Monday, April 29, 2013

To keep it up, or not?

I'm kinda thinking of letting this blog go.
Or moving on to another platform.
I feel like I do circles with my blogs. This is my 2nd blog and my heart is just not in it anymore. I want to be craft blogging, but this platform just leads to procrastinating for me.

A very mousey Easter

So my last post was all about Easter baskets...
I couldn't post what was in the Mouse basket, because I didn't want to let the cat, er...mouse, out of the bag.
What exactly do you put in a grown man's Easter basket?
Well, I'll tell you!

First of all. The "basket" was a large plastic bucket, with a vinyl cutouts on it. I used red and white vinyl and my cricut to make a Transformers Autobot, and one of his silly nicknames that I call him, the most Easter-y one "Jellybeanz."

Among his treasures, there was
*1000 piece Jellybeans puzzle (Its really cool. here is the link on amazon. We will do it on a rainy night in with a bottle of wine or something. I want to put it in a frame or something, since we call each other Jellybeanz, or JBeanz. Cue the awwww)
*Water gun full of jelly beans
*Chocolate storm trooper bunny
*Transformers tooth brush
*Black and hot pink dress socks
*Beer savers, he doesn't waste beer very often, but I I guess this was more for me
*A cool bottle opener
*Tons of candy

Did anyone else make an adult Easter basket??

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Easter is next week! That's just insane!

When I was little I used to LOVE Easter! My grandparents live on 500 acres of Easter Egg hunting goodness! AND their eggs were filled with quarters, ladies and gentleman...none of this candy crap that people give out these days! Wonder if I could convince my Daddad to put out some quarter eggs this year?!?

Easter used to also mean that it was almost my birthday! Being an early May baby, that was usually the case! Well not this year! With Easter being on March 30...I still have a ways to go!!

I've been busy making some special Easter baskets for my special boys. Oscar Man, naturally. Aron, Jason, and Jax...and Chris. He may be an adult, but you are never too big for the Easter bunny to bring you goodies =)

Wanna see what I've been up to?

Oscar already got his "Basket..." The Outward Hound Kyjen sling. I had planned on opening it up and filling it with his treats, but Chris and I took him to the Dulles Pet Expo last weekend and didn't want to walk him on a leash because there would be a lot of other dogs there, so I had to bust into it early.

 And here he is in it:
He will be getting a couple of new rawhides, too =)

As for Aron, Jason and Jax....
A good friend of mine's daughter has started her own business sewing different things for around the house. All natural and eco favorite. She is an awesome mom, a tattooed mom, a military wife...all my favorite. So I HAD to support her! 
When she posted about these little beauties for sale, I just had to get one for each boy. They are amazingly constructed, super cute, and she made them in fabrics to match each boys room! Camo for Aron, Pirates for Jason, and Motorcycles for Jax!! 
Awesome Easter Bunnies from One-Eyed Jack Cloth! Check her out on etsy!

And Chris...well yeah right, I'm not going to post anything about his! That would ruin the surprise. I CAN tell you that it will be a funny mix of manly things, kid things, and delicious things!

What do you want in YOUR Easter basket?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Whooooo loves this fabric???

I bought 3 yards and have no idea what to do with it! There are owls, and my colors, and and and...I just couldn't help myself!

The pattern is too large to make a scrub top look right.

Its too "cartoony" to make any other article of clothing for an adult.
Too nice to make an Oscar blankie with (sorry buddy!)

I don't have my own place yet, and don't know where I will be, so I can't really make any kitchen bits like cloth napkins, un-paper towels, place mats, or use it to dress up kitchen towels.

Would be cute for a valance on a shower curtain or something in a bathroom...but I don't know where I'm going to be in the next six months to a year.

Pillow cases? Eh. Seems kinda lame for such an awesome print!

Ideas? Anyone?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Back to my old tricks!!

Here I am again, back to my old tricks...not blogging for a month at a time being at the top of my list!

My bad. No really, I'm constantly thinking about ways in which I can improve the blog, projects that I can show and/or do tutorials for, etc...but then I get distracted....

By really a tall, funny, good lookin' computer nerd from Massachusetts.

Meet Christopher. Or Mouse. I call him mouse...why? Ask someone from Massachusetts to say mouse...and you will know why! =)
 We've been doin' our thing for 3 months or so. He makes me laugh until my belly hurts, he's considerate and caring, we go on crazy "adventure" dates. He loves Oscar, Cuban food, trying new things, and he's a good dancer! Things are moving slow and super fun and amazing. I couldn't be happier!

(Oh...yes I could, if my divorce would hurry up and be finalized. I'm not super keen on having a boyfriend AND a husband. Ugh. Chris is very understanding though, and we just don't talk about the last 4 years of my life and the idiot that was a part of them!)

How did we meet? I knew that was coming! He works with own mother even said that she trusts Matt and Gioia's judgement over mine at this point. I'd have to say that I agree! Good job and thank you, guys!!!

What have you been up to? Because let me tell you, I haven't been blogging, OR blog reading! I haven't been like this about a boy since I was probably 14 years old! haha

I DO have some craftiness planned for this week though, so I'll see you soon!

Did I mention that I got this Yankee into a pair of cowboy boots?!? He's so cute!! haha