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Sunday, February 28, 2010

www.littledressesforafrica.org

This site has some great pictures of the girls with dresses.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

pillowcases...

I thought I would see if our really neat flea market had any pillowcase. I found several and some great fabric remnets also. As I was checking out the lady ask what I was making with the pillowcases... I told her about the dresses and that I was sending them to Haiti with Jeff in May. She asked if I would like some more. Of course, was my answer. She is bringing some that she had on Monday. I was so touched. Some people really do care and have hearts. :)

Great Idea




As i am checking my favorite blogs, I am watching "Sewing With Nancy" Yes i have become a sewing nerd. Anyway she had a guest on that started making pillowcase dresses for little girls in Africa. Wouldn't it be a great idea to make as many as possible and send with Jeff to Haiti? The lady also made shorts for the boys. Since my mother-in-law is the only person that really actually reads my blog, Linda start looking for cheap pillowcases or ask friends to donate some.

Sewing Saturday

I am going to try sewing several of the ideas that I have found on great blogs. We will see what I come up with.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010




I love the curtins in this picture. This is how i want our porch. Screened and then mosquito netting on the inside.











Sick kid....


Braden has been running a fever for two days. How do you know when to take them to the doctor? He has a tight cough and a lot of congestion. When all else fails call your mom. She says go to the doctor.


Found some necklaces that are great. Thought I would share. There are many sites that have simular things. I like this one.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Well the rain has arrived. I was very productive yesterday. Straightened up the garage, posted clothes on the computer to go to the consignment sale, iron half the clothes and did half the laundry. I also spent some time puting together a tutorial book. (things that I want to make or "how to" items) Im still trying to find ideas for the porch. When cleaning the garage I found a box that I had put fabric and hanging candle holders I bought on sale at the end of last summer. I had forgotten all about it. Yea!!! I am being put on a strict budge so things I have well help to put things together. I just dont know where to start.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beautiful Day!!!

The weather is tempting us. It is beautiful outside. Sunny and 60. All kids have become crazy...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

chloe wasn't home

The girls played with the American Girl Dolls over the weekend. When we left for Mass Braden play also. :)

Monday, February 15, 2010







I found some tables that might work in the dinning area.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well we survived the birthday sleepover. Thank you to my best friend Julie, Bailey and Alex. Thanks for laughing with me at my crazy daughter and her friends.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Back to the real world tomorrow.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I have six, 9 and 10 year olds sleeping in my living room. We have braided hair, played Dance, Dance Revolution and Karoke, ate pizza and ice cream cake, sprayed each other with silly string and danced with glow sticks. What else can a girl want?????? I forgot how loud that age of girls can get. I just hope that she had a great birthday. I will post pictures later.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010



I am loving these porches. I so want a screen porch this summer. I also love the swings. I have gathered several fabrics to cover the cushions, make pillows and curtins. Yes, Ive been told that I am an over achiever. I need to focus on ONE project at a time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No School!!

The Public School District didnt call school until 6:30am. We (Chloe and I) were already showered and dressed. Oh well, I have tons to do today. Clean, sew, and celebrate Chloe's 10th birthday. A little after 9:00am she was born. Such a beautiful child that God gave me.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

WAY TO GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!

Chloe Singing in Mass

Chloe singing in Mass.
We were very proud of her!!!
She is the one in the middle in pink.

video

Saturday, February 6, 2010







Since I wasn't feeling that great today, I spent a lot of time on line. I looked at some options for my dining area. It is such a small space. I like the idea of a bench against the wall and two chairs on the other side. Here are some idea I found.



The Girlscout "A Night With Your Princess" was last night. Chloe was beautiful. We ended up choosing the bought dress because I wasnt please with the one I made. She was disappointed but still looked great. Her Nana was so good to ger her flowers to wear. I have to start remembering things like that. We curled her hair and it looked wonderful. I wish I was a better seamtress. I tried to find a pattern to help me make her tutu skirt but couldnt find what I wanted. I just need to practice more. I should have paid more attention to mom when she was sewing.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

tutu

Well I just finished making Chloe a tutu for her "Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance". I bought a back up just in case. I even put sequins and a ribbon on it. I will post pictures tomorrow night. I am so ready for the cold and snow to go away!!! It is starting to depress me. I am ready to see the trees start to have that new green hue to them. Till tomorrow.......

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I forgot it was Groundhog Day!!! Bad news for us.. thanks Phil!!! I dont know if I can stand another 6 weeks of winter. Besides..... he saw his shadow before the sun was up central standard time. Whats up with that? There's no way the sun was up where he was either!!!

Today was like a Monday!!

After being home Friday and again on Monday for snow, today was crazy at school. I have never crammed so much curriculum into one day. I felt sorry for the kids, but they always rise to the occasion. Tomorrow is "Dinning with Dad" for Catholic Schools Week. I hope all my kids have someone to go to lunch with. It is so sad when at the last minute we are trying to find someone for them to sit with. It breaks my heart. One of the kindergarten teachers was explaining how wonderful it is to attend a Catholic school compared to a public school. It was nice to see the kids responses to her. (Prayer, crosses, God, Love, Mass) I have taught for 7 years at a Catholic School and I am blessed every day that I walk through the doors. It's nice to be able to stop the class when we are having a hard day and just pray. Thank you Lord for all your blessings!!