Friday, January 29, 2010

Big Boy

Blake is turning into a big boy right before my eyes. He now likes to sit at the table to eat his snack. *Sigh* Where has the time gone?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sew Darn Cute

I'm back. I promise for real this time. I've really missed blogging and have no really good excuse except poor time management. What else is new, right?

Anyway, last time I was at JoAnn Fabric I picked up the book Sew Darn Cute. I didn't really have time to look at it in the store because Blake was screaming his lungs out and I thought we were going to get kicked out of the place. So, I grabbed it and ran to the check-out counter.

I was very lucky because it has 30 great projects that a beginner like me can sew. The first project I made were these.

Aren't they cute? They are super, super simple. All you need is a letter template, Heat'n'Bond Lite, and some fabric.

I also made some cute onesies for a friend that just had a baby girl last Wednesday. I'm so excited to give them to her tomorrow.

Other than that, it's the same old, same old around here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's a 2 blog life for me...

Have you missed me? If so, you can catch up with some of my recipes on Real Moms Cooking.

Adjusting to the 2 blog lifestyle has been more difficult than I thought. It's kind of like when you have a 2nd child. You don't want the oldest child to feel any less important, but the youngest child needs so much attention at the beginning.

Anyway, I've been snapping away here, but really our lives are quite mundane at the moment. The weather has been very cold and windy, so that means hardly any outside life.

Don't worry though, I have some things up my sleeve.

See you soon with a real post.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Next time on...


I've watched Survivor since season one. I've only skipped one season and I'm not even sure why I skipped it.

I have a plan, a strategy if you will, to win it all. I'm totally type a, bossy, cranky when I don't eat, and dry heave at the thought of eating gross things. BUT, I am (somewhat) athletic and good at making and keeping relationships.

I also get very determined when someone says I *can't* do something and my husband feels I could not last out there in the wild (and so does my Mom!). So, I would have to prove them wrong.

I think the absolute worst part of the entire process would be being away from my kids and my husband. I would miss a lot in those 40ish days (I'm winning remember?)!

I always talk about sending in a video and have never done it. I'm thinking I really should this time. Any ideas?

Would you ever do Survivor?

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Design

I'm so happy with my new blog design! The lovely Jackie from Memories by Design helped me come up with my new layout and I just love it.

Check her out here.

Let me know what you think!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. A wonderful man who had the courage and conviction to stand up for what he knew was right. A man who against all odds, changed the course of history in our country. A man who loved the lord and cherished his family.

My favorite line from his famous "I have a Dream" speech is:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

What's yours?

Haiti Relief

Anyone else feeling as helpless as me when it comes to the people in Haiti? Such a terrible situation on top of living condtions that weren't that great in the first place.

If you want to donate some money, may I suggest Doctors Without Borders? It is a great organization that does such wonderful things all around the world. You can donate here.

There is also Craft Hope. Another great organization. Check them out here and the etsy shop here.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Real Moms Cooking

Recently a friend of mine was posting on Facebook all the wonderful things she has been making. They range from candy to soups and they all look so wonderful. I casually mentioned that we should start a blog together and guess what, she thought it was a great idea!

So, I'll still post recipes here, but most of them will be on our blog, Real Moms Cooking. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Hi! Remember me? I'm the bad blogger that hasn't blogged since last year. I'm sorry blog friends.

We had a great Christmas. We stayed in Michigan this year, and although we really missed our family, we didn't miss the 8 hour drive.

New Years was also fun. At the last minute we decided to head over to our great friends' house and we had a great time.

Of course, I got sick again between Christmas and New Years and now I am sick again with a sinus headache. This time of year is not good to me.

I also broke down and went to the doctor to talk about my sleeping issues. She prescribed me some Ambien to take a few times a week, so at least I'm sleeping a few days instead of none.

I'm also working with a web designer to update the blog. So, I hope you will stick around. I'm getting back into the blog "groove" after reading some very inspiring posts around the blog world.