Monday, December 21, 2009

December, slow down!

I cannot believe how fast this month is going! School parties, church parties, get togethers with friends and family. It's all wonderful, but oh so busy!

But, the last orders have shipped, the handmade gifts almost finished and winter break for school has begun. Which, for this mama means lots of snuggling, hot chocolate drinking and gingerbread house making. Oh, and PJ day. We decided there is nothing, absolutely nothing, on the agenda for today other than snuggles and relaxing. Well, and a little laundry, cause clean clothes are needed.

Meanwhile, I intend to thoroughly enjoy this week with my husband and child. Take it easy (ish) and just soak it all up and savor every moment. I have a feeling the beginning of the new year will bring plenty of change to our family. A change we all look forward to, but just taking a snapshot of what *now* is and tucking it away to reflect on later. That is what I am doing this week.

So, I may not be back here until after the first of the year. Hopefully with some new goodies in the shop and fun Christmas stories to tell. For now though, there is a little boy awaiting some mama time!

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays!!!

Oh, and if you have a chance go check out this iPod Nano Giveaway! Help bring this forever family one step closer. Hurry before it ends! And be sure to spread the word!

Here to There: An Adoption Journey

Monday, November 30, 2009

A bit like Christmas

It's beginning to look more Christmasy around here. Even on this here blog. Got my Christmasy blog banner up, switched the tunes (over on the right...if you wanna listen, just click play) to some more festive ones and our family Christmas tree is up!

We are still working on the outside lights and all and I have to finish just a bit more of the advent calendar I started last year (and finished enough to use thankfully!) and get a few more decorations out and about. Honestly, as much as I LOVE Christmas and all it's fun and festive decor, I still like to keep it pretty simple. Mainly, because I want to enjoy the season, not stress out about my decorations. Also, with a young-ish child, it's good to keep it simple to where he can help out. Cause, this year he is ALL about helping with EVERYTHING. Seriously. I love it though, makes it much more fun. May take more time, but hey, he's only 6 once.

So, how is it going with everyone else and their Christmas decor fun? What is your favorite Christmas decoration or tradition? Also, just for fun, real tree or fake tree?

We have one of each. A little fake one I got for our apartment when we were first married and a real one for our family tree. :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

15 Years

This week holds plenty of sentimentality for me. Other than being Thanksgiving, one of my absolute favorite holidays, it is also the week my hubby and I officially became an "item".

Fifteen years ago today, the day after Thanksgiving that year, a friend called me up and asked if I'd like to go see a movie with he and another friend. Sure!

Somehow, that became our unofficial first date. We were sixteen. We had become pretty good friends over the course of the year, then one day it hit us both...we LIKED each other! Ya know, not just like, but like like....

We've been together ever since.

Oh, and here is a picture of us at seventeen when he asked me to come along to his senior picture deal. We ended up getting a picture, check out the plaid. What was I thinking?!

I cannot believe it's been fifteen whole years! Where has the time gone?! This next year we will celebrate our ten (TEN!) year wedding anniversary. I cannot believe that either.

And, I can honestly say I am more madly in love with him each year. He truly is my best friend.

I love you babe! Happy "dating" Anniversary!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday?

Typically I really like Fridays. We get a "happy friday" email from our caseworker at the adoption agency and I always look forward to getting that. I also love our Friday family night together, whether it's watching a movie or playing games, it is always a time I look forward to.

This Friday however, I am not my typical Happy Friday self and am feeling slightly overwhelmed. Both in a good way and a not so good way. I find myself at the end of the week with a growing list of household to-do's. To-do's I simply didn't manage to get to this dusting. It might not seem like much, but with my boys and their allergies, it can matter. And the growing pile of laundry....yet, I am also thankful for the clothes and people that wear the clothes, that then dirty them...for me to clean. I wouldn't change it at all.

