Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My new favorites, an adventure, and one not so favorite.

I've been so busy!! Last week was a blast. My little man turned three!! Its so exciting to see him grow. And he is the most well mannered when it comes to thank you's and excuse me's and all the other lovelies. I'm so proud of my little boy! 
First thing I want to share with you are two new things to my world that I am adoring and can't wait to start working with! 

The book was bought at joanns and I can't wait to start making things from it very very soon! The stamps I got here and I love them so much, they are a perfect representation of me and how sassy I am. Lol. Love likes to call me a tart. 
This last week we did allot of things to celebrate my little boy's birthday and our favorite was the zoo! 

We had the most amazing time, with only one fit because he didn't want to sit in the stroller, and I just laugh every time I see him sitting on the turtle because his little face is twisted looking at my mom. We will always be biiig fans of the PPG zoo and aquarium. Though I get more out of the aquarium than he does. And he got to come home with a HUGE elephant. Lol. We have lots of new toys all over the house and we just went through the old ones to see what we are going to donate and throw away. So yay! In comes the new and out with the old. :)
And leaving today on a note - I will never buy these again. Never ever. uuugh... 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Remembering allot of things today. But most of all I spent allot of time last night wrapping presents for my little ones birthday this next Friday. And we are going to the zoo for his birthday, a tradition we started on his first birthday (photo above).
Time goes so fast when you have a little one. I'm sad to see him grow up, but very happy as he does grow up that he makes life for me an interesting, sticky, adventurous journey.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Homemade Card Donations for Breast Cancer

I spent some time today and did some cards for some wonderful women. - I got online this morning to look at the blogs I follow and found a link from My Pink Stamper. The first posting that I missed is here and the one I found this morning is here.
I made three cards today, I brought all my stuff downstairs so I could work at the dining table so I could watch my little one play and I put on a movie for him. Later I might do some more when all is calm and listen to music.

Inside - Smile

Inside - For Being Amazing

Inside - Make Everything Possible

I had such a blast making these cards and am having fun as the only cards I have really made lately have been in sets of 6 to sell and these I could just be creative. I am using the DCWV Sweet stack as the colors are perfect. And using lots of Cosmo Cricket embellies, tiny type and Glubers for the first time. I really liked using the Glubers too, it was fun!

Can't wait to send these lovies out on Monday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1,2,3,4,5,6... 9,10

This is what my little one has decided to chant while mowing the deck. I'm so happy we have the most well trimmed deck. He does such a good job, don't you think? - There is also a day to plan. My little boy turns three next week and we are taking him to the zoo on his birthday. We are pretty sure that we are opening presents here after while we cook (grill?) dinner. There ins't just one theme as we had originally planned. There is two, how lucky am I? Lol.
We have iron man who is his absolute hero and there are action figures all over the house to remind me of it.

 And the second is Thomas the train.

I think that after this birthday he will have more Ironman figures than his baskets can hold. But we are making the transition from wooden train and tracks to the Thomas take and play sets. Its getting hard to find around me any toy stores that carry the right track and trains and if we go to the take and play sets when we travel somewhere it will be easier to take them with us so he isn't as bored in the hotels.
I can't believe my baby is turning three. But very very proud of who he is growing up to be. I know allot of kids have started school in the last few weeks and he will be starting preschool. But for now, I get to enjoy my little one being home. Happy Thursday ~

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Catching up

There have been quite a few things going around over here. But most of all I have been internet lazy. Good in a way really because I have been able to finish some things and start some others and spend some good time with my son and hunny. Last week we found our selves in New Jersey for an emergency for loves work and since he couldn't get a flight out fast enough he drove and took us all with him! <3 That weekend we went to Petco and adopted a kitty, which is something that I have been wanting to do for about a year or so. And she is adjusting to us thank goodness and loving that she has so many places to snuggle and be comfy. She really loves my blanket that I usually drape over the side of the couch!

Almost Two months old, she is our little girl tortie and with the help of my little one we have named her Pumpkin. She is really a blessing to the house and is adjusting well I think. In other news - You know those slippers I had been working on with different materials and it not working for me? Well yhea, my second material I was using for them was ribbon yarn that was gorgeous but that didn't end up working as they seemed to look like it was a pattern for a giant. So, on Saturday before I went to pick up our new Pumpkin I went to a craft store and picked up the following yarn -

I love both of them so much and am currently on the lookout for a good pattern using patons lace, but I used the other (that reminds me of an adorable watermelon when its all put together like that.

I really love them and am wearing them now. I did have some sizing problems with all patterns and I didn't want a strap across the top of them, so I made my own pattern and hello... I think I'm in love. :)

Sorry for the slight mark on my ankle, stupid bugs living next to the woods. But I love the height and everything. They don't slip off and are comfortable with everything. I have heard lots about people saying to use cotton yarn for slippers, and I did end up using wool but when I saw the yarn I just knew its purpose already. :) - Also I created another pattern as well and got lots of yarn to make some more, gathering stock for etsy. With a little of my sons help on keeping trying it on again and again it seems my first is his and I'm so happy he loves it! Introducing the Dinosaur hat -

Its so hard to get him to sit still for a picture as he turns three next week but I am glad that he likes it and it looks so cute on him.

That ones a little blurry and white balance is off but you can see his smile. He loves to wear it with his dino shirt. And something fantastic happened last week - I got my Cosmo Cricket Mystery Box  and I love everything that is in it!!! I am making a Halloween mini album from some of the things that came in it. I am really surprised what all came in it, here is a peek-

So much paper, and I've never used blackboard and coloring it with colored pencils is a blast! I am having so much fun with what I received and will be posting lots of pictures. I think that overall this is my second favorite paper ever.
What a fantastic last two weeks and I hope everyone is having fun as fall settles in around us.