Sunday, August 31, 2008

When you live with a 3 year old...

expect this...little tiny underwear, five pairs, one day, no less.

I have no idea why. End of discussion.

Since Slone went with his dad this afternoon and Bo is taking a nap, I did get some sewing done. I worked on Charity's baby bedding. Then I got a little sidetracked...

I really love the way this bag came out! I almost want to keep it for myself! If you like it as much as I do, head over to MoreyGirl.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

She's gonna kill me:)

This post is for my friend, Emma. We've known each other since kindergarten, we graduated high school together, and now we both have two kids.

Here we are at our high school graduation party. Don't worry, there's no alcohol in those drinks. We just thought we were really cool...back in 1999. Haha:)

sorry, that pic isn't great, but I had to scan it!
I'm not sure I have a digital picture of the two of us:)

We had a talk about the "good old days" -you know, the days you thought were the greatest, then you realize that they were not really that great- How fun it is to have a friend that you can laugh at yourself with, and thank goodness, she won't tell all your secrets either.

She says that she reads my blog....we'll see if she does. Enjoy your picture, Emma!
Thank you for being my friend.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

So this is really funny to me. Especially the guy, I have no idea who he is!

This is me

This is a fun website to check out... ...I put in all the answers to my little questionaire below to come up with this.

update: I just logged in and took another look at this and the first word that jumped out at me was "spit" -- glamourous, huh?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I love these boys!

Could those pictures have turned out any better? I love them! I tried to get the boys to pose together but that really didn't work out so well.

Really, are these the same boys!?! Ha~ That totally cracks me up:) That's where they look like their dad. Who am I kidding, they always look like their dad.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Campbell's Pinafore

So I have been sewing...just not a whole lot lately. But I have to get busy! MoreyGirl is going to be at the Spoon River Scenic Drive the first two weekends in October. I will be at "the Shed" which is just a few miles east of London Mills on Rt 116.

Here is a custom order that I just finished up for a sweet woman who I met at the Washington Cherry Festival. It's a reversible pinafore. I love the way it turned out!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Me: from A to Z

(a pic of Mom, me, Maggie, Lyn on Mother's day)

A. Attached or Single? married to my husband but I have those days when my children (their lunch, their juice, their spit) are attached to me.

B. Best Friend? my sisters & mom

C. Cake or pie? pie, but only my mom's

D. Day of choice? Sundays, mostly just for the afternoon naps

E. Essential item? my sewing machine

F. Favorite color? green any shade, but I'd take color over neutrals any day

G. Gummy bears or worms? either....especially with the sour sugar on them

H. Home town? London Mills, IL

I. Favorite indulgence? right now it's popcorn with white chocolate melted over it

J. January or July? July, I dread putting on coats and gloves and hats

L.. Life isn’t complete without? Matt, the boys, checking my email and making something

M. Marriage date? September 8, 2001

N. Number of brothers and sisters? 3 sisters & 1 brother

O. Oranges or Apples? apples

P. Phobias? don't like heights and quite claustrophobic.

Q. Quotes? Jeremiah 6:16b "Ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."

R. Reasons to smile? Everything......except for my paperwork:)

S. Season of choice? I love summer, especially the perfect sweet summer that we've been having.

T. Tag 5 people: I will pass- if you choose to take it, knock yourself out.

U. Unknown fact about me? I have tons of gray/white hair...I have to color it all the time.

V. Vegetable? tomatoes...or is that a fruit....

W. Worst habit? I'm a huge procrastinator

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound

Y. Your favorite food? anything that Mom would fix

Z. Zodiac sign? gemini

Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? hyenas are Slone's favorite right now. Did you know that they like to eat zebras?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bo has graduated!

We finally moved out our high chair. Bo was getting just a little to strong to sit in it. So no more pictures in the high chair....they'll look like this....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You know you are a bad cook when....

you burn the microwave popcorn. I think our microwave has a mind of its own! I set it for 3 minutes every time and sometimes it's perfect, sometimes to many old maids, and sometimes burnt. Actually, the microwave is too small for the bags of popcorn. It's a little dorm sized one that Matt got for his birthday before we got married....and our 7 year anniversary is coming up in about 3 weeks.
I'd really like to have a new one, but I'd like to have all new appliances first:)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Things that made me happy yesterday...

