Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stella is just getting so big. It breaks my heart to see her growing so fast, but it's so much fun to see her develop. She's 10 months now - almost 11. And although she cannot say any words (though grandma swears she can), she understands so much.

Words Stella knows at 10 months:
Bear (her Hop on Pop stuffed animal)
Fox (Fox in Socks)

Ok, so most of them are animals, but who's counting?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Guitar picks! Now available in blue, green, clear, black, red, and yellow. They are $5 for a set of three.

And guitar picks made into necklaces! They are $13 a piece and can be ordered on an 18-inch ball chain, as well as a black silk cord with barrel clasp or a wire choker.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Prunes, prunes the magical fruit

Stella has been eating Gerber fruits and veggies for a while now. Probably about three months. We started with the veggies and are now finishing up fruits, and, well, her last fruit to try was prunes. I'd been putting them off and putting them off, because, well, Stella still spews quite a bit and I wasn't looking forward to scrubbing "purple stuff" off her clothes. Today was Stella's first and last day of prunes, at least for now. I got a call at work this afternoon from my dad (grandpa and grandma are Stella's daycare), who said, "No more prunes." Little Stella had an accident...all over her grandpa, and grandpa's carpet and her pretty white onesie - and this time I'm not talking about the gunk that comes out of her mouth. Oops!

Last night Jen and I went on a date - dinner and a movie. We finally saw "Sex and the City," which we vowed to do before it left the theater. I must's one thing to see a graphic sex scene on a television screen, and quite another to see it play out in front of you on a movie screen. Just a tad uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as it was for me to be PMSing. That movie definitely packs a rollercoaster of emotions, and there were at least a couple times I had to work pretty damn hard to hold back the tears so poor Jen didn't find out how sappy I really am.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Vegas, baby...Vegas!

Only one more week until Vegas - or as Trisha said and Jen reiterated - 7 days...7 effin' days until the three of us are soaking up the sun in lovely (and sweltering) Vegas. I'm looking forward to it. It will be my first time away from Stella, and that will be infinitely hard. But it has to happen every once and a while to keep my sanity in tact. Love the child more than anything, but sometimes a mom just needs a break from all the diapers and wet wipes. For three nights and four days I will happily replace wet wipes and diapers with sun and beer.'s Craft Saturday time again. I've been working on some new items, including guitar picks made from vinyl. I'm also taking those guitar picks and making them into necklaces. Hopefully I'll have more inventory at Craft Saturday than last time.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I sent out a package of my bracelets last week to Diane at Napa Farmhouse 1885. Diane is my hero. She's retired and lives in Napa Valley and is starting an online business that sells recycled, reused and renewed products. I'm very lucky she decided to include my record cuffs. Read her blog here.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I am currently being featured in fellow Iowan and Etsian Plaidfuzz's blog . She makes beautiful cards and crocheted items - and like me, is also a mom. I've included a photo of one of my favorite items from her store right now. It says, "God couldn't be everywhere, so he made moms." I love this saying now that I'm a mom, but I'm pretty sure I would have rolled my eyes at my mom if she had said it to me when I was younger. Oh well.