...He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Eph. 3:20
"I certainly don't regret my experiences because without them, I couldn't imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!" - Sasha Azevedo
Shrimp Fried Rice ALWAYS tastes better the next day!!!
WHY do schools have PTA meetings the SAME NIGHT? And start them at the SAME TIME!?!??! That makes NO sense. My kids are NOT all in the same school.
If I had a clone, I would do all the good fun stuff, and the clone would do all the stuff I hate doing.
WHY do people keep loaning folks money when they KNOW they aren't going to pay them back? That makes YOU stupid.
SOME days, I do NOT like the sound of my kids voices. ESPECIALLY when they are calling my name! Leave me alone. PLEASE.
Power naps make EVERYTHING OKAY!!!
I made my very first buttonhole, button down shirt and I LOVE IT! I have made a button down before but it was with loops instead of buttonholes! YAY!
Fresh fruit is SO good late at night but too much pineapple will have your mouth raw!
Kayla went to sleep with all her clothes on last week. I LET HER SLEEP! LOL
WHY are people offended when you don't comment on their blog..talking bout, I saw you comment on some else blog.. WTF? It is NOT that deep. Quit sending me stupid email. Everything isn't interesting to EVERYONE. That is all.
HOW hard is it to replace the toilet tissue roll!??!
Before you get out of the car. PUT IT IN PARK. UGH. Mad at my.damn.self.
Umm why do I text and email the same person at the same time? LIke I will carry on a convo with one person via text and email. I guess I'm crazy, but they are too because they do the same thing! LOL
Target will be the DEATH of me! I swear it lol.
Y'all KNOW when I get hooked on something...I GET HOOKED and I stock up so when it's no longer being made, I will HAVE MINE! LOL
Oooooooooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkk I fell in LOVE with oils when I went to visit Stacey last year. OMG...I ordered so much stuff from body shop (since we no longer have it here) and have since been trying new things.
They have SOOOOOO many good smelling oils!!! I have a lot of them, but I only get like the clean or semi fruity fragrances. NOT TOO FRUITY or it will make me sick on my stomach.
These candles and these oils work SO WELL TOGETHER!!!!!
I REFUSE to admit to how many of these candles I have since they are seasonal! LOL Try some!!! LOL I LOVE them!
Ohhh lookie at what I FINALLY got Stacey ;-)
And a new necklace...
I made this one for my trip to New Orleans... I LOVE the closure on it... Life is INDEED good!
I am SO glad I don't pick hobbies, then I'm fascinated with them for a few minutes, then they are gone by the wayside lol. I really do enjoy beading! I will do it more now that it is about to warm up. I find it really soothing!
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready to wear my heels and toes out!!! LOL
I went looking for a certain kind of shoe yesterday and saw this: Not EVEN what I was looking for but, HOW FREAKING HOT IS THIS DAMN SHOE!?!? The store had it in nude. I was *THIS* close to getting it but decided to wait and HOPE that I could find it in black. I LOVE a nude shoe, and I have one or two?? lol but I would get a TON more wear out of black. These babies will be here SOON! YAY!!
BCBG is normally my favorite shoe designer but I have been really disappointed with their stuff as of late.
While on the subject of shoes....I bought these boots a while back...got a REALLY good deal. My problem? I don't know what to wear them with. Now I think I dress pretty well but these light colored boots have me baffled. How should I wear these!? Should I have them dyed....like chocolate brown. Hmmm they are suede. Anyone have any experience with that? I might run them over to the shoe man today.
Ohhh lookie! I made a necklace lol
And a close up....kinda lol
I am going to wear this with my wrap dress I made the other day. I've been sewing lol. Reviews to come soon lol.
I went to one of my LYS and picked up some yarn for a NEW Green Gable. I will NOT be defeated! LOL
Ohhhh isn't it purrrttttyyyyy. I tell you what...the colors online and the colors IRL are VERY different! This stuff is SUPER vibrant online. But it's still pretty lol. I took some pics inside the yarn store but they are on my other camera and it's upstairs so I will have to upload those later lol.
What are you guys doing this weekend?
ME? I plan on sitting behind my machines until I just can't take it anymore lol.
My serger is doing something funny. I started a thread on Pattern Review...if you guys have any insight...can you let me know? I've tried everything they suggested on the thread and STILL the same issue. I will be at Singer FIRST thing in the morning.
Just don't know what to say... OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that you have been warned...let's get started...
Imagine my surprise, when I am given not one but TWO blue boxes from Tiffany & Co (yes I HAD to play with the color on it lol) Tears start forming as my husband tells me the reason behind the gift...it's JUST BECAUSE.... He got MAD points for that one. It's not even the gift, it was his words that touched me the most. Been through a lot but growth is the BOMB!
Ok, moving on....
FINALLY my entry into the Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe Contest!!
Description: Slightly flared legged pants
(semi-fitted through the hip) have below-waistline contour waistband
with fly zipper closing, front and back welt pockets, back button loops
and contrast waistband facing.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were good up until I got to the welt pockets. THey were crazy and confused the crap out of me. I finally gave up and did the back pockets just like the front. I forgot to take a pic lol, here is one of the front welt....
