Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mini Stocking

I was able to crochet a lot today.
I made a mini Christmas stocking all on my own.  I didn't use a pattern at all.  I just made it up as I went.  I wish I could post a picture of it but I left my camera at my parents on Thanksgiving, I need to go get that so I can share it with you all.  When David got home from work tonight he gave it to our son and he just loved it.  Of course he had the state of mind as a puppy and thought it was a chew toy but whatever floats his wee little baby boat.  It was cute though.  David was pretty impressed with the stocking.  I personally think it's cute but not perfect.  What else is new right?  There are only 2 things I'm not crazy about the first one is I should have made the heel better and the second thing is the top part of the stocking has a 2 stitch increase then the toe part.  It's not really noticeable but just knowing that there's a 2 stitch difference drives me nuts.  All in all though I think I did a really good job. especially considering I made the pattern up myself.  Yay me! :)  After I was finished with that project I was still in a crochet kinda mood so I tried starting on a Puff Stitch Hat and the yarn I picked out for it was for knitting only.  UGH!  It's 100% wool and super soft and pretty.  I was a bit upset about that.  I was in a rush when I picked it out because the store was closing and I forgot to read the label.  I tried using it anyways and it definitely didn't work out so I'm going to try and return it.  I hope they take it back.

I set up my Christmas tree this morning, it's really pretty but I wanted to string popcorn around it so I made some but some of it was burnt and the stuff that didn't burn was really small and pathetic looking so I threw it away.  Made me kind of sad because last year I had popcorn on my tree and it was gorgeous!  I need a few more ornaments so I think when I go to Hobby Lobby Tuesday I'm going to look for some.  I know I need a Baby's First Christmas ornament for sure!!!

Well that's about all I have to share this evening.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What I am thankful for.

I've been dreading this day because I figured it was going to be like every other holiday that my boyfriend and I spend together.  All we ever do is run, run, run, drive, drive, drive and the day starts out great and ends with a huge stressful coma.  I was up till 3:00am baking pies , making 2 batches of cranberry raspberry sauce for both families and making sure I had everything organized so it wouldn't take me forever to get myself, the baby, and the food ready to leave.  I woke up butt early and washed and dried some laundry, enjoyed cinnamon buttered toasted and a cup of coffee with David for breakfast, he got our baby ready for me while I finished prettying myself up and one thing you have to know about us is we are ALWAYS late to EVERYTHING and we arrived to my parents early, I helped my mom make a lot of the dinner, green bean casserole, 5 cup salad, and of course I brought 3 pumpkin pies and the cran/raspberry sauce.  Dinner ran late but it turned out to be really enjoyable because I got to spend a lot of time with my mom in the kitchen.  I enjoyed directing the helpers on tasks to lessen the stress on my mom and acting as my moms assistant.  It was a little nerve racking a couple of times but we kicked some ass and dinner was amazing!  My mom makes the best Thanksgiving dinner I've ever had!!!

I am thankful for my mom for going through all the stress to put on the greatest dinner ever for her family!

Since dinner ran late there David and I had to eat and run so we could make it to his Dad's place.
Arrived on time there.
We didn't go for their dinner, just stopped by to say hi and all that jazzy stuff.

I'm thankful for my beautiful, sweet, and cuddly baby boy!

We had to be at David's sisters house at 4:30pm for dinner over there.  That was his side of the families dinner.  I brought the pecan pie, pumpkin pie and cran/raspberry sauce.  I didn't eat much dinner because I was still full from my families gathering but the food was good, everyone liked what I brought and of course everyone loved Baby!  What else is new? Very enjoyable.

I am thankful for a drama free holiday.

Afterwards we talked to two of our friends that had to work tonight which I think is horrible!  But I told David that we should go pop by and surprise them at work since it was Thanksgiving, so we did.  They were surprised to see us and I made plans with my girl-friend to take her out Tuesday for her birthday.  I'm so excited for that, I can not wait!  I'm going to pick her up Tuesday morning and take her to Hobby Lobby.  We've been trying to plan and go together for MONTHS but she's always so busy with work.  It's going to be great!

