Well hello there! Still snow on the ground here. I have a love/hate relationship with snow. I love staying inside…having a reason to not go anywhere. But I hate taking the dogs out!! It’s freezing!! Brrr…
We’ve been making some homemade Christmas gifts the last few days. Last night we made some salt dough ornaments for the first time. They turned out pretty good. I think if we try it again, they’d be a lot better!
We also made some other ornaments…these are always my favorite. The hubs and I usually make these, but I decided it was the boys turn this year!
I’m not sure if you can tell what the pictures are…let me just give you a hint and say that there are dogs in each picture! LOL I kept this ornament for our tree. I love how these turned out. We made 3 today and will make 3 more tomorrow. We will probably make extras, it seems every year I forget someone and always wish I’d made a few extras to hand out. This year I want to be well prepared! Stuff like this will be fun to look at 15 years from now when the boys are 19 and 20!! That means I’ll be 45! Oh lordy!
Well…Juno is giving me an earful…I should take her out one last time before bed and get to sleep myself.
I didn’t blog yesterday. Did anyone notice? By the time I remembered, I was tucked into bed about to doze off. I didn’t have anything important to write about anyway. Not that I ever do, but hey…I promise I’d write, so that’s what I’m doing.
I did a lot of cleaning today. Nothing better than putting a new vacuum bag in and just going crazy. The kids asked at least 4 times “Are you done yet?” No way!!! I’m vacuuming everything…can’t you see that!? I love a clean house and fresh Scentsy. I also had a chance to get some card making in. I was having a little trouble figuring out what to do today. I knew I needed to make a few cards, but nothing was really jumping out at me. I started this card and ended up taking a break half way. I just wasn’t feeling it. Sometimes, I just have to walk away for a few hours (or even the night) and come back to it.
This is what I ended up with.
This card took way to long to make. It’s like I was in slow motion. I have 3 other cards that I need to work on this week. I’m hoping I’ll have some free time tomorrow to get those started. I need another birthday and 2 get well cards. Wish me luck! Jerms is off tomorrow, so we should have plenty of time to create. His desk is in the same room as my crafts, so as I’m crafting he does his drawing/painting. It’s been really nice to have that time together.
I’m making an apple cake tomorrow. Jerms loves it. I think I’ll share the recipe with you tomorrow night. It’s super easy and you probably already have everything to make it. Have a great Monday!
Today was a nice day. It was the first day this week that everyone was home all day together. I loved it. We ate together, played together, and worked together. It was fabulous. I crafted for a bit today. Have I mentioned how much I love having my own space? My table is in front of a window, so I opened the curtains and let the sunlight in while I worked on some stuff…it was awesome.
Here’s a card I finished up.
I wanted to do something that used up some of my left over scraps from other projects. I already had this leaf image on my Silhouette Studio…it must have been on there when I got my cameo or was a free download…either way I was glad to see it on there when I needed it! Again, I used my sewing machine on the borders. I love incorporating it into my paper crafts. Such a neat idea….I can’t wait to experiment with this more.
I took the boys to trunk or treat tonight. They’re on the count down to how many days left before Halloween! We’ve been learning about days of the week in school, so this has been fun with Halloween approaching. Bonus was super shy and it took him about 10 minutes to finally get warmed up to the idea of being around so many unfamiliar people. Ultimately, the idea of not getting any candy sunk in and he was ready to go. The boys looked so cute in their costumes. I didn’t get any great pictures tonight, so you’ll have to wait until Thursday to see what they are! Oh the anticipation!!
Jerms is off tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to another great day with my hubs. I better get some sleep…my alarm is set to go off bright and early tomorrow. Jeremy is already snoozing away…it’s rare that he’s ever asleep before me!
Enjoy your Monday!!
Hello! I’m up late crafting and thought I’d go ahead and get my blog in before I start on something else. I made this card for my little sister who had surgery on her ear last Thursday. Her favorite color is yellow, so I hope she enjoys all the bright colors. I had fun with this one. A little too much fun, because I ended up doing it twice! I messed up on the first one and had to start over. I tried to hide my mistake, but there was no way to make it look the way I imagined without just starting fresh. I ended up switching a few things the second time around and it turned out better than I had originally planned, so I was pleased.
Here’s a picture of the final product.
I really like it. This is my first card I tried the stitching on. Now that I finally have a space to craft, I can get my sewing machine out no problem!! Don’t be surprised if I go stitch overload….I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. 😉
I’m off to do a little more crafting before bed.
