Project #1 complete…

For the new baby in the family:

…only about a month late.  It’s a little halter top and pants set in a sweet faux-vintage floral & polka dot.  This is a size 6M, but I think it will grow with her…. especially the pants!

If you’re interested in purchasing this set, or something similar, please let me know via comments, as I’m not sure if I’m going to list it on Etsy just yet…  It’s available in sizes NB- 2T (larger sizes are possible, but might need to alter the fabrics and/or pattern a bit).


A bride, a baby, and a lunchbox

Some old, some new, some blue (not really any borrowed) fabric for the projects on my plate:

I’m it…

Sweet Joanna over at Jo Jo’s Place tagged me yesterday, and I’m finally able to get to it.  Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I know I revealed 7 things not too long ago, but this is fun…. it kinda gets me thinking about who I really am… so, here it goes:

1.)   One of my favorite things to eat in the summertime is watermelon.  I think I could eat an entire watermelon in a day easily…

2.)   After I had my first child, I became deathly afraid of flying.  I even made Bill cancel flight reservations on one of our visits back home from FL to PA because I didn’t think I’d be able to get on the plane.  We ended up driving 17.5 hours instead (and every time thereafter).

 3.)   When I was 9 years old, I had to have all of the rest of my baby teeth extracted one summer (12 total!) because they weren’t coming out, and the new ones were starting to turn under my gums.  They did it without anesthesia, just Novocaine.  No wonder I have a dentist phobia!

 4.)    I went to Art School and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design.  I didn’t stick with it, because I didn’t like all of the time spent on the computer.  HA!  Oh, the irony!

5.)   Six years and about twenty pounds ago I was a black belt.  Hmmm…. I’ve been married for about six years…

6.)   I was 13 when I experienced my first kiss, and thought it was the most disgusting thing in the world…  I won’t reveal who Prince Charming was (I’m sure hubs will have a comment for this one).

7.)  One of my fondest memories is the day I got married.  The ceremony & reception was more than memorable, of course, but also, on a whim, Bill & I visited the wedding site at 8:30 in the morning…. It was outdoors, and everything was still quiet and peaceful.  It was a very special time to spend together, and the anticipation of what was to come later that day was so sweet. 

Ok, so now you know a little about me.  I’ve got to think about who to tag now…



Sarah C

Preparing for Easter

One of the many treats we’re having for the Easter holiday this year is birds’ nests– these are so fun & easy to make with the kidlets, and I think they look great.

Basically, you just melt chocolate chips in the microwave, then stir in a package of chow mein noodles until they are totally coated.  Then, you scoop & form little “nests” onto waxed paper & wait for them to harden completely.  Once they’re dry & hard (that’s what she said), you “glue” the eggs in with peanut butter.

I personally like to use the Cadbury Mini-Eggs, because they’re sooo delicious, and they look most like the real thing, but I’ve seen people use jelly beans, jordan almonds, malted milk eggs, or even yogurt raisins.  The only think I might change about the process is the peanut butter- it’s ok, but it sometimes shows around the edges, & doesn’t always stick as well as you need it to…. I think using a little bit of melted chocolate as glue instead could resolve this problem- you’d just have to melt it in small batches so it doesn’t cool too fast.

What holiday treats are you making this year?

The Bus

In general, I try not to complain.  I know I probably do it too much anyway, but I try to keep it to a minimum…. publicly, at least– this doesn’t count my close family & friends- sorry, guys! 

However, sometimes complaining is a necessary evil to help oneself laugh at the chaos that can so quickly and easily erupt in a household with two wee ones under the age of four.  It’s also a good way to let your husband know he’d better watch it, or you might just have to whip out some kung fu on his ass.  So, here it goes.

To use one of my beloved’s phrases, what is up with him consistently “throwing me under the bus” every morning before work???? 

Example from this morning:

Bill:    “Hey, Max, you’re going to school today, are you going to have fun?  Oh–wait–  you don’t have school today….. nevermind”.


Bill:  “Sorry, hon, gotta go to work- see ya”.

 Me:   “Thanks.”

Another example (also from this morning):

Max has a little jingle bell he took to bed with him, and is playing with it.  He puts it down & Wyatt picks it up. 



Bill:  “It’s ok, Wyatt, Mommy will get you another bell!  I gotta go to work…. see ya!”

(There are no more bells.)

Me & Wyatt:  “WWWAAAHHHH!!!!!!”


Every now & then (ok, maybe a little more often than that), my brain tunes out, and when I come back to reality, I find some “interesting” things have happened.  For instance, what do you think would happen if, say, a window salesman should come to the door and Max is left to his own devices with a palette full of wet paint…? 

I’ll admit, this definitely could’ve been a lot worse- at least he kept it (mostly) contained to his own body…

The window guy was telling me how cold air will always find the leak into your house. Smock or no smock, I guess the same rule applies to paint on pre-schoolers….

Have a good day, everyone.

Super~Size Me

I’ll have a double order of WYATT with EXTRA CUTE, hold the mayo…

Oh, and the answer to yesterday’s question is Bugs Bunny (although I can’t guarantee he didn’t plagiarize).