Sunday, May 18, 2014

Recently Enjoyed Happiness

So, yes it is 12:30 in the morning at the moment and I should be sleeping. I just need to wind down a little bit first. So here is some recently enjoyed happiness that I would like to share.

* Every letter I receive from Mr. Sir who is at basic training makes my heart soar. No matter how short.

* A shooting star that I saw a few nights ago reminded me that my evening lined up just perfectly to give me the chance to see it. Everything happens for a reason.

* At work tonight a very elderly resident told me "Thank you so much, You don't know what this means to me." It was the only thing she said during my entire 8 hour shift. Reminded me that every act I do, no matter how small can be appreciated. It also reminded me that life is short. Be kind. The things that you say can touch a person to the very soul.

* Chocolate chip cookie dough. In a waffle iron. Enough said.

* I bought hazelnut coffee creamer for the first time in a long time. I forget how much I love that stuff and how much more I enjoy coffee with it.

* Bubble baths are enjoyed by all. Especially tired one year old's.


* Also, some more happiness enjoyed by James and I. This momma gave him something to play with where his only job is TO make a mess! A little boy's dream. (Cloud dough: 1 cup baby cereal with enough coconut oil to make it hold its shape a bit.) The best part of this recipe is that it is edible! He plays AND gets a snack. Win!

Live and Love!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mending For Mr. Sir

I should clarify that yes, I am mending for Mr. Sir. But not his clothes. He has had a quilt for many years, used it in high school, brought it to college and then brought it into our marriage thoroughly loved. We haven't used it in a couple of years because it took root in my 'mend' pile. 

Fear no more. It has been mended! I still have a little bit of some machine sewing to do on it, but I did all the hand stitching as a rainy day project. 

When he gets home he will be able to snuggle up in it. It's not my best mending job because the fabric is thinning, so I did the best I could with a little munchkin tugging at it.

 Just one example of the many area's that needed 'doctoring' up.

Live and Love

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jean Rag Quilt

So for the first time in a long time I have actually finished a quilt. I love to quilt but it is very time consuming.

I started this rag jean quilt when I was pregnant with James. That was when I found that I really don't want to be on the floor snipping the seams at 8 months pregnant. I like the quilt, it was a good use of old jeans, but it took me a total of about 6 hours to snip all the seams. For how small of a quilt it is, by the time I got to the end I was going to go snip crazy.

The front is all recycled jeans, along with a pair of tan cordoroys thrown in. The back is just brown flannel.

I intend to keep it in the car, to be able to just throw around when needed. When fixing the car, on the ground in the summer time, to protect the seat. You know, a throw.

But all in all, I like it a lot and am just mostly glad that it is finally finished and out of my 'in progress' pile.

Live and Love

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Look Up! Go out and live, look up from the screen.

Watch this video. It is only five minutes long and so worth it.

Look Up! The Social Media Video going crazy viral

I am guilty of this and if you are reading this so are you. Here's to posting this blog and shutting off the TV and computer. James wants to play. 

Go live, go love and look away from that screen.