Welcome to Somehwhere Over the Rainbow---the BLOG! Here you'll stay updated on new items, old items, DIY tutorials.....and MORE!

My shop is a mix of custom, personal creations from wood, paper, glass, ribbon and love. I strive to create---and encompass---that sacred connection between remembrance and hope in each item through the support of those effected by pregnancy and infant loss. Proceeds from remembrance items are used to gift such items to other families on similar grief journeys. I lost my beautiful daughter Hannah to stillbirth and these things are done in her honor. So thank you for stopping by and for your support.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Story of the Rainbow

Can I share with you the story of the rainbow?

For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rainbow baby is a baby born after loss. This makes Eliana my rainbow baby as she was born after Hannah. Essentially a rainbow is something beautiful following the storm. It doesn't mean the storm never existed, but in fact means that it very well did. A rainbow is God's promise.

I was sitting here today with my baby girl sleeping on my chest. I am so blessed, and still holding her feels surreal at times. It brought my mind back to the day she was born and the magical moment that took place. You see, Ellie was born on December 18, 2010. It was a dry, cold day. It had been that way for at least a week---very dry and very cold. And yet, as we sat in 5 o'clock traffic with the winter sun low and bright, a rainbow appeared in the sky, out of nowhere.

Only I know that isn't true---it came from somewhere. Somewhere high above. And somewhere over that rainbow I picture a sweet faced little girl sitting upon Jesus' lap playing with the lights she was shining on her mama. On her little sister.

Thank you Lord for that promise. And that rainbow.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Are you READY for some PRIZES? Giveaway!

READY for a FANTASTIC GROUP GIVEAWAY?! I am SO excited to be involved and to team up with such a terrific group of ladies! Each offering a talent of our own, we are giving ONE lucky winner a little something from ALL of us to be announced on what better day than ST. PATRICK'S DAY?! Go check out Mama Mia's Facebook page to ENTER today! The rules and ways to enter are described there! And to learn more about the AWESOME Tina of Mama Mia Custom Handstamped Jewelry, check out her guest post Small Bird Studios today!

* DO NOT COMMENT TO ENTER ON THIS PAGE! Please go visit Tina on Facebook to ENTER! *

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Giveaway!

Yay! Today I am guest posting and holding a giveaway over at Small Bird Studios! You can enter HERE!

A Birthday Party!

So I thought what better way to start the new blog but with Bobby's 4th Birthday Party! Anyone who knows me knows I am (ridiculously) obsessive about little details! I LOVE putting together the kids parties each year.

So B's big party day will be on Saint Patrick's Day this year! The theme? The CIRCUS! How fun! I am telling you, one can really get carried away here! So, I will leave you with a few pics of work in progress and can't wait to share it all with you along with some how-to-do-it-yourselfs and maybe we'll even throw in a few freebies! And maybe, just MAYBE we will giveaway a custom set of Birthday Printables! Stay Tuned!

The Poster Invitation

The Beginnings of the Candy Bar!

What's a Circus without COTTON CANDY?!