Saturday, December 21, 2013




Have you all got your shopping done?
Taken a great family picture
for that annual photo card?
Sent out Christmas cards?
Baked tons of cookies?
CONSUMED tons of cookies? hahaha.
Attended ugly sweater parties?

Well we've done most of that!

I'm proud to say we took family photos this Holiday
 because we failed horribly last year.

I love that we captured yet another Holiday,
season of our lives, 
and our children's youth, as life is continually changing.

I have LOTS of photo albums...maybe 30, filled with family events
but mainly photos of my babies.
I have a year plus of undeveloped photos, waiting to be dealt with,
which will more than likely fill another 3-5 albums.
IT'S a tad daunting
BUT my passion to document my family's life, keeps me motivated.
More so recently as our family dynamic is about to change.


My kids groan most times at the idea of ANOTHER photo,
whether staged or random,
but they comply like hubby because 
1. I get my way in this area 99% of the time
2. Hubby knows its for a good reason- preserving our family moments
3. They know its important to me

Besides, I do ALL the work-
pick coordinating outfits,
find/set up location,
stage them,
& take photos.

THEY just gotta show up and smile!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013



So much has been going on around here,
I haven't had time, energy, motivation- to do, remake or post anything.
Mainly lack of energy.

So, if you still stop by here, I appreciate the support
and your forgiveness over my flakiness.

Thankfully hubby put up our outside Christmas lights before Thanksgiving, 
the Christmas tunes have been going since then as well,
We got a tree over a week ago and has been decorated,

I've made a few batches of cookies with the kiddos,

Excuse the mess, this is a multi function spot in our tiny kitchen-
Phone center, lunch making, cookies...
for soft gingerbread cookies
from she's got some amazing treats!

I remember now WHY we don't make these very often, 
they take forever!
Kiddos kept asking for Gingerbread cookies so we carved out some time.

I'm joyously hooked on all the Christmas movies on TV
We just took our family Christmas photos!

An achievement on its own as we missed it entirely last year.

If it wasn't for all the above I don't think I'd really be in the holiday spirit.
I managed to change out my living room & dining table decor to accommodate
the holiday but that's it.
My front porch is sad, no wreath on door, no poinsettias, nothing.
The only thing going for it, is that my door is red, 
HOLLY BERRY (Behr) to be exact lol

 I haven't even kept up with any of the blogs.
I feel so out of the loop.
I might log on, gloss over the daily snippets and then feel overwhelmed by it,
too much reading to catch up on...
I in turn log off :(

Part of me doesn't feel so bad
 since a few of you out there, which I normally read on a daily basis,
have also taken a hiatus from posting.

Here's my list of current to-do's
+ updates
I'm behind on the last of my summer 2013 posts...

Sunday, December 8, 2013



Happy Sunday!

I can't believe I've been at these redo's for 3 years!
Est. 12.6.2010
And on Blogger for 2, (12.7.11)

Although the redo's originally started with mainly sewing,
I've welcomed the changes and challenges of remaking/redoing

other projects as well.

The best of 2012/2013

My current project?
Making a healthy baby hahaha
He'll be here some time mid January.

In all seriousness, 
my main focus for a while will be the new addition to the family.
And although I'd LOVE to only talk about him,
I'll refrain as much as possible, lest you get sick of me, roll your eyes in boredom,
vow to never return and ultimately "disown" me as your virtual friend.
Yep, I'm just going to contain myself.

Believe me, I'll be sharing about him and the rest of my family as usual 
but I WON'T let that take over.
Well, maybe just a teensy weensy bit. lol

As of now no guarantees on when I'll post or what kind of posts I'll make,
if sleeplessness will render me useless or give me some wacky inspiration. 
Probably the 1st.

BUT since he's not here yet.........

Check out The Best Of,
your 2012/13 faves!




I'm useless already.