Friday, October 19, 2012

Busy Bee

I love being asked to crochet special little somethings. These past two months I had two orders to fulfill. The 1st was for a birthday girl in love with Hello Kitty. I was asked to make a scarf. This one to be exact. At a glance I was a bit skeptical but figured I could do it. I got all the regular squares done 1st and then her face. Her face killed me =/ The details are so small that I had the hardest time doing them and then once they were on I still had to use a dab of fabric glue to make sure they didn't pop out of place. At the end I was pretty happy with it, but I'm now determined to find away to make her eyes and nose look even better lol

The birthday girls mamí happens to be a one of the friends I made at our 1st duty station who is expecting a baby boy =] While she is stationed in Germany and I miss German chocolate and their delicious teas, we agreed to a little barter. A care package from Germany for a baby blanket. Now I LOVE making baby blankets so I was super excited to get started. I had all ready decided I wanted to make this blanket different, a pattern/stitch I had never done before so I turned to my trusty friend Google. After a few min I found the pattern I wanted to use. I am super in love with it that I am seriously considering making one for us =]

A Family Affair

Last weekends baking of pumpkin bread turned into a mini photo session and all around a family affair. The boys love helping me bake cook and even more when they get to help daddy! Daddy usually cooks alone because he rarely follows recipes and likes to be able to move around freely in the kitchen, so the boys don't usually get to help him. I had originally asked daddy to help me and he decided it would be fun to asked the boys. They were over ecstatic! My boys are pretty awesome in the kitchen and the bread was delicious!

Happy Baking!

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 29

So I haven't lost as much as I'd hope for but I have a little over 2 weeks to loose a bit more. Since Iv started working out and eating healthier Iv lost 4.2lb. My goal was to loose 9lbs in 5 weeks. I wonder if I hit it extra hard, if ill make my goal.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I love baking with my boys!

Pumpkin muffins was today's pick, and now we are out of pumpkin. A trip to Krogers to pick up more of their 4 for $5 pumpkin cans is in order! This mama is in a pumpkin baking mood!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Is the only word I can think of to describe how my house smells right now! I cheated on Scentsy (I know shame on me) and went out and bought Paula Deen melts. You can smell fall as soon as you walk in the front door!

Besides the amazing smell in my house, its starting to look a bit festive. Its not much but its a start =]

The dining table center piece. Im in love with it!

Hope everyone else is having as much fun decorating as my boys and I are. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


All though its still 80 degrees here in Georgia, it's still fall and damn it, I want to decorate! It's our 1st year with an actual house so this mama wants to go all out! Well, maybe not all out since I am on a budget, but I'm determined to make at least the inside of my house look like fall! This season is one of the things I will for sure be missing from being stationed in Germany. 

The Dollar Store has all ready provided me with a sign and some spider webs and I'v pulled out all my Fall/Halloween PartyLite stuff, but its definitely not enough! I am seeing a trip to the Dollar Store, Big Lots, Walmart and maybe a craft store in my near future =] This mama is now on a hunt for the PERFECT decor!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1st Week

That was a bit harder then I thought but I managed to get it done =] I didn't loose as much as I would have liked but, I did loose a few oz which is better then nothing. Yeah, I know I shouldn't settle for less then what my goal is but, I would have been extremely disappointed and discouraged if I wouldn't have lost anything. Therefor I'm going to take it and just work twice as hard this week =]