Tuesday, August 30, 2011

is anybody out there???

Hey, y'all!

I promise, I'm still around...really! I can't believe I've let 17 days pass without a single post! I miss blogging...and crafting...and sleeping! Ohhhh sleep. How I miss you. *sigh*

By now, I wouldn't be surprised if y'all thought I disappeared, or quit blogging...or I could be totally wrong and no one could miss me at all! Regardless...I have a question for all my fellow moms out there:


I feel as though I'm barely keeping my head above water...I'm just treading, treading, not actually making progress and it's not long before I'll be sinking! Baby C is nearly 5 months old and I haven't slept more than 4 hours at a time since he arrived. We weren't able to breastfeed so now I'm strictly pumping which means I can only really stretch it out to 4 hours at night...so I usually get 2, almost-four-hour-stretches each night and that's it! Any other pumping mamas out there? Help? Suggestions? Tips? Wine? HA.

Seriously though, aside from that...during the day, between the time Baby C demands of me (rightly so) and the demands of keeping up with the house (which I'm barely doing), I never have time for anything.

No crafting.
No blogging.
No brainstorming.

It makes me sad! Not only that, but I feel as though I've lost a lot of connections with people, since I don't leave the house much. Surely I am not the only mama feeling this way?

On the plus side, we did get a re-do of our vacation. We spent a week in the Isle of Palms and it was...well, it was "good". I won't say great, because frankly, Baby C was just not ready for a trip I don't think. So that was stressful. But he seemed enthralled with the ocean, and didn't mind the sand! I hope to get a few pictures of that up soon. Here's one for you until then...

Yes, I am in fact THAT pale. No, a week of sand and sun did not help anything. I don't tan...although a few of my freckles have been known to sporadically connect ;)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

how time flies!

Today I'm going to a baby shower for one of my oldest friends...oldest as in "friends longest", not as in "she's ancient". *wink

It seems like it hasn't been all that long since we were in kindergarten together. The that would be yours truly on the left, Casie on the right. Aren't we just adorable in our 80's clothes? :)

We grew up together, went to school together, graduated together. Casie got married in 2002 to her high school sweetheart. Here we are with my other BFF, Jenn. GAH. We are TAN. And skinny.

A few years later I wanted to get some professional photos done so her hubby did a few for me since he's a photographer...we did a couple of the token 'BFF photos' too...I can't believe how long my hair was!!!

Then in 2007, it was my turn down the aisle...and there was Casie! I'd like to point out now, she missed her calling as a nurse. Junior year I had my wisdom teeth removed over Christmas break. She stayed at my house for I know at least 4 days straight, and never left my side.

That fall we tailgated together at a Clemson game. This was right around the time she found out she was pregnant! :)

Her baby boy arrived in April of 2008...Here I am with lil boy the day after he arrived! Annnnd my hair was super short by then. Geez.

And as you all know, 3 years later, my lil boy arrived in April as well. Today I'm going to fete the arrival of Casie's sweet girl who will arrive in late September. I can't believe how fast it seems life goes by!

What are your plans this weekend?

Monday, August 8, 2011

I'm alive!

Yes, it's true y'all.

I am alive.

Holy jeebus I have not blogged in fo-eva, y'all! Ugh.

Between taking care of Baby Boy, trying to do more at home (so we spend less), and prep for our re-try at a vacation, I feel as though I'm barely keeping my head above water.

I am doing some serious cleaning out...again.

Why don't ya take a peek?

I have lots I'll be adding, all for sale. I have supplies, creations, gift packaging, etc. to add that needs to go!!! All items are created by me and all supplies are new! Prices are listed in the caption and include shipping.

Hard form necklaces for slides:

Napkin rings created by yours truly:

Cute bells (wouldn't these be great for kids, keyrings, zipper pulls...lots of possibilities!):

All this and more is listed in a special album on my Facebook page. Use comments to ask questions, or leave your PayPal email addy for me to bill you for items! :)