Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beauty of the Earth

First of all, I have to say I *love* this sentiment. Mostly because it reminds me of one of my favorite choral songs, which shares the same name. If you aren't familiar with it, you can hear my favorite arrangement (by John Rutter) here. It really is lovely. I sing with our city choir, and we've done this piece a few times over the years.

ANYHOW! The set I used for this card is from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, and it's called Autumn Blessings.... but I didn't want to make an autumn card. I took inspiration from my memory of all of the pretty green leaves we see in spring and summer (LOL! Spring? Summer? What's THAT?!). I stamped the leaves in Garden Green, then sponged over the entire piece with the same color and a little Close to Cocoa. Then I added a strip of vellum across the card and stamped the sentiment in Close to Cocoa as well. I topped that with white organza, and green organdy ribbon, as well as a few primas and dew drops. It's simple, but I love it. I'm particularly pleased with how my sponging turned out. I seem to be hit or miss with sponging massive areas (like, anything more than the edge of the paper).

I hope you like it!

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Friday, February 27, 2009

100% All Boy!

Do you {heart} papers? I do! There are so many awesome things you can do with all of the different papers out there. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that I am first and foremost a card maker. I rarely alter anything, because to be honest with you I don't know that many people who would appreciate the time and effort that goes into the finished product. But I knew when I saw some of the following stamps and papers at i {heart} papers that I had to haul out the Mod Podge and make something... FOR ME! Woot! So, I ask you....

What happens when you take one picture frame from the Dollar Spot at Target....

Add some super cute All Boy designer paper (which, by the way, happens to be on sale right now!) and a few random buttons:

Some 1/4" White Glimmer Ribbon (reminds me of sparkly stars) and these adorable Changito in Space stamps (also on sale! ...just sayin'!)????

The cutest little boy frame!!

I made this for my desk. I know which pics I want to put in it, but have to order the prints yet, and wanted to get it posted so I just wrote in where the photos will go (as if you didn't know - doh!) for now.

It's amazing how a little paper and ribbon can jazz up a $1 find, isn't it?!


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Thursday, February 26, 2009


It's new release time at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps! Are you excited? I know I am! I just love this new set called Elegant Blessings. Isn't that cross beautiful?! The set comes with some great sentiments, too. It's very versatile.

To make this card, I stamped the cross on white paper, then layered that on the black. I cut my DP the same size as my white cardstock and then sliced a cross in it with exacto knife (before layering it onto the white). Once I had it in place, I tore away the center of the DP to reveal the cross (curling the edges up, then sponged them with black ink), and added some tiny gemstones for a little bling. I also tried a new style of bow on this card. I've seen them done elsewhere, but never tried it myself. I like the results though!

This is the last stop on the blog hop for today, but be sure to pick up again tomorrow at Christi's blog! If you missed yesterday's peeks, you can find all of the links for the blog hop in my sidebar. :)

Enjoy the day,

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In #7

Sorry this is so late today! I have been doing the post during naptime lately, and today there was none. Argh. I hate it when that happens! I did get the boys in their rooms for some quiet time, but then got a phone call from a friend, so one thing lead to another and here I am at 9:45pm!

SO! How was your week? Did you lose this week? I had a good loss, after two or three weeks of plateau. I lost 3 lbs this week! Woot! That brings my total lost to 15 lbs, which is more than halfway to my 28 lb. goal. It also means I now weigh less than I did when I got married back in 1999. I'm excited about that! Curious about how much difference 15 lbs can make? Check it out! You'll notice I made that post almost a week ago. I weigh myself daily (taking each day with a grain of salt obviously, because there can be a lot of fluctuation in day to day weight loss), and lost the 3 lbs sometime between weds morning and thurs morning last week. So I made dh grab a camera and capture the moment before I lost it. LOL! I did fluctuate a bit (up, then back down), but I held on to the bottom line, so I'm happy about that.

I've been doing great with my exercising. I'm really enjoying it. I do The Biggest Loser Workouts... season 2-3, I believe. So, Bob Harper kicks my rear on a near-nightly basis. Once in awhile I'll toss in a Weight Watchers workout video or a Richard Simmons video to shake things up, but I really like Bob a lot so I seem to keep going back to him. One thing I definitely need to keep working on though is eating earlier. I'm still eating between 8-9 every night (after the kids are in bed). It's a hard habit to break.

