Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stocking Guilt

Years and years ago, I painstakingly made a stocking for Vance. I worked on it here and there and it ended up taking me 2 years and 4 months to complete. This is the almost-finished picture. I wrote about it here and here.
Years later, Vaughn was born and being the second child, she got the shaft. This was her stocking for a couple of years. In my defense, she was a baby and didn't know better.
This is Vaughn's current stocking. A cheap find at a Target clearance sale and I sewed her name on it. She thinks it's great but I still feel bad. I wrote about it here
The guilt has finally worn me down and I just bought this for her.
Let's see how long it takes me to make this one! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Doing what you love

I dropped everything on my to-do list in order to make a birthday card for Vaughn's friend because it's something that I enjoy. Then that quote about "if you do something you love then you'll never have to work a day in your life" popped into my head and made me think. I need to work on doing more of this and bonus if it can be lucrative. Let me know if you ever need something designed! 


Hot dog, it's Friday and I'm looking forward to a break from packing lunches! from packing snacks! from homework! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 Days left of NaBloPoMo

In a strange twist of events tonight, I was at basketball and Justin was at an art studio. He knew I'd be jealous, so he thoughtfully texted pictures. 

Justin and I have starting watching Dexter on Netflix and have one show left in season 2. That's exactly why I'm going to leave this post short tonight. Can't wait to see what happens!!! 

(10 more days of daily posting and the countdown is definitely on!)  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What else are doorknobs for?

Currently there are coats hanging from both doorknobs on the hall closet door. There's one hook on the door and 3 of Vaughn's jackets are hanging from them. There's a coat on the floor, one draped across a kitchen chair, and nearby in the laundry room, there's a coat hanging from another doorknob and one jacket hanging from a hook. I'm hanging on by a thread here, people! Where are all the coats coming from?! It's as if the kids are displaying them! 

Because I cannot continue to live in these conditions, I went out and bought the big pack of Command hooks. The good news is that the kids now have more than enough coat placement options. The bad news is that I actually found a coat on the floor today. Looks like we need to go over our roommate agreement again. Animals.


Monday it was brown rice noodles, haricot vert's, and French bread.  
Tuesday it was Tuscan Bean Soup. (Add Sriracha on top!) 
Wednesday it is burrito bowls and guacamole. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Please Stop Believin'

I have come to the realization that I'm the only one on this planet who does not like the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'". Am I the only one with a problem with that power ballad?

It came on the the radio at Vaughn's gymnastics class and by the looks of all the toe-tapping that was going on I am definitely the only one.


It's Day 18 of daily posting with NaBloPoMo and I'm finding it harder and harder coming up with things to write about. Thanks for hanging in there with me and tolerating sub par content. I promise when NaBloPoMo is over I'll stop cluttering your inbox with dailies! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Tree Topper Round-Up

Christmas Tree Toppers

No one remembers exactly how the tree topper broke last year. It's very much a he said, she said type of case and we decided just to leave it at that and start the hunt for a new one. 

I'm loving the origami stars because of the bright colors but it's hard passing on a traditional shiny star. I'm sure Vaughn would love the fairy. She's sweet, but not the right fit for our main tree. All I know is that it's hard to choose. 

How do you top your tree?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall gave in. So I did too.

This might have happened today
and then this
and then possibly this too.

I know, in a matter of days I went from a Grinchy "No Christmas!" to full-out Oprah, "you get a tree AND you get a tree AND you get a tree!" I will say it wasn't my idea but I didn't protest it either. It was Sunday, we had zero plans, and it was snowing outside. Perfect conditions for decorating Christmas trees. 

I wasn't the only one who gave in today. Fall gave in to winter and now the trees, still covered in leaves, are also wearing a layer of snow. 
I'm definitely not ready for snow but the kids played outside for hours meaning SNOW = BABYSITTER. I'll take that any day of the week!
On Saturday, Vaughn and I bought matching cabin socks. These magical socks are infused with aloe and feel like you're walking on clouds. I have a feeling that we'll be getting a lot of use out of them this winter! 

Hope you had a great weekend!


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