Saturday, April 26

something new already...

This is no special entry... I have been meaning and have a couple of post started... but nothing completed.

I have been a busy bee around the house. I should really take a picture of the cabinets in the kitchen. They are just sparkling clean. I even used wood polish on them!!!!! Doesn't that deserve a picture... I took one of the cushions last week ;)

Anyhoo... I really just wanted to have a little update up on the page besides the last entry.

I've been meaning to post the newest pictures of Co'bs Dad's Day at school... they played tee ball, had hot dogs and chips... then the kids got a real treat... they covered the dads with shaving cream and gave them a close shave. If you go to the fickr photos its already posted there, I'm just to lazy to post them here right now.


Thursday, April 3

why oh why?????

So... why do we blog? HMMMmmmm.... good question... my beginning thoughts on the subject were "why on earth would I do that?", "Who the hell has time for that?"

Me apparently, because every since I got over the leap of the first several post, I look forward to it. I like to change the template even if I haven't added a new post. And since that friend introduced me to the blogging world (b/c before then I hadn't a clue)I can't even tell you the amount of women that have inspired me to be a better person.

I have found encouragement from women, and other moms that will never know the impact they had on me either on nights that I couldn't sleep... or during regular hours just exploring links from one blog to another and before I knew it I had like 8 screens on my PC. Silly you say? Hmmm... I'm not so sure. I joined a MOMS Club when I needed support as a stay at home mom, why shouldn't I extend my support system to the outer corners of the universe???

I am a wee bit sad that one of my regular reads is taking a break. I do not personally know this girl, but have admired her determination in many subjects... I wish her nothing but the best on her path...

Then I saw someone had printed out their blog... and it was a real live book. A journal. I never kept a diary as a young girl, so I was in awe of the fact that she had one from NOW, today, not your awkward days of puberty and random bs from school life. And as a mom.... I thought how cool would it be if the kids had a recollection of a period in their life. I have always wished that I could have seen my mom and knew her as a teenage/ young adult, not as my mom. So, a bit of me wants to record an image of myself... and not from a photograph... not from a short video of opening presents and going to the zoo on the camcorder... but my thoughts, written words describing me, our life, our family, trips we've taken, our 'every' days...

So... as I have begun my journey I am absolutely thrilled at some of the people I have been getting to know better. For instance, Jolene, she and I couldn't possibly be 'living' more 'different' lives... I live in the warm desert, she's freezing her butt cheeks off in Alaska!!!! I am intimidated sewing clothes... she is intimidated with sewing anything other than clothes... I live in a big city and escape to a smaller one... she's planning a trip to the big city to escape from her small town... BUT I am drawn to her... I'm excited when she has a new post. I was excited to learn she had a blue room!!! Crazy??? Probably... but I gain strength as a women to know that their are so many women out there just like me despite our many differences.

So, why do I blog??? there really isn't any one answer... but I sure am glad that I have started...

So night night... and Dream Big!!!!
a non blogging friend (so I can't link her) wrote that at the end of an email and it has stuck with me... its even on my banner when I open my cell phone... each time I flip it open... there it is and I see it, read it and smile!!! Thanks Juls.

Tuesday, April 1

handmade books and bag


these were little sketch books that I made for a little girl turning 5 in Corbyn's preschool class. They were fun and easy to make.

March 2008 500

I added a pack of colored pencils and made an 'art' bag for her to carry her stuff in. Fun, easy and very thrifty in the cost department.

no consistency....

my ideas have been held captive...

So... its hard for me to stick to a routine. Not with all things... just any type of fitness (and laundry). I do really good for a couple of weeks... basically until I feel better about myself and then some how I begin to slack on taking care of me.

Why? I know I do this. I see a pattern. SO.... here we go again... this morning I did my yoga tape. Last night I even stretched with my weighed ball... (which feels like a heavenly stretch down deep in your bones)... but this morning, rather than doing a 'workout' I did the AM Yoga... I started out with a meditation (which was hard for me at first... I kept wanting to open my eyes. But the guy that guides you is so easy to follow by just listening, eyes closed. Anyhoo... I followed the meditation with the AM workout. I feel great. During the workout you stretch your hips most of the time and use a strap to get deeper stretches...(straps and elastic bands are my best friend when it comes to stretching... they help you maintain a deeper stretch with control and ease of motion).

I am hoping that if I record how I am feeling on my journey to bettering myself that maybe 'I' will be my own source of inspiration. I have always had a love of working out and being active... but being consistent and working on those love handles just seems to be sooo much work.

And with that said, for the past two weeks I haven't used my clothes dryer except to throw a damp towel and fabric softner sheet to shake and fluff the clothes from drying in the sun. It has actually been a very relaxing chore. I have a retractable line outside as well as a metal clothing rack for drying.... so I'm off to a good start wouldn't you say?

On a whole different note... a friend of mine and myself have been scheming to come up with a couple of products to sell at craft shows and such... maybe even I am very excited to go down this path... especially with a friend.

I have so many thoughts and ideas that I have been picking up my 'idea journals' again. I got the idea to take a picture of my books from Heather B.... so I thought that I would include mine for this post. (You know how I hate to post without a picture)... I wish I would have been more patient to gather all the ones around... but the truth is I haven't a clue where they all are... I have them in my car, in my purse, in my bedroom... on long lost shelves. I never finish them... just start. I skip pages... and I'm not organized enough to have one for certain things... each one has random bits of info to inspire me. It could be a cut out picture from a magazine... it could be a quote...a color scheme... anything that strikes my fancy.

I really didn't even think that I was a journal type of girl until reading Heather's post and realized... hey... I have spiral notebooks full of all sorts of things...

So here's to new, fresh ideas! I'll spill the beans about the upcoming project soon. take care....