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Oh Yes! The Others :)

18 Aug

So here’s to all the other things I got done this week that didn’t make it on my – oh this is so cool I have to talk about it on my blog! – posts 🙂

 

I’ve been making my sisters runners for her wedding, she wanted simple white runners! (Ignore all the wrinkles – it needs to be ironed!)

 

For my first time ever doing table runners – I’m pretty darn proud of my sewing 🙂 I had to show it off! It’s making me even thing I should make some placements and table runners for an every day dinner table! (I see more fabric shopping in my future haha)

I got two new burp cloths done! Hip Hip Hooray! It’s been a while since I’ve made these suckers and I actually missed it. Here’s to make about 50 more before October 😉

 

I thought this bug fabric was too cool – I also think I had an obsession with yellow that day..

 

An almost finished taggie! I plan on finishing this off tomorrow 🙂

And another scarf to add to my collection 🙂 This is already posted on Etsy for sale so if you want it – snatch it up while you get a chance! I don’t know if I’ll have another one like this until after October.

P.S. Doesn’t that make you think of Halloween candy? If only I had added an orange stripe section haha!

 

Hooray for getting things done this week! I didn’t realize how much I really got done until now 🙂 Here’s to another week of accomplishments!
Thanks for stopping by.

 

Love Always,

J

 

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That Money Hungry Feeling!

28 Jul

Sometimes budgeting, working with what I have, and pinching penny’s takes a toll on me. Most days I don’t mind having that, “Make It Work Women.” period in time. Most of the time I love the pressure! It’s like a puzzle that others can’t seem to solve and it makes me excited knowing I can figure it out and make it happen. Other days, I’m like, “To heck with this – I just want to go blow a couple a hundred and not even think twice about it!” It’s one of those to heck with it days!

It doesn’t help when you are online looking at pictures like this:

Welcome to St. Thomas! ❤ Oh how I dream of having a home here!! Keep dreaming right!?

Most of the time all it takes is a little motivation like if I work hard enough and don’t waste my money now, I can find a way to have a lifestyle I’ve always wanted instead of a vacation I’ve always wanted. Instead of going to the beach for a week – I could have a beach house! It’s not one of those days here either. I’m being a little impatient and a little money hungry today! I don’t know exactly what it is but the I want bug has hit this home and Emma seems to be following along!

Today she has done her famous pout a zillion times:

and right after that pout comes an, “I want…!” oh darling – don’t we all?!

I guess I need to go with the advice that I give her, “I didn’t ask you what you wanted sweetie, this is what we are going to do. Maybe next time you can get something you want.”

Don’t worry Emma – Mommy doesn’t like hearing it either 😉 so much so that I might just put on that pout face right here right now!

Back to the drawing board to figure out some motivation to keep me going and keep that money in savings instead of spending.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Unfinished Business!

21 Jun

I have so many unfinished projects that I could probably hide out for a few days and still not finish them all! This is just a picture of the unfinished scarves I started – two of which I’m still working on at the moment! Chances are high I’ll actually get all these done before October but it makes me laugh that I get halfway through and switch to a different color. My attention span just doesn’t last that long 😉

And what better way to put off finishing all those unfinished projects then showing off all the new ones I can’t wait to do!!!?

 

I’m going to show you what you can do with an on sale cheap little girls tank top and some fabric quarters to make it a brand new outfit!

What can you do with some basic baby t-shirts and some extra fabric to make them personal and a one of a kind?

My favorite use for fun socks besides putting them on your feet! You’ll get to see once I finish these up 😉

Have an old tie you don’t know what to do with? I have two different projects to do with just this one tie and a spare T-shirt!

And last but not least – probably the project I’m MOST excited about. What can you do with an old hanger, some thread, and free paint chips?
I am so excited about these new projects I just can’t wait to get started!! Maybe I’ll start one now 😉

 

Love Always,

J

 

Music isn’t my only Therapy <3

8 May

Hello There!

What a crazy week it has been over here and it’s only Tuesday night! I spent most of Monday playing with three gorgeous girls. Child care is like a constant eye opener for me. I love watching Emma play on her own but watching her play with other kids is a whole different ball game! It’s amazing how smart, friendly, and funny little ones are. Each day I get to watch them grow up is just another reminder to me that life goes by so fast and to enjoy every little second that I can.

Emma has been especially amazing these past few days and it’s hard to resist the urge to spoil her rotten! Sure she likes to pick on me and get my nerves but so does everyone else 😉 haha. It’s like she’s finally understanding me and how I function now. We are finally getting into a comfortable routine for both of us and enjoying the transitions that the days bring.

