Tuesday, 6 December 2011

In The Beginning........





When I look at this picture I think I want to just sit on the oposite side of this camera forever!  So innocent and so sweet......life is just beginning and the beauty of the world is just so novel, intriguing and outstanding!  One day I will be old and grey and wish for these days back as I sigh and think "Oh Lord guys....stop arguing, or hurry hurry up and get ready for school......let's go we have to get to dance/hockey/soccer/basketball/swimming/badminton.......  Rushing through bathtime because we took to long doing something else......when really we should be stopping and taking every memory in like a deep breath of fresh air.  Remember every single moment, because one day we will only dream of these moments.   One day I will be old and grey and wonder where has the time gone.....and I will long to hear the laughter of our tiny little kiddies or those arguing voices......to smell the hair of my newborn babies once more and relive every moment. 




Although as I become nastalgic during my last pregnancy and wonder if I will be able to remember these moments....there is something else very rewarding happening.  LOVE is growing between these sweet little beings that my husband and I have created and shaped.  Brotherly LOVE that will never end.......a commradery only a family could build by growing together.  They will have each other always and be there for each other....even when Jeff and I are not.






A sweet Family LOVE that is stronger and more binding than anything else on this earth!  With all my heart this is what I hope for!  This is what I pray for and can only dream of for now.



And an ode to my Sweet Isabel......for now my one and only Daughter.  She Loves with every ounce and every pore of her very being.  She is so passionate and caring, with a spitfire of an attitude that will make her strong and be able to stand up for herself....I know I don't have to worry about this one being pushed around!  ;)  She brought home a piece of work she did at school the other day and they were asked what brings her peace......and her response was (and written on her homework) "Hugging my Mommy!"  ♥ My heart melted and my eyes welled up with water and I said "Oh Isabel....that is just the sweetest thing!" and she looked and me and said "Well you are the best hugger...I love hugging you Mama!"


AND in the end there will be Jeff and I.  When the kids are all grown up and we have searched every part of our soul and taught these children everything that we have to offer.  When they are out searching for themselves and learning of life, and love....making mistakes and learning from them.  Fristly we will be at home praying that they make it out alive!  LOL But we will grow old with all of these beautiful memories that we have built our home and family with......we will have each other and be right back at the beginning again!  xo

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Hand Made Businesses: Are you for them OR against them?

I have to write this blog because I have been discouraged at seeing comments made on other people's hand made business pages regarding wait time and discouragement regarding ordering because of wait time.  Then after reading these comments see that so many other people have so many good things to say about the items they receive and that it is worth the wait!

I personally have a 5 week wait currently and that is just because of the amount of orders we have.  At any given time we have between 80-100 open orders.  We work very hard and I pride myself in the amount of detail and time dedicated to each piece that I create as I know many others do!

Some shops handle things differently.  I know that "Sweet Love Creates" only works on Ready to ship nights and if you miss the item, well then you miss the item.  She does not have her store open, and I honestly can say that I understand why she does things this way!  She has had to remove her wall comment option on her page because so many people have been leaving negative comments on her page and I am just completley sadened by this! 

I read in an article once that "Prop Junkie" put out that the better the vendor the longer you will have to wait.  I was so appreciative to see that someone understood that there are hands that make these items from scratch and if your product is good quality and has superb style....well then you get orders, and you get a lot of them!  Who is going to make it all?  Yes most of the time Mom's....................Mom's who work out of their home and take care of their children, and their families.....so please let's not leave negative comments about how they are choosing not to stretch themselves so far thin that they are no good to the people that LOVE them! 

It is a complete honour to create and make things from scratch to send all over the world for those of you who appreciate it!  And I have just seen too often people making comments that are not necessary to those busy vendors about turnaround time and how they run their shop to manage that turnaround time.

So if your support lands with small businesses who handmake their items, the truth of the matter is  they CANNOT compete with turn around time that some other businesses offer, because they buy their products from overseas!  BUT no matter who you choose to support based on your own personal needs.....their is one thing to keep in mind.......please avoid the public negative comments!  It is not necessary, and discourages those small handmade businesses A.K.A: those Mom's who are at home making those sweet little items for you!

Monday, 17 October 2011

ChicCadeau Giveaway October 17, 2011

1. You MUST like ChicBébé and Jack Rabbits facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner

3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified

4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.



THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:
WINNER: Anne Walthall Lehnick
candyland121@hotmail.com

Buttercup's Chic BabyBand
WINNER: Marina Charette
pmcharette@sympatico.ca

Marly's Chic  BabyBand
WINNER: François Tremblay
sofinette19@hotmail.com

Aurora's Chic BabyBand
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/

Sunday, 9 October 2011

ChicCadeau Giveaway October 9, 2011

1. You MUST like ChicBébé and Jack Rabbits facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.


2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner


3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified


4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.


THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:
Chic HeadBand with Zebra Flowers
WINNER: Natasha Nicholson
natasha_infinity1@hotmail.com
Chic Boutique Boys Tie (in stock item)
WINNER: Marina Charette
pmcharette@sympatico.ca



Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
WINNER: carpark40@hotmail.com

- doula cricket scott




Is contributing a teething bonbon for one lucky player tonight!  Please make sure you stop by after you like his page and say Hello from ChicCadeau
WINNER: Tina Wiebe
wakawgirl72@gmail.com
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/


Nor for ChicCommenter SALE items, please head back to ChicBébé https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
to find all the sales taking place. :D

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The ModStyle Shot

Well this is a first of many Mod Style Shot suggestions for photogs!!! 
My goal is to try and provide photographers with an opportunity to have an entire shoot put together.....something mod, trendy, new, and fun!  Since I am a prop designer I keep up with all the new trends on props and can hopefully give all of you the heads up and keep you updated on the New Mod Styles that are surfacing in the prop and photog world!  With that said if anyone has any ideas they would like to see come to life please feel free to email me at chicbebe@bell.net!  I would love to hear any new ideas or style shots that you may have!!!

For this Mod Style Shot we used the Chic BumbleBee Beanie and NEW bum warmer!  These bum warmers are all the new rave and on top of looking super duper cute they are so easy for you photogs!  Drop on a cute little newbie bum and there is no fiddling with a  diaper cover!  Any hat can have a sweet little bum warmer added or if you prefer and like the look of a diaper cover better, you can also request that!

Why don't we start with how this shot looks like behind the scenes!!

The Talented and outstanding McCarthy Photography gave us a behind the scenes look at her set up for this bumble bee shoot!  It is nice to be able to see a pull back shot of what exactly photographers are doing so that you can get an idea and feel for what this looks like behind the scenes and how photogs are getting their end results!


When talking with Natasha from McCarthy Photography her advise on pairing floors with backdrops was to "Try and keep lighter backdrops with lighter floors and darker backdrops with darker floors" this will flow better and help with blending during editing. 

Natasha used floors from PhotoProp Floors and Backdrops for both of these setups.  In the picture below you can see the actual backdrop and floor images embeded into the set up image.  This gives us a great view on how Natasha eyed and paired up the floors and backdrops.



For the specific lowdon on floors and backdrops you will find below all you need to know to order these combos from PhotoProp Floors and Backdrops!

This is the actual backdrop used for the upper set up and is called:
Grunge 86 527X7 ft
This is the actual floor used for the upper set up and is called:
Wood 57 52X7 ft
This is the actual backdrop used for the lower set up and is called:
Grunge 107 52X7 ft
This is the actual floor used in the lower set up and is called:
Wood 227 52X7 ft

So with all this talent Natasha put forth and the super awesome backdrops from PhotoProp Floors and my working little hands working hard on creations here is the final image!

Absolutely Stunning!!!
So cute and so sweet perfect for your spring, summer or Halloween shoot!!!  Who could resist that little stinger stickin' up in the air paired up with that super cute baby squishiness, one couldn't ask for a more perfect picture!

And if you thought this blog was over with great surprises you must guess again!  McCarthy photography is offering a free download on card templates that go super duper cute with this set up plus two more!  Check out these awesome designs!!!

All you have to do is be a fan of McCarthy Phtoography Page in order to download!!!  Please be sure to leave some love on her page as well!  Is so super fantastic that we have photographers as great as Natasha out there sharing her tips and setups!!!!

Also PhotoProp Floors and Backdrops is having a special offer where anyone that orders the specific drops featured in todays ModStyle today through next Tues at 11:59pm EST using the code ChicBebe will receive 10% off the designs featured. 


You can also receive 25% off of your order to one lucky winner of my super cute BumbleBee beanie and Bum Warmer all you have to do is like all of the above pages, and tag ChicBebe in your status telling them all about the new ModStyle Blog!  Please make sure to leave a comment here letting us know that you have liked all three pages:

Please drop by to these fantastic designers to say hello and thank you for sharing!

How to contact and order your backdrops and floors from PhotoProp Floors and Backdrops:
Email: photopropfloors@gmail.com
Blog: http://photopropfloorsandbackdrops.wordpress.com/
FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/groups/photopropfloorsandbackdrops/
Twitter: @PhotoPropFloors
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/photopropfloors/

How to order the super cute Chic little Bumble Bee Beanie and Bum Warmer:


Additional information I have found that you might find usefull for this photoshoot:

Looking for a Bucket please check this page out: Alexa's Closet which has an outstanding source of all things bucket!
Looking for great big blankets for your newborn photograhy!?  Check out this link: Martha Stewart Blankets

Please also have a look at McCarthy photography's Shop for additional infromation on posing newborns to get that super cute sleepy baby look!!!!





