Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weekly Wednesday #4

This week's craft was clothes for my baby...and some other babies.
But this is one shirt I made Max.

I love it!!
And it wasn't that hard, I got some onsies
and started puff painting away.

I actually really like the results.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wasps Suck

Well, tonight would have been awesome playing out in the yard...
except for the fact that Max got stung in the ear.
wowza. I haven't even been stung in the ear.

see here.. see how it swelled??

But It's ok. Because two seconds later, he turned and smiled at me,
and check out the cute picture I got.

what a stud.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Nicest Thing

People say the nicest things sometimes. I got to do a musical number in my ward two Sundays ago and it was wonderful! I love playing the piano so it was nice to be able to. I played "I Need Thee Every Hour". People told me they thought it was pretty, which is pretty typical in the church, and that was that. It was nothing special and I didn't think it made a particularly big impact on anybody.

I thought that until yesterday in church, an older man, who I've never spoken to, and rarely seen handed me the back of a notebook on which he had written me a poem. It was the sweetest thing, and it made me cry. There's just something to knowing that something you did brought about the Spirit. Oh, how I love this church.

In case you can't read the picture:

The Piano
by: Boyd Ricks
21 Aug. 2011

There is a piano made of wood by human hands
in our Church dedicated to the worship of God
Most of the time it is alone and silently awaits
to please the ear, gladden the heart, and prepare us to pray
A young daughter of the Lord did sojourn there
on this sacred day
Quietly, with full purpose of heart
prepared a melody to play
Immediately I recognized the tune
as sweet music filled the air
I listened as she continued in the tapestry of the heart
not alone with my ear, but with the very core of my heart
Never had I needed my Savior more then at that very hour
I wished I was dressed in white and softly said a prayer
The last time I heard music so full of power
we all were
at the very source of Celestial Light
There is a piano made of wood by human hands
In our church dedicated to the worship of God
It might stand alone tonight
But earlier today, wrought spiritual delight

I hope that you were able to feel our Heavenly Father's love for you yesterday. It is one of our great joys and privileges in life to be able to do so!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weekly Wednesday #3

I know, I know. I'm posting this a day early, but that's because it's already been done and worn out in public. This weeks Weekly Wednesday Craft was all about clothing!!

My first project was a skirt. I took a page out of this girls book...

And made myself this...

Seriously, little miss Leanne over there at Elle Apparel makes some B-E-A-U-TIFUL things!! I want to make everything she makes. I hope I get around to it eventually.

My second project was for my babe. He needed an outfit to wear on Sunday, and because I woke up at 5am for no reason Sunday morning, I thought "why not". So I made him an adorable little vest and matching tie. It. Was. Awesome.

BONUS: they're reversible!!

love it.

I hope you made some lovely things this week!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New and Weekly Wednesday #2

say hello to the newest member of my shop!!

Petal Pouf in Shades of Blue

and say hello to my adorable model, Emmett!!
and thanks to my photographer, Heidi!!

love it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weekly Wednesday Craft #1

meet my newest obsession.
it was this weeks crafty project.
(I switched after I posted the blue thing- which is next weeks now)

it's my piano.
it's lime green.
i did it all by my lonesome.
it looks awesome.
i love it.
i love it so much that i sit in the shop looking at it.
it's not dry enough to move back into my house yet.
but i love it so much i have to share it with you
blue painters tape, and missing handle and all.

it's okay to be jealous of me.
i'm jealous of me.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


say hello to this weeks crafty project!!
granted, this is just a sneak peak,
but you get the idea.

it's going to be AWESOME.

Oh baby,

This poor guy is sick.

He's got an intestinal virus
( which I took to mean the "flu" basically)
and a double ear infection.

If anybody has kids I'm pretty sure that you know how heartbreaking it is to watch your little one cry and cry and run fevers, and have cold sweats and throw up. It's awful!! His fever hasn't come below 99 degrees for TWO days now. It basically lingers around the 101 mark.

Good for me, I have two darling friends. Kim and Greg came over last night to see how we were doing. Mostly for Max, but I've been without a husband and week and will be until Saturday. Anyways, they came over to check on us and to remind me of a pretty important principle I hadn't forgot, but wasn't focusing on it like I should.

Kim: "How've you been today?"

Me: "Fine, but I haven't done anything productive today."

Kim: "Yes you have, you were a mother today."

I know it sounds like a silly little conversation, but believe you me. Instead of worrying about if the dishes get done, or the laundry gets folded, I'm going to sit here, in my pjs, and cuddle my little baby. We're going to watch movies and it's going to be divine. Except it would be better if his fever would break. Poor thing.

I'm glad I have the power of prayer in my life today, and I'm glad Kim is so in tune with the things I need to hear. But, then again, it's probably because she loves him too.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New August Resolution

Alright, so I've been reading all of those lovely crafty blogs that I follow, and am inspired. I can't believe it's been this long since I've made anything and I'm a little sad about it. So I've come up with a New August Resolution!

1.) Take Maxi outside to a park or something every week. And I didn't want "outside" to include where I an actual park, or the aquatic center or something.

2.) Make something new every week an then blog about it.

3.) Try to refrain from sweets, pop, or anything that is going to keep me from looking how I want to.

So I guess we'll see how August goes and then we'll see what my goals are for September!!

Happy Living!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pumpkin Poufs

hello fall,

I'm beginning to make decorations for you.
SO excited to see you!