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE the way these pants fit. I now know why everyone raves over this pattern.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I don't EVER want to make a different pair of pants. I LOVE these!!!!!!!!! I want to make them in winter white ;-)
FABULOUS pattern!!! I love it!!!!
And because I know someone will ask **ahem** :-)
And yes I love them lol.
And my necklace. I was PRAYING that my beads would get here in time...
Ok, that is all!!!! Hope you all have a fun, and safe happy holiday weekend!!!!
Here is the necklace I forgot to take a picture of yesterday. I almost didn't get a picture of it because it started raining lol:
and a close up
These are some of my favorite candle holders lol.I love the little bold color accents around my home lol
Here is my shot from the hip from the other day...I literally pulled over from driving to take this pic lol. I was on the phone with Zanete and she told me I was crazy lol and just in case you need a daily dose of Aj *coughcoughvirginiacoughcough* He SERIOUSLY loves the video camera part of my camera...heck he loves the CAMERA. I'm going to try and find him a child friendly video camera for Christmas lol. Who knows, he might make movies one day lol. Maybe I'll show you guys what he does with this video camera...it's HILARIOUS lol.
Hubby and I had a impromptu lunch date Friday and here are a couple of pics:
We started off with the Anti Pasto Salad...SO GOOD
I had the Chicken Florentine ( I will SO be making this at home lol)
Tony had the Chicken Pesto
Full and happy....lol
Good times good times. Ok..that's it for me today. Sewing and scrapping content soon...hmm what happened to knitting!??! LOL
Woo hoo, what a fun weekend!! Here is a quick little video. Can you tell what my new favorite song is? LOL Y'all that know me well know I have a new favorite song every two days lol
We had fun. How about some pictures!??!
Lookie at the bead frenzy lol
The girls even got a lesson and yes they like it, even though this isn't the first time they have beaded lol.
While we bead...when Aj was around us..he played on the laptop lol
Now that I have shown the kids....let me show you the beads!!!!! LOL
From Beads To Beauty....lol
These are my FAVORITE BEADS!!!!...
And Zanete's treasures lol
Let me tell y'all about these beads....this is NOT like the stuff you find in Michael's, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and AcMoore. NOTHING wrong with those beads they are pretty to and I have some of those, but when I tell you.....OMG, this stuff is INSANE. The quality...it's ridiculious. But so is the price of some of it. We saw some beads for $280 a STRAND!!!!!!! I just had to touch it and walk off lol.
Let me show you what I made first....
and another because I couldn't decide which picture I liked better lol
and a close up
This is my favorite one that I made this weekend. I love crimp beads...when I remember to put it in the correct spot lol. Once they are on, they are ON. If it's wrong, live with it or start over lol.
and a close up
I am LOVING my closures!!! I told Zanete they don't look boot-leg lol. She is so proud of me...but I have a fantastic teacher!
you know what's next.....lol
**patting myself on the back lol**
I made one more but forgot to take a pic of it. I'll post it tomorrow.
Tony asked me what store we purchased them from...I had to show him the before picture of the beads lol. THAT made me proud lol
Let me interrupt the beading and bring you a picture of a really cute spider like boy....
He dressed himself lol....
Now let me show you that heffa's stuff....you know...Zanete lol
Yep...I'm hating lol, that red is OFF THE CHAINS!!! These are for her customers, so no chance I can get any of them lol.
It is Thursday and it is going to be a busy one for me! But now I don't have to worry about dragging the kids along lol.
Photoshop/photography people...I'm having an issue.
Normally after I take pictures, I plug up my card reader and I get this little box that pops up and asks me where I want to download them to. Normally I download them in bridge...well now when I plug up my card reader I no longer get that box. Soooo I have to go to my computer, then find my card reader, open it that way, rename the file ( so I can find it) send it to my external hard drive (so I won't loose it) then open it in CS3. Is there a way to get that little box back that will allow me to choose where I want to download my pics?? Is that clear as mud? Also once the pics have been downloaded, they are no longer on my camera. I'm using windows xp . I lost some pics yesterday because of that, and I do NOT like that. Thanks for ANY help!!
Yesterday the kids started school. Ahhhhh the peace was BLISSFUL lol. I didn't know what to do with myself lol. They all had a great day. I promise they talked my head off until dinner lol.
FINALLY back on schedule lol. This summer that went OUT THE WINDOW! LOL
In the world of beading lol, my next necklace will be made up of these lovelies:
I love chunky pendants. I should have went on ahead and started when Zanete tried to get me to a while back lol. Doing those stitch markers just opened the door for me lol.
In the world of sewing, I finished my jacket for the lined jacket contest and it will be part of my mini wardrobe. I wanted to do what I thought was the hardest thing first. I will do a review on it tomorrow.
Scrapping content coming VERY soon....knitting..not so much LOL. One day soon I hope the mojo returns...I need to stay well rounded lol
Been a busy/rough week so not much to report, other than my latest obsession.....
Zanete said it was bound to happen when I started playing around with making my own stitch markers back in May 2007 I was SO determined not to let it happen lol. I would still buy beads so Zanete could make my necklaces. Ummm not anymore lol. We are going to bead together soon so it will be fun! She is also going to upgrade my tools lol. You can look for me to make more of my own jewelry soon.
Tony told me not to bring another hobby in the house lol.
Ok more later...Enjoy your late throw back Friday lol