Wednesday, January 25, 2012


blah....One of those days....

We have just had one of those days around here today.  I feel like all I did all day was yell and clean up messes.  I sat down once earlier today and thought really, can it get any worse.  Then I saw something a friends Facebook, a friend of a friend's house burnt down 2 weeks ago and then this morning she went into labor and had a baby 10 weeks early.  So yes it can get worse.

I instantly felt horrible, here I am complaining over meaningless nothingness.  I am very lucky, we are all healthy, we have a nice house, my husband has a good job.  We are good.  I needed a perspective today.  I really need to learn to be more thankful and grateful for what I have.  Have a wonderful evening....


Thursday, January 12, 2012

This is why I am over weight....

I eat junk. 

It's that simple.  I go though phases where I will eat better but I always seem to come back to eating junk. I would live off of pizza, pasta and chips.  I know how I should eat, I know what I should eat and appropriate portions, but I don't I eat pizza and tortilla chips covered in cheese.  I really don't have a reason to post this, I really have no reason to be writing this but I just thought I would.  I am trying to hold myself accountable.  =)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adventures in Potty training part 2....

Oh potty training, how I loth thee....

We are making progress, he is almost fully potty trained at home.  He just keeps forgetting to pull his underwear down lol.  We haven't been able to wear underwear out yet, but progress is progress!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My 31 things....

So here is my list of 31 things to do before I turn 31.  Yesterday I wrote this blog about turning 30.  So today here is my list of things to accomplish before I hit 31.  These are in no particular order....

1. Learn to crochet
2. Learn to knit
3. Run a 5k
4. Start an Etsy shop.
5. Sell something on Etsy.
6. Learn to ride a bike.
7. Make good bread from scratch
8. Go vegan for a month.
9. Find an organization to volunteer for.
10. Make myself an artical of clothing from.
11. Make a small quilt.
12. Make a budget.
13. Stick to a budget.
14. Read all the Harry Potter Books
15. Watch all the Harry Potter movies.
16.  Make a granny square lab blanket.
17. Re-do my entry way.
18. Refinish an old piece of furniture.
19. Make an amigurumi doll.
20. Buy a pair of Hunter Boots.
21. Fit into True Religon Jeans.
22. Fit into a pretty vintage dress.
23. Get a pair of Warbly Parker glasses.
24. Make a beautiful scarf.
25. Make a tshirt quilt.
26. Design my own emboridery patter.
27. Drink fancy tea. 
28. Take a weekend trip with my husband.
29. Give up tv for one week.
30. Make a pair of socks.
31. Write at least 2 bolg post's a week.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

31 Things.....

 Way back at the end of November, the 28th to be exact I turned 30.  My husband threw me a wonderful little party and I found a pretty pink dress to wear.  I always thought I'd feel different when I turned 30, but I don't. I feel no more grown up now then I did at 23, I don't really know if that's a good thing or not hah.....but I digress.  

New years had me thinking about resolution's, I posted a few on here blog more and learn new embroidery stitches.   I don't really like resolution's though I never keep them, I wanted something more, something to keep me accountable.  I started thinking about all the thing I wanted to do this year, things I wanted to accomplish.  I started making a list, I love lists although I never use them I love to make them! 

I realized I had a lot on that list, and most of the items were ways to improve myself.  So last night I sat down and really worked on my list and there were about 24 items on there.  I knew if I thought hard enough I could make the list a little longer and do 31 wonderful things this year.  Things I've always want to do or things I really need to do.  

I don't like abstract goals, I'm not good with them so my list will be very specific.  I am going to hold myself accountable to this blog as I go on my list of 31 things to do before I turn 31.  I need to get moving because I'm already about 6 weeks behind! I will publish the list tomorrow for all to the mean time would you like to see some birthday pictures? I knew you would.  =) 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh Potty Training......

Seriously, there should be a place to send your kid to be potty trained.   Lil' man is 3 years and one month old and he refuses to do the following...

1. Wear underwear.  He just flat out refuses we have about 15 pair, hes picked them all out in various designs. 

2. Sit on a potty.  He won't do it.  We've tried to bribe him with everything under the sun. 

3. Pee on the potty, obviously if he won't sit on it he won't pee either. 

For Christmas Santa brought him very special Star Wars underwear.  He said if Santa brought him Star Wars one's he'd wear them HAH! Yeah right.  Today we are trying something else. I let him decorate his potty in Star Wars stickers.  This is something I would have never considered before, oh the things you resort do.  Right now hes sitting on it but it took 20 minutes of crying and some bribery to get him to sit. 

and again why isn't there somewhere to send a kid to get potty

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

Well hello....I am blogging again....New Years resolution is going good so far! We had a wonderful New Years.  Right now my guys are playing a little basket ball in the basement before my big guy has to leave. 

For those of you who don't know my husband is an over the road truck driver.  He gets "weekends" off, which actually means he gets home Friday nights and leave Sunday afternoon.  We love holidays around here because that means daddy is home more! Its hard sometimes but its the only life we've ever known.  He works really hard for our family and that allows me to stay home with my little guy!

In other news I am organizing my first swap on craftster! Its for the Hunger Games books, I am supper excited and can't wait to start! I will keep posted on the progress of the swap!  Ok everyone see you in a day or two.