Saturday, December 28, 2013

Made this quilt for my niece (who has been asking for one for three years!!). I used the pattern from this blog but made it twin-sized. I love the colors and she was thrilled. First time with diagonal quilt lines.

Hope you like it.

Do you use other blogs as inspiration or copy a pattern?

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's that time again.  Gingerbread houses to decorate and house full of happy kids. That's why I do it. Merry Christmas all.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pinned it!!!

We all looooovve Pinterest right?

Where else can we find, share, and try out ideas from blogs.

Well, I tried one and I am freakin'!!!

Back story...

Husband's dresser when he was a kid...scratched and stained.

Me.  No interest or clue how to restain (afraid my skin my freak out at the mere mention of stripper...the kind on wood...not the club kind).

Eyesore forever and relegated to our rarely used guest bedroom.

Ugly Pinterest.

3 parts olive oil plus 1 part white vinegar.  Dip a towel and rub-a-dub-dub. And you get this!!

It looks better than the picture took. Husband was properly impressed.

You. Are. Welcome.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

No dirty dishes in sink...

Clothes are washed and dried in baskets...

Bathrooms are cleaned...

But you wouldn't know it by the amount of mess around my house.

It's Christmas season and I'm trying to get presents made, crafts prepared for kids' school, and cookies to be baked.

Oh, well...trying to change my mental attitude of what relaxing is and trying to live in the moment...not try to clean up so I can "relax in an uncluttered" home...who am  fooling?! There's no relaxing with two boys around.

Enjoying the moment.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

...It's fleeting...

Life is a series of "I can't wait for moments"-can't wait to drive, kiss, get married...insert your can't-wait-of-the-moment.

I remembered in May of 2004 when I became MOM, it was a new series of can't-wait moments: can't wait until baby slept through the night, stop nursing, crawl, walk...on an on.

I was thinking as another Christmas time comes around with S.E. nine and KOO near eight years old. Sometimes, as I am in the everyday schedule of tasks, duties, and have-tos, I recently stopped and just enjoyed my boys.

For they are on the cusp of entering the tween/adolescent years where everything is them against parents.

I am enjoying that they still like to play Legos. Still believe in Santa. Still gets excited by a sundae at Dairy Queen (okay so this never gets old) and where they still like being around the lovely hubby and me.

So, I stop. I converse. I help with build Legos. I help them make clothes and blankets for their stuffed animals. I just let them make a mess with crazy craft projects.

Soon all too soon, the outside things like name brand and girls will have more part of their lives and I just want to cherish them as little boys looking for playdates and Super Smash Brothers on the Wii.