Speaking of eating, my blogger friend Michelle sent me a recipe for "Diet Chicken" :o) this week, so I'll share it here:

6 Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, optional (I didn't use these)

Mix together soy sauce, honey and seeds (if desired)
Place chicken in slow cooker, spooning 2 Tbsp. of mixture over each breast. Pour any remaining sauce over top after all the chicken is in the cooker.
Cook on low 4-6 hrs, or until meat juices run clear.

That's it!! It ends up being 170 calories per serving. I garnished it with fresh pineapple on the side. Really good!!!

I can't wait to try it!

Enjoy the day ;o) night!


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From Us

Here is another super fun card using that Spring Fling set that I am absolutely in love with over at i {heart} papers. Each of these bunnies are a separate stamp in the set, but I thought they were soooo cute when paired up with this sentiment ("Happy Easter to you and your family from us")! I drew in the ground line and a little grass after I stamped them. And I tried my hand at a little shading on white images for once. It turned out better than I thought it would, but I still have to practice some. You know how it goes!

The DP you see is called Anna's Bananas. I love that it is so light and springy, but then has a few super thin black lines in it as well. You can see one running across the card at about the same level as the top of the slit punch. I added a little of the stardust stickles over the ground for some texture, and added the brad for a little twist.

I hope you like it!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So, my original goal with bringing out the camera yesterday was to capture Jack's (a.k.a. "Bee")army crawl. Henry was just fascinated with the camera though, so that didn't really work as planned. Here's another clip... This was my first attempt. :)

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Dream Big!

Is this not the cutest owl ever? Her name is Olivia, and you can find her over at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. There are a few different sets with/for her, so be sure to check them all out! I think she's adorable.

To make this card, I stamped the branch on one piece of paper, and the owl on a different one. Then I cut the owl out and mounted it over the branch on dimensionals. I also added a little crystal effects to her beak and claws (I almost typed "toes"!). Both of the DP's are from Basic Grey. I added a yellow dew drop to the center of the flower, and used more of them to create a little silhouette of a moon over her shoulder. I thought that was pretty clever, but maybe it's just me. :o)

We have a release party and a blog hop coming up for SNSS, too. It starts tomorrow, but I take my turn on Thursday. You'll find more details in my sidebar on that. Korin has some super cute new stamps coming out, so be sure to take a look at all the DT blogs over the next few days.

Finally, I have to share a recipe. I made one of our favorites last night: Beef Taco Bake. It's a Tastefully Simple recipe, and their Corn & Black Bean salsa is one of the main ingredients in the dish. It's soooo good! If you've never ordered from TS, I would highly recommend it! And if you don't already have a consultant that you work with, remember our blogger friend Lorie Ames is one! She didn't ask me to post this, I just thought I'd mention it. Trust me, she'll be surprised when she reads this. :o)

Enjoy the day!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Army Crawl

Here's a quick video of Jack's army crawl. He's been doing this for about a month now (maybe a little longer?), but has recently picked up speed. He's pulling himself up some, too. I have a video of that to share another day. Stay tuned!

You can also hear Henry in the backgroun on this. He is enthralled with the camera, but only wants to be on the back side of it so he can see what's going on in the little screen. :)

Pardon the Christmas music in the background. Henry has a National Geographic video of Santa telling him about all of the different animals at the North Pole, and he just loves it. The songs are all about the animals, but set to the tune of various carols. He loves his, "Santa wif ameals" (i.e. "Santa with animals") :o)

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Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, Day 3

Here we are with our final day of peeks at Pink Cat Studio's Enchanted Lily set! The final image is the leaping Lily that was in the contest that started it all. :) I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch for the card, and paired Lily with some of my favorite baby themed DP. Why's that? Well, see, a friend of mine is expecting, and she's wishing for a girl... so I thought this would be a cute little card to send to her. Get it?! What do you think?

And here is the complete set for your viewing pleasure (heehee):

Enjoy the day!

