Milestone weekend for my kids

Last weekend my family enjoyed two great milestones in our kids’ lives; my baby girl (who is exactly three months old today!) got baptized and my boy turned 2! It was a very special weekend shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, my family back in Texas was not able to partake, but we definitely felt their love, thoughts and prayers. One of my sisters sent each of them cards – >> Continue reading

Get ready for summer…

with our latest handmade creations! Your little one will be stylin’ and having fun this summer with our newest handmade items! From the cutest baby espadrilles you will ever find to cushy cubes that will entertain baby for hours, we’ve created unique, handmade gifts that you can share with the little ones in your life for just about any occasion. Shop now! PS. Be one of the first to get >> Continue reading

Handmade giveaway for embe fans & followers!

Do you have a Facebook or a Twitter account? If so, today is your lucky day! Become an embe Facebook fan and Twitter follower for your chance to win some handmade goodies! It’s that easy…all you have to do is become an embe fan/follower by March 5 and you’ll be automatically entered to win an embe handmade item – one item each for Facebook AND Twitter! To fan/follow us, visit: http://www.facebook.com/embeshop (or use the link >> Continue reading

1st Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I posted about some party theme ideas I found. In the end I decided to go with a color theme of pink and green and to save the more specific themes until our little one was older. The color theme came about when I was making the invitations. I turned to scrapblog.com to create it because I knew it would give me the stickers I needed >> Continue reading

Use the diapers and packaging too!

My daughter loves toys that make the crinkly noise. She also loves to wake up before us in the mornings but we’re lucky that she will play in her crib for awhile before calling out for “ma ma ma ma.” We usually know she’s up though by the “crinkle crinkle” noises coming from the crib because I always put the soft one in before I go to bed. She only >> Continue reading

Birthday gift idea on a budget

For my nieces’ birthdays, I wanted to get them something extra special. As I do not have any kids their ages (six and eight), I had no clue what would be considered “cool” for that age group. I did, however, remember that they both liked to play “cook” (I was the recipient of many plastic and imaginary foods!) and that sparked a fun idea! Since I already had a collection >> Continue reading

Diving right in

A lot of people are surprised to learn that I’m a self-taught knitter or that I knit at all! It all started when I got married and discovered a love for HGTV. I remember watching a show called “crafters from coast to coast” and thinking that it would be fun to pick up a crafting hobby. I initially learned from a “Learn to Knit” kit I picked up at Michaels. >> Continue reading

Welcome to embe!

Cathy and I are very excited to unveil embe, our online shop offering unique, handmade gifts for babies and tots! I remember one day back in May when we took the kids on their first official playdate, the idea came up to start something together. At first, I thought “it’s just an idea” but after giving it some thought, I realized that there was something there. During our first meeting, >> Continue reading