Today my Mother-In-Law took Emma to visit family and she couldn’t have been any more excited! Car trips have become more of an adventure that’s fun and exciting rather than boring and painful 😛 She loves visiting people too and sharing all her wonderful news of all her new things and what she has figured out the past few days.

We got her all dressed up in her new dress which she called her princess dress. She told me that I was beautiful (partially because I had just told her she was) and said Thank You Very Much Mommy – You Are Da Best once I got her all packed up and ready.

It’s funny because as a busy parent working from home on two different jobs, blogging, and trying to find a balance between it all – I always say if only I had more time. Today I had the entire day to get things done and I did, but the thing I did the most was miss my little girl. I wondered how she was and what she was doing. If she remembered to say please and thank you. If she ate her lunch well and picked up her toys.

Before I had this little princess in my life – I used to use music to calm me down and make me realize what was important in life. Sometimes it was the beat of the music, sometimes the lyrics fit my mood perfectly, but most of the time it was that reminder that everyone else was going through the same things I was so there wasn’t any point in worrying so much.

These days it’s my little girl reminding me that worrying gets you no where. That the little things in life are the best. That all it takes to fix a little boo boo is a hug and kisses, then it’s time to get up and keep playing because no matter what happens – life’s too short to worry about things that bring us down.

I love my little therapist.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Tuesday Tutorial: Stadium Cushion!

3 Apr

Welcome to Tuesday Tutorials – where I find awesome easy tutorials for you – now go get crafty 😉

This crafty tutorial comes from: MaidenJane

Sewing Tutorial – Upcycle a Tee Shirt or Sweatshirt Into a Stadium Cushion

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Love Always,

J

Motivational Monday: Let Go

2 Apr

Tuesday Tutorial: Pencil Case!

27 Mar

Welcome to Tuesday Tutorials – where I find awesome easy tutorials for you – now go get crafty 😉

This crafty tutorial comes from: ASpoonfulofSugar

How to Make a Pencil Case

With the new school year nearly upon us in Australia, I am making up a few easy zipperedpatchwork pencil cases. This is a great scrap buster project. The little zippered pouches can be used for all manner of things. Mine was sized to fit approx 6 pens; or a small pack of tissues; or a small notebook and pen; or a few cosmetics.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Love Always,

J

Motivational Monday: Faith

26 Mar

Motivation Monday: Too Smart

19 Mar

Here’s what you’ve missed!

15 Mar

Sorry I have been MIA – this gorgeous weather has me cleaning and spending most of my time outdoors as well as some other reasons you’ll see below. There are so many new things happening around here that I can’t wait to talk about but since I don’t want to spoil it all – I’m just going to show you a few things that we’ve been doing (without spoils). Then when I get my schedule back in tact I’ll share all the goodies!

Here’s a few things you might have missed:

I attempted my first etching – which is obvious because it’s all uneven but who cares!!!!!!! I am so proud of me 😀 Once I get stuck in the house again I’ll be removing labels off of wine bottles like its nobodys business!

Since Brian and I have both been successfully working and doing our best at not spending any money unless it’s bills, gas, groceries, or necessities – we spoiled ourselves a little! We each bought a few things for ourselves and we bought these for Emma! How cute? She’s been wearing them almost all week since it’s been so nice outside and she likes to proudly say these are Emma’s NEW shoes!

Here is another reason I haven’t had ANY time to update/work on my etsy page & blog. Someone decided that napping is no fun and they don’t want to do it any more. Therefore my two hours of work time during nap time have turned into scramble around with my head cut off time because I have no idea how to function without Emma having a nap. Apparently neither does Emma because here she is passed out on the couch an hour before bedtime. She decided to put herself to bed here – lol.

Our first nice weather accomplishment! I took an entire day to get the back patio set up, organized, toys cleaned, and make it Emma and baby friendly! It took FOREVER. But Emma decided to accomplish something as well – she climbed up the slide and went down all by herself! For the past year – all she would do is climb up and scream every time you tried to help her slide down. HOORAYY  she’s becoming so independent 😉

If you hadn’t noticed the same squinting face above – it’s Emma’s new way to say CHEESE to the camera. Silly girl. This was a Mommy-Daughter day out that involved so many errands that I had completely no intention of getting them all done. Since someone was a complete angel we got ALL except one of the errands completed (and that wasn’t her fault or mine!) so we got a milkshake for a treat – that Emma kept calling a cake lol.

So it’s not that I don’t love you. I haven’t posted because I’ve had my hands a little full these days! Either someone will start getting Quiet Alone Time or Nap Time happening soon or I’m going to have to find 2 different hours to get some work done 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Love you all and hope to be back to chat soon!

Jennifer

 

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