Friday, June 29, 2012

Homemade gift exchange....

I decided to participate in Craftaholics Anonymous homemade gift exchange. Where you get paired up with someone you don't know and you have to make them something and send it in about 1 months time.

Holy flipping hard! Have you ever homemade something for someone you don't know? I asked questions and she answered but I was still at a loss.

This is what I came up with. I must say I'm really happy with how it came out! If it had been the right letter I may have kept it.

What do you think? Would you be happy to get this in the mail?

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Monday-Fussy Baby/Son Moving To Slow/Carseat Not Buckled In/Running late- Blues

You got all that?

The sad thing is I could have kept going. Like my hubby took all the bread(that wasn't in need of a trash can resting place) with him to work. So I got one of these when Logan was trying to get his lunch ready for school:
Logan: We don't have bread.

Me: Logan, we do too, you're not looking! You need to hurry up!(refer to this posts title)

Logan: So...I should just use an English muffin?

Me: What?

Logan: Mom, there really isn't any bread in here.

Me: ARGH!!(followed by a text that confirmed that the hubby took the bread and he informed me that he had to toss some that was moldy)

Me feeling bad for that proud mommy moment where I pretty much told my son he was blind...and that he lies. Awesome.

Me telling him he can have the last homemade crescent roll ( Make them. Really, do it. They are soooooo freaking good! Make them a little bigger and stuff them with chicken salad...De-vine) which I was saving for my lunch.

Fast forward running out to the car-already running late- to find that I forgot that I needed to re-buckle the car seat in.

Lola has been freaking out since we got home from taking Logan to school and I'm so tired my head hurts. Ugh...Did I mention my house looks like it puked on it's self?

Now, all that being said, I feel that I need to be better about seeing the silver lining. So here are my up sides:

I had an option for Logan's lunch that didn't involve me dragging Lola and my friends son through the rain to get bread and then home to make Logan a lunch and then through the rain again to take him the newly made lunch.

I froze a whole batch of crescent roll dough, so I'm in the process of making more.

Logan got to school on time.

Lola woke up with lots of smiles, and has given me her beautiful two toothed smile several times today even though she has been super clingy and fussy today.

There are good sides to almost every situation. I really need to realize just how blessed I am even on the hard days. My kids are healthy, my husband is employed and I get to be a SAHM.  I love this song by Natasha Bedingfield called "Happy"
Someone just tell me
That it’s ok now
What are you worrying about

Got my dreams, got my life, got my love
Got my friends, got the sunshine above
Why am I making this hard on myself
When there’s so many beautiful reasons I have to be happy

Here's to finding the silver lining.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Touched OUT

You know what I mean? That moment where you realize you've been touched one too many times during the day? If you don't get it...bully for you...No, really you're blessed if you've never felt that way.  I have a baby that is always climbing all over me or screaming when I walk away or nursing--yeah, I know how rude of her to want to eat-- so by about 3pm I'm done.
This was a super fussy day for this cutie.

My poor hubby, this means that momma is not feeling lovey by the time he makes it home. It happens to be one of the days when I'm touched out, which lead me to wonder: exactly how selfish does that statement make me sound?

Don't get me wrong, It's not a daily thing and I love my kids! I mean look at them:
Aren't they cute?
Watching Star Wars together!
Have you been "Touched Out"? Should I be feeling bad about this? I don't want my kiddos to feel like I don't want them around, because I do, but momma needs some space!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Diaper Bag

So, I love the diaper bag that I made. But sometimes you just want to class it up a bit. I love the diaper bags found here:
If I was a better seamstress I might attempt to make a fancier bag. Of course sewing at all with a clingy baby is impossible. Really the kid cries if I turn my back. Love her to pieces but momma need to get things done!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Can I get a hot tub!!??

No, really, can I?

It's freeeezing.

Since I have nowhere to put a hot tub, I decided to start making an afghan out of some left over yarn. I need to make one for my niece Brooke, but I can't find the right colors. So while that search continues, I making another one. I have a lot of soft black yarn and a smaller amount of hot pink(it's called watermelon, I think I'd be afraid to eat a watermelon that color!) so I'm going to do random pink stripes throughout. I'm using a half double crochet stitch on this one.

I should brush up on my knitting ~cough, cough~ skills. I am horridly slow when it come to knitting. I think I do it to tight. I'll have to look into it.

***I got a request for a picture of the afghan. Be prepared to be how little is done. Have you ever tried to crochet with a baby in your lap? It is darn near impossible. The good news is Lola loves being on the floor now and no longer thinks that she is some how still attached to me. So here's what I have so far.
 Not really something to write home about, eh? I was just going to do the pink and black but I have some gray that needs to get used up so I'm doing smaller strips of that.***