Then there is the overwhelming feeling of the approaching holidays. Getting plans arranged between and around my divorced parents and trying to make sure everyone is happy and taken care of. I hate hurting peoples feelings, but sometimes something has to give! At the same time in the midst of that stress, I am looking forward to my sister, her kiddos, my kiddo and my Gramms getting together and baking pies in my tiny little kitchen. Oh the hilarious sight we are and the laughs to be had as we maneuver around one another whilst baking. Definitely a joy.

Then there is the never ending, and seemingly growing, list of handmade gifts I am working on. One very important one for my son who cannot wait to see the quilt mommy is working on. Amazingly enough, he asked to be surprised with it and for me NOT to tell him anything about it. You see, we typically plan things out together, but I like being able to surprise him with this. Now...let's just hope it turns out OK and in time!

And, I really do need to get working on it more. You see, this year we are opening gifts a little early. We like to focus on Jesus on Christmas Day. Not that there is anything wrong with opening gifts Christmas Eve or morning as many do. Just this year, we have decided not to. Really, our son asked if we could not so that we could celebrate Jesus more. Why not?! I kinda like the idea. We'll go with it and see how it all turns out.

Meanwhile, the last several years we "give a present" to Jesus for His birthday by giving to others in ways such as Operation Christmas Child and taking baked goods to others in need. Spending time and just sharing a little of our lives with them.

So, maybe after all it is a Happy Friday. In anticipation of the coming week, I know I have so very much to be Thankful for.

How 'bout you? What are things that might overwhelm, yet bless you at the same time?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We Have Pumpkins!

Yes, I know it's November already and pumpkin carving time is well over with....but, we have pumpkins!

Apparently the super hot 100 plus degree days this past summer really did the garden in. We had some nice tomatoes early on and our basil did great! The chives, beans and bell pepper...not so much. Granted, this was our first year to even attempt a little garden. We planted everything when it told us to and hoped for the best....and got a super HOT summer.

Things grew, but they never produced. Not until Fall that is....

Know what else decided to reappear? Tomatoes! Yes, we have TWO celebrity tomatoes growing. And the chives? The chives are thriving! I will not complain. I like chives.

Then I discovered something else....beans! The bean plants that took over almost everything and never did anything but try to strangle my other plants FINALLY grew some beans! My niece and my son were ecstatic and excitedly picked the beans to have with our dinner.

Crazy. I am thinking I might have to rethink our growing times this next Spring. Especially if we end up with another HOT summer like this last one. Now, what to do with a large carving pumpkin after pumpkin carving time.....I am thinking it might possibly become a Thanksgiving decoration of sorts.

Any ideas?!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's November What?!

I'm not sure where the time went, but I just realized I have yet to post in the month of November! Eek!

Sorry 'bout that. Didn't mean to just drop off the face of bloggy land. I am here though! This past month has been quite a busy one and promises to be busier as the month and year come to an end.

The adoption (that you can read more about over HERE ) has been keeping us pretty busy the past few weeks with our homestudy and all that jazz. Whew! I cannot wait until it's finished and paperwork turned in. Of course, then the official "waiting" will come into play and it might just drive me insane. Okay, not really, I think I already am. :)

Meanwhile, sewing of fun coffee cuffs has been keeping me busy and happily so. That and attempting to get some handmade gifts taken care of before it's serious crunch time. Who am I kidding?! I am totally gonna hit crunch time...

How about you lovely readers (that might be actually reading this)? What are your plans for the holidays as far as handmade goes? Any super fun projects in the works?

Happy Thursday!!! Be back later this week (or Monday at least) with hopefully something more interesting and with a picture! Not sure why I must post a picture with each post...anyone else feel that way? Oddly enough, I don't feel the need over at our adoption blog. Funny how that is.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I have a Pile of this:

Because I have been slightly obsessed with making these:

I will be adding a new batch of these to the shop later today. AND because I seem to like to make these so much, I have decided to have a SALE on them THIS week!

They make great gifts and it's never too early to get those teachers and co-workers gifts taken care of! Or maybe one for yourself...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Drum roll please......

And the Winner of the Coffee Cuff (by Random Number Generator) is.....

