I am a stay at home mom of my two very sweet little boys.
My husband and I have grown up and continue to live in Florida, where we are raising our little guys.
In the last couple of years I have learned to sew and quilt from some wonderful blogs. This in a journal of my projects, quilts and our lives.
I am supposed to answer the questions below with only one word answers. Then I am supposed to nominate 6 other bloggers to receive this award. They must also play along and answer the questions on their blog. Then they pass along the award to their 6 favorite blogs.
Ok, here I go:
1. Where is your cell phone? Purse 2. Your hair? Scrunchie (that's right my I have scrunchies) 3. Your mother? Mom
4. Your father? insuranceman
5. Your favorite food? mexican6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? Dietcoke (that's one word right?)
8. Your dream/goal? photograher
9. What room are you in? familyroom
10. Your hobby? crafts
11. Your fear? illness
12. Where do you want to be in six years? (with my) family
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? outgoing
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? craftroom
17. Where did you grow up? Orlando
18. Last thing you did? ate breakfast
19. What are you wearing? Jammies
20. Your TV? Nick Jr.
21. Your pets? sam and sadie
22. Friends? sweet
23. Your life? wonderful
24. Your mood? lazy
25. Missing someone? grandparents
26. Vehicle? odyssey
27. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
28. Your favorite store? potterybarn
29. Your favorite color? green
30. When was the last time you laughed? 1 hour ago
31. Last time you cried? been awhile
32. Your best friend? the husband
33. One place that I could go over and over? Target
34. One person who emails you regularly? auntie sue on my blog
35. Favorite place to eat? chilis Hope you learned something about me. Now here are my nominees...
Ok so I have been blogging for over 6 months now and feel that I can admit my problem to you all. I need you help/advice/expertice whatever you want to call it - I need it.
You see I have a problem with saving my kids' artwork. And it was manageable at first and now with my Little One in preschool too, I can just feel it getting out of hand.
I did see a wonderful idea from the organizing guy on Oprah to take digital pictures of the artwork and create a photobook from the pictures. I did it! No problem there...
But then he said to THROW OUT the actual artwork. I thought I could do it once the photobooks came back but as you can see it have received 2 books and yes...
the artwork is still here.
This is just from my older son's 2 day and 3 day preschool classes. It's not so harmful in this ugly container but here is the problem...
It won't fit in there anymore and I now have a pile of 4 day preschool and a my Little One's 2 day preschool artwork in a pile in the corner. Its giving me the heebie jeebies just staring at me over there!
What do you all do with it all?
Do you throw it out?
Do you just keep a special few? Will my kids be horribly offended that I threw away their artwork and need therapy in their 20's?
I know this will only get worse as the years go one and elementary school starts so I am asking for help now.
I am really in the decrapification mood (that wonderful term was brought to you by the Thrifty Decor Chick). Love her!
I must clean my office/crap craft room. It is driving me crazy.
PS - I just have to share this LOVELY story with you all.
Big J gotin a fist fight (yes a fight) at McDonalds yesterday and thoroughly embarassed me in front of my friends and the other little boy's mother. So I made him apologize to the little boy and have a 5 minute time out. Then I made him apologize to the boy's mom - he was NOT happy about that one. But it made me feel better.
So needless to say, the husband did not have the same reaction that I did, he was thrilled! As were the people in his office. But I made him come home and have the "you are not allowed to start a fight" talk with the Big J. Of course it was finished with the "but you better finish it" line .
So later on my son said to me, "mommy, you're a loser". Which to his credit he heard me say to a friend about myself at McDonalds because I had to borrow lunch money from her because I forgot my wallet.
So I gave the child the evil eye and told him I am not a loser. So to make it even better, the husband went over and showed him how to make the "L" on the forehead with his fingers.
I loved it so I had to give it a try tonight with some of my Sweetwater Authentic fabrics (and some others mixed in) along with my saved Moda selvages. Go visit their blog, they are adding some really cute Valentine's Day kits to their Etsy shop every day.
So do you like them?
