katiedarling: (Lolita)
2008-07-31 06:54 pm

Metro Atlanta/Mobile, AL peeps.

My paypal is overdrawn, so I don't feel comfortable selling outside the local area right now. I don't have the cash to cover shipping, and I wouldn't want to render somebody unable to get their items.

I am, however, selling a WHOLE BUNCH OF BABY STUFF. I can deliver smaller items within the Metro Atlanta or Mobile, AL areas (where I am now, and where I am moving shortly), but larger items would more than likely require pickup (though I can see if I can get help delivering larger items. It's not a guarantee).

For sale:

Pickup:
Simplicity Aspen 4-in-1 crib and mattress (crib only. The converting hardware was lost in a move, unfortunately). $50 OBO (pine color)
Pine color changing table - $25 OBO

Deliver, Atlanta area only:
Evenflo High Chair - $20 OBO
Graco Luv-N-Hugs Swing - $40 OBO
Pack-N-Play - $20 OBO

Deliver Atlanta or Moblie areas:
entire wardrobes of baby boy clothes, sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9.
Lots of 12-month clothes.
These can be purchased as wardrobes ($110 OBO for LJ, listed as $120 on craigslist) or by piece (will discuss price)
Will sell all three wardrobes and available 12-month clothing for $275 OBO

I also have a few size medium Huggabuns diapers in white, green, or blue. ($7 each)
katiedarling: (Default)
2007-09-30 01:55 am

Yard Sale IHA post

I have WAY too much to photograph and post everything, but here's a general idea:
TONS of baby boy and gender-neutral 0-3, 3-6, and 6-9 clothing, onesies, rompers, sleepers, outfits, socks, shoes, hats, etc.
plus-sized, XL, and L maternity wardrobes
unopened AND partial boxes of disposable nursing pads (purchased in an attempt by my aunt to find something I am not allergic to)
Isis pump (never used)
small diaper covers
Graco Swing (barely used)
Arm's Reach Mini Cosleeper
Graco stroller


I have more things, but I am still sorting. I am planning a yard sale, so I am going through everything. So if you are looking for anything for an infant, let me know, because odds are I have one I want to part with.

Yard-sale prices (i.e. really cheap - GET THIS STUFF OUT OF MY CLOSETS!)
katiedarling: (Jack Nursing @ 3 months)
2007-09-14 04:42 pm
Entry tags:

My Nursing Story

My nursing story begins shortly after AJ was born. We were doing fine, but the pediatric nurse was a little crazy. I was an emotional WRECK, after my delivery did not go entirely as planned (some unwanted pitocin after 38 hours, and a VERY unwanted episiotomy), and then the pediatric nurse threatened not to discharge us unless I needlessly supplemented with formula. After a good cry, I made a post from AJ's dad's blackberry offereing ten thousand dollars (in spirit) to the first "boob nazi" to call me at the hospital. Four phone calls later, and I felt much stronger, and my sense of resolve was strengthened. The next time the nurse threatened to keep us at the hospital, I told AJ's dad that I might need him to go home and get more stuff, because we could be there for MONTHS. They discharged us the next afternoon.

Things went alright when we got home. At least, for a few weeks. My nipples were sore, but I was half expecting that. I was NOT expecting the ungodly thrush after I got over pneumonia. I tried EVERYTHING for it - nystatin, diflucan, probiotics, EVERYTHING. I finally combined the medications and supplements (yeast busters, acidophillus, capryllic acid) with a yeast elimination diet, and things got better after about a month.

Then came the mastitis from hell. I noticed the pain for the first time Friday evening. I was going to go to the doctor's office Monday, but by sunday morning, I had a lovely grapefruit-sized lump in the auxilliary tissue, and I couldn't even move my arm. I went on antibiotics, and had drains installed in my breast/armpit areas. I went in every other morning for irrigation and aspiration. Seventeen procedures later, it was FINALLY gone. That was in February, I believe.

I have since had mastitis six times, but now I know what to watch for and how to treat it at home before it gets too bad.

Oh what else? Let's see. I got my first postpartum period at six months, and my adenomyosis is back in force. Likes to about kill my supply for ten days out of the month, but between the Mother's Milk Tea, oatmeal, fenugreek, flax oil, and befriending my pump, I stave that off the best I can.

