Saturday, December 27, 2008

Seasons of Change...

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for
every event under heaven -A time to give birth, and a time to die;A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.-

Ecclesiastes, 3:1-2

It is true - to everything there is a season, and they are changing a bit for me now. I am writing this with much excitment about starting something new, but also with a little sadness at leaving a piece behind.

I have decided the time has come for me to stop creating and selling hair accessories. There are many factors that have gone into my decision, but the biggest one is that the love isn't in my heart these days. So, I am keeping just a yard or two here and there of some ribbons - just to make more bows for my princess (who probably will not be wearing bows for much longer *sniff*) and I am going to sell off the rest of EVERYTHING!!!!

I am going to focus more of my time into my love of my camera and photography, and also continue to grow and improve in my skills with the graphic and web design ;)

So there will be lots of changes and things will begin to look differently around here very soon!! I will be revamping the blog, the website, my logos... pretty much everything online!!

I am slowly organizing the ribbon into lots to post FOR SALE - it is going to be a bit of a process as I have been collecting these things for 4.5 years! If you know of any bowmakers that need ANY supplies - give me a shout! I just may have what they need!

I have only managed to get pics of a few lots right now - but check out my FOR SALE album if you are interested! I will be adding more on Monday and Tuesday!

Thank you all for all of your continued love and support!!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Sneak peek at M2MG Wild one Minis!!

Here is a little sneak peek! I am working on the listing now.. hope to get it up tonight (after we watch Charlie Brown's Christmas, of course!) or in the morning!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Totally Random...but fun :o)

Ok.. so I stole this from Jade's blog!! Its a Wordle!! Made up from words from my blog!

This is so fun... create one for yourself!

Oh! Another one!

More like "What I did last week!" but just got pics of today...

A sweet customer of mine asked me to create these bows for her twin daughters... they are getting a little old for traditional bows - they love the pony tail streamers.. so this is a combination of them! I am calling them

I would really LOVE to hear some feedback on these!! I am torn about them - they are difficult to photograph.. but I think they look darling on my cutie! Not sure if I should carry a line of these?

What I have been doing today...

So I decided to get a couple of pictures of Ash in her Little Loops today - and I loved how this one turned out so much - I made it into an advertising graphic! I would love to hear what you think of it!! Click on the pic to see it full size :o)


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just a little sneak peek!!!

Of a few new items for this week! I will be listing these tomorrow night!!
Little Loops pink swirl..

Valentine Swirls

And some new MINIS....

I will post when and where they are listed!! :o)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cyber Monday SALE!!!

Please check out our website for our SUPER CYBER MONDAY SALE!!! Everything is 20% off!! Plus, get FREE SHIPPING when you spend $25 or more!!!

We have added Lots of NEW items to the website... pinwheel bows, M2MG, Boutique Minis, Holiday bows, and our newest line, Little Loops!!

CLICK HERE to check out the Sale!!!

Cherries*on*Top introduces thier Newest Mini Line!!!

I am soooo EXCITED about these newest little bows to our *Mini* family!!!

These are the types of cute, simple little bows I make for my daughter to wear to school, and I thought that others might love them as much as we do!

These bows measure approx. 2" wide and are so cute when worn with pony tails, or just to clip one side of the hair back!

They are on SALE on my site right now! If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, send me a message! I would love to make a custom for you!

I will be adding more of these Little Loops tomorrow.. so check back and see what else we have in store!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Sale!!!!

I have a couple of pairs of Minis listed on eBay... starting at $0.99 & NO RESERVE!!!

Please take a peek and get a steal of a deal!!!

I will be listing a couple more BF deals this weekend... and also preparing for a SUPER SALE on the Website... stay tuned!!!

Turkey Day!!!

Hope everyone had a Fabulous Thanksgiving day! Ours was wonderful... spent with family, friends, and LOTS of good food!!!

Can you believe that I had my camera... the battery was charged...nothing wrong with it.. and I didn't take one SINGLE picture??!!! Bad, Bad me!!!!

Ok, well I do have one picture... B took a quick pic of me and the kiddos before we left... I need to edit it!! I will add that to the ever-so-long "to-do" list!!! :o)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Green Grump... & Valentine's!!!

