Friday, March 28, 2008

Canopy beds, groovy wallpaper and curlers...what memories are made of

I found this old pic of me and my daddy. I had the coolest room. Look at that wallpaper, what I would give to have some of that to craft with today, and that bed was so fairy-tale-ish...I felt like a princess! Does anyone remember those pink foamy curlers? This pictures brings back fond childhood memories...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Summer Swap

I signed up for a Not to Shabby Summer Swap hosted by Roxi and her cousin Adrienne. I can't wait, I have the perfect "goodies" to make for this.a Not Too Shabby {Summer} Swap

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter was...well...nice?!?

I hope everyone had a nice Easter.  Mine  I don't want to complain, but I'm gonna.  I was a mess,  woke up with a major "flare" (my body hurt from head to toe, literally),I  hadn't finished the backyard cleaning up for the egg hunt, I hadn't finished my shopping for Dinner and was running out of time (thank goodness they were both late).  Finally Grandma & Bambi arrived and played with the kids.  I was so unprepared they dyed the Easter eggs as I cooked dinner.  Then as my asparagus steamed, my last item to cook, I snuck off to my bedroom to take a short rest...only to discover my bedroom was under an inch of water!!!  I was beyond upset (thank goodness we have tile on the entire downstairs area of our house, where my room is).  Originally we thought my youngest clogged the toilet, he was saying he had a BIG poop...EEEWWW toilet water all over my room.  Well, as we were frantically trying to get the water off the floor, Nathan discovers the water dripping out of the cabinets in the bathroom...the drawers were FULL of water too.  What had happened was my lil guy was washing up when Grandma showed up...he was soo excited he "FORGOT" to shut it off...when dinner was almost ready he was washing up again and discovered his water mess...turned it off and didn't tell anyone...enter mommy...UUUGGGHHH!!!  There we were, ready to eat, and this!  Dinner was cold, I was cranky and in pain, and my room was still not done under my bed (a canopy bed in the middle of the room).  Happy Easter, wasn't the way I saw it. At least it wasn't toilet water.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope you all have a blessed day with your family and loved ones.  

We will be spending the day with my mom, Bambi & Grandma Karen doing fun easter stuff, hunting eggs, playing games and eating yummy food.  I can't wait, my mom makes THE BEST banana pudding with vanilla cookies (she makes her own pudding, with LOTs o' butter).  Karen is a wonderful cook and I'm hoping she has some good eats to bring...Happy Easter! 

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Creating Depression"

I have been sooo bad about my blog and creating lately...I guess I've been depressed.  Sometimes that little monster of self-doubt creeps in and tells you "your not an artist...this is no good...who do you think will like one will buy that...what are you, crazy".  I have to constantly fight off that lil monster...I'm sure I'm not alone in my thoughts.  I need to "BELIEVE" in creating time as therapy.  I have done some creating.  I made some cute felt goodies, a lil bag and a checkbook cover.  I added some more goodies to a painting I'm doing, and I am constantly having new IDEAS of things to make...I just get lost in the self-doubt, lack of time, and unorganized mess I always feel my workspace is in (it's not really that bad, but I always find myself re-arranging and cleaning and NOT CREATING)...why do I do that?!?  
 My kids were on spring break last week, so that was keeping me very busy, and very frustrated by the end...3 kids home all day eventually start arguing...fighting and well driving Mommy nutty.  I am soo glad they are back today...except I forgot it's St. Patrick's day and they didn't wear their green...ooops...pinch, pinch, pinch! 
I need to snap out of it and get busy CREATING!  I got some polymer and paper clay and wanted to try my luck at doll making...and I could always "materialize" my crafty ideas I have when I laying in bed or driving about.  I will BELIEVE...and it will be done~sounds great to me!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I've been tagged!

I got tagged by Sandi @ The Victorian Gypsy.  I am supposed to list 7 weird or random things about me.  This outta be easy...I'm pretty weird...
  1. I like body piercing and tattoos
  2. this is courtesy of my hunny...when I concentrate my tongue is always moving.  My oldest daughter would always say when I was yelling at her, she could only watch my tongue move about my mouth, so it must happen when I'm angry too.
  3. I'm very gassy and I think it's funny :0)
  4. I can stick my fist in my mouth (I was dared in High School, and yes, It fit, I have a big mouth)!
  5. I can speak alf-alfa.  My mom and her sister made it up when they were kids, you would  kinda add a alfa at the end of each Hi, how are you? is hilfi, howlfow arelfar youlfo?  Dildfid youlfo gelfet thalfat???  Just don't try to say truck.  It's really funny when me, my mom and my oldest daughter (who we taught, it has become a family tradition to teach it to the kids) get into a other kids laugh in confusion.
  6. I like to be silly and make my kids laugh by doing stupid things, or saying weird stuff, like when we have spaghetti and meatballs, I will say, very loud and raspy, MEEEAAATBALLS, almost like Yoda on crack!
  7. When we get older & retire, we want to travel the world in an RV and square-dance.  When I told Nathan I wanted to be an old square-dancing couple he said he wanted to do that too...I think that's weird, I can't wait to have matching outfits and twirl around singing silly songs :0)
Wow, that was harder than I thought it would be, there are just some things people DON'T want to, or need to #3, but if you know KNOW!  So I guess I need to tag 7 more lucky bloggers to do the same...Nature Girl, Pam Aries, Stacey Z, Ninnie, Colleen @Frosting and Sparkles, Stacey Alexander, and Ladybug.  Have fun ladies...let me know when you've answered so I can read about your weirdness :0)