Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Unwanted visitor and a fun tag!

All craft organization has been put on hold for the present time due to a much unwanted visitor, at the way too early hour of 5:00 am, while I was just sleeping away and dreaming of how organized I was going to be!

I woke up to a strange noise that I first thought was the alarm clock and then realized it was the cat in the corner of the bedroom. I quickly retreated to the bathroom, closed the door and said to my husband "I think the cat has something". I stayed out of my husband's way, in the bathroom, while he took care of our unwanted visitor and sent it out the front door. My husband thought maybe the unwanted visitor hitchhiked a ride into the house in my tool storage case which had previously been in the garage. It's on the porch now and I think I'll wait until my husband checks it out and/or finds out how this unwanted visitor really got in the house!

Now, on to more fun thoughts, Amy at Keeping Up With The Schultz Family tagged me for a cute 8 question game. It's always fun to get to know other bloggers.

What was the last thing you ate? Aaahhh, I knew I should have done this before I finished lunch! The last thing I ate was 4 chocolate chip cookies with a cup of coffee-after I had my wrap and some chips.

What is one of your best childhood memories? Playing hide and seek in our neighborhood with all the kids. We had 5 families that lived next to or across the street from each other and base was the telephone pole in the corner of our front yard-fun times!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you were older? Something to do with fashion. Course if you saw how I looked most days, you'd never guess that!

Do you paint your toenails in the winter? No, not usually. I'm lucky if they get painted in the summer.

Do you watch any reality television? If so, what show is your favorite? Yes, my daughter loves Survivor and Dancing With the Stars so I watch those with her. We also watched Master Chef over the summer. I used to love The Apprentice but haven't watched the new one yet.

What were some of the "trends" when you were a kid? Definitely preppy-that was big when I was in high school-oxfords, fair isle sweaters, penny loafers. I used to have one of those pocketbooks with the wooden handles and you buttoned on different covers to match what you were wearing.

What is your favorite time of the year? Why? Spring-you know summer's coming but it's still not too hot out.
Do you have any hobbies? Sewing, reading, coaching, blogging.

If you'd like to play along, I'd love to see the answers to your questions!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Although I'd like to deny it.....

and with the warm weather we've been having...... yes, we were sweating at soccer today..... it just doesn't seem possible,
but when I see this as I look out my kitchen window,
and come into my living room to find that my 5 year old has decorated for me,

I have to accept it, fall is here!

I've started working on organizing all my crafting goodies, but was itching to do something crafty yesterday. My 7 year old's applique shirt with her initial on it-that she wears all the time-is getting to small for her. I found this tshirt at Target on clearance and with a scrap of fabric, dressed it up a bit. Quick and easy and cute!

Weekend Bloggy Reading

I'm linking up to Weekend Bloggy Reading
with Amanda at Serenity Now

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Must. Get. Crafting. Again.

I can't remember the last project I worked on. It's been waaayyy too long. My fingers are itching to sew and I'm missing my glue gun.
And although my lack of craftiness can partly be blamed on a busy summer and crazy kids' schedules, I (head bent in shame) have to take some of the blame.
A big part of the reason why I haven't worked on any projects is due to my unorganization.
Embarassing, but this is one of my craft drawers....

The corner of my bedroom and my closet shelves look pretty much the same.

Hard to work on a project at night when you know you're going to have to search for the supplies you need before you even begin.

So, I'm determined to become more organized or, well, at least know where all my craft supplies are at any moment.

Enter this cutie....

I got it from a friend who already had one and my husband is all set with his tools (yes, he has a workshop and has a garage for his stuff, but I don't resent that, not too much at least) and doesn't want it.

It has some really neat compartments and drawers that I think will be great for crafting supplies.

I can see all my bobbins in one place, scissors in another. Thread, beads, scrapbook paper, all with their own special place.

Sounds lovely.

And I can bring it around with me from place to place and store it out of site when it's not needed.

How perfect is that!!

I'd love to hear your ideas on how I can girl it up a bit-let me know what you think. I'll share again once I've got it all filled up with fun crafting lovliness.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just one of those weeks.....

Yes, this past week has just been one of those weeks.

Just plain craziness with the back to school schedule, lots of meetings for me, some cell phone problems, a microwave malfunction, a washing machine that sprung a leak and my 10 year old broke her arm playing soccer at school.

Luckily, most of them were little annoyances.

Thankfully, my daughter is ok. Could have been worse and I'm just glad she's fine. After a trip to the emergency room followed by a trip to an orthopedic doctor, she's sporting a splint and sling. She's still in some pain and can't write because it's her right arm, but she adjusted to doing most of the things she needs to do and is getting more frustrated as the days go by that she can't play soccer for a bit.

And, since our laundry is piling high and ready to take over, brand spanking new today to my laundry room....
this baby, with the matching dryer. I'm not sure if I'm going to be doing laundry or taking off for the moon with all the buttons and lights and controls!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School

School started this week.
Not a very good week to start school.
I was hoping the heat would break before school started but the summer weather isn't ready to start school yet.
Neither am I!
It's my first experience with full day kindergarten too and I so wish our school still only did half day kindergarten.

It's been a bittersweet, nostalgic, feeling like somethings out of place kind of week for me....missing the girls during the day and wishing school hadn't started....... .but then secretly being a little thankful for school when I'm enjoying the afternoon while my son naps and after they've been home for 10 minutes and already fighting with each other.

So...the baby and I have been hanging together.

Playing outside, taking walks, flying through the grocery store with just one child contained in the shopping cart.

He's happy he doesn't have to share any toys during the day.

But cries when we drop the girls off.

Kind of like I want to.

Weekend Bloggy Reading

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