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!  :)