Every once and awhile I come across something so absolutely, wonderfully, lovely that I must have and I must share or I will explode! Here's what I found today.
Aren't these clips so adoreable?!?! I love anything feathery, especially if you can put it in your hair. These wonderful clips come from the Garden of Whimsy. Make sure to check out the shop for more lovely goodness.
When I saw these shoes my heart went a flutter! I love high heels, I love peacocks, and my favorite color of the moment is teal---these shoes have it all.
Now, you can't have beautiful peacock heels without the matching purse. Check out Paris xox for more fashionable goodies.
I love cupcakes. I love peacocks. Whats better then a edible peacock feather to garnish your favorite cupcake.
Yesterday was bring your kid to work day. Well, not really, I just brought my kid to work.
Once a week, I make the long treck out to the end of oblivion, Van Nuys, to work at my favorite client's sign shop. Einstein has been dying to go with me ever since I told him that the sign shop made signs for Disneyland. Being the boy that he is, Einstein just had to see how these signs were constructed. So, I made the crazy decision to take Einstein with me yesterday. I packed up my laptop and he packed up his drawing stuff and we headed off.
It was so nice have someone with me on that long drive over there. When we got there, I introduced Einstein to all the guys, all 4 of them, and then Einstein settled in at the desk next to me. He searched for legos online and I worked on the billing. After he got tired of working on the laptop, he went to the back and the shop manager showed him how to make some simple signs. After a little bit, Einstein came back up to the office and helped me stuff and stamp some envelops. After by the mid afternoon I was done and we headed back home.
Overall, it was really fun to have Einstein come along with me, especially on the long drive back home. We had a great time together. Maybe we'll do it again some time.
And if you didn't know it already, I absolutely love my country.
I am very patriotic.
I am so very, very thankful for our military and all that they do. And this video made me think that maybe I don't do enough to show how eternally gratefull I truly am. So, one way I thought I could show some support is to adopt a soldier. I also think it would be good for Einstein to show support too. And so I am going to have him write letters too.
I will keep you posted on how it goes.
If you know a soldier who needs a care package or some letters sent their way, then let me know and I will gladly oblige.
So, what are you doing this weekend?
I am going to go thrift store shopping for some vintage fabric, sheets and pillow cases.
Do you wanna know why?
Well, I just signed up for Home Ec, the online sewing class for beginners.
Home Ec is a four week e-course with 3 wonderful teachers, 26 step-by-step projects and 3 live chats all for only $60! Call you believe it!?!? The class officially begins this Tuesday, August 10th. You have a few days left, so sign up now to get the 3 special earlybird guides. For more info and to sign up go here.
Lately it seems that all I've been doing is waiting.
I hate waiting. I detest it. I loathe waiting.
And yet I find myself waiting.
Waiting for what you may ask. Well, let see....
...to see if I got accepted to SNHU, so I can finish my degree.
...for little Einstein to starting listening to me the first time.
...the husband to find a job. It's been a year now.
...for my Etsy shop to take off.
...for a cure to cancer.
...for some people to grow up and others to slow down.
...for the right time to have another baby.
...for my lemons to grow.
...for my aunt to get a kidney.
...for life to slow down.
It seems that lately my days have been based on waiting for this thing or that. And I grow angry and frustrated with all the waiting. Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel and say "forget it!" to everything and everyone. Then I want to throw a pity party for myself and and cry to God and say, "Why me, God....why does it always happen to me?!?!" And it's just then that I hear God's sweet voice, "I'm waiting too." It hits me. He's waiting for me to stop whining about waiting; learn my lesson and just sit at His feet and be content.