Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hello my old friend....

I haven't blogged in so very long...the last post I wrote about was finding balance and I quite obviously could not for some time as it's been ages since my last post. I found being the mother of a toddler running a full time business was too much and something had to give. The blog was left in the dust.
I really don't know how you all do it....full time careers, bloggers and parents. I can only assume you watch absolutely no T.V. ...or maybe sleep is not necessary. A ha...balance will come in good time, maybe and if not, who cares if the dished get done?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Is there such a thing as balance?

It's been a rough week! We have all had some type of stomach flu and I've been home for the week. I've slept, I've cleaned closets and organized totes and that sort of thing that has had to wait because of the hectic work schedule I have. I'm feeling like I'm playing hooky yet I've thoroughly enjoyed taking a week off...is that terrible?

 I fear the amount of emails and phone calls that await but it's been a great week at home.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Need crafty ideas for a toddler...

Hard to believe but my last post was month's ago...holy! I've been so busy with work that I haven't had a moments rest and I'm exhausted. So tired in fact, I had to use spell check to figure out how to even spell exhausted....such is life. Aside from an incredibly hectic work life, our dude has just had his birthday and is so much fun at this ago but so incredibly busy! I'm at work for half the day but when I'm home I really want to encourage our dude to play, craft and do things other than watch TV...any thoughts or good blogs about ideas for crafty kids? Well, I'm not sure he is crafty but I want to encourage him. There was a great kids books when I was growing up called "Things to make and Do". Does anyone know if there is a similar series or can recommend a book? Anybody review any crafty books lately?

Monday, August 9, 2010

More stitchin and less bitchin...

It's been a while since I posted; mainly because I have had nothing to bitch about. Family life is busy as we are making the most of this really nice weather and I've been trying to do my best impersonation of being a crafty momma. I am attempting to re do our spare room in a black and white them by using as much as our own stuff and not buying anything new. I'm all about re-using and re-purposing. Trying to environmentally friendly as well as cheap. Truth be told I fell off the wagon a few weeks ago and spent a bit more than I should have on clothes but I was in desperate need of new things now that I am back to my pre baby weight! Can I get a yeah baby?
So long story short I've been busy trying to clean and organize my home and haven't had a lot of time to blog.
Time flies. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

I love crafty chicks who share....

I love all those crafty chicks who make amazing stuff out of some pretty basic material. I especially love that they  post step by step instructions with some photos for those of us not so crafty chicks. Then I think to myself...self, you are crafty, you learned to embroider in the 8th grade and made a fantastic Peanuts pillow, you made your own apron in the 9th grade and heck you painted your child's bedroom. Not sure I am ready to make my own curtains yet but I have an overwhelming urge to make an owl themed pillow out of felt for my son's room. Not sure what the kick is with owls and felt lately but it's there and I can't shake it. Felt seems to be calling my name. With that in mind, I stumbled (and not sure how I got to amazing blogspot) but I found hand made little kiwi's from felt. Aren't these adorable? So perfect for little hands and not made from plastic...hooray. I love clean, simple, imaginative toys for my dude. What a great idea for my first crafty project. I found this photo and idea from a blog called "Craftiness in not optional" and what a great blog. There are tutorials for making broccoli, green beans and even pizza. So excited to go and get some felt. I feel my mad money burning a hole in my wallet! I'll attempt this and share how it goes; disaster or not!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Saturday Funny...Are you talking to me?

My beautiful perfection of a child is 16 months old; I think he is the smartest most adorable child as does every mother. That being said, I was chatting with another mom who said, "he SHOULD be talking already" WTF?
He knows where his nose is, which book to pick up when I ask for a particular book, what I mean when I say "get your shoes", and whatnot so there is not question of his intelligence but talking...really? Am I naive? I realize every child reaches their milestones when they want to but SHOULD he be talking? He is very vocal, he says mama and dada but that's about it. He points, he gives kisses and all the other "normal" behavior. Maybe he has nothing to say?

However, when he wakes up he sound like a little jewish boy with sounds like coya, hosta, goush  a goya, and does so in a stream of babbling and maybe he is thinking he's saying in a Stewie voice, "come get me you vile woman, I'm up".

Is it criticism?, Am I too sensitive? How do you handle this? Augh...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blog Love

I've not been blogging recently because I work full time and have been too busy but I've missed my little blog. It's like a friend who is always there, never borrows cash, invites you to their wedding, lets you have the last drink of cold Pepsi and loves you always.

I like blogging for several reasons; one because it helps to organize my thoughts, I can get some feed back on issues I need help with and the support is amazing and sometimes I just like it so I can bitch and rant.

So thanks.