December 7, 2011
November 14, 2011
Our newest item is unlike anything you have seen! And my two biggest fans really love them!(my kids, of course.) Especially because Ryan's is orange and he is kind of obsessed with all things orange right now.
They are personalized BIG NAME Bath Towels!
These personalized towels make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, housewarming. . . and just because.
Click over to our Cantaloupe Corner Etsy Shop to see what colors we have available.
I would love to hear what you think about our newest addition.
November 4, 2011
Check out this new fun tee in our Etsy Shop to see what colors, sizes, and numbers are available.
This adorable birthay tee will look better with each wash and it is all 100% cotton and, like always, has no ink or paint. The shirts are the highest quality available and they are super snuggly soft.
November 1, 2011
(I like to get my shopping done long before the crazyness of the big day. Saves a ton of stress. And less stress = happy mom. )
And if you need a little discount to help you out (because everyone can use a little boost this time of year) enter code URGRAND to enjoy 15% off through Novemeber 13th!
And the best part. . .
All of our newest ink-free t-shirt designs are hanging out over there. Just waiting for someone like you to keep them company. Because they are cool like that.
There's great stuff for your little Ninja, Robot, Dinosaur and Truck lovers. And our newest Pro-Life bodysuit is there too.
I'm so happy to be back!
October 31, 2011
I have one more design to show off and the subject matter is very close to my heart. I have been anticipating the launch of this new design for over a year and it is finally ready!
The subject of our newest design is Pro-Life.
I have had the privilege to hold 3 of my own precious little miracles only seconds after they were born. I have looked into their eyes and each time I am taken back by the eyes that are looking back at me. They aren't just little eyes but they are gateways to little souls. They are little people. Little, tiny, helpless, adorable, innocent people that need someone like me to take care of them until they are able to care for themselves.
The only difference between a baby in the womb and a baby in a mother's arms, and a child running through the back yard is TIME. The child is the same person through the whole process.
I will never be able to understand how a mother can abort a baby for her own convenience. From the second she makes the decision to have unprotected sex (or if protection fails) and that baby is conceived, God gives her a gift that is more precious that anything in the world. Whether it is an accident or not, a baby is special. That sweet precious baby should be able to live and enjoy life, not be snuffed out due to embarrassment or so the mother can have a more convenient lifestyle.
It's only 9 months.
For any mother out there that thinks they can't put that sweet little infant up for adoption instead: It's only 9 months out of an entire lifetime. And that 9 months is a small sacrifice for that baby and also for that mother who is not able to have children of her own. I have seen MIRACLES in lives of my friends because of those mothers that chose to have their babies and give the greatest gift to a barren mother. It touches the lives of more that just her. It touches her family and friends and enriches the lives of everyone who will get to know that precious child throughout his or her life.
I have had close friends that were adopted as babies and they are immensely grateful that they were given a good life, and even more grateful for the simple gift from their birth mother to let them live.
I hope everyone has a great Halloween! Take those precious kids out trick-or-treating and be thankful that they are alive and that they fill your heart with so much love!
October 28, 2011
October 25, 2011
October 21, 2011
I have this amazing sister-in-law that does my hair for me. She took me with her to CosmoProf so I could pick out the color. I was really nervous to go so bright but I needed a change and I haven't change my hair color in a while.
Back in the day, when I was in high school and college I had my hair every color from platinum blonde (which I LOVED) to dark brown. I must have been missing my wild side becuase wow this color is vibrant! But I am loving it.
And BTW, if you haven't already done it yet, join our Cantaloupe Corner Facebook page to be the first to see and purchase our brand spankin' new designs!!!
October 6, 2011
For all of you non-Harry Potter nerds, these are the magic words Harry says to open the Marauder's Map to see where everyone is in Hogwarts. "I solemly swear I'm up to no good."
I may have to put this on a t-shirt for my second son, the mischief maker.
And I have to mention that whenever me and my hubby have the boys in bed and we are in the mood for a good movie, 9 out of 10 times I will pick out one of our Harry Potter movies. I watch them over and over and I can't get enough.
What other story gives you loyal friendships, combining against evil, fighting for what is right and good? With all the junk out there on TV these days it's great to find a story with real values.
But we still argue about who Harry should have ended up with. Hermione or Ginny?
September 25, 2011
This is Ryan. He is my second son and he just celebrated his 3rd birthday!!! (WOO HOO!)
It’s become a tradition for me to make a new shirt for each birthday boy, just because I can, and it’s fun!
Last year he wore “Choo Choo I’m 2!”
