Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Really, It's already Wednesday???

The weekend was a bit off. 
My husband came home for the weekend and when that happens things don't go as planned. 
I did get a bit of crafting done and got a couple of orders sent off to Colorado and Minnesota.
These are the ones that went to Colorado.

This is the one I made for my monkey.  She wanted me to make her a Native Princess just like her :)

I still have a few pieces to paint that have been sitting in my kitchen.  I thought if I had to walk around them I would be more likely to get them done. Haha, that didn't work.

Off to bed with the hopes that I can sleep tonight... it has been hit or miss this week.

As Always, Karie

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bad mom...

today I am feeling like a bad mom...
I know why and there is nothing I can do about it right now.  The kids dad came home for a visit and he gets to be super parent while I am still here cooking, cleaning and answering every single question they have. Let me tell you when you have a kid who talks as much as my son, that is a LOT of questions!!!  We ran to the city to get my daughter since she stayed at my mom's last night and it was very exhausting!
When we got home I grabbed the computer and a stack of magazines and headed upstairs to the kids room.  They are never up here so it is a good escape for me.  I will just put myself into a time out until I feel like I can play well with others.  Is that really so bad of me?  
They really are kinda cute, I just needed a little break.
As Always, Karie

Friday, February 22, 2013

Like Mother Like Son

Ok, so I have a feeling I have been watching too many how to videos on mixed media lately.  My son decided to make his own.
He truely does make me smile. Love him!
As always, 


Well it has been quite a week.  Last week we had 3 days off for "winter break" a.k.a. Iowa High school wrestling tournament...  That is when our school district schedules our break since most of the kids take off anyway to go watch our wrestlers. So anyway, I got a lot of crafting, cleaning and organizing done last week.  I was even able to take my computer to a person from my church who said he would look at it to see what was wrong. (please insert the sound of "taps" playing in the background now)  It was toast, fired gonzo, kaput...  that means all the pictures for the past 4 years are gone, or at least I thought.  When he told me this I ran home and dug through my desk drawers and came across a flash drive that I tried backing up the computer on last year and they were there all (or most) of my pictures that I thought had been lost. Yeah!!! Oh and Mr Computer Fixer had an extra hard drive that he didn't need anymore so he put it in my computer and I am back in business.  I will be able to blog much easier with my computer fixed and the nifty new camera I got myself for Christmas this year.  Yeah again!
Another exciting thing that is happening this coming week is that we are getting Internet again!!!  We have been without for over 2 weeks! This is what happens when you change services in a small town, things get done at a different pace than when I lived in the big city.
Today we had a snow day from school so my husband and son decided they wanted to go to the movies.  I am not much of a movie goer.  I can't seem to sit long enough to just watch a movie.  I feel the need to multitask every minute of the waking day. I opted out and went to Wal Mart.  My husband was concerned that I would not be able to waste enough time while they were in the movie and tried to talk me in to going with them.  Well no sirree Bob, I will be just fine by myself :) I went to Walmart and spent my time walking up and down every aisle, looking at everything on the shelves.  It was wonderful.  When you have 2 kids in tow you NEVER get to do this.

This is what you buy when you wander around a big box store for an hour by yourself. 
I can't wait to show you what I am going to do with the fabric!
See those CUTE alphabet stamps.  Wally World sells them for $.97.  I have a total of 3 sets now!
The line art canvases are for the kids (or me if I feel like doodling) and the pickles I bought just because I thought the jar was so cute!
Here is the sad part of my story though.  I went into the movie theater to wait for the guys to get done with the show.  There was a sofa in there (small town theater) so I brought my brand new Flea Market Finds magazine in with me to pass the time.  Well I left my magazine on that sofa in the theater and now I am sad.  I was really looking forward to reading it tonight :( Oh well...
As Always, 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

So here is what happens with New Years resolutions...  you forget about them...  I had BIG plans at the beginning of the year (yes I know we are only 41 days into this year) to blog, blog blog...  Well life got in my way.  I suffer from Fibromyalgia and have not been having a good go of it lately.  It has finally caught up to me and I have basically been sleeping for the past 3 days.  I also decided to embrase the gluten-free lifestyle.  I have heard this will help me feel better and at this point I will try anything.  Oh, by the way, the sun could shine a little more and that would help too. 

I have been doing a few projects here and there when I have felt like it and even did a vendor show last weekend.
Here was my little set up.  I need to work on my displays but since I didn't sell anything so all was not lost.

Here is a cute little number I made and here is a picture of the outside.
My next step this year is to make an Etsy page.  I will have to do something with all these things I am creating ;-)
Here is to sunshine and better health!
As Always,