I'm trying to be more thankful for the little things...and yesterday was not a particularly good day. There was a lot of crying and a lot of whining, but I'm going to be thankful anyway.

I am thankful for Matt, that he didn't even throw a fit when we had to leave for vbs and he didn't get supper until after 8pm.

I am thankful for Slone, even though he can't quit saying "stupid"!

I am thankful for Bo, such a sweet boy, but a heck of a screamer.

I am thankful for tomatoes, and how wonderful that red one was this morning.

I am thankful for VBS and the great kids that were in my class last night. (no pic, sorry)

I am thankful for the olympics and that I get to watch Michael Phelps. Go USA! (seriously, I have a small crush)

I am thankful for Charity, and that we don't have to talk about anything important. Yesterday, we just talked about Michael Phelps:)

I know that you'll hate this pic Charity, but I think you're so cute in it:) love you!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Let's try a new look

Never satisfied! Everytime that I look at new digital scrapbooking stuff, I want a new look for my blog!
I saw this set from Leiko Beck. Very sweet and very helpful! Check out her stuff!
Thanks, Leiko!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Time for a Quiz

I found this little quiz over at HowAboutOrange....take it for yourself here

This is what it said about me:

Your home certainly stands out from your neighbours'! There's nothing average or ordinary about the place, and that's just the way you like it. You have a maverick approach to interior design and decoration, finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. And it certainly works for you.

I think that's pretty true. I love weird kooky things. I love pattern. And I love color!

Here's a picture of my kitchen:

This was taken awhile ago, but my kitchen is too dirty to take a picture now. But everything up top of the cabinets is different now. And my fridge is covered in kiddie magnets and art work. But I love that green on the walls! The picture under the cabinets is board that I bought at an auction. It's a handpainted lady, rolling out a pie crust. But she looks like she's missing her right arm. (my husband hates it).

I thought you might want to see what it was like when we bought the place:

Yes, there was carpet and wallpaper. Thanks to my mom and brother for tons of help! We had to drywall over all that mess because we couldn't get it off!

Let me know how your quiz turns out!

While I was "working"....

Today, I was ordering some fabric for my soon-to-be new nephew's room. We are going to do some really fun and really cute things with this fabric from (she has tons of cool Japanese fabrics)

My sister picked this out, much to my surprise! Before she had said, 'oh, I think that I want really modern fabric so he can grow into it:)' And she said it just like that, with a smiley face and everything. Then she sends me an email with this fabric linked to it:) So we are matching it up with some brown polkadot fabric and some lime stripes on the wall. I think that it's going to look really good. (love you, sis, but that story still cracks me up)

Now, I went to my other favorite online fabric store and saw Heather Bailey's new fabric! So I had to check out her blog...and I found this quote:

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I love it. I want this kind of success.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So do you want to know why....

I can't get anything done!?! Because this happens....

Yes, Bo's arm is in the neck hole. And yes, that's because of his brother. And that's not a look of "why are you mad, Mom?", it's "I'm mad, and these cheerios are not making me happy!" I know, I know, I shouldn't have given him that many, but you have not heard this child scream:) Those of you who have heard him scream, totally understand where I'm coming from!

But then you get pictures like this...

and you forget you have the moments like in the first photo.

That is probably as good as it gets for Matt smiling for a photo:) I have no idea why. He looks so good when he smiles. And he has straight teeth.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Little First Birthday Top

Here is a little top that I have made for our little cousin Taylor. Her first birthday party is tomorrow, Slone is super excited about going to her house! They have sheep there and he is loving the barn animals right now. Here is a picture from the 4H fair last night. I think that Bo liked all the animals just as much.

Notice in this picture, Matt is trying to get Bo to stand up:)
They were pretty impressed with the pigs, but Slone says he's going to buy a goat....and a feed the goat.
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