Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Me, promise

Hi, remember me? Yeah, Amy the lady who writes this blog? I don't blame you if you didn't recognize me, I have been on a little sabbatical.

Since we last met in blog land I have completed my degree! I now have a Masters Degree in Adult Education! I am so glad to have school over and done with, at least for now. Now time to go get a bug girl job again. Not really sure how I feel about that, but it will be nice to have my own money again.

Now that I have my degree I want to teach math at a community or technical college. I wanted to teach so that I can help others learn about something I love, as well as have enough flexibility to still be a Mom. I mean, that three letter word is the most important job I've got!

Aren't my employers the cutest things ever, I must admit they are quite demanding. But the biggest perk of this job is definitely the pay, hugs and kisses, oh and the overtime pay is the giggles and smiles! I know it is going to be hard to find another job remotely comparable to this one!

I have been creating lately, but I haven't been diligent in documenting my projects. I'll have to take some pics to show you what I have been up to besides papers, research, reading articles, and typing notes!

I hope life has been peachy for you, and you will forgive me of my absence. I look forward to rekindling our friendship with regular visits again!

Happy Sunday!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My dead microwave

The other day I just wanted to microwave butter. So, I put the butter in a Pyrex measuring cup and set the time for 15 seconds.

About 3-5 seconds in the microwave session it started making a unit noise and then a funny odor started to tick my nose.

Well, long story short my microwave died. It was a very tragic time for me. I didn't realize how dependent I was on this modern convenience.

I bought individual microwave meals for the kids for lunch one day. They were begging for them. Well of course I couldn't cook it in the microwave. I tied cooking it on stove, but that just didn't work. The kids hated it and wouldn't even eat it.

We were very fortunate to find a friend who had a spare microwave we could have. Here is the old microwave, we bought it right after we got married.

Here is the scorched plate from the flames that were coming out of my microwave.

Here is my counter where the microwave set for the past 6 years.

Who new it could get sooooo dirty there! I promise I keep my counters clean, I know that is hard to tell from this picture. I never thought to clean under my microwave before! I probably won't again until the new one has to be moved. They are just big and bulky to move all the time! So I am sure my counters will look like this again in 6 more years! Just a vicious cycle.

Happy cleaning!!


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Easy Baby Shower Decor

A couple weeks ago I had a baby shower at my house. I drew my color scheme from the baby bedding my friend was using.

I had seen this cute yarn balls made from wrapping yarn around balloons, and thought they would be so cute for the shower.

They were definitely a splash of color. I was WI rises at how long, and hard they were to make. I think my balloons were too big. It was hard to wrap the wet yarn around the slick balloon. It also took along time to dry. Some of my warn was still wet the next morning.

I used the left over yarn balls as decorations in my glass dish. This was on the present table, it made a nice back drop for all the lovely goodies for the new baby!

Then I made a door banner out of the color scheme.

I bought plates and napkins in the color scheme to eat all the yummy food off of!

Here we are playing a few shower games.
Here are some of the many presents.

The sock monkey was such a cute gift topper!

Very easy, and cheap too!

I would love to hear some of your party planning tips!

Happy Partying!


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Friday, September 30, 2011

More Wristlets!

I showed you a while back the wristlet I made for one of my friends birthday using the tutorial by From an Igloo.

Well I made four more! Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of three of them :(

The one I am gonna show you today is one I made for another friend. We were out and about and we needed some random items, which I had on hand. My friend was awed that I had such random stuff with me.

I decided to make a wristlet for her so she can have a little random bag too! I need to fill it with band aids, hand sanitizer, a little fold up brush, Kleenex, eye drops, spray ointment, and anything else a mom might need. I know that could include everything but the kitchen sink.

Her diaper bag is red and white, so I used some left over scraps and came up with this...

These are just so easy to make. I really need one for myself. Maybe eventually that will be something else I can check of my to make list!

Happy sewing!

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