Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Parent's Nightmare

I am in shock as I write this. A 14 year old family friend was shot yesterday in the head by a friend playing with a gun. We have known this boy since he was a baby. His dad was my nineteen year old's daughter's t-ball coach. You always hear of this happening, but to someone you know. He is brain dead and the parents have to make the hardest decision of their life. I can't even imagine what they are going through.
My youngest is 9 and into everything, I can totally see him messing with something like that. No matter how many times you tell them to leave something alone, they do it anyway! He just got caught setting stuff on fire last week, when he knows not to do it.
I just pray for his family to make it through this together.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where has the time gone??

I can't believe it is already Wednesday! We have been so busy with ball season. I spend my days cleaning and crafting. Then it is ball practices. Tonight I finally got a break. Hubby is there with our youngest. It is nice to have a break, maybe I can finish up some things I started. I made a cupcake pincushion yesterday for the first time. I am awful about paying attention to directions, so I made up my own way. lol It turned out pretty good, except for the burnt fingers from the glue gun.

Favorite Things Blog Swap

I have become such a swap junkie. lol There is a new swap going on at Country Girl, City Life. I have joined one favorite swap before and loved sharing my faves. Check it out and give it a try.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March Madness Rag Doll Challenge

I finally got my doll done. She was alot of fun to make. I have loved this challenge. Everybody has such a different version.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm Fat!

That is what my 13 year daughter keeps saying. I have always worried about her weight because she would sneak goodies in her room and eat them. She wasn't fat, but she wasn't skinny. I figured she would grow out of it. I never said anything about it. But in the past week, she looks slimmer to me and I am a little concerned. I struggled with an eating disorder until I was almost 30 and do not want her to go down that road. But she seems to be eating and not getting sick. Maybe I am just paranoid. Maybe she is just growing. She is my height now 5'2. I hope she gets taller than her sister and I. My oldest daughter is the same height I am. lol Not very tall. I really dread the teenage years. Her sister was no angel, but I really didn't have many problems with her. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love fabric!

I am such a fabric junkie. I did a We the People fat quarter swap and got some wonderful fabric from Rebecca. She found the perfect fabric for me. You can never have too much fabric!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mondays, Yuck!

I am so dragging this morning. The time change has me all messed up. Nothing much has been going on here. Had to take my youngest to the dentist Friday and spent $200! The dentist is so expensive! I should have made that my career. Spent the weekend making candles for a swap that I am in. Waiting for the mailman to pick it up. I love flat rate boxes. It would be expensive to mail without them! Went to Lara's Sage Grove and drooled over her new goodies. Guess I need to get moving and do some cleaning. I really want a nap!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap

HolleeAnn of Dandelion Wishes hosted Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap. It was such a fun swap. I am glad I joined. I have gotten so hooked on swapping. It is fun to get goodies in the mail. Something to brighten up the day. My partner was Suzi. We are alot alike and she sent me some wonderful things.

She made me a terrific apron. I love it so much. A very interesting book on China. Some of her favorite recipes. Homemade jam. Dying to get into that! M&M's, my favorite. A picture frame, perfect for a picture of my grandson that I need to frame. And a Starbucks gift card that I have been fighting with my daughter over! lol

Thank you Suzi for all the gifts. I love them all.

March Out of the Box Sampler

I got my free sampler this month from Out of the Box Sampler. There were so many goodies this month. Here is a summary of this month's samples.

A delicious cookie from Lori's Place. It was very pretty but barely made it out of the box. lol Very tasty!
A soap sample bar from Dancing Zebra in Orange Marmalade. Smells very good!
A small personalized candy bar from Sweet Memories and More. Very cute!
A mini scrapbook from Memories by Olenka. I love this.
Carpet Sprinkles in Lemon Pound Cake from Strawberry Fields, one of my favorites. Smells so good!
Tarts from Tartaholic in Mulberry Spices. Smells very good.
St Patrick's sachet from Daisy Mae Aromas in Funkey Monkey. Pretty and smells very good.
Scrap papers from One Scrappy Chic. Love these.
Tart in English Garden from Anam Cara Candles. This smells so good and she sent a free pen.
Wee Sample Cream Soap Bar from Forget-Me-Not Aromas in Fruit Parfait. This smells great.
2oz sample of Intrique for Men by Summerland Bath and Body. My hubby loves this. He loves to smell good.
Sweat Pea tart from M-D Candles. This has always been one of my favorite scents. They also sent a tart in a cup in Very Sexy. Smells so good.
Bath salts from Everyday Eclectic. These smell very good in Wild Lavender.
Tarts from B & D Candle Creations in Gardenia. I love these.
Small candle from Hearts a Glow Candles in Indian Summer. I love this.
And last but not least, one of my favorites. Creme Brulee Melt from Country Chunkie Candles. This smells so good and looks good enough to eat! lol

I would like to thank Michelle for this wonderful box. It is perfect as usual. This is a great way to get your site noticed, by putting samples in this box. I always visit their sites and drool over everything that I want. lol

Monday, March 2, 2009

I won!

I got an email this morning from Out of the Box Sampler and I won a free March box. This really brightened my day. Life has been so crappy lately and I really needed something good. Check out this month's box at http://www.outoftheboxsampler.com. You can be the next winner. I can't wait to see what is in this month's box. Every box has a big assortment of items, even yummy ones!

V and Co. Giveaway

I came across a wonderful give away. Check it out. All you have to do is leave a comment and you can win two honey buns of fabric.