Friday, January 27, 2012

Exciting Opportunity

I am going to be selling some of my crafts in a new Gift store in Buffalo, MN. It is called Meshed Designs and it was started by a group I belong to on Etsy called Minnesota Mommies. The store opens in Feb, but I won't be selling until March. I have a lot of crafting to do before then so I have enough products to bring to the store.
Click here for the store info.

I have been working mostly on my Felt Banners:  Happy Birthday, It's a Boy, It's a girl, Welcome Baby, Just Married, Howdy, etc. But I also am making chalk boards, earring holders and party bowl clips.
Samples of these items can been seen on my Etsy Store. And as always I love custom orders!

I am very excited and hope to actually make some money!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wet, dirty and hairy...

Our bathtub has taken a beating this evening....
First Alex pooped in his pants (obviously) and needed to be cleaned up in a bath. So I put him in the tub. Before I filled it with water I broke out the hair clippers and much to his dismay I gave him a quick haircut. Then I cleaned the hair out and filled the tub with water and gave him a quick bath.  I cleaned the tub of the hair and whatever.
Fast forward 20 minutes...Bailey is barking at the back door and wants to come in. Of course since it is so warm out today he had been running in mud and dirty snow. So he is wet and muddy up to his doggy armpits (or are they leg-pits?) So I run water in the (clean) tub and proceed to give Bailey a bath too. Of course as soon as he gets wet he wants to shake which splatters dirty water all over the shower/tub area.
Lovely....So now my clean tub is dirty once again. And guess what_ I left it that way for now. Sue me.

Only one more week and Ben and I are headed to Miami and the FL Keys! Whew! I need a break!
Thanks to Ben's mom & Step-Dad and  My parents for tag teaming Alex & Bailey care while we are gone!

Guess that means I should take a bath and give myself a pedicure....oh wait, the tub is still dirty...nevermind

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Purple Boy

Alex loves Purple. He wants everything in his life to be purple. I try my best to get him purple things when it is an option. But when it comes to boys clothes there are very few options in purple. So for his 4th birthday, Ben and I gave him a bottle of Purple Rit Dye and a package of white underwear. I followed the directions of the bottle and poured the purple dye in my washing machine along with the  six pairs of underwear, two white tee shirts and two pairs of white socks. After the about 30 minutes we had purple clothes and a happy Alex! (Also follow the directions for cleaning the dye out of your washer. Don't worry it comes clean!)

Yes I have an addiction...

Hi My name is Jenni and I am addicted to socks.
As you can see by my sock drawer, it won't close.

I love warm fuzzy socks. Especially Smart Wool and stripey ones. As I am shopping I see some cute socks and I gravitate toward them and usually end up buying them. Then I get home and they won't fit in my drawer. (I also got 5 pairs of smart wool sock for Christmas this year)
I do rotate my sock drawer winter/summer, but winter socks take up so much room!
The first step is to admit you have a problem...and I did. But I don't really plan to do anything about it. So there.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Look back and laugh

As Ben and I were discussing the frustrations of getting Alex to stop pooping in his pants, I said "Remember how frustrated we were while we were potting training him, that lasted a week. Now we can look back on that and laugh. Let's do that right now." So I made us both actually laugh out loud. It was kind of fun and it made me realize that, yes while we were in the midst of it, it sucked. But we survived and were successful! I know some day (soon?) we can look back and laugh about Alex and Poop. (((right???)))
So I came up with the idea of actually planning a day to look back and laugh. Seriously, look ahead a week, a month, a year...whatever and write "laugh about {whatever}" on your calendar. Then on that day you have to actually laugh out loud about how glad you are to be past that frustration or to have accomplished that goal.  Set aside some time in your life to LOL, and actually DO. IT. not just type it :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Feeling Crafty!

I got inspired today. I can't remember what it was exactly, but something made we want to do some crafting. So here I sit in my craft room, {I like to call it organized chaos} surrounded by stamps, paper, fabric, thread, felt, buttons and other really fun stuff. I have made two new felt banners for Valentine's Day and will be posting them to my etsy site soon.
I also hit up the thrift store and bought some jeans and shirts to cut apart and upcycle {fun trendy crafty word meaning upscale recycle} into some really cool things. So stay tuned! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The first rule about fight club....

So most of you have seen my lovely cut and stitches that I got from my energetic four year old. Well today it's even prettier. Not a full blown black eye, but pretty raspberry eyeshadow. It was totally an accident and I know Alex feels really bad. But I am beginning to agree with Ben, Rousey and Amy..that I need to wear a helmet with a face shield.

Yes Alex is full of energy and a high spirited kid, but I wouldn't change a thing about him (well maybe the fact that he won't poop in the toilet..)

It all comes down to this: Being Alex's Mom is a full contact sport and I'm in it to win it!


I am brand new to this whole blogging thing but I was inspired by my friend Christine. Now what to blog about...Alex, crafting, mommyhood, life....A mix of everything I think.
I wanted a place to share my thoughts, my stories, my projects, my ideas and my life.
So here it goes.... Wish me luck! :)