So in honor of my first blog, I thought I would tell you a little about myself. My name is Sarah. I am what you would consider a hippie....dreadlocks and all! I am probably what you would consider an old soul and should have grown up in the 60s. Ironically, I married a wonderful guy who is the man of my dreams (although I didn't know that when I first met him). You might ask why I say that. That is because he is in the military, an Army Ranger to be exact. So we are obviously COMPLETE opposites. We met through friends and he kind of cyber stalked me, finding me on myspace. We started a friendship online and eventually he asked me to come with him to a party over Thanksgiving. We have been together ever since. After about 4 1/2 years of dating, we finally got married, January 23, 2010.
Of course we totally had a non-expensive, non-stressful wedding. We got married 3 1/2 weeks after he asked me to marry him. I ended up getting my dress while David's Bridal was having their $99 dress sale. We ended up getting married in front of a river FOR FREE. When I had called wedding venues, they were outrageously expensive. So I was like forget that, lets do it at a park. I had recycled material with my mom's tulle to wrap around the staircase leading down to the river and as an aisle since there was Georgia red clay leading to these huge flat rocks. Needless to say, I loved the way we got married. Fast forward four months later....We find out that I am pregnant with our daughter, Kaya. I wanted to have her completely natural and with a waterbirth. Well, she ended up giving me high blood pressure a week and a half before she was due (which was supposed to be on Valentine's Day)....so no water birth for me. I did get my wish to have her completely natural though. I refused epidurals and I had what I would call a pretty easy labor/birth. My daughter, Kaya, was born on February 04, 2011.
Now I have always been thrifty. I would make things all the time. But ever since I had Kaya, my supermom talent has come out of me. I wanted to make a lot of my daughter's clothes. I started making flower headbands and then beautiful little tutus. So I started thinking this is so much fun and I feel like my stuff is pretty good that other mommies might be interested in having some of these outfits for their little girls too. That is when Irie Children's Boutique was dreamed up. I now (in between naps) make cute little things for girls of all ages (and yes, sometimes adults like wearing tutus and cute little headbands too!). I hope that you guys enjoy my blogging about my life and the crafts that will be coming to light through here.