May, 12

Picnic In The Park

Today I thought I’d share just a FEW photos that we took yesterday at our little picnic in the park.  Ron and I had a picnic dinner and we finished off with one of the pups’ favorite games — FETCH!!!  They had a blast, as you can see.  They were so tired when they came home and slept hard.

I love how they are carrying the Dogzilla back together.  So sweet!

Look at that little eager tongue that’s sticking out!

Tucker taking a little break…

Frankie is too silly!

Longest tongue in town…

They had so much fun and so did we.  I love days like this.  What is your pups favorite game?

Oh! I took some product photos today for the shop update on Friday, so I’ll share a sneak peek tomorrow! Night! ♥RobbieLee

May, 12

25 Random Facts…About Meeeeeeee

Oh! And look at what the Mr. bought for me this weekend!!!  Pink Giraffe Print Headphones… I’m so in love!  I hope you have an amazing evening, I had better get back to work.  I’ll post photos of the craft show soon. ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 12

{a list of…} April Projects

Today I’ve created {a list of…} April Project that I’ll be working on.  Spring is here and I’m ready to get more things rolling forward!

Dolphin Magic Craft Bazaar!  My mom and I will be in this lovely craft show on May 12th from 10am-4pm at Plymouth Hall (3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113 USA).  This show will help preserve our Oceans and Marine Wildlife, too!  I always love being apart of something that benefits our wildlife, environment and well-being.  So, I’ll be busy sewing and making bunches of goodies for this show.

→ Adding “Series” buttons to the left sidebar of this blog.  This way you have all of my weekly/monthly features at your fingertips!

→ I’m working with some very lovely and talented ladies to bring you some wonderful {studio sunday} features this month, so be sure to check back in every Sunday to read about their workspaces.  I bet you’ll find some amazing inspiration!

Cleaning up my studio… again!  I have to do a huge clean every so often, because I just start pulling out all sorts of things at once and admittedly don’t put it away in a timely manner.

Adding some Spring Products to the shop!  I’m making some new things for Spring to add to the shop and I can’t wait to share them with you!

New weekly Series!  I’ll be starting a new weekly outfit series.  I’ve had a few lovely blog, Instagram and Facebook friends ask me to share more photos of what I’m wearing (I guess they only catch glimpses of my outfits and I’m happy to share more).  I know several lovely ladies and gents in our community that do this and it’s exciting to know that we can share outfit ideas!  I think this will be fun and I can’t wait to get it started.

Paintings!  I’ll be painting a lot more this month, so I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of what I’m working on in the studio.  Then I’ll add them to the shop!  Here’s a little secret… I’ll be offering custom Roblin paintings here very soon, so I’ll keep you updated!

Dog Training!  After lots of calling and interviewing of dog trainers, I’ve happily decided to go with a local woman who just happens to live in our town.  She met with Frankie + Tucker on Friday and they loved her!  She said that they were already very attentive and good listeners, so this should be fun.  Since we adopted them as puppies, I didn’t know the first thing about training a dog, let alone two at the same time.  I read books, watched the shows and googled how-to’s with just a little luck and progress to show for it.  I knew that it was not the dogs that were untrainable, it was me and I didn’t know where or how to begin.  So, the trainer is really for me I suppose, haha!  We will be working with the trainer all this month, into next, so I’m hoping for the best.  Oh, funny side note, Brutus thinks he’s a dog, so as soon as he realized that she had treats, he ran up on her lap and did a few “tricks” of his own to get them.  Maybe I will train him along with the pups?

Spring Cleaning!  I plan to go through closets, cabinets and the garage to donate things that we have not used in a while.  We are out-growing our home so quickly, so we need to stay on top of that.

A new site!  I’ve been working on a side project re-vamp recently, and now I’m ready to take it to the next level.  So, I plan to work on that a lot this month.  As you may or may not know, I’m a graphic designer as well!  In the past and until recently, I’ve kept the two sides of my business separate.  I’ve decided to take my freelance graphic design business in a new direction.  I want to focus on small business, like mine, and help them become the best that they can be.  One of the biggest changes will be the name (which I will share very soon).  I’ll keep you posted as things progress.

What about you, do you have any April projects going on?  ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 12

my inspiration boards…

Since today is a gloomy and snowy day here in Central Colorado, I’ve been feeling very creative and easily inspired by many things around me.  One of them being my inspiration boards that hang in my studio.  I recently updated them and can’t stop glancing over.  I love having these boards to pin things like cute outfits, things I want to do, goals, memories, inspiring stories and little gifts from those I love.  It’s important that I surround myself with these lovely things to keep me feeling motivated.  I constantly want to move forward, but not before enjoying the moment.  These boards help me do that.  I’m constantly adding things here and there, too! 