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, Day 2

It's day two of our Enchanted Lily release over at Pink Cat Studio, and I have TWO cards to share with you today. All of the stamps you see are from the set, with the exception of the big SU! background stamps I used on each card (Paisley Print above, and Love Swirls below).

I just love this image of Lily on the mushroom! The image itself is actually the main mushroom with one smaller shroom on either side. I stamped the small shrooms twice, then cut them out and raised the outer two up on dimensionals to give the card a little depth. I also drew in the lady bugs "trail" by hand. I love the way it turned out.

For the card below, I tried my first circle card I don't have a circle die this big, so I traced a cd twice and cut it out, then scored it about a half inch in on each piece and glued them together above the score. I was trying to simulate a lily pad, but it didn't quite work out the way I'd hoped. I still think it's cute, it's just not the look I was going for. You know how it goes! :)

Tomorrow is our last day of sneak peeks, and I will also show you the whole set! You'll love it!

Be sure to check out the AMAZING work from the rest of our design team:

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van der Veer
Nikki Fairbairn
Suzanne Dean - February Guest Designer
Vicki Garrett

Enjoy the day!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, Day 1

Do you remember when Pink Cat Studio had that little contest with the digi-image of Lily the Fairy? WELL! Let me tell you! lol. That contest was such a hit, that Melissa decided to make a whole fairy themed stamp set for Lily, and it's called Enchanted Lily. The set will be released on Monday (2/23), so I have a few days of sneak-peeks lined up for you ahead of time. Isn't this just the sweetest image? I love it! And the sentiment is a perfect match.

Be sure to check out the blogs of all of my fellow design team members on my sidebar, including our first Guest Designer - Suzanne Dean!

Stay tuned for more fun peeks tomorrow and Sunday. I really think you're going to love this set!


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Friday, February 20, 2009

Halfway There

If you've been paying attention to my sidebar, you know that I've been participating in the Pound for Pound Challenge that was issued on The Biggest Loser. I pledged to lose 28 lbs during this season of the tv show, which ends around May 5th. As of yesterday, I'm down 15 lbs. I thought it would be fun to do a little comparison photo, so I had Darrin snap one of me last night.

I can totally see the difference in my face between these two pictures! I also am loving that more of my favorite clothes are starting to fit. As of today, I weigh one pound less than I did when I got married 9.5 years ago! Woot!

Although I am over halfway to my PFP goal, I still have quite a ways to go to my overall goal, but I'm trying to focus on one step at a time and stay realistic about everything. Big thanks to everyone who has encouraged me this far! Keep it up! You have no idea how much your words mean to me.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Easter Blessings

Ok, I got a little flack for saying Easter was the next holiday when I posted my last card. Seems I forgot about St. Patrick's Day. In my defense, I am neither Irish, nor Catholic, and I can't even indulge in green beer at the moment, so I'm going to pretend that one doesn't exist. *wink* It's easier than admitting I might have made a mistake. hee hee.

Here is a quick SNEEK PEEK (!!) of a new set from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps that is going to be released in March. The set is called Easter Lily, and yes, I know these flowers are traditionally white. I have not yet perfected the art of shading a white object, so I opted to go with more of a daffolily. HA! Hey, it could happen. Want to see more sneek peeks? Check out the recent round-up post on the SNSS blog. You can also see some cards made with their new line of digi-stamps.

Guess what else I have to share? You are not going to believe this, but I actually read another book. I know! Crazy, right? I started yesterday morning, and finished all 200 pages in the span of about 24 hours.

Albom has written three books to my knowledge (also The Five People You Meet In Heaven, and Tuesdays With Morrie), and I've read them all. I did't care for Tuesdays With Morrie (and yeah, I know I'm in a minority there), but I loved Five People, and I also LOVED this one! It was such a touching and heartfelt story, I was honestly sad that I got through it so quickly. I passed it on to my Mom tonight, and I'm hoping she enjoys it as much as I did.

Enjoy the day!


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In #6

Well, we're already at week 6! Can you believe it?! I can't believe I'm still trying to lose weight, to be honest. So many times in the past I've started something like this only to get frustrated and give up about a month into it. I'm really trying to make this a doable lifestyle change rather than something drastic, so I'm trying to stick with it as much as possible.

