Shout Out!

New Year New Cheer? Beer? Tear? (i wish i could rhyme like dr. seuss)

Hello little blog that I haven’t posted to in 9 months. Hello anyone who is out there still reading. So this is me jumping on the new years bandwagon. Kinda. Would you believe that I write blog posts in my head all the time. I just never really get around to actually blogging them. So…this is whats what!
Inspired by Jodi over at Practicing Simplicity I am going to be starting a 52 week project documenting my boys. Probably to be made into some sort of book when it’s finished. You have to keep the grandparents happy you know? This project will be helped along with my awesome new birthday camera! Jason bought me a Canon Rebel T5 for my birthday. I have no idea how to really use it, but I know that I absolutly love looking through a viewfinder to take a picture, and zooming by turning your lens…yay! So I am thinking that Thursdays will be the day that I force the internet to look at how awesome my kids are.

This month I am doing a 31 Day Financial Boot Camp Course over at Live Like You are Rich. It is a free course that sends you an email every day with a challenge of the finance related type. We would really like to start being more financially accountable and pay down some of our debt, so I thought that this would be a good place to start.

I need to take some pictures, but I am working on a baby blanket, a cardigan, a bag, another bag and I have a whole bunch of sewing planned as well.

Also, have I mentioned the overwhelming need that I am feeling to give my whole house a makeover? There is that too. Look for paint splatters in the future!


It’s the first day of Spring! We all win! (Also I picked a winner.)

plant and bowl

I knew I could find an appropriate container of names holding thingy for my giveaway! Or a little orange pot as I shall refer to it.

There was a little bit of a argument as to who got to do the actually drawing of the name between my two boys and my niece, but in the end Sylas just went for it and grabbed a name. I was barely able to get an action shot.

action shot

And the winner is….

*pause for anticipation*

winner heart

Congratulations Alexis! She said “I have twin boys who just love caribiners!”

I had a peek through her blog Cob Cottage Craft and I have to say I am extremely impressed by her lace knitting skills and also very very jealous of her lovely spinning wheel! Everyone should go look immediately.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway and Alexis, you can be expecting an email from me shortly!


A Thank You Note

About a month ago I won a giveaway over at The Suburban Daffodil. The prize was one of her lovely mash-up necklaces in any beads of your choice from her stash.  And today I got a package in the mail


Inside was a beautiful card and a super cute crocheted bag.


And inside the bag was my awesome new necklace! The beads I chose were some small stone chips and I asked for a few random large beads thrown in for a bit of interest.


This necklace really is beautiful.  I know that I would never have the patience to make something like this and I really admire Christine for making it.


Action Shot! I know this necklace doesn’t really match my shirt, but hey, it was what I was wearing.  This necklace has such a great summery feel to it, I can’t wait to wear it! I’m not allowed to wear jewelery at work or else I would be wearing it all the time.

So thank you Christine, and everyone go check out her blog over at The Suburban Daffodil!