Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Keeping it real, Keeping House and Crafting

So I have decided to show you all a little about me, and how I get somethings done..and how something DON'T get done... I have had a few people email me and ask me how I get so much done, well NO ONE can get it all done and you have to let something go to get the rest of it done.. so let's start with what I DID get done...
I got 8 more jars made for the shop, although I am keeping 2 for me :)

I got 10 more bracelets made for the shop

A few close ups..

I got 6 new aprons made for the shop

I used almost ALL vintage linens on this batch.. I just love these..

I also got a few things painted too.. Did not make the photos..sorry.. But to get ALL this done, I had to leave a few things undone... like this...

My living room after one eveing of watching tv and the kids being home.

My sink full of dishes.. At least most of them are in the sink, where they belong.. Isn't this what a sink is for?

My girls room..And By the way.. "this is clean!" according to the girls.. FYI, those laundry baskets will stay in there until I flip out and yell and end up re-putting them away, because they will do it in such a rush, you won't be able to get the drawers closed, OR they will end up in the floor with food, and dog hair on them.. yes I said Dog hair.. I have a lab and YES he sheds and he LOVES to lay on anything in the floor.

And look, I would do more laundry IF I had more laundry baskets, oh well it will still be here waiting for me, I'm sure!

Another project that did not get done, started or anything but brought out of my van and plopped down in the living room.

Vintage sheet music that never got framed for the shop...

Oh, but Sampson did catch a few HOURS of naps.. he is too cute..

And my favorite thing of all.. This adorable little sampler my Carly made for me, with her own hands.. She hand stitched it.. It will be framed and hung in my bedroom.. Which, thank God, I did not take photos of..
So See I don't get it all done, I have to let something go and I just choose what it will be.. I like my sleep at night and I like my quiet time just after the kids go to school in the morning.. Tomorrow I will be cleaning house for money.. I have two a week that I clean on top of all this.. so I don't worry about mine, it will get done.. someday :) 
I choose to craft and sew and to help make money for this house.  And although my mouth waters over some of the homes on these blogs.. and my house can look great 10 minutes before company comes over (when planned)..for the most part if you stop by UN ANNOUNCED, this is what you will find.. Me and my family living our BUSY, Crazy, but fun life!
Have a great night!


  1. Hey a girl has to do what she has to do to get things done...I am loving your aprons I so want one...they are so the jars and bracelets also....
    and the sweet stitching is priceless...
    Have a Blessed day...

  2. Love the aprons. Make me wanna wear one and clean.

  3. You are so will get done when it needs to. Creative people have to create when inspirtation hits. Enjoy your family and do what you do so well...create. The rest will wait. If I could do anything over again, I wouldn't have worried so much about my house when my boys were young.
    I love old linens and vintage jewelry, so all your creations really look great to me.
    Thanks for being real!

  4. I don't sound like superwoman to me! :-)
    The bracelets and aprons are wonderful.

    And Sampson looks very cute and cozy.

  5. Wow, you were very productive! And you have the best photos of your dog. I need to feature my dog on my blog once in awhile. Great looking products!

  6. The bracelets are absolutely fabulous!!!

  7. Beautiful. Piece of amazing arts.

  8. Been missing your posts and just hoping all is well with you.

  9. I love the bracelets. <3, new follower

  10. These accessories look like Royal ones and I wish I had at least one of those in my drawer.
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