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I have been seriously slacking in the motivation department. I am just recently feeling a little better from a cold I just had. It is kind of hard to focus on a blog when you have an ear infection and can’t stop coughing.

Despite the downs there are some ups. I just recently have been working on some miniatures for my daughters dolls. I made a little sofa chair for the first time. It was fairly easy except for the part where I had to get the fabric on just right. I think it turned out pretty nice. What do you think about it?

Barbie couch I made

Barbie couch I made

 

It is more of a sofa chair but it fits twelve inch dolls perfectly. I couldn’t of done it better. I applied pony beads to the bottom as the chairs legs.

Other then trying to spend tons of money on Barbie brand goodies I find I enjoy making these miniatures for her and they are a heck of a lot cheaper.

My next project I am super excited about working on is going to be a supermarket for the Boos dolls. I have some great ideas but not sure If I will be able to do it all in one shot. I guess I will have to go with it and see how it turns out.

I am super excited for the Boo. She is really blossoming socially at her preschool preview. I am hoping that when the class ends I will still be able to have her keep in contact with her little freinds.

I find that is one thing that is kind of hard to approach. The topic  of play dates. I don’t want to sound like a complete odd ball about it. I am kind of shy myself with certain things.

How do you cross that threshold of boundaries to connect with someone for your child? If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to send them my way.

As a mom I feel like I could improve in so many ways. I find that the days don’t contain enough hours for me to accomplish what I want to do. Then on the other hand I find myself needing motivation sometimes. It is always a constant battle to clean the kitchen and keep the Boos bedroom clean. I feel like I clean one mess and turn around and see another. Or it is one of those moments where you clean the area up and your child comes through like a bulldozer and trashes it again. Such are the woes of a mother.

Don’t get me wrong I love the mess in a certain way because it shows that she is exploring her surroundings. I am or at least use to be a pretty big neat freak but not so much anymore. I find to keep my sanity I need to bend the rules a little.

What are some time management ideas that you use to accomplish tasks around the house?

 

 

 

 

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Bittersweet

As I continue to make the Boo some nice miniature foods for her dolls. I decided to make this sweet miniature cotton candy for her dolls.

miniature cotton candy

miniature cotton candy

It is fairly easy to make you will need: 1 cotton ball

1 marker or highlighter (optional)

1 toothpick

To make the cotton candies I snip one end of the toothpick to make it a flat edge instead of the pointed it came as. You will need to unravel the cotton ball into a strip of cotton. Once the cotton is unraveled apply the marker to it if you wish for colored cotton candy. Then apply a little glue to the end that the cotton will be going on. The toothpick is now ready to have the cotton wrapped around its tip. I glue the end of the cotton to prevent it from coming apart. Let it dry and it is ready for play time with Barbie or any other 12 inch doll you have.

With that project shared I would like to celebrate a milestone with you all. Keira is on the road to potty training yeah!!!! I am so very excited about this new adventure with her. I know there will be many more milestones to come but this one is exciting. Maybe more so for me because now I won’t have to buy so many wipes or diapers. It can get pretty expensive after a while to buy that stuff.

I have come to realize this week has been quite a blur really. I feel like I haven’t gotten much done and there is not enough time in a day to do stuff. I do know though that it is not a complete waste because I am spending it with the Boo. I cherish every moment I have with her. I know all to soon she will want to be out on her own and growing up. It is kind of bittersweet to think about it. It only feels like yesterday that she was just born.

Fellow parents cherish every moment you are blessed to have with your child. I know I do.

Well that is all for now hope you enjoyed my blog and thank you for reading until next time. Happy Blogging everyone 🙂

A Blustery Fall Day

This past weekend was a fairly eventful one. We had a good time at her preschool class. The Boo was able to see her friends and play with all the cool toys they had. I thought one activity they had was pretty awesome. It was play dough with potato head pieces. They had the kids putting the potato head pieces on the dough to form their own little person. I thought that was a pretty neat concept. I also liked painting activity she had up with paint rollers and glitter paint. That is always cool to switch up the paint accessories to let the kids broaden their horizons with their painting skills.

Then the Boo had a shopping outing with mommy and daddy on Saturday.

Sunday was our most exciting day of the weekend. I took the Boo to the pumpkin farm and had her pick a pumpkin out. It is a pretty nice looking one too if I may say so myself. I can’t wait to carve it and show you all how it turns out.

Now with the Boo a little older I am really starting to enjoy these holidays even more with her. It makes it so much more fun when she is so excited and aware of what is taking place. She absolutely can’t get enough of Halloween kid shows and movies. Today alone I had to play a couple of movies we had about two times depending on the video and characters. She also can’t stop talking about trick or treating. Once I told her the concept of it she can’t get enough of it. I really think she is going to enjoy trick or treating this year. I actually found her practicing the other day knocking on our front door and saying trick or treat. It was so cute.

This year it is proving to be a very frigid fall so I do not think her loot will be much if any at all.

Do you have a Halloween tradition that you do with your family? If so what is it? I always love to hear what others come up with.

That is all for now thank you reading and happy blogging. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature World

Amidst the chaos of trying to get my daughter to feel better and healthy again. I was able to work on some of my crafts.

I worked on making the Boos little pet shop animals some miniature foods. She loves when I make her miniatures for her dolls. I find it is a lot cheaper and enjoyable to do it myself. I have always been pretty crafty and artistic since I can remember.

