Name Pillows

The pillow orders are rolling in again, and these are some recent ones that just shipped. The mail clerk saw me walking in with my boxes this morning and she said, "Oh, The Chocolate Zebra is up and running again!" I guess she missed me over the summer.

Bibs and Burps



Teddy Bear Shirt

This sweet bear shirt is for a special little boy named Garrett. His nickname is "G-Bear" so his mom requested a shirt for him with his initial and a teddy bear. I LOVE this cute little teddy, and how the stitches make him look "fuzzy".

Hooded Towel

A friend of mine has 4 boys and just recently brought home a sweet little girl from China. It's been a blessing to watch her adoption journey, and especially to see how those big brothers have loved on their new little sister. I didn't know what she needed or what size she's wearing, so I thought a hooded towel would be a practical gift for her. God bless you, little Emma!
All packaged up and ready to go.

Minnie Shirts

No offense to Mickey, but we didn't need him this time around. We chose Minnie silhouettes for shirts to wear on our recent Disneyland trip.
These glitter sheets are very popular for applique now, and I think they add a fun pop of glam to Minnie's silhouette.
My 12-year-old turned up her nose at the big Minnie emblazoned across the front, so we opted for something a little more subtle. I like the simplicity of the smaller Minnie at pocket height.
 Also, when did my little girl grow up?!
Here we are at the gates of Disneyland, just before they opened. Lots of smiles and eager anticipation...
...and, this is about 6 hours later as the fun is waning and our feet are not having the time of their lives. We still stuck it out for another 4 or 5 hours, though. There were memories to be made.
On a side note, I purchased these shoes (in charcoal) specifically for all the walking we would be doing at Disneyland, and they were awesome! They have Memoryfoam in the soles, and I'm now thinking of adding Memoryfoam to all my shoes. It's sad that I'm buying shoes strictly for their therapeutic value, but I'm not ashamed to admit it.

We did DIY Disney manicures at the hotel the night before. This was Gentry's interpretation - polka dots with a Micky silhouette and a Minnie bow.
Some Mickey treats as a late afternoon pick-me-up.
We had a blast, but I've never been so exhausted. We were only at Disney for one day before we moved on down the road to Los Angeles, so we had to do and see everything. It was fun but SO. TIRED.

Back to School

I'm completely overwhelmed with all the catch-up I need to do but I'll start with what's going on at our house this week -- back to school! None of these items is for my kids but maybe I'll actually get theirs done too.
Truck with Apple shirts
 College block font spirit shirt
 Personalized hand sanitizer - $10

I'll be back soon with lots of photos and a summer review!