So, my son has been nursing for just over ten months now, and I doubt that he will want to stop any time in the next year. We both love the experience, and we are both better for it. He's been walking for almost two weeks, and his favorite new game is to WALK up to me and attack-nurse. It's rather adorable.
katiedarling: (Iron Chef Jack)
2007-09-08 10:06 pm

Project Pantry

You have $20 and the following items. You need to eat three meals a day for about two weeks. Your doctor has you on a high protien, low-carb, low-salt, low-fat, and low-cal diet. Eating the same thing over and over bores you. What do you make? What do you buy at the store with your $20?

Pantry List )
Have fun! (and thanks)
katiedarling: (Momma)
2007-01-16 05:23 am

HELP!! Need Recipes!!

I need recipes and money saving tips for this yeast elimination thing (can't get rid of thrush. Nutritionist recommended yeast elimination diet. Willing to try anything at this point....)

So, here's the deal, for the next four to six weeks, I can eat only off of this list, and I am about clueless as to what to make that James-friendly (not super chick foods, not too hard on the wallet.)

Here's the list. I need suggestions.

Also, boob nazi types, if I can't have oatmeal or brewer's yeast, what can I take to boost my supply? ***sigh****

Food List )
katiedarling: (Default)
2006-05-18 07:03 am

Another cut.

I know I said I was done making cuts for a while, but apparently, "a while" isn't very long right now. Here's the deal:

I am in a very awkward place in my life to say the least, and I have a lot of things to think about and worry about and deal with. There is just a lot going on, and I can't deal very well with a lot of stuff - and livejournal has been stressing me out a bit lately. Things I would normally just shrug off are hurting my feelings or causing me stress, and I just don't need it. Right now, what I need is to be surrounded by - and ONLY surrounded by - a few more select people. It's hard to explain how I am deciding to make this cut, but suffice it to say that I need to be "with" people who can understand what I am going through, and who I trust to help me get through it.

Most of the rest of you, I do care about you, and I have enjoyed having you on my list, and I hate to cut you. Actually, it was a really hard decision to make, and I do plan to add most of you back once I am doing better. So I really hope that no one gets upset, hurt, or offended. This is just what I need to do right now to take care of myself.

If I cut you, you are welcome to leave me on your list for when I am ready to start adding people back.

Also, this is my "amnesty post."

Whether I cut you or not, if you feel any desire for any reason to drop me, I won't ask any questions, and I won't be upset. I would actually honestly prefer that you NOT give me a reason, because I just can't cope with that right now. Just leave me a comment, if you would, letting me know you're cutting me.

I hope you'll all understand that this cut is not about any of you. It really is about me, because I really am not feeling like I can deal with a whole lot right now.

Thanks.
katiedarling: (Default)
2006-05-05 11:15 am

More on the Cut.

Halley and Roger: You have two journals. You've each only posted from one within six months. I removed the others. Good idea? Or are you planning on using the other journals?




And my next cut: We never interact. We don't have much in common. I skim your entries, and you don't comment in mine. "Appeals" are always welcome - if you want to return to my list, comment and let me know.
katiedarling: (Default)
2006-05-05 10:39 am

Cut Part Two: Six Months

If you come back to lj after six months, and you want to be added back to my list, let me know. If you've not posted, you're more than likely getting cut.
katiedarling: (LJ - Something to do between episodes of)
2006-05-04 03:24 am

Cut, part one:

Anyone who has not posted in over 50 weeks is being cut. If you come back, and want back on my list, please let me know!
katiedarling: (Candles)
2005-12-09 08:45 pm

My birthday (12/15) and Christmas Wishlist.

A brita (or similar) water pitcher thing. *got from ebay with the money [livejournal.com profile] croshay sent :)

Some paid lj time would rock.

Cool yarn/good yarn. Totally.

A hairdryer.

Polyfill or similar stuffing.

Bobbins for an old singer. Metal bobbins.

Money. Seriously. Paypal is my friend.

Bakeware. New. Used. Whatever.

Crockpot.

Alarm Clock (Digital would own!)

