Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog love and Brady Bunch

Here's the story, of a Lovely Lady...
Seriously when you decide to remarry at this stage in life it is inevitable that you will marry someone with kids of their own.  I had my two and he had FOUR!!!  So we lovingly call our family "our Bunch".  When we were thinking of wedding invitations what better than one that was Brady inspired.  Not being super photo savvy I called upon a blogging friend, Sasha at http://www.saucysprinkles.com/ .  I had a neighbor snap us all in front of a blue screen and the very generous Sasha sent this back to me!   I am so very thankful for her generosity!  I am also very thankful for the sweet connections I have made in the blogging world.  When my life tumbled apart and then slowly back together I reached out to a few of these remarkable women and a few even reached out to me when I went "missing"!  Thank you all for the love and support!  I plan to get back at crafting and creating and I am also thinking about sharing the trials and tribulations of blending families.  This is a REAL LIFE blog...  not just a highlight reel :) 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crafty Little Chicks

This is Gina (the curly red head)!!!  Can you believe it?  She will be 11 this year!  The other cutie is my step daughter, Chloe.  They are 3 weeks a part in age and really are sweet companions.  They decided to start a little business together before Easter. 
 They came up with the idea to make wreaths with chicks to represent the families of the wreath owners.
We advertised on facebook and the girls had quite a little thriving industry!  I loved their teamwork and love of creating.  They chose the supplies at the craft store and went to work.  I did help with the bows, but everything else was all them!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This is now :)

So I am just going to start with today! I so want to get back to blogging. I miss my blogging "friends". Life seems to finally be settling into what is now the NORM. I am such a different person than when I started this blog. I have grown leaps and bounds. I feel divorce really does that to a person. I have so many divorce and remarried stories to share and I will get to them but for now this is me! I am someone I never wanted to be, someone I never thought I would be. I am truly a BETTER me, a happier me. I went from a stay at home mom with two beautiful kiddos, to a single mom, to a remarried step mom. I now have 6 kids total!!! Life has gotten crazy and I will share all the details that I can legally share... I may need to seek advice on that one because people this is a book worthy tale :) For now though I will leave you a pic of what life looks like for me now. I have many stories and crafting adventures to share. Talk to you all very soon!

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 ;)