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Dinning Out for Lunch

7 Mar

Payton and I were invited to Fredrick Maryland for a lunch date and even though it was a rainy day, we had blast!

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If you have never been to Frederick but are near the area, I suggest taking a day to stroll around. It is beautiful! There are so many great shops and restaurants, the people are friendly, and the atmosphere is stunning.

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I met with a friend to catch up after a year! We both were pregnant the last time we had met and it was so nice to meet each other’s little ones. Of course, Payton was excited to get out of the house and be entertained by other people!!

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We ate at a little place called Firestone’s Culinary Tavern. This place was amazing! The staff was attentive, the food was on point, and you could really tell that they take great care in every detail.

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Needless to say, we will be back! Next time I plan on taking Emma and making a day of it!

Daily Life: Who needs sleep?

10 Aug

It’s now day two of our trip and both E and I are lacking sleep! We got to Maryland in time for lunch and then checked into the hotel right at nap time. Instead of actually napping though E just laid in her makeshift crib and sung twinkle twinkle little star over and over.. I have to admit I am seriously impressed with how still and quite she was for the two hours but the napping part of it didn’t happen!! I was a little worried how the rest of the day would go and I had every right to be!

E decided since she had some down time she would be a riot at the viewing.. lucky me!! I spent the majority of the night chasing her around, watching her melt into a tantrum every time I said no, and try not to look to embarrassed when she growled and everyone. That’s right – my daughter RAWRS like a dinosaur or monster… at everyone. (Thank you Caillou)

That was pretty much my day yesterday 😛

This morning I woke up 4:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep. You would think from being completely exhausted I’d pass out no problem but that’s just not the case! Instead I’ve been up working on feature’s and miscellaneous work. So this car ride to Philly? I hope we both get some shut-eye 😉

Love Always,

J

Crafts: A day for me!

3 Aug

First let’s start off with a big THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to my amazing mother in law who is letting me get up tomorrow morning – get a shower/breakfast & feed Emma – then giving me the rest of the day tomorrow to do crafts!! I am going to be in craftaholic mode and I am going to have ALL day to do it!

If you don’t know me, you might be thinking that I’m totally selfish and what kind of mother would take a day off for crafts!? Well I am being a little selfish – but crafts is my second income and you would go to work and have someone babysit your child in a heartbeat right? Also, I don’t do this often at all so I get plenty of time with my baby girl and she knows how much I love her. One day won’t hurt us.. I think.. haha!

If you do know me, get excited!! I have a ton of new things to look forward to! I will also be making a few replicas of the other things you’ve seen before for inventory reasons but I promise I won’t post doubles 😉 There are going to be some things you probably weren’t expecting and if you read my last post then you probably know a few of the things I’ve got in store!

If you’re waiting for a new scarf — you’re going to have to wait a little longer 😉 Since I can crochet while doing a zillion other things, I am focusing a majority of my time doing sewing stuff and other miscellaneous projects! One especially is driving me crazy I can’t wait to post it!

I hope everyone is just as excited as me!

Love Always,

J

 

 

 

Crafts: A Crafty Day Indeed!

29 Jul

Today was the ultimate crafty day! Yesterday I was feeling lost, confused, and frustrated. Staying on a schedule with a two-year old and one year old is really hard!! Not to mention that I no longer get a break at 5:00. My break doesn’t come until 8:00! By then I’m usually on the couch holding up a white flag 😉 You’re lucky if I’m still awake at 10:00!!

I don’t know why today is so different from yesterday. I didn’t make a new list of things or organize my life. I didn’t re-prioritize anything or make a new schedule. In fact, I sat on the computer longer today than I usually do (thanks to ravelry.com) and I STILL got more done than I have any day this past week. I guess the important thing is that at least today I was enjoying it. So here I am taking a vow – if I’m not feeling crafty and I just want to mark things off my list. I’m going to make a non-crafty list and mark it off 😉

Let’s keep being crafty for when we are feeling crafty!!  So enough of my talking right? Lets see what I did!

This is a sneak peek of what I’m working on at the moment 😀 I’m sure you all can guess what it is 😉

Then I finally made a swatch so I could play around with my crochet needle. Obviously this isn’t anything special – just trying things out to get some ideas going 😀

 

 

 

A boyish burp cloth

 

 

and a girly one!

Both of this are listed on my etsy page at: http://www.etsy.com/people/DaydreamingGifts

It may not seem like all that much but I feel like I’ve completed more than I put on my to do list for the weekend! Which is good since we are going to Maryland again to see my grandmother. Which means long car ride – which means crocheting the whole way there and back.

Then since I got addicted to raverly.com I am meeting a group of people for a Stitch & *itch (hehe I love the name but we’ll keep it child friendly!) on Sunday. They meet at the local Panera Bread and sit and crochet/knit and chat from 3:00-close! I have a feeling I might just finish my crocheting in one night as long as I’m not too busy talking 😛

If you haven’t been to raverly before it’s basically an awesome website for anyone who does anything with yarn. You create a profile, show off your projects or patterns, sell stuff, join groups, do swaps, find free patterns, buy patterns, ask a question and get a zillion answers on how to do something you’ve never done before. Yeah – it has everything! So if you like any of those things – you should probably check it out 😉

Well I’m going to go back to be crafty because apparently it’s not out of my system yet!!

Love Always,

J

 

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