Monday, April 22, 2013

Let's Get This Started (again..)!


  Once again I feel as if I'm starting over. You see, I'm a huge lover and follower of blogs. In fact, Normally I'm not much of a reader but I do love reading blogs. I've always wanted to be a Journal-er of sorts, but had never really tried until I started this blog years ago. The type of blogs I enjoy reading are any about home care & organization or crafting & Cooking. So in turn those are the things I'd like to share here. So this time I've decided to try putting blogging on my to-do list for once a week. Hoping I can share the things Me and my Family have done through the week. Plus share the things I enjoy doing Crafting, Knitting, Spinning, Scrap-booking  Maybe a peek over to my recipe blog for a new recipe I've tried during that week. It's a good idea to blog for me because we do have friends and family that live so far away & somethings what we share on Facebook just isn't enough. Plus putting my thoughts and sharing my crafts makes me feel good! :) So this post will be a bit longer than normal because it's the first in awhile.

How's the Week been

  The week has been good to me and my family. We've recently went through a lot of changes in our family. My Mom has been battling Lung Cancer for almost four years. She has been in remission 2 times, The chemo has always helped but this last round did not and her Cancer has spread to her bones as well as her brain. Mom has decided that instead of spending the rest of her life sick from doing chemo to be well until she is not at home. I have a Mentally Challenged sister that is only two years younger than me that my Mom has always cared for at home. So  my Aunt has been kind enough to allow us all to move into her larger empty home and live so that we can be here and care for Mom while she needs us. We have hospice coming in several times a week which I'm so thankful for. We are blessed to have Aunt Connie's kindness. So there for a bit things were a little crazy moving and organizing two households into one and getting used to 6 people sharing a house. But we are settled now and things seem very relaxed & routin.

Family been up to.

The Oklahoma weather is a little wilder than normal this spring. But I think most of the country is experiencing that as well.

We did make our first Snow Cone stand stop this week. We even added some goodies to them! The first one is Ashley's which is called Tiger's blood. Named after our school Mascot, she added some skittles, the middle on is mine, called a Mellow Yellow which had banana, coconut and pineapple flavors and I'm a sucker for gummy worms! The last one is Abbey's she got a rainbow one and added Maraschino cherries to it, she can never get enough of those.

Abbey decided she wanted to get her ears pierced. Abbey is 6 for those who don't know. I told her she could but we needed to wait a week. I wanted to give her time to think over her decision and see if she changed her mind. She did not. So we did it! The pic of her crying is so sad. But she only did for a minute and she hasn't complained since.

Camp Fire

My girls and I have been involved in Camp Fire for about 4 years now. I'm the leader of a Preschool-2nd grade group. I have 13 children in my group. Then I'm a co-leader for my 11 year old Daughters group with a great lady named Cathy.

For Camp Fire this week My younger group tried their hand at paper quilling. I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest. They enjoyed it I think, getting that construction paper to stay curled was a little hard though. So next time I'll used some Scrapbook Card-stock.


This past week was a lot of repeat recipes. If I try a new recipe in a week or use an old favorite from my recipe blog then I'll try to link them here.


I have a few projects OTN (on the needles) but this past week I've been focusing on The Aquaphobia socks I started a long time ago. I finished the first sock and was just not happy with it. I don't care for the pattern much. It's a good pattern, easy to memorize just not my thing. Also, I was a little disappointed with the yarn colorway. I ordered it online and it was supposed to be a christmasy colorway but I'm just not seeing that and these colors are just not my faves. So i'm pushing myself to finish the second sock so they can just be done.


This house has a beautiful back yard. My Aunt and Uncle had it cemented and there's a pergola over the seating area it's a wonderful place to spin and I've been doing just that. The girls were enjoying it as well. The two full bobbins you see are Coriedale, A gift from my Mom, they are resting before their bath. The other Candy colored fiber you see is 100% super wash merino and is what I'm working on spinning up in the picture.

Other Crafting

  There was no other kind of crafting this week unless count the hole I sewed up in one of my Sisters work T-Shirts. But here I'll share other Crafting I do during the week if any.

Around The House

This section will be for just what it says. This week we hung a door on the girls room. My aunt had used that room as an office and had left the door off so we added one since the girls need some privacy and peace while they sleep :) Picking out what door to buy was actually the hardest part. Hanging it went fairly well. I worked on cleaning the carpet in the girls room. I started out using a store bought bissell shampoo and it didn't seem to be working very well. So I looked around online for home made recipes and I found where most people were using vinegar and water 1 to 3. It really did work so much better than that expensive cleaner!

Well, That's it for this week! Until Next time..

Stay Happy ! :-)

1 comment:

Brie said...

I love to see you blogging again!!!