Monday, April 25, 2011

Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is coming up soon! I just listed another "Get the Set and Save" for a total of 3. The zebra one has hot pink on the inside!

I also listed some just as zipper pouches, not in a set if you would rather have just the pouch!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Get the Set and Save

I just listed a 3 piece set in the shop. I am hoping to get a few more of these made this weekend, but I have GOT to clean my nasty house. It is so bad after spending all week at the ball field and it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. These sets will make great Mother's Day gifts. With shipping they are under $20!!! And the end of school is in sight so don't forget your teachers! Let me know if anyone has something specific they are wanting and I will do my best to get it done!

Of course, you could leave me a comment here or you can go to my Etsy shop and click on "convo" and send me a message!

Everyone have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm Glad I Have 3 Boys

I saw a link to this on facebook and thought I would share it. I know not everyone is on facebook (ahem). I have said a lot lately, especially to Stephen, how glad I am that I have all boys. This would be why. Now I only have to worry about who they date. does have a "bad word" in it that I think most of you can overlook, but other than that everything else is right on. I would love to hear your comments on this!

New Zipper Pouches

Just a quick note. I am trying to get out the door to work. I just wanted to let you know that I have listed 2 new zipper pouches, mermaid and Auburn, and a mermaid tissue holder. I think they will show over on the right? I have had several requests for those fabrics, so here they are!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conversations With Bryson

"I lub you Momma. The most-er. But don't tell Brayden and Blaine!"

I think I have told here before about how Brayden and Blaine will tell me they love me, only to get Bryson to yell from the other side of the world that he loves me the most-est. So I guess since they aren't here to argue with him "the most-er" is good enough!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Crayon Rolls

I listed 4 new crayon rolls in my Etsy shop this afternoon. I have been a busy bee. Now on to watch Brayden play baseball so I can sit down and rest! Tomorrow we will start wiring the new room for electricity! Woo hoo!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I have mentioned quickly in previous posts that we are adding onto our house. What are we adding, you may ask? Well, my kids were sad when I told them it would not be an extra bedroom for one of them. Brayden and Blaine share a room now (and have since Blaine was in a crib) and the only place to add on because of the septic system is at our kitchen.

I do not want to smell boys from my kitchen table.

No offense to my boys and all.

We are extending our kitchen out a few feet and past that will be a sewing/crafting room for me! ME ME ME! Well, we are also moving our laundry room there also.

For me me me. No exclamation point at the end of that one.

But I am excited about my laundry room, if you can get excited about that! Right now my "laundry room" is behind folding doors in my kitchen. That is where I hang everything that can't be dried all the way. Including bras and jock straps. Yeah. I am excited about that hanging out of eye sight when we are eating dinner. That will be awesome.

Our existing laundry "closet" is going to become my pantry. And the existing pantry that not only holds non-perishables also holds my trash can, which I have to close the folding doors on, turn sideways, hold my mouth just right, push people out of the way if they are at the table, and slide through to throw something away, will become a desk area. Which means my trash can sits smack dab in the middle of the kitchen floor a lot. Especially if I am cooking. In fact, Stephen has teased me about that.

First of all, if it (the trash can) for some crazy reason is actually in the pantry, the family will ask where the trash can is and then give me funny looks when I tell them it's in the pantry. Secondly, Stephen has been known to walk in the kitchen and throw something in the middle of the floor, acting like he didn't notice the trash can actually has a home of it's the pantry.

So back to my existing pantry that is going to become a desk area. Even though we have a kitchen table that holds 8 people, that is obviously not enough room to separate 2 kids while they do homework. And it won't be long before that will be 3 kids doing homework! The end of where the desk area will be, will end behind my new laundry room and we have decided to put a closet for clean, needing to be ironed, clothes. Right now that has hung on the door to our master bedroom closet and I iron when I can't get through. It has worked for us, but in a very annoying way.

Here are some photos of the progress:

Patio area before

Kitchen area before
Ghetto fabulous door that I helped Stephen install when I was "big pregnant" with Bryson and have yet to paint
Now, before I get any comments on how mean we are to have our 13 year old help bust up the patio, the kids were chomping at the bits to use power tools. They are boys.....enough said.

This is what was scooped out of where the room will be. What is left of it after we level the dirt around the room has been promised as a pitchers mound. All the boys are excited about that!

This is the sand that was used by the mason guys. AKA torture for a 4 year old.

This is the framing for the patio that we almost tripled. This is going to be awesome in the summers and when we have youth group activities!
The concrete "Moat" around the boys' "island".
The concrete blocks set and part of the brick that had to be laid before we leveled off the patio area.

The new patio area

After gravel was leveled out by us.....Mom, Dad, Stephen, me and Bryson. I don't know how I took all these pictures and didn't seem to get most of the "helpers" in them.
Once and power tools. This is Blaine packing down the patio dirt with a compactor thingy. He also loved using the hand held jackhammer thingy that we used to take off the brick. We saved and cleaned as much of that as we could without breaking it. Our brick isn't available anymore so we are reusing as much as possible and mixing it in with another brick that was as close as possible to what we had.

A good bit more has been done but I haven't gotten out there with the camera yet and this is turning into a pretty lengthy post so I will post some more later!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Items on Etsy

After several requests for zippered pouches, I sat down and made a few yesterday. I am in the process of listing them in my Etsy Shop now.....just blogging while the pictures are loading.

A friend of mine, who will remain anonymous, asked me if I made these. She told me her son had gotten in her purse the other day and pulled out a "feminine product" and wanted something to hide them in. So I thought that would be a great item for moms, teens, and tweens alike! And, of course, you are not limited to using them only for "feminine products". My SIL mentioned using them for her camera accessories, like extra batteries and SD cards. They would also be great to give as gifts with something small inside, like maybe....oh.....a bookmark or a set of magnets! These are also the perfect size for a mirrored compact and lip gloss/lipstick or for jewelry when traveling.

I tried putting an unsharpened pencil in one and it was just a tad too small. So I am going to order some zippers just a little bigger and make some pencil/marker pouches with some fun fabric.

I have a laundry basket full of new fabrics that I am chomping at the bit to cut into! Keep checking back often to see what I get listed! I am open to any ideas you may be willing to share! Just leave them below in the comments :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I don't Speak Spanish

Yesterday afternoon I went out the back door to talk to the construction guy adding onto our house. When I tried to get back in, I realized some little turkey had locked me out. And he wasn't going to let me in until I said "open" in Spanish.

I took German in high school. I don't know what "open" in Spanish is. Now that I think about it, I don't even know what "open" is in German.

Anyway, after me politely yelling at him to let me in and the construction man laughing, he finally felt sorry for me and told me what to say so he could open the door. I guess I need to start watching Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go with him.



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