Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How do 2 People Have SO MUCH Stuff?

I have been spending most of my time recently on house inventory! Which consists of tearing it all down just to build it up again! Furniture has been moved up and down, rubbermaids have been packed and brought to the attic, paint has been rolled! The cats have now decided there is a really loud pet in the house and don't take so long to come out from hiding after I turn off the vacuum. Of course there is some fun in this process, I get to decorate and move everything around and buy random things for house appeal!

Next weekend I get a bit of help from my parents, my father and husband will be replacing a few boards and paint the front porch! That means I need to choose the color of paint! My mother and I will be sanding window sills, especially the ones that have had an air condition unit used in it for years and years and then staining!

I hoping that the rain stays away for awhile so I can get the rest of the leaves cleaned up in the yard! We will be having some great growth in the weeks to come! Pictures to come in a week and a half or so...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Don't let the Leprachun steel your Pati'o furniture

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone!

I always find it interesting all the different traditions around St. Patty's day! This year I ran across some clover decals and put them up on the window but other than that I don't decorate for this particular holiday!

In the past I used to go to the Blue Fox the 4 thursday's (or whatever day St. Patrick's day fell on) before St. Patrick's day and have a guiness and get a guiness glass free! I have never drank a green beer and I have never seen a green river!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inspiration from hard work

I have been doing a bunch of this
and a load of spackling and sanding.
The kitchen is coming together, but I am doing the whole over hall, moving cleaning everything in sight!

So I rewarded myself with this

and that, the new table cloth with a sprig of flowers really ties it together!

Interesting Phone Ap's

There are some really interesting phone aps out there right now. There is this really neat ap for the iphone for any musician out there! It plays the song while the sheet music is scrolling to show you where you are in the score. If only they had had that when I was a kid I would have been able to learn so many more songs. To check out the ap go here.

For other musicians tools go here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

How to...Get out of a winter time funk

Winter has taken a toll on us as usual, but the first signs of spring are starting to peek through! This is the time of year I hear everyone doing a bit of cleaning whether it is the house, body, mind or spirit, sometimes all! Winter has always effected my mood and as the years go by it seems to be getting better but I had to do the work to get here. I feel that if you keep your mind and body in good working order everything just goes as it should. The last few weeks in between winter and spring were a bear for me to cross and it got me thinking about ways to get out of the winter time funk!

Now I know that you hear it all the time but here I go, you need to eat right. Now I am not talking about the South Beach diet or any other name brand diet there is out there. But how you as an individual should eat, you know certain foods make your body feel crappy well those foods can also make you mind not work as well. It is weird because it seems everyone is on a "diet" but it is usually for weight not for their mind or to feel good. However, if you are on the right "diet" and you stick to it you realize you do feel better. Having talked to a nutritionist it is interesting to use the vitamins and herbs they recommend because they really do make you feel better. I recently found out my blood type and was excited to use this new information to read the book Cook Right For Your Type and interestingly I found out why I have the cravings I do and that is because I am supposed to eat those foods. The thing that is interesting is the nutritionist as well as the book have the same common thread stomach acids! Stomach acids are a very important factor in how our body feels and it is weird because when you have the right stomach acids you feel way better then you thought you could. So this week I am going to be trying the diet that is recommend for type A's and that is very little meat and tons of fruits and vegetables, beans but not the beans I have been eating.

Another thing that helps me get out of the funk of procrastinating, is make a list whether it be on paper, your phone, computer, or just in your head, make a list! I will start procrastinating when I have too much going on, for instance spiffing up the house I know that it is going to take a while to do and it isn't going to happen over night but of course I am anxious for it to be done! But if I just make a list and decide how many things to check off a day and stick to it I will eventually be done with it. This also works well with job hunting, do you daily appointed things and then forget about it!

The other thing that Cook Right For Your Type mentioned was that certain exercises are beneficial for each blood type. My blood type likes meditation, yoga, and brisk walking, which makes me happy because I hate running, jogging anything faster than a fast walk I just don't see the point. I have been in sports where you run and I've always hurt even when I was a kid I would get a side ache, but I do understand why people love it, my body just doesn't like it. Exercise is also a nice time to think about nothing other than just doing your exercise. So when you don't want to exercise just remember it will be rewarded with the ability to turn off your thoughts.

The last thing to help you out of a funk is read your horoscope! It's always interesting and also worth a different perspective to view your thoughts from.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Don't forget Halloween

Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays of ever!!! We love to go over board for the kids however we don't get many tricker treaters I think we maybe got 12 this past year! Below you will find the carvings of my husband!

As you can see in the background there are a bunch of pumpkin guts! Bill makes the best pumpkin salsa ever!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mannequin in the House!!!

Mannequins are the much needed tool in necklace making, especially when you are working with how things hang, it is hard to gauge thus a neck is needed! Luckily for me I started working at Macy' part time over the holidays, gotta love the discount and the fact that they sell off their old mannequins for cheap! So I snagged one and painted this super awesome nickle color!

I spent most of the fall working on christmas gifts for friends and family!

This is a giraffe ribbon with black, silver and copper chain, that I made for my niece. I have a few other pieces to share in the upcoming posts!

It's been a busy Winter, where does all the time go...

Winters in the past for me have always been a bit rough, however over the years I have learned how to make winter better then the last! This past winter has been a great journey that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks!

Where does the time go, I can't believe I have been out of the blogger world since September!

Digable Planets - Where I'm From

Digable Planets - Where I'm From