Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Candy into the jars, cute fabric on top under the glass lid, clamp them down and tie a piece of the thick jute ribbon around the neck of the jar, then I used a leaf template I have for scrapbooking and cut out 3 colorful leaves to write our thank you notes on and attached those using leftover garden twine!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
WHAT you are asking is this life changing declaration??? Simply 3 words....LET IT GO.......
I find myself feeling overwhelmed 98% of the time and I cannot live up to the expectations I set for myself. I guess it comes from being a stay at home mom...I do daycare part time to bring in extra $$ and my share of the bacon if you will but I just put this enormous amount of pressure on myself to have to earn my keep! Perfection?!?! What a joke!!!
My house does not need to be perfectly clean, sometimes dinner is not going to be this amazing meal that arrives on time, my kids can watch more TV than "the man" says they should, enjoy my girls - they are 2 & 6 already and they will be 16 & 20 before I know it! Embrace the craziness and chaos instead of fighting it, help out friends but don't be ashamed to receive help either! These are just a few of my new rules. I have made a promise to myself & my family for a weekly family game night...a monthly date night with the hubs (even if after paying the sitter all we can afford to do is sit at the lake and look out at the water).....spending less time working on the never ending to do list and more time savoring everyday moments.....taking time for myself to not be a mom or wife but just a woman with thoughts and ideas and hobbies and friends all of my own.......all of this is easier said than done for me...especially the last one........BUT I will not have a crappy marriage and I will not make my kids look back and wish things had gone differently and have to make this change in their adult life because I didn't make it in mine, I will be that example for them of how to live a full and happy life....so I will make this change and hope to see everyone benefit from it!
The saying - A happy wife makes a happy life - SO true...as women we wear many hats and expect so much from ourselves but just as I heard from a speaker at MOPS this morning who was talking about stress with the holiday season....she said - simplify.....a frazzled mom is no fun!!!
So there.......now its out there for the whole world to see....or at least the handful of people that read this blog ;) Hold me to it friends!!!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Not to mention for all you tree huggers out there, "hooray, go green be kind to your planet yadda...yadda..yadda" Not that I am not a fan of being good to our earth and doing my part, I just don't go all crazy over it...but with this project we get benefits on all points!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
So.......I have this lucky corner, where I find lots of "treasures"...Dave tries to avoid that corner whenever he is driving but against his better judgement a few weeks ago there we were.....travelling THE ROAD he is driving and I'm sitting there with my fingers crossed that it would be a lucky day, & that I will convince him to pull over so I can safely check out whatever is there rather than jumping from the car and risking injury ;) hoping for a day that these people whomever they are put out something they see as junk that I see as junk with amazing potential ;)
BEFORE: just out of the car @ it's new home!
We still need to shop for some cute little accessories but I wanted to snap some pictures because even as I am typing this I can hear 2 little girls in that room squealing and coloring and I am sure the desktop is already marked up, just minutes after I placed it in her bedroom!!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Amazing weather for trick or treating, a little too hot for us but when we heard it was snowing back here in NY we were thrilled to be out in shorts & t-shirts!