Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hoppy Easter!

Hello to all my Peeps! (Ha! Ha! Get it?)

O.k. I may be a little tired from staying up to play Easter Bunny, but it was worth it. We gathered at 7 a.m. with an excited 8-year-old to find out what the Easter Bunny left. He's really not into the candy or anything, which makes it a little hard to fill eggs, but he loves the excitement of the hunt.

Last year The Easter Bunny a scavenger hunt for his basket. He loved it. This year was a little harder as my grandfather had been in the hospital since (our) Spring Break and passed away, so this past week has been filled with funeral services. A local group of Jr.High girls (I think) were earning money by "egging" houses (hiding Easter eggs) the night before  Easter, so I quickly jumped on their list since I felt bad dropping the ball on any planning for this year. (I literally only have no decorations up except for 2 little "chicks" i got at Cracker Barrel the day my grandfather passed away.)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sharing Family Meals Across State Lines

Thanksgiving 2017 was one of my favorites. For the first time ever, my 40-year-old brother and I hosted the family gathering for my mother's family. Do I think that it means that they finally see us as adults? No, probably not, but we had crazy fun time doing it.

My brother brought his family to Texas to visit. We are a year and 2 weeks apart, and are the only two children of my mom and dad. They live in Louisiana where my father and his side of the family also live. We have a total of 10 additional siblings between my dad and stepmother, so we don't often get to do much together, especially because for years my little family has been living the nomadic life of a military family. But I digress ...

So we banned anyone from showing up until 5 p.m. and my brother and his family walked over from my mom and stepfather's house, about a mile away. My brother is married to the Queen of Hearts, because she really has to have a patient heart to put up with all the shenanigans of my family. They have Magpie the Chatterbox and SoSo the Serious (she is seriously going to eat any food she sees.) 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Have Your Cake ... And Eat It Too!!

It has been a busy first half of February. From Lil Monkey's birthday, to Valentine's parties, and more. But we still have been finding time to get crafty! Yesterday, was Lil Monkey's turn to get his hands into the crafting arena ... again.Last night was the Blue & Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. This event is the "birthday celebration" for Scouting. We have really enjoyed the past year and a half of Scouting and all the activities we've been a part of during this time.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

I {Heart} Small Projects!

Hey! Can you believe it is February already! Some might say that January seemed to last a year instead of a month, because we've had school closing for weather, a revolving flu epidemic that seems to be catching everyone for multiple rounds and just general sluggishness. I am happy to be back in the studio , working on some projects, trying new things and hoping to tackle some of my stash in this year's projects.

I have my first quilt/sewing finish of 2018 and I must say, that is a huge milestone because I am a serial starter, but the whole "finishing" part id pretty hard. I'm a bit easily distracted, so my hope is to really get some of this stuff across the finish line so to speak.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Motivated to Get Modern

This year I am branching out and trying something new ... modern quilting. I guess it’s not so much “new” an “increased focus”. I love quilts with expansive negative space and I love bold colors, I just never classified myself as “modern” in any aspect of my life - clothing, art preference, home decor.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018!!

It's hard to believe that we are saying "Goodbye" to 2017 already, but I'm excited to welcome 2018. Where has the time gone? I mean, it's not like I am sad to see this year close ... from Hurricane Harvey, to snow and uncharacteristically cold weather here in South Texas which (from my uneducated guess) both helped to usher in the Flu Epidemic that is sweeping our area (and the country from what I gather during our self-imposed quarantine).