Who is none other than the fabulous Haus of Girls Congrats!!!

Email me with your contact info and your choice of coffee cuff!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Coffee (or Tea) Lover Giveaway!!!

What are these you ask?

Why, they are coffee cuff sleeves! :)

Made of eco felt (which is made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles) and are reversible! One side has the design of the fun and quirky Coffee Monster (who really, really hearts coffee). There is the pretty flower design or the simple hearts on one side, and on the other, a solid color felt.

AND....I want to give one away! Why? Because I think you folks are awesome, that's why.

Oh, and you get to pick from one of the designs above in your choice of up to three colors and I will make you your very own custom coffee cuff!

Did I mention is also comes with it's own $10 gift card to Starbucks?! Yuppers, it does.

SO, here is what you need to do to be entered: Leave a comment on this post By Oct. 22 and let me know your favorite coffee drink along with which coffee cuff sleeve you would choose. That's it!

For an extra entry, blog or tweet about it and leave a separate comment letting me know you did!

I will draw a winner next Friday!

Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Matryoshka Sisters

Meet Liliya, Nadia and Tatiana.

They are three lovely Matroshka ornaments made by yours truly.

They are each one-of-a-kind and available in my Etsy Shop now!

Obviously, I have a soft spot in my heart for anything Russian related, being that we are adopting from Russia. Therefore, all proceeds from the sale of these lovely ornaments will be going to our adoption fund!

I am not sure when I will be making more of these lovely ornaments, but I am hoping to soon. If you are interested in a particular color of Matryoshka not currently available, let me know and I am happy to work with you for you own custom order.

Happy Friday and Enjoy the weekend ahead!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Community Helpers Rock!

This past week my son's Kindergarten class had a "Community Helpers" parade. The teacher sent a note (actually email...I love that!) to the parents to let us know the kids should "dress up" for it. I had no idea how "dressed up" one should be. Naturally, we already had some great "pretend play" hanging around ike a fire fighter, construction worker etc. But nope, he did not want to be ANY of those. He insisted on wanting to be a police officer. I said I wasn't sure if I could make something in time and in budget (important when one is going through an international adoption!). His response, " but mom, you can make ANYTHING!". Hmmm....

So, I told him we could go check out some thrift places and see what we could find to help out. I knew if I could just find a police-type hat, we'd be in business.

So, off a thrifting we went! We found a big bin FULL of hats. Thankfully costumes are in full swing this time of year, so I was certain we would find something.

I was about to give up after about the bazzillionth fire fighter hat...and then.....I saw it! A shiny something that looked like a police-type hat. Okay, so it's a pilot hat, but my son was perfectly happy with it and said it was perfect. There ya have it!

Then I decided to head over to the shirts to see if there was a dark/navy one I could jazz up with a little something to make it work as a "pretend play" police officer. Sure enough, there was one! I also found some other fabulous treasures, some with tags still on! But that would be another post on it's own.

So, off we went with our treasures (for a grand total of $3!) and got to work.

I kept it simple. A sticker (my boy got from the police officer that visited for community helper week) I used to cover where the pilot deal used to be.

And some iron on letters I put on a piece of felt that I then stitched on the shirt. And then clipped on a little "badge" my son already had from another time.

And voila!

He was SO excited when he saw it! I knew if it had his approval, then I met the kid standard of police officer pretend wear. Whew!

Here he is in the "parade" itself. Oh yes, he winked at me cuz he's awesome like that. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Little Bird Re-Launch!

After taking a little time away from my Etsy Shop ( a little longer than I had planned ), and revamping and changing things up a bit, I am finally open again!

I will be adding new patterns, in a nifty PDF format, to the shop throughout the day. All your favorite Little Bird iron on applique designs will now be available for you to download and make your very own iron on appliques! And for those that do not sew, this is GREAT because there is no sewing required to make these. Yay! And, for those that do like to sew, you of course are welcome to use your sewing skills on them! Yay again!