Enjoy your Sunday! It’s almost Halloween!!
I have great news!!! I got the cutest gift today from my friend. Check it out!
Morgan asked me to be her Matron of Honor!!!! I feel so honored!! I’ve never been anyones Matron of Honor before. I’m so excited. She’s making a lot of her wedding decorations, so I’m sure we will have lots of late night crafting happening. It’s a good thing I started on my craft room tonight. We will have plenty of space to work in.
We had such great day today. Morgan brought her two boys, Mason and Easton, over and we had lots of chatting to do while they played. The boys had a blast! After they left, I got started on my craft room. We haven’t painted or done anything fancy yet. I did get my table moved in the room and stuff sorted out. At least I have my OWN space and I don’t have to craft at the dining room table anymore. I’m sooooo excited! Michelle (my boss) texted me at about 10 o’clock and decided we should take tomorrow off. I won’t argue with that. 🙂 We will have school and errands to run, but I’m looking forward to going in and making something in my new space!
Have a great Friday everyone!!!
I’ve got a lot of work to do tonight before bed, so this won’t be long. I’ll just sum up our day today.
*Home school was a success. We learned about the days of the week with a fun new song and did some science activities on the computer.
*I got a lot done at work today…it’s been a little rough adjusting to the boys going with me. It was easier when I could go, get my work finished and leave. Now I’m constantly stopping here and there to do random things. It’ll get better.
*The boys got a lot of play time today. After work we hung around and I got some girl time with Michelle while they played with Amanda. They had a blast.
*We had pizza for dinner. It was good and I’ve been stuffed ever since.
*Right now, Jerms and I are watching The Walking Dead. We just started it on Netflix a few days ago. This show is nuts. Sometimes it’s a little to graphic for me. I’m not one who likes zombie shows, but this is like a bad wreck…you shouldn’t look, but you can’t stop staring! We’re on season 2 now. Any watchers?
*I decided today that I want to cut my hair. I don’t know if I will, but it’s getting on my last nerve. It’s so long, which I love, but it’s so annoying to flat-iron everyday. My hair is so thick. It’s not curly, but it has this wave (not a cute wave…totally worthless wave.) Jerms likes my hair long, so I’ll try to ride it out a little longer. Not sure how long that’ll last.
*I didn’t do the dishes today, so I’ll have a pile waiting on me in the morning. JOY!! It’s a good thing I’m off tomorrow! Well..sort of.
I gotta go. I’m exhausted and I still need to work on the magazine.
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This morning I woke up with a slight headache. All I wanted to do is snuggle in bed and never get up! That didn’t last long though. Jeremy got a call from his mom and his grandma was in town and wanted to see us. I jumped out of bed, we all hurried to get ready, and headed out the door. Don’t worry…I took some Excedrine before we left the house. My headache didn’t last long and we had a fabulous day.
The weather today was amazing. I think the high today was about 75. We spent a lot of time outside playing basketball, Simon says, duck duck goose…we had a great time. We also played a few board games. Have you heard of Minotaurus? It’s a Lego game. Atticus had to have it last Christmas.
I don’t really love the game, but the kids do! I guess that’s all that matters. 🙂
I did a little crafting!! Jeremy made me a framed wood sign a while ago. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it until today. Here’s what I came up with.
There’s a few things I wish would’ve turned out differently, but I really like it for the most part. This is a line from a song, Murder in the City. The Avett Brothers are so talented. If you don’t know their music, you need to check it out now!! Seriously. Check them out.
Thanks for reading!
I bet you guys thought I forgot about blogging tonight! NOPE!! It’s 3 a.m. and I’m still awake.
I’ve had a full day of crafting, working on the magazine, and cleaning. The boys were pretty good today. Not as much fighting as yesterday! Yippee!!
I just finished a card for my moms partner. Cari’s birthday was September 19th and we were in Eureka Springs on vacation. I should have made her card before we left…that just didn’t happen. So I did it today! Better late then never, right?
In the picture from left to right: Me, My mom Tricia, Cari, and my brother Brody.
It’s not really a birthday card…more like a ‘We love you! Sorry I didn’t mail you a birthday card!’ type of card. Does that make sense?
I did some Halloween crafting today as well. Tomorrow the boys and I are going to paint mini pumpkins. That should be fun! I’m looking forward to Halloween. The weather is changing and I am loving the cooler temps. I need to get the fall decor out. Maybe I’ll get to that tomorrow.
It’s getting late. A few episodes of Portlandia and then I’m off to bed.