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Daily Life: What a day!

23 Apr

I am so proud of myself today! I’m completely satisfied with how I spent my day and hopefullyΒ I will find some time to keep up with that much crafting. I realize being a mom and being a caregiver for two other children come first and that’s my most important job but somehow I think I can figure out a way to balance them both. Maybe a little less cleaning on my days off and a little more fun πŸ˜‰ Now that I’ve got my sewingΒ stuff out and had a little fun with it I am back to making lists of ideas to make! Obviously they are going to have to be budget friendly so it may be a once a month kind of thing but the more I sew the more I realize how much I love it!!

I’ve also got a few more ideas up my sleeve for some other things πŸ˜€ I made a list of different scarves that I want to make and since I am going to be done with the pink stripes in two rows I can’t wait to dig into these! I have also wanted to try doing something a little different with crocheting, like those little stuffed animals, bracelets, and of course monograming. One of these days I’ll get enough guts to try it out on one of my already made scarves but I think I keep second guessing myself!

Tomorrow we are spending the day visiting family for easter. Nana bought E the cutest dress ever and I can’t wait to see her in it! I promise I’ll take pictures and let you see πŸ˜€ This is also going to be the first time that E hunts for eggs! Let’s see if she figures it out πŸ˜‰ I hope she does!!

Love Always,

J

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Crafts: A Mom’s Day Off Success Story ;)

23 Apr

Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely love my child. I really really adore her – but today ROCKED! I put aside my daily chores, put aside the cleaning nagging feeling inside, put aside electronic distractions, gave my child to her Nana, and B even got out of the house to pick up a few things and wash his car πŸ˜€

Today was a completely awesome mommy day off and I have proof to show πŸ˜‰

I’ve been dying to pull out my sewing machine so I started off with some scrap fabric I picked up and a zipper I had for another project πŸ˜› I didn’t use a pattern or really measure (very well). I just made a zipper pouch for the fun of not having to follow directions, take twenty minutes to figure out what the heck they are saying, oh and hey I didn’t even iron the fabric πŸ˜› I went all out and did it my way or the highway and I love it!! Now that I’ve finished making it, I have a better idea of an easier more flawless way to make it but who cares!? I just wanted to make SOMETHING! and I did .. so here it is πŸ˜€

I don’t know exactly what I am going to use it for yet, but who cares?! LOOK WHAT I MADE!! So proud of me πŸ˜€

After that I made some report cards for next week. Yes I would show you pictures but they aren’t that amazing. I kinda went skimpy/boring on them just because I wanted to get them done. If I get the itch to make them better after dinner I’ll see what I can do then maybe they’ll be picture worthy.

Then after that I took a lunch break! Yay two PB&J’s pleaseΒ and thank you! Then it was back to work, after I sat for a minute, and watched TV (insert guilty face). I blame B, he was lounging watching TV and I couldn’t resist.

Then back to work it was for me! I decided to use my new paint pens, yes!! I ordered some new paint pens πŸ˜€

So of course I had to use them Right Away!! Well if you saw my last monkey frame.. it was a sad disaster. I decided now that I have the colors I needed that I’d try again. Here’s how it turned out:

Much better looking monkeys if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰ Well that was way too much fun! I needed today to kick it back and just be creative and I have a feeling I’m going to have to figure out how to do this with E somehow. I’ll have to come up with some plans on keeping her distracted happy and maybe even crafty with me (as in crayons and paper crafty). Never know until you try!?

Well it’s about time to go pick munchkin up so I’ll be back later tonight!

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: A Mommy Day Off!

23 Apr

First off, I want to say a BIG thank you to my mother-in-law for giving me a mommy day off!! Hopefully Nana and E have a fantastic day together πŸ˜€ while I get a million things done!! There are so many things that I just keep putting off and this is going to be the day I get as much of it done as possible!! I’m trying not to clean today.. if at all possible because I clean every day and if I just waste my mommy day off cleaning I think I might scream..

So what’s on my list to do today?

Obviously something crafty πŸ˜‰ but I do need to do some filing and going through the paperwork that’s stacking up on my desk. I’m going to get at least one load of laundry done and that will be all the cleaning that I do! I want to go through my craft books and extra craft stuff to get some inspiration but my major list is what I am not allowed to do today!

I’m turning off the TV and only listening to music today. No cleaning miscellaneous stuff that I can do any other day!! No making an extravagant lunch, I’m eating PB&J’s. Fast, easy, back to mommy day. No computer after this blog post .. I’ll just have to get over it πŸ˜‰

This is my one chance to actually do the list of things I’ve been wanting to do without interruptions!!

Wish me luck πŸ˜‰

Love Always,

J

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