I LOVE cute hats like this, even though Mr. Budget does not always like them quite as much. I found this one at the Children's Place on clearance though, so I felt justified. But the best thing is daddy works for Penguin Publishing, so I really had NO will power and HAD to get it...2 actually, 1 for each boy. Isn't it adorable?
First of all, this is no way supposed to be braggy and if comes across that way, then I blame my writing ability, not my thoughts.
I am a selfish person. There, I said it. I've known this my whole life and if I forget it, there are those that love me who remind me that I have this tendency.
My husband is the most unselfish person I know. He constantly puts his needs after ours and I strive to be more like him.
I've been saving my "extra" money for a while now and knew I wanted to buy something cool. I was actually pleased I'd saved the money, because most of the time it burns a hole in my pocket. I cannot resist browsing Etsy or other craft sites, not to mention shoe shopping and accessorizing. As I was planning out what I was going to purchase, it dawned on me.
"Should I be unselfish?" "CAN I be unselfish?"
I surprised William with this little toy a few days ago.
I'm not sure what he likes most, the actual itouch, or the fact I was unselfish. If I'm totally being honest, probably a little of both, but more the latter.
I have warm fuzzies today. I know that God is helping me overcome my unselfish nature and helping me meet others' needs before my own. I'm so grateful I'm learning this lesson while my boys are still young. This is one trait I pray they don't get from their momma.
By the way, he is LOVING his gift! I've caught him the last 2 nights listening to podcasts on the couch, when he is supposed to be spending quality time with me. That's ok honey, I give your permission to be a little selfish.
This year I'm really going to focus on my marketing and packaging. I've been thinking and thinking and thinking and was just not coming up with anything affordable and creative. There's lots of terrific stuff out there, from some dynamic companies, but it was not screaming "Heather" to me. So...I decided to take matters into my own hand.
If you've seen my logo for my photography, you know that daisies are part of my brand. I have always loved them. They were all over my wedding and I even have a clown alter-ego named after the innocent and youthful flower. I wanted to incorporate them somehow into my packaging, rather than just on a business card.
I bought this book.
I am SO excited! I am going to make daisies from these looms and then, wrap my packages with yarn and flowers. I'll still use the ever affordable kraft paper underneath, so it will have a very earthy/organic feel. i'll even use eco-friendly yarn and tissue paper so I can be considered "green."
I promise to post a few pictures when I complete a package, but in the meantime, just try and picture it alongside me and I think you'll agree, it fits me perfectly!
Sometimes all it takes is a step away from things to gain perspective. I'm happy to report that I "think" some of my main issues with this new blogging company/host company have been resolved. Now the real work begins and that is actually creating the blog, making it web-acceptable.
I also had the most fun yesterday. I've never felt comfortable even thinking about boudoir photography, let alone doing it. I found someone who wanted more of a PG-PG13 look for her husband and I thought this was my time to try it out.
I also want to take time out to thank my new cameras ability to handle noise. It was nice not having to worry about cranking up that ISO. Her home was gorgeous with tons of windows, but it was cloudy yesterday and I needed that ability so thank you Elphie (my camera's name.)
The boys were playing so nicely in their room, so I went into our bedroom to do a little cleaning. I came back into their room to check on them and must have came in a little too quickly, because Andrew's piggy bank fell OFF the armoire and broke into about 4 pieces. All the money was on the floor and Dewey was just wide-eyed. I didn't think much of it, but after a little bit, the BIG crocodile tears came. He was mortified!!! I felt so bad. I just scooped him up and told him that we'd put all his money into a new piggy bank. He said ok, but I knew his heart had been crushed. He hated seeing his bank broken on the floor and all that change, spread out, un-secure. We've noticed over the last several months how he has become much more aware and sensitive about things.
Last night we took the time to put his change back into a new piggy and he enjoyed the process-even let Nathaniel in on the fun. When we tucked him into bed, he mentioned his broken piggy bank, but also his new one and I think he understands. God bless him.
Having a little fun in photoshop for my brothers benefit.
Not sure what's going on with me lately, but all I want to do is craft. I "think" it's a way for me to distract myself...from what, I'm not sure. I've been playing tag with my blog contact and host company and it's got me all flustered, so maybe it's that. Maybe it's the lack of backyard and feeling a bit of cabin fever. Maybe it's the the housework and needs around the home. Maybe it's nothing. Whatever it is, I'm crafting up a storm. My Wee-Me dolls and now, these little crocheted animals. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy doing it, but geesh...this is nuts.
I may as well share my latest creation, made for a friend of mine.
I don't want you you think that I'm spending eons on these, they are really quick. I'm all about instant gratification and if they were complicated, I totally would not put forth the effort. If you know how to crochet, or just have the will to learn, these little animals would be the perfect project for you!
I no longer have the kit, but still do have the book that goes with the kit.
If you want the book, I will send it to the first person that responds that they want it. Again...it's JUST the book and the cover on the one I have is slightly different, but all the other stuff can be found easily and inexpensively at WalMart or craft store.