Friday, May 24, 2013

Show me what you make or sell.....

Today on Kelly's show me your series is all about what you make or sell. I heart this topic. I love me some crafts! This is my honest humble disclaimer moment,I do not have artistic abilities. I am not one of those people who can draw or paint beautiful pictures. I have tried. Boy have I tried. Art teachers have asked me to not come back again. Joking. Sort of. Anyhoo. Years ago when my girls were pretty small I decided to teach myself how to sew. My oldest daughter loved the American girl dolls and my two younger girls loved baby dolls. Those American girl dolls and clothes are pricey! I bought a couple of patterns and fabric and I never looked back. I made the girls dresses to match their dolls clothes. I've made costumes for school plays. I have made them Halloween costumes. I have made doll diaper bags as well as baby diaper bags. My most prized craft was a doll quilt I made for my Aunt's little girl. I used my Dad's old dress shirts. She was named after my Dad and I felt it was something she should have. It was a small project that took a long time to complete because I couldn't stop crying. Rough project. I really developed a love of sewing. I also do cross stitching but for some reason I always come back to sewing. I couldn't find pictures of all of the things I have made. I didn't realize how many pictures I had until I started looking for some of my sewing ones. I really do like taking pictures. HA!
This past year I was stumped on what to get for teacher presents. By the time the fourth kid comes along,you have bought every gift possible for teachers. A couple of my teacher friends have confessed to me a lot of the presents they receive they have no use for. I have been making these melting snowman for years. I know some of my son's teachers drink coffee and some like Vera Bradley. That's when the idea was born. I made them melting snowmen that they can use for winter decorations. I bought each of them a Dunkin Donuts gift card. Instead of the usual card holder I bought them each a Vera Bradley zip id. I use my zip id to hold all of my gift cards so I thought it was a win win!

This was the original plan. I wanted to use Vera Bradley fabric to make the hat and scarf to match the zip id. Each teacher was to get their own fabric. I just could not find enough fabric to make 4.  Bummed. I'm not sure what I am going to do this this one. Isn't she cute??
This a chef costume I made for my son a few years ago.

Pirate costume I made 2 years ago. He loved this one so much he wore it two years in a row. As I find more pictures I might add them today. Not only is it my birthday but I am heading out the door to my son's pre school graduation ceremony and don't have time to look for more pictures. If I get a chance later I'll add other pictures. Don't forget to visit Kelly's site and link up!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day....

Happy Mother's Day to all of my blogger friends! I hope you have a great day and get to spend it with your children or your Mama. We will be heading out soon to visit my Mom. The poor thing is spending her Mother's Day in the hospital this year. She had surgery on Friday to remove a part of her large intestines. That's why I have been a little MIA this weekend. This past week and the next few weeks are just crazy. The end of year stuff for school and getting my son signed up for school next year just eats up the days. Anyhoo enjoy your day no matter how you spend it. Don't forget to thank your Mama for raising an awesome kid!

Have a great day.......

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Three weeks ago my baby lost his first tooth. I could have cried. Every day is one more day farther from the baby toddler stage. As bittersweet as it is, I am taking the time to enjoy every second with him. I now know how fast the time really flies by and before you know it he's going to his first prom.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prom Time

Can you believe it's prom season already? Can you believe this girl is a junior in high school? Where did the time go? This past Friday was her prom. I can't believe next year she will be a senior in high school. We still have our really rocky moments with her. It seems to be less and farther in between her rages. I pray she continues to shed that mean girl and realize what an awesome person she truly is.

P.S. Is anyone else having problems with blogger today? It has taken me several tries to be able to edit and post this morning. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Show me your......

Every Friday, Kelly from Kelly's Korner does a new topic in her "Show Me Your Life" series. This Friday's topic? Mom's with teenagers. A topic I could write a book on. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We had our girls when we were young. Early 20's young. By the time my youngest daughter was born, I had three girls under 3 and a half. My 2nd and 3rd daughter are 17 months apart. When my girls were little I never realized that when they were babies and toddlers that they would be easy years compared to the teen years. I always believed that if you teach them when they are young they will fly straight when they are older.

My oldest daughter is now 21. She is in college and her major changes daily. Just joking. She will graduate with a degree in finance but will be continuing her education to become an event planner.

My second daughter just turned 19. She is in her first year of college. She hopes to become an oncology nurse.

My youngest daughter now 17 is a challenge. The moment she turned 12 it's like she became a different person. We have had more ups and downs with her than the other two girls. She is more likely to yell in your face. It's tough being a teen these days. More temptation. More peer pressure. The list is endless. I know I wouldn't want to be one.

We also have a 5 year old son. I'll save him for another post.

We have laid down the foundation work for our children. We have taught them right from wrong. It is now up to them to take the tools we have given them and do what is right. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritual. Because at the end you just pray to God you taught them well.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wordless Wednesday~April showers

My Crab apple tree. My favorite part of spring. I wait from New year's Day the first day of spring until this tree blooms. I look forward every year for three days of the most gorgeous flowers. I think it's a shame it doesn't bloom longer. Some years we don't even get to see it bloom. Rain and wind are it's enemy. If only it would look like this all summer.....

P.S. This photo was taken without any filter and no editing. Just me and my macro lens. The way it should be.