Sunday, November 30, 2008
So if you'd like to see what I have listed so far, here's the link to Cuddlebug Babies.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The backing fabric that I'm using is really a love/hate kind of thing. I love that it's really forgiving so you can't see a lot of the stitching, but I hate that it's so stretchy, it makes it hard to keep everything lined up perfectly. Oh well, it's handmade right?
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Day 2....some major progress
So maybe he will be able to get 2 done by Christmas.....
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Here's the website Sensational Skincare Shop
Thanks in advance.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I used to make photo albums out of wood and paint them, and then I would decoupage things on them and people can use them for scrapbooks (12x12 and 8 1/2 x 11). I even made some small 6x6 ones for recipes also. I will have to see if I can find some pictures of those. I made a couple that were decorated to match the Noah's Ark quilt, but I sold both of those.
I also decided that I'm going to have a huge Pre-Thanksgiving Sale over on my other blog. I've been neglecting it because I just haven't really had the time. So if you are interested in getting a lot of stuff for close to half price (or getting some great Christmas gifts for people), hop on over. I will be doing a giveaway on the final day of the sale. It's starting tomorrow and you have to order and pay by midnight Thanksgiving night.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I took the kids to the park for a little while to play with my new camera. It was an early Christmas present (so I can practice and maybe take some card-worthy pictures).
The quilts are slowly starting to come along. I have almost all of the squares cut for all 8 quilts. I took the squares that are getting names to the girl I know with the machine, so as soon as I get them back I can really start moving along. I think I'm taking a break until Saturday afternoon. It's pretty difficult to stay on top of everything.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I also managed to make an almond pound cake, and a loaf of pumpkin bread.
It was a busy day and now I'm beat. My eyes are very heavy and I'm hoping I will be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning......
Saturday, November 15, 2008
That's a LOT of fabric.
JoAnn's was having a huge sale, which ended yesterday, so I just happened to get lucky.
So Day 1 I picked out the fabric and got it all prepped and washed.
I'll try to keep updating as I go (assuming I have time).
Wish me luck, I think I'm going to need it.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I'm not really sure if there are rules for the first award, I've seen it around but I can't remember.
Here are the characteristics of the Smile Award:
~You must display a cheerful attitude.
~You must show love to others.
~You must make mistakes.
~You must learn from others.
~You must be a positive contributor to blogging.
~You must love life.
~You must love kids.
Here are the rules for the Smile Award:
~You must link back to the award creator. (IDK who it is! Sorry!)
~You must post the rules if you are a recipient.
~You must choose 5 people to pass the award to.
~You must fit the characteristics of the award.
~You must post the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
~You must create a post sharing your win with others.
~You must thank the giver of the award.
Wow, I get to pass on these wonderful awards to some of my bestest bloggy friends!
I also recieved this award from Patrice! I am feeling the love with all of these awards! I swear, I think I'll take a break from blogging more often if that's what it takes for people to give me awards!The only rule for this one is to pass it on to 10 blogs I love.
I think I'm going to add a twist for my recipients. I would really love to find some new blogs to read, and I know there are a few people who read my blog that either never or rarely comment and I don't know how to find your blog. So if you read this blog and you would like to share your blog with me so I can get to know you better, please do. Leave me a comment with your blog address and I will stop in to visit (and you'll know I've been there because I will comment). I will give you all a week, and on Thanksgiving I will post my recipients of all of my new favorites! Who knows, you may get some new readers from my readers too!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
*Yesterday the Direct TV guy finally came to install our system. To make a very long story as simple as possible, I'll just say that we've had the absolute worst customer service from Direct TV. The installation guys didn't do what we asked. Then they left and our cable internet didn't work. It was maddening. In total I've probably spent over 3 1/2 hours on the phone with them, including signing up, cancelling and re-signing up to change our order, then trying to get the internet resolved and they have not once made me feel like they even care if they get our business. I have gotten lots of "I'm sorry's", but also a ton of arguments and "we can't do that" for things that are simple, ie: placement of the dish, and hooking up certain rooms. I am about to tell them to take their cable and shove it.
*We actually got our internet back today due to the cable company guy coming out and fixing the was it was hooked up, but we still have some issues for the Direct TV guy to fix.
*My mom is here and I would venture to guess that she's probably not having the best time. Sorry Mom.