I am thankful for this day and what it means and all of my friends and family that made today worth leaving the house for!  :)

Last but not least.
I'm contemplating going out to experience this Black Friday mess.  I've never done it before and I don't want to buy anything, I just want to sit and drink a coffee and people watch.  Basically just make fun of all the crazies out and about trying to score a good deal and act a fool in the process but I have a feeling I would regret it because my Love has to work a double at work tomorrow and I'll need to get my rest so I can get up early to tidy up our place and of course to take care of baby.  If I'm tired I get stressed out easily.  Not a big deal, it just makes for a long day.

Monday, November 21, 2011

My son is now 7 months old.

It sure seems like yesterday I was still pregnant with my little Cuddle Bug.  I honestly can not believe that he's 7 months old now.  Gosh...  It's crazy!  If you're a parent I'm sure you know the feeling quite well.
As I've posted recently, he now has 2 little teeth that came in this past week and I can feel more about to pop out but they still aren't visible.  Daddy's been teaching him how to say "I love Mama."  The other day he mumbled it, mumble or not it still melted my heart!  I couldn't believe he actually said it and it was completely random too which made it even more special.  Well today he melted my heart into a puddle of ice cream extra sweet and sticky hahahaa  I was holding him up as he stood in my lap and he grabbed my face with both of his hands and gave me a HUGE sloppy wet baby drool of a kiss (the best kind in my opinion lol) and as he was whipping his lips and slobber all over my face he said it again!  "I LOVE MAMA!"  It was a lot more pronounced this time too!  Oh my Goodness!  It was truly an amazing moment!  And how perfect was the timing?  I mean seriously he said it so well and gave me a kiss at the same time and he turned 7 months today.  It was a gift of my own.  I feel truly blessed to have him.
I know I'm a sappy mom.  I can't help myself though.  :)
So a few other things about Booger Butt.  (lovely nick name isn't it? lol)
He's still not crawling yet, when he's on his stomach he'll roll around both ways and he scoots backwards and tries to scoot forward.  Sometimes he'll make it forwards but not a lot.  Now we'll stand him up on the floor and let him hold our hands to support himself as he stands and he'll take steps forwards on his own.  It was either last night or the night before, it's sad how I can't remember a short time ago but anyways...  I'll say a few nights ago Daddy was in the shower and we were going to bathe baby with Dada so we didn't have to run bath water and I took his diaper off and had him walking to the bathroom all by himself.  Well, using my hands for support of course but yeah he did it.  It was so cute!  My little 2 foot something baby naked and taking tiny little baby steps and smiling while he was looking at Dada as he said "Come on nugget, you're doing so good.  That's it you got it."  My child has so many nick names I can't even count. haha
So anyways, all in all baby is doing great and Mama and Dada are as well.
I'm super stoked for Christmas still.  :)  YepppppIIIieeeeee!!!  <----(annoying I know :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crafty - Felt Buddy

So I was invited to a 5 year old girls birthday party and I've known about the party for a few weeks and I kept thinking that I wasn't going to go because I'm broke and would have felt bad going without a gift.
Well, today I was pondering about it and I had a completely wonderful random  thought come to mind.
As I was making it I couldn't believe how easy and fun it was.  It was my first time making one and I think it turned out amazingly!!!  Everyone at the party and the ones I've shown these pictures couldn't agree more!

SUPER CHEAP TOO!  I already had everything I needed for a change which was even better!  No spending more money that I need to be saving and no trips to the store.  It was to good to be true for a moment.  haha

My son is doing wonderfully!  He keeps biting Dada with his two tiny teeth.  Baby and I both think it's hilarious every time too.  I think he's thinking the same thing as I am at times such as "I'm surprised Dada hasn't learned better yet."  hahaha  Silly Dada yes but it sure does make for a good laugh.  Tomorrow is my son turns 7 months.  I'm going to wait and save all the cute little details about him and how he's grown so much and the new things that he's learning until then.  So check back in tomorrow all you fellow Mama's out there!

I would love to read your comments!!

Crafty - Christmas Stocking

I was wanting to make a photo tutorial but I'm super tired and figured it was pretty self explanatory.  Anyways....  David needed a Christmas stocking to take up to work and I got all excited and decided to make him one and this is what I came up with.

I used cookies cutters to make outlines of the shapes and cut them out.  Then I hand stitched on the characteristics of each shape with sewing floss.  Stitched the shapes onto the stocking with the same type of floss (I didn't use any glue).  The last step was writing the name at the top of the stock and adding a little decoration with the glitter glue pens.  Very easy, very simple.