I thought I would keep one and give one away to one of you all!
Just become a follower and let me know in a comment...
If you want another chance to win it, leave me another comment telling me about your favorite sewing project.
I will choose a winner on Wednesday around 7 pm eastern time.
The husband walked in the room while I was sewing and asked what I was doing, I answered that I was making pin cushions.
He responded, can't you just buy one for $.99 or something?
I said, "WHAT!" and gave him the evil eye so he left me alone to craft.
You are likely to be greeted by this sweet lady, Sadie Daisy!
This is my first attempt at a homemade wreath and I am lovin' it!
After dropping off Big J at preschool, Lil J and I headed over to the Joann Craft Store for a little shopping trip (he almost got us kicked out...more on that later). I think the most expensive thing about this wreath is the spray paint. I found some greenery on the 90% off rack, $.49 each - I bought 2 just for the berries and the pinecones and spraypainted them a light blue and added a little silver on top.
The wreath was $3.99 and the ribbon was about the same so what is that?
About $10 (ok $20 if you count the spray paint - but I can use that again so it counts as a fraction of the price, right?) for a lovely winter wreath.
And this is my foyer, the latest creations are on the little table.
I am LOVING this decoration. I got the pattern from Twin Stitchers, check out their patterns, they are all so super cute.
So once I as done I got a 3 pack of stretched canvas and glued it around the back of the 1st canvas and sandwiched it between another canvas and added some cutie ribbon.
is awarded for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.
Awww! What a great award, thanks so much Paojava! I am flattered.
PS - are you wondering why Lil J almost got us kicked out of Joann's?
Well I doubt they would really kick us out, but it sounded more dramatic.
I was checking out and the little man sneaked over to the mototized chairs that are parked near the exit doors and turned the chair on and backed it into the cash register stand. The girl looked up and said, "oh my gosh, what is he doing?" HAHA, this is normal girlie, what until you have one of your own!
PPS - my glue gun and I got in a fight today and it won. I now have a nastly burn with a small hole in my finger, stupid glue gun!
Thank goodness I have a Tow Mater bandaid to help me heal.
I have been decorating my home with some wintery decor today. The Cricut has been workin' it making snowflakes for the house.
I do not have a fireplace/mantel so instead I decorate on top of our entertainment furniture. It is nothing spectacular but my Big J said, "wow its like a winter wonderland in here" when he got home from preschool this afternoon. Awww, what a sweet boy
The handywork of the Cricut - love it!
The best part is that I can still use some of our Christmas ornaments, some bought...
and some that I just made, like my sweet little sled!
This is my decorated mirror in our foyer. I used some of our ice skate ornaments and added my Willow Tree statue that the husband got me for Christmas.
And here is that same place just a couple of days ago.
Looks so cluttered now - but doesn't all Christmas decor look different after Christmas??
I am a little jealous of those of you who live in the snow, but then again I was only there for 5 days so months of this...hmmmm, I will have to think on that one.
We went on a big family vacation over the New Year holiday and we had a wonderful time in the snow. We traveled to Banner Elk, NC to the Sugar Mountain resort and stayed on the top (about 4800 feet up) of Sugar Mountain.
It was so pretty and the people were just so nice.
My sweet Big J made a little heart for his mommy.
Our little family at the sledding hill.
Big J loved, loved, loved sledding
Big J making his first snow angel.
Daddy and his little boys.
My sweet little J
Lil J with the beautiful mountains behind him.
Brothers heading up the hill again.
Lil J decided to make a snowman of his own, he was getting ready to stand up from his sled and just decided right then and there to make a little snow angel.
Our New Year's Eve - me and Big J at nighttime tubing on Sugar Mountain, Little J did not want anything to do with that so he and daddy watched us for an hour.
Me and the husband on our last day. We woke up to a howling wind and our car temp. said 3 degrees!
SO COLD, I could not handle that!
But we did see lots of incredible scenery that we would never see in Florida.
It was just beautiful up there in the mountains. I cannot wait to go back.