That said, I knew this week was going to be difficult with Valentine's Day. My goal was to maintain for the week, and I did a pretty good job. I gained 4/10 of a pound. Saturday night we went to see the musical Wicked, and had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants before hand. When I started this journey, I promised myself I would not deny myself any food, and Saturday night I pushed that philosophy to the limits!

I had a yummy dinner that started with french onion soup (hello sodium!), then salad, then chicken alfredo with garlic bread (my favorite!). We even splurged for dessert and had these amazing cast iron cookies served while still warm with ice cream over the top. It was DIVINE! I couldn't even finish the whole thing, that's how rich it was. I also polished off a half pound box of my favorite chocolates this week. Oye. Like I said, I knew it would be a bad week, but I think I handled it pretty well. I continued to exercise daily and tried to stick with my water and eating earlier, etc. Now I'm putting my nose back to the grindstone for another month before my next big weekend which will be March 21. :o) Overall, I'm pleased with how things went.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, Wicked was AMAZING! Hands down the best musical I've ever seen (and I've seen pretty much all of them!). Highly recommended if you're ever able to get tickets. I wish I could go see it again before it leaves our area, but they're sold out for the rest of the run. Dang!

One last thing... One of my friends and blog readers is wondering if anyone has any use for some older VHS aerobics tapes? From what I understand she's just looking to get rid of them, not looking to sell them. If you're interested, visit Debby's blog and leave a comment there with your comment info and let her know. Even if you aren't interested in the tapes, it's worth a click over just to see the amazing work Debby does.... but make sure your speakers are low. Debby likes to rock it out on the blog. ;o)

Enjoy the day!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hoppy Easter

Hoppy Easter!!! Can you believe Easter is the next holiday?! CRAZY! Wasn't it just Valentine's day like, last weekend? Oh... wait... ;o) HA! Anyhow! This is a cute little card I whipped up with some of the yummy papers and accents from i {heart} papers. Isn't it adorable? I used SU's Soft Sky and Certainly Celery for the base colors. The eggs are all cut with my oval Nestabilities using the papers Isn't She Lovely/Little Lady (that's the first, third, and last egg) and Oven Door (second and fourth egg). The cute little Easter Bunny comes in a pack of four, with four of those little beaded flowers that I used for his tail. The other little flowers were from my stash, but I just noticed you can buy more of those beaded flowers separately, and they would have been perfect too. The sentiment is from the same set I used on the last card (scroll down to see it), and it's called Spring Fling. I am absolutely in love with that set. And there are only four left in stock right now, so don't hesitate if you are interested!!

I also want to share another book with you. As I mentioned before, I've cut back on blogging so that I can get back to some of my other favorite hobbies, and reading happens to be one of them. I picked this book up at a used book store recently on recommendation from a friend. I had mentioned that I loved Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, and he suggested that I read this. Of Brown's four books (the third being Digital Fortress, which was also very good), this was his favorite. At the time I didn't even remember hearing about it, so I bought it.

By about 20 pages in, I realized I had read it before, but couldn't for the life of me remember how it ended.... So I kept reading. All 723 pages of it. Though I will say it was a very quick read, and hard to put down like all of his other books. The synopsis is a bit long, so I'm not going to post it here, but if you want to check it out, you can read it HERE. I would highly recommend any of his books if you haven't already read them, but I have to say Angels and Demons is still my favorite of the four. It will be released as a movie starring Tom Hanks on May 15. I hope it's good. I wasn't too crazy about the DaVinci Code movie. It wasn't nearly as good as the book was.

Anyhow, that's all for today! Have a good one!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Joys and Blessings is springtime, right? Come on. Pleeeease? Please let it be spring! Ok, so that didn't work. I guess technically it's still winter, but I can still think spring, right?!

Look at these yummy spring images and colors! WOOT! Seriously, how stinkin' cute are those flowers? And I love that you don't have to color anything in. Don't get me wrong, I love my copics and I love to color, but sometimes it's nice to not have to do it, ya know?

