Thursday, October 31, 2013

Problems loading pictures??

                  Is anyone having problems adding pictures in there posts???  Everytime for the past week that I have tried to upload a picture it shuts down my internet explorer?                   

Monday, October 21, 2013

Is it Friday yet?

I know it is only Monday........but I am already for Friday!   I feel exhausted just thinking about everything that I need to get done this week!!
Today worked my 8 hours at the 9-5.  Came home and made Chicken Parmesan for dinner and then proceeded to work on my chicklets Halloween costume some more.  Which, I will say, is coming along just fine so far.  I tried to take a few pictures of it......but the lighting in my house is so bad when it is dark outside.  So much for posting that for my WIP this week.  Maybe I will just try again tomorrow.  Once the crochet work is finished.......then it is time to complete the rest.  I feel so behind being that Im running out of time quickly, lol.
Also, coming up this weekend is one of my sons birthdays............the big 16!!!!!!  I am feeling pretty old right about now!!!  Crazy how fast they grow.  Saturday morning we will be heading to the BMV to take our written driving tests....oh joy!  And yes, I said we!  Why?  Well, because when I moved a few months back I neglected to get my drivers license switched to my new state.  Hey...don't judge......I had a pretty awesome picture on my old one and just wasn't ready to part with it yet.  We all know how horrible those pictures can be.
My son driving......ugh!  I don't want to think about it! 
Enough ranting and whining for the night.........

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Patterns to Warm your Nubbins

Huddled up on the sofa this morning with my laptop, sipping a cup of coffee.....freezing my nubbins (fingers) off!  My hands are always like ice cubes when I am on the computer for awhile.....bad circulation maybe?  Right now.....its just from the chill of fall creeping in my house.  You know it is a cold morning when the kids haven't even attempted to get out of their beds!  Yes, I believe it is time to turn on the heat!
When it comes to turning on the heat for the first time...... my husband is the all time scrooge!!  He always insists that its not cold enough yet, put on some more clothes he says, get a blanket he says......trying to penny pinch while I sit here shivering, lol.  So, since I doubt we will be turning the heat on today, and yet I am still in need of some warm hands, I think it is time to get out the hook and make some fingerless gloves.
I have only made one pair of these before and they were for my chicklet about two years ago.  The pattern I no longer have, so I have had to compile a list ones to try. 
Now the only problem is deciding which ones to try first!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ditching Carbs

Since the kids have been back to school they have really cut into my morning time.  I was doing so good on monthly workout challenges and even had results. Now.....I have put the weight back on due to lack of exercise. It is so hard to find the time while getting three kids ready for school and then muself for work. So I am trying a new approach....ditching the carbs!  Well...not completely...but im trying to cut out bread, pasta...and potatoes for the time being. Yesterday at dinner I did really good! We had hamburgers baked beans and pasta salad....atleast the family did anyways. I had a plain patty...and I sauteed up some mixed vegetables. This is going to be super challenging for me because I do love me some Italian food!!! Hoping to start rearranging some schedules so I can get back to exercising soon. Until then......dieting I go!!

WIP Wednesday 11

So......I have been busy!!!  With the cold weather, I had to take some time off from my ongoing projects to make everyone a new pair of slipper socks......hardwood floors are cold on the feet!  I did work some on my chicklets new sweater and it is looking amazing!

I got most of bodice done......though I had her try it on, and Im thinking shes wanting it a tad bit longer.  Im going to hold off though and see what she thinks once the sleeves are done.  Still need to add the button closures as well, and Im undecided on what to do with the neck line........hmmm......
Anyways, this project is back on hold because chicklet has decided that what she wants to be for Halloween........and guess who gets to make that???!  Im saving that WIP though to share when it gets closer to the holiday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Our Fall Harvest: Pears

Ok, so harvest maybe a strong word to use in our case is what it is....just not a lot, lol!  We were unable to get a garden in this year, being that this is the first year in the house, but the property did come with a pear tree of its own.
And with that lovely Pear Tree........came .............yep...Pears!!
Some were small and others were miss sharpened.....and a lot.......just had too many bad spots.  We did manage to collect enough to do a little baking with though. 
We tried out hand at some crock pot pear butter.  It turned out great, my only regret is that I didn't buy a pressure cooker prior to making it.  I would have loved to store some up, but with all the kids around here, it will not go to waste.
Pear pie anyone??  Strange how it tastes just like Apple pie.
And my favorite thing that we made was this French Pear Cake!  Oh, it was the absolute best!  It has a hint of lemon and fresh pear chunks......I wish I had the recipe to share with you, silly me didn't save it to my computer.  I will have to do some searching for truly was amazing!!
I cant wait till next year when we put in our first garden....there is nothing better than growing your own food.....well, except maybe eating it.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Sunday Social 5

Sunday Social
1. What were you like in middle school and high school?
I loved middle school!  I was pretty much friends with everyone, never really got into the whole "click" thing.  We had some of the best teachers there too!  I did the school newspaper for 3 years.  Our highschool consolidated for towns, so it was a big change going there.  I never really enjoyed it as much as I should have.

2. What were your favorite pastimes?
Most of my after school days were spent hanging out at my friend Erins house.  She lived right down the road. 
3. What songs were you obsessed with?
I loved No Doubt!  I still listen to all the older stuff now, lol!

4. What fashion statement do you look backing and cringe?
In middle school we were still rocking the 80's big hair.  Lots of hair spray and everyone had a perm! 

5. Who was your celeb crush?
Hmmm.........long time ago.......I would have to think on that one!
6. What was your favorite movie?
My favorite movies then....which were older.....and they are still my favorite movies today, lol.  I don't seem to change much.  Grease, Dirty Dancing, Splash, Ghost, Pretty Woman....and others.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Diy: Turning Wood into Metal

Just a quick little tutorial in case you haven't figured this one out yet..........!!
If you seen my posts on my dresser redo over the last few weeks, then you would have seen that I bought a can of Rustoleum to repaint the dresser pulls with.  Well, I still had plenty of paint left in the can for another project.
I found these candlestick holders for a dollar at the thrift store.  I was happy with the wood, but was itching to use the spray paint again.....and thought that these may match up a little better if they were metal.

I laid down newspaper as to not make a mess of the stepping stones outside, and sprayed away!!!  It was like instant gold!  Well........pewter, but you get my point.  When you seen these, they appear to be super heavy duty metal but light as a feather!!

If you get close up, you can still see the wood grain, but I love them.......quick simple and cheap way t update your décor!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday 10

Oh, I am excited to share my WIP this week!!!  I started working on this last week, and just hadn't had the time to load the pictures until last night.  With the cold weather fast approaching, I decided that it was time to start on some new gear for my chicklet.
I hit up a sale at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, and new when I picked up this yarn that I would put it to good use.  They only had two balls of it, so it was going to have to be a smaller project........welp, guess one skinny little chick!!
I found a free pattern online for a cute little cardi.  Because my chicklet is very petite, I always have to tweak patterns a bit.  When I get this finished, I would post the pattern I based this off of.
Ok, so here is my work so far!!


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