I am always thinking up new designs here and there, so there might be a few new ones to the bunch. If there is one you liked from previous designs and do not see it and would like to purchase it, just let me know! I am happy to work up a custom order for you.

Also, with these applique patterns, the template AND instructions are included. I am thinking about possibly listing just the template itself and a separate tutorial for "how to make" the iron on appliques. Tell me, what would you prefer more: JUST the template and a separate tutorial OR the template and tutorial combined? Let me know as I am always searching for better and improved ways of doing things. And I love feedback from you guys!

And, naturally, any blog or twitter followers will receive a little extra special bonus with purchase! Why? Because I love my followers and wish to make your day a little brighter if I can! :)

SO, if you are a follower.....

::Type in code LBC10 at checkout and receive your choice of ONE extra applique template with purchase of PDF pattern::

Yay, so exciting to finally be re-opened! There are more patterns and goodies to come in the next few weeks, so be sure to check it out!

Happy Thursday to you! Hope it's a fabulous one!

::Now, back to my regular blogity blogging, as I do not want this blog to be all about promoting my shop. There will be the updates on discounts, giveaways and the occasional shop update, but otherwise it will still just be me here, hopefully blogging a little more!::

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Little Etsy Love List

Just a little love list from some of my favorites on Etsy.

Buy Handmade

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Filling Wall Space With A Little Love

I had another lonely wall that just needed something. So, I dressed it with a little LOVE. Literally!

I had some basic white ceramic plates I bought at my local "dollar store" a few months back. I hadn't quite decided what I wanted to put on them, so there they sat just waiting. First I thought about decoupaging something onto them, but then I spotted these simple vinyl decals while at JoAnn's a few weeks back. Perfect!

So, I took my plates and applied the decals as to how they recommended.

Then I needed some plate hangers, and I remembered the fabulous Fluffy Flowers had a great little How-To on her blog for some simple and crafty plate hangers!

And Voila! A little bit of LOVE for my wall!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Little Matryoshka

Just a little something I worked on the other night while my boys were watching The Incredibles.

I spent some quality time with a needle and thread and worked on this sweet little Matryoshka doll. She has a little more work to be done and there will be more than just one. I cannot wait to show them to you! Soon....soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to School Backpack Transformer Style

School is back in session and my boy has officially started Kindergarten!!! Wow, how the time flies!

But, before we took him to his first day of school, he got all spiffied up in his mama-embellished "Transformer" backpack.

Typically, the last couple years of pre-school and Pre-K, he has had mama-made backpacks. This year though, we went with a store bought one. I know, not the same...but it works!

We decided upon a simple blue backpack for school instead of the Transformer themed ones. Why? Just because. But, it still needed a little something. So, naturally, my crafty mind started thinking.

I spotted some of the packaging on one of his new transformer toys he had gotten for his birthday. I grabbed it, cut it out and decided to embroider a patch to put on his backpack.

I took some simple tissue paper and traced the image with my heat transfer pencil. I love that thing.

Then, I ironed it on some gray felt. Tada!

I then embroidered it in green. I wanted to do red, but the boy requested green since, after all, it is his favorite color!

The green doesn't show up too well in the photos, but oh well.

Then I pinned it one the backpack in the area the boy chose, which would be the lower left of the front of the pack.

I then hand stitched it to the pack like so.

Then carefully trimmed around it (would NOT want to have undone all the hand sewing with a wrong move with the scissors. that would be bad. ) and tada!

Personalized backpack for my Monkey Boy.

I would totally share the Transformer pattern I drew, but I am afraid the Transformer people would come after me. Sorry.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Little Quiet

It's been a little quiet around here lately. Not much blogging going on, but plenty of family time. It's what this Summer has been about for me.

Not as much sewing happening. Just some occasional crafting, mainly for family and friends and fun times. Plenty of swimming and just hanging out.

Tomorrow though, that all changes. Tomorrow my (currently) one and only heads to his first day of Kindergarten. Am I ready for this? Not really. Not as much as I thought I would be. He is though. He is so excited! He's met and likes his teacher, met some other kids in class and is just so ready.