I have a couple of new listings this week!! Find them both HERE!

A new style of Gr!nchy Minis:

And for StudioE's Celebrate LOVE launch.... Sweet Puppy Love Minis!!
Thanks so much!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Preview of new eBay listings!

Here are sneak peaks of some new things going up on eBay this coming week!

Yummy Peppermints...

And a new Mean Green Gr!nchy inspired mini...

I also have one more in the works... It will be titled "Jack Frost" :o)

A sneak peek...

I have been busy busy this week!! Now just to get everything uploaded to the website! I will post more about the special sale when there is a bit more inventory!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sweet M2M Michael Miller bows...

Ending soon!!!! A fun mix of traditional Red & green, plus pink & limes to match those fresh & funky Michael Miller Christmas prints!!!

Don't miss out!! Find them HERE!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Who is Sweeter than CHOCOLATE???

Why, the little girl that wears these bows, of course!!!

Made to Match Gymboree's Newest line, these pink & brown bows are sure to be a big hit with any sweet little girl!

There are 2 listings - one for the Big (4") bow, and one for our ever popular Mini (2.5") bow!

The listings are in the dutch auction format, so you can choose to bid on a single bow, or a pair!!

Find the Big Bow HERE

And the Boutique Mini HERE

Thank you!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This week is Fall break... so I will be entertaining children (read::being a referee) until the hubby gets home... and after dinner and baths... I will be turning myself into a custom-finishing-bow-making-machine!

Want to make a bet on how many bows I can get finished tonight? (It takes me about 1-1.5 hours to make one, but I can work on about 3 at a time usually- or until I run out of space on my tiny little table.. LOL!)

I am going to get caught up on all of my customs and hopefully I will be able to start on some NEW things SOOOON!!!

Points de Noel

Karen and I have another great collaboration listed! A fun mix of traditional Christmas Red & Green... paired with Limes and pinks!! LOOOOVE this combo!!!!

Here are my Boutique Minis:

And Karen's Amazing outfit:

Ash did such an awesome job modeling!! This is one of my FAV shots! It was one of the last shots I took, and she asked me... "Mommy, are we almost done?" I said, "Almost" And this is the face she made! I love it!

He's a mean one....

Mr. Grinch!!

My Mean Green minis are ending in a day or two.. listed for Studio E's Toyland Launch! Be sure to stop by and check them out!!

Free Shipping if you mention that you saw them on the Blog!!

October WINNER!!!

Entry #3 - Niki!

Niki, if you could please Email me, I will work on your prize!! :o)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sorry for the delay....

If you have tried to get in touch with me, and haven't heard back, I am sorry!! I am going to be working tonight and tomorrow on getting caught back up. We have had a couple of weeks of sickness with the kiddos and getting anything accomplished has been a CHALLENGE!!!

I will be drawing the name of the October contest winner tonight!! There were so many GREAT ideas submitted!! Thank you so much!!! :)

I did manage to get a new set of bows listed on eBay last Thursday for Studio E's Toyland Launch! I have another set debuting this week also... will post more soon!

Thank you for your understanding & for all of your support!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Giveaway Update!!

Thank you for the suggestions that have come in so far!! There are so many creative minds out there!!!!

I now need to have you EMAIL me with your entries...

Those of you that already posted to the blog, Don't worry!! I have saved your name and comment, and the order you posted in - so you are still entered!! From now foward, though, please Email me with your suggestions in order to be entered into the contest!!

If for some reason you have trouble with the Email link, please leave me a comment and I will get back with you!!

Thanks so much!!!

October GIVEAWAY!!!

Here is another chance to win some **FREE** Bows!!!!

I would love to know... what kind of bows do you want to see???

Certain color combos....themes... characters??? Be specific!!! For example, if you want to see more christmas bows, what *kind* of christmas bows... Santa, fancy portrait, etc!
Please EMAIL me with your suggestions!!

I will draw a number on Oct. 10 from all of the Emails I recieve, and you will win a pair of bows based on the type of bows you want to see me make!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday Night Lights

Last night we went to the high school football game. The high school cheerleaders led a cheer camp for the jr pro cheerleaders at the end of the summer, and one of the parts of the camp was that the little girls got to cheer one quarter of the high school game last night.

