Friday, January 15, 2010


Shaleigh is very crafty!   When situations come up in her life she is sure that creating something amazing will make it even better.  (I wonder where she gets that from Hee Hee)  So, she is on the student council at school.  Remember this post.  Today they are taking their pictures for the yearbook.  So, of course, Shaleigh needed a new accessory.  She and I headed down to the beloved craft room ( I really don't get to spend enough time down there) and proceeded to CREATE.  This is what we came up with.  The flowers are made of gray stretch knit and liquid fabric starch.  She then wanted to add some sparkle so out came the brads.  We glued it to a cheap-o Dollar Tree headband and Wallah (is that how you spell that??) a headband is born.   It was really fun to spend time with her doing what we both love so much.  Of course I will remember these moments long after the headband is gone.  I just hope Shaleigh remembers too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Out with the Old...In with the New

Today, January 13, 2010, is the day I finally got all the Christmas decorations down.  Hooray!.  I don't know what my problem was this year, but I could not get into Christmas.  I tried everything that usually helps.  I baked, I decorated, I played the beautiful Christmas music.   Nothing worked.  That is not like me at all.  I LOVE holidays, all of them (ok most of them), but Christmas this year was a real downer. It didn't help that I got bronchitis and sinusitis the week of Christmas.  I was literally flat in bed all week.  Luckily Marty was home and a HUGE help.  He was so great to take on all the kids so I could rest.  He brought me goldfish crackers and water the whole time (Yum, goldfish).  He brought in a little bowl of them, and when ever it was empty he would fill it up.  Then at one point I woke up and the whole box of crackers was just sitting on the bed with me hahaha.  He must have got sick of bringing them in, I don't know. But, I have never been so ready to take down the decorations, which honestly, makes me sad to feel that way.  I wish I knew why it was like that this year.  I hope it's not that way next year also.
The kids did look way cute in their matching Christmas jammies though, which I actually found time to make myself this year.  (another attempt to get in the spirit).  Sorry about the dark picture.  It was Christmas eve and the sun had gone down.

I got out what little bit of Valentine decorations that I have.  I swapped out the pine garland with some spring greenery.  I LOVE it. I do this to myself every year though. I think some how if I decorate with spring stuff, spring will come sooner, and it never does.  I think spring should come as soon as Christmas is over.  What is the purpose of winter after Christmas anyway???   I know water, drought, blah blah blah.  Well, I am hoping this fresh decor will left my spirits a little and I can get out of this funk I have been stuck in for a while.

I also added my favorite quote to a wall downstairs in the family room.  I really like how it turned out.  Now I just need to do the touch up paint on the wall and it will be finished.

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