Top Ten {03.09.12}

Here are my top ten from recent days/weeks:

1.  I am gearing up to sew some baby gifts for my unborn nephew, Carter.  Picked up some adorable elephant fabric last weekend and picked out a couple of patterns from Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby.

2.  I’ve been working with my mother to plan a baby shower for my sister.  We have some scrumptious food, fun games, and wonderful gifts planned.

3.  Big birthday’s this year.  We are attending a few parties for friends.  I am busy making plans for my husband.

4.  I have been obsessing over decorating our home.  It’s not easy to come up with a color scheme and find the items you have imagined.

5.  I am itching to work on my Life Book.  We are well into week 10 and I am redoing my pages for week 1 and week 2.  My paper wasn’t appropriate and I had to search for better quality paper.

6.  Making plans with my mother-in-law to go bead shopping while our men watch college wrestling next weekend.  I haven’t beaded in quite some time.  I hope to find some gems to inspire me.

7.  I am reading City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris for mystery book club.  I am enjoying this book.  I hear that Finding Nouf, also by Zoe Ferraris, is quite good.

8.  I am listening to Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

9.  I am also listening to A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice, Book 1).  I watched Season 1 of Game of Thrones on HBO.  I am anxiously waiting for Season 2 to begin in April.

10.  Our Dew-boy continues to snuggle with us in bed at night.

Cuddle time on the couch.


Top Ten {02.17.12}

Here are the top ten highlights from my life in recent days/months:

1.  We moved into our condo on December 31, 2011.  Happy New Year!  I love our new home and town.

2.  I have my own studio space.  No more cramming supplies into a coat closet.

3.  I signed up for Life Book, which can be found at  I created a dream board page and started on the “Celebrating our Goddess Superpowers” lesson.

4.  My sister is pregnant with a baby boy.

5.  I finally made the fabric case for my father-in-law’s portable speaker, which was intended to be a Christmas gift, but was thwarted by our move.

6.  We booked our family trip to the Dominican Republic.  I am beyond excited.

7.  My husband bought me a beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day.

8.  I went to a wine tasting my best friend that she found on Living Social.  The tasting was a bust, but we had a great time together, as always.

9.  I got the Kindle touch.  Purchased the Kindle Fire first, but it didn’t live up to my expectations.  Crazy, right?

10.  Best of all, my life has been filled with happiness and laughter.