Thursday, June 30, 2011


I need some. I don't REALLY but this weather makes me want them. The diet can wait until tomorrow.

Speaking of diets! I am going to give one a whirl. I have not had much success lately trying to lose weight. Since my gallbladder was taken out in February '10, I have found it impossible to lose ANY weight. I sure can put it on. I have other contributing factors though. I know from a (couple) 24 hr. saliva test that my adrenals are shot (stressed much?), progesterone is too low, DHEA and testosterone are too low. I also have a small thyroid issue that I take medication for. Altogether, I am just falling apart. I have felt that way since I turned 30 but dang! I am just 8 days from 40. E.I.G.H.T days. Actually, seven. Today is nearly over.

So, back to the diet. It is the 17 day diet. I am too lazy to tag that last line but you can google it. It received good reviews and I have bought the book. Too bad I can't just read the gosh darn book and lose the weight. Looks like I am going to have to put some effort into this. I have been going to the gym though. We joined the YMCA and we love it.

Ok, well, off to see about the s'mores! Don't be jealous.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Such a busy life I lead

WOW!  Things have just been so busy around here.  Started with my boys graduation and today I don't know if I will make it out of my jammies.  We have been going full speed and I am wiped out.

I did get a much needed vacation alone with my honey.  We decided that we would go somewhere fun WITHOUT our kids.  We went to Disney World.  I have to admit...  Disney was fun without them.  Although we did spend the vast majority of our time talking about how the kids would love this or that.  We put on our pouty faces when we saw something the kids were missing out on and wished they were with us.  We can't help it.  Parents always think they need a break from the kids, but really I think it is more of a need to remember who were before the kids came along. We didn't find that on our vacation. We found that we were parents, taking a vacation and missing the kids period, point blank. We aren't the same people we were before children and I am thankful for that. I did however, need a break and it was wonderful. Thank you to my wonderful, awesome, much appreciated, husband. You rock.

I am actually finishing this post on July 23rd. I started on the 14th and i'll be honest... I am feeling SUPER uninspired. I have not been sewing or blogging. There is just so much going on that I feel crushed by the weight of it all. I am not sitting in a corner rocking back and forth or anything. I'm just trying to decide what the next step is. I need to. I have been invited to set up a booth to share my craft but it seems so overwhelming. I don't know.

So, I hope you like the new blog. I messed with the other one so much that I think I broke it. I really HAD to make this new one because I am not computer savvy and this was the next best option.

More to come soon! Promise.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This post is for my sister

Her name is Melissa and she is 4 years younger than me.  I was born on her due date and she was born on mine.  She is my only sister that shares both parents in common with me (no brothers).  We do have other siblings as well though.  I sure do love her.  I don't get to see her as much as I would like.  We are only one state away but it is still a 10 hour-turned-16 hour drive for me with the little ones.  We tried to move back to her state but it didn't pan out and honestly, the longer it takes, the more and more I don't see it happening.  I know that is not what she wants to hear.  It's not what I want to believe but we are becoming accustomed to being here and there are things we love about being here.  I love my sons preschool and the babies music class.  Emily loves her school and her dance class.  Up until just recently though, I was ready to get the heck out of here.  A recent change of hands with my husbands job though has made me really think that we are probably going to be here for a while so I may as well just get used to it.  That thought, all by itself, is really, really, really hard for me.  I will be 39 next month and I have never lived anywhere for more than 4 years IN MY LIFE.  We have been here for nearly 3 and a half years now.  I. am. itching.  So, I think I will just sell my house and move across town.  It should scratch my itch enough to allow another 3 or 4 years to pass.

In the meantime though, I REALLY miss my sister.  I miss you, girl.  I wish we could have lunch together and cookouts...  girls night out and some therapeutic shopping.  I dream about hanging out at your house with your annoying cute little doggy.  Emily begging me to take her to your house and Owen crying when we have to go home.  Disney world and the water park.  I don't have a sister here.  Great, now I need a tissue.  It is really hard to think too much about the reality of this situation.  That is my defense mechanism... I just don't think too much about things that bother me.

So anyhow, I hope you know how much I love you and miss you.  I am really sad that I won't be seeing you this week although I do understand.  Thats all I have.  I wish we lived closer.  I wish my kids were more a part of your life and we had time to spend together.  Maybe one of these days.  Just maybe.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I think I may be crafty shmafty after all.

Well, a little time practicing and I was able to make 2 new dresses (and an apron)...  I think I could seriously fall in love with this.  The only problem is the kids.  You see, whenever I run the vacuum, it is like my children turn into little tornados.  They run around screaming and yelling like it is some sort of game.  I have to admit, it's cute.  I never minded.  They seem to enjoy acting like I was chasing them around trying to suck them up in the vacuum.  Sorry, back on track.  Anyhow, every time I turn on the sewing machine, it seems to have the same effect.  I need to figure out how to put a stop to that though... it is not cute. AT. ALL.

Here are my newest additions to etsy

Both come with matching hair bows.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here is what I have added to etsy

I have also added the hair bow holders.  Please feel free to go take a look!  Let me know what you think.  I am going to work on some aprons next.  Just trying to find my niche.  I really enjoy making the bows though.  Everything is for sale except for the baby.  I need to keep her.  She is my heart.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Getting into the crafty groove

Well, I have a few things in the works.  I have some hair bow holders ready.  They are adorable.  I hope you like them.  Let me know what you think.  You can find them at

They were fun to make.  It took me a while to get it all figured out but I have so many other (design) ideas for these.  Hair bows next...  and hopefully some tote bags.  Crocheting is going to have to wait a little longer...  maybe some hats for the winter.