Wednesday, November 24, 2010

...back!

Haven't been able to blog in what seems like forever! Hubby and I came down with the flu over the weekend. We were definitely down for the count! Got to feeling better on Tuesday, and I've just been running around getting stuff ready for Thanksgiving. However, I got to fit a little craftiness in :-) First, I wanted to make a cake stand to put some Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes on when we host Thanksgiving for Hubby's family this Saturday. So I headed out to the Dollar Tree and bought a plate with a little detail around the edges, and the matching bowl. A little E6000 glue, and a few minutes later.....





Voila. A homemade cake stand to display my yummy cupcakes....and all for around $2. Hubby loves a bargain- his favorite saying is, "Honey, you save me money by shopping, everyday." Gotta love him!


I also started a Christmas ornament wreath with ornaments from the Dollar Tree as well. I got the idea from a couple of blogs that I follow. I'll post the pics of it, when I finish it. I didn't buy enough ornaments, so that warrants another trip to town! LOL!

Finished up knitting my Mam's last dishrag as well. My mom came down to visit Saturday and we went shopping, and she picked out the yarn she wants for hers. She "needs" one in her stocking...hee hee. Also, almost finished with my mom-in-laws "Colt's Blue" scarf. Pics to come.

Other than that just been preparing for Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, and wish everyone a Happy Holiday, early weekend!:-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

new thanksgiving decor....

Thanks to Craftily Ever After I got these cute prints to put up for Thanksgiving....





I sent them to Wal Mart's website and they were done very quickly at my local Wal Mart. I bought some Dollar Tree black frames, and now I have some cute Thanksgiving decor in a little built in shelf next to my dining room table! Love all the crafty ideas I get from all of these crafty blogs- keep 'em coming!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

trying to be a little crafty....







When my hubby and I remodeled out bathroom this summer, we were at a loss as to what we should hang on the wall above the towel bar. We couldn't find any art that matched our gray/brown/black/blue decor, so we made our own...
 This isn't the best pic of it, but it was very simple. We just found some scrapbook paper that matched the design/colors, cut it to size, and glued it together. Then we found this floating frame, which allows the gray wall color to show through. It doesn't take up much space, looks neat, and was really inexpensive- so when we decide to change it out, we won't feel like we're throwing a lot of money down the drain.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

...late night...

I'm a self-proclaimed night owl, so I figured now would be the best time to post while the hubby is off comfortably snoozing in our bed....

So, it's my second day of clomid with no strange side effects...YAY! I was a little worried, never having taken any medication like this. I am so hopeful for this cycle. I know a lot of women don't conceive on their first cycle, but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" I've been pregnant once on my own, so I know in my heart that it can happen again. We want a baby more than anything, and I can't wait!

 Still knitting...working on a scarf for my mom in law- a "Colt's blue scarf", in her words. And, also the second dishrag for my Mam. It should be finished by tomorrow. I can't believe how much I enjoy knitting...I may have found a hobby that I love as much as scrapbooking- which I haven't done much of lately because my digital camera is on the fritz.

Very excited about Saturday. My mom, some ladies from church, and I are going to the Chocolate Walk. It's in little Nashville, IN and it's a fundraiser for their humane society. 30+ businesses participate and they hand out chocolate from each business. All you have to pay for is the ticket to go for the day which is only $15. Also, a percentage of the purchases from that day go to the animals. I went last year, and it's a good time, and it's also helping out someone else.

That's about all I have planned so far for the weekend....I take the last of my clomid on Sunday- then it's on to OPK's... wish me luck!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

...quick post...NOT so quick!

We're getting ready to head out to the movie again, so I thought I'd make a quick post while hubby is playing video games to pass the time. (Turns out it might not be so quick!)

Got a little more knitting in today, working on a scarf for my mother in law's Christmas present. Love the new stitch I learned, and it's so neat to see something I'm creating turn into something so pretty!

Had a crazy busy weekend. First, went to David's Bridal and tried on bridesmaids dresses for my sis in laws wedding in February. Found the perfect dress, it's red, and short, and strapless. Not something I would normally pick out for myself, but it's beautiful, and complements her gown as well. Super excited about their wedding!

Did some Christmas shopping afterward. Took my other sis in law and had her pick out some outfits for my nephews. Normally I buy them toys, but there's 4 of them and they grow so quickly, so they definitely need clothes! Got to spend some time with them after that- they are the sweetest little guys. They're 7, 5, 4, and 1! What a handful!!! Hee hee...

Sundays are always busy in our household. My hubby is the Teen Sunday school teacher at our church, and I teach the Primary class. Then after church we went to lunch and spent the afternoon at my parents' house. Then, back to church. We are also the youth group leaders. It makes for a busy day, but we really love working with the youth. There are only 3 teens at our church, but we're working on helping our group grow, and for such a small group they do so much. We raised over $500 at our last bake sale, and our church only has about 70 people.

And, tonight we are going to the movies with my hubby's sis and her fiancee...something we love to do when we have the extra time.....

Last but not least, I'm getting super nervous about this week. I start my first round of clomid on Wednesday. Clomid is a pill that helps you ovulate, and it's my first form of fertility treatment. We've been trying for a little over 2 years now to get pregnant. We got pregnant last year, but lost our baby in April. We were only about 8 weeks along. So, this whole new experience of taking medication to conceive scares me so much. I'm SO scared that what happened before may happen again....but SO excited to get pregnant. We're hoping and praying that the clomid will work, and that we won't have to take more drastic measures to conceive. We want a baby so badly. And, CAN'T WAIT to be parents. When that happens, we truly will be living our dream!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

...knitting the time away...

Only 3 posts in and I'm already behind on keeping up my blog. Though no one might never read it- it turns out to be great therapy. So, I've been busy this weekend....knitting. I taught myself how to do the basic knit stitch last year from a book. This year, my mom's best friend, and neighbor of mine- took up knitting as well. She shared a pattern with me for dish rags, and got me back in the knitting mood. My grandma or "Mam" as we call her, loves homemade gifts for Christmas. So, she'll be getting dish rags. I know it might seem tacky, but she would rather have homemade gifts more than the most expensive gift money could buy. She already has several of my art pieces from high school ceramics in her house. But, this knitting has become a hobby that I love. It gives me something to do when my hubby is itching to watch a football game or play a video game. It has gotten me through a lot of down time this weekend, and I can't get enough. In fact, I'll be heading to town tonight to pick up some more yarn!

Here are 2 of the completed dish rags so far. The red one, my sis-in-law has already called dibs on, and the green one is one of the ones for my grandmother.

Here is the beginning of a new stitch that I learned from a website last night, it'll be a scarf. I was only practicing the pattern however, and plan on buying some nicer yarn to actually make it in.

I also am excited to learn to knit baby blankets, etc, as I am trying to get pregnant. I'm hoping that the knitting will help me pass those 9 long worrisome months.