Red Felt Stocking,
White, Glitter White, Green and Brown Felt,
Yarn Needle,
White, Black, Red, Yellow, Brown, Orange, and Green Sewing Floss,
Cookie Cutters,
Red, Gold and Green Glitter Glue Pens,

*Fun Tip!*
To get a craftier look and a little more depth I like to use two different colors of floss at the same time depending on what I'm stitching.  For instance: The star on top of the Christmas tree I used White and Yellow floss, the Ginger Bread Man's mint looking buttons I used Red and White and The Snowmans Pipe is Yellow and Brown so it'd look more like a corncob pipe.

ENJOY!  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Son Got His First Tooth In Today!

Unless you're a parent you might not see my excitement about this.

My boyfriend and I were waiting to get our first family portraits taken today with our beautiful 6 month old son and as we were waiting for our session David was playing with our son to keep him happy and amused so he would be all smile and giggles for the picture and as they were playing together our son bit Dada's finger and David felt something sharp in his mouth that hurt his finger.  We looked at each other with smiling eyes because we knew it had to have been a tooth.  Of course being the investigator Mama that I am now, I stuck my fingers all in his mouth and lone and behold there it was!  A tiny little shark of a tooth bump on his front bottom gum!!!  We discovered that it was a very bitter sweet moment like all the milestones that our sons hits.  We get so excited that he's growing and learning new things every day but we both hate it all at the same time because we realize how fast he's growing and the time is slipping between our fingers before we can grasp it.
As parents we both know that every moment is precious and we both fully cherish every blink, every whine, breathe, smile, etc, etc but still!  It's hard to come to the realization that this beautiful time in our lives is moving by so quickly and our baby won't be a sweet little baby forever.

So like I said...  Bitter Sweet.

Our portraits turned out so well!  I have such a beautiful family that I'm so very blessed to have.  With the ups and downs we work through everyday, I wouldn't trade them for anything of this world.
We took one pose of Dada, Mama and baby and then we got a pose of just our son for his 6 month photo.  I am so impressed with our 2 photos I can not wait to get them in hand!!!

Fantastic day all the way around.  :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2nd Baby Quilt

Funny story that happened to me tonight that I thought I'd share with you all.
I'm sure you'll get a good laugh out of it.

So David and I had just finished eating dinner and after I was done cleaning up the dishes I had to pee REALLY bad so I went to the bath and as I was finishing up I just so happened to look down at the floor at the corner of the tub and I saw a brown striped spider about the size of a keylime.  Of course I screamed for David to come and save me and ran out of the bathroom with my pants around my ankles and ended up tripping on them and ran completely out of them into the living room and the front door was wide open.  Luckily not many lights were on and we don't have a lot of neighbor traffic around our duplex so I'm pretty positive no one from the outside saw me.

I hope you got a good laugh out, I believe everyone needs a good laugh at least once a day if not more.
Alrighty then, now about the quilt I've recently built.

A few days ago I finished my 2nd baby quilt ever.
I personally don't like the colors, or print of the fabric but I found it super cheap and thought to myself that other people are really into that style so I couldn't help myself and bought it.
Of course I think it looks like crap because I'm WAY to hard on myself and expect everything I do to be perfect in every and all ways possible but in all reality it probably turned out really well.  I've shown a few people these past few days and everyone that's seen it thinks/says the work I did looks fantastic.  That helps me feel a little better about it for sure.
I would LOVE to know what you think about it!  Even if there's something about it that you don't like or even hate I still welcome your comments, every opinion counts because I've explained before that I want to start making baby quilts to sale and I need to know what the general public thinks before I start, that way I can relate what I make to what the consumers want. 
I can't wait to hear from you!  Thanks in advanced!!! (^_^) xoxo

The pattern is called a Fence Rail, the front is a bold hot pink, electric blue, white and black.  The back of the quilt is a solid black and it measures about 30" x 34 1/2"

Monday, November 14, 2011

I made a homemade level today! :)

I have been without the internet for a whole 2 weeks until today!  My boyfriend and I were using my neighbors connection but she moved out (you guessed it) two weeks ago and we FINALLY counted our (coin) Change Box that was suppose to be for a vacation next year so we could get the internet.  One great thing is we counted a WHOLE years worth of internet bills so were going to pay it all off when we get the bill in the mail.  Which is such a lovely idea to me because that's one LESS bill we'll have to worry about paying on time regardless if we have the money or not and it was with money that was piled up in a box that sat in the corner of the bedroom.  Basically what I'm trying to say is...  It feels like we're getting it for free.  Well, not really because we used our vacation money but whatever I'm nuts.

