January 28, 2013

Easy Button Monogram

I actually finished a little project!
I have been so busy with the kiddos being home for a month, subbing at the high school cafeteria and working at the apartments.
It's really hard to carve out time for projects.
But, now the kiddos are back in college until spring break and I think I'll be done with the other "stuff" soon.
The gallery wall in my pool room is still my main priority to finish.  Even though, I'm dying to start work in my family room and kitchen.
I will finish this!
I want this wall to be different and interesting.
I don't want to just throw up a bunch of pictures.
So, I'm working on a plan.
It's definitely not going to happen overnight.
Here is the first project for the wall.

January 21, 2013

Happy One Year Bloggy Anniversary!! Yay!

Happy Bloggy Anniversary to Me!
Wow! I can't believe it's been one year since my very first post!
This was from my birthday... 
A little too happy don't ya think? :)

Writing that first post was a HUGE step of faith for me. 
I remember being scared to death!

January 15, 2013

Purse Makeover!

I am definitely back into the groove!
Now that I feel better, I'm motivated to finish 
and get moving on some projects!
I'm going to show you my Purse Makeover!

January 11, 2013

On The Couch Crocheting...

Well, Hi there!
I feel like I'm finally getting back on my feet again.
Whew! I had a mild case of the flu that hit me like a train! I don't even want to know what the "regular" flu would feel like. I hate getting sick and I can't even remember the last time I was sick, but this one knocked me down.
So, basically, I've been on the couch for the last week. No energy to do much. But enough to do some crocheting.  I really enjoy crocheting.  
Last year, when I had surgery on my thumb, I was concerned whether I'd be able to crochet again.  You can read about that adventure here
Well, I can! It was difficult at first and my thumb would get sore, but now it's getting stronger and stronger. :)

I wanted to crochet something that was quick and easy. 
I saw some really cute scarves on Pinterest!
You can follow me on Pinterest here.
So, this is what I made.

January 3, 2013

A Brand New Year {Plus a little Intimidation}

Happy New Year!
  Did you ring in the new year with a bang?!
We were blessed to have several friends and family join us in 
a night of fun, food and games!
And we had a wonderful Christmas.  
My favorite part of Christmas got cancelled, the
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 
Snow was the culprit, but that meant we were going to have a white Christmas. :) So, we had a little service of our own.  It was different, but memorable. My 4 yr. old niece started us out with Happy Birthday to Jesus followed by  On Top of Spaghetti, I thought it was perfect.
Then as we were reading Luke 2, somehow the iPad got flipped to Luke 1. 
I thought something didn't sound right... :)
Definitely not like our church service, but it will be one we will all remember!
Another wonderful memory this Christmas was seeing my nephew, his wife and their sweet daughter! They came up from North Carolina.
I just wanted to eat her up!
I loved all the time spent with family.
I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas!