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Welcome to the World

Hip Hip Hurrah!

Seems the only appropriate term to describe the joy i feel writing my first blog. It’s as though I’ve been waiting decades for the website to be finished. To finally be set free into the internet world. I’m completely head over heels for my website (thanks to my hubby Shannon at August Elements for making this a reality). So let’s see, where to start. There are oodles of ways I could introduce myself. I suppose an appropriate introduction could be the story behind the “childhood delight for twirling”, so here it is.

When I was a young girl we lived next door to a beautiful old farm house with lovely green pastures surrounding it. I used to dress up and pretend to be Anne of Green Gables. I would hoist myself in my long skirts over the fence, close my eyes, and sing and dance and spin and twirl until I was dizzy. I found such joy in my imagination and in the simple act of twirling. Those that are close to me have regarded this memory as a key ingredient to who I’ve become today. I guess you can say my imagination and love for whimsicality have manifested themselves into my custom pinwheels. I’m hoping to inspire imagination and creativity in my son as he learns and grows. Though it will likely be manifest in dirt and bugs and daredevil stunts.

To whimsicality and little boys,

"mmmm, smell nice" says the boy to the flower

mudd & a boy

  • Hip Products

    Look under Samples to see our cupcake toppers! We also have pinwheel bows and several sizes of spinning pinwheels!


  1. Posted 19 Aug &Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:34:46 +000046q0000002010;10 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on your new venture, Debbie! Beautifully written post too. And the site design & photos are gorgeous (of course!).

  2. Arianne
    Posted 19 Aug &Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:29:03 +000003q0000002010;10 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog, pinwheels, and of course Max! Wishing you the best!

    Love, arianne

  3. Posted 19 Aug &Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:24:46 +000046q0000002010;10 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Debbie–please don’t let anyone know I’m replying to a chick blog 🙂
    This looks like a great concept, Debbie–best of luck to you in this venture.
    Hug your man and your boy today 🙂
    And, be Jesus!

  4. Heidi
    Posted 2 Sep &Thu, 02 Sep 2010 11:42:27 +000027q0000002010;10 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Wow! I am filled with feelings of amazement and pride as I look around your site! Sis, it’s beautiful! The pictures are so wonderful! You have an awesome gift in writing and creativity! Keep on keeping on! To hear the joy and excitement in your words is so great! You’re doing what you love! I wish you the very, very best!
    Love, Big Sis

  5. Maureen
    Posted 6 Sep &Mon, 06 Sep 2010 11:02:08 +000008q0000002010;10 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Your first blog is very well written but you left out little girls, which is where your gift for twirling began – in the little girl in you 🙂

    • Posted 6 Sep &Mon, 06 Sep 2010 11:50:50 +000050q0000002010;10 at 11:50 am | Permalink

      Maureen, you are correct in that I failed to mention little girls, shame on me. 🙂 I was indeed thinking of my sweet Max at the time I wrote the post. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.