Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh Cupcakes, How do I love thee

Is it just me, or do those frosting shots look like one of the best ideas in a long time?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I've been omnipresent

Is that even a word? What I'm trying to say is that I've been around, but I haven't. I have been sick and had elevated blood pressure for a few days. I haven't really felt like me. My body has a definite way of letting me know when it is stressed. It breaks down.... like a car.

But miraculously I seem to feel better now that our adoption is final. The ol blood pressure was back down to normal this morning so I guess I don't have to worry anymore. I feel better. Just a little sleepy because the sleeplessnights are now catching up with me. That is something I can deal with.

SO, happy news? (aside from the fact that OUR ADOPTION IS COMPLETE- did I mention that?) Parker's birthday is this weekend. He will be six. SIX. Where did the time go? I am excited to see all of our friends and family at Parker's party. I did the birthday shopping yesterday. I am now well versed in star wars stuff and Ben 10 paraphenalia. Storm troopers, clone wars, humongosaur, swampfire figures, alien goop. I got it.

Shopping for kids stuff is really fun. For a fleeting moment I thought of how much fun it would be to work in such a place.... seeing the happy faces of children with their new toys, running, laughing, skipping around.......... and then I thought of the kids skipping too much and then puking on the floor. The angry moms who just learned about the sold out toy they came to buy. Screaming, craziness, black friday sales..... Augh! See, I told you I wasn't really myself anymore.

While in my icky haze, I haven't felt very creative. Nothing significant to show.

I hope that the fog is lifting. I really think that I was more stressed out than I thought. But, it is over. The 6 year nightmare is finally over. And in the end, I have my family.

February 25, 2009

Technically, our wedding anniversary is September 23, 2006. However, our family was truly established on February 25, 2009. It is such a wonderful relief to say that. The Jacobs Family. The most perfect thing I have ever heard.

Monday, February 16, 2009

17 things on the 17th

1. Our adoption hearing was supposed to be today and got postponed.

2. I saw the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" on Sunday and am just so dang happy that I don't ever have to date again. I really didn't like that game. However, I won the grand prize so I am happy now.

3. I was reminded yesterday of the power of friendship. I forget how important girl time is until I have it.

4. My baby boy is turning 6 next week. I am really sad about that. (He was three when this picture was taken at our wedding..... sob.)

5. I will be 30 in 5 months. I have always wanted to be thirty. For some odd reason it was my dream age. Now that it is here, I am really freaked out by it. Don't ask me why.

6. I made a piece of carrot cake last almost 3 days. Seriously, that never happens. I love carrot cake ALMOST more than cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Almost.

7. House hunting is not nearly as exciting as I once believed.

8. I really need to get creative tonight. I can tell when I haven't been. I start getting a little depressed. Art is my therapy.

9. I actually considered downloading the Beach Boys Greatest Hits onto my Ipod this weekend. Don't ask me why, just a whim.

10. I got hooked on this last week. It is one of the most addicting things ever.

11. I am excited about Scrap Chic's two birthday party this weekend. Lots of giveaways and cool people.

12. We had a 30 minute discussion last night about Christmas Elves with Parker. He brought it up, don't ask me why. He said he wants another elf for his birthday?????????

13. This post was originally titled 16 things on the 16th but I never finished it yesterday.

14. I am really excited to see everyone next weekend at Parker's birthday party.

15. Parker starts soccer in two weeks. He got bumped up to the 6-7 team even though his birthday was after the cut off. He is like a young Pele.... ok not really, but he is good. (I also have a feeling we are going to have to buy new cleats- his feet have grown since October- BOO)

16. We got a great report last week from Parker's teacher although he seems to have a bit of a talking problem. As in, talking too much. I have NO idea where on earth he gets that from {insert sarcasm}. Ha!

17. I got Mike one of those music cards for Valentine's Day. It sang "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore". I thought it was by Air Supply, so it would have been perfect for my cheesy music loving husband. Never knew that it was by REO Speedwagon. Equally cheesy enough. We know about Mike's love for Air Supply though.... don't even get me started.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Valentine

This is by far not the best scan. The entire thing would not fit on my flatbed scanner and I could not get in turned to save my life, but I figured you would get the gist of it. This boy is definitely like his mommy. Look at that glitter, the fabulous use of heart shaped sequins, and a doily(sp?)! I am so proud. Not quite sure what the "and" is for because he made a separate valentine for Mikey. What a sweetheart. How can I have a bad day with such a beautiful valentine sitting on my desk?