I, on the other hand, am going to have a pretty quiet house. I know it was last year too when he was at Pre-K, but this year is different. Big kid school is longer. Two hours more in fact.

It's been an awesome Summer. He's quite the little companion. I am going to miss him. Yet, I am excited for him. His excitement is a little contagious. It's not really going to hit me until Thursday though. My incredible husband has taken the day off to be with us tomorrow. To take our son to his first day of school. Then we will get to spend some time together as just mom and dad.

Then Wednesday my sister is coming over for some *gasp* sewing. For those that don't know, my sister and I are total opposites when it comes to crafting and sewing. As a matter of fact, she saw my two bags of poly-fill and suggested I garage sale it. Because "seriously, who needs two bags Jaime?! And all this fabric? You could get rid of some..." Yeah, we are not the same. But I do love her! She'll learn....

Anyhoo, so I will be fairly distracted for the first two days of school. Then Thursday it will just be me. And I know it will hit. It will hit me hard and I am pretty certain I will not know what to do with myself. Then, I will snap to and be fine, yes?!

I am so excited to see the boy my son is becoming, but oh how I miss those chubby little fingers and toes and the snuggly squishy-ness that babies are. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown. The seasons truly are short. Too short. I try my best to savor every moment of these seasons. To just soak them up and enjoy every single second I can before they are gone.

I know it's a transition for any mom and her first going off to school. But for me, he's not just my first, he's my only. Little brother or sister will be here soon and then there will be plenty to keep me busy. There is still plenty now. Just not what I want to do. I would much rather be loving on my littles than dusting or folding laundry. But alas, housework cannot be put off forever.

So, if it's a little quiet the rest of the week here, I promise I will be back. I have lots to share about, but right now, I want to enjoy our last day of Summer Break before the rush of tomorrow...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sweet Little Doll for Anna

I knew these dolls were going to be addictive to make. Glad I made a pattern for them!

This one is for a sweet little girl we know who is turning one. Her birthday party was this past Saturday and I thought this little sweetie would be perfect for her....she's quite the sweetie herself!

Hmm, now, I am thinking there might be more that need to be made. And I have some other nifty hairstyles in mind.

Stay tuned....I am certain you will see more of these to come! Maybe even a pattern! I might even be inclined to have a GIVEAWAY! The possibilities are endless....

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sharks Say Thank You!

What's a mama to do when she cannot find anything shark related that is not super kiddy themed and great for a just turned six year old boy?

Well, apparently she gets crafty!

I took some striped scrap booking type paper, cut out some shark shapes (from a shark template I had drawn up previously), used a glue stick to glue 'em onto some blue card stock. Then, I took some of my zig-zag scissors (as my son calls them) and cut around the edges.

And Voila! Simple and, cool enough for my six-year old, Shark Thank You Notes!

Now, to get them written out and mailed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shark Cupcakes

Here are some post birthday bash photos of the Shark Cupcakes I made for my son's birthday this past weekend.

I had some leftover cupcakes without frosting on them, so I decided to make some more (frosting in a can with food coloring) icing and put it on them. Then I decided since I hadn't gotten any photos at the party of the cupcakes before they were gobbled up (apparently Duncan Hines is a hit with it's dark chocolate fudge and french vanilla moist cake mix turned cupcakes!), I made some more chocolate sharks and topped them.

I have to say, the icing was rather tricky and had a mind of it's own. It took the food coloring great, but it sometimes went all melty on some cupcakes, but not others. Odd. I put it in the fridge before frosting them and it seemed to do a little better that way. Oh well, they tasted good anyway. That's what counts, right?!

The blue ones ended up a little darker blue than the ones I made for the party. I like how they turned out, but boy does it make a mess on the face!

No matter. It's all washable.