Monday, 26 September 2011

ChicCadeau September26, 2011

You MUST like ChicBébé facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.

2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner

3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified

4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.

THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:

The Chic Maternity Scarf and BabyWrap

The Chic Boutique Tie (in stock item)

The Chic Leggies(in stock item)

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/


 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

ChicCadeau September 18, 2011

You MUST like ChicBébé facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner
3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified
4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.

THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:

WINNER: Shauna Dereniowski
sderenio@gmail.com
The Chic Fedora



WINNER: teachcaw28@aol.com

Cecilia White


Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
To Order:  email at chicbebe@bell.net

WINNER:Stephanie Gower
stephanie@myeyestoyours.com

Cordelia's Chic Beanie (one from in stock)


ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/
Nor for ChicCommenter SALE items, please head back to ChicBébé https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
to find all the sales taking place. :D


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

When I was little..............


Well, when I was little all I wanted to be was a witch every year for Halloween!  AND every year my Mom would ask me "ARE you SURE! you want to be that again this year?"  LOL....and every year I would tell her "Yes!"  The absolute funny thing is that I was terrified of witches!!!  I watched The Wizard of Oz once and that was it for me!  That Darn wicked witch of the west was enought to curl my toes!!!!!   And you know every time I see someone with a basket and a vintage bike you know what goes through my head don't you?! "dun dun dun dun da da.....dun dun dun dun da da"  The spooky music you hear while seeing that scary lady ride her bike by the window!  :D  My husband laughs everytime I start singing when we pass a bike that looks similar! 
Childhood memories and influences last a lifetime don't they?  I think that is why I love this photo so much and am in absolute love with this sweet little creation!  :D  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I had a million memories flood back of all the little witch antics I had when I was little........

You can find this sweet little Witcherella Mini Top Hat Here at my

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

ChicCadeau Giveaway September 13, 2011

. You MUST like ChicBébé facebook page https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.


2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner


3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified


4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.

THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:


WINNER: Rachel Kavanaugh psalms673@gmail.com
The Chic Knome Beanie


WINNER: Melinda
Mew Photography
melwltrs58@yahoo.com

The Chic Soldier Beanie


WINNER: Lisa Clements ravensridgephoto@gmail.com
The Chic Handspun Halo BabyBand
no link as of yet, it is a new item!

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/

Nor for ChicCommenter SALE items, please head back to ChicBébé https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
to find all the sales taking place. :D



Sunday, 11 September 2011

ChicCadeau to be held tomorrow!

Sorry Everyone for any confusion, but I cannot get onto my page tonight so I will be doing ChicCadeau and ChicCommenter tomorrow night instead!  Thanks so much and sorry again!  :D

Sunday, 4 September 2011

ChicCadeau Giveaway September 4, 2011

for me to ensure quickly that you have liked my page please post "ChicCadeau" on my wall via the link provided above. If your name is drawn it will be checked back at the fan page on the wall for commenting (makes things a little easier! :D ) YOU MUST DO THIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT......you can tag your business name in your comment BUT YOU MUST ACTUALLY COMMENT *****ONLY***** WITH YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT.

2. You must come back here and leave a comment with your email address AND your Facebook Name so that I can contact the winner

3. Paste this link into your facebook status https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790 & be sure to Tag ChicBébé in yourprofile status by typing the @ symbol & the business name and letting everyone know you entered ChicCadeau and it is happening right now! ( example: I entered the ChicCadeau Giveaway that happens every Sunday night at 9pmEST @chicbebe, ) be sure to type the @ symbol with no space chicbebe so it shows up correctly in your status. YOU must complete step 3 to be qualified

4. Any and all communication will happen over on my Facebook Page....that is where I will answer questions.

THE 3 ChicCadeau FREEBIES TONIGHT ARE:


WINNER: Rhonda McNabb Spindley
mephotography@live.com
The Chic Cocoon Swaddle Eggshell
Value ($13.99)


WINNER: Whit Pilcher
whittypoke@gmail.com
A pair of Chic Leggies (In Stock)
Value($12.99)


WINNER: Melinda
Mew Photography
melwltrs58@yahoo.com
The Chic Boutique Bowtie
Value ($8.99)

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are looking for posing tips Pleas follow the link below to McCarthy Photography's Store Front you can follow the below link to find and purchase your own posing guide and video from Natasha and learn all her tricks to get those slumber sweet looking photos in your newborn sessions!
http://www.mccarthyphotography.ca/store/








Nor for ChicCommenter SALE items, please head back to ChicBébé https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=340&uid=146984665315790#!/pages/ChicB%C3%A9b%C3%A9/146984665315790
to find all the sales taking place. :D