Hi everybody,

I am back. I have been gone for a while occupied with other things. What is new with me? Well I have been pretty busy with my daughter and school work. It is a never ending vicious cycle of homework. I know I can do it though. 

If there is one thing I have learned while starting my courses is that I have sorely underestimated my abilities in time management. I didn’t think I would be able to accomplish everything as well as I have so far. I can proudly say and I am not bragging but I am so far knock on wood an “A student”. I am proud of how well I have been doing. 

I do feel like I have neglected my blogging for a while though and haven’t been entirely true to my word. I realize I can’t really make promises unless I can keep them. I know a no brainier right? Well It is something I have to come to grips with myself. Too many times I find myself setting a impossible goal and need to establish better time management skills. I know if I continue to work on my time management I could do just about anything. 

One thing I have been missing lately is my crafting that I do. I just haven’t made the time to do it. I know that I can’t use the saying there just isn’t enough time in one day to do it all. Which is certainly not true. There is enough time if you just make the time. That is where my to do lists come in. I am starting to use the wonderful world of word office to get me started with that. It has some great chart opportunities with Excel or even just in Word. I might go ahead and share with you guys the templates that I make once I am done creating them. 

Yesterday was the official first day of Spring. It certainly doesn’t feel like it. I feel like it has been an eternal never ending winter kind of like Frozen the Disney movie. It hasn’t stopped being cold or snowy for a while. I do think though that there are subtle signs of Spring that just have me so excited. I can’t wait for warmer weather. I live in the central part of the United States and we have not had a break with bad weather all that often. I am excited for warm sunny weather that me and my daughter can play in. 

I have so many great ideas for the Spring and Summer time play it is just a matter of when the nice weather comes. I have been going a little cabin feverish. I hope that everyone has an excellent and safe weekend and I will catch up with you guys later. Happy Blogging. 🙂

Boundaries Gallore

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?

 

 

 

 

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 🙂