Friday, April 23, 2010

the DIY Dish inspires me!

Have you seen this?
the DIY Dish?

quirky, fun.
Love the Kris and Kim team effort!

After watching this video...

go ahead and click on it....
I'll wait--it's a good one :)

wasn't it good?
I was inspired around the 14:40 mark, especially.
I needed an embellishment for a gift I'd wrapped for a bridal shower.

I had to leave at 7:25pm.

It was 5:30pm.
Hubby would be home in 15 mins
and then dinner, kids baths, bedtime and out the door.

I had to think quick.
there was no time for lollygagging
(my Nana used to say that!)

the part about the flowers in the 2 minute countdown of the DIY Dish segment popped into my head.
and in 5 minutes....
I had this!

Even with children hanging off my limbs!

Easy and QUICK!

and a bit of a show stopper!

Thanks Kris and Kim :)

Please talk to me!

I'm sad to say that our Curves here in town closed in March.
I was doing really well.
I have gained very little weight during this pregnancy and was thinking it mainly had to do with my level of activity.
Curves was great.
For me anyway.
It was my time out.
My time for adult conversation without the tugging on the shirt sleeve the whole time.
And the LAUGHS!!
So fun!
So when it closed (pout!)
I took the month of March off to mourn
and then thought I'd check out the
YMCA in town.
Other Curves ladies have gone there and are happy.
I am not one of them.
It is booooooring!
where I was once forced to move in a circle,
looking and laughing at/with those at the club,
I'm now in a corner on my own.
walking on a treadmill
or sitting on some very uncomfortable and mindnumbing equipment.
with no one to talk to!
this kind of working out hurts.
it pulls your muscles in ways that I've never felt before.
or at least I don't remember feeling...
for this, I have a theory.
When I'm talking or distracted I'm not thinking about the pain of the workout.
I'm enjoying myself.
I need a workout buddy.
I need the YMCA to turn the machines to face eachother.
I need them to play something better than the 6am news.
I need a Meg Ryan movie and a breakfast burrito.
and a laugh or two while I walk off the weight.
now that would be a gym worth going to!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I was tagged a couple of weeks ago and was tickled about it!
Mainly because it's a fun one and I was honoured that Jenny from Mommy of 2, Soulmate of 1
would even consider me as someone she likes to read about!

She was tagged by the Preppy Mafia which is where this little game originated!
The Preppy Mafia is a totally cool new blog.
if you've never seen it be sure to stop by!
Okay so here we go!

1. Who is your style icon?
Doris Day--I've dreamed of wearing her style--I was definately born in the wrong era!

2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?
ummmmmmm.... I read Sophie Kinsella--not what you would call socialite lit--no?

3. Favorite party theme?
I love colours as themes--I guess that's what takes me back to wedding planning days

4. Go to Halloween costume?
we don't really celebrate Halloween...

5. Extravagance you cannot live without?
Running's that important.

6. Living person you admire?
My friend Marianne

7. Greatest Fear?
My children growing up without faith in Christ.

8. Trait you deplore in yourself?
I exaggerate!

9. Which talent would you most like to have?
to be able to quilt with a longarm quilter

10. Greatest Achievement?
getting up at 5:45 am to work out every day

There you go! more about me!
feel like sharing something about you?

What is a talent you would most like to have?

Monday, April 12, 2010

April already?

So how do I know it's April?
I got Marty's fabric in the mail for the Tethered Threads 2 Block Swap, that's how!
She sent out 4 base fabrics to everyone and then one complimentary fabric specific to each person in the swap.
I was a lucky girl and received this beautiful orange-yellow fabric!
which I happened to have some stash to match!

Marty requested simple and off centred.
In my first block I added the lovely centre square from my Make Life stash
--the surrounding fabrics are the ones Marty sent.
finished off by my "signature colour" also from Marty.
This block, I fear,
is not the "simple block" that Marty requested.
I simply went overboard-- I couldn't help it!
It was the first time I was ever able to just pull stuff from my stash that worked!
and the block just carried me away!
The stripes are from my Amy Butler stash
and the polka dots and flowers were again from Make Life by Sweetwater
I mean look at all those seams!!!
aren't they pretty!
Sorry Marty!
Your fabric was just too good and I was just too weak!
Simple went to the wayside.
Hope you can still use them :)

crazy busy. crazy fun.

yes. okay.
Where do I begin?
the last months have been...
to say the very least.
Between dentist appointments for my two year old...
why you ask?
ummmm--he took a bite out of our fireplace and is now missing his 2 front teeth :(
makes me sad...
and then what else?
oh! he's potty trained!!!!
so toothless and potty trained...
Pumpkin had no bus driver for nearly a month so...
hi ho hi ho, it's off to school I go--twice a day!
and something called the Battle of the Books--
TRUST ME--it truly was a battle.
read 10 books,
make 100 questions each... (per book)
have no life as a result!
(I did have help--lots of it!)
my team won!
wooo hoooo!
and of course, I'm still pregnant.
So there you have it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Just breathe....

I'll be back tomorrow once I've caught my breath!

Ta Ta for now!