Quite simply, I am blessed.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Confession Time

I hit a squirrel on the way to work. This hurts me. I tried to avoid it but he ran right into my path. Squirrels were my sorority mascot, so that fact weighs on my mind. Do I think twice about killing a spider? No. A waterbug? Hell no. But a squirrel who just lost his way while crossing the street? yes. I think the crushing sound under the tires and the subsequent rolling on the street I witnessed in my rear view mirror make it that more traumatic. RIP little squirrel.

Let's have a moment of silence.

Monday, February 9, 2009

one more thing

I found these goodies and had to post them. I love cherries, I love chocolate, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE real whipped cream. I think these were made just for me.

I know, I know...

I have been a very bad blogger. The past week was a little crazy. One of the attorneys in my office left last week. Seeing as how there are only 5 (now 4) of us in this office, transition is a big deal. So, we spent a good part of last week doing status updates on most of our cases and attempted to figure out this little place will operate in her absence. I know that all will be fine, but she will be missed.
But, now it is Monday. A new week, a new day. Mike is in trial today, so he spent a good part of the weekend working. Parker and I spent Saturday out and about. It was a beautiful weekend, but we had to stay inside yesterday due to the fact that Parker and I had the beginnings of a cold. Luckily, we are both feeling much better today.
Over the last few weeks, I have been finding so many fun projects online through other blogs. I thought I would share a few for you.
These were super easy to make and FREE! Just go to Schlosser Designs to print them out.

Next we have some yummy valentine treats. I love Bakerella's blog She always has yummy stuff. Such as cupcake pops and red velvet cookie sandwiches.

I made the cupcake pops once. They were really good but they take a lot of time to make. If you choose to do these, I would recommend making it a girls day project and have fun with friends while making them. You can buy colored candy melts to coordinate with whatever occasion you make them for. Mmmmmm mmmmmmm good!

Let love fill your week. See what happens......

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oh holy moly...

I was just reading through some medical records of a client and read that she had to have a nail avulsion due to a disorder called onychocryptosis. I googled it so that I would know exactly what was going on. Basically, it is the removal of an ingrown toenail. That is nasty enough- seeing as how I have a thing with feet. BUT, the site that I pulled up felt it was necessary to show a picture of said procedure.

I am now going to go throw up.

Please... whatever you do today......for the sake of all things good and holy.... don't ever google nail avulsion.

Consider this your PSA for the day.

I will be back later to discuss happier things.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My first sewing project

It feels so weird to say that I haven't scrapbooked in over a week. When my new Joann's flyer came in the mail, I flipped through looking at what fabrics were on sale. So very strange for me.

I found this tutorial and decided to give it a try. I learned that I still need a lot of help sewing a straight line. It isn't as obvious in the pictures (mainly because my picture taking skills leave a lot to be desired) but trust me it is there.

I made the second one a little easier by just using the owl fabric. This one didn't fit as well. I didn't do as good a job at pinning this one and then one of my pins got jammed in the presser foot. For some odd reason, sewing machines don't seem to like pins. So, anyway I got this one done yesterday.

Can I just say that I absolutely love that owl fabric? It just makes me happy.

I really want to start quilting. I am however finding it really hard to cut accurate size fabric squares. I am also having a hard time sewing straight lines. These two things add up to, what I can imagine, a pretty craptastic looking quilt. So, I am going to work my way up to that. My friend, Lydia, sent me some information on the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. It looks really great so I can hopefully take some classes there that can help me with some of my weaknesses. Any help is better than no help, right?

I organized my fabric stash this weekend. It felt good to really see what I have and what I need. I have a TON of felt. Any ideas on what to do with felt? I am going to try and run it through my die cut machine to see if I can cut shapes. Heck, I don't know what else to do with the stuff.

Well, I am off to find my next endeavor. I still need to find a use for my cupcake printed flannel. Mybe a nice cover for my heating pad? hmm.