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Thoughtful Thursday: Vocabing it up ;)

2 Feb

My thought for this Thursday is vocabulary! Brought on by my daughter learning so many new words that she’s now making sentences out of them! Her favorite things to say this past few weeks:

“What ya doin?”

“Are you okay!!?”

“Oh mommy, baby crying…” referring to her baby doll then following it with a gentle kiss and cuddle.

“READY, GET SET, GO!!!!!!!!” And she takes of running.

Even though this picture wasn’t from today I wanted to share it with you so you could see the little one in action. She’s been addicted to books, music lover, and an award-winning imitator of PBS Kids Sprout and Nick Jr. Here’s a little preview for you:

This is Emma all snug and cozy under beside her book caddy “reading” one of her favorite books. She has remembered almost every major word on each page so she knows exactly what to say to make it seem like she is reading it for real!! Crazy girl! I absolutely love this picture of her because it’s just the kind of thing I did when I was a kid and I’m sure Brian did too. The oddest places were the most comfortable and she sat there for a good fifteen minutes with this one book!

Thanks to my spell of being sick I’ve also had a chance to get some reading done. I read The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks and it was a page turner! I’ve always been a huge fan of Nicholas and his writing skills. There’s just something about the way he words things or his flow that makes it so easy to read you don’t even realize how many pages you’ve flipped through! Those to me – are the best kind!

I also started another book this week called The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney. I’m only on chapter two so I don’t have any news about this one except for the fact that it sounds super interesting!! It’s different from my usual read and I’m excited about it.

So here’s to widening our vocabulary! Both mom and child 😉

Love Always,


Crafts: Having A Hard Time Keeping Up

4 May

I haven’t been that crafty lately.. It’s been kind of depressing actually! It’s not that I am too busy doing other things or even overwhelmed. It’s that I’ve been taking some me time! Relaxing has been on the top of my priority list while I’ve been planning and coming up with some new inspirations for when I start feeling crafty again. Instead of spending my free time at the craft table going wild I’ve been crocheting or reading. I am already a quarter way through Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and I am loving it. But of course I love it! It’s Nicholas Sparks!! I don’t think I have ever read a book by him that I haven’t liked.

I do have good news though! Tomorrow I have off work and I don’t have any errands to run. It’s a first! So as long as E doesn’t mind I might get some crafty things done. I already finished the pink striped scarf, I just need to take a picture of it so you can see and tonight I am going to learn how to crochet flowers!! I saw it done on another blog with a headband and thought they would be super cute on the ends of my scarves. If I get one done tonight I’ll add that to my list of pictures for tomorrow 😀

I bought a few more things for frames too. Most of them are more on the girly side so if you have boys, I’m sorry! I guess I am more attracted to the girly things since I have one 😛

My next sewing project is going to be a cover for my nook but it might be until next week before that one happens because I need to buy a zipper. But hopefully I’ll have enough money to buy some stuff for my first homemade pillow!! Super exciting. I’ve been dying to make pillows for so long they’ve just been on the bottom of my list to do.

Let’s see if I can get back on the grind 😉

Love Always,


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