Skip to main content

From The Mouths of Babes

(Laura Ingalls Wilder Day...
believe it or not she was excited about this)

Vicbowin last night:

"Please! I'm so hungry. Why don't you care? I just want some food. Anything, except vegetables, rice or meatballs!"


Albowin saying prayer (last night):

"Please help that we can eat something that I like."


Iyawin: "Nuh-Uh."

Me: "Yuh-Huh."

Iyawin: "Nuh-Uh."

Me: "Yuh-Huh."

Iyawin: "Nuh-Uh."

Me: "Yuh-Huh."

Iyawin: "Nuh-Uh."

Me: "Nuh-Uh."

Iyawin: "Yuh-Huh. . ." Giggles, "Silly Mommy!"


Vicbowin: "730 minutes, that's all? But that's not enough, I'm not gonna win now. How come I don't have 1000 like last week?"

Me: "Honey, 730 minutes is 12 hours, that's half a day..."

Vicbowin: "But I read 1000 minutes last week!"

Me: "And you only needed to read 250. . . I think you're going to be okay."


Iyawin (countdown voice): "1, 2, 8, 7, 9, 2, 5. Blast off!" (he really just makes the blast off noise, but I couldn't figure out how to write that.)


Vicbowin: "It doesn't matter what I get Dad for his birthday, he'll just throw it away."

Me (wanting to rip my hair out): "Oh, and have you seen him throw things away?"

Vicbowin: mumble, mumble, mumble

Me: "Have you?"

Vicbowin: "Well when I ask him if he likes what I made he just shrugs."

Me: "And that's the same thing as throwing it away isn't it?"

Vicbowin: shrug


Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.

I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.

What do you think?

Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
Perhaps age is merely pushing you out the door. 
Go. Live in the now.