Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Congratulations, Madisons!

A big "Congrats!" to my friends, Joy & Jon Madison, on the birth of their new little girl, Jovi Moriah.  Computer genius Jon has created a website to update family and friends on their new little addition.  Perfect for those of us who are thousands of miles away!  (He even created an Etsy gift registry - which I'm honored to have an item on.)  Jovi looks like such a little sweetie pie!  Big sisters Jaylie & Journey and brother Jaden got to welcome her home today.  Blessings to your family, Madisons!  And, welcome to our little world, Jovi! =)

Friday, March 26, 2010


If you had already read Wednesday and Thursday's blog posts prior to today, you might notice that something's different now.  Well, I kind of jumped the gun a bit by announcing something a little early.  Oops!  *blush*  So, I needed to go back and edit my last two posts and a couple of the comments left by my wonderful friends.  If you did read my original posts and know what was edited out, please help me keep my little secret.  I'll be able to share more in a couple of weeks.  Promise.  Thanks for your understanding! =)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

okay, so i guess i fibbed...

(disclaimer:  i am typing this entire post without any uppercase letters.  it's not a mistake. ;)

i really did plan on posting more last night, but i was completely wiped when i got home from work.  i fell asleep around 8 and slept in 2-3 hour increments until about 6:30 this morning.  i felt fairly rested when i got up, but i could definitely tell that i hadn't slept a solid 10+ hours. :(  anywho... i want to say "thanks!" to everyone who said a little prayer last night.  i do feel better today.

i have a couple of secrets to share soon, so be sure to stay tuned!  i can't wait to share them with you!! ;)


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

lots to's a little bit

If you know me at all, you know that I like to talk.  A lot.  And, for once, I have a lot to say! ;)  This post will be quick, though.  (I'm at lunch right now.)  I'll be sure to post more tonight.

First, "Happy Birthday!" to my little model "E" who just turned 1 on St. Patrick's Day!  Where has the last year gone?!  We should be taking her 1 year pictures soon.  (Right, Cris? ;)  So, sneaks to come soon!

I've really been lovin' my camera lately, taking tons of photos and having fun editing them - thanks to my good friend Jeri.  Thanks for introducing me to the "band aid" - it saved me tons of time!

Also, our local scrapbook store, Pages In Time Forever, reopenned on March 11th.  I like to shop local whenever possible, so this makes me very happy! It was great so see some of the girls again, too! =)  And, speaking of shopping local, if you knit or know someone who does, you have to check out Red Purl in Niles!  The owner is super nice and has a great selection of yarn.  She even spins her own, which is absolutely gorgeous!  I knit with some a few weeks ago, and it turned out great.  That's a credit to the yarn, I assure you.

I had a great time with some of my scrapbooking buds last weekend.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get there until Saturday afternoon, so I didn't get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked. :(  I'm glad that I got to spend a little time with you, though! =)

I don't usually do this sort of thing, but if you wouldn't mind, could you say a little prayer for me?  I have this pesky sinus infection that just won't go away.  We've already done the antibiotic thing, so I'm guessing that it's viral.  Ugh.  This thing seems hell-bent on making me as miserable as humanly possible and has been giving me the worst sinus headaches ever - even worse than some of my migraines.  I can't seem to find anything to get rid of them.  One minute I'll feel fine and the next minute I'm all but writhing in pain, feeling like my eyeball is going to pop out because of the immense pressure.  It sucks!  I've had this for several weeks now.  I'm not contagious or anything.  I'm just miserable.  Which is really starting to fray my nerves.  So, your prayers are welcome and appreciated.  Thanks for listening! =)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

a few of my favorite etsy finds

I just wanted to post a few pictures of some of my recent faves from Etsy:

these owls at talkproof,

this coat at wanderlost,

and these a-dor-a-ble crocheted cozies at TWiNKiE CHAN.