Monday, January 21, 2013


DaycareReally I have too?  I can't just stay home with my baby and cuddle till lunch time?  Sometimes you have to just say, "life isn't fair".  We have come to the point that due to other circumstances that we have to put our little guy in daycare.  It is painful for me and is randomly bringing on tears.  There are positives of course, I don't mean to make it out like it is really horrible.  Its just horrible to me because the other option is me staying home with him and that sounds WAY better!  He will be with one of his best buds and other kids his age.  He will probably love it, as he already straps his little Thomas the train backpack on and says "bus" and heads for the door.  Really? I mean can I get one tear?!  Your killing me kid.

But here is where this blog helps me.  I think at least Jackson will know that I didn't really want to say goodbye to him each morning and sometimes I cried when I left him. And he will know that I (we) did what we had to support for him.  And that in a perfect and more planned out world things would be different.  

I will get through this as I do everything, build more items for my Etsy store. HA! Yes, last night while stressing about who was going to watch my son I built a beautiful serving tray. I hope to have it listed sometime later this week.  But with each nail I let out my frustration.  So I hope whomever buys it will know they are getting a work of art and something that will never come a part.  LOL.

Stay tuned my few followers...I think there is 2!  Sad.  Are you sure you guys want to know what goes on inside my head?  Think about it.

Friday, January 11, 2013


GIVING AWAY ONE FREE CHALKBOARD.. What do you have to do? Leave a comment telling me where you would hang it and how you would use it and I will pick one person from that comment on Tuesday, January 15th. Enjoy!

Monday, January 7, 2013


I have decided since I want to learn to make my own furniture so that I can have what I want and the quality I want I am starting with Jackson's bed.  Yes, I know it sounds like a lot of work but I don't think it will be.  I am excited to see it finished.  A Big thank you to Ana White for her inspiration and project design I am going to make it happen. 

Here it is in all of its wonderful glory.

I even got bedding from Target that has the plaid but brighter blues and reds.

I think Jackson will love it and I hope he can one day say, "my mom made that for me".  Look for more post coming soon.  You can find the design on Ana White's site here

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Here I sit in amazement that a month has gone by and I have not posted a blog.  I look back and a few words come to mind, thankful, busy and optimistic.  

Lets do THANKFUL first....
Thankful for my husband's new job, for the unexpected bonus for each of us, for the paying down our debt so we are closer to buying our house, for a beautiful Christmas (and Christmas tree), for family, for the success of my Etsy store and most for each other. It has been a long year and alot has changed.  Just this morning as I was dropping my son off at my Mother n Law's she said that God's word to her for the New Year was "change".  I think that really applies.  I feel good about 2013 but then again I feel good about every new start of the year so I can't say that is truly different.  BUT.. I do feel this is the year to finally shed those unwanted pounds and to accomplish alot of goals financially that we have been setting out to do for awhile.  So I think that might cover THANKFUL and OPTIMISTIC.  haha.

I think this is the word most used in my blog.  It was my first December having an Etsy shop and to my surprise I was Busy.  But I also have a full time job which is something most blog and Etsy owners do not have.  It is hard balancing my life and to be honest my husband gets the shaft most of the time. Poor Guy.  I hope to spend more alone time with him in 2013, ESPECIALLY since we will be married for 5 years!!!  It may seem like a little number to some, but it is a long road for us.  Alot has happened good and bad and we are still here.  I want to be very happy and proud about that. 

So CHRISTMAS 2012 rundown....
Jackson to my surprise enjoyed the unwrapping present fiasco.  With each tiny rip to uncover tools, trucks and trains it was followed up with the words..."open".  He was adorable.  This year we made Jackson a tent for his room or reading nook.  Depends on what Jackson decides to do with it. ha!  And we are in the process of changing his room from Nursery to little boy room.  Sad face.  BUT I think he will be happy with the change and the new bed I AM GOING TO MAKE HIM!! WHAT?!?!?! Crazy..haha
I do have pictures and video to share, but our new computer is coming Thursday, YAY!!! so they will have to be posted in a separate/special blog.  :) 

So I am excited about a book I got for Christmas.  Ana Whites's book.  I call her the DIY Queen.  The husband thinks that is funny.  She has really inspired me to live my dream of building furniture and things for my home. So I started out slow, built some shelves this weekend.  Yeah they are awesome.  Pictures?  Why yes, yes I do.  They will also be in that special post AFTER the new FANCY computer arrives. 

All in all, we are happy.  May not be happy physically but we are very happy about what is to come.  I pray for whomever reads this blog that you know that we don't claim to do this on our own, God brought us to this point.  Why although we don't claim to be perfect or right with everything we do, we ultimately thank God for everything we have and will do.  Be encouraged that everything is in his time and plan even if it is heartbreak and hard times.