Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lip balm sock holders....

Aren't these the cutest thing. I am beginning to get obsessed with mini socks so I thought I would revamp my pattern I did for my classes and make these. They are little lip balm holders. You can put them on your cell phone or your key chain and never loose your lip balm again. And your dog will never eat your lip balm again. (poor Oscar) I can't make enough of them. Trying to make every color I have in my sock yarn stash. If anyone out there has any left overs of sock yarn you don't know what to do with it, I would be ever so greatful of you sending it to me. These cuties only take a few yards or so.

I thought these would make great little Christmas presents. I will be putting them on my etsy store later if anyone would like them for presents. They will be $5.00 each or 12 for $50.00. What an inexpensive clever gift idea, huh? I already know a few girls who are getting these for Christmas. Remember, buy homemade this Holiday season!!!

Birthday girl..

Hope you have a great birthday. We love you. And yes you are the bestest daughter anyone could ask for!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kidney Stones...

are the worst thing I have ever experienced. I had an episode about two years ago when I lived in Florida. I was in terrible pain but it only lasted a few hours and then for about a week I was uncomfortable until I passed the little thing. Well Sunday I had a very "big" episode that landed me in the emergency room and on pain pills for 4 days. And if anyone knows me, I hate drugs, doctors and hospitals, so it had to be bad. It was the worst. I would give birth everyday instead of dealing with this. So that says alot for my pain level and how this feels. Well last night after running up and down the stairs, really I did, and running around the house with Gabby and drinking gallons of water, the "freaking" thing came out of me. hurray!! Today I just felt exhausted though and just stayed in bed again. I can't believe it is actually Thursday. I have spent the whole week in bed. That's what pain pills do to you. What a waste. But now I have learned how important it is to watch my diet. I guess that is a good thing. Let's hope I stay with it, because I don't want to go through that ever again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


so my dear friend Lori can up from Florida this past weekend and I was able to spend Friday with her. It was so good seeing her. Here she is in Hobby Lobby (which she had never been in one before) trying on a big velvet Christmas bow. It is so her. It felt like old times being together.

Here were the pumpkins Gabby and I made for Halloween. They came out really good. Her friend Tyler came over and they smashed them in the street today. Gary was mad I let them do that but hey they are kids and Gabby really wanted to do it, plus they cleaned up their mess after. And they had fun making a video doing it.