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Thursday, January 20, 2011

100 followers????? WOOOOO HOOOO!

So first of all , let me just say how super duper happy i am to have 100 followers!! soooooo exciting. Now i just have to make myself believe that you guys are acutally reading this crazy thing. So i have mentioned that i have been participating in the Iron Craft weekly challenges. And i am gonna share with you my contribution for this week.It has come to my realization that i am pretty competitive and i want to really do well, i have a drive for that validation of success. Okay enough with the self discovery thing...So this week was to make your own bunting. You know, i really dont understand buntings. I see what others have made ,and i recognize how cute and crafty it is, i recognize the work that was put into it. I dont know, they just dont blow my hair back. Needless to say i had a hard time with this one , i just didnt have any kind of direction at all. And then i had a pretty good idea and it sucked. Sooo i had to do the old think fast trick to get something to contribute. Here is my poor lil bunting...
So its a bunting made from ribbon, my hubbies brand new handkerchief, other fabric etc. Dont worry he wont mind. I am still determined to make these crafts from my stash i have here at my home, and sometimes a shirt or in this case a hanky is sacrificed. I attempted to make "xoxo" out of fabric.. key word attempted! lol. when i hung it up,my son asked me if we were going to have a cowboy birthday party. No, sweet child, not today. ugh.
So in spite of my bunting efforts, i am still super stoked about the fact that i have 100 followers!! Maybe this calls for a giveaway.. or something fun like that? i will have to think on that.
Our weather is getting bad again here in ohio, probably no school for tomorrow- yay. I will have more to share with you tomorrow regarding my crazy valentines day mantle. i am determined to make this thing work.
i havent really spoken of my personal life too much since i started this blog, i have a really great family, 4 beautiful kids to enjoy. they make me crazy doing "kid stuff" but i love them unconditionally. My oldest, my beautiful oliva is seven years old. She has been diagnosed with ADD and i am not afraid to tell you it hasnt been a pleasant couple of months.School is rough on her... taking steps to lighten her load. That is my goal, with all my kids , to lighten their load.I know god has a plan and she will be great, she is already perfect...... see?
i havent done alot right in my life, but my kids are one of few things i have done right!

LITTLE BIT O INFO: The one thing i always seem to harp on are ways to do it cheaper or save money, and i wanted to share with you two things:seek out a consignment store in your area. Of course look at good will etc , but with a consignment store you have ways of getting rid of items , making a few bucks on it, and really providing a great way for the community to get nice second hand clothes. I frequently go to a local consignment store called "KIDS CLOSET" and it is located in a little town about 30 minutes from me called Wheelersburg. I have items being sold there and i buy from there as well! love it.
Also there is a site i truly am obsessed with and it is called www.dollarstorecrafts.com These women have mad skills at crafting in a really beautiful and affordable way.( i really want to say insane cheap way). The title says it all, but its perfect for gift ideas, home decorating ideas, holiday decorating ideas etc! Go check it out.
Hope you stay warm, hug someone you love and save some cash today. Hey, its possible. HUGS!



8 comments:

Toesthattwinkle! said...

nice job on 100!

Amy said...

I just did a post about thrifting... LOVE saving that $.

Woo Hoo on the 100!

Heather M said...

Woohooo 101 followers!!! I love thrifting, i love the thrill of finding a good deal!!!!! Happy Weekend!

lil birds said...

Love your blog! Just wanted to let you know we gave you a blog award!! Check it out here....

http://alilbird.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blog-awards.html

Karen & SueAnn

Karen said...

Hi there, just found your cute blog, love the headband holder, made one the other day. I do to have a daughter, who was diagnosed at 8 with ADD. I cried, screamed and got myself together and accepted this problem my poor girl has. She is on Concerta for about 4 years and is 13 now. She has flourished in school incredibly and is now in middle school. She has the "teenager" attitude now, so its hard to tell if its her ADD or her age. Well, hang in there, with time and patience (counseling also) things do get better.

TINA said...

karen, thanks so much for sharing your trials dealing with ADD. May i ask if your daughter has had any side effects on concerta? Olivia has some issues with intuniv, but i hate to keep switching her around.... i appreciate the words of encouragement, we will def hang in there!

Cabby Crafter said...

What a lovely blog with great ideas. Congratulations on your 100th. Wish I could have so many readers as well... LOL

Melissa said...

Following you from the Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop! Happy Monday!

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