Life is Good

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Wichita, KS, United States
I'm a stay at home momma who strives daily to stay sane in this madness! Life is Good!

Jan 29, 2010

Idea Board w/ Mod Podge Cereal Cans!

I have been working on revamping my crafting room and making it more useful and appealing. I have had this mirror in storage for about 3 years.
It used to hang in my daughters nursery. It lovingly held binkies, toys and hair clips for us.

But now it is MINE!
I covered the frame in some lovely Amy Butler fabric.
Exchanged the mirror for a piece of fabric covered cork.
Covered some old cereal tins with fabric,
Mod Podged over them and hung them.
So completely useful and pretty.
As soon and my son finishes some more baby cereal, I will have more tins to hang.
I adore making stuff out of garbage!

Jan 28, 2010

chili + CUMIN!

Anybody want a little extra cumin in their chili?

Jan 26, 2010

Too much chatter for talk

Dear Talk Radio Shows, I want to thank you for your years of service to me during my morning commute to work. I loved you so much. You made me laugh, feel inspired, and I looked forward to our daily time together. However the times are a changin'. I can no longer get a moments worth of silence into my day and I have come to loath your very existence. I now have a 4yr old who feels the need to chatter constantly. I have too much chatter in my life for talk. When the two of you are going on and on at the same time I think my head might explode. So, Talk Radio Shows,,, I have to say goodbye. Maybe I will catch up with you in the future. For now I am going to hang onto my sanity and listen to just the chatter, and perhaps a little background music. Oh and if you could tell your friend Radio Commercial to quiet down, that would be spectacular. Much Love, Shelly

Jan 20, 2010

Thoughts and Theories

1. For every hour you are up earlier then usual, you get an extra cup of coffee. 2. Poop can be washed off. 3. It's okay to treat yourself once in awhile. 4. You can always make more money, and lose more weight, so enjoy life today. 5. I'll sleep when I'm dead, for now I'm going to live life to the fullest! 6. I only have as much strength as God gives me,,,,I have more strength then I realize. 7. If you want to have more friends, you have to stick your neck out. 8. Being reliable is respect in it's purest form. 9. Mac & Cheese and Hot dogs,,,, Great lunch. 10. Learn to make biscuits, sew on a button, and build a fire. 11. Your children will wake up a little older tomorrow, relish every moment of TODAY. 12. Your home is only as happy as the grumpiest person it in,,,,don't be the grump. 13. If PBS would put a news crawl on the screen I would be more aware of current world events 14. Anniversary, Birthday, & Valentines Day's Cards to and from your spouse should be presented before breakfast.

Jan 19, 2010

Do you have a Button?

Lately it seems like everything in my daughters world is a level 5 EMERGENCY worthy of a complete melt down. I'm talking simple everyday things. Here are a few example of phrases I am hoping to change:
"I don't have a drink, waa"................"May I please have a drink?" "I can't find the toy waa"........................"Can you please help me?" "I don't have a snack waa!"..............."May I please have a snack?" "Harry STOP IT, NO waa" ...."Can you please make Harry stop?" I decided to make a Happy/Grumpy Button. Basically every time she asks me a question/whines for something, I'm going to pull out the button. If she has not asked politely, she will be shown the Grumpy face and be allowed to ask her question again, using her happy face. Hopefully after a few days she will only get the happy faces. Find two random pieces of paper Trace and cut our circles in you size preference Draw your Happy and Grumpy faces Sandwich an old magnet piece in between Cover with clear packing tape on both sides and trim VOILA! Your done!
Wishing you a peaceful home, -S

Jan 18, 2010

Wrapping my body in sunshine!

I must be craving springtime because lately I can't get enough yellow in my life. I have ridiculous amounts of respect for anyone who can live in the NW. I can't stand dreary days, I NEED MY SUNSHINE! Since it has been foggy and dreary here in Kansas, I'm wrapping my body in anything that makes me think of sunshine.
Romantic Ruffle Shirt
Here is where I found the Tutorial I based my design off of.

Jan 9, 2010

30 wishes for my 30th

I turn 30 is just 3 short days, For my Birthday, I wish: 1: The bag boy at the grocery store would NOT put all my produce in ONE sack. 2: For a nite out, with a purse big enough to only hold the essentials (no goldfish, diapers, or toys allowed) 3: Certain hockey equipment would be thrown away. 4: The walls would finish painting themselves 5: My kids would sleep past 5:15am 6: The laundry would do its self 7: I could get a pedicure 8: I could have lunch with Melissa 9: I had quilters pins 10: My kids would eat a big pile of veggies 11: For a giant stack of vintage sheets 12: Emma's desk would sand it's self down 13: I could go just one day without seeing a stupid Spangles commercial 14: All sinful foods would magically be fat free 15: My husband could find his dream job 16: We had a fence 17: I could eat potato Ole's 18: Nobody could post stupid forwards on their facebook pages 19; My Etsy shop would get a sale 20: I could go antique/flea market shopping 21: My sewing machine would never jam 22: That my gas tank was full 23: For knitted hand/wrist warmers 24: I was attending a giant surprise party in my honor,,,I wish to not be the one to plan it either 25: Harry would say "Momma" 26: For a big pile of antique buttons 27: For a nanny 28: I had a lamp for my sewing room 29: I had no late fees at the library 30: I was spending my 30th Birthday on an island with palm trees, sunshine, and margaritas!

Jan 6, 2010

A bit out of my league

The holidays are whizzing by faster and faster every year. Birthdays are coming and going. Oh how I feel as though I'm about to be out smarted by my children. Emma is getting to be quit the pro at using my computer and I can't help but feel that in the very near future I will be asking for her assistance with technology. I think I'm on the verge of being out of my league.
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