The Blakley's


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I’m a stay at home mother of two beautiful children, Zoey and Zane. I spend most of my days wiping butts and cleaning up…but what can I say I love every minute of it. I love the time I get to spend each day with my children thanks to God and my wonderful husband. This blog is about our daily happenings at the Blakley Ranch. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hostess with the Mostest...

You could be the next Hostess with the Mostest!!! Premier Designs' new holiday promotion is just for you. Host a home show between October 9th and November 23rd and YOU could receive 30%, 40%, or 50% of your home shows total retail sales in FREE JEWELRY!!! Hostess Benefits will be awarded as follows:
  • Home Shows with Total Retail Sales of $100.00 to $399.00 will receive the regular 30% Hostess Benefits.
  • Home Shows with Total Retail Sales of $400.00 to $499.00 will receive 40% Hostess Benefits.
  • Home Shows with Total Retail Sales of $500.00 or greater will receive 50% Hostess Benefits

Your Total Retail Sales can consists of advance orders, home show guest orders, and hostess half-price selections.

What do you do as a hostess??? It's your home to friends and family and put out a few snacks. I will come in with my jewelry for your guests to view, try on, and purchase. It's a lot of fun and I will even show you some great fall fashion tips. Get a jump on the holiday season and book your show today!!!

For those of you who have already booked home shows with me during the promotional dates you are already qualified to be the Hostess with the Mostest!!!! You ladies should start showing your catalogue now...your advance orders count towards your total retail sales and could get you closer to earning your 50% hostess benefits!!! Make sure to remind your friends and family that it's a great time of year to start shopping for holiday gifts!!!

If you have any questions about our promotion or want to book your own home show contact me at (936) 348-4133.

Who will be the Hostess with the Mostest????

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ahoy, Maties!!!

It's party time!!! My little man is turning one next week, and we are celebrating his birthday this weekend...pirate style. So slip into your pirate gear and get ready to hunt for treasure.

Make sure to check back next week for pictures from Zane's pirate party. You know us...we LOVE birthdays!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Girly Girls...

Last weekend, we were invited to McKenna's fourth birthday party. Around our house we love to celebrate birthdays. What's not to love...cake, ice cream, presents...did I mention cake?

McKenna's birthday theme was right up Zoey's alley...girly girl princess party!!

All the girls had such a great time. The first thing on the agenda...dress up. All the girls went through an assortment of dress up clothes to find the perfect outfit.

Zoey ended up in a purple tutu and a pair of fairy wings. After dress up, the girls headed over to the tiara station where they could add a little bling to their crowns.

Last but not least, it was time for a little fingernail painting.

Zoey's color choice...purple. What a fun day...these girls had the time of their lives!!

Thanks McKenna for letting Zoey and I be a part of your special day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Eleven Months...

I know I'm a little late in posting this, but Zane is eleven months old. He has grown so much over the past month. He has mastered the sippy cup, he has seven teeth, and a head full of hair. His hair has gotten very curly on the back ends, and I love it!!!

Last but not least, he's WALKING!!! Yes, I said it...he's walking. Once baby boy learned how he's been trucking ever since. He now refuses to eat baby food and really only wants a bottle at bedtime. He simply wants to eat and drink what mom, dad, and sister have. Zane and Zoey's food preferences are so different. Zoey is a meat and potato kind of girl. Zane is all about the bread and pasta. He's a little more picky, but no doubt about it...he LOVES sweets. It's a good thing he likes to brush his teeth too.

Mentioning sister, Zane follows her around like a little puppy. He wants to do whatever she is doing. Zoey has her moments when she has had her feel of when he's eaten her most recent masterpiece. The two of them are so cute together. Zane gets so excited each morning when we go into Zoey's room to wake her up for school, and she always greets him with a smile and "good morning". I have the best kids, and I feel like God has truly blessed my family!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Love This Family…

If you have not read about the Connor’s on my blog your missing out. They are a great family and I have fallen in love with their two children, Katelyn and Laura Beth. This family has gone through their share of hard times over the past year. Their three year old daughter, Katelyn, was diagnosed with cancer. Katelyn and her parents are in and out of the hospital as Katelyn undergoes treatment. They are often away from their youngest daughter, Laura Beth, which is difficult for the entire family. When Christa called me and asked me to take Laura Beth’s one year pictures I was thrilled. When you go through difficult times you learn to really appreciate the little things in life…like a little girl turning one!!!

Let me tell you, this cutie gave me a run for my money. She would not stand up, cried if any part of her body touched the grass, and hated the headbands I put on her head. The heat, humidity, and two bouts of rain did not help the situation. I could not get her to even look my way unless I barked like a dog or jumped up and down clapping my hands. I was definitely getting some curious glances from the people across the street.

However, after a few rounds of peek-a-boo and a tickle here and there this sweet little girl was all smiles!!

Please keep the Connor’s in your prayers. You can follow their story at