This blog consists of a variety of things. Mostly the random thought of a single mom that likes/loves...life, family, friends, reading, red wine, coffee, funny movies, traveling, retail therapy, crafting, walking in the rain, the wind, the water, music, dancing, and love (when it works). I loathe humidity, sweating, slow drivers/movers, defiant children, and Mondays!
I started blogging as a way to display all of my craft creations, as I continue to evolve, so does my blog! I am hoping to make it a place of solace, where I can relate to release....enjoy the ride!
I can't say enough how time flies. It seems like last week I was riding him to his 8th grade dance, and a year ago we were at his pre-school graduation. Yesterday I had the opportunity to bring my handsome son and his beautiful date to his Junior Prom! He was not going to attend but with mom's encouragement he gave in and they had a wonderful time!
I worked on these projects yesterday, had a very productive day and I am finally getting to use some of my stuff! This one is from a kit I got from an ABAC swap and one of my darling Sisters will be receiving this, it was fun putting together The next are some cards using Paper Trey Inc stamps and paper, it was harder than I though, I don't have that many stamp sets from them, only about 4 so I used my favorite:
I am so caught up on all of my projects, I have rehired my cleaning lady ( you could never understand how letting her go effected my well being!) and I am RELAXED! My dear Jordan has two playmates over so that gives me time for me! My son is with his dad (need that son and father time!) and I am in my craft room listening to a book on tape for my book club meeting which is next week! In between I wanted to take a break and post a couple of projects I have been working on. The first one is going to my BF,I know it is kind of pink but that represents something that he understands so hopefully that is ok, do you think its too feminine? I hope not, well it is supposed to be because it is from me and it represents who I am lol The next is a project I am working on for my Friday Night Card making Club, we don't actually meet but we are a group of women that love the craft and send cards to each other monthly. All with a theme or technique assigned by one of the group members.We just started last month and if you look back a few posts you will see the card I sent for that month. I took pictures of the process, just to show you how I assemble in steps. The challenge was to use something recycled, I used an old book that was going to be thrown out by the librarian of Jordan's school, and Jordan didnt want it so hey, it is recycled right? I used the pages (very antiquelike) to make the flower! I wish I could say it was an original idea but it was not, I found the idea on one of the many blogs I love to visit, can't recall which one though....enjoy
Quick post to show you what I worked on yesterday. These are the mini notebooks from the PTI free template! They are so fun to make and to use. I made these for a swap, can't wait to see what I get back!
Today is a very restful Saturday. THe past few have been spent running around doing a little bit of everything. Today I want to spend time doing the things I love to do to relax. So I got a book on disc to listen to as I create some craft projects. I just gave Jordan the notice to vacate my room because mommy needs some "me" time today. She was ok with it as long as I didn't give her a list of chores to do, she will be fine. Although she will have to work in some math practice sometime today! One announcement I have to make is that I will be cruising for sure this year! To Bermuda! The ship has been booked and I am sooo ready! I also start my 30 day workout challenge today. I have lost a lot of weight in the last year and I want to keep it off and firm up and get my blood flowing and cholesterol lowered, so many reasons to exercise! I don't know why I find it so difficult to get started! I was also very happy to learn today that my one glass of wine with dinner has helped my good cholesterol! So I will be going to pick up another bottle for the week :) I want to share a card with you I created with a special person in mind. I wasn't going to post it for fear he may see on here but maybe not, or maybe I will change up and create a different one. After all we have over a month before V Day!
Be more Frugal (live more economically),
Be less wasteful,
Eat Healthier, always...not just when I'm dieting,
Spend more time with Family & Friends,
Be more organized,
Spend more time on my hobby,
Become a great Arbonne Consultant,
Support a cause,