Monthly Archives: February 2015


So despite the weird and frustrating weather we’ve had this week, I finally got my sewing machine! It came in this HUGE box:


It was taller than the washing machine!

And I wasn’t 100% sure why, but when I opened it, I figured out that they sent the sewing machine and carrying case in the same large outer box.

First, I set up the carrying case, cause it was simpler:

Carrying Case!

Carrying Case!

And then I got the sewing machine into the craft room to get it set up. Look at just a fraction of the attachments it came with:

Feet, needles, extras, etc

Feet, needles, extras, etc

Then I got it onto my desk:

So Pretty!

So Pretty!

And put the extended table on it so I could get a feel of how much extra space it gave me:

Looks so good in its new home!

Looks so good in its new home!

And I’m thrilled! I’m also a tad intimidated by it, but I’ll put in the instructional DVD this weekend and figure this baby out so that I can finish some baby quilts I’ve got to get done ūüôā

Have a good weekend, everyone!



A Fly on the Wall

Today’s blog is another group project, our “Fly on the Wall” Posts. We give you a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Give mine a read and then check out the links to see what’s going on in other houses!

~Tax return money came in, so Garrett and I were able to have a little fun. We went to Lexington on Saturday to hang out and walk around and enjoy spending time with each other.


~Valentine’s day was pretty chill here, we did go to dinner with Garrett’s parents at a local place that had a nice dinner deal going on: 2 steaks, 4 sides and a strawberry cheesecake dessert to split. It was delicious and the restaurant was giving out carnations to the ladies.


~We’ve survived the snow-pocalypse here in Kentucky. I went out and shoveled a path from the bottom door to the trash can and cleared a path from the front door to the van so that we may be able to get out of the house. They’re saying we could get another 1-3 inches, so who knows what’ll happen.


~Garrett’s Sister is planning on coming up to London this weekend, so she can drive Mom & Dad-in-law to Florida for them to visit with them for a while. Hopefully the snow we’ve got and snow we may get won’t mess these plans up too much.


~I’ve been working on a bunch more crochet projects, I just have to get them together, photograph them and post them online. Don’t forget to check out Creations by Cole¬†for samples of what I’ve done and pricing. Let me know if you have something I can make for you!


~I finally was able to order a new sewing machine, as the one I’ve got died. Unfortunately, the snow has it delayed so my 2 day shipping has turned into it’ll-get-here-when-the-weather-cooperates. Lol. I guess that’ll give me a chance to make space and do a little organizing in the craft room.


~I finally bugged Garrett enough to cut up some wood for me. I found a picture and bought some string to do a string art collection for above our bed. I’ve got the boards painted, now I just need to print out the template and get the nails in so that I can finish the project. Hopefully it’ll turn out as cool as I’m imagining it ūüôā


~Next week I’ve got a HYDA scan scheduled to see how well/not well my gallbladder is working. My Dr. doesn’t think its working very well and is blocked a bit and it’s put me in the ER with pain from the cramping so hopefully the scan will show that I need it removed. I fear that only then will I get relief from the abdominal pain I’ve been in.


That’s some of the stuff that’s been going on in our house, now buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                     Baking In A Tornado                  Spatulas on Parade                   Follow me home          Stacy Sews and Schools                          Battered Hope                            Just A Little Nutty                                        The Momisodes                   Someone Else’s Genius      Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                      Juicebox Confession                                 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                       Menopausal Mother                              Disneyland in Kentucky                                      Go Mama O



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Blog Challenge: Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap! This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My subject is ‚ÄúWhat did you want to be as a Child? Did you achieve it?‚ÄĚ It was submitted by Stacey at¬†Here goes:

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to work with kids. I’ve always loved kids and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. As I grew up, I figured out that the best way to work with kids would be to become a teacher. In high school, I took every possible class that had to do with kids in some way. I took a parenting class, a child development class, and a couple of preschool classes where we actually hosted and taught preschool kids (with a teacher supervisor, of course).

I then applied to a few colleges based on their education departments. I really wanted to go to, and was accepted to Illinois State University. One of my high school teachers recommended it as a great education school and after doing more research, I learned that he was right. In Illinois, and most of the country, ISU is known for a fantastic education department that creates excellent teachers. I knew someone there who came to ISU from Maryland, as ISU had one of the best programs for the Special Education field she was specializing in.

After a few years of general education classes and a few teaching classes, I realized that my heart wasn’t for education. I still loved kids, and wanted to work with them somehow, but not in a classroom setting. I think part of it too, was all the political baloney that we kept learning about, what teachers had to go through and how requirements and standards changed so frequently. I’m not saying that can’t be a good thing, but I wanted (and still do want) to work with kids. Can’t I do that in a way that’s simpler than lesson plans, and standardized tests and teacher institute days?


So I changed my major so that I could still graduate with a college degree but ¬†eventually ended up leaving ISU without any degree and moving to Kentucky to help take care of family. It’s a good thing though, cause I met my amazing husband here and I’ll trade a college degree for an awesome husband any day.

So I wanted to be a teacher, but I did not achieve it, but found an amazing husband instead ūüôā

Now that you’ve read my Secret Subject Swap, take a look at the other bloggers who’ve participated (and find the one who got my subject!)                                   Baking In A Tornado                        Stacy Sews and Schools                             The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                Spatulas on Parade                                               Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                                      The Momisodes                                  Climaxed                                     Confessions of a part-time working mom                                  Southern Belle Charm                                                     The Lieber Family                                 Someone Else’s Genius                          Evil Joy Speaks                                  Disneyland in Kentucky                                         Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                                  Juicebox Confession

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Hello all!

How’s life been with you? It’s been a little nuts here. I’ve been having some very weird abdominal pain and some digestive issues, and after spending time in the ER yesterday, found out that I have a UTI and my gallbladder may be going out on me. I’ve got an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow to check for gallstones, and if there are none (which my Dr doesn’t think there will be) then we do a hydra scan to see how well/not well the gallbladder is working (which Dr doesn’t think it’s working very well at all, given how much pain I’ve been in) and based on that result, I’ll most likely have to have my gallbladder removed.

Besides dealing with all this pain, not much else is going on. Garrett’s still working, I’m trying to go to work if I can handle the pain. I’m just glad that our family Dr and his PA have an idea of what’s causing all the pain and are working on trying to get it fixed for me. For now, I’m trying to find bland and grease-free foods to eat that won’t cause me pain and hope and pray that after the ultrasound tomorrow, they can get the other scan scheduled quickly so I won’t have to be in pain for much longer.

Also, be on the lookout tomorrow for my first blog challenge entry. I’ve joined up with a group of ladies who blog and have some monthly challenges and the first one will post in the morning!



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