My dear sweet husband is one of the best "mix tape" makers that I have ever met. He has a knack for finding amazing music in the far reaches of the world...months before the world knows they exist...and arranging it on a CD in such a way that is really beautiful and perfect. This is not the reason I am talking about today...my honey recently gave me these three CDs that he made...if you look closely at what they are labeled you get a glimpse of Doug that not many get to see...or expect. They are labeled as "Conway Twitty Sings Opera", "McLytes Greatest Hits and Right Said Fred featuring Hanson" and "Kenny Chesney, Kids Bop and Now That's What I Call Music 88"...NONE of which is on these CDs...not that I even mind CT or KC...he thinks he's funny...and he is ...most of the time. I LOVE making cards with the sewing machine!! I have made so many...so quickly and I love it!! Here is my favorite of the moment...I love the thought bubble with the heart in it. :)
I thought I would share with you my favorite yard sale find of all time. We got this WHOLE locker set for $5!!!!! at a yard sale a couple of years ago. We had to paint it and clean it up but it works great in Moses room for his clothes...one day we will switch to using it for toys...I alternated the bins facing in or out for the checkerboard pattern. The best part of this whole thing is the trip bringing it home. I am a girl that will strap anything to a roof of a car and haul it anywhere...tied down of course but I am generally fearless...Doug has a heart attack if the trunk is not shut...needless to say, we couldn't shut the trunk with this in it...but we got it strapped in pretty well and I was certain that we would make it home with everything in tact...Doug was sweating bullets all the way home...to the point that I had to literally cover his ears so that he could not hear it rattling around in the back...no kidding. I printed labels onto magnetic paper so that each bin is labeled with what is supposed to be in
there...this was really nice when Moses was little because 0-3m shirts were separated from 3-6m shirts...I still love it.
Here is my latest bedroom project. I made the little curtains to cover the tops of these from a sheet I got on clearance at Target. You can't tell much from the photo's but it does a lot to change the room...makes it warmer somehow...and hides my junk. To be honest I am still hovering around a five...give or take a point...though some of the reasons have flip flopped and come and gone. I have been having back spasms all day, dealing with some drama (I don't want to write specifics here because I can't control who reads this and I don't want to hurt feelings), dealing with having my parenting skills attacked...basically I feel beaten and broken...but I do know that God is good...everyday! Even today...I am so glad that I shared the other day because it seemed like so many others DID need to hear that someone else was in the same place...I got so many great calls and emails...you are all awesome! :) I'm not beaten though...