OH!  I have a Handy Dandy Tip that I discovered myself today while David and I were trying to hang shelves and pictures on the living room wall.
If you need a Level to hang picture frames and what not with and you don't have the money to go out and buy a level then you could take a babies bottle and fill it with water and put on the nipple and cap (so you don't happen to make a mess.) and use the lines of the bottle to level with.  Super Easy, Super Duper Fool Proof and Super Duper Duper CHEAP!  We all LOVE cheap now don't we?  Umm... haha Yessss!  :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Handy Dandy Tips

I was going through my email and deleting old ones that only God knows why I haven't deleted yet and I found this Handy Dandy Tip List.
The best part about these tips are it's every day solutions with every day products.


Did You Know That?
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that
Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu?Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat?Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never been advertised for this use. (Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)

Honey remedy for skin blemishes...
Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus...
Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection...
To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust...
Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer...
If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine .. a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly.
Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of QuakerOats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Idea For Christmas Gifts!

A about a week or so ago I came acrossed a crafty idea of making little boxes and I thought they were the cutest and started thinking to myself how could I use these boxes?
Well, I'm going to be strapped for cash when the holidays come around and I figured I could make a gift bag/cute little boxes with homemade tags filled with yummy goodies for everyone.  I have a few recipes in mind but I'm going to keep them to myself until Christmas gets here because a few people that read my blog will be receiving these wonderful crafty and homemade goodness!

If you're just too curious or trying to think of a great gift idea, you can leave me a comment with away to contact you (web only) I'll be more then happy to inform you on which recipes I plan on filling my gift bags with.  :)

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crafty Up-cycle - Lamp.

A few months ago David and I went to his sisters house for a family get together and she had a lamp out by the road in a garbage pile and of course David saw it and thought we could use a lamp in the bedroom, which he was quite right, we did.  I personally didn't want it because it was SO ugly and when I decorate I like to use items that match in some way or in styles that I love.  This lamp was either of the two.  It still worked and we ended up taking it home and after looking at it and hating it every time I saw it I just HAD to do something with it so I decided that I was going to paint it and I did.  I used your typical acrylic crafting paint in your local craft department.

I used a color on the base called Celery Green, and for the shade I used Light Slate Gray...  Or something like that.  I painted it with crumby paint brushes that I got in a kids craft department.

Not much else to say really.

Life has been...  Interesting in many different ways lately.  Some good and some bad but I don't have the energy to write about it.  Nothing special at all, I promise.  Cooking, cleaning... blah blah blah.  Still wanna hear about it?  Didn't think so. :)
Well...  I do have one interesting thing that I will share that's not completely boring to the core.
David and I have been talking about painting our sons nursery and today we finally went out and bought the paint for it so I'll be digging into that here shortly.  Time line?  Not sure but it's going to get done one way or another.

Now for the before and after pictures of the lamp I up-cycled.  I think it looks great!  It's still not the perfect style for my liking but with a tight budget it'll have to do for now, either way it looks 100% better.

What is your opinion?  I would love to hear your input!



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Recipe for Sugar Cookies.

Today has been a great day!  I got to sleep in because David woke up with Milo this morning.  He's actually been getting up with him for the past week.  I'm so lucky to have such a great man in my life!
I hung around the house for about an hour when I woke up then played on the computer while feeding Milo.  Afterwards it was nap time for David and baby so they laid on the couch while I started making homemade sugar cookies!  I made the dough and put it in the fridge to chill.  David left for work early because he wanted to get his hair cut and I started on the dishes.  About 3 or so hours later I got the dough out and started rolling it out on the table and used my Halloween cookies cutters that I got at a Liquidation Outlet for a whooping $0.50!!!
I only had 2 mishaps today.  The first crumby thing that happened was, when I was washing dishes my cell phone was on the counter next to the sink and it got wet and died on me.  I didn't even know till hours later but it dried out and started right up! :) Yay!
The second crumby thing was, Milo and I were playing in the bedroom and he grabbed my face and stuck one of his fingers in my left nostril and ripped it out really fast and of course scratching the inside of it and gave me a bloody nose.  I didn't even realize that he had scratched me that hard until my nose was dripping blood.  I've never had a bloody nose in my life and the first time I get one it was giving to me by a baby!  Really now?  The up side to this story is that it didn't bleed very long and I didn't get blood on anything!  Yay again!
I warn all new mothers though, just because your baby is cute and cuddly like a puppy don't be fooled because they have retractable claws like kitty cats!

