Thursday, November 20, 2008

Birthday Love

My Mom's birthday is in a few days, I sent her a little box I made this past weekend. It put me in the mood to get crafty for Christmas(finally!). I have also been reading a lot of blogs from really impressively crafty people. I sometimes follow links from Ali Edward's blog and then follow links from those links-it gets crazy but very inspiring. I hope to make some of the things I have seen-if I don't get to them, at least they got my wheels turning.

I would love to cover every surface in my house with modge podge glue-I love it that much :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

some progress made

I have been trying to work on the shelves in our family room. When we initially moved into this house I didn't think I could live here two minutes with this oak monster. I was determined to paint it and then decided otherwise, basically because I was scared. It would be a lot of work and could end up looking worse than the wood color. So when my sister said it didn't look bad, just tweak the tile around the fireplace, change out the gold finishes-I happily changed my plan. Although those two things still need to be done, when I started filling the shelves with some new found things I liked all of it much better. I had to borrow hard back books from my dad, and shop the Brass Armadillo a couple times, I even came upon a great shop in the East Village with all sorts of junk-I consider it aged :) Anyways here they are so far, with a couple of shelves yet to go.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the power of suggestion

I am a pathetic shopper-retailers should love me. And the grocery store should send me gifts, I buy everything. I don't know anyone who spends more on weekly groceries than I do. Today I went hungry and pregnant to the store-deadly combination. I basically filled the cart with what ever looked good. This has sorta become a habit in the last several weeks, as nothing has tasted or sounded good so when it does I jump at the chance to enjoy it. That would explain my emergency visit to the Thia restaurant, my U turn to get bagels, and my long out of the way drive for seafood gumbo to go. So I walk through the store at the will of what ever they want to sell that week. These are a few of my favorite things-for today :)
I was sooo proud of myself this year for actually planning ahead for teachers gifts. I thought it was a great idea and inexpensive too-can't go wrong with an Amaryllis. Ah yes you can...the teachers sent home a note saying they don't want gifts and if we still feel so inclined to do something to buy craft items for the class room. Although I did find it refreshing that they were honest with what they wanted and are more than likely tired of getting 80 million ugly Christmas ornaments every year, I was sad that my planning was in vain. I will more than likely have another gift to give, so maybe it won't be a total loss. Ummm Dad...Merry Christmas your getting an Amaryllis :)

I know that I am the mother of this little nugget-but I can't get over how beautiful this little number 3 is! I never had so many ultrasounds, so it is fun to see how things have progressed.

You can run, but you can't hide! Trucker can't get out of being dressed up(I make everyone do it) Doesn't he looked pissed-I'm loving it(we have that kind of relationship) A snuggly Sunday night watching movies. I'm gonna go join them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

something to remember

Marilyn Thomsen : And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving...
(from Ali Edwards blog)