A little treat for all the moms out there...ENJOY! Happy Friday!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
What's a girl to do? First, I would like to go on record saying, "I would NEVER miss a night out with the "girls" for a t.v. show." But, this is quite the line up this evening...Ugly Betty vs. My name is Earl... Grey's Anatomy vs. The Office...ER(yes, I still watch ER) vs. Big Shots. I have shows being recorded all over the house. Something tells me our Bunko game will come to a halt around 9 o'clock! So this could actually workout...12 women gathered around a television, wine and good food! Why did I think this would be a problem? Hope everybody is enjoying all the Fall Premiers as much as I am!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I have been cleaning out my fabric closet...I have tons of fabric! Fabric for bags, fabric left over from home decor projects, leftover from costumes, fabric remnants I just could live without, fabric from projects I haven't gotten to yet...
Inspired to create something from a few very small pieces of fabric...here is what I came up with!
These bags above have a beautiful blue quilted silk shantung. I loved this fabric when I bought it for the color and the quilting was done in squares...I love squares! I paired it with a brown and cream print. So far they have been a hit with the focus group, aka, my "go to" girls! Oh, and I have the quilted silk in pink, too!
And these, well, I am sure you recognize this plaid! I really like the how these turned out with just a hint of the plaid. Classic shape, classic fabrics...can't go wrong!
Most of my bag business is custom, so these were really fun for me to just sit and create, using forgotten fabric in a fresh way! I have some more in the works, too!
I am taking my show on the road, so to speak, this fall. Along with the custom handbags parties I will be doing a handful of trunk shows at Art Festivals, Holiday Shoppes, etc...
We will see how they work out...I have been having a lot of fun preparing. My next task is to create my space/booth/tent!!! I will be recruiting the "focus group" for help!
In other news...
...I had Caroline and Emma at the eye doctor today! Both need glasses...of course! They chose the cutest glasses...I'll be sure to post a picture when their glasses are in!
...Lulu has a fever!
...my whole body aches from my session with the personal trainer yesterday.
...I volunteered, again! I don't know what is wrong with me, I just can't help myself!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Every September, I host a Back to School Coffee for the moms at Lulu's preschool. There are about 80 families at the preschool and usually I can count on 20-25 mothers to come for some coffee and carbs. I started this 6 or so years ago when Caroline started her second year at the preschool. When we moved here, I didn't no anyone...I had NO friends outside my neighborhood. Then one day I ran into a preschool mom and her son at a local cafe, we were chatting in line, then two more preschool moms came in. We sat outside with our coffee and bagels, talking for the two hours our kids were at school. We learned we were all in the same boat....new to the area and NO FRIENDS! So, the Back to School Coffee was born!
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Yesterday, I met with a personal trainer at our gym. With our membership you get four free sessions. So excited... to get started! Currently, I have been sticking to classes such as, Spinning, Body Pump, yoga, Mat Pilates, and I use the Elliptical quite a bit, too! I need guidance around the gym and help to use my time efficiently. The first session is an "information" session...set goals, weigh in, take measurements, heart rate, blood pressure, treadmill test, body fat count...you get the idea...not fun, when you see all those numbers at one time. My number one goal is to lose weight...10 lbs. would be good, but, 15lbs is ideal! Some of my other goals include, more energy and to strengthen my core because currently, my core is a pit. So after all the information is gathered and assessed, my trainer lays out a plan to lose 1lb a week. I can consume 1800 calories a day, which is more than I normally eat...but, I have to burn 2400 a day!!!!!!!!! How is that possible? Needless to say, I was a bit deflated when I left to gym. MBM picked me up by researching how many calories you can burn in daily activities, laundry, sewing, walking the dog, and other activity he wishes to be daily! So, on top of working out, it is possible, I think? I'll keep you posted! Last night, I met my college roommates here for shopping and dinner! I came home with these in black patent, these in chocolate, and these! I feel all better!!!!!!!
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Great wedding.. a lot of dancing and way too much drinking! Thank goodness I had a day to recover before I stepped in to the role of Godmother today!
(B and B and Baby Lilli)
(MBM, the Godfather, and Lilli)
Back to normal tomorrow...school, gymnastics, ballet, food shopping, the gym, laundry, fun, fun, fun!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I have been spending more time in my studio...more productive time! These bags, I made custom for my cousins fiance, as little gifts for her attendants. I really do not like putting zippers in bags, but, I found a great tutorial, that made all the difference!
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Sunday, September 9, 2007
First weekend without sand between my toes was replaced with lacrosse, soccer, a bonfire, and a birthday party!
Our house was taken over by swings, strollers, a pack 'n play, bottles, and diapers! We had so much fun with Lilli. Emma was so helpful, she fed her bottles, walked her around the house in the stroller, even helped with diapers! I can't wait to have her back!!!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
See you at 3:45...
Monday, September 3, 2007
So sad! This is the first summer in a long time that I am not ready for for the summer to end. We spent every second we could on the beach this weekend with our friends and families enjoying the sand, ocean, and ice cream!
Aunt B and Lulu!
We also had our Annual Fish Fry...no fish anymore...we just order a bunch of pizza! Pizza, drinks and let the kids play! Great way to end the summer!
Tomorrow...SCHOOL! The big girls are all ready. Outfits picked out, school bags stocked with supplies, and lunches packed! The bus will be here in less than 12 hours! HOORAY!!!!!