Friday, August 31, 2007


Today my little cutie pie is 8. I just cant believe it. I feel the age 8 is a turning point in a boys life. Mine seems more independent, wants to hang out with dad more than me, and is testing more boundaries than he ever has before. Its making me get all teary! My little boy is on the road to becoming a little man. Hes getting a BB gun. Booo hooo!

Tonight is his big party. Its theme is Dinner and a Movie. We will have hot dogs, pop corn, and a ninja turtle movie. Awww a boys paradise. N-e-ways here are some pics of the cake I made.

I promise to start writing more soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bat Man Hair Gel

I have sold 60 items in 3 1/2 months on ETSY. I feel like this is a real achievement. My booth has also sold some items. I have made my goal of getting my "rent" back for the first month on my booth. And I still have 2 weeks to go. I haven't been crafting or web surfing much the last week. School is starting in a little over one week. So I really wanted to fit in some fun stuff and I have tons to do to get ready. You know the drill, shopping, check ups, trying on old clothes, cleaning. To top that off, my hubbies b-day just passed and now my sons is coming up. So I also have to shop and plan a birthday party. Normally this is fun for me. Its stressful but the parts of being a stay at home mom that I love. But, after a long day of baking, cleaning, doc. appt. and birthday dinner with the in-laws I just sorta lost it. It started when I was getting ready for dinner. I was squeezing the last of my eye liner out, using bat man hair gel, and not finding any thing to wear that everyone hadn't seen a million times. I just took a step back and thought" how long have I been using bat man hair gel and using the last tiny bit of remnants of make up?" I wasn't even sure. Sigh.....My hubby ALWAYS has all his stuff. I NEVER let him run out. The kids do too. Why don't I take care of myself? I always put myself last. So after hubby made a mess in the kitchen I had just scrubbed I just yelled "I'm going out!!!" I grabbed the dog and took off. I went to a park and just walked and thought. I realized some things
1. I'm a perfectionist and nobody can do a job as well as me
2. I DO NOT know how to relax
3. I yell way to much
4. If I do not learn to relax, enjoy myself, and let others help out....I'm going to have a heart attack.
So......when hubby comes home I am going to apologize and tell him I am going to learn to chill. And he can help around the house without me hovering all he wants. (I'm sure he will love that one. lol)

So this blog is much more personal than my others. Why share? I know there are alot of moms out there using Bat Man gel right now. lol My message to you is Take a look at your life. Choose to be happy and have fun. Even if it means letting the Hubby feed the kids junk food, letting the laundry pile up, and the floor go unmoped. Your worth it. Im sure your husband and kids think so too.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wow Thanks!

I feel so honored! Kat at nominated me for this. Cool!

I think these sweet ladies need the award too!

Aj at She has an awesome store!

Kelly at Her house is sooo pretty.

Lori at her art is sooo cute and she is really nice!

Tiffany at She does amazing work and is a sweetie!
Yay Rockin Girls!!!!

I LOVE junking!

I have been so busy crafting my little heart out. I have been making items for my etsy store and booth. I have discovered the wonders of crepe paper. I LOVE it. It took practice but I can make rosettes now. Today when I went junking I got some fabulous finds. Tons of vintage rick rack, ribbon, lace, and wooden spools. But, best of all I got this great old school house desk. Isn't it precious? Sadly, it just will not fit in my small house. Not to mention I do not think it is wise to have antiques around 3 little wild boys. So off to my booth it will go. I meet some wonderful ladies this week that are just as passionate about art and junk as I am. It was so nice to chat with such wonderful gals who gave me a huge boost of confidence.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


I am having a half off sale in my etsy store.

I want to change the look of my store and add lots of new cute items but I want to clear out some of the old first. Here is a preview of whats to come at my shop.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Well its done!

I have finally done it. My booth is all set up. It turned out cuter than I thought. Now I just have to sit back and see if I sell anything. Its so nerve wracking! It was sooo much work. I just have to mention how sweet and wonderful my husband is. He helped me set up. Which was a large task with 3 heavy doors to hang from the ceiling! So thank you so much. I couldn't have done it with out you. I am blessed to have such a supportive husband.
So now I must finish painting my studio. I am also planning to have a BIG sale in my ETSY store. I want to start fresh with lots on new items. But, of course I will have to create new ones first! lol
I feel like my new creative journey in life is really starting to get going. It so exciting. Thanks for coming along.
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