Saturday, July 26, 2008

So where is all this vintage goodness?

Well, and here come the excuses.

Even though I was off work the past two days, I filled them by spending time with Lilliput and running errands that I don't have time to do during the week.

I have pictures, that is if my lame photographic knowledge and talent has them looking good enough to post here and in my Etsy shop. Problem is, I don't know how to download them to get a good look and haven't remembered to have David download them for me.

I'll get to it if not today, tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Blog Look...

I cannot thank Tiffany enough! She created these so fast! This banner matches what is in my Etsy store. Although I haven't had enough time (or space) to photograph and list any items for sale, I hope to soon. Life and my job have gotten in the way. Back to back drills will do that to a lady!

Be sure to visit Tiffany's Etsy shop if you are looking for a banner or a blog makeover. I cannot recommend her enough!

Monday, July 7, 2008

A real kick in the gut...

Our dossier for our 2nd China adoption was returned to us today by our agency. We let them know about a month ago, that due to my health issues we wouldn't be able to complete the adoption. At that point in June, we had been waiting 2 years.

To see our Dossier with all the written chinese translations on it really made it very real and very hard that we had to request that it be pulled.

Baby Sadie will not be coming home. Seeing our Dossier on the kitchen counter made it very real and it hurt a lot.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Studio plans

Okay, to call it a "studio" brings to mind some grand space filled with tons of cool things. I suppose images of what a "studio" is different to everyone.

My "studio" will have to serve dual purposes. First and foremost, it will be a place for Lilliput and I to spend time together sans television or portable dvd players (unless L is in bed, then you might see a tv in use from time to time.) I have been creating art in my head for years and have much to my husbands chagrin, have been spending the last several months collecting materials I need. I've tried to use every coupon for the local craft stores to buy supplies for half price. I've visited the local flea market way too many times to count and have accumulated some of the coolest junk I've ever seen.

Second, the "studio" will serve as grand central station as far as managing our busy lives. Anyone who has had a child in the public school system knows that on any given day, their child will bring home a backpack with about 3 gazillion pounds of paper announcing this fundraiser, or that new reading contest. It's absolutely MADDENING! I've suggested that they use their website to distribute this information to no avail. Okay, then give me the option to view the information on the website or allow my child to sustain a back injury hauling home the tree you cut down.

So, we will use one wall that will host a fancy-schmancy cork/white magnetic board so we can effectively manage our lives! Daddy and PapPap are in charge of designing and building this HUGE fancy-schmancy organizational unit (HFSOU). I plan on finding the perfect table or bookcase to place underneath the HFSOU to manage the massive amount of mail that comes in. Maybe then we won't get late notices and allow checks to remain uncashed for months at a time.

We need help people! If you have any other organizational tips or must-try's...please send them my way! We need pictures please. I'll post links here and you will get all the credit.

She lost it...

My baby girl has lost her first tooth. All her friends had reached this milestone some time ago and Lilliput was just angst as to "why" she had no loose tooth! Often, she would pretend one was loose. I'd do the obligatory test of the tooth and pronounce it "not yet loose."

It got to be too much for me. When L would announce she had a loose tooth, my response was always, "Not yet, but probably soon." Well...I was wrong. Dang it if she didn't INDEED have a loose tooth! She lost it last week while playing in the gym and here, I present, the now toothless Lilliput!