30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 10!

A photo of me taken over ten years ago

me and Bitsy, my cat for almost 19 years

and here is a special treat… cousin dogpile! I’m the dark one, and that is 7x7xmommy on top of me!

Published in: on December 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

30 Day Blog Challenge

This morning 7x7xmommy posted this and when I saw the title I thought “Gee, I already try to post everyday but it doesn’t always happen”. But when I saw that there was a topic for everyday I knew I could do it.


Here is the list if you would like to participate!

Day 01 — A favorite song
Day 02 — A favorite movie
Day 03 — A favorite TV show
Day 04 — A favorite book
Day 05 — A favorite quote
Day 06 — A fun fact about me
Day 07 — A favorite photo
Day 08 — Something I crave
Day 09 — Pet peeves
Day 10 — A photo of me taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of me taken recently
Day 12 — Something I bought recently
Day 13 — Something I want to buy
Day 14 — An old photo
Day 15 — My celebrity crush
Day 16 — A favorite food
Day 17 — A photo of my family
Day 18 — A baby photo
Day 19 — A fun memory
Day 20 — A hobby of mine
Day 21 — A favorite recipe
Day 22 — A favorite joke
Day 23 — A video
Day 24 — A travel story
Day 25 — A favorite photo
Day 26 — A funny (true) story
Day 27 — A child I love
Day 28 — A place I love
Day 29 — A person I love
Day 30 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Published in: on December 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm  Comments (1)  

Time to upgrade to a bigger house?

As I become more and more crafty it has become apparent that we are going to need a bigger house. One to accommodate my darkroom, pottery studio and sewing rooms.

For the time being every time I want to sew something I have to go into our kitchen, move the microwave and clear off the table before I can pull out my machine. After I am finished I have to once again set everything back the way it should be. Which does not inspire my creativity as much as I would like.

Sewing does remain the only one of  my crafts that I am able to actually accomplish at home. Today I pulled out a bunch of projects I have been planning to start, and as a result they have taken over our guest bedroom. (7x7xmommy some of them might have your name on them!) While we probably could spare some space in the garage, we do live in Vegas and working out there in the summer with no AC is not my idea of a good time.

If anyone had any ideas I’m all ears!

Published in: on November 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm  Comments (1)  

Spotted: The Pope !?!

It was not my intention to borrow another idea from 7x7xmommy, this one happened on accident. I don’t plan to make “Spotted” a regular addition to my posts, but I could not let this one slide.

My in-laws are in town this weekend and took us out to dinner last night at Bucca di Beppo. We had a very delicious dinner, although I spent about half the meal in the bathroom waiting for the handicapped restroom to open up. Note to people out there- If you are not handicapped and there are two moms with babies waiting for the ONE stall that has a changing station… do not use that stall. Especially if all the other ones are open!!!

Anyways, Bucca has a very fun atmosphere with a lot of decorations, mostly Italian themed. The room we were in just happened to be right next to a small room (sat about 10 people at one table) decorated will paintings/pictures and all things The Pope. We thought this was funny enough, until my father-in-law stood up. In the center of the table there was a near life-size sculpture bust of The Pope.         In a glass case.           That rotated.

There were people sitting at the table celebrating a birthday actually, but I asked if I could take a picture of the sculpture and they agreed… so here you go! Check out what I spotted 🙂

Published in: on September 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm  Leave a Comment  


Tonight I found myself in a weird situation. My daughters were both in bed sleeping before 10 and I (for once) had nothing to do.  I started thinking about this blog and feeling like a total slacker for only making like 10 posts in the last 4 months. I don’t always feel like I have anything to say worth reading, so I rarely post. On the other hand, I very much enjoy reading others blogs, even when they have nothing to say… so I am feeling a new-found commitment to posting (almost) everyday. No promises!

This recent inspiration is mostly due to my fabulous cousin Ali. She writes a very entertaining blog that I never miss. You should check her out at http://www.7x7xmommy.com/ She has been very diligent in posting everyday, even if the post is about her belly button lint.  🙂 Seriously… check it out. She does do a few posts the same every week, i.e. Sunday Cravings and The Bump Report, and I LOVE this idea. I am going to try it out with a few of my own. All About Bean and All About Bear (one for each of my girls- what they are up to those days) and one my husband named I Need a Husband That Won’t Drive Me Crazy (where I list some of the little things my husband does that “drives me crazy”). Anyways, Ali- this is for you… You are inspiring me to be a better blogger. I hope I don’t let you down!

Published in: on September 13, 2010 at 6:46 am  Comments (1)