Friday, October 12, 2012

Pick Your Plum Giveaway by Crazy Little Projects

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

link to an awesome giveaway

I rediscovered the great blog The Cottage Home yesterday. She has some great recipes and tutorials and it is fun to explore and find neat things to make. She is currently having a giveaway for a fat quarter bundle of beautiful Japanese fabrics and 2 rolls of washi tape. The giveaway is sponsored by Modes4u.  You should definitely check them out as they have some beautiful fabric at very reasonable prices. Good Luck!


Clearly I did not get off to a good start with this blog. Life took several different turns and alas I spent a long time away from my computer. It has been a flurry of activity between pulling my older son out of a preschool that was not a good fit, several rounds of sick kids, and then finding out we were moving across the country for my partner's new job. While there are still stacks of boxes to be unpacked, the "dust" is finally starting to settle a little. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks, I will be able to get both the bedrooms in more of a functional and enjoyable condition. The kids playroom and my office/craft room and unfortunately relegated to the last project. I hope to get to it soon though so I can start working on making Christmas gifts and finish a few overdue projects that are already in the works.  It is looking like "My Year of My Own Making Project" isn't really going to get it's start until October!

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and take care until I post again...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oh the sick days

this has been a hard week for us. my little has been sick. i'm not sure with what, but it has involved a fever, crying, lots of holding, what i thought to be possibly ear or throat pain, and now a rash all over his little body. what this translates to, is me not getting much done. between holding the sweet boy, taking care of big brother's needs and not getting much sleep, i am exhausted at the end of each day, and just cringe when i think about washing dishes or folding laundry. i know that as i let it pile up, i am just creating more work for my self, but i can not seem to motivate myself. my recently acquired status of "most improved housewife" that i earned after an intense cleaning frenzy over the last week and a half has quickly been stripped from me. the house is a wreck! i try and remember they are only little once and that i should soak up all the snuggling and holding while i can, but then i get a scathing look from my partner as she arrives home to the mess, and the guilty feelings pile on as i quietly slink away.

my goal for the next week is to work on breaking the projects down to get little bits of success. half a load of dishes...better than none! laundry folded...score! each little bit moves me closer to a clean house and more time to spend with my beautiful boys.