Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!
May 2010 be your best year yet!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Fun

I love Christmas.

Except for the crowds.

And rude, frustrated people.

Oh......and traffic, too.

But, really, I love Christmas.

It is so awesome to watch my Noodle discover the magic of the season.

And it is funny to see what he remembers from last year.

As we walked our neighborhood looking at Christmas lights last night,

he remembered which house had the giant snowman.

And which house had the nativity with "Baby Jeje".

But my holiday rituals have changed too.

My tree no longer has the ornaments beautifully and evenly spaced.

Instead, my precious ornaments are carefully hung on the top branches

and all others decorate the bottom half of the tree.

Because even an artificial tree needs to be trimmed up with a fake Home Depot saw.

And we are starting some new family traditions, too.

My local grocery store had these super cute gingerbread house kits

marked down to $2.99. Seriously, $2.99.

So we made a "gingerbread man house".

And we got STICKY.

We might possibly have snuck a few pieces of candy.

But our house turned out darn cute, right?
Every day with my Noodle is an adventure.
Full of memories and smiles.
I love Christmas.
And, I love my life.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Teacher Treats

Ever have one of those "Oh no!" moments?
You know, the kind where you ask yourself "How could I forget that?"
I had one at almost midnight last night.
I realized that the Noodle would be going to his last day of school before Christmas break
and I had no teacher gifts ready.
But a quick search through blog land and my problem was solved!
All with stuff I had on hand!

I snagged this idea that I found wandering here.

The Noodle has three terrific teachers, each blessed with infinite amounts of patience.
I guess they have to, working with three and four year olds.
I know I could never, ever be a pre-K teacher!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hello There!

I am excited to finally have some super cute and girly aprons in my shop.

Stop on by and check them out.

Free shipping on Christmas aprons through the end of December.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Making Memories

I have such great memories of my grandparents.
Growing up, my sister and I were fortunate
to spend a lot of time with my Nana and Pap and my Mima.
Every Friday night, my sister and I would pack our
overnight bags and head over to Nana and Paps.
My parents got a much needed break and we got to have fun!
My grandparents ordered pizza from Yolanda's.
It was SQUARE, something we never got at home.
Then we would watch "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Falcon Crest", and "Dallas".
(Yeah, in case the clothes in the pictures didn't give it away, I am THAT old.)
For dessert, we got peanut butter ice cream.
A flavor never found in our own freezer.
We usually fell asleep on the floor.

And now my son gets to create these same types of memories.
Every Friday night he packs up his overnight bag and
heads off to my parents...his Mima and Pappy.

In the summers, my sister and I would fly to Florida to visit my Mima.
We would spend weeks with my Mima.
Taking a picnic lunch to FIG Beach.
Driving around in her Chevy Chevette that ALWAYS smelled like suntan lotion.
Mima would make us grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch everyday.
And sometimes, hand cut french fries with cheese sauce on top.
Not healthy, but definately a comfort food to me.
Today, my Noodle is flying to Pittsburgh with my parents to
spend some time with my Nana...his Nana GG.
He'll be gone for a week and I will miss him dearly.
She is my last grandparent, and
although I am sad that my Noodle will not know my Pappy or my Mima,
I am infinately happy that he will know my Nana.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Say What?

I love doing craft shows.
Even with the hassles of sewing like mad to stock my booth,
ironing for hours to remove every last wrinkle,
packing up and toting around all of my inventory and display pieces,
I really love craft shows.
I share my booth with my mom and my sister,
so we get to spend hours chatting.
There are always some interesting people to watch.
And then there are the odd conversations with customers.
I usually have at least one person ask for a fanny pack.
For real? It is 2009!
Sometimes I get people looking for organizer pouches to hang on their walkers.
Seriously folks?
At my last show, a lady asked if I sold adult bibs.
Recently, a customer browsing my booth spotted this bag, and told me she too loved Amy Grant fabric.
Really? I wasn't aware that the 80's Christian singer had a line of fabric.
And my sister gets the weird questions too.
She makes hair bows (and sells them here -check it out) and her stuff is fabulous!
It never fails...someone asks her how to make korker bows.
Or how to make a woven headband.
Don't be lazy people....just Google it.
At the last show, she had over 400 bows.
And a customer asked "Is this all you have?"
Ummm, yeah.
Yep. I double heart craft shows.
Do you?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Did you know...

* I was married in front of over 30, 000 people (yep, that's right kiddos....30,000 people).
* my favorite movie is Gone with the Wind.
* I never thought I wanted kids. Now I can't imagine my life without the Noodle.
* I love to sew but hate to cut out.
* I can't let my food touch on my plate...and I have to eat one thing at a time.
* my sister is my best friend.
* I hate cherry flavored things but I love cherries.
* my dog Memphis is named after the movie Gone in 60 Seconds.
* I can not read a map and I always get lost.
Happy Wednesday!