Thursday, August 26, 2010

Enjoying a break from the heat

I decided to get out of the house & take my son to the park. I hoped to get a little break to read or do some writing while he played on the playground. No such luck as you can see I'm now in charge of swinging. A few moments ago we had our 3rd drink from the water fountain & ate some cookies. *Sigh* i miss when he took naps!!! ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feeling accomplished..

I am not a morning person. I would much rather go to bed at 2a.m. and wake at 10a.m. - but having a preschooler & teenager doesn't allow me to do that! lol - i would love 2nd shift!..someday .. someday! when they are all grown up and I can work whatever shift I please.

Anyhow, I'm trying to adapt to my daughter being back in school (she is a morning person & wakes at 7am with Isaiah during the summer) - I know!!! I am lucky, right?! but not when school is in session. I am tremendously sleep deprived. I cant seem to go to bed & actually fall asleep early no matter how hard I try! It is SO frustrating!

Jess has been in school over a week now and surprisingly I am feeling better than last year. I really think it has to do with my new water kefir adventures. This stuff is amazing! I even feel a sense of eurphoria at times. I feel calm. I am a nervous person in general who suffers from anxiety ..I really never realized maybe my disorder was an imbalance on many levels? hmm, time to do more googling on this subject after this post......

Even though yesterday was Monday ( I am always more tired on Mondays because of my weekend sleep schedule) - I did accomplish alot of stuff I didn't think I'd get done being so sleepy. Like I said - THANK GOD FOR WATER KEFIR!

I even posted a new item to Fashion Compassion: (click here for more views )

This basket took forever to make! I noticed I am taking a new interest in recycled crafting. I like the idea of re-using items, but I also really like the organic look and feel of magazine/newspaper/paper too. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pamper yourself on a shoe string budget...?

I wrote an article on the frugal ways I like to indulge in pedicures and other spa-like treatments without paying big bucks for these services. I hope you find some useful info by clicking here!

I'm excited to be writing for Associated Content. I have so much odd knowledge to share!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I opened my Etsy shop!

I am excited I finally have a few projects completed and I decided to open my Etsy shop back up! I have one item already listed & just need to take pics of my other creations to upload to Fashion Compassion. This magazine vase took hours upon hours to create but I really enjoyed it. If you click on my shop you can see pics of the bottom and close-ups.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We are a doodling family

A sneaky cell phone pic of my daughter doodling with me at the kitchen table. She absolutely refuses to have her picture taken. I know its probably the age (teenager), but it makes me sad because she's not going to be 13 forever & I won't have any pictures to remember!

Yesterday she & I were dancing in the living room to "Gun & Roses - Paradise City. She was head banging with the xbox guitar & I head banged with "air" drums. LOL We both have very sore necks today - ... how does Axil Rose do it?!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tips on TP?

I was watching some videos on frugal tips on Youtube this morning & I ran across this video which was pretty inspiring:

This Mom even uses cloths in replacement for toilet paper?! I couldn't imagine! So this sparked my curiosity. Does everyone in the world use toilet paper? I imagined many 3rd world countries probably do not? So I started googling & found out that in some countries people use their hand!! Preferably their left hand ( because the right one needs to stay clean to shake hands, no?) Isnt that amazing? Here's a link with more info on this topic. I guess I learned something new today! Maybe right now you wish you gained the minute lost reading this crazy post of mine .. but I can't help but be interested in unusual things :p

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Magazine bowl

Another craft in progress...i cant wait to see the end result! I think its going to be at least a week until this is finished. It took so many pages to make just this itty bitty base! I've seen baskets 'n such at Pier1 similiar to what I'm trying to make I'm excited to try & make my own. And reusing i always better than recycling.

Today I woke up to a great surprise in my email. I won a blog giveaway over at Couponing 101. A $20 gift card for Kroger & a bunch of coupons for free Hefty brand supplies. Yay!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

mobile post..........

A little test to see if this pic makes it to my blog :)
I have so many ideas swirling around in my head for this cut-paper-art. So many crafts so little time! sigh!

Gimme some Carrot Juice!

Today while shopping at Target for shoes and a shirt for Isaiah ( for an upcoming outdoor wedding) ... Dan & I noticed the juicers were on sale. Over five years ago we splurged on an expensive juicer that worked well but was a HORRIBLE PAIN IN THE BUTT to clean! This juicer by Waring Pro that we saw today had wonderful reviews online & was only $50. What sold me on it is that many reviewers said it was a snap to clean! Dan just made carrot, celery, apple, lemon juice & it is SO delish! and a snap to clean! double win!

I also bought some nail polish for the wedding. I haven't worn nail polish in 2 years or so and even then it was just a one time event. Being such a health conscious nut I couldn't get past all the chemicals in polish. But today I decided to just go for it when I saw a really pretty turquoise color that boasted about 'less' chemical crap added to their product. Where were all these cool colors in the 80s when I was a teen?! Well.. thank God there are more variety now so I can still sport some pretty polish! :)