Wednesday, September 29, 2010


First time I caught his eyes open :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Declyn Paul

9 lb 8oz. 20 3/4 inches long. Born 3:37am 9/27/2010.

Monday, September 20, 2010

So fun.

My coworkers threw a dinner/shower for me last night and it was a blast. I am so blessed to work with such a great group of women. I'll be organizing the gifts and taking more pics to share a little later. I have been having some low key contractions all weekend and there are a few other things i want to get done first :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Celebratory SALE.

I just reformulated my shipping policy! A celebratory SALE will be going on until midnight (MST) tomorrow (Wednesday). 10% off your entire order! Check it out at Tropical Blonde on Etsy.

Almost there...

I have 11 days until my due date. Last weekend the hubs took some pics and here are a few favorites.

It's hard to tell but this is one hand from both big brothers :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

I have a logo!

My "little" brother Geoff Tice is an artist (and 6'6" tall hence the quotes around the little part). He made a logo for Tropical Blonde. I LOVE it! If you are interested in having your own logo go to and tell him I sent you ;)

Friday, September 10, 2010

2 weeks left!

Exactly 2 weeks before Declyn is due to make his appearance and we decided to move the boys from their room upstairs to what we use as the playroom in the basement and combine the chaos into one walled off location. Isaac had school for the first little bit of it but Jason loved helping Daddy! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sort, sort and sort again.

I mentioned I that I was able to purchase the remaining inventory of a local bead store at a fantastic price. Lots of stuff was mixed together in types (pewter charms for example). For my new store I am sorting them into more specific groups and trying like mad to take photos! Here a little bit of my progress. I have started now on all the German vintage glass :) Hopefully we'll have some pics of that soon because I think I have found a new love!

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's going to be an entertaining year.

Isaac's preschool teacher met me at the door this morning to tell me a funny story (we've had several so far but this one's great). The new speech therapist that helps out in the class from time to time came to visit yesterday for the first time this year. She plays with the kids and generally gets to know them during the course of the day/year and yesterday she and Isaac were playing in the "kitchen" when he turned to her and said "You look like the Hulk!" (she's pretty tall;). Now, has Isaac ever watched the Hulk movie? No. Read a comic book about Hulk? No. But there it is. Of course the first thing I asked was "did she understand what he said?". Oh yes, not just understood him but apparently the rest of the conversation went like this...

Therapist: "Am I green like the Hulk?"
Isaac: "No, but you still look like him."
Th: "Do I have black hair like the Hulk?"
I: "No, but you still look like him!"

And on it when the director says the therapist is coming the preschool assistants say "Oh, don't you mean the Hulk?" :) Hooboy. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Working on a "surprise".

I AM still here! Isaac started preschool "full time" (the beginning of the year had shortened sessions and half class sizes). He's LOVING it. His teacher is too apparently. According to her he is "totally uninhibited and completely well adjusted". So that's great!

The BIG news:*I was able to purchase the remains of a bead store inventory over the weekend*

Between sorting, taking photos, walking Isaac to and from school while being 3 weeks away from delivering this baby, the blog is going to fall behind a little as you can see :) Don't leave me, though, ok? I hope to have a new shop up by the beginning of next week and we'll have a celebratory opening sale, I promise!