Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Where does the time go?

Seriously, the days are getting shorter or something. My youngest turned 1 yesterday. How did that happen? We had a good day. Nothing too exciting just hung around the house. And then of course we ended it with a mess of chocolate cake. Dillon had a blast. I'll have to get some pictures up.
This last weekend we went camping up in couer d' alene for a family reunion. It was a long drive but fun. Except for the part where we ran out of gas. The hubby was sure we could make it but we didn't. 8 or 9 miles away from town the truck decided it was done. Luckily we didn't have to sit very long. And now I can say I told you so because I had said we should stop for gas.
Well I should go do the laundry. That's one of my least favorite chores. Actually the putting in the washer and dryer isn't so bad, it's the folding. I HATE folding clothes. I would rather clean the toilet. And I suppose I should just be grateful that I don't have to wash my clothes by hand. When someone invents an automatic folder I will be first in line.
Ok enough ramblings for now.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I have been kinda busy. I made this chair cushion a few weeks ago. The chair was found at D.I. and the cushion on it was gross. Besides being gross it wasn't even meant for this chair. It was for lawn furniture. We lived with it for quite a while but it was in need of a change. So I got some fabric and made a newspaper pattern and went to town. Amazingly enough it turned out better than what was in my head.

This table was a little unfinished wood table that I got a michaels for 5 bucks. I also bought a pack of scrapbook paper at the same time. I took it all home and assembled the table. Then I painted it black. While that dried I found a paper I wanted to use that had dragons on. I cut out the bits I wanted to use and mod podged them on. After that was all done the table still looked like it needed something so I painted around the top and on the legs a pink that matched the paper. The pictures don't really do it justice.

I'm also pretty sore from moving around blocks for my pond. We got a load of bark mulch to fill around the pond forms yesterday too. I need to get some pictures taken of my progress so far. It's going to look goooood! (if i do say so myself)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Bleh Monday

And it is a monday. My little baby boy is sick and his big brother is driving me crazy and I won't even get out of the house for belly dance class tonight because my hubby has to work late. Aarg. Not to mention we need to go grocery shopping but I don't want to take sick boy out but we don't have any milk....
ok. now that I've vented some...
We did have a pretty good weekend. Nice weather for some yard sales. We didn't really find any big treasures but we got a few new story books for Tate. And then later on Sat the boys went fishing. Didn't catch anything but they had fun.
well, here's hoping this day gets better!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Rainy day

Today is rainy. I guess my plans for puttering outside just got canceled. That's ok I suppose. I finished a fleece blankie yesterday just for me so today can be spent snuggled under that with a cup of hot chocolate.
Yesterday was spent sewing a fleece blanket kit from Jo-anns. As I was sewing it I was wondering why with the warm weather was I making a blanket in the first place. One reason was because I'd had the kit for quite a while and I'm trying to finish projects I already have before getting new ones. And maybe I knew today I would need a nice snugglie blankie.
Maybe later I'll get some pictures up. About a week ago I sewed a new cushion for a glider rocking chair I've had for a while. I should show off some of the things I've done. But right now hot chocolate is calling me.

Monday, June 4, 2007


I didn't get to any yard sales this weekend but I did find these bowls at the D.I. They are definitely handmade but I like them because they're slightly wonky. They aren't perfectly round and they aren't even the same height. I thought they would be perfect cereal or ice cream bowls. And for 1.00 for both of them I couldn't resist. They're almost so ugly they're cute.

And in other news I'm rather sore from hauling a ton of retaining wall blocks to go around my pond. For mothers day I received a preformed pond so now I get to put it all together. I'm excited for it. I've wanted a pond for a long time. I'll get pictures of it up as it comes together hopefully. My plan is to make myself a little secret garden by the side of the house. That's my project of the moment, I'd better get back to it!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

First post!

Well, I finally hopped onto the blog bandwagon. I don't know why really except it looks like so much fun to post pictures and babble about things. I see so many other pretty blogs and think to myself...
self? I bet I could do that.
So, here will be my attempt at that. I don't know really why I'm even trying to explain why I'm doing it. I tried to explain something to my hubby the other day and it ended up with him calling me whimsical. He says I get whims and just jump into things sometimes. I don't really think it's a bad thing and he didn't mean it in a bad way. I kinda like it.
So there ya go. The name of my blog pretty much sums things up.