Here are pictures of some of the work I did today.

miniature dog food

miniature dog food

 

The miniature dog food templates I got from jensprintables3.com

I printed off the templates and then cut them out and then cut slits in the tab areas. I then glued them together and stuffed them with a little bit of cotton. I then sealed them and that is the finished product so cute.

 

The next miniature product I came up with myself. I took some fliers and trimmed pictures out that I could use for miniatures. This picture I am going to show you is miniature DVDs. I used a foam sheet to glue the clippings to. I then applied a layer of tape to the both sides of the DVDs to help them last longer. I find with the ad paper they tear easy so taping over them helps to protect them. Here is the final product in the picture below.

 

miniature DVDs

miniature DVDs

Sometimes I think I have a little too much fun with the miniatures. I am fascinated with it. I highly recommend trying it out if anybody is interested in making homemade miniatures for their kids.

In the weeks to come I hope to have a lot more to share with you all. That is it for now. It was short but sweet and thank you for reading until next time. 🙂

 

Worried and Wondering

It has been a couple days since I posted anything. it has been a very difficult several weeks. The Boo has had a chronic cough for about four months now. It is scary not knowing what it is that could be causing it.

For several months the doctors have told me it is just a virus it will pass. As time passed the so called virus didn’t.

I finally took it upon myself to see another doctor in a completely different clinic. Right away I knew I had made the right choice. The first impression I had of the clinic was a very good one. The staff where hospitable and nice. The big factor for me was that I didn’t have to sit there for over an hour waiting for the doctor to come in. They took care of us right away.

I think I have ranted enough about how great they are so far. When we meet the doctor right away he could tell that it wasn’t just a cold. She had gotten diagnosed with allergies. He didn’t think she had asthma at the time. After two more visits and a dose of antibiotics for the phlegm. They came to the determination that she has asthma and possibly whooping cough.

Naturally when I heard this I thought great now I am really going to hear it from Franks family.

Who would of known it would get to this point. I had been as patient as I could be but started to get more worried as the days went on.

Today she seemed to be feeling a little bit better. She seem to definitely feel better after using the inhaler it seemed to put the coughing at bay. I really hope this new antibiotic they have her on is going to kick this thing in the butt. I just want my baby to feel better and not be coughing left and right. And don’t even get me started on the congestion.

I hope to have some really good news in the next couple days. I did find out her complete blood count is normal so that is good.

I can only wait and see. Thanks for reading:)

Memorys of the Early Days in Motherhood

For a stay at home mom you would think I would have plenty of time to get everything done. It is totally not true. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough time to get everything done. Often I find much left behind.

More times then not the Boo will keep me distracted from the humdrum chores in life. Don’t get me wrong I love to have a distraction once in a while from chores. More and more I find myself having the challenge of trying to persuade her to do something on her own. The Boo is the type of kid that wants you to do everything with her. It doesn’t matter if it is something she has done a million times. She will ask you for help.

I love my Boo she is my life. I remember the day she was born. I was so exhausted and out of it from the medication they put me on. I had contracted preeclampsia towards the end of my pregnancy. They actually had to induce labor early. It was just a whirlwind of 28 hours before she was born.

I remember looking down at her beautiful little wide eyed face and thinking how amazing it was to meet this little person who was growing in me for 8 months. It was nothing like the movies. I remember watching and I know this is not a very good comparison Look Who’s Talking. I remember wondering what it would be like to meet the little one. It certainly wasn’t a moment full of tears like Hollywood likes to portrait.

Everyone who could squeeze into the room at the time kept telling me say something to her. Let her hear your voice. I do faintly recall being annoyed by this I was trying to adjust to the alien feeling of finally having my baby in my arms.

She was a stinker in the womb. At least that is what the nurses kept telling me. They used to say it all the time when they tried to get a fetal monitor hooked up. She just wouldn’t stay still. Out of the womb to the this day she is still a stinker once in a while. I remember when she was only a couple weeks old she just wouldn’t behave for tummy time. I remember how stubborn and willful she was and still is. Even at only a couple days old she let everyone know what she thought and then some.

I love mommy hood and all the little things that get thrown in with it. I realize some days I am not perfect and I have many things to improve on as a mommy. The Boo is the greatest love of my life.

If mommy hood could be considered a job I would say it is one hell of a job. I truly think it is a job of itself. Twenty- four hours and seven days a week is the job of a mommy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Not even the moments when I get pooped or peed on or thrown up on. I wouldn’t change a thing.

I look forward to many years of new adventures with my lovely Boo.

My Little Smarty

After taking a little over a week to finish it here is the dress I was working on:

Halloween Dress

Halloween Dress

I think it turned out pretty good. It has been several years since I have made anything with the sewing machine but I think I did great with this project.

When I gave the bear to the Boo she got too excited and said “awe how cute”. She proceeded to give the bear a big hug and kiss. If given the chance she will show it off to anyone she can get to.

It is amazing how the littlest of stuff entertains kids. I gave the Boo some giant Legos to play with while I cooked dinner. She played with those things for a good hour. That is a record for her with playing with something in one sitting. I mentioned while talking to her about the leaning tower of Pisa (not sure if I have that spelling right) and she kept talking about making it with Legos. It was too cute. She actually did start to stack the Legos pretty high. My Boo is such a smarty.

After dinner we decided to play with playdough and I made a sweet snake.
snakepd

It was a beautiful day and hopefully an even better weekend. Thanks for reading until next time. 🙂