Did anyone know that tonight is a Harvest Moon?
Once my phone came back on I got a million voice mails and text messages and one of the messages was David telling me to go outside and look at it.  Isn't he the sweetest?  Don't be jealous you know he is!
It was weird turning my phone on earlier and getting all those missed calls and texts.  The reason for being so weird is because I NEVER get calls and messages unless they're from David when he's at work.  Just figures I become so popular when my phone is off on a fritz.  hahaha Oh well it was like a big surprise of love all at once.

I feel like I'm forgetting to mention something else but I can't remember so I'll get on with the cookie recipe.

I found a recipe online and made some adjustments to it so yes... I am going to claim it as my own.
This was the first time I've ever made homemade sugar cookies and I think they turned out wonderfully!

1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Margarine (Country Crock)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Powder


  • 1) In a medium bowl, mix the butter and margarine together.  Don't melt it!  Mix it at room tempature or slightly chilled.  (Mine was slightly chilled.)
  • 2) Add sugar, mix together.  
  • 3) Add vanilla and egg, mix together.  
  • 4) Add your baking soda and baking powder and mix.  
  • 5) Slowly add your flour and mix well each time you add more. (I hand mix everything.)
  • 6) Chill your dough for 3 - 4 hours. (I chilled mine 2 hours in the fridge and 1 hour in the freezer.)
  • 7) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • 8) Oil your cookie sheet, (I take a paper towel and rub margarine all over it.)
  • 9) Take your flour and dust your flat surface that you'll be using to roll out the dough, (I use my kitchen table because the bigger your space the easier it'll be.)
  • 10) Grab a big blob of dough, mush it together into a ball (doesn't have to be perfect, remember the more you work your dough the warm/softer it'll be and you want it to remain as chilled as possible.)
  • 11) Lightly dust your dough with flour, (helps it from sticking to your surface.)
  • 12) Dust your rolling pin, (same reason, it helps it from sticking.)
  • 13)Start in the middle of your dough and lightly push the dough in all directions, (don't "push" down on the dough, you'll be surprised how well it flattens it's self.)
  • 14) Take your desired cookie cutter and cut out your shapes and bake them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • 15) When you take out the cookies let them set for about 6 or so minutes (until they feel cool enough to touch.)

Repeat steps 8 thru 15 until your dough is all used up.
(I like to take a paper towel and wipe off the cookie crumbs that are left behide once you take them off the cookie sheet and re-oil your cookie sheet each and everytime.)

I cheated on the icing, I bought vanilla cake icing and spooned it out into a small pot and warmed it on the stove until it was liquid.  I used a non-stick pot and the lowest setting on the stove top because if it gets to hot to fast it clums up and hardens.  Very gross and hard to clean!)  When your icing is melted pour it into a small bowl and use food coloring to dye it your desired color.  Then I used a teaspoon to scoop a little bit of the icing and spread it over the cookies.
Well there that is  I hope ya'll enjoy! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Here's my mini.

Well, even though I've been sick and feeling like crap.
Even though I'm annoyed by the situation from yesterday, I still would like to share the little mini I made.
I think it's really cute and atleast I made something worth looking at. :)

Left side, inside cover - Right side, Page 1.

Left side, Page 2. - Right side Page 3.

Right side, Page 4. - Left side, Page 5.

Left side, Page 6. (Blessed) - Right side, Page 7.

Left side, Page 8. - Right side, Page 9.

Left side, Page 10. - Right side, Inside back cover.

Outside covers.

Hope ya'll enjoy.
P.S.  I'm sorry that a few of the pages have smudged out words.  (personal information)  I'm sure all of you understand. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Not feeling so well.

