Thursday, January 31, 2008


Most of you who read this have seen my website. I like it, I think it's adorable and it matches my blog. Unfortunetly, on the inside, it's a wreck!!!!

Certain information just refuses to show up. Organizing it and lining it is a pain in the ass. You can't change the color because it automatically chages back to the default color when you do. And if the color change does work, it then changes the size of everything. When you add a link it doesn't show up in another color so you don't even know it's there and good luck editing that.

This may sound like nothing but it's a big issue. If your web browser is firefox, all the bulleting that is in my site shows up on the left nav bar. And no, it's not supposed to be there. Words overlap other words and everything is a mess.

I thought maybe it was my web host and the editor within there. I have had that changed over and changed back and it's not the cause. Then I thought maybe it was just a glitch. I waited it out, but there was no glitch. So then I had a different designer (haven't been able to get a hold of my original one) look in my store admin (where all changes are made) to see if she could correct the problem and unfortunately, she couldn't.

The way my template (design for my site) was designed, there is no way she can change the font or anything else. It is also the cause of all the problems I am having within my site. The template was not uploaded properly. You're supposed to have what the designers call a "Style Sheet" and I don't even have that. I have a CSS template. I really don't understand it but basically, a style sheet can be edited and a template done in CSS can't be touched.


So now, I need a new template or a custom design. I have pretty much decided to go with the custom design. Mainly because I can't find any good templates around and also because I don't want to have to keep re-doing my site over and over again so I figured I would get it done right, the second time!

The sucky part, a custom design cost $650 bucks! And that's a cheap one. I'm not trying to hit up the super Pro's who charge you 3K for a site design. I've found a great girl who does them properly and works with many people I am in contact with daily. I have had more then 12 recommendations for her in the last few weeks. Even other web designers that I contact who are overloaded with work, tell me to contact her.

So the bummer is, now I have to wait and wait and wait until I have $650 to spend on a web design. Yeah right! I mean come on, I got 2 kids and a car crazy hubby. There's no way.'

Maybe I sound crazy but it really irritates me. You pay money for something to be right and it's not right. You want to fix it, but can't get in contact with the right person who could maybe fix it. And now you're not really sure if you even want to deal with that person anymore.

So, I'm out the money for that. Yeah, my design is nice until you start going through the content. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A WEBSITE!

Ahhh thanks for listening. Maybe the little angels will come by and sprinkle me with fairy money dust. LOL!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

A very sleepy Baby...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My New Favorite Bag

Here is the new bag that I made for myself (available in my store). Tell me what you think.

Monday, January 28, 2008

YOU PICK THE PRIZE - Bloggy Giveaway


The Pitter Patter Boutique

is letting you pick the prize!

What are the prizes??? Check out some examples below, we have Nursing Covers, Boppy Covers, Binkie Clips, No-throw Sippy Cup Holders, a Personalized Family Tree, Frenchy Tote Bag and much much more! Not only do you get to pick the item that you want, but you can also choose from over 160 different fabric choices.

Nursing Covers

No-Throw Sippy Cup Holders


Burp Cloths

The giveaway will run through February 1, 2008 and the winner will be announced sometime on February 2, 2008.

To Enter:

Visit The Pitter Patter Boutique and look through our products. Come back here and leave a comment on this post saying which item is your favorite.

Who is Eligible:

You must have a U.S. mailing address. You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address. No duplicate entries please.


As an added BONUS...if you sign up for our Newsletter on our site, I'll send you a Gift Voucher for a 10% Discount!

Good Luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Frenchy Bag

Handbag and Shoulder Bag

Read post below for more details :-)

Visit to order

Introducing the Frenchy Bag

Our hottest new item to be added to The Pitter Patter Boutique is this adorable Frenchy Bag. The one shown here is the Handbag but it is also available as a Shoulder Bag.

A classy and stylish new item for ALL women!

Handbag - Measures approx. 11-1/4'' wide x 11-1/4'' tall (14-1/2'' tall including the Handles)

Shoulder Bag - Measures approx. 14-3/4'' wide x 16-1/2'' tall (25-1/4 tall including the Straps)

Comes fully lined with a coordinating fabric and includes 3 pockets.

This item will be available very soon on my website. If you're interested in a bag now, just email me at Sarah@thepitterpatterboutique and we can work everything out. Don't forget to take a look at all the fabrics we have currenly have available and design your own Frenchy Bag.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I've Been Tagged...

