Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Where was I Wednesday...

Well, I was here:

At the Economic Summit.

My boss had extra tickets, and I got to go.

It was actually a really great day.

Not going to lie, I was kind of surprised at how much I like it. :o)

Happy Wednesday!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Just Try!

Hello, and Happy Monday!

Do you remember my Just be More... posts from last year?

Well, I started looking through them today, and kind of felt bad that I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked too.

However, just as I started to feel sorry for myself I decided to flip my outlook, and started looking at all the things that I actually accomplished just by trying.

I soon realized that I accomplished more last year in the way of resolutions than I ever have before, which for me was pretty awesome.

So, for this year's theme I decided to simplify, and go with Just Try!

Basically, instead of making a list of concrete resolutions, which I know is what every self-help book tell you to do for the best results, I am going to Just Try a bunch of things that I have been wanting to get done.

Things may not turn out, but hey, at least I am giving it a try.

I will keep you posted with updates and such, or well, at the very least I will try to. :o)

Happy Monday!
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

We are now "those" kind of people.

Hello, and Happy Thursday almost Friday!

So, funny story.

N8dogg was home the other night, and apparently had a hard time sleeping.

(I had no idea he was having a hard time sleeping because I was out like a light next to him).

He told me the next morning that the air quality in our house was unbearable, and that he refused to sleep another night there until it improved.

I had no idea what he was talking about. I thought the air quality in our house was fine.

That was until we got this baby:

Yep, we are now "those" kind of people.

You know, people who breath purified air. ;)

Seriously, this thing is amazing!

I am in love with it!

However, the cats are not.

Cow refuses to be in the same room as it, and is currently sitting at the top of the stairs staring at it from around the corner.

I think I would have more sympathy for him if it wasn't his dander that made us "those" kind of people in the first place. :)

Happy Thursday! 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I love when N8dogg reads my blog...

I can always tell when N8dogg reads my blog, because I get text messages like this one:

Thanks for the tip N8dogg! 

Happy Wednesday! 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

N8dogg is home...well, for at least 34 hours.

Last night N8dogg was home for his 10 hours.

He had a delivery here in Washington this morning at 8:00 AM.

So, this morning we said our usual goodbyes with the, "I don't know when I will see you next" tag line, and that was it.

I got up, and made grand plans to do some serious after Christmas cleaning when I got home from work that night.

However, about 10:00 AM I got a text message saying that he had delivered, and was going to get to stay home for his 34 hours!


I took an early lunch, and we ate Chinese food like it was Groundhog Day (I will explain later).

It was perfect!

N8dogg got lucky (bottom).

Me...not so much (top).

Happy Tuesday! 

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Who wants to melt some felt?

Hello, and Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?

Mine was kind of all over the place...both emotionally and physically, so I was pretty pumped to head back to work this morning. :o)

Anyway, today I did a little experimenting with felt...


Well, I am making some rice packs, and while browsing  JoAnn's for fabric I found some great felt remnants.

I got really excited, because I LOVE felt, and snatched them all up.

However, on my way back to work I got thinking about synthetic fibers and such, and got worried that my felt might melt when you warm up the rice packs in the microwave.

So, to answer my question I did the only logical thing I could think of...

Yep, I put some felt in the microwave, and guess what?

It didn't melt!


I guess this means "Project Rice Packs" is still a go.


Happy Monday! 
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Great Scotty!

Hello, and Happy Friday!

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

I am headed North to spend some time with N8dogg's family (Yay)...sans N8dogg. :(


Got to love the life of a truck driver.

Anyway, last night I broke out my sewing machine for the first time this year, and made this:

Seriously, isn't he just the cutest thing!

These little Scotty Dogs are my "go to" baby shower gift.

I have probably made dozens of them over the years all thanks to THIS PATTERN from Jenny B. Harris over at ALLSORTS!

They sew up super quick, and always turn out so dang cute!

So, if you are in need of a good "go to" baby shower gift, or just want to make one to cuddle with, go check out Jenny's PATTERN.

Happy Friday! 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Well, I like to think so...

Today, I went to lunch with my friend Becky.

We ate Chinese food, and laughed for hours.

It was the best!

This was my fortune...

I like to think it was more of an assessment than a fortune. :o)

Thanks again Becky! I can't wait until next time.

Happy Thursday! 
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bring Your Own Sunshine...

I hate the cold. 

I know, where I live isn't that cold, but I still hate it. 

I love Sunshine, and wish I had a job basking in it all day long...wearing SPF 110+ of course. :o) 

Anyway, I got an idea for a gift, and decided to do a little Pinterest browsing to help it materialize. 

I am feeling warmer already. :o)  

Happy Wednesday! 
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello, and Happy New Year!

Did you do something fun for New Years?

I wish I could say I did something exciting to ring in 2013...but I didn't.

Instead, I have been trying to fight off a head cold all day, and feel hungover for all the wrong reasons. Ha!

(Yep, that cold medicine is definitely starting to work its magic).

Anyway, for most of the day I have been camped out either in bed or at N8dogg's desk.

Here is a glimpse of my first day of 2013:

Happy New Year! 

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