We had a great time! My hometown is just like Varsity Blues when it comes to Football! (Minus the abusive coach!)

The girls all had a great time cheering with the big girls, and it was a GREAT game! We were down 20-10 going into the 4th quarter... and then we scored 2 TD's to win 24-20!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

And the Winner is.....

The winner of the Free Surprise Holiday Minis is....

Comment #12... Erika Cass Designs!!

Erika please let me know what kind of clips you would like on your Surprise bows!! :o)

Look for another giveaway for October!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Who wants FREE Bows??!!!!

I have a TON of Holiday ribbon... so it is time for a Giveaway!!! Leave a comment here on my blog and on Monday, Sept. 22 I will draw a random number... the lucky winner will win a pair of **FREE** Surprise Mini bows!!!! The design/theme will be my choice, but I promise you will not be disappointed!!!! :)


Our Circle of Friends Collaboration is featured on the Designers roundup blog today!!!

What an exciting way to start off the day!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Boutique Circle of Friends... InspiRED Launch!

I listed a new set of minis tonight for the Boutique Circle of Friends launch! They are Made to Match Karen's Gorgeous Woodland Snow set!

You can find the Bows HERE! **FREE** Shipping if you mention you saw this on my blog!!!!

Search Boutique COF for all of the other talented designers Listings!!!

Ash in Brecki*girl

Ash had the opportunity to model this Gorgeous Woodland Snow set made by the ever-so-talented Karen, of Brecki*Girl!!

The details are absolutely amazing on this set... the appliques all hand drawn and pieced together before they are expertly appliqued into place... what talent!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Moms United in Business

View my page on Moms United in Business

I just joined this site today! I haven't had the chance to browse around a lot - but so far, there is a wealth of information and a lot of people to enjoy meeting and networking with!!

Here is the deal - if you register before Sept. 15th, it is FREE, FREE, FREE!!! For a Lifetime membership!!! If you wait until After 9/15, you will have to pay for all of the valuable info!

Check out the site, and take advantage of the free membership! Tell them CherriesonTop sent you!! :)


So, I was recently introduced to Twitter, a social site where you can post updates and short messages to other twitters.

It is a fun way to update your friends, and also see what your friends are doing during the day!

Come and follow me!

Friday, September 5, 2008

M2MG Lots of Dots Mini Bows!

I finally got the listing up for Lots of Dots!! So many fun colors in this line.. I just love it!!!!
For all of you shopping at the baby sale, don't forget to pick up some custom Accessories!!!! :D

You can find the bows HERE!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Cherries*on*Top FEATURED!!!

I am honored to be Featured on the Designers Roundup Blog!

This blog is packed full of gorgeous boutique items!! It is alot of fun to read!

M2M Park Slope Minis!

Studio E is having a launch designed around Erin McMorris' Park Slope line! You can find my Minis HERE!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A LOT of bows!

I am trying to clear out my ever-cramped workspace!! I listed a lot of 14 bows yesterday - they are all BRAND NEW!!! Never worn.. just some that I never got around to listing!!!

I started them at $0.99 & NR!!! Stop by and check out a Steal of a Deal!!!

Visit the listing HERE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My newest Me page design...

I had the pleasure of working with Shannon of PoshCutieCouture. Shannon has been a D*R*E*A*M to work with!

Here is a Sneak peek of her page... you can see the whole page and Shannon's designs HERE!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Guesting with ElanB for BTS!!

Tonight I listed some super cute *OOAK* Boutique MINIS!! Perfect for Back to school!!!

You can see them HERE!

Thank you to the gals in ElanB for inviting me to guest with them! It has been a ton of fun!!!

My new boutique home....

I am super excited to say that I was invited to become a member of the Fab eBay group...

Studio E!!

All of the gals in the group are SUPER talented and unique! I am looking forward to working with all of them!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Birthdays.. July 4th.. and all that Jazz!

So the past month has been very exciting (read::hectic) for us!

