Monday, January 10, 2011

Sew organized!

::deep breath:: It's done! It only took me forever a little while, but my sewing and craft stuff has finally been organized in the garage. We jokingly refer to it as "my side" of the garage. Because it takes up the whole side.
For those of you who follow my blog but don't know me, I sew. That's been my "thing" for the last year and a half or so. I've collected far too many yards of fabric and thread that I doubt I'd ever be able to use it all. The ONLY downside to adding our little bundle of joy to our family is the fact that our house no longer has enough room! So when Mason came along, the sewing room was turned into a nursery. There was nowhere else to put all my stuff, so it moved to the garage. The more I thought about it, the better I liked the idea, because when the weather is nice, I can block off the garage, and Breleigh can do craft projects without me having a panic attack over the mess. You can now marvel over our newly reorganized mess craft space!

This is what it looked like for the last couple months.

This is what it looks like now!
In all its glory.

 Sewing maching and way more fabric than anyone needs.

Scrapbooking supplies and paper. 

My candles and holders. Talk about a mess! I have way more candles and things to put them in thank should be allowed!

So now I can get back to sewing. And first on my list is a camera strap for my friend Erin of Erin Danielle photography. She takes amazing photos, and it's the least I can do for taking gorgeous pictures of my little man :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We survived!

Although very small, we've had quite a few accomplishments this week! I know, it's only Tuesday, but so far so good!
I managed both kids "by myself" on outings. We went to Luke's softball game last night, and my best friend and I took the kids to dinner tonight. They were great! I have to admit, with my two and half year old's strong will, you can NEVER tell how an outing is going to go. But I was pleasantly surprised. Not without a little help from the Fisher Price IXL. If you have younger children, you must get one!

I've also made it one month with exclusively breastfeeding Mason. No supplementing with formula. I was unable to do that with Breleigh (her choice, not mine), so the fact that things are going well now makes me really happy! I won't say it's been easy, because it's one of the most difficult things I've ever done. But the result is worth any reservations I've had about it. Hopefully he starts to gain weight a little more!
I went back to work yesterday. It seemed as though I never left, and the only thing I forgot was my password for the computer.

As for the rest of the week, I intend on finishing up my garage! Every craft and sewing item I have is sitting there in major disarray, and I'm hoping to have it all organized so the kids and I can enjoy the garage and front yard this spring and summer. They can play, and I can get some much needed sewing done! Since none of these accomplishments can be accompanied by a picture, here are my little beauties :)