Monday, December 14, 2009

Where does the time go?????

It has been forever since I have been on here.......shame on me. I have been crazy busy, which is a great thing:) I survived Halloween...36 costumes. Then managed to design a winter and Christmas wardrobe.....

Winter/Christmas Shoot

I had an amazing group of models for this shoot. I had a lot of first time models which did an amazing job!!! I hope they will continue to model with me in the future. A very special thanks to Sara Collins (Nolan's mom) for arranging my shoot at an amazing farm in Landrum. The name of the farm was Clear View; check out their website.

Also this shoot like all my other shoots would not be possible without my amazing photographer Monica Parkkenon. If you are in the upstate and need a photographer for an upcoming event or just family photos, check out her website!!!

Meet the Models


Alivia is my beautiful niece who has been modeling with me since she was about a year old. I dedicate all my clothing and inspiration to her. She is my little Doodlebug!!! Nolan

This was Nolan's first time modeling with DSL Kids and he did an amazing job. I met Nolan and his mom Sara during the cutest kid contest I hosted with Parkkenon Photography back in the summer. Nolan is one of the most precious little boys I have ever met!!! Nolan is going to be a Big Brother soon exciting...A very special thanks to Sara for getting permission for us to shoot at Clear View Farms and congrats to Nolan and his parents on their soon to be new addition to the family!!!


This was Ashlyn's first modeling experience with DSL Kids too. She did an amazing job. As you can see from my blog...she too isn't new to DSL Kids. She also participated in the cutest kids contest the past summer. She is the daughter of Michelle who works with my husband at Nuvox. Ashlyn is a great little model, who loves you will see from the wardrobe pictures. Ashlyn is a beautiful little girl and I am super excited to have her modeling with me now.


Hunter is very new to DSL Kids. I met her mother Courtney through a little league football team that my husband was coaching. Hunter is such a precious little girl. She is beautiful. She did an amazing job and absolutely loved to wear the Santa Hat:) Hunter celebrated her birthday the Saturday after our shoot...A Very Happy Birthday to Hunter!!!!


This was also Taylor's first modeling experience with DSL Kids. I met Taylor and her mom Cherie through my photographer Monica. Taylor's birthday pictures were amazing and I ask her mom to let her join my Winter shoot. I am so glad that she did. Taylor is a precious little girl with the most beautiful hair and eyes I have ever seen. I hope that Taylor will shoot with us again in the future.


Jayce is the daughter of a girl I used to go to school with. She is a beautiful little girl with a fun personality. Jayce loved the horse at Clear View Farm as was quite sure it was talking to her during the photo shoot. Jayce did a great job...she is precious:)
A very special thanks to all of my models and their parents. Without them, I would just have clothes!!! Also another thanks to my photographer Monica...she rocks!!!!
I will post wardrobe pictures tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Newest Halloween Creations......

This Halloween is proving to be very busy!!! I am very thankful !! I have teamed up with Parkkenon Photography to offer my costumes to her photography clients at a discount. Fun...Fun....Fun.....

I always love getting pictures of the little ones in the costumes I create. I will post a Halloween post with all the pictures after Halloween.


Infant Witch


Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Halloween Tote

Minnie Halloween Tote
Sorry for the random photography...they were all orders, so the pictures vary as to where and how I took them. Now you know why I have a photographer:)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween DSL Style.......

I love Halloween!!! I would have to say it is one of my favorite times of the year....simply because I love to make costumes. The idea of helping a little one fulfill their dream of becoming something else for a day.................................

The following are a few of the Halloween costumes and outfits for 2009!!!

This is just few of the costumes for 2009!!!
Other costumes for 2009 include:
Ragedy Ann & Andy
Snow White
Renisanse Princess
Dalmation Puppy
Peter Pan
Custom orders are welcome as well!!!
Halloween Outfits!!!
This outfit is great as it can be worn for Thanksgiving as well!!! I love multifunctional outfits:)

I love the tree in the above picture!! My photographer found this amazing tree thats roots looked like a spider web!!! How perfect for Halloween!!! A very special thanks to my amazing photographer!!! I love it when things fall into place:)
Stay tunned for a Halloween Festival hosted by Parkkonen Photography and DSL Kids!!!
*All Photos by Parkkonen Photography*

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Where does the time go?.....

Is your little one growing to fast? Seems like everyday another milestone moment is passing by.

They were just sitting up, now they are rolling over, standing, or even walking. Before you know it all those moments are past........

You are watching them learn their ABC's . After hearing the little song a thousand times you find yourself wishing the writter would have been a little more creative:) Now they are counting to 10..then 20 and learning to write. Before you know it......

You are packing a lunch and watching them take that long walk into school for the first time. As they go, you remember the first tooth they ever cut...which now is loose. You remember first unbalanced step as you held your breath...All those times seem so long ago.
Let us capture those moments with you with a special outfit and photos to cherish long after those moments have passed.
There's Still Time
DSL Kids and Parkkonen Photography have teamed up to make those moments last a lifetime. Special packages include...sitting fee, customized outfit for the "special moment" of your choice, and photos. We offer multiple child noone's speical moment is missed.
Call today and join the fun....Now hosting the Back To School Bash. We have extended photo dates!!! Open to children of all ages and reguardless of the special moment you are wishing to celebrate.
Call today....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back To School Bash

DSL Kids has teamed up with Parkkenon Photography to host a "Back To School Bash"!! Sign your little one up today. Leave your contact information with your comment if you wish to have the package information sent to you!! I would love for some of my bloggy friends who leave around me to participate.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What A Surprise.......

