Sunday, July 22, 2012


I was so excited to wake upt his morning and find that Little Snugglies by Val is now a member of the EtsyKids Team! The EtsyKids team is a diverse group of talented and dedicated Etsy shop owners making items for babies, toddlers, and children. All items are focused on kids and they are all handmade. All items sellers can be found on Etsy and it is a great way to narrow your Etsy search when looking for great kids items! Right now the EtsyKids website is featuring a shopping guide that is excellent for back to school and gift ideas. The EtsyKids blog is also a great source of information.

Again I'm honored to be a part of this group. Love to see how LSBV is continuing to grow. I love networking! Are any readers here a part of EtsyKids? I'd love to network with you as well! For everyone else, happy shopping, and happy Sunday!

Friday, July 20, 2012


So sad to see the news headlines from Aura, Colorado this morning. Prayers to the families of the victims and to all of those that were injured and there to witness such a tragedy. What is the world coming to?

Have a good Friday everyone.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It has been a very LONG time!

Hello everyone! How have you been? I can't believe I haven't updated since November! Wow! It has been a very busy Winter and Spring for the Little Snugglies by Val Family. My hubby returned from his deployment in February and we didn't have long until it was time to PCS from Arizona to Illinois. The move was crazy, getting our Arizona house rented was stressful, and we received some happy news! We are expecting baby # 4 due January 4, 2013! We moved into our new house on Scott Air Force Base in June and have been getting settled ever since. Getting my studio back up and running has been a challenge. Trying to find a good area in the house and keep up with order, model ideas, book keeping, you name it! August will be a busy month for us as well as hubby starts his TDY rotations, and my oldest two kiddos start 1st grade and preschool. My two year old will be my sidekick :). We also should find out the gender of our baby on August 2nd! :)

So, that is the reason for such a long hiatus. I have some good ideas to revamp the blog. I'll start with regular posts tomorrow. I'm going to be focusing on back to school items. If you are an Etsy shop owner and have some great back to school products please leave a link to the item in the comments.

The Etsy shop has lots of new items. A back to school sale will Start August 1, 2012 allowing all shoppers to receive 10% off of your orders through August. Also, our facebook page is currently being promoted today by Model Life Magazine! Several of the models that I use are featured in this publication, and I highly recommend it to keep up with the latest in kids boutique apparel and modeling! If you head over to their Model Life Magazine Blog you will see instrucitions with how to win a $50 gift credit to my Little Snugglies by Val etsy shop. This is a great deal!

Okay, more to come soon! Hope to hear from you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

I've had a crappy Monday this far. How about you? Hoping for a better week! In LSBV world I'm starting to reveal the new Holiday Collection. I posted pictures today for Mr. Reindeer. Who doesn't love a Rudolph hat? :) What are some of your favorite items for the holidays? Are you ready to decorate your house? I sure am not ready!

More soon!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Salute to Veterans

One of my Etsy Military Wives team members created this wonderful treasury in honor of Veteran's Day. Check out the items featured!

'Veteran's Remembered' by treasuresinanattic

11-11-11. Remember our Veterans, no matter when, where, or why. If your country is FREE, thank a Veteran.

Vintage - Soldier Boy - The...

Unconditional Surrender - Ar...

Red Poppy art Flower Print f...

Touching History

Woman Veteran Pewter Pin ...

Vintage Military - Rubber St...

1910s vintage military costu...

World War One Boots . Antiqu...

Flag Raising on Mount Suraba...

Photography, toned black and...

Poppy Postcard Hang Tags - D...

Vietnam Wall in Washington D...

2 Handwritten Airmail Letter...

Single Americas War Heros St...

6 AMERICAN FLAG Chocolate Co...

Fallen Soldier My Hero Pewte...

Happy Veteran's Day!

LSBV Blog is back! I've been working on some design changes. Hope you like what you see!

So what is to come? New Features, new items, new favorites and so much more!

Since I have been in last I have started working with Little Diamond Models. This is a great modeling service that connects boutique owners with models of all ages. I have worked with some amazing kids and adults. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to show off your creations.

I have been doing lots of work in the LSBV Store. New Items include hat designs, diaper covers, arm and leg warmers, and photography prop sets for all of my photog friends out there. Please check out whats new! I am offering 11% off to my shoppers today through Sunday in honor of the Veteran's day holiday as well. Great time to shop for those holiday presents. Do you have any Colt's fans in your life?  I have a version of this for girls and boys (Adults too). Maybe it will spare a winning streak in this sad season!

We are smack dab in the middle of a deployment in my house as well so I have been trying to get in a routine playing single mommy for the time being. This has proven difficult. Props to all the single parents out there! It has also gotten rather chilly in Arizona making it really feel like the holidays are near.

I'll leave you with this today... What would you like to see featured? Yummy recipes? Etsy finds? Model features on the kiddos I've worked with? Let me know!

Lots of Love <3

Hi Strangers!!

Super busy here! Going to revamp the blog very soon!!

How is everyone?

Veterans Day Sale now through 11-13-11 in the Etsy Shop!!