Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Confession Time

Welcome to my first attempt to follow along with E Myself & I's weekly midweek confession session.  Try to say that 5 times fast. 
Moving right along.  Elizabeth is currently taking a "fast" from her blog, but she will be back very soon spilling her guts to her fabulous followers.
Here goes nothing.....and remember this is a judge free post.  Well, feel free to judge away, just keep it in so that I don't feel even worse about my mishaps.  :)
1.  I have washed the same load of towels 3 times now and can't seem to bring myself to move them to the dryer.  Why?  Because that would mean that I would have to actually fold the clothes that are in the dryer.  So I find myself on a vicious cycle of re-washing towels and turning the dryer on to "get the wrinkles out".  And instead of actually getting up and switching the laundry out, I will just sit here and pretend that I don't have the time. 
Thank God for vinegar!!
2.  I told you earlier this week here that I opened an Etsy shop.  Well, now that the excitement of hitting the "open" button is over, I am scared to death of it.  I have found myself perusing through different shops that sell the same items as me and just feel INADEQUATE.  I keep telling myself that these other shops are successful because their items are better than mine.  I keep telling myself that I don't want to do this only due to fear that I will be a failure.  The truth is that anytime I feel like I may not succeed with something, I just quit.  After all, it's better to quit than to fail, right?  It's kind of like quitting your job before you get fired.  I just use any excuse that I can find other than I AM SCARED.  It is my hope that I will actually sell something in the near future to reassure myself that my designs are just as good as others out there.  That as long as I put love into my work, others will see that and I will succeed without quitting.
3. I am meeting with my advisor at school today to discuss my "degree plan" for the 4th time.  Remember that one time that I told you about my need to quit when I fear something (hint....  see confession number two)?  Well, this is a huge one for me.  I have been going to college off and on since 1997.  I am about 4 courses away from having a teaching degree, but instead of hurrying up to finish, I drag my feet and threaten to quit because I am scared.  Scared that I won't get a job, scared that I won't be a good teacher.   Heck, I'm even scared that I won't pass my state exams to even get to fears #1 and #2.  I am sensing a trend there, that I desperately need to get out of.
4. Owen and I are leaving at 6 am on Friday for a long weekend and I have not packed one. single. thing.  Where did I miss the memo that it requires much more planning to travel with a 1 year old?  Gone are the days when I can just throw some stuff in a bag and as long as I had my birth control pills I would be fine.  If I left something at home, I would just buy new.  Maybe I should get some laundry done so that I can actually take some clean clothes with us?
So there you have first round of confessions.  Nothing super juicy, but I will be keeping this little gem in my thoughts so that when E is back from her blog/social media vacay, I will be ready to link up.
What do you confess on this fine Wednesday?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oops I did it again.

In the words of Brittney, "oops I did it again". 
I have failed yet again at my goal to keep this little bloggity blog going.  But I have an excuse.  A maybe not so acceptable excuse, but an excuse.
I have been working on this little gem:

That's right!  I've opened an Etsy store.
I have been telling Darren for a while that I needed a hobby.  I needed something to do with what little idle time I do have.  While I was perusing Pinterest one day, I decided "I CAN DO THAT". 
So, I made my first sign(On Mountain Time) and gave it to my sister in law for her Birthday.  I had so much fun making it that I decided that I wanted to make more.  I don't know how successful I will be or if anyone will even see what I add to my shop, but it is my hope that Etsy can kill two birds with one stone: my boredome issue and help bring in a little extra money for this family of mine.
I have added some super cute burlap banners this weekend and hope to make some more signs in the very near future.  If you're reading this, go on over and show me some love on Etsy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I won! I won!

Let me start by saying that I never win anything!!!  But today is new day! 
This morning I signed on to my email to find that I won this giveaway (which is now closed, cause I won...doing the happy dance) over at E, Myself, and I. 
I am beside myself happy and have already picked my winnings.
I have been looking for a new lunch bag and my girl Ashley, who sells Thirty One just happened to be part of the giveaway?!?!
Win Win!
That's all for now....I guess you have enough links to look at to keep you busy for a while.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Letters to Owen.

Dear Owen,

I CANNOT believe that you will be 11 months old tomorrow.  Where has time gone?  I was watching you play last night and was in complete awe in the fact that you are not a little baby anymore.  You are so smart, funny, curious, and lovable.  I love to watch the wheels in your head turn when you look at something as if you are trying to figure it all out.  Your little giggle is the most amazing sound in the world.  Well that and your sweet little voice when you speak your little language that only you can understand.  I feel certain that you know exactly what you are saying.

I guess it's time to start planning your 1st Birthday party for you are rapidly walking cruising into the fun toddler stage.  Everyday I thank God for the blessing that he gave us when he gave us you.  You continue to amaze me daily.  I love you monkey!

Time to blow the post up with super cute pics of my almost tot!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

No Fast Food February

That's right,! 

The hubs and I have decided that we will use the month of February to detox from the stomach junk and wallet sucker otherwise known as Fast Food.  It may be the winter blues or it may be pure laziness, but I have realized over the last couple of months that we have become fast food junkies.  It's easy, it's quick, and it's oohhhh so good.

So for the entire 28 days of February (like how we chose the shortest month?), we will not step foot in or drive our cars through any fast food establishments.  NO MATTER WHAT! 

What constitutes fast food, you ask?  We have limited it to anything that has a drive through.  So, Subway....yes, Panera....yes, Chipotle....yes (even though we have never been there), Chick Fil-A.....NO.  What?!?!  Oh my gosh....not sure I can do it...maybe we need to rethink our rule a little.  I love me some Chick Fil-A.  I even went as far as to have a "last supper" at the cow's house on the 31st.  Desperate?  Maybe.  But there ain't no shame in my game and you better bet your tooshie that I will have my, hopefully slimmed down, tooshie in line for some chicken on March 1st as soon as they open.

Here goes nothin.....  and Here's to hoping that my waistline and my wallet thank me when it's over.

Who's with me?  Who else is crazy enough to forgo fast food for a month?