For the chocolate molds, I used a Wilton lollipop mold that has five different designs, including the shark, a fish, sea horse, turtle and starfish. I really just wanted the sharks, but I gave in and made all the different ones (all solid colors cause HA! all that detailed work would have killed me!.), since it would have taken me days to make enough sharks. Yeah, no.

It made me laugh at what an impression these cupcakes made. Honestly, it was not THAT much additional work for the chocolate lollipops. And it's what my child requested and it was totally within reason of being able to be done, so I did it. Plus, they made great toppers that were edible. :)

It was a fun party and my son had a blast. I still cannot believe he is another year older....if I think too much about it I will cry! So, I will stop here.

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Bet you can't guess what I've been up to again!

What?! Freezer Paper Stenciling? How did you ever guess?!

It can't be that I am totally addicted to it, can it? Well, I am. It's just so simple and fun! Especially when my son asks me to draw things like a Hammerhead Shark. He's always keeping me on my toes in challenging ways. Seriously, for whatever reason it seemed difficult to draw this one!

But, I like how it turned out. Even if I couldn't get a decent picture of it. Could be the model was hardly holding still and just wanted to go play in his new mamamade shirt.

And tomorrow, he turns six years old. I am so not ready...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TV Timeout Fun!

Last week I decided we needed a little "TV timeout". Sometimes I wish we didn't have a TV at all. Just such a time-sucker at times! Especially during the Summer. Lately it's just been too stinkin' hot to do much outside at all. Even swimming in the afternoon feels more like someone put us in the oven to cook than a cool and relaxing time. Ick.

So, since we had watched just a smidge bit too much TV the previous week and it started becoming a battle to turn off more than a treat for my child, I decided the following Monday was our first official TV Timeout day.

AND, it was awesome!!!

We planned a little ahead and went to the craft store together to pick out some fun projects to do. For this particular day, the boy chose these:

We brought them home and almost immediately opened the packages and dumped out the sticks. I forgot how much fun and simple these things could be! We sat there at the table for over an hour just building and playing. Using our imaginations.

It was so much fun.

Then we read a bunch of books and the time seemed to fly by until dinner time. Mmm, love days like that.

It apparently was such a hit, he requested we do it again the next day! So, we did.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Great Wall Space Filler...With Silhouettes!

I seem to have this thing about rearranging a bazillion times. It's just something that's been with me since I was a little girl. Can't help it.

In the case of my most recent *rearranging* of the family room, once I finished moving some things around, I was left with this terribly blank wall. It just starred back at me begging for something.

I needed something QUICK and not terribly expensive or time consuming.

SO, I had seen it somewhere about family silhouettes and thought it would be just the thing to add to that wall for the time being! I had actually planned to put these in our hallway, but they will go there at a later date, with the added one of our second child when they come home from Russia. Can't wait!!!

This plan totally worked out to a serious advantage for the simple fact that I had all I needed on hand. How awesome is that?! I guess that is a benefit of having crafty stuff hanging around like painted shelves (from another project), plain old IKEA picture frames that just need a little paint (that is also on hand from another project). And the pictures? Well, as long as you can get a good shot of everyone, then the rest is easy! Right?!

Even if one did not have all on hand, it would not cost much to get the needed supplies to do this.

Here is my version of things:

First, I took some simple 8x10 picture frames I had gotten at IKEA.

Then I painted them black.

I then took each family members photo, including our siberian husky, making sure to get as good a profile shot I could. It's hard when dogs and kiddos just don't want to stay still....

I then printed them out on just plain old printer paper. Now, here is where I changed it up from my original intent to do black silhouettes on a white background in black frames.

Instead, once I printed and cut the first silhouette out that I then had planned to cut out again in the black craft paper, I left it as is. The white paper on black just seemed to work for me, so that is what I did. You can do it however you want and use purple paper if you like! Whatever strikes your fancy, really. Go for it.

Then I framed them. Tada!

Then, after the hubby hung the shelves up for me, I simply placed the framed silhouettes on the shelves and VOILA! No more blank wall space.

