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Here I Go Again…


If you are like me, you read the heading to this post and started singing White Snake.  If you’re not like me, I feel sorry for you because your inner soundtrack is obviously missing something… TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!!  Every time I here that song, I have to break out the air drums and smile.  When I actually listen to the words I have to laugh a bit because the last time I was alone on my own was about 9 years ago. It lasted for like half a minute before I met my husband, got married and started on what is now a family of four, count them FOUR amazing kids.  Still, the song makes me want to surge forward and do all the things I love that get pushed to the side with the day to day of being a stay-at-home mom.

On that note, I will admit that I am attempting Kids Clothes Week Challenge (KCWC) put together by elsie marley.  The challenge is to spend an hour a day sewing kids clothes for 7 days!  I am already a little behind, but I do have some pieces I am working on including a cute circle skirt for my Pork Chop and some more pants for Moo.  It’s daunting but exciting because although I really love to sew and create, it’s often hard to find the time.


On top of that I’ve been back to bentos with the kids’ lunches.  This year I have three in school!  I had conferences with my kindergartner’s teacher and when she showed me that he was having trouble recognizing some of the letters in the alphabet, I suggested that I make flash cards at home.  “Even better,” she said “would be to make him letter bentos!  We love the lunches you send with him every day!”  I have to admit, I was a proud mamma at that moment.  I came home and told him that it was totally worth it to put together those lunches.  I was of course cursing that notion this morning when we were all running late and I was trying to be creative yet healthy…

It’s a busy life but today I wouldn’t trade it in for anything!

So what have you been up to lately?  I want to hear all about it!


Stay Tuned…


I feel like baking today, so stay tuned for pictures!  Plus, coming later this month:

  • How-To: Sewing quick and easy trick-or-treat bags
  • More NFL team-inspired eye makeup looks (if you have no idea what this means, read my post here.  Also, let me know what teams you would like to see translated into easy and fun eye looks!)
  • My son’s 8th birthday is this month and he requested a cake with “either a shark or a dinosaur chasing a guy or something” so I’ll be posting pictures of that late in the month
  • Halloween costume extravaganza – I’m turning my kids into a mummy, a pink sparkle fairy and a cowboy this year!
  • Posts on whatever else pops into my little head- Autumn iPod playlists, Family Fun, Pumpkins and other craziness

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