Monday, May 14, 2012

What's in a Name?

Guess what! We’ve got a new name!

When I first started this blog almost three years ago, Trenton was 6 months old, Jarrod was getting ready for a deployment to Afghanistan, and we had just found out that I was pregnant with Charlotte (though we hadn’t let the cat out of the bag yet). Before the blog, I had been sending out emails to friends and family and attaching photos and web albums. Starting a blog seemed like a much easier way to keep our family and friends in the loop. Thus was the birth of Adventures of the Smith Family.

Did you catch the part above about me having a 6 month old, a husband deploying, and a baby growing inside of me at the time I started the blog? Creativity was not coming to me, and so I went with the name we have had the past three years.

But now that this little blog has grown a bit and evolved, I felt that it was time to change the name to something a little more fitting.

Jarrod and I spent the first few years of our married life on Guam where Jarrod was attached to a submarine. A few months into our time on Guam, I met a wonderful lady who was full of words of wisdom. She was the wife of our new Commanding Officer. One of the first things Juli told anyone when she met them were the words that she lived by. One of these has really stuck with me: “Bloom where you are planted.”. The perfect words for a military family! A duty station will be what you make of it. You are the one who makes it a place that you love or a place that you hate.

I have adopted these words for my family, and we try our best to bloom all the time – even through hurricanes, deployments, cross-country drives, rainy seasons, and foggy days.
We hope that you’ll join us on our journey as we find more ways to Creatively Bloom! 


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back From Vacation

Jenny's Little Bowtique is off of vacation mode and open for business again!  I hope to post some new listings in the etsy store later this week.  Right now I'm working on getting Miss C healthy again!  Boo for ear infections!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I hope that my wonderful customers and fans had a wonderful Christmas!  In order to spend some quality time with my family, Jenny's Little Bowtique will be on vacation mode through January 11th.  Thanks!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Simply Basic Designs

Most of the snow that we got this morning has already melted, but I just had to get my little snow bunny outside to show off her new hat!

I ordered this off Etsy from Simply Basic Designs.  This hat is called Sprinkled Pink.  Karen, the shop owner, was great to work with.  She has a ton of hats, scarves, photography props, and other adorable items for babies, kids, and adults.  Check her out!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Cute Little Model

It sure is nice to have such a cute little model living with me!

Any ideas on boy stuff you'd like to see me make?  I'm sure I could find a little boy model around here somewhere!  ;)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Facebook Fan Giveaway

Are you a fan of Jenny's Little Bowtique on Facebook?  If not, hurry up because there's a GIVEAWAY going on right NOW!  One lucky fan will win a pair of those cute little fur lined leg warmers that I posted yesterday!  Contest ends at noon on Thursday, December 9.  Good luck!

Congratulations to Kasey Steele, the winner of our first giveaway!  My little man thought pulling your name out of a bowl was a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Product Line - Leg Warmers

How cute do babies and toddlers look in leg warmers?!?!?!  I debuted this product line last weekend in my Etsy store, but since I've been dealing with a sick baby all week, my blog was pushed to the back burner.

So just what's the big deal about leg warmer's?  Read on to find out!

The top reasons why leg warmers are so darn cool:
- Protect the knees of crawlers
- Make potty training a little easier - no pulling pants up and down!
- Makes diaper changes easy
- Fun for dress up!
- Can be used as arm warmers under your favorite t-shirt!

The first leg warmers I made were for my little pumpkin at Halloween.

Need something to match a cute Christmas outfit?  What about these?

Don't be deceived.  Even little boys can wear these to protect their knees when crawling or to keep their legs warm.

Leg warmers are great because one pair can fit a child from the time they are a baby up until elementary school!  Check out my Etsy store for more cute and trendy leg warmers!