Monday, August 27, 2012

{Fleeting Moments}

These sweet moments don't happen often these days.  This little guy is just too busy playing to stop to snuggle with his mommy!!  BUT I got my moment today and napped with my boy on the couch and it was awesome!  He is just growing so fast, I'll take what I can get!


What a great Sunday treat!


Monday, August 13, 2012

{A Quilt for Ellie}

Making of Ellie's Quilt

Ellie's Quilt

My tiny niece, Elizabeth Kate was born a liiiiiiiiiitle early,... that over achiever!  She arrived July 18, a full 6 weeks before her due date!!  She is doing great and at home with her mom & dad already!

I guess I was lucky that I started her quilt early enough that all I had to do was trim up the scalloped edge and put the binding on.  I used the Sweet Pea pattern from Camille's book, Simplify.  This is the first quilt I've made from her book but have wanted to make these sweet scallops since I got it!  I LOVED making the binding for this one!

Ellie's Quilt

Welcome to the world little Miss Ellie!!

Also welcome Chi and Izabella, all 3 born within 3 weeks of each other, quilts not shown.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

{Main Street Days}

PicMonkey Collage 5

So, I took these pictures almost three months ago, but since it's still summer, I'll excuse myself.  There's just something about a street carnival that says summer and I can't help but take a million pictures because those ferris wheels,.... they're just so nostalgic!  This was a carnival/street fair held on "Main Street" where I live.  We ate corn dogs, played crazy carnival games and played with ALL the animals at the petting zoo!  Cash loved every minute of it and was sound asleep by the end of the day!

Carnival Mustache

PicMonkey Collage 6

PicMonkey Collage 4

It's pretty unfortunate that it gets SO hot in the summer here in Texas!  I would love to do more things like this but I don't want to take Cash out on such hot days and I know I don't want to be outside in 100+ degree weather!  :(  I'm hoping for a little rain & some somewhat cooler days coming soon.

What kinds of things do you take your kids to do in the summer?  Any good indoor, inexpensive/free activities for a one year old you can share??

Friday, August 3, 2012

{On Managing Time,...}

July 17. My addiction. #photoadayjuly #fabric 
I'm gonna be honest with you, I am so bad at it!  There are always so many things I want/need to do and pages of lists to remind me and even when I have the time, I still don't seem to get them done.  I'm not just talking about sewing, I mean cleaning, cooking, playing, sewing, showering, blogging, photographing,.... This first year of motherhood has been quite the roller coaster!  It has gone so fast and just when I start to settle into our "routine" that little guy changes,... AGAIN!  He is growing and changing at warp speed and I can not keep up with him!  You would think that I would use the time during his naps to get things like cleaning the bathrooms or making the beds done,... oh no,... not me.  Sleep wins out over everything practically every time,... I'm not going to lie.  I'm a late nighter,... I can NOT get myself to go to bed at a reasonable hour if my life depended on it.  Almost NEVER before midnight (12:02am right now).  Cash gets up at 6:30!!!  What in the world am I thinking??  So, at 8:30, when he's ready for his morning nap, SO AM I!  I go right back to bed and love every minute of it.  Then, we play, eat, go outside (when it's not like a million degrees out) dance, run errands and at 2:00, when he's ready for his afternoon nap, sometimes, I am too.  Now, I don't ALWAYS sleep during this time.  Sometimes I sew, shower,... clean, kinda.  But I still can't seem to focus on what I should really be working on.  I've always been this way.  Always up too late.  Always putting things off. 

In my perfect world, I would have time for everything I want/need to get done.  My house would sparkle, my projects would practically finish themselves, I would ALWAYS get plenty of sleep (and never be tired, ever).  I would be the winner of the mom-of-the-year award.  My WEEKLY blog posts would be interesting and contain real pictures, like the old days.  Oh, and I would be a master chef and still have time to workout too. :)  Wouldn't that be AWESOME!?!?!

Anyway, the point of this is that I want to push myself to "be better".  Basically, for me, this means,.... take on less.  Make my lists shorter, more manageable so I can actually finish them sometimes.  Clean SOMETHING every day (other than the area under Cash's high chair).  Go to bed earlier so sleep won't win during the day.  Take a couple pictures, with my actual camera every day, just a couple, even if they are totally random.  Blog, once a week, about something cool.  Cook (sometimes)  Fix my hair more.  But I'll keep that play/dance time because that's the best part of my day :)

I'm keeping it real,... I'll never be a master chef ;)

I'll see you next week with something cool. :)

(it's now 12:45am btw) ;)