Both kids birthdays were the last week of June, so we celebrated with a huge joint birthday Nannie & Papa's pool of course!

Need Bows???!!

Just a little update!
I made some new ARGYLE bows! If you missed them on Ebay.. be sure to check them out on Etsy!

I also have an adorable pair of Busy Bee Minis listed on Ebay now.. it was a fun collaboration with Karen & Jen!

I have had requests for more basic bows, and I am in the process of stocking up the Etsy store with them! Perfect for Back to School!! I would love for you to stop by and check them out!

I will be listing More Back to School, and Halloween bows next week!! :o)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mandy Needs....

I thought this was hillarious! You google your first name + needs... and see what pops up!

Here are mine!
Mandy needs money to make money. (Sounds good to me!)
Mandy needs little introduction (I guess I am popular??!)
Mandy needs an obsession. (Oh no.. I have that covered! Have you seen my ribbon stash??!)
Mandy needs a knight in shining armour. (Nope.. found that almost 10 years ago when I met Brian!)
Mandy needs help. (Anyone want to come over and help me get organized??!)
Mandy needs a Meth addiction. (WHAT??!! Ummm.. nope.. dont think so!!!)
Mandy needs a place in the home that is hers. (Ahh, YES!! This is why the new house will have a craft room/office... JUST FOR ME!!)

Ok.. that was funny! Try it with your name and see what pops up! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

All about me!

Sweet, sweet Amy... She is trying so hard to get me back in the blogging habit! I really want to start blogging again.. so I will start with these questions she tagged me with!! :)

What was I doing ten years ago?
10 years ago I was 2 months away from meeting my future husband! I had finished my first year living away from home at college...and, well, I was living it up like most 21 year olds do!!

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
1) Laundry
2) Vacuum
3) Go thru the kids toys and try to weed some of them out to donate!
4) Make Florida reservations
5) Balance the checkbook

Five snacks I enjoy:
1) Cajun snack mix
2) Hostess cupcakes
3) Doritos
4) peanut butter pretzels
5) Peanuts

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1) Build our house
2) Set up funds for my kids
3) Invest for Retirement
4) Share with family
5) Take the kids to Disney World
6) Go on a tropical beach vacay with hubby... somewhere with a swim up bar!

Places I've lived:
hmmm.. this will be hard...
1) White House, TN
2)Clarksville, TN
3) Springfield, TN

Jobs I've had:
High School:
Pharmacy Tech
College Days:
Pharmacy Tech
After Graduation:
Registered Nurse - Cardiac, Home Health, and Critical Care

Friday, May 23, 2008

Its been awhile!!!

Ok, ok.. so I Stink at keeping up with blogging!

Is it too late to make a New Year's resolution?? How about a Mid Year resolution?? =)

I was tagged... (ok, it was last month.. but why not catch up now?? *snicker*) by Amy! This is my first "tagging" so here goes!

Here are the rules!

1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
3. tag 6 people at the end of your post.

6 Unimportant things about myself:

1. I have a thing with Dates... not as it Dating.. as in dates on a calendar. I can remember really obscure dates, that have little to no relevance... Dates from events when I was a child, high school... things from when B and I first got married..and yet, I can't remember what I did last week!

2. I am addicted to shows on MTV... Laguna Beach, the Hills, the Real World.. Its a sickness!

3. I like body piercings.. I don't really have any - well I have 4 holes in one ear, 3 in the other, and a navel piercing... BUT...I would have a tiny stud in my nose if I didn't work at the hospital :) I dont like millions of them, I don't like them all over the face.. but I think an eyebrow ring or tiny nose ring looks really cute on some people!!

4. I am not a fan of fish. I do not enjoy swimming with them (no lakes or oceans for me!). I do not enjoy eating anything that has lived its life in water. Period. (I will look at them in aquariums.. but that is as far as it goes!)

5. I hate calling people I don't know on the phone. I do not like having to call the repairman, the cable company, pretty much anyone that I don't talk to regularly!

6. I would LOVE.... I mean really L.O.V.E. to jump out of an airplane! I have always wanted to go skydiving... and I will do that one day!!!

I will have to think on the 6 people to tag.... I am still new to this!!!