About Me

Texas, United States
I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

fabric sale!

One of my favorite Etsy shops is having a spring cleaning sale! Everything in her shop is 20% off, which is amazing for some of these designer fabrics! She is also having a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to her store. Wowzas! If you are in the market for some pretty, colorful fabrics, now is the time to test the waters!

Monday, March 29, 2010

a few new things

Here are a few of my most recent additions to the shop. I just finished a huge layette for a friend, and am thinking of adding pics to the shop to offer custom orders. The only problem is that it's different when you spend hours on something out of love for the person rather than hours on something because someone is buying it. How do you put a price on your time? That is my constant struggle with pricing!

and I know I already showed it, but I did manage to get this in the shop. :)

baby steps

Today Brady and I took a walk to the Post Office rather than drive. I am so proud of us! He rode his little trike and was definitely feeling tired near the end, but he did it! It's been hard to really push myself to get outside, I am very used to being inside. All the time. But it's nice to feel some sunshine on my pasty skin, though I could live without the sweating, haha!

Of course as soon as we got home Brady begged to watch...you guessed it, a Phineas and Ferb. How can I resist him when he curls up on the couch like this? So sweet.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

what we are watching and watching and watching....

Behold! The Phineas and Ferb (inator)!! Ok, seriously, if you like funny, clean, humor then you will LOVE this show. We can't get enough. It has everything, repeat gags, same basic plotline each episode (2 young boys making crazy inventions and filling their summer days with fun), the fact that the boys love their big sister (even though she pretty much lives to "bust" them and tries and fails each episode), witty one liners, crazy random cartoon stunts, seriously everything you could ever want in a cartoon! We watch at least one episode a day...
Here is a funny clip I found on youtube. Just know that Keith does a perfect Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and pretty much anything is funnier if you add {inator} to the end. Think....grilled cheese-inator, clean your mouth-inator, no more arguing-inator! Haha...maybe just to us!

I know this is a super random post, but I just had to document this, because it seriously takes up a part of every single one of our days. Not to mention the fact that I am pretty much constantly singing any number of the songs from the show in my head.

And this is long, but it's our favorite episode of late. Hilarious.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

starting over {again}

I am just not sure I am cut out for this blogging thing on top of this sewing thing! Trying to start a "business" is hard work! My goal for my shop is to stock it full, full, full of stuff and then I can slow down as I add a few new pieces here and there, but this has kept me VERY busy, and off the computer for anything more than a five minute interval here and there (to check facebook, of course).

I miss my blog the way it used to be! All chock full of random pictures and stories, some pictures of my crafts and cooking. I was trying to figure out why I don't post much, (which isn't anything new, I am constantly trying to figure that out) and I decided it's because I am intimidated by all the other blogs out there. With their crystal clear, perfectly edited pictures, their wonderfully creative homes and crafts, their beautifully photographed kids, and then I realized that some of the blogs I read DON'T have all that stuff, and I still love them! I love the catching up, and knowing the small day-to-day details I wouldn't normally get to see.

So I am trying (again) to start blogging more. For the sake of documentation for me, and for others who can't see us every day, and just to keep the creative juices flowing! Maybe this will get me back in the groove of taking pictures of the kids again too, since they seem to have decided that getting your picture taken is basically equivalent to having your fingernails pulled out with pliers!

And just because I can't post without a picture, here is one of a diaper and wipe carrier I made for a friend. She challenged me, and I think I delivered! It's big enough for at least 3 diapers, which is always nice when you are on the go. I am gonna offer these up in the shop, with personalization of any letter the buyer wants.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

about creative writing

My absolute FAVORITE thing that Natalie does at school is creative writing. They get a sheet of paper with area for a picture and a place for words underneath. They are encouraged to spell the words as good as they can, just by sounding it out. Her stories are priceless and they are the only thing I keep every single one. Here are a few of the best ones.

"Yesterday it wus my birthday. I got a hlooecitee reel sowege msheg. It was grat. I love it!" Yesterday it was my birthday. I got a hello kitty sewing machine. It was great. I love it! 3/10/10

"My teacher Ms. R came to my house. We playd Hnana Mtann. We had fun." My teacher Ms. R. came to my house. We played Hannah Montana. We had fun. 1/20/10

"I love skool. My fafrite thage is haveing fnte. My fafrit pothet is math. I have soe muth fun at skool!" I love school. My favorite thing is having friends. My favorite project is math. I have so much fun at school! 3/10/10

"Dear Ruru, I hope you have a safe mevee. I will woch you on the TV. Evreebudee like me. Duss evreebudee like you? Love, Natalie." Dear Aurora, I hope you have a safe movie. I will watch you on the TV. Everybody likes me, does everybody like you? Love, Natalie.

"Win my dad get home I giv him a hug. I love my dad and my mom! Thae are the bist peirit uv all!" When my Dad gets home I give him a hug. I love my Dad and Mom! They are the bes parents of all! 3/11/10

"I wint to the prke. I sae a applechree. I pik one off the chree. It was sweet. I mad a apple pie." I went to the park. I saw an appletree. I picked one off the tree. It was sweet. I made an apple pie. 2/10/10

Monday, March 8, 2010

about being grateful

If there is one thing you read today, make it this. Ryan is a Pastor that traveled with a group of people to Kenya, he is documenting his travels as they are connecting with some of the children that are sponsored through the Compassion program. It's heart wrenching. We are so so so SO blessed to live in America.

Monday, March 1, 2010

about starting an Etsy shop!

Lots and lots of things for me to catch up on, but the main thing that is happening right now (besides Brady turning FOUR last week) is that I actually opened up my Etsy shop! It's mostly blankets and things, perfect for baby showers or gifts. I am hoping to really find my niche, but for now I am putting pretty much anything in there!

Here are a few of the things I am selling :) Feel free to tell your friends! And check back often because now I am feeling the crafty fire and have lots more things in the making!