Showing posts from March, 2018

Easter Hearts | Week 12 | #52wonderfilledweeks

A week or so ago I posted about how I knew it was going to be a good day because I woke up to one of my favorite fabric shops, Knitpop , offering these adorable hearts on the oh so soft (Lularoe buttery legging fabric) double brushed poly.  I snatched up several yards in white and black, rainbow and pink for a certain special little girl.  With Easter around the corner I knew I needed to make P a new dress (last year I made her this "Ariel" one and she wore it until her shoulders would not fit into it any more.  In an effort to dive into my pattern stash (yah I have one of those too....) I picked three different patterns and let the 4 year old choose which one she wanted.  Of course she not only choose Pattern for Pirates " Me Hearties " she was adamant that it have the sweetheart/color-blocked option.  This is a new one for me and while I was open to the challenge after the last week I was hoping for something quick.  I learned some new techniques, screwed s

It's all about the sequins! | Week 11 | #52wonderfilledweeks

This week...this was a week.  So many highs and lows. On one hand I am super excited for my horn and organ concert later today.  I have wanted to do this collaboration for years, since I was first introduced to the Hermann Baumann Horn and Organ CD by my teacher Rick Menaul while in undergrad.  I had Bubba 10.5 months ago and I am just so proud of myself for setting this goal (if I do say so)! On the other hand it was a heart wrenching week as a friend lost his 36 year old sister to cancer in 27 days.  TWENTY SEVEN days.  Think about it. She leaves behind a husband, 7 yo and an 8 mo boys as well as her parents and siblings.  Life just seems so unfair.  19 years ago my sister was ripped from our lived in a freak car accident.  All the emotions from my family's loss came barreling back to me.  Needless to say it was a hard week to keep my focus and I was happy to have a project to meditate on and help to quiet my mind.  Ironically, I couldn't use my serger (which ma

I fixed my horn case...I FIXED MY HORN CASE | Week 10 | #52wonderfilledweeks

So this week started with me finishing up a Public Safety Survey that I put together with two other active members of my community. I had to learn how to put the information together so anyone could read took a lot of time but I learned a new skill and I think the information is extremely valuable for the community.  It felt really good to have that done.  I don't do well with things "hanging" over my head.  I love a nice fat check mark next to things on my list.  It felt great to not only help my community but check this off as done! Then I had some graphic design work to do for the Park Advisory Council I volunteer on.  I have been using these graphic design needs to challenge myself to do great work but in a limited amount of time. Both my husband and I can get lost in designing and while I love volunteering for my community I have started to realize I often put others first and I am trying to be more aware of that.  I've been taking advantage of some Ad

By the skin of my teeth... | Week 9 | #52wonderfilledweeks

It's 6:06 PM(!) Sunday and I haven't posted week 9 yet...if I wasn't so set on crushing this challenge I would be in bed already (like I have been two other evenings this week).  I was so excited for this week's project but the excitement quickly faded when it just wasn't working out and then RSV and Bronchitis took over our household. In the last week we've had three doctors appointments and have two more tomorrow.  This is some nasty stuff.  So I'll be brief... Some of my friends know I am a big fan of meal planning.  I don't know why, but I find it to be so much easier make a meal if it's already been decided placed on our family calendar than in the moment the evening of.  I started a few years ago by making a list of our most often used meals and side dishes and would sit down once a week, look at our upcoming schedule and assign a meal that made the most sense for that day (ie things that were quicker went on days that were more hectic, m