A bottle of prenatal vitamins. Seriously. I have to switch from regular multivitamins to prenatals, and those things get expensive fast! Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] serendipitylove!! :)

Herbal teas, apple cider, and hot chocolate mixes.

Spice rack.

Gift cards. To anywhere. Really. Walmart, Autozone or O'Reileys, JC Penney, Sears, and the Exchange System (AAFES or NEX) are the best. Or gas cards. Yes.

Did I mention money? Seriously. Fundage gooooood.

Fabric and elastic.

Toothbrushes and razor blades (Mach 3 Turbo).

Passes to the movie theater. Cinemark is closest.

A photo album for pictures of my god-daughter.

Framed pictures of you! Yes, you! and your families. I love having pictures of my friends, and I don't have any! I want to put y'all on my friends and family wall. Seriously. I don't care how cheap the frames are, either. My colors are black, silver, and crimson, and I have dark-cherry stained mahogany stuff. so. There you go. Go to the dollar store, get a frame, frame a picture of yourself, and send it to me. Seriously. This is my favorite Birthday/Christmas wish.



Address:

Katie Stephens
100 Edmund Drive
Long Beach, MS 39560
(til Jan 1st)

Paypal email: katiedarling@cableone.net
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-09-22 02:42 pm

Inventory update.

If you're wondering about the inventory for the upcoming season, there's not any.

See, we're down here on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi.....

If you want to help out, there is a donation button on my personal info page.
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-09-19 03:00 pm

Also.

A lot of people have asked what they can do to help.

There is a donation button on my info page. We need a LOT of stuff down here, and it's easier to get the money, go to Walmart, Sam's Club, or the NEX and figure it out than it is to try and coordinate getting packages where they need to be.
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-02-17 04:23 am

It's Up!

Website is back up!!

I am going to be spending some time this week correcting the links and what have you. Waiting for the Web Ninjas to make the navbar all pretty again.

The design team all has separate email addresses now too! :)

Sorry for any site issues. Give us a week or so, and all will be gravy.
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-02-03 11:59 pm

New Additions!

CiCi's BEADS are up on the WEBSITE!

Prices are beyond reasonable. MUCH better quality work than I've seen in department stores for very competitive prices. Go buy stuff!

Also, we are selling Josi Madera's gorgeous Crochet Couture Patterns now too! The page is up, and Shaun is updating the navbar.

We hope to have a consignment option available to other crafters within the month, so keep watching for updates!
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-01-27 05:08 am

Dice Bags!

"Pixie Pouch"
approximately 4x6" bag with drawstring. Single color bag with your choice of drawstring colors. (pictured: Blues/green yarn)
$16

order here! )
Striped Pixie Pouch.
Approximately 4x6" pouch with drawstring. Two-color bag. (pictured: first stripe Royal Blue, second stripe Purples)
$18

order here! )
"Bag of Holding"
Approximately 6x8" bag with drawstring. Single color bag with choice of drawstring color. (pictured: Black bag with Blues/Green string)
$20

order here! )

Striped Bag of Holding
Approximately 6x8' bag with drawstring. Two-color bag.
$22
No picture available yet.
order here! )
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-01-22 01:31 am

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OMG YAY!

The navbar works! And the links work!

**happydance**
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-01-22 12:53 am

More Stuff!

So the following pages are up. Geek Chic and The Navy Collection.

Unfortunately, I am not currently able to silkscreen the shirts. If you want to pre-order anything, I anticipate having the silkscreen up and running within a month, and shirts will go out on a first-ordered first-shipped basis.

Pre-order the Navy Collection

Pre-order Geek Chic
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-01-21 06:10 pm

DICE BAGS!

So, there aren't pics yet, and I am still working out how to make the links in the navbar work.

That aside, go get your geek on!

http://www.geocities.com/drakanjel/dicebag.htm
katiedarling: (Default)
2005-01-20 03:36 pm

HEMP NECKLACES!!!

Gorgeous hemp necklaces, designed and made by [livejournal.com profile] cicisunflower are available for SALE now!

We should have the navbar finished and totally active tonight or tomorrow morning with help from [livejournal.com profile] darktreader.

It's good to have minions of ninjas to do one's bidding! :)

Go. Buy. Enjoy. You won't find these items anywhere else!