Monday, January 21, 2013

Stella & Dot

Woohoo!  I just got a delivery from the UPS man, and couldn't be anymore excited!!  I got the newest Stella & Dot catalog just in time for my party this upcoming weekend!  I am so excited to have a girls night at the house!  What a better excuse than to have a jewelry party, right?

This is one of my favorite pieces - I would buy one for each of my bridesmaid if it weren't 120 a necklace, it is so gorgeous!
Although the coloring is off - I still absolutely LOVE the earrings in the middle, I think they would go perfect in JAMAICA!

Well - that being said I am off to give the new catalog a look over before I must lend them out!  Love all the new product!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Family is always where my heart is :)

So, today was EXTREMELY to work before 8, and got home just before 8 as well.  I am exhausted, but I keep thinking of something Mason told me earlier tonight.  Here's what happened, Mason wanted to participate in our school's Family Reading Night, and so he stayed with me from the time school was over until it began.  We had dinner together and had fun after school together.  For Family Reading Night he was even so lucky to diddle around with another co-workers daughter, which was so adorably dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  He enjoyed himself immensely  but when it was all said and done for the evening, he crawled in my arms and said, "Why didn't anybody come to be with me"  I just wanted to cry.  Often, I look at him and see such a strong little boy who has already endured so much with trying to figure out his place, with a single mom for all these years, and now that the end is nearing (for my single motherhood) he is trying to figure it out yet again.  When he was in my arms I said this 

He laughed and laughed, as I pretended to eat his ear.  He is such an awesome little one, I am so lucky to have, and I wrote this to say, no matter what is going on in your own life, tired, worn out or just plain "not feeling it" that day, you can be somebody's shining light.  No matter how big or small that person is, they just want to feel love and feel wanted.  Although I hate for any minute he doesn't feel love and compassion, I am always trying my best to give him all I have to make him feel loved!

Terrific Tuesday!

Well, I am trying to just say what I'm going to experience in the day.  So, I am going to say that I am going to have a marvelous day filled with wonderful little children.  I am not going to be a manic/crazy person today trying to get it all done, because if it doesn't get done today, it will still be here tomorrow!  I feel that I am running on empty most days, but I am just going to pray over the fact that I can get the majority of my workload finished and ready to go and just be the best person there is for my students!

Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

So there it is - my driving force through the day.  As well as to get back to my blog and figure out the direction I want to take with it.  However, I am devoted to make an impact on my blog this month and make the most of my time!

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Project # 1 Shipped

Well this may be the first one, but I can guarantee it won't be the last one.  I know I am going to have many things coming my way in the next couple months.  I would much rather get things done with plenty in time for the wedding and reception!  I do not want to be a procrastinator AT ALL!!  So here is what my plan is....

Alright - So it may not look exactly like this - especially since I have never quilted a day in my life, but I plan on making a Guest Book Quilt for my wedding down in Jamaica!  I know a little ambitious, but I am hoping everything comes together, I will be taking the blocks down to Jamaica with me and having people leave their sentiments for Bobby and myself and I will bring them back to assemble them into a hanging quilt for my new craft room in our house (I will be moving into Bobby's after some renovations this spring/summer).  So here are the fabrics for the quilt so far, I will still add some in there as well...

It will use all of these except the Rio Sunshine/Natural that is for a new skirt for myself!  :)  Anyways I'm super stoked about this new project!  I can't wait to see how it all comes together!  See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Revolutions for the New Year

I cannot believe that I thought to myself I could do this with so much going on, I am glad I did.  I promised myself no Resolutions, because we all know those are meant to be broken.  I looked a couple different organizing websites to jump start my need to get these where they need to be before I get married and start a new life.  My goals were put into hyper drive when I ran across a wonderful organizing site that had an awesome jump start to the New Year. New Year’s Organizing Revolution – Week 1 has been an amazing week.  Although I am still working on my computer desk, I have spent a couple hours trying to get my Craft/Creative Office in order and ready to use for all these wedding projects I keep coming up with!  Here is what I was starting will.  Now mind you, my fiance's idea of cleaning up is putting anything he is unaware with in my Room, so you are forewarned, not anything that is usable:

So there it is in All its GLORY - Yea right!  It looked pretty scary to me, but I proceeded to put my big girl panties on and deal with it!  I threw about 3 bags worth of "stuff" in the recycling bin and reorganized many of the seen things here.  I am not proud with how this chugged full room, nor did I want to post it, but I only do so to show my finished results.  

Ta-Dah --- Here is the desk, everything in its spot and a CLEAR space to work!  Yahoo!  I painted this table about 3 1/2 years ago and I used to love it, but now I am thinking not so much...Maybe somethings will be changing again!!
Here is my calendar - it was new in the package, can't believe I hadn't used it!  I figured it was a waste to put holes in the wall that I will have to Spackle in 6 months so I think it looks pretty up there on my bookshelf!
Last picture to show - Here is one of my shelves that I worked on - Maybe I will be putting pictures in those frames sometime soon or maybe not ;)!  Who cares I finally have a space where I can work, I should be getting my fabric for my wedding guestbook quilt sometime this week, and this is just in time to be able to start on that craziness!  


A Bowl Full of Lemons