Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Well she did it, she went and turned sixteen. Such a sweet girl she is, and such a hard worker. We went with a Parisien theme since she has recently discovered a love of the french language. So this year she is taking an accelerated 2nd and 3rd year combined french just so she can go to France as a junior next year! When she sets her mind to it she accomplishes whatever she wants! So proud of you Bailey! Happy Birthday my sweetie pie!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Omg the best time ever at the beach even though it was a blustery 24° in Montague. My girlfriend invited us to hang this weekend for some time away from our numerous kids and what fun we had in this beautiful beach house. We dubbed our selves the Rah Rah girls as our daughters all cheer for the high school competitve cheer team. Its rare for such great bonding time especially since 2 of us have 4 or more kids (Julie has 5 including a set of triplets) ! There is always a sporting event to attend or for me the possibility of a craft show which the one this past weekend I was wait listed for thankfully! I felt so guilty going but I found my patience while I was gone! Amazing how that happens!
Hope you all are finding some for yourself during this time of year with all the stressful hustle and bustle. I can face the week ahead with a smile as my daughter turns 16 yikes! and last minute presents to prepare and ship! Have a great one!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I spent Saturday in lovely Hartland Michigan and met some great people. Caught up with my sister-in-law who was nice enough to help me out. My mother in law is helping me out tomorrow here in Plymouth at the Farrand Elementary Santa Shop and we always have grand time cackling away. What are you doing 18 days before Christmas?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Ok time to head to the studio and get some sewing done! Have a great day!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011
My brother flew my parents in to Chicago to look at hospitals there as the one's in San Diego didn't seem to be willing to take him on. Amazingly in this journey Rush Hospital took him in when he fell ill in Chicago with an infection and declared they would keep him til they found him a liver and kidney. They ran every test necessary to confirm he was a good canidate and within six days of being put on the transplant list he was matched with a donor.
We couldn't believe out ears that this was happening so quickly especially since my Dad called with the news at 2 o'clock in the morning and when we really were feeling it to be a hopeless quest. Well its been almost 3 weeks since his lifesaving surgery and he is physically doing miracuously well. Mentally its been a surprising stuggle for him, although quite common, he is experiencing severe depression and struggling to eat. I am torn about not being able to be there for him and also to relieve my brother and sister-in-law of the daily need to visit and encourage him. I am trying to go on faith that things will work out, as they have just kept linning up, to make it possible for my Dad to receive these organs and have a second chance. Physically he gets stronger everyday, I just hope that he can get to a place where he mentally moves past this debilitating depression. We are so thankful for his chance, to enjoy whatever extra time he has been given.
On a happier note don't forget to enter my Giveaway before it ends on Wednesday! Can't wait to giveaway that great scrapbooking software!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I am excited to share with you all my very first giveaway on my blog today! Many of you are busy Moms and crafters like me and want to scrapbook the memories you make with your families, friends, careers and pastimes or hobbies. the holidays are coming up and many new pictures will taken and memories made. So it is my pleasure to offer a chance to win a free copy of award winning scrapbook software that is easy and fun to use! Using this software you can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I have to admit though today I treated myself to a scone and coffee at a local coffee shop all by myself and it was devine! Tomorrow is my first full day in the Studio, and I can't wait to see how much I get done!
I'm really excited about my Paris themed set and am looking forward to adding the first new product to my shop when I complete and post the first of many, I hope, diaper bags. I think the design will be great for diaper bags or a large carry all purse, knitting bags, oh the uses are endless.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I've been busy in the Studio these past few weeks working samples up so I can get them photographed and posted on Etsy. My newest niece Nola will be modeling them for you and I can't wait to see everything on her. Are we ready yet for the craziness of the Holidays? Hard to believe we have to think of these things already but I've been sewing Halloween items all week! Not ready to give up the hot, hazy "slow" days of summer yet! Hope you are enjoying yours!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I'm really trying to be patient, but my photos of new fabric finds are waiting to be rolled out and my sewing room is filling up with merchandise that is anxious to find new homes, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a MacBook gets found soon and I can share all these new things.
In the mean time I'm enjoying my first stress free summer with my kids in years and the days are happily laying out ahead of us to be filled with spontaneous plans with friends and family. Hope your having one of those summers too!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Last 6 weeks of school and then summer freedom and hopefully more action in the Studio and new blog posts more often. Well I do know there's going to be more sports action happening once again now that May is here. Hang on for the ride!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Just wanted to stick my little neck out here and say Hi! I'm still here. Not such a great start to 2011 here in our house with one after another of us succumbing to the midwinter ills. Been living in a little bubble here and have to say I am ready for Spring! Beautiful sunshine out there today but alas my littlest crawled into bed with us this morning declaring both ears hurt and he felt hot. Hm-mm, didn't that doctor I saw Saturday know this would happen? I did. But with all the resistant germs out there I listened to her and waited for the full blown infection to set in so we weren't taking antibiotics for nothing. Not really upset with her just tired of visiting the doctor and wishing my little one could be at his 100's day celebration today with the rest of his kindergarten class and me well I wish I could be in the studio with all those delicious new fabrics. They do say good things come to those who wait right? Well I'm waiting and ever so patiently if I do say so myself. Got lots to show you when there's time to finish like a new living room and a powder room redo, new fabrics and hopefully lots of new projects this year. I hope your Valentine's Day was full of love! I know I enjoyed the kind of cuddle up love that comes with being cocooned in sick bay with my kids upon our new sofa. Hope to be back again really soon!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I'm thinking the before and afters might just become only the afters because I'm embarrassed to show you how shabby things look around here due to the abuse of 4 kids and a giant dog. In retrospect there has been lots of living in this house and it is well loved but I am looking forward to not being embarrassed to welcome visitors into my home.
Lots of color especially my favorite pale turquoise blue with red, chocolate brown and creamy white accents. Of course I should probably add some of that color to my wardrobe instead of the black grey and cream I found in my closet to dress myself in over the holidays. My other New Years Resolution to eat better and get more exercise, so I'll keep you posted on my progress in house and body. Let the progress begin! Happy 2011!