Last night before David and I went to my parents house for dinner I started feeling a little crumby but I didn't think I was "sick".  It seemed like every minute I was there I kept feeling worst and worst so we left.  Late last night I knew I was sick, I couldn't stop coughing my throat was getting sore and my whole body was one huge ache.  This morning I woke up and I had NO voice, I could barely mumble a word.  David went to the store and got me lots and lots of orange juice so I've been drinking that all day and luckily it's helped!  I still feel like crap but I can talk and move around enough to help out with our 5 month old son.  I'm so glad that our son isn't sick! I really thought he was going to be because I nurse him but he's been doing wonderful all day.  I thank God for that one!

I hate being under the weather, David had today off and we had a big day planned of getting earns taking care of and out of the way, cleaning house, laundry and none of it got done.  I've also felt my creative juices following since last night and I want to dig into a few different projects but for one I know it's best if I stay in bed and rest to whip this cold as soon as possible and two, if I can't bring myself to do the dishes and laundry then I don't need to be crafting.

I'm really hoping tomorrow, well...  Considering the time of night (today) I'll feel a whole heck of a lot better so the earns, cleaning and crafting can be done!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

First Crochet Project Completed

I've taught myself to quilt so I figured I could teach myself how to crochet.  I probably practiced a total of 3 or 4 hours before starting my little project.  I have to say, at first I thought it was super hard because I couldn't hold my yarn firm enough around my fingers but that didn't last long.  I just finished up making a tiny pair of baby crochet mittens and they are too cute!  The only thing that I'm very disappointed in is that one of the mittens is smaller then the other.  I think I made the smaller one too tight and that's why it's not the same size.  The smaller one is also the first one that I completed and the second one turned out so wonderful. (practice makes perfect). Well, I like them anyhow...  I want to keep making them and also learn how to make cute little baby beanies to match.  I really would like to stock up on an inventory and start up a business on esty.  I would highly enjoy making a few extra bucks to help out with our household income!  So fingers crossed.

So now my hobbies included, scrap booking, quilting, crocheting...  I wonder what my next learning task will be.  ???  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crafty Girl

As sad as it may be I'm just now starting to finish decorating Milo's Baby Room.
When David and I first moved into our apartment I set his room up but I never finished decorating the walls and such.  A couple reasons being, 1) We didn't have the money to go crazy and make it perfect.  2) After I had him I lost all motivation.
I still don't have my mojo back but I'm so tired of looking in there and seeing boxes and crap everywhere and I really just want it to be perfect for him.  Especially before he's up crawling around and playing in there.  (Before we start taking pictures of him in there.)
It's very popular when decorating a nursery to spell your babies name in wooden letters from a craft store and paint them the themed colors of the baby room.  I knew I definitely wanted Milo's name above his crib but I wanted to do something a little different with the letters.  Instead of just painting them the themed room colors I figured I would get some scrapbook paper and cover the front face of the letters to match his room.  So I Did It! :)
I did paint the edges of all the letters so you wouldn't just see the wood and paper.  The paint softens the look and brings the whole idea together.  You can't really tell in the photo but if you were looking at them in hand you would see what I mean.  I have yet to hang them on the wall (obviously) because I need to find little hangers to put onto the backs of the letters.  I'm so happy with the way that they turned out!  My first initial thought was to wait to post pictures of it until I had the room all done but I can't wait, I'm too excited to show them off and I later on figured I could just blog about my progress.  How fun!  :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm back!

I don't have much to share today.
I haven't blogged in quite sometime because I've been without the internet, luckily I have it back again. I finally finished my sons Baby Quilt that I blogged about a few months ago. It has a few flaws in it but I don't care. I absolutely love it. David (my boyfriend) said that's what makes it so special. He's such a great mood-aviator. Hahaha...

Milo my son is doing fantastic! He's recently found his pitch. Ekk! Matter of fact he's exercising it right now. He won't even be upset and all of a sudden you'll hear the highest ear piercing pitched screech. It's enough to make you cringe and shutter. I've gotten use to everything unpleasant he's ever done such as his crying, waking up in the middle of the night, the smell of his pooh, (gross I know but I know my fellow moms out there can relate.) but this screeching I don't know how I'll ever come immune to it. I pray that God will strengthen my ear drums.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Son Is Growing So Fast

As some of you may have noticed I haven't posted anything for awhile.
Honestly, I have been a lazy bum for the past week if not more.