What a way to make my weekend.....Two more blog awards. I am so honored and excited!!! A special thanks to Bitter Sweet Moments

Here are the rules for the Adorable Blog Award:
1. Include the award logo in your blog or post.
2. Nominate as many blogs which you like.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I am assuming the rules for the Uplifting Blog Award are essentially the same.

Please take a few moments to connect with these wonderful bloggers. I guarantee you will enjoy your time there.

So, without further ado, I give you my nominees:

Parkkenon Photography
Oh so Pretty! Jewelry Studio
One Day At A Time

Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Additions to DSL Kids....

This has been an exciting week for DSL Kids!!
Let's see....our first blog award; Clothing and accessories picked up by two retail stores; and planning for another Cutest Kid Contest with Parkkenon Photography!!! Wow what a week!!!
Above are the new additions that will be in the DSL Store starting by the end of this month. DSL has always carried mainly boutique style children's clothing and hairbows, but I always had accessories and shower gifts for my shows. After many request.....DSL Kids is going to start carrying accessories and shower gifts in our online store!!!
I am so grateful for the way business is picking up and expanding. Many thanks to my blogging friends for spreading the word as well!!!
I'll have the new information for the Back To School Bash posted soon, if you live close enough to participate we would love to have you!!! (10% discount for my blogging friends leave your contact information in your comment and I get you the discount information)
Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My First Award!!! Thank you, Linda from oh so pretty! jewelry studio.....

How exciting!!! My very first blog award. I am so blessed and excited to recieve the "One Lovely Blog Award" from Linda over at oh so pretty jewelry studio. I love stopping by her blog. She has a beautiful blog and family. Linda also makes amazing jewelry that you find in her etsy shop. I was so excited to stop by and pick up this lovely award! Thank you so much Linda!!!
The rules to receiving this award are to:Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I am sure you will find these lovely blogs as amazing as I do!!!
My List of "oh so lovely!" blogs . . .

oh so pretty! jewelry studio

Parkkenon Photography (my Amazing photographer)

All that is Good

Frugal Mommyof 2 Girls


Jonas Family

SC Street Team

John Deere Mom

5 Silly Frogs

My Cup to Yours

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Two Of A Kind Workign on A Full House

Bitter Sweet Moments

I Know This Much

Baby Makin(G) Machine

Penelope's Oasis

Thanks again to Linda for choosing DSL Kids. I really appreciate it!! Happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Five A Day....Day 2

New DSL Kids Summer Line

Country Boy!!! This is a light blue and white striped seersucker material Jon-Jon with an appliqued tractor. The outfit is also personalized with your little ones name. This outfit is sure to make your "country boy" the talk of the town.

This outfit is a straight-lined swing top with an appliqued watermelon and flip-flops on the top. The top is also personalized with your little ones name. The ribbon straps on top match the ribbon on the flip-flops. The pant is a Michael Miller carnival bloom goucho style pant. This outfit is sure to make your little one the talk of the town.

Strawberry Chocolate Version 3!! This outfit combines a full top with a ruffled jean. This outfit is perfect for dress or play. The pant of this outfit can be combined with the tops to the other Strawberry Chocolate Versions listed in my shop. All the Strawberry Chocolate outfits pieces are interchangable. Makes for a fun addition to your wardrobe.

Wholy Cow the Summer version!! This is a ruffled dress that is great for summer. Can be worn in cooler weather by adding an undershirt and tights. A very fun addition to your Girlie Girls wardrobe.

This outfit combines a swing top with a flared leg pant. This outfit is perfect for year-round wear by adding a shortsleeve or longsleeve shirt. The shirt is long enough to be worn individually as a dress for a totally different look.

Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of the Five A Day Summer Line Reveal!! More to come........Photobucket

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Five a Day........Day 1

New DSL Summer Clothing Line

I was trying to think of a fun way introduce my new summer clothes instead of listing them all at once. The result is 5 a day......I am going to feature 5 new outfits a day until all the new line has been featured. Stay tuned to see them all.

Carnival Bloom
This is one of my top three favorites for the summer line. The top is a ruffled top that can double as a dress. It also comes with a straight legged pant. The primary cloth for this outfit is Michael Millers brown Carnival Bloom. This outfit is perfect for dress or play.

Minnie Mouse Version 2
This is one of my other favorites from the summer line. This outfit is perfect for your little one for dress or play. Taking a trip to Disney? This outfit would be perfect. The top is a ruffled top that can double as a dress or be worn with the pants. This outfit also comes with a straight legged pant. One of my favorite parts of this outift is the Minnie Mouse topper bow!! I love it!!!

Checks and Dots
This outfit combines a aqua gingham check with a lime green and white polka dot. The top is a straight short top with ribbon straps and a ribbon trim around the bottom of the shirt. The pant is a staight legged pant with a ruffled bottom that is trimmed in the same lime green and white polka dotted ribbon that is on the top. Very fun stylish outfit.

Under the Sea
This is another one of my favorites for the summer. The outfit is a A-line style top with a staight legged capri. The outfit is a light pink and white stripped seersucker material. The bottom of the top and the capris are trimmed with rick rack. The mermaid and fish on the top are removeable for easy care. The outfit can be worn with the mermaid or just as a monogrammed top. The bows on the legs of the capris are removeable as well. This outfit is perfect for a beach vacation!!!

A Day at the Beach

This outfit is perfect for the beach!! It is a light purple with a purple and white striped ruffle on the pant. The top has a bucket and shovel and flip-flops. The top is a swing style top and the pant is a wide-legged ruffled pant.

Thanks for stopping by for the first five outfits. Check back tomorrow to see the next five...there's plenty more to come. Photobucket