A Day of Giving



I have been anxiously looking forward to today for a very long time. Easter makes me think of family, good health, and all the blessings that we have.

I have discovered a passion for painting little peg people:


I made my first set of princess peg people as an item for The Big Latch On World Breastfeeding Event in Aug 2013. I loved giving them away:-)

The second time I made these dolls a friend and co-worker of my husband had been diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to desperately make her something special. I made a little Japanese women wearing a kimono with little cherry blossoms on it. I chose colors and symbols that had special meanings. She was an incredibly kind woman who sadly did not win her battle. I always think of her when I go to design a new doll and all the happiness and joy that they bring to their owners<3

The third and fourth times I made them, I made them for a very special little girl and boy who would eventually leave our country. I wanted to give them something handmade with love. When we have the little boy his set of ninjas, I loved watching him play with them. They were so simple and you could just see his imagination in work<3!!!

Well, after making these dolls four times, it was time to make some for my own children. I made a set of princesses and matching princes for my daughter and a set super heroes and ninja turtles for my son as well as a set of tiny ninjas for them to share. They would take these dolls with them everywhere. I loved and still love watching them play with the peg people dolls. Then the idea struck me that I wanted to let others experience this joy too.

Buy One Give One.

A friend of mine has made incredible soft luvies for a long time. She started
making a soft luvie for an orphanage in Mexico(I believe it was Mexico) for every luvie that she sold.

When the thought of selling these peg people came to mind, I couldn't help thinking that I could use my crafting to help others, just as my friend had. I contacted a hospital and they put me in contact with the children's hospital who said that they would love to receive the little dolls I make. So I made a small order of blank peg people and offered this good to my friends. Surprisingly within three hours my blanks were all called for.

I went about painting the orders and delivering them to my friends and today was the pay off!!!! My children and I brought them into the children's hospital and they were very appreciative<3!!! I really look forward to doing more of this!!!!! Tonight I will put in another huge order for blanks:-)!!!!

This is a picture of what we donated and of my children handing them over:



But that’s not all!!!!!!!!!!

Go big or go home right?

I went in for a hair cut and was wanting to chop off my hair for summer….well…if I was going to chop off 6″ might as well make it 8″ and donate it!!!! So that’s what I did!!!!!



It feels so incredible to give<3. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to give in so many ways. I will have sweet dreams tonight of children playing with dolls I hand painted and of hair that will be given to someone who does not have any.



Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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