Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Have you ever,...

Have you ever looked out your window to see this,....


Even though it looks beautiful, you so desperately wish your view looked like this,...


This is what I found today looking out my window: SNOW! It is Ohio, what else can we expect? Sunshine? HA! My week has been a bit crazy. Sometimes I feel like my "To Do List" is never ending. I finish one task, to then add two more. ::siggh::


Whomever says that stay at moms have it easy, has never been a stay at home mom. Our job is 24/7, 360 days a year. I was thinking today that if I was given $1.00 for every diaper I had changed in my lifetime, I could send my child to college tuition free! ha ha It's a thankless job somedays. I am not trying to complain,..I wouldn't change my role for anything in the world,.. just having "one of those days." If you are a SAHM like me, you KNOW what I am talking about. I joined MOPS last year, and have come to see that I am not alone in my journey. Many of you feel tired, lonely, stressed, unappreciated, tired, spent, overworked, at times,...did I mention tired? It helps to have those friends who are encouraging, and in the same boat. Someone you can share your thoughts with, have them patt you on the back and say "This too shall pass. We have all been there." To make you feel like part of the "mom club" per say. Thank you fellow mom friends! Come over for some coffee any time! Today on luvinthemommyhood Shannon shared a fun little "all about me" blog posts and encouraged others to do the same! I thought that I would take some "me time" (rare and precious these days) to fill it out for myself!

Making : clutch purses as gifts

Cooking : a crock pot of Corn Beef for dinner

Drinking : coffee (needed it today!)

Reading: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Wanting: a vacation to South France or Ireland

Looking: at my sweet little Liam's chubby feet (kissable)

Playing: hooky from doing the dishes(although I am sure it will get done before bed)

Wasting: nothing. I am trying to cherish the small things at the moment.

Sewing: aprons (of course)

Wishing: there was a real fairy godmother ;)

Enjoying: my new friends and our chats

Waiting: for my car to get fixed

Liking: that the last apron I made was done in one nap period!

Wondering: when I will be able to sew next

Loving: that Liam has become a bit more interested in cuddling these days when reading books and that he now comes over and gives me hugs and kisses willingly. Melts my heart and makes it all worth it.

Hoping: that i can finally nail down some plans for our next trip to Texas

Marvelling: at how quickly Liam is learning new words. He's becoming such a chatty child. I wonder where he learned that from? ::scratching head::

Needing: some more can never have enough fabric right?

Smelling: a chocolate chip candle

Wearing: jeans and a sweater. It's cold out again :(

Following: the royal wedding coverage. THE Wedding is less than a month away!

Noticing: that this time last year I was a new mother! Wow time flies.

Knowing: that no matter what, I have people who love me, for me! All those who don't care, don't matter anyways. Lesson I have had a hard time learning.

Thinking: of what needs to be done in the house before I can get my PJ's on and watch the shows I DVRed.

Bookmarking: a ton on ADDICTED!!!

Opening: my new designer apron line ((soon)) via Etsy

Giggling: Liam! The child is sooo entertaining! His new favorite word? Monkey!

Feeling: tired (Big surprise)

I would love if you would fill this out and post on your blog as well. If you do, send me the link so I can read it! Sending out a hug to all of you. :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Feeling Inspired

Happy Spring!

Even though I saw some ::gasp:: s-n-o-w today, it's not about to ruin my weekend. I choose to ignore the little white fluffy stuff and enjoy the sun shining. If I don't leave the house, I can just pretend that it's 60 degrees outdoors, right!? Ahhh,...denial is bliss!

I have been working on some new and exciting 'designer' aprons to add to my site. There is something about working with fabrics that you love, that makes the work so much more fun! I love the final result of making something with my own hands, knowing that it will be worn and adored by someone else. It brings me joy!

I am hoping to make it to the Sewing and Quilting Expo tomorrow here in Cleveland to browse and dream up some new ideas to work on next. Lately, I have been inspired by fabric designers like Liberty of London...

And of course,... who doesn't love Amy Butler? I love that she is from Ohio!
Way to represent!!

Amy Butler

Don't these fabric designs remind you of warm spring days? Normally I am all basic (modern) red, green, gray and yellows kind of girl,..but lately I am enjoying the lighter side of color.
There is something about fabric that makes my heart pitter patter. ((smile))
What inspires you!?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Opportunities!


Can you see me dancing over here? I launched my Apron line via Etsy this week, and am super excited to see where it is taking me! :) I have been enjoying every minute! My future is looking bright! I may have a few opportunities up my sleeve here in the next month or so. I love the blogging community,it has taken me in with open arms. It's amazing how small the world seems when you find woman who enjoy sewing, crafting, raising their kids,....I feel like I have friends all over the world. I hope all of you are taking time to enjoy the beautiful weather we are suppose to have this weekend. ::Crossing fingers:: May have to go out and see what my back garden looks like. I am told (by my husband) that my tulips are peeking out. Signs that soon enough we will be outdoors enjoying all the playing we missed last spring/summer!! I am so ready!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

I put out a trap last night and caught myself a wee Leprechaun. It was difficult to keep him still enough for a photo,..but luck was on my side and I snapped one!

May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exciting Announcement

The time is finally here! The Launch of my new Apron line!!

It all started when I made one for a girlfriend's bridal shower gift. I have had so many requests to sell them, that I have been working hard to stock up a few via etsy. Each one is embellished with a home made removable flower. I will be adding more, as they are finished. Mother's Day is coming soon,...check them out!

Here is the link to my Etsy Site: Trendy Meg

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring, where are you!?

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Winter has decided to stick around here in Ohio. I am soooo done with the "white stuff." Trying not to let it get the best of me. I am looking forward to a friend's wedding this weekend. With spring around the corner, I have been itching for a new hair style. I am hoping to grow my hair out, (so it wont be a short cut). Planning to try a new salon here in the next week or so. Hoping they can give me a pick me up doo. My hair is in dire need of a trim. So when trying to decide what to do with my hair this weekend, I ran across this photo. Amazing! Although, it will be more of a messy side bun. I hope it looks half as nice as in this video! ::crossing fingers::
Happy Weekend!