How about you? Do you have an inspiration board (besides Pinterest… ha)!?

Thanks for stopping by! ♥RobbieLee

p.s. the lovely arrows are from Hello Vanny!

Mar, 12

{a list of…} things about me

I thought it would be fun to share a list of things about myself that you may or may not know.  It’s sort of a meet-and-greet if you will.  So here we go!

→ I love to drink coffee when others make it for me (especially Starbucks!), but I rarely make it at home.  That’s probably because I’m terrible at it!!!  Seriously… ask my mom…
→ Dusting is my least favorite chore, because I feel like as soon as I’m done, I need to start all over again!
→ I L O V E to wrap gifts!
→ I’m taking a break from Roller Derby due to a back + pelvis injury (frown)
→ The Mr. + I are getting ready to celebrate our 9 year anni… of being together.
→ Gloomy days make me the happiest!  I don’t know what it is, but when it’s raining and super gloomy outside, I feel my most creative and at peace.
→ When I read books, I usually read multiples at once.  I don’t know why, but I do.  This makes it difficult to finish one book quickly.  Currently, I’m reading 4 books.
→ I can’t keep my studio clean for more than a week at a time.  I will clean it, then feel crafty and the whole place is a sham again… I’m learning to accept it.
→ I think I’m a mini hoarder.  I don’t collect trash or dead animals or anything like that, I just collect memories and the things associated with them.  With my husband being a minimalist, it makes for tricky times. haha!
→ My iPad is my latest obsession…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better.  Tell me something about yourself. ♥RobbieLee

Apr, 10

7 years and counting…

… 7 years ago today I found the love of my life.  I can’t believe how long we’ve been together, because it seems like just a few years have passed.  We’ve already done so much together, I can hardly believe it!  We met while attending The University of Denver (DU) and instantly became inseparable and it’s amazing what you can accomplish in 7 years with the support of someone else.  We lived together for 4 months in Florence, Italy while Studying Abroad and that gave us the opportunity to travel all over Europe!  We went all over Italy to places like, Perugia, Assisi, Rome, Venice, and The Vatican.  We also got to cliff jump, bungee jump and snowboard in the Swiss Alps!  Switzerland reminded us so much of home because of the snow capped mountains.  We felt right at home.  We also made it to Paris, France; London, England; and Shannon, Ireland!  We’ve also been to Mexico a few times together and spent our Honeymoon on the warm beaches of Jamaica.

In addition to all of our traveling, we both have found time to start our own businesses.  Ron started Feed The Bull a few years ago to share what’s hot in the Stock Market.  It’s a great community site where anyone can join in and read articles, post articles and vote on articles.  It really keeps you up-to-date on the Stock Market and other companies.  I’m so proud of him!  Then in 2007, as you already know, I started Chickiedee.  I love to sew, craft, draw, paint and just plain create, so this was a natural step for me.

Right now life is sweet.  We have our home, health, two dogs and our cat.  Soon we will expand our little family and eventually have children, but until then, I’m happy to have my hubby by my side.

{image via Flickr}

Aug, 09

Our 1 Year Wedding Anni | August 9


A year ago today my husband and I were married in front of all of our closest family and friends.  It truly was the wedding of our dreams!  We had a 1940’s inspired wedding complete with the Victory Rolls, Handmade French Net Veil (by me), Zoot Suits with hats and chains, and Cymbidium Orchids.  My mother designs silk flower bouquets and arrangements, and she did a fabulous job on our entire wedding!  She didn’t miss a beat.  She did all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, cake topper, and corsages.  They were better than I had imagined!  I remember how crazy everything was a few weeks before the wedding.  We had so many last minute details to carry out with such little time.  One of my brother, who was a groomsman, broke his arm skateboarding two weeks before our wedding!  I actually had a feeling something like that was going to happen.  I wasn’t mad at all actually, I thought, “This is another part to our wedding story.”  I was glad that my brother was okay and he was kind enough to get a black cast to match the Zoot Suit Tux!  As it got closer to the big day, it seemed like a dream.  Everything was moving quickly and none of it seemed real – then BAM it was time! I remember arriving at Stonebrook Manor at 5 pm to meet my wedding party and my hair & makeup artist, Katelyn Simkins.  I was completely content and not stressed at all – it surprised me.  The 7pm came fast and it was time to meet both of my parents to walk me down the aisle.  It meant so much to me to have them both there by my side during that special moment.  As I got closer to my husband-to-be, I realized that he was crying!  He never cries!  That meant so much to me.  I just absorbed everything, not to miss a moment.  I can remember it like it was yesterday.  Our first dance was “At Last” and our friend sang it live for us and she was out of this world!  Then we did a little swing dancing, ate some fabulous food and had a grand time!  If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a single thing!  Happy Anni Ron, I love you!