Beautiful Day

It’s so nice out today! I wish it wasn’t just today but a sign that it was Spring.

So after last week having 2hr delays and a cancelation for school it is super nice today. Normally I love snow. I love it even more when it falls on Christmas. But I’m OVER all this winter weather. Last week we had wind chills of -15 and snow and ice. Yesterday a Daley because of freezing rain and today it’s 50+. Tomorrow 60’s and thunderstorms. But then the bubble burst on Thursday. Back to 28 and snow showers. Why tease us with today? Why can’t we just move on to the nice warm temps of Spring? I’ll even take the rain if it’ll just stay above 50. And why are the weekend the only days it snows? At least we have basketball inside on Saturdays to get us out of the house. But last weeks storm kept me from having a purse party with my adult friends. We all needed a nice girls night after having been busy and stuck in due to gross weather. I did however still get to have a great Saturday night. We went over to a friends parents house and played board games with them while the kids played and watched movies. So over all I guess I can’t really complain about the weekend too much.

Also while being sequestered to the confines of home I’ve tried a few new sewing and craft projects. My friend M’s little girl is going to a Princess Tea Party. M found a pic of a dress she loved, so I tried to create a version of the pretty feathery confection.

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Not perfect but it made her very happy when she got to try it on. I also tried some more tutus and I wish I had more little girl to make them for.

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I have a few more projects on my board and can’t wait to try more sewing!

Hope the rest of y’all’s week goes happily!

Weekend is here again!

It’s the weekend!

This should be an exciting weekend. Kid starts basketball at the YMCA tomorrow, date night with the hubby and baby shower Sunday! All kinda of fun. I’m excited about the basketball. I’ve never really been a fan of watching it ,I’m more football, but he’s finally old enought on start playing sports. We’ve played spring and fall soccer last year but this year we get to try basketball and baseball. It’s all his choice on which we play but I love seeing out there with the other kids having fun. He chose to try baseball this spring over soccer but he can do that in the fall also if he wants. But so far he seems to like trying the different sports. And then after the basketball game the hubby and I get a date night. We don’t have set plans yet but I’m sure we can find something to do kid free.

This week has been crazy. Are furnace went kaput so we are in the process of getting a new one. Hopefully before the really cold weather next week. My car battery died on me yesterday so that was just the icing on the cake. Haha. But it has motivated me to take my frustrations out on my crafts. This week I finished another ton of leg warmers, quite a few bows and felt pins. Which was fun since I dove into the buttons I gathered from my Nanny’s over Thanksgiving.

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Another result of my frustrations has been cooking. I made yummy spaghetti squash with onion, garlic and a little nutmeg. It was great. And last night I chopped up grilled chicken breast and added bits of fresh mozzarella chunks to melt, fresh basil, tomatoes, and drizzled with garlic infused red wine vinegar and evoo. It was a great dinner!

Hopefully this weekend makes up for the week! Hope y’all have a great fun weekend!

Christmas is over

Hope everyone had a great weekend and first half of the week!

Now that the holidays are over, I’m expected to take down all my Christmas decorations. I really wish I could just leave them up all year but the hubby thinks they need packed away. I hate taking them down. I love putting them out but dread the clean up. First, I love to have them up, I think it makes everything so pretty with the twinkling lights and snowmen and glitter and other shiny objects. Second, there are just so many of them. I have managed to convince him to let me keep one tree up year round which I decorate for all holidays. I guess I just got to take it one tree at a time until all decorations start making a year round appearance. Hahaha

A good thing about the holidays being over is that I have time to craft again! I’ve spent the last few days setting up my craft room and finishing a few projects. The room is still a work in progress but hopefully not much longer and ill have is almost the way I want it. The few projects I’ve accomplished are about 2 dozen leg warmers 2 pillow case dresses and my first tutu.

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And 2 felt pins.

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The last I sent to my Nanny. She loves all the crafty stuff too, so I thought it would be a fun little I Love You gift.
Tomorrow I’m busy with the PTC but I hope to get to make more items the next few days.

Hope the rest of the week goes well for all!

Award!

What a great way to start a new year! I am happy to accept The Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks gentlestitches for the nomination!

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Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Display the award certificate on your website.
2. Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
4. Post 7 facts about yourself.

I have very proudly displayed the award! Announced my win and linked to the very nice lady who kindly nominated me. And now on to the last two steps. First, 7 facts about myself:

1) I have really enjoyed my venture into blogging.

2) I love to read historical romance novels.

3) I would love to learn to play the violin and piano.

4) I rarely wear matching socks because I hate putting socks together and after matching my husband and kids I don’t want to bother with my own.

5) I could spend hours in craft stores just looking and planning projects I would like to make.

6) Coffee and Mt. Dew are my favorite beverages.

7) I would love to visit another country.

Now for my nominees.

making my home happy
Pillows A-LA-Mode
littlepoppits
Le Zoe musings
What’s that, Sally?
J. E. Creations
Canadian Hiking Photagraphy
Craft Apple
a little Claire-ification
Jama’s Alphabet Soup
glitteronmyface
Frugal Feeding
Handmade High Street
Watch out, world
Krafty Kreations

Hope everyone had a great beginning to a new year!

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