Thursday, October 01, 2009

Whimsy Couture

I ran across some great sewing patterns on Etsy today and discovered the owner is doing a giveaway on her blog. She has lots of cute little girl patterns, including a peasant dress pattern with long sleeves and some customizing options - just what I need for Chloe this fall. Check it out here!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I won!

Okay, first of all, I know I haven't blogged in forever and I'm not going to make any promises about keeping at it because we all know how well that has turned out in the past LOL! But, I wanted to post today because I'm really excited to have won a treasure in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Chloe's room has one blank wall that has been waiting for me to find just the right thing and now I've won it! I'm the lucky winner of THIS fab mixed media painting. It's going to be great! I have a signed Diana Maderas print in there for her and I wanted to try to use as many original pieces as possible rather than the canned "baby" stuff that's out in the store. Fun!

Outside of that big news, things are going along as usual around our house. Chloe's walking now, so we're chasing her around. If I haven't already mentioned it here, I've taken up sewing again and am making cute little clothes for Chloe. So between that, knitting and scrapbooking, I'm keeping pretty busy on the crafty front. For the time being we both have jobs too, which is something we're very grateful for as we both work for the state and the state is really, really broke. That may change, but for now, we're working and happy about it :) I guess that's all for now, hopefully I'll get to posting again sooner than the last time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008



Okay, so I haven't been here in forever LOL! Maybe I'll try and do better, who knows. But, I wanted to share this great blog (and of course enter her fab contest), so I'm posting a link for you :) I love her clothes and with a rapidly growing little baby girl who already loves to style, I think I'll be visiting her new store plenty LOL!

Monday, January 28, 2008

I hate cars!

So, today I just need to vent about how much I hate dealing with cars! My car broke down on the way to work last week and it turns out it's going to cost $1100 to fix it! Ugh. Here we're trying to save up for a house and a baby and everything else and instead I have to spend a bunch of money on the car. I hate it. I really wish I lived somewhere with decent public transportation so I didn't have to own a car, it's really just not something I enjoy at all.

Beyond that, this weekend was nice. It was Bob's birthday Sunday, so his folks came up to celebrate for both of our birthdays (since mine's coming soon too - on the 7th). We went out to La Parilla Suize on Saturday (an excellent Mexican place in Tucson if you're ever in the area!) and Macaroni grill on Sunday - both very yummy! Other than that we took it pretty easy, ate too many sweets and cheered on the Wildcats! I'm so happy that things are coming together with the team - this could work out to be a really good year!

Well, on that note, back to work, I really want to finish this case in the next day or two - I'm getting close now so the end is in sight!

Friday, January 25, 2008


I have to tell you, I'm not always the best with change. On top of the baby coming, we're also thinking about trying to buy a house. What a scary process. All of this is going to change our situation substantially and it makes me very nervous. Can we afford it? Can we handle it? Ugh. Exciting, but scary. Guess we'll see what happens, I know we'll make the right decisions in the end, but getting through the changes is just never a fun process!

On a happier note, at work I finally have my case figured out, so now it's time to write! I'll be happy to move this one along - zoning cases make my head hurt!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It hit me yesterday . . .

just how close we are to having this baby! We were watching American Idol and the wife of one of the contestants went into labor and they had the baby - she was at 37 weeks! Well folks, I'm almost at 35 weeks - that means we could have this kid here in a little over two weeks! Wowza! Exciting, but scary too LOL! We're getting closer to having things in line here though - I have the things we have washed, put away and mostly set up. And, we're having a couple more showers in the first of February - one with Bob's family and then my work one, which we're having on my birthday on the 7th - they thought it would be cool to combine the two :) It should be a lot of fun!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Making Headway

So, I'm officially making headway in getting ready for the baby to arrive! We had our first shower this weekend and got lots of wonderful goodies for her - tons of cute outfits, a bath tub, diapers, wipes, even a handknit hat (which of course I love :) ). People are really sweet! If I get the photos cleaned up soon, I'll post a few of them.

I have also accepted that she will probably live in our current house for at least the early stages of her little life (since we have just started looking to buy a house and have not even gone to see the mortgage people yet, ugh.). As a result, I'm making room for her and all her stuff in the house. Yeah, babies have a lot of stuff LOL! I've got bags of clothes and stuff to get rid of and a ton of books to go to Bookmans. I'm going to keep her clothes and most of her gear in our guest bedroom/study/craft room - in baskets on a giant bookshelf I cleared off. Her bedding and blankets and bath stuff now have a home in our linen/bathroom closet - that took a lot of cleaning out. I actually had Alka Seltzer in there that expired in 2003! Seriously. 2003. Yikes. Her crib will go in our room and the top of our dresser is now going to be her changing table. To make that work I've moved a chair out of our room and cleared some of the knick-knacks off the dresser. I still have a little way to go on that, but we won't be getting the crib until at least next weekend - maybe later. Some friends are giving us theirs as they're finished with it. Hopefully everything will fit! I also cleaned out a few kitchen cabinets to make room for her bottles. During that adventure I discovered that I had some canned goods with experations dates in 2001 and a can of coffee that my Dad bought on his first visit here (which would have been in like 2000!) - that tells you about how much coffee I drink LOL!

We're really excited about house hunting too, we still need to go see the bank about how much we can afford and what kind of rate we can get, but there's a lot on the market now here and prices are really coming down. I feel bad for the folks who have a house to sell these days, but I'm awfully glad the whole housing market drop thing is happening when I want to buy! Home prices here have been crazy high for the past few years, so it's nice to see things at a bit more reasonable level for buyers.

In work news, I'm starting a new case today - it's a zoning dispute. Ugh.