She has gotten a few pictures of the kids. She's also enjoying our near 80 degree temperatures as opposed to the 30's that they're having back home. Hunter has not exactly been nice about sharing his bed with her. The other morning he said, "Grandma, I want you to go home." I think it's because Grandma doesn't let him get away with as much as his parents do. What's wrong with that picture? I thought kids were supposed to be spoiled by their grandparents. I guess he really meant it, he told Seth he wanted Grandma to go home too. Poor Grandma.
She's tried really hard. She brought Hunter a little view finder and Rylie a little stuffed otter in a carrier (which Hunter decided to claim as his "dotter". So Grandma went and bought Rylie a little puppy in a purse (so cute!).
*Having a holiday in the middle of the week really throws things off. It was as if we had 2 Mondays in a row. At least the election is over so we don't have all of the political mail to deal with.
*I haven't managed to make it to the gym the last week or so. I am going to get back on track.
*I finally got a new pair of shoes. After searching Kohl's far and wide I finally found a pair on sale and my size (which was nothing short of a miracle since every other woman out here must wear a 7 1/2 and has the exact same taste in shoes as me). I don't remember if I mentioned my last pair of shoes....I bought a pair of sketchers in late August only to have them fall apart in less than 2 months. Kohl's kindly took them back with no problem, so I've been searching for a new pair since then.
*If you have little kids (especially my kids' ages) boy or girl, I highly recommend the Barbie Diamond Castle movie. I found it at Best Buy for $10 on sale a few weeks ago. Both of my kids love it. Hunter likes to sing along with all of the songs, and Rylie likes to dance and is mesmerized by it unlike any other movie we own.
*I've been catching up on movies the last couple of weeks. I've seen so many I'm not sure if I can remember which one's I've seen. Most are movies that have been out a while. A few I remember are: Batman Begins, The Illusionist, The Bourne Supremacy, Underworld and the sequel.
This has to be the most random post I've ever written. I will probably have more if I can't get back to blogging on a regular basis, so I'm going to apologize in advance.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
We cancelled our cable last month, and it finally shut off last Friday (they don't seem to care about shutting it off the day you stop getting billed for it). You'd think that with no tv to watch (we only have one super fuzzy channel C-Span, yuck) I would have more time to blog. I guess no tv means more productive in general. We have been keeping up on the house, and I've been trying to get to the gym most days. I went early Monday morning, it was really packed.
The cloth diapers are working out great. I have figured out a good system, and I even came up with a solution to keep her from getting her diapers off all the time. It was getting really frustrating, and I finally decided that if I put them on backwards she wouldn't be able to get them off. I'm pretty sure I must have heard that from someone before and it finally caught up to me, whoever told me that, thank you.
I promise to come back tomorrow. Seth is wanting to watch a movie on netflix and our other computer is ill, so I feel like I should share mine with him. (I'm so generous, aren't I?)
Monday, November 3, 2008
If you were expecting something election related.....sorry, I refuse to think about the election more than is necessary. I've had my fill of politics.
Instead we're going to think about having fun, and escaping to far off (or not) places.
This week, I want to know your top 5 places to see before you die, and what draws you there.
I will be back with mine later, for right now, it's your turn.....
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Well, this time I actually took the time to do it. But it came into my e-mail on our desktop computer-the one I never use. I remembered why I never use it as I was getting ready to post the answers to my blog.....it's slower than molasses. I was trying to do too many things at once and it just stalled too long. I have patience....let me tell you.....but I don't have that much patience!
So I was going to post it here, and not reply and forward because as much as I don't have time to do all that deciding who to send it to that won't mind (see I actually think about that kind of stuff) I thought
I could blog about our Halloween instead.....because it was so fantastically unexciting it would bore you all to tears. To sum it up cranky kids, and mama with a big sinus headache.
I could also blog about going to the gym this week.....but wait.....I didn't. Well, I did on Monday, but that was it. The rest of the week just fell apart. I don't even know what happened to it. I am sort of thinking it was work that got in the way, but I'm not positive. I am turning over a new leaf tomorrow. I am going to force myself up at 5 in the morning and I'm going to go work out before work every day-no excuses.
I think I will leave you with a Top 5 Tuesday topic.
I want to know what are 5 places that are on your list of places you want to see before you die.
So until Tuesday.....