Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gotta Run

I know that I said I would post the winners of the 'A Blog With Substance' award last night but I think I am going to have to put it off until tomorrow.

We are in the midst of a giant Relay For Life fundraiser today and the walk all night tonight so I just don't have the time right now. I am so sorry to put it off but I really need to finish all of my Relay For Life stuff right now.

Thanks for being understanding.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Awards, parties, and laundry

I hate to be so quick about everything but I have a LARGE pile of laundry that awaits me to fold and put away. For some reason it is always so easy to put in washer and dryer but I absolutely despise folding and putting away!

Anyways, I would really like to thank Susie B. Homemaker for giving me the 'A Blog With Substance' award.

I feel so blessed to be so new to blogland and have 70 something readers and now 2 awards under my belt. I was sure that my mom was the only one who actually read my blog so thank you again Susie B. Homemaker.

The Rules:
•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.

•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.

•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.

My Five Words----

FaMiLy--WhirlWind--InSpiRinG--MotherHood--EveryDay Life--

okay so I cheated on the last word but I couldn't think of just one word to say it with! ;)

Now, if it's okay with everyone else I will post the 10 blogs that I think have real substance later.

Fridays are always so fun with the gazillion blogging parties that take place so I will be linking up with


New Friend Fridays

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Date night with the Hubba Wubba

Last night-

I went on a date with this man-

and this man-

and this man

I know, it's okay if you are jealous of me. I would be too.

All joking aside though, we had a great date night thanks to one of our best friends who so graciously offered for our daughter to stay the night there. (Her daughter is 8 and is best friends with my almost 1 yr old.)

When the movie was over, we walked down main street drinking good beer (no open container law, how cool is that!) and listening to good music.

Then we came home and cooked pad thai, drank a bottle wine, and cuddled next to the firepit-

and we won't talk about what happened afterwards because this is a family friendly blog- duh!!

When I get our camera working, I will post pics of the finished dress I sewed for Olivia- let's just say that it is a practice dress. A new one will be made in light of all the learning that occurred through my mistakes.

I am also in the process of making this-

except mine is a baby pale pink with fabric backing and chicken wire! Can't wait to get my camera working to show you.

Have a great day, I am off to go swimming!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Having a mental breakdown!!!

HELP!!!! So I am in the midst of finishing my little girl's birthday dress and I am about to royally mess this up. I am at a crucial stage of joining the bottom to the top and I am quite positive that I have no clue what I am doing from this point on.

So, I am thinking about going to the one sewing shop in town and begging them for help even though I have already asked about pointers and they said "We don't sew clothes, we make quilts."

I am left with no other choice, I am a desperate woman who really wants to learn and be good at this. I have to keep reminding myself that my first attempt is not going to be perfect, but that leaves me with a question-

How long does it take to finally get things perfect? I don't know if I can handle the imperfectness if it's going to take me years to get things down. Ya know what i mean?

The icing on the cake- it is currently July 6, 2010 and raining cats and dogs. It has been like this all spring and all summer except the one week I was gone. Oh don't you worry, it was 90 degrees when I was gone, and now it currently feels like 50 degrees out- and no I am not just estimating that, told me that.

Oh well- maybe I will just start sewing my apron, it looks easier than this dress I am working on.

I am linking up with Tuesday Tag Along at Twee Poppets

Tuesday Tag-Along

I am hoping to meet some fabulous bloggers over there, especially one that sew- then maybe I can finish this dang dress.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Okay, so my mom gave me her sewing machine last week and I am in love!!! I am currently attempting (I use that word loosely) to make Olivia a dress from a pattern but somehow messed up with my amount of material for the bottom portion so now I am winging it with some fat quarters that were $0.99 at JoAnns the other day. I hope it turns out!

I also got a bunch of patterns that were typically $16 for (brace yourself) $0.99! One of them makes an adorable apron which I bought super cute material for (on sale of course) and laptop carrier pattern, stuffed animal pattern, window treatment pattern, and yoga pants pattern! I am going to be a sewing fool.

The bottom of my Jo Ann's receipt says that I spent $23 and saved $73!!!!!! Now if any of you would like to step up and be my mentor so I don't royally screw this up and lose lots of money in the process- that would be fantastic! (I am sort of kidding about that last part.)

Anyhow.... I will post pics when I charge my camera and get around to it sometime tomorrow.