My son Milo is 3 months old today!  I can not believe how big he's already gotten.  You're whole life you hear parents talk about it and I never had to think about it nor care until I had Milo.  It is 100.10% true!  It was just yesterday I was laying with a needle in my back, David holding my hand and all the nurses telling me to push and it was the day before yesterday I found out I was pregnant.  I can't help but to take pictures all the time of him and write all the new things he's doing down in his baby book.  I feel like tomorrow I'm going to wake up and he's going to be going to his first day of school and then the day after that off to college and/or starting his own family.  I know I'm getting really ahead of myself but just these 3 little months have gone so fast and he's always growing and won't ever stop...  Ah!  It makes me so happy but yet breaks my heart!!!  I'm so affraid I'm going to blink and miss something special.
I already miss how small he use to be and seeing him discover voices, faces, etc. 
David and I were talking the other night and I mentioned how I want another baby...  Yes I thought it, I said it...  I want another baby! (Miss I Never Want To Go Through That EVER Again!  One Is Enough.)
But I'm not ready to move on to the next step.  I still want to be in the new baby/new Mommy stage and I feel like it's already over.

For my family members, just know that it's not set in stone.
David and I are NOT trying to get pregnant again.  I have a birthcontrol that's going to last me for 5 years and AFTER that...  David and I will go from there.
That's the plan for now anyways.

On a lighter note...

I've had the idea of starting a cooking/recipe blog.
I'm not 100% sure I want to do it or not... But, it's been a thought.
I'm guessing I'll probably end up doing it but I'm just being lazy this week.
I already have some really good ideas but another thing that's holding me back is that I'm tight on money at the moment and probably will be for another month or so... I hope that's all anyways. If I start a recipe blog then I want to take pictures of what I'm posting about. Who likes to cook something and not know what it's suppose to look like? Not me. I like to know what I'm making is turning out to be what it's suppose to be.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I started working on my first quilt.

Like I had mentioned in an earlier post, I have cut squares out to start making a Baby Quilt for my son.  This is the first quilt I have ever tried to make and last night I finally started making rows with my squares.
I am finished with all the rows and now I have to sew the rows together. 
I am so proud of myself, I haven't messed up once yet!  (knock on wood!)  I'm sure I'll mess up when it comes to the trim.
Here are some photos I took that track my progress.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Oh, no! I've lost my motivation!

I recently became a new mother to a beautiful son and I've also recently decided that I'd start quilting. I got so excited because I think it would be very special that my first quilt I would ever make would be for my new baby!

I went out and spent over $100.00 on supplies including fabric and I figured out which pattern I would put together. I accomplished cutting all of my squares out and I got my sewing mechine out and set it up on my craft desk. I then crawed under my desk to plug in the mechine and realized as the moment was to late that I had no plug space!

I started thinking up ways to solve my problem and the only thing I can remotely come up with is to set my sewing mechine up on my living room coffee table.
My coffee table I'm roughly guessing is 3.5x3.5 feet wide and probably 2 feet high with a full glass center. If you can imagen my table then you're probably thinking like I am and know that's not an idealic place to spend only Lord knows how much time making this quilt that I'm so determend to make.  Goodness being hunched over is going to kill my neck, back and shoulders and I'm worried about the glass on the table.  Sewing mechines rattle and being on glass...  Seems like a very bad idea to me.

Needless to say, ever since since has happened (about 1-2 weeks ago) I have lost all motivation to complete my mission.

How can I give up on it though?
I want to learn how to quilt, it'll be my babies first quilt, and I would love to try and make this a new income for my little family.

That being said I'll explain why.

Ever since I was about 8-9 months pergnant I haven't worked. My baby is now 11 weeks old.
My boyfriend and I decided once our son is 6 months old I'll go back to work since that is the time I want to stop breast feeding him, but... I've quickly come to love the realitization of being a Home Maker, plus I really don't like the idea of going back to work and not truely being the one to raise my son. I know there are tons of parents that have to put their child/children in Daycare and there's nothing wrong with that but if I can help it I want to avoid that for my child. I hate the thought of being away from my sweet boy for 28-35 hours a week for horrible pay. It is not worth it to me and like I said before, I don't want someone else raising my child. So I figured I could start making baby quilts with matching baby throw pillows to sell online to help my boyfriend with our household income. I think it's an amazing idea that I truely believe can work. I've made out a business plan and everything.

So I really need to find some sort of super duper mojo power to get myself motivated again, I can't just give up on this idea that I've had for quite sometime now. I can't give up on the hope that I can stay home and be a Home Maker for my family.

(But, I'm broke...)