Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where I've Been

My postings and commenting have been few and far between because I've been busy playing with my new TOY!!! Yes, Hubby and I are now both proud owners of the Iphone 3G and HOLY CRAP!! These phones are amazing.

I already have this case on order:) Isn't it darling and so totally me?

And cause I'm so happy with my new toy I thought I'd spread some love and have a giveaway! Look at this giant bunch of vintage ribbon I got at a garage sale several weeks ago. I bought a BIG cardboard box of old sewing notions and this was just one of many cool items in that box. I think I paid $5.00 for the whole box.

SO I'm giving away ten one-yard cuts of this ribbon:) Leave a comment if you'd like a chance to win and I'll draw ten winners in about a week or so:) Good luck!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Swappy Love

I'm participating in a year long 4 Seasons swap with the lovely Mrs. G, Vallen and Mary Ann. The mail last week brought me a beautiful package from Mrs. G for the Fall installment of our swap....just look at all these lovely goodies.

This apron is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!! In fact, I think I'll wear it tonight while I make dinner. Thanks Mrs. G!!

I also had the pleasure of winning one of Mary Ann's giveaways - just look at all this loveliness that arrived!! Beautiful cards, magnets and two awesome aprons. I love getting packages from Mary Ann and she even included goodies for Miss S. Thank you my sweet Mary Ann!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Little Swappy Love

I recently joined a mini quilt swap group on Flickr - well actually I joined several months ago but September was the first month I actually participated. The theme for September was Owls or Mushrooms. My partner was the UBER talented Kristy. Just look at this gorgeous owl quilt she made for me.

And here's the quilt I made for Kristy. The mushrooms turned out a little more subtle that I had hoped, but I still really like it. I hope Kristy likes it too:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dork is My Middle Name

Dork is my middle name part Two

Yes, the neighbor's ladder is still up in their backyard. And who knows why Bree thinks it's best to show her booty to the camera. Goofy dog. But she matches me posing in my new yellow dress:) And look at me totally oblivious of anything that is going on around me and focusing on smiling pretty for the camera. Good grief I'm a dork!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Family Night

Our good friend Paul called and invited us to do the Maize Maze with him and his daughter last night. We had so much fun!!! Paul bought glow sticks for all the kiddos. Good thing cause there was no other way we could have keep track of them in the dark maze.

Paul and Miss S

There were random sunflowers growing in the corn field - some were ginormous but too far away to take a good pic of in the dark.


Miss S and Paul's, daughter, another Miss S. Aren't they darling and holy cow, doesn't my Miss S look SO grown up?? When did that happen?


Thursday, September 18, 2008


I'm posting from work so no pics today:) Work has been crazy busy and I can barely manage to get everything done at the office, much less at home.

Thank you all so much for the wonderful virtual and the real hugs that came my way after my "Grumpy" post...I'm still in a little bit of a funk and I think it's just cause I'm so overwhelmed right now. I have had hardly no time to craft or sew or do the other things that really help to ground me in stressful times. This weekend will hopefully allow me to do some of those things.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet THIS sweet lady for dinner this week. She is absolutely adorable, charming and uber cool....I just wanted to give her hugs all night. Thanks Lauren for taking time out during your drive to have dinner with me and Miss S:):) She brought me some goodies too that I can't wait to show you:)

Anyway....my lunch house is over so back to the grindstone for me:)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cure for the Grumps

My sure fire cure for the grumps? A little bit of retail therapy at the rubber stamp store and a new haircut:)
and spending most of the weekend with my handsome brother Shay.,..he's moving in the morning:(

Friday, September 12, 2008


First of all, I ended up working late tonight and just got home at about 7:10 pm.
Second, I came home to a note from Miss S's teacher that she did not do her math homework that was sent home this week. Only thing is the math info sent home this week was just a parent info letter - there were NO homework sheets. So I've sent her teacher a little email basically stating "what the hell"???
Third, tomorrow is so busy that I'll barely be able to see straight.
Fourth, Sunday morning my brother, Shay, moves back to California.
Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy.
Fifth - I really, really, really need a hug.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Rememberance

Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann'd:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.

Christina Rosetti. London: Macmillan 1879.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I found the tiniest baby lizard today just outside the garage. His little head was about the size of a split pea and he was only about an inch and a half long. Sadly, he was not alive - I couldn't see any visible signs of trauma on him so I'm not sure what happened to him - his body was still soft so I'm sure he had not been dead for long. Miss S wanted to bury him in the backyard with our bird so that he could be resurrected:) Aaahhh...the faith of a child.