Everything you see here is from i {heart} papers. Kate has some awesome new spring papers in stock, so be sure to take a gander when you get a chance. I think you'll be happy with what you see! The stamp set I used for the card is called Spring Fling. It's super cute for spring or Easter cards. There are even eggs in the set, and a cute little chick, too. :) The DP you see is actually both sides of the same paper (flowers on one side, stripes on the other) and it's called Pinstripe. I used some yellow stickles in the center of each flower, and cut the flowers and sentiment out with a Labels Two Nestability.

Like I mentioned yesterday, there is a little sale going on over at IHP this weekend, but you have to stalk SCS for the banner to find out the details! Think of it as a little shopping scavenger hunt. ;o)

Enjoy the day!


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Friday, February 13, 2009

Not Fat, Just Fluffy

NOTE: If you stopped by for today's Bellaholic's Sketch Challenge, scroll down. You'll find it in the post below this one...

I thought with all of the Wednesday Weigh-in's we've had lately, and my low loss for this week, that this card was perfect to lighten things up! :) heehehe. The penquin is from the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps set called Penguin Hugs. Isn't he just adorable? He reminds me of that little guy from Happy Feet. :)

The background paper is SU's basic grey stamped with their old Paisley Print background stamp in basic black. On top of that I layered some of their shimmer silver, and a star DP that was a gift from a friend - sorry I don't know what brand it is. The penquin was colored iwth my copics - C1, W3, W5, W7, and 0. The beak is a color called "Atoll", but I don't recall the number off hand (I want to say YR65 maybe? or Y65?). The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and I used an oval Nestie to cut out and emboss the sentiment. I drew in the ground, and added some dazzling diamonds down there where the snow should be.

Do you have any big plans for Valentine's Day? I'm going to see Wicked tomorrow night! I can't wait! :) If it weren't for the show I'm sure we'd be staying in with a heart shaped pizza. lol!


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Hang In There

It's time for another Bellaholics Sketch Challenge! Here is this month's sketch:

And here is my interpretation of it:

I used some different DP's to create a sort of floor/wallpaper look to put around this little yogabella (I actually don't know if that's her real name, as I don't own the stamp - it was a gifted image. Sorry!). I just love the colors I used on her clothes. I'm pretty sure that's YG99 on the pants and E..... SHOOT! I can't remember the top color. It's an E though. E09 maybe? A nice earthy pink. I like to use it for lips and mouths too. The hair is E39. That I remember. :)

Anyhow, I hope you like it!

Have a great Friday! I'll be back tomorrow with an i {heart} papers card. Speaking of i {heart} papers, there's something going on over there this weekend. Stalk Splitcoast and look for their banner ad to figure out what it is! :)

I think my next project will be to get this dang snowflake out of my signature. lol! I'm ready for spring!


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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In #5

Well, I have to be honest... this weight loss thing is getting old. LOL! Seriously, it is so much easier to just be over weight and eat what you want, and not deal with the guilt of bad decisions. This reminds me of a quote that one of the gals I chat with on the Toddler Mom thread on SCS has in her signature. It reads, "It's HARD to be overweight. It's HARD to lose weight. It's HARD to maintain weight loss. You just have to pick your hard!" And really, it's so true. All of these things are hard, but for very different reasons.

I've lost 2 cubes of butter this week. *sigh* That's only a half of a pound, but it's still something. The good news is that I've done a good job of exercising almost daily, and therefore my water intake is up where it should be as well (I drink more water when I'm exercising). With this .5, my totall weight loss is 12 lbs in just over a month. When I look at it that way, it sounds pretty good actually. It's just when I think about working out all week only to lose a half pound that I get a little discouraged.

Before I go, I want to share a website with you. Are you familiar with Dottie's Weight Loss Zone? It's primarily for people who are doing Weight Watchers, but the information is beneficial for everyone really. Although I'm not keeping track of points, I do use the information on Dottie's site to gauge what foods are better choice than others, especially at restaurants (she has a HUGE list of restaurants, all broken down with meal options and point values). Check it out!

So, how are you doing? Are you still with me? I've noticed that the comments on my Wednesday Weigh-in posts have declined since we started this five weeks ago. Are you still losing? Or do you feel like you've fallen off the wagon, much like my good friend Jenn who left this comment on last week's post (LOL!):

Leave me a comment and let me know how you're doing, and hang in there!


