Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fabric love.

Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the day? I have a playgroup to go to in the next hour. Then I need to fold laundry. I've been putting it off the past day or two. I know bad bad housewife. Until playgroup though, here I sit looking at fabrics online. I have some projects lined up and need fabric ideas. I love Amy Butler fabrics. The colors and patterns are all amazing. Who wouldn't want their home decorated with all her lovely fabrics?

Heart. Love.

Morning Mist.

Sun Glow.

Tea Box. perfect name.

Full Bloom.

You can also get lots of her older fabrics on Etsy of course!

All photos via: Amy Butler

My Student of the Month

Brogan was picked as February's Student of the Month for his class. Today was a fun little lunch to honor him and the other students of the month. It was so nice eating lunch with him and seeing him be honored. Here's a picture of my boy proudly displaying his award. I took other pictures but because there are other people's children in them, I don't feel comfortable posting them on an open blog. :)

hehe don't mind the food on his face from lunch.

I'm so proud of him!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Craft of the Week

Another week of not knowing where we are moving to. So another week of a craft project to keep me busy!
Once again a craft from Tatertots and Jello! I seriously love her blog. For step by step instructions {as well as other fun goodies} please check her out!
Now I'm not going to say this project was easy. This was my first time doing *anything* like this at all. I really struggled with getting paper straight, bubbles, and the corners. I have no problem showing you my little "flaws" either. Even with my bumps though, I really enjoyed this project and can't wait to do more things like this.

First problem for me *because I'm completely anal about order and balance* is the way I patterned the paper. I should have started and ended with the blue paper.

You can see here that the paper is not exactly in the corners. That was rough! Especially since the light paper showed ever wrinkle.

See how shiny the tray becomes after sprayed with enamel (she used polyurethane). Also noticed the bumps and creases in my paper. Told you it wasn't perfect.

But even with the little flaws, I still love it. I love the antique-ish feel.

I already have next week's craft figured out so stay tuned. I hope it turns out great.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cupcake Wrapper Wreath

This week I fell in love with this Cupcake Wrapper Wreath over at Tatertots and Jello . Seriously how cute is that! So I decided to make one myself. Obviously not a Valentine's Day one. I was going for a fun spring theme but ended up loving the colors for my girls' room. I have a ton of wrappers left over so I plan on making matching "kissing" balls to hang around their room. I can't wait to make another one!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Mountain

Facebook is full of really annoying applications. I ignore, hide, and block most of them. But one that I personally like is "God wants you to know". I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but for me it's something that help give me faith during the week. Even though I know it's random and cheesy it's scary that sometimes they are exactly what I need to hear at that moment.

Here's mine from yesterday.

"On this day, God wants you to know...
... that recession is also a time of great opportunity. Time and time again success has its roots in failure, because failure knocks you down from top of the hill so you can then climb a mountain. Yes it's unsettling, yes it's scary. But this can be your greatest opportunity in life, - if you choose it. The recession has cleared the space of clutter, - think what have you always wanted to do but brushed aside from the top of your hill? Now is the time..."

I have been feeling like a huge failure recently. I blame it on my lack of involvement in things outside of the home. Or maybe it's because I'm slightly envious of all the things my husband has accomplished and will be accomplishing over the next few months. Either way I've decided it's time to do something for myself. To do something and actually stick with it. To not give up. To not feel like a failure anymore. When we move in a few months I will be going back to school. I don't want it to take away from my kids so I'll probably stick with online classes for now. Part of me feels like it's pointless to be doing this because I want to be a SAHM. I don't want to go back to work, they are my "job". But I need to do this for me. For me to feel like I accomplished something other then being a mommy and wife.

So this cheesy aaplication is like a little push or sign to go forward with my decision. Now to only figure out what I want to go back to school for. I am praying about it. I've given it to God and I know he will help me climb the mountain.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Not so much

I've been contemplating this post for couple of weeks now. I even have several drafts saved. But thanks to Cookie and Cups post about Mommy Guilt I can say I fully agree with her. She said it all better then I ever could. I mean honestly, how many times has someone said to you, "You're Supermom!" I know I hear it quite often and everytime it makes me feel more of the opposite. Because I never feel like I do enough.

There's always something to do, some errand to run, some nose to wipe, some homework that needs help, some snack or meal to prepare, some clothes to wash,some chore to do, some....well you get the point. There's always something. And everyday I get more and more overwhelmed. More and more tired, weak, and closer to feeling like throwing in the towel and just giving up. Most days I can't juggle it all and feel like I'm barely floating above water.

But this is just me. I know I could give it more effort. Not sit as long on the computer reading blogs (thanks to all those that have me addicted :P ). There are women out there that truly give their all in being a mom, wife, and everything else that comes along.

Where do they get there motivation from?
Supermom Pictures, Images and Photos
photo via photobucket

What do you think makes a Supermom?

Are you a Supermom?

Me? not so much.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Yes! Finally I baked something. One of my goals was to bake more and it only took till the end of January for me to bake my first tasty treat. Go me! ok, ok maybe not go me but I'm allowed to laugh at myself.

Alright so about what I baked. Yesterday was my husband's 32nd birthday and he wanted chocolate and chocolate. So I gave him lots of chocolate.

*Disclaimer: It would be wise if you didn't lick your computer screen.

Whipping up some chocolate buttercream.

Leveling the cake.

Creaming the ganache filling.

Making fun textures in the buttercream....with a spoon ;P

I wanted to bury my face in it.

Making the man light his own candles.

That's a lot of candles. And a lot of wax dripping on my perfect buttercream. Thanks old man!

I hope my readers enjoyed my first tasty treat of the year. Now off to accomplish more goals. Happy Monday!