Isn't he darling? I wanted to carry him around all night....but that made me feel a little bit like Lennie from Of Mice and Men:)

Monday, September 08, 2008


I love nothing more than a surprise gift arriving in my mail box:) Sweet Stephanie sent me these awesome tea towels and coasters last week.....I'm touched that she thought of me in the midst of moving and getting ready for an exotic vacation in Bali:) Thank you so much Stephanie!!!
PS I borrowed the picture from your blog - I hope you don't mind:)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Birthday Time

Please join me in wishing THIS beautiful friend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

In other news - I listed some goodies for sale in my shop - check em out:)

Friday, September 05, 2008



No - the skirt's not crooked, it's just the way I'm standing. This is my 4th skirt for the Mini Wardrobe Challenge. I used the pattern from the Built by U book again - only this time I moved the zipper to the side instead of the back. And I can't believe I got up the nerve to use my Amy Butler fabric that I bought in Vegas last year - but it was screaming to be made into a skirt.

PS I love how the neighbor's trash can is featured in the background:) Isn't that a nice touch!!! It took me about 8 tries to get a decent pic so I wasn't about to try again:).

Thursday, September 04, 2008


I'm posting from my brand new computer!! Can you believe my last computer was almost 8 years old? It was a valiant little workhouse, but it was time for it to be retired. I'm excited to learn all the bells and whistles on my new toy:)

But for tonight I thought I'd talk about these three little animals that inhabit our home who rarely get any air time on my little blog:

Bree - the jokester and troublemaker of the three puppies. She's 9 years old. Last night she ate two brand new packages of tortillas and Hubby's apple fritter off the kitchen counter. She hid in the backyard most of yesterday cause she knew she was in big trouble. She is a little stinker! She is very much a momma's girl and loves to follow me through the house.

Gammy - the old lady. This little pug is almost 14 years old and still kind of going strong. Her poor little body is starting to fail her and she is almost completely blind and going deaf. Guess what brings her back to life? French fries. She can smell them from a mile away. I couldn't get her to look at me while I was trying to take a picture. She knew it was dinner time so she was not budging from the spot where she eats.

Yuki - our special needs baby. You look at her wrong and she gets sick. She's 11 years old and was the runt of her little. She likes to poop in the kitchen, which is why she doesn't get to roam the rest of the house and is resigned to spend her days in the kitchen on her comfy dog bed. She's a crazy little puppy. She's thinks she's the alpha dog so you should see her stand up to Bree. She loves to squish down right between Gammy and Bree when they are all on the bed. We call that a "Yuki sandwich".

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I love....

25 Things I Love

I love the sound of Miss S’s laughter
I love jigsaw puzzles
I love my family
I love making things with my hands
I love organizing
I love the smell of fresh cut grass
I love flickr
I love puppies of all shapes and sizes
I love mice and lizards
I love The Beatles
I love talking on the phone with my friends
I love reading magazines
I love flying in airplanes
I love going to the movies
I love the colors green and purple
I love Dr. Pepper
I love sleeping in late
I love snuggling with my hubby
I love Jimmy Buffett
I love vintage linens
I love snow
I love my car
I love my i-pod
I love making lists
I love scrapbooking

Monday, September 01, 2008

Puttering Around

My weekend went a little like this...sewed and puttered around, crafted and puttered around, cleaned house and puttered around, watched seriously 7 episodes of CSI and puttered around, sliced the top of my thumb with an exacto knife and puttered around, took a break from crafting after the exacto knife incident and puttered around, did laundry and puttered around, went to Goodwill and McDonald's and puttered around.....ho hum. Not a very exciting weekend. I've been in a really mellow mood all weekend and it's been nice to just lounge around the house and do what I wanted to do. I finished a quilt for a friend's baby who is now 9 months old! I'd say that's a little overdue. I have a lovely picture to show you but my computer is not cooperating in loading photos right now.

Miss S has been sick so I stayed home with her on Friday too. Oh I forgot - we went on Saturday to see Kung Fu Panda and it was a darling movie! I want to go see Ironman today but it depends on what time Hubby gets home from work.

Paralegal's Day

So August 26th was the first ever Paralegal’s Day in the State of New Mexico. Governor Richardson signed a proclamation making August 26, 2008 Paralegal’s Day. I don’t know it is a one time thing or every year on August 26 will be Paralegal’s Day. Guess what the awesome attorneys I work for did for me and the other three paralegals? JACK SQUAT! According to them we were already recognized for our efforts on Administrative Professionals Day in April and they did not feel the need to recognize us again. Isn’t that just lovely. It’s so typical of my working environment. I told one of the other attorneys that it’s not about “doing stuff” for us, it’s a matter of letting us know we are appreciated and valued as employees.

So I did a little something for each paralegal - little certificates for each of them, proclaiming them each "Paralegal of the Year" and a packet of seeds for the gardener paralegal, chipboard shapes for the card making paralegal, and sunflower seeds for the sunflower loving paralegal. It cost me about 15 minutes of time and less than $2.00 but it made their day SO much brighter! Which, really, that was the whole point:) And it made my day brighter knowing that I made their day brighter.

I challenge you to do a little something for someone this week to make their day a little brighter:)