT of fabric! We're talking something like 6-8 Rubbermaid tubs full. What I am selling off fills two laundry baskets. Can you believe it??? I used to have about 14 tubs of fabric, so I think I'm doing pretty well.

Anyways, in my Ambrosia Delights Etsy shop, I have begun listing fabric to destash, so that we can make room for our new little guy (who's already here, but he keeps getting more gifts from our lovely friends and loved ones), and to raise money for his adoption fees.

Here's some of what's there:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

We're Closing Shop and Destashing!!!

We are a little sad to announce that we are closing our "Ambrosia Delights" shop. We have not had a whole lot of business there, and we just got a 19 month old boy whom we are hoping to adopt, SO, we think that it would be best to shut down the Ambrosia Delights shop, and just keep the Rio Oso Designs shop open, and keep doing the blog (The Downtown Boutique).

We are making room for our new little guy, and we are also trying to raise money for the adoption fees (appx. $500), so we are having a "Destash for Cash/Going Out of Business Sale".

We have marked everything down by 10%, and we also have a LOAD of fabric that we are destashing. I also have a ton of patterns that I will try to list if I can. I am not sure I want to list everything if it's just not going to sell. So, if you're interested, please come on over to my shop:

Ambrosia Delights

God bless,

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We're Celebrating 100 Posts on The Downtown Boutique

Hello! It's Thursday, and life has been a little busy for us lately! With a new 19 month old boy in our home, whom we are hoping to adopt, our lives have been turned a bit topsy-turvy. So now we have a teenager and a toddler!! We also babysit a 2-1/2 year old boy, but his last day is this week, so I'm a bit relieved.

Thank you all for your prayers for and comments about precious Lilly. She is a little 9 month old girl at our church, who has leukemia. She has been in and out of the hospital since mid-December. She has two older brothers, and her momma and daddy, who have really felt the pain and stress of this illness. We encourage you to continue to pray for them all.

I wanted to let you know about a wonderful giveaway we are doing on our other blog, The Downtown Boutique. We are celebrating our 100th post by giving away 10 wonderful prizes! I hope that you will take a moment to stop by over there and visit.

Also, I'm sure noticed the change in appearance here on this blog. I have been doing some experimenting, and I'd love to know what you think of the new appearance. If you're interested in a "face-lift" of sorts for your blog, please email me and we'll talk!

Oh! I also wanted to mention that I have quite a bit of girls' "boutique clothing" that I have sewn, hanging in our new son's closet. I would LOVE to sell it, so that we can have space for his things. I will post some photos here of the things I have. If you are interested in any of them or would like to know sizes, please let me know. We live in a tiny two bedroom apartment with all four of us, so we really need to make some space!






Have a great day!


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

An Update on Lilly, As Of June 3, 2008

Good morning! It's been a while since I've done an update on Lilly, because our life has just been a little crazy. Since we now have a little 18 month old boy, whom we are hoping to adopt, our lives have been turned a little upside down. But we love it.

Here is the update in the words of Lilly's Mom:

Lilly has a big day today.....the boys and I are taking Lilly to the surgery center where she will be getting a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap where they inject chemo into her spinal fluid. When that is all done we will all go to the clinic where she will be getting two different kinds of chemo pushed through her main line. Then to top off the day she will get a dose of steroids, which she will have to take twice daily for five days. Not much fun. Lilly has been doing great the last few days. She's been eating well, and sleeping through the night by herself in her room, which is big!! Her gift for being loud has only increased, which makes us all laugh. It also makes dinner time an experience due to the boys thinking they can be loud as well!! I wouldn't change any of it, it's good to be home!!Please pray for Lilly that she will make it through today with good spirits, along with the boys and me. Also that her bone marrow biopsy will come back clear and cancer free. As always please pray that God would give Lilly total and complete healing. I will update you all later this week to let you all know how our day went.

Thank you for praying for this precious one. We saw Lilly and her family in church on Sunday and we were thrilled with how good Lilly looked!

God bless,

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Patriotic Minnie 5 Piece Outfit in Size 4/5

This one of a kind outfit includes a very full, elastic waistband twirl skirt embellished with red ric rac and patriotic colored buttons, comfy elastic waistband crop pants, an appliqued tank top (with a removable bow---easy for washing!), and 2 gorgeous boutique hairbows to match.
Only one available!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Update on Lilly as of April 22, 2008

Here is the latest update from Lilly's mommy:

Yea it's all done!!! Lilly finished her last dose of high methotrexate. We were able to come home on Sunday afternoon. At this time she seems to be doing pretty good. Her bottom looks great!!! (thank you to all who have been praying) Her mouth sores seem to be okay but I can tell that more are coming.

The plan for now is to wait for her counts to come up than we go in for five days of chemo. We've had this type of chemo before and she seems to do pretty well. We have only six more hospital stays and we all can't wait for the day when we can do only clinic visits.

Please pray for Lilly, I think she might be coming down with a cold. We just need her cold free before she starts her next round of chemo. The next round of chemo will make her counts zero, so really important that she gets rid of any flu bugs.I will update again when I know when we will go back to the hospital. Thank you again for your continue support and prayers.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Update on Lilly -- March 13, 2008

Another prayer request...

Lilly's Mommy took Lilly into the Dr. yesterday after noticing a little mound on her stomach. It was diagnosed by the Dr. to be a hernia. This appears to be unrelated to the cancer or chemo at this point. Today when they get to the hospital they will be getting an ultrasound to further diagnose this and determine a treatment plan.

The huge prayer request now is that they will find a treatment for it that won't require surgery. If Lilly needs surgery it will delay her chemo treatment, cause another risk for infection, and all the other scary things that come along with surgery. Her little body has been through enough, so lets pray that there is another alternative. The good news is that it isn't infected, and it doesn't seem to be causing her any pain.

The plan today was to start phase 3 of her chemo, and for her to have a spinal tap and a bone marrow draw to make sure she's still in remission. I will send another update today or tomorrow when they know what the next plan is. Please continue to pray hard for this little girl!!! I know this will all be over soon for them, but it can feel like an eternity when you're in the middle of it. Keep praying for everyone to stay strong.

Thank you for continuing to pray for this sweet little baby from our church. I know that God has been working miracles in her life, and we will continue to pray.