Tuesday, November 27, 2012


On Sunday I had the brilliant idea that playing some kind of sport with the boys would be a better way for me to get in some exercise and for us to have some time together.  

I decided basketball would be the best choice since we a) have a couple of basketballs and b) have access to courts close to the house and c) I loved basketball as a kid.
It was on!

Last night the boys and I hit the court for a little 2 on 2 action.  

Oh. My. Word.

I was laughing so hard!  
I have not really played basketball since college and the boys,
 bless their hearts, 
have no idea what they are doing!
We had a blast and I am certain we entertained all of the serious men playing in the next court.  

Best thing of all is that all of us had fun!
The boys already asked about playing again...that is huge for my non-sports kiddos.
I guess the fun part out weighed the crazy parent part from their previous experiences!

It felt so good to be playing and it was awesome seeing them listening, learning, and laughing together!

Do we have the next Michael Jordan or Larry Bird in our house?  Ya, not so much.  What we do have is a way for all of us to have some fun and time together.  Zack will be heading off to college before I know it, so every experience we can share is precious to me. 

 Making memories together, that's the best!

Until next time,

Joining Laura at Heavenly Homemakers for Gratituesday!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello new week!
We loved having a whole week off!
Naps are our favorite!
Back to school after a week off...boo...
only three weeks until winter break...YAY!

Hello Thanksgiving feasting...
enjoying pie and yummy foods is so much fun!

Hello new fabric...
my black Friday shopping was at Joann's and Hobby Lobby...
I know, wild and crazy right!?!

Hello crazy night...
first some kind of explosion sound got the whole neighborhood outside 
and then some yahoos hit a fire hydrant 
and sent water 20+ feet in the air and flooded the street.  
Can you say crazytown?!? 

Hello getting back into the swing...
I think reciting our class rules will be a good way to start the day!

Hello Monday...
play nice okay?!?

Until next time,

Joining Miss Lisa for Hello Monday!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


To say we've had an interesting past three years might be the understatement of the year, but it truly has been interesting. 

 We went from two full time jobs to only one.  

From a dad that hated his work to a dad that has found his passion in his new work. Seeing him thrilled to delve into a brand new venture has been so exciting!

A dad that is willing and able to help out with school projects anytime. 

 From income that barely paid the bills to much less income that has made us so much better stewards of our finances.  

Amazingly we are thriving!  

So am I thankful this year??  

Oh you bet!  

I am thankful for circumstances flinging us into a new life, 

time with each other, 

healthy and growing boys (well maybe not the growing part...I will be the shortest one in the house next year...I bet)

deeper love for my husband than I had the day I knew I loved him forever, 

and being able to create freely in this house  
(we may have dust bunnies and bits of stuff everywhere, but creating is flourishing!).

We have more than enough and for that I am eternally grateful!  

We are on an amazing journey so carefully scripted...I cannot wait to see where it leads!

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving 
loving, eating, and laughing with all those you hold dear to your hearts!

Until next time,
Linking up with sweet Casey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello Monday {Thanksgiving}

Hello Monday...I am so excited to have the entire week off school!
I haven't had the whole Thanksgiving week off in a long time!

Hello custom orders...
making a topsy turvy doll for a friend's granddaughter.
From my hubby...
she knows you love her if you're willing to make another one of those...right?!?

Hello aprons...
I have a stack to finish and another custom order to get to...
That's what I get for posting pictures of cute things!

Hello time at home...need to clean this house big time!
Helping the boys and Kenny get all their treasures into a new home will be so good for my state of mind!

Hello thrift store...
clearing boxes out of the garage this week...
 Kenny needs the space!

Hello new messenger bag...
now I don't have to carry three bags to meetings at school!

Hello baking time...
the little boys want to learn to cook...
Hopefully we'll get some time in this week!

Hello nephews...
I hope I can see them this week!

Hello Monday!
I am going to make the most of this week!

Until next time,

Linking up will Miss Lisa for Hello Monday!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


A very dear friend asked me to make something special for her daughter for Christmas.  You see Miss T is getting a play kitchen and every busy girl needs an apron for her kitchen work.  The texts and Pinterest boards were filled with ideas.  

We finally settled on this as an inspiration...

Super cute, but the felt wasn't working for me.  

So I did what I always do, I put my own spin on it!

I came up with two beautiful princess aprons that will be sure to be a delight for Miss T and her kitchen adventures!

I used solid broadcloth fabric and lots of ruffles to make the cuteness pop.  The ties were replaced with little fingers friendly velcro straps and elastic was added to the neck line, so she will be able to put it on independently.  I was so pleased and so was Miss T's mama.  I love being able to help people bring their visions to life! 

You can follow me on Pinterest...you never know what I'll make next!

Until next time,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Holy smokes time is flying by!  This school year is 1/3 of the way over...cannot believe it!

I have been a busy bee, but getting over here to blog about it just hasn't been happening, sorry about that!

I have been sewing, and grading, and teaching, and mama-ing, and trying to bring order back to my crazy house.  Not too much luck on the last one, but next week I am off school so the house will be mine once again!

I cannot wait for parent conferences to be over and time with my family to be here!  
Four days people, four more days!

I have added a bunch of stuff to the shop...maybe that's why my house is crazytown...hmmm.

I've jumped into some giveaways lately for pretties from the shop and one just started today!
Kimmie at Sugar and Dots is celebrating her birthday by hosting a huge giveaway bash!  Seriously, over $800 worth of goodies!  So go enter!  It would be wonderful to have one of my friends win that haul!

I have so much to share...I will try to be back soon!

Until next time,