Sunday, March 27, 2011

I have made a lot of crafts lately. Nothing like a baby shower to motivate though! I don't think that my machine has been used this much in a while! First, I made a blanket for my soon to be nephew. Then I thought of ways to use onesies. Next was another thing that hasn't quite turned out right (I need another month on that one). Last was the cute owl pillow. I can't wait to see this little guy wear these crazy things!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My own Pillow Friend

I am made this! (It's a gift, so sshhhhhhhh.) I just have to stuff it and stitch up the edges. I am super excited, cause I think I did my best sewing on this. And it wasn't even HARD to do. I had lots of fun creating it and now I can think of ways to make my own designs. I plan on making some more for gifts and my boys really want one now too! Pictures to come.....

Update:It is incredibly hard to stitch up the edges. I had to ask for help, because I tried 4 times and it just wasn't right! But it sure is CUTE and I had the best time making him! Next time I make him for a baby I will use satin, so he can be a lovey! (and change his feet)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Updated list for March

Ok, I have done some of the things on my list for March.
  • Took pictures of my boys (didn't print anything yet, I am sure I will have to take more good ones first)
  • Read several good books (didn't finish Harry Potter. Not sure if I will, but that's ok)
  • Took pictures march 5th and the dinner was so good!
  • Tried to go to the science musuem, but it was too crowded
  • Made several gifts (I am pretty excited about them:)
  • I haven't run my heater in about 2 wks, YEA!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

saving money

I have been trying hard to save money on grocery's this month. I bought 2 Sunday papers for coupons, subscribe to coupon blogs and look up recipes. We are still planning our vegetable garden, but since it's not planting time, there is not much to be done with that yet.

I got an email about a deal from Moolala. I have never bought anything before, but this seemed to be what I've been looking for. I will let you know if it works out. It is supposed to save money when you grocery shop, because you only buy what you need to make meals for the week. We will see.

I need to save money anyway possible nowadays. My husband did not get a promotion that he was promised due to budget cuts :( He hasn't had a raise in over 5 years and everyone knows that the economy is not what it was 5, even 10 years ago. When I got our taxes back from the CPA, I was shocked to see how little income we had. It is pretty terrifying! I have been praying about it lately. I wasn't surprised that the promotion was cancel, but others got their promotion because it was looked at before the state budget went into effect, really sucks! We have never had to worry about this in our marraige until now! I am sure God will send something along in place of that though.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We had a good time at the going away party. Everything went great and the pictures turned out great too. My friend gave me a $50 best buy card as a thank you, now I just have to think of what to get. (Maybe a TV for my bedroom.) It should be something that is not a business expense.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Start to the weekend

Friday Parker woke up with a sore throat and a low fever, so I had him stay home. Thankfully Aaron was working from home, so I could take the dog to get his stitches out. No more cone, Yea!

When I came home Parker was feeling worse, so I peeked in his mouth. It was NASTY! I made him an appointment for the afternoon. Dr. said he has STREP THROAT! I am praying that no one else gets it and that Parker is feeling better soon. What a way to start the weekened right?

Oh yea, and the dog has been jumping the fence and wandering the streets again. I should enter him in a contest for the highest jump!

I have a lot to do today with housework. Then I have to get ready to take pictures at a national guard unit's party. Charlie Med here we come!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I have found a coupon blog for stores in my area! This makes me very happy! It's So far I am really impressed. This person searches all the coupon sites for local stores and puts it all together on one Blog for everyone to see.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Month list for March

I thought I should have some goals for March. Sorta like a Big List, if you know what I mean? Well, this list should just be fun/want too stuff just for me. Maybe family stuff that I think is fun.
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • take portraits of my children and print them
  • take portraits for other people-Kristen, I am ready are you?
  • read a book a week-right now I am starting Harry Potter #4
  • go to the movies
  • have a date with my hubby (march 5th we are going to take pictures for a friend's army unit that is leaving for duty. They are having a party/dinner)
  • fun day trip during spring break for the family
  • make some handmade gifts
  • open my windows and turn off the heater