Thursday, August 30, 2007

365 days err 366

So I joined a couple flickr groups today that involve taking a picture once a day for 365 days. There is a leap year coming up so its actually going to be 366 days. So for the next 365 days I have to take a picture of myself. It should be interesting. I'm never good at remembering things like this but hopefully I will this time. I also have to take a picture of an object of my choice once a day. I mean the same object everyday but its my choice what the object is. Did that make sense? I decided on a light bulb. I have a lot of idea's for it. I'm pretty excited. If you would like to follow along with my progress you can check out the pictures here:

366 pictures of me and my lightbulb.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I cut her hair

I broke down and cut L's hair today. She was born with a full head of hair and I vowed to not cut it. I wanted it to grow out so I could just tuck the front behind her ears. I was plagued with the mom bang cut for years of my life and I told myself I wouldn't put my daughter through the same thing. Lately though she refuses to keep any kind of hair clip or hair pony in her hair.. she rips them out and tries to eat them. Her hair usually tucks behind her ear a little but it stays for only a few minutes. She ends up walking around with her hair hanging across her eyes. Then I get to hear comments from my husband like "when are you going to let me cut that", "she looks like a shaggy dog" "She can't see.. no wonder she runs into things" etc... So anywho, today I cut her bangs. I'm just done with fighting her and keeping her hair out of her eyes and now... she has the classic mom cut.
I'm hoping I can let it grow now and she'll be old enough to keep her hair clips in by the time she'll need them.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Like mother like son...

Ever take your kids to the fabric store? It's quite the adventure. I wanted to pick some fabric up today so I packed up the kids and headed out. I probably should have forgotten about it when I realized it was raining for the 6th day in a row. Anywho we get to the fabric store, put L in the cart while K insists on pushing her. Now these are the tiniest carts I have ever see so I'm nervous he's going to tip her over. I told him to be careful and go slow. As I'm standing there looking for the right fabric I see Lia being pushed past me. They're both giggling and waving. Then K spots some superman fabric and asks if we can get it. I told him we could get some and make pillows.
We headed out and ran over to the dreaded wal-mart. Had to pick some things up there. Of course by the time we were done its down pouring and I'm parked 3 miles away from the door. Weeee.... We decided to get some fazolli's for supper. I had one last stop before heading home. I had to pick up a copy of volumeone. I was interviewed a few weeks ago for an article about local etsy artists and it came out today. I can't say anything bad about free advertising. Now its raining pretty hard but I really wanted to get a copy. I drove to the one place I knew would have some. The grocery store. I ran through the rain to get a copy or two. This trip that was suppose to take an hour (fit it in before L's nap) turned into 3.5 hours. L didn't get a nap today and went to bed early. Got home and ate our Fazolli's. K wanted to make his pillows.




He made two of them. He plans on keeping one (which he's sleeping with right now) and giving the other one to his older brother. (whom he sees on the weekends) He even wrapped it up in newspaper all by himself and had me make a bow to tape on. I think he did pretty good for being his first sewing project and being 5. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I've created new things. :)

I decided to make something new last night. I had this old sheet laying around so I made a little baby dress out of it.

I had started making some pj pants out of the rest of the fabric but I cut them wrong. I was pretty frustrated so I broke out my paints and created this baby.

Its a 16 X 20 inch stretched canvas.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Here's something funny so everyone can laugh at me. We have a walnut tree in our yard (ok I think its a walnut tree I'm not an expert) It drops green nut balls every once in awhile. Ok the point of the story. I walked underneath it today and one fell on my head. This tree is probably 100 feet tall. It HURT! Jason was right there so he checked to see if I was bleeding and I wasn't. I thought I was going to pass out. I still have a headache and the spot that it hit is throbbing. Maybe I have a concussion.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

K's brilliant idea

Last night K found my star punch and asked if he could play with it. I showed him how to use it and off he went. After making about 10 stars he yells over to me and says, " Hey mom! I'm going to sell these." I told him he'd have to make a lot more before we could sell them.
Punching out stars like he's a ninja or something. :)

His stars

I asked him how much we should charge for them and he told me $20,000. Wouldn't that be nice.

pink pillows!

I've had this fabric for a long time and I finally did something with it. I made pillows. Its a very soft faux fur.

How fun! YaY for stuffing!

And we're done. :)
I made two of these and will be listing them on etsy very shortly.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Its done!

I finally finished the project I was working on. After many hours of work it is complete. I started blogging about it over here

I added a hook to hang it today and tested it out. It works great. I listed it on etsy earlier today and its already been hearted once. Ok once isn't a lot, but its something. I really hope this sells because I think it is a beautiful piece of art. :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Grow a pet day 10!

Well, I've lost count of the days. I'm sure its been 10 days by now though. My little froggie started out at about 1.5 inches tall and now he is about 5 inches tall. I dumped all of the water out so now I get to watch him shrink. Wee!! The first picture is his last days in water and the second is his first time without water... Time to shrink!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Grow a pet

I just wanted to post days 6 and 7 of my grow a pet.
I'm not sure how much growing he is actually doing anymore.

Another long day

Yesterday I had a long, yet enjoyable day. I got up at 7:30 am. Woke the kids up a few mins later and we headed down to my parents house. We picked my mom and headed off to meet up with some fellow members of WIST-etsy. I met oddstuffbyXanthe and ZenithJade. They were both very sweet. We had a wonderful time. :) Kaden had a lot of fun playing with the kids. We got there a 10 am and left around 2:30 pm. After we were done stuffing promo bags and making post cards and such, we headed over to my grandparent's house. My great aunt Nancy was there too. She has been visiting the past week from Missouri. It was nice seeing her. I think it has probably been atleast 10 years since I had seen her last. She brought her grandkids with as well. Kaden had a lot of fun playing with them as well. Lia had fun too. Poor thing got sunburnt though. I think it was the ride down there because I kept her out of the sun for the most part. We were at my grandparents from about 3:00- 7:00. After all that fun we headed back towards my parents. My dad was home from work by then. He was playing his bass. (that he made himself) and let kaden sing into a microphone. It was pretty cute. Kaden had a lot of fun. Lia thought it was funny as well. We left there around 9:00 and headed for home. The drive took just about an hour. The kids slept the whole way home, which was nice. I cranked up the radio and had my own personal concert of myself singing.. haha.. I was pretty tired so I wanted to keep myself awake. Well that is all.. Had a fun day. We'll have to do it again sometime.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Busy day

Today was kaden's last day of t-ball and soccer. Of course he got popsicles at both. haha.. I'm kind of glad they are over. It'll be nice not having to go anywhere for a few weeks before school starts. Tomorrow is his last day of gymnastics as well. I'm going to keep this short today. I should be doing something else.

Grow a pet.

My sister bought me this thing called a Grow a Pet. Its suppose to grow 600% and take 10 days. I told her I would take a picture everday and blog about it. Mainly for shits and giggles... enjoy. ( I started this on my other blog) I had to move him into a different container because he was getting too big.

I forgot to take a picture for day 4. So here is day 5