Saturday, February 23, 2013

Birthday Prep

In just a few days my handsome, wonderful, perfect, little (but not so little) nephew will turn 1!! I can't believe it's almost been  a year since we all gathered round his momma waiting to meet him for the first time. It was a long, very hard day on everyone with the usual mix of family and the drama some of them can bring. But at the (very) end of the day,  all was more perfect than we could have asked for when Tony James Potter showed his adorable face.

Today he is running about in his wobbly, adorable way in his 2T(!!) clothes wrecking any havoc he can find. And tomorrow our family will gather once again to celebrate the life of this gift we've been given.

As quickly as he is growing, his momma asked that we help stock him up on clothes. So to keep mine and Uncle's gift from being too boring, I decorated TJ's gift bag :D
Here's my project:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ready for Spring to be Sprung

The weather may be having a hard time deciding what season it should  be, but I'm completely over this whole winter ordeal and have moved on to Spring Time!!! And there are a few flowers in my yard that appear to agree with me :) At some point in the history of my rent house, someone  planted tulips along the front of the house and around one of the trees. We got one "accidental" bloom last year and it looks like a few more are already trying. I'm gonna see what I can do to help them along.

So to get my  household ready for some springtime action, I got my wreath finished and hung this last weekend!

I'm in love with using initials in decor and I think this wreath is going to serve us well over the next couple of months :D

Monday, February 11, 2013

Relax, Reflect, Rejuvenate

It's been just over a year since I started this blog. I may not have been great at keeping up with it, but honestly I have done better than I expected.

The last few months really have brought to light what a juggling act life can be. My job has been a challenge, to say the least, and I've made a point to keep myself busy outside of work as well. And then there's what my dad always referred to as "the underbrush of life"..... (Damn dishes.)

But as I struggle to keep myself in balance, in check and the least amount of insane I wonder how other women manage it all. And why do so many of us feel the need to be Wonder Woman. Sure I love how the tights make my ass look, but that's just not a daily-wear kinda outfit.

One great thing about this past year is that I started crafting alot more. And I'm hoping to be better about sharing my crafts over the next year! I have an adorable spring wreath in the works currently, so be looking for pics :) I've also made an effort to host friends and family in our home as much as I could. Nothing brings more joy into a home than good food and great company!

So I guess all I can do is stretch those damn (metaphorical) tights back over my thickening thighs and tackle another whirlwind year of love, food and laughter.