My friend Lisa has dared me to answer the following questions...

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Waitress
2. Escrow Officer
3. Receptionist
4. Race Car Driver, ok, I'm lying. But if you count how I use to drive (before kids) and how many times the cops have asked me if I was a race car driver...I should be one. I'd kick ass!

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Pretty Woman
2. Love Actually
3. 50 First Dates
4. BIG

Four Places I have lived
1. Houston, TX
2. Fayetteville, NC
3. Fort Rucker, AL
4. Hopefully Savannah, GA. (we'll see)

Four T.V. Shows that I watch
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Scott Baio is 46 & Pregnant
3. Deal or No Deal
4. Rock of Love 1 and 2

Four places I have been
1. Bahamas
2. Atlanta
3. Las Vegas
4. Washington D.C.

Four People who e-mail me (regularly)
1. Lisa
2. Jennifer
3. Ella
4. Tina

Four favorite foods:
1. Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken
2. P.F. Chang's Crispy Honey Shrimp
3. Pizza with lots of pizza sauce cups that I can dip into
4. Great tasting grilled veggies

Four Favorite Beverages
1. Sweet Tea
2. Bailey's on ice, no mixing
3. Merlot
4. Cherry Pepsi

Four Places I would like to visit
1. Italy
2. Los Cabos
3. Dubai
4. California (anywhere, just get me there)

Four friends I am tagging to do this
1. Jennifer
2. Kristen
3. Tiff
4. Arlene

Things you may not know about me:
1. I have a major obsession with being rich one day.
2. Haven't spoken to my father in 7 + years. I'm looking for him so if anyone knows a detective who whoever those people are that find people, let me know.
3. I love animals and would rescue one a day (or more) if I could.
4. My husband and I met on a singles website.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

The Boys and their toys!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sorry for the neglect...

Forgive me?

Things have been a little crazy in the house. J.Bean has become a master scooter and is getting into EVERYTHING! She particularly likes our magazines that are on the bottom level of our end tables in the living. Why do we keep magazines? I have no idea, it's not like we're a doctor's office or anything. But in our defense, they aren't dating back to the 90's. And just this morning, when I went in to get J.Bean out of her crib, she was up on her knees holding on to the side of her crib and crying for someone to come and get her. Amazing! When did this happen? She is growing up so fast, tomorrow she will be 7 months.

My website currently has me pulling my hair out from the roots! Things are starting to move a little bit now as far as the design and set up goes but it is a longgggggg process. Making it search engine friendly is not as easy as I thought it would be. My major concern right now, is making it customer friendy. I said before that I would be done by the end of the week. Well, I said that last week and that obviously isn't happening. So to be more realistic, lets just say a month. I hope to have my site in tip top shape by mid February. Then I'll be on the hunt for more advertising ;-)

Here's a little tip for all the wives out there with hubby's who play entirely too much golf. [Insert Note to Hubby Here] Babe, I don't (at this time) think you are playing too much golf [Insert Note to Hubby Here] Ok, now that that is taken care of, on to my tip. :-) I made a deal with my husband last Saturday when he went to play golf. We agreed that everytime he goes out to plag, I get to sleep in the next morning. And not only do I get to sleep in, but I am a FREE woman until Noon. Oh, how sweet it was to sleep until I could not sleep no more. Then to actually take a shower before 10am and do what I pleased for the rest of my free time. It was absolute bliss.

Now this is only fair, they get to go out and be with their "boys" for hours while we are at home with the kids. We know we all love our kids but come on, Mom's need a break to. I am not turning this into a male bashing blog (although that's not a bad idea) but I thought I would share that little tidbit with the woman, mom's and wives out there.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Talk about Deja vu...

Dorian at 9 months in 2002.

Jordan at 7 months (almost) on Jan. 6, 2008.

Monday, January 7, 2008

We're Being Featured on Popular Baby Products

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Friday, January 4, 2008

For The Boys

I have added 6 new fabric choices for the lover's of blue. Check them out...

Visit The Pitter Patter Boutique to pick your favorite item in one of these gorgeous new fabrics!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

And the Winner is...


Congratulations Heather! You are the winner of a Nursing Cover and set of Car Seat Strap Covers. Check out the number generator below. The 10th email received was from Heather.

An email has been sent to her to notify her that she has won.

Thanks to everyone for playing and keep an eye out for my next giveaway.

Happy New Year!