Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The List

I found this list yesterday that Carly had wrote and I had to share it with you...

It is her list of what she wants to do before Summer ends..

I love the one about putting salt on a slug, I remember doing that.. Life is so simple at 11... Your dreams are easy and reachable!

She has already crossed off one thing.. Having a Noodle war.. these things are just not for the pool!

I love seeing them have so much fun and OUTSIDE!

Of coarse all the running around and cold air, makes for a good afternoon nap...

For both girls that is...

Sharing the couch, for a change

Even Sampson is trying to get a nap in.. His Nap routine is completely thrown off when they are home :)

I whipped up a few new key fobs for the shop and to be listed here on my blog and etsy..

I am hoping to get those on tonight after dinner..

I don't know how anyone can find their keys witout one of these

Mine will be selling for $7.00 each.. Free shipping too

They make great gifts for teachers, friends and just to have a few around to hand out as Thank You's!

Tons and Tons of colors and fabrics to choose from...
Well we are off to run some errands, have lunch and hit a HUGE antique mall for the day.. Thank Goodness my kids have caved and now like to go Junking with Me!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A girl can dream.....

I want one of theses SO bad... It takes me back to my childhood.. camping with my family and camping at my best friends house across the street from me, in her backyard.. all summer long..

I keep saying I am going to find one of these, and bring it home...
Of coarse my husband will flip.. This is a little more than the "normal" dresser he repaints for me.  And can I talk him into pulling a "girly" camper down the highway?  Not sure yet... But I would love to try.
Wouldn't you love to get one of these, rip it all out and start over?  I would!

Hurry up summer!  This has been the LONGEST winter ever on the East coast!!!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Think Spring

Doesn't this window display just make you smile?  Well lucky me that I get to have a space in a great shop with Bonnie. She is an amazing mural artist and can this girl whip up a window display to make you want to STOP your car right now and run in and see what is inside.. why yes she can!

Love this table!!!


My picture does not do this justice at all..

A view of her booth!  Lots of pretties!

A few aprons I have been working on

I will post more pictures soon....

Till then, back to sewing and enjoying spring break with my kids this week.. Have a great week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Congrats to our Madeira Magic Team

I have to give a whole blog post to my daughter Carly and her Awesome basket team, Madeira Magic! 
These girls have played together for the past three years and have never lost a single game, during their normal season.
I don't care who you are that is IMPRESSIVE!  These girls are 5th graders.. These girls are amazing and are the sweetest girls around!

These girls have TWO Wonderful coaches who give a ton of their time to teach these girls with their hearts and teach them Well, obviously!

These girls LOVE their coaches and they listen to them and respect them.. and do what they say and they win!

We also have the BEST parents ever!  The kind of parents  you become life long friends with and who you can't wait to see and sit with at the games!

These girls don't have big heads.. they just love to play the game and they love to win and they are NOT snobby about it at all.. They just want to play.

Two of our "scrappy" quick girls here.. Chloe and Marin

And this action shot here, is Mary.. Our gift from God and Deer Park! This is one tough girl!
And we can't forget the little sisters who get drug to all the games, who cheer them all on! Thank you girls!

And even though we did not win the tournament, we came in 2nd place, played our butts off and left with our heads high and ready to come back for next year!  What a great exciting season.. A thank you to our coaches and our girls.. What a wonderful family they have all become! 
Congrats Madeira Magic.. You girls are the BEST!!!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Purse Sneak Peek

I thought I would get off the "rant" I left a few days ago and move onto something positive!  I have a few new purse and aprons going on my etsy site on Friday.. Finally I have had some time to make a few things to list on there.. Here is just a sneak peek of one I have done, that I am using for myself.
Lord, I have no idea how I messed up this photo, but I did.. Sorry it is sideways!!  Anyway, I appreciate you all listening and Beverly again for always have the right thing to say to help!  Your words of wisdom and your support means the world to me!  I am so blessed to have met some of the nicest people in the whole world here in our little blog world! 
Hope you all are getting use to the time change.. me??? Well it takes me a few days as I tend to LOVE that extra hour we get in the fall and I have a hard time giving that up.. LAZY I know.. but I love my sleep!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

T-shirt memory quilt & Bullying

WOW it has been forever since I have been here.. I promise I am still alive!  I have been working on a lot of items of "donations" for upcoming events around town.  This is a Memory Quilt (this is just the top) out of school t-shirts for our School's Auction this weekend. 

This is my first ever quilt like this.. and it was a learning experience and it is NOT perfect by any means.. I hope someone still buys it!

It was a lot of fun to make, though!

In between making the quilt I have been cleaning houses for a few friends and dealing with a lot of other stress,..... Bullying.
I won't go into a lot of details, but it was one of my kids that was bulleyed and it was terrible.. I say "was" loosely, as I hope this is the end of it, but I am not 100% sure at this point. 
It happened at school and on the Internet and to be honest with you, I think the school handled it so poorly and did absolutely nothing to the other people involved, not even a "good ole fashioned talking (scaring) too" 
In dealing with this, it has made me and my husband aware that the schools really do NOT protect the kids who are victims in this.  Things are not the same when I was in school 25 years ago and now they have texting, xbox, facebook, email lots of ways to keep it going 24 hours a day and to reach hundreds of people.  It is scary and sad. 
Mostly sad because my child was hurt emotionally and there was little I could do to help take the pain away.  Sadly my child also learned who their true friends are and how some of them scare so easily just being in a Principal's office that they lie and throw you under the bus or say they did not see or hear anything, and all of "sudden" become neutral.. Very sad, very much a coward!
I feel like these schools need more education and the kids bullying need to be punished, and I mean to the point where other kids are like "oh crap, I'm staying away from that".. Kids these days have no fear and there are lot of parents out there that are NOT parenting their kids and then you have the ones who tell their kids to "look away" "don't help" "don't get involved" and that is sad too!  I hope those parents will understand that one day when their child needs a friend and no one will be around to help them. 
So.. that is what we have been dealing with for going on two week and I have just been mentally exhausted, if that makes sense??? 
I'm sorry to go on and on.. but I am going to our school board and I am going to push for more to be done, so one Else's child has to suffer like mine did.. I'm sorry for going on and on... I promise next post will be uplifting and more fun!
Thanks for reading and Beverly, thanks for your sweet note to check on me, that meant the world to me!