Ahhhh. I feel better now.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Non-Wishlist Wednesday

Wow, I took a little bloggy break and totally didn't mean for it to end up being two weeks! But, sometimes one has to take a breather.

Things have been so crazy about behind the scenes here. With our international adoption in the works and all, there just isn't always enough time to sit down and complete a blog post! In addition to our adoption, it's Summertime! Which means lots of fun family things going about and precious time I must spend with my son. That I want to spend with my son. Life is short and so is Summer....and childhood. I wouldn't miss these moments for anything.

I had all these grand plans of getting my Etsy Shop back open by June and putting some new and fun things in there. Thinking Summer would allow for a little flexibility....haha! What was I thinking?!

Now, it's July! My baby (baby?!) is about to turn six years old. I love it and am sad about it all at the same time. Sad that he no longer fits in my lap when snuggling, but loving the boy he is becoming. He is such a blessing from God. I cannot imagine our lives without him! And God knew he was the child to be with us. He is so excited as well about this adoption. He has an understanding about it that blows our minds sometimes. Maybe it's because we have explained about it since he was so little. Who knows, but he gets it and thinks it's completely normal to grow a family this way.

Just the other day while in the car he said, "I can't wait to have a sibling.....I just can't wait to know who they are!". In his own little way he has been processing this whole adoption journey. I actually wrote a post about it over on our adoption blog. It's not just us going through it, but our family.

It's an amazing, albeit tough, journey.

Have I shared our adoption blog with you? I know I have tweeted about it ( I seem to tweet more than blog these days...). If you are not following me over there yet, take a moment to if you want to see what I am up to other than just this here blog.

Anyhoo, here is our adoption blog if you'd like to check it out!

Here to There

There's the welcome page as well as other areas, so check 'em all out! And let us know you've been there by leaving a comment or two!

Oh, and check back here later this week for a fun and simple weekend project I conquered a couple weekends ago! Simple and fun...can't wait to share.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Ah, how I have many things on my list.

Today though, it will be a picture-less kind. I know, kinda boring...

My wishlist today:

1. That our adoption paper work was finished and we were waiting for our referral. But, still just a little more to go....

2. I wish that I felt a little more inspired this week. I have grand plans, but I feel a little like a hamster on a wheel.

3. I wish that there were actual laundry and house cleaning fairies and that they would come visit!

4. I kinda wish I were traveling to the beach this fine day. I love the beach.

5. I really wish there were just a few more hours in this day. I have so much to accomplish!

6. I definitely wish that all lovely visitors would let me know they came to visit by leaving a nice comment! That way, I could go visit them in their part of blog-land! :)

7. I wish that I could get all these crafty things finished before our trip this weekend. I have grand plans ya know! Wait, I already said that. Hehe...oh well, I really do have grand plans!

Alrigthy, that is all. I know, totally boring wishlist today! Sorry, I will try to do better next week.

I will be leaving town tomorrow and will not be back until Monday. However, I want to wish everyone a very happy Fourth of July! I so LOVE July 4th! Fireworks are my favorite.

I also have some other things going on behind the scenes, so I might not reappear here until later next week. However, I will tweeting away on twitter here and there, so you are welcome to pop in there and see what I am doing! Do you follow me? If not, come on and join the fun!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

This might just be a totally random list today. Kinda feel all over the place this week!

Let's see....while browsing around Etsy, I found some pretty nifty things!

I found this:

Lavender Heart

And this:

Yellow Lotus Bag

And how nifty is this?!

Chandelier Wall Art Vinyl Decal

Oooh...totally need a little of this!

Dead Sea Bath Salts - Jasmine and Calendula

And one for the boy of mine!

Robot T-Shirt

Now if it just came in a kids size bigger than 5T....

How 'bout you, what's your wishlist for today? It doesn't have to be *stuff*, it could simply be to wish the laundry done!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Check out this Giveaway!!!

Erin over at The Vintage Pearl is having a week full of awesome Giveaways!!! Starting Today!

GO over there and check it out and don't forget to grab a button to post to your own blog!!!