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Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Sweet Little Notecard

Here's a quick little notecard Iwhipped up with some of my yummy papers and ribbon from i {heart} papers. I paper pieced the cupcake with Love Dots for the frosting, and Diamonds and Pearls for the paper cup and background. The stamp is from Inkadinkado's Birthday Cupcake set, and it's tied off with some of the lovely brown/pink satin ribbon. I just needed a blank notecard today, so I opted not to put a sentiment on this one. Oh, and I used an old TECC sketch as well. I hope you like it!

I also want to share another book that I finished recently:

Here is a brief synopsis of the (non-fiction) book:

Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in "the best place in the world"--the Old Colony projects of South Boston--where 85% of the residents collect welfare in an area with the highest concentration of impoverished whites in the U.S. In All Souls, MacDonald takes us deep into the secret heart of Southie. With radiant insight, he opens up a contradictory world, where residents are besieged by gangs and crime but refuse to admit any problems, remaining fiercely loyal to their community. MacDonald also introduces us to the unforgettable people who inhabit this proud neighborhood. We meet his mother, Ma MacDonald, an accordion-playing, spiked-heel-wearing, indomitable mother to all; Whitey Bulger, the lord of Southie, gangster and father figure, protector and punisher; and Michael's beloved siblings, nearly half of whom were lost forever to drugs, murder, or suicide. By turns explosive and touching, All Souls ultimately shares a powerful message of hope, renewal, and redemption.

One of reviews listed on the back cover says something about how if you loved Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, you'll also love All Souls. Before I started reading the book, I thought that was a pretty lofty claim. I've read (and loved) Angela's Ashes... I can't imagine anything coming close to it. By the second chapter though, I was totally engrossed, and now that I've finished, I have to agree. The two memoirs are very similar, and equally enthralling. I was amazed at what all I learned about South Boston, and the things that were going on there in my lifetime - things I didn't even realize were happening. Granted I was miles away in Wisconsin, but still. Things were sure covered up well to not be sprawled all over the front pages of the country.

Anyhow, if you enjoy reading non-fiction/memoirs, I would highly recommend it!

Enjoy the day,

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Your crib or mine?

The boys are starting to interact more, and Henry is saying "NO!" a lot less when he is placed next to his brother. lol! He never has really shunned Jack per se, but has always enjoyed having a little distance between them. After nap time, I usually grab Henry first and then he runs into Jack's room yelling, "Bee! Ha-woah Bee!" (say it outloud, you'll get it.) For whatever reason I decided to get Jack first this particular day, and set him in the crib with Henry while I put some clothes away and cleaned up in Henry's room. They played nice for a good 10-15 mins before it got old. Hey, I'll take what I can get!

And yes, before you ask, my almost three year old is still in a crib. Could he be in a toddler/regular bed? Sure. Will he be in one by his birthday? Maybe. Right now he's content in the crib, and I'm happy as long as he is. ;o)


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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Betcha Didn't Know...

....That I crochet, too. ;o)

One of my toddler mom friends on Splitcoast had a baby yesterday (WOOT! Welcome Luke!), and this is the blanket I made for her. Don't ask me what got into me. I haven't crocheted in AGES. I didn't even make blankets for my own kids, much less any other my other toddler mom friends (Sorry girls!), but for whatever reason decided to go ahead and whip out the yarn for this one. She had been posting pictures of different bedding sets that she was considering, and all of them had a sage-y green in them, so I picked the closest thing I could find to that color in a soft yarn, and went for it.

It took me about three months to finish. I used to be able to whip a baby blanket out in about three weeks, but that was b.c. (before children *wink*). Here is a close-up of the card I attached to the blanket. I swear to you, it says "Happy Snuggling"... not "Happy Smuggling". LOL!

And here is the "real" card that was also included. Just a quick one layer card using SU!'s Wild About You set:

She has mentioned in the past that she likes elephants, so that was my inspiration. And I wanted to keep it simple, because I spent enough time on the dang blanket. HA. Kidding. :) Actually, I had been wanting to try a one layer card forever, so I did. I think it's kinda boring, but it works! Plus, she'll be all doped up on pain meds for a few weeks, so she'll never notice. hee heeeeee.
Enjoy the day!

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