Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Big D and I don't mean Dallas story!

Oh my friends :(  This past year has been a terrible time for me and my family.  Kerry and I should have been celebrating so many wonderful things and instead we ventured into the scary, strange world of DIVORCE!
We started off 2011 excited about our family vacation to Disney, then Kerry got promoted to a road officer at his department.  We were finally on a good path financially and I thought emotionally.  Shortly after Kerry's swearing in at the department all HELL broke loose.  We should have been excited planning a 15 year wedding anniversary, instead Kerry uttered the words I.NEVER.THOUGHT.I.WOULD.HEAR.   "i want a divorce"!!!
He didn't actually lead off with that it was more of, "I am not happy".  Well friends, I honestly was not happy either :(  I wanted more!  I wanted someone to joke with, someone to entertain with, someone to be happy with.  I would read other peoples blogs and be so jealous of the relationships they seemed to have with their spouses.  My friends in real life seem to be happy as well.  I mean I truly know that there are ups and downs in every relationship, but it seemed like all joy had slowly drained from my marriage.  It leaked out over the years.  Looking back I am not sure we ever had a true deep love for one another. 
Well the words, "i am not happy" led us to what I thought was couples counseling (turns out it was all for Kerry and he had no intentions of making us work he just wanted happiness for him).  He told me in May (right before Mother's Day) that he wanted to call it quits and he was done... I wrote this post intially sometime in 2012, I could never finish it or bring myself to post it... until now.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Life has really given me some lemons!

Well my friends my life has taken a few rough turns and twists.  I want to get back to blogging and coonnecting with all of you and will soon.  I am working on the best way to share my story from the past year.  I want to share without the bitterness and anger that sometimes enters in.  I know that my story may just help someone else going through the same things.  Be warned it will not be a rainbow and butterflies, my life is just so happy, kind of tale.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Please Vote for funding for Angelman Syndrome

I don't like ads on blogs at all.  Please know that the banner I have added to the top of this blog is non profit for funding for Angelman Syndrome.  It is very close to my heart as my nephew has it.  They are very close to a cure for this genetic disorder.  They have CURED it in a mouse.  Please vote, PLEASE!  Thank you in advance for your support!
*The photo above is from the Angelman Walk last weekend.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Have you seen this?

Oh my goodness! How "sweet" is this? I have got to add this to my long list of to do's.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blogging Soapbox

I really love sharing ideas and getting inspiration from others. I mean creativity leads to creativity. I need to work on my ability to not pick up offenses. It truly bothers me when others do not credit their source of inspiration. I LOVE the relationships I have made in blogworld. Let's be honest about these bloggers that post a "new" tutorial daily... really, not all of their ideas are truly their own ideas. I love having someone else spark my creativity, isn't that why we read crafty blogs to begin with? Just give credit where credit is due. I am not just speaking for my own small blog, but other small bloggers as well. I have seen many out and out thefts of ideas lately, and a lot of these are from bloggers that are strict with their so-called "copyrights".
*I just needed to get this vent off my chest... it has been keeping me from wanting to post anything and I really should be blogging too :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why Didn't I Think of This?

*Photo from the Mother Huddle

I seriously HOARD vintage linens so when I saw this a light bulb seriously went off. Why didn't I think of this! Such a simple, yet sweet idea. No need to cut into my great grandmas hankies, just knot them together and put them on display! I am seriously in love! Now I have to go dig through my basement totes to find them ;)

Monday, April 4, 2011

I Like to Keep it Real

Because I would never want anyone to feel like I am perfect or have it all together, LOL, here are some crazy pics of me and my mom cleaning and reorganizing my crafty loft. Enjoy and feel a little better about yourself and your tidy work space.Oh yeah it was that bad! And this was after we removed a ton of stuff!The sheets were sorted into their own bins and moved to the basement. I have a hoarding issue going on.

My mom completely buried (and blurry) during the fabric sort.


It looked great for a few weeks... I need to tidy and decorate so I can share my incredible fabric storage my mom hooked me up with :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Springy Leaf Tee

I was smitten when I saw this tutorial on One Pretty Thing. I knew I wanted to make one for myself. The one featured was for a Fall Tee, but my procrastinating self finally got around to making it right before St. Patrick's day! I chose some of my favorite bright colored scraps to make my leaves from. Also because I am larger than most, I bought a pack of men's V-neck undershirts to use. I plan on embellishing more Tee's for the Spring and Summer. I really love how fun this tutorial was to make. Simple, clear directions. *photos taken with my phone... also I was wearing my sparkly St. Pat's hair bow LOL! Oh also no make up ;)

Tooth Pillow

So while on a blogging break, my sweet Gina Beana lost her first tooth! I had to whip up a cute little pillow super fast. Sorry for the bad pics, I was not in blogging mode :)
In true keeping it real fashion, please ignore my messy counter tops (they are always that way)!

Gina attempted to extract her tooth on her own.We had to call in the big gun, my sister! She is the official tooth puller of the family. I hate the whole tooth losing thing, kind of creeps me out!She couldn't be happier!