This year I tried something new and added a layered #3 applique for a vintage-ish look. His favorite color is orange so we chose and orange 3. I love how it turned out and he loves it too. It has quickly been added to his list of favorite shirts, which is hard to do since he wears orange shirts every day. no joke.
I’m glad he is broadening his horizons with a little bit of navy blue.
--Since I trust your opinions I wanted to see if you would like to see his layered applique birthday shirt in my shop when I reopen. Yea or nay?
I can make this shirt with any number on it, as long as your boy or girl can fit into our Cantaloupe Corner sizes (currently 12m to 6T toddler t-shirt sizes).
Here’s my birthday boy: He’s about 7 months old in this pic.
This cute little guy has been my model since he was just a baby:
Time flies. I can’t even believe this is the same kid! And I can’t believe I have had my own business for almost 3 years!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I just ordered a bunch of new blank tees! What does that mean? Cantaloupe Corner will soon be open for business again! Keep watching for more details to come.
August 25, 2011
Simon is just finishing his 3rd week in school and he is loving every second. He comes home happy and exhausted every day. Every day he has new stories and lots of new questions. I am so proud of him and his endless ambition to learn everything he can!
I had so much fun making Simon new t-shirts to wear to school. Since I knew I wasn't going to be selling these I didn't have to be completely original in my designs. In fact, one of my favorite shirts I finished was a copy-cat of a great shirt I found at Nordstrom.com
Excuse the wrinkles. I had to grab these from my son's clothes pile and snap shots before the baby woke up. I think the wrinkles add to the vintage look. don't you?
Here is the original tee from Nordstrom:
I learned a new technique to get the vintage style ink-printing on dark colors. It worked really well and it left the shirt so soft, almost like there was no ink at all. I used the same technique on 2 other shirts as well. It's. . . EPIC!
I'll post those shirts as soon as I get caught up on my pile of laundry, a.k.a Mount Washmore.
August 13, 2011
All of you moms with 3 or more kids, you have my respect. This mommy business is tough. But the madness is great too! We are enjoying every minute of time with our new (now 2 month old) baby. We are at the stage right now that we can venture out into public for short bursts of time without him crying inconsolably. There is no calming down this child when he is hungry. And he is hungry all the time. This week we took him in for his 2 month checkup and he weighed in at a hefty 15 pounds! Yes, this kid likes to eat.
July 23, 2011
Simple, quick, cheap, and fun! You have to try this!
July 19, 2011
July 2, 2011
To make things even more fun, I also celebrated my 10 year high school reunion! I always wanted to show up to my class reunion looking better than when I was 18. Thin, fit, successful, rich, with super powers.
In reality, I'm 15 pounds heavier than normal because I just had a baby, my body is stretched and wrinkled, and my successful career consists of changing diapers and wiping up spit up (It's not glamorous but I love it!)
The reunion that I have dreaded for the last 10 years turned out to be not so bad. I actually had a great time seeing old friends that I have lost contact with, and others that I "see" on facebook everyday. I had to drag my hubby came with me, and since he graduated from the same small high school (my graduating class was only about 170 students) he met up with some of his long lost buddies too. Good times.
All I'm trying to say is that I love this small town and the people who live here.
Monday is Independence Day and since I am a t-shirt making kind of woman I decided to throw together some new 4th of July shirts for my older boys. I thought you might like to see what my kids will be sporting to enjoy the festivities of this weekend.
Land of the Free
Because of the Brave
(It's much easier to read in person, I promise.)
The eagle and stars are printed with dye remover and the words are in white and silver ink.
June 6, 2011
May 20, 2011
April 29, 2011
What a fabulous day for a special sale! While you are surfing the net and reading up on the latest gossip about Prince William, take a minute to drop by Cantaloupe Corner and use your special 25% discount code.
Use code FRUITY25 to get 25% off you purchase today and tomorrow!
Get your child a high quality, ink-free tee for 25% off!! That's sounds like good news to me!
This is the best deal of the year on our premium quality shirts! In fact, it's the best deal we have ever had!
The 25% off coupon is good for today and tomorrow only, April 29th and 30th. Tomorrow will be the last day to shop for the spring/summer season so if you need a shirt for a birthday party, baby shower, or just for running around in the summer sun, get your orders in now!
April 28, 2011
Today's Deals of the Day are:
April 26, 2011
Also, FYI, we are completely sold out of orange t-shirt in size 2. If you have a little tyke that wears that size we still have 5 other fun colors to choose from. Thanks!
Now, without further ado. . .
Today's sales are: