Monday, September 27, 2010

White Pumpkins?

So - what's your style of fall decoration?  Do you go for all Halloween?  Then, dive into Thanksgiving - or do you just do the Fall/Autumn thing?  Are you a traditional orange pumpkin sort of person?  Or step outside the box a bit with the different colors and shapes?  White perhaps?
All of a sudden, after seeing these ADORABLE little white pumpkin soaps from LilAnnieBell - I've been inspired to make my own white pumpkins.
So here's what I came up with....

I'm off to tackle my bin of fall decorations sitting in the garage right now - thinking it's time to dispose of our "Scarecrow Sally" - she's a bit worse for the wear this year.  I'll have to do it discreetly because if the little kiddies see her sitting in the trash can, they may revolt and decide a rescue attempt!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall is in the Air - an Etsy Fort Worth Treasury

I created my first ever Etsy Treasury - guess I'm in the mood for fall!  I can't wait for the cooler temperatures -
Take a look - these are all talented Etsy Fort Worth team members.  Click on the link above to get the details -
Are you ready for fall?  Have you decorated your home yet?  Not me - it's still up in the 110 degree attic....

Fall is in the Air

Monday, September 13, 2010

Organizing a Week

At the urging of my family, I am making an attempt to organize my day to day task list.  I'm assuming the glazed look in my eye lately, along with the sort of ADD, non-focused, scatteredness of my house cleaning & organizing has tipped them off to urge me towards making a change.

This is not an easy thing for me - I like a clean house, that's for sure, the problem is - that I spend a good portion of my day picking up, therefore avoiding other things that need to get done.  You know the type - I find it extremely distracting to do anything else when toys, clothes, papers, and snack crumbs are scattered from one end of the house to the other - so.....I pick them up.  And, then that's all I do - I pick up. period.

So - here's the plan.  I know it's sketchy - it's a work in progress for sure.  But - I am going to attempt to take one or two tasks per day and forget it the rest of the week.  For example - yesterday (Sunday) was supposed to be my "Meal Planning/Grocery Shopping" day.  Well.... the hubs was hunting over the weekend and I had to visit my ultra least fav grocery store (Yes, you know the one - starts with a "W".  Let's not go any further, it makes my heart palpitate just thinking about it and I've had too much caffeine and dt. coke today already (Yes, I know.  I need to cut that out too.))- on a Sunday afternoon, with two munchkins in tow.  Actually, the kiddies were really well behaved, and I didn't even have to bribe them with candy - wow!  Oh - but I did get Chicken Express on the way home, so guess they weren't subjected to my cooking last night.  That's a bribe, if I ever heard one! ha. ha.

So, back to the plan -
Sunday - Plan Meals for the week/Grocery store
Monday - Change Sheets (no - I haven't done that yet today!), Whoopsie Daisies
Tuesday - Laundry/Vacuum house
Wednesday - Pay Bills/Organize Desk - and, Yes - PICK UP the house (the only day of the week here folks - rest of the week, it's up to the other, un-named members of my family.  The dog's name is Hank - so there, you go!), Whoopsie Daisies
Thursday - Clean House/Vacuum
Friday - Iron Clothes
Saturday - not sure yet

I'm still filling in things like meals, the gym (yoga anyone?), kids' activities, volunteer work, church, etc, etc.  I've already had to do two loads of laundry too - once when the doggie dear had an accident on the carpet, and then again when my son decided to play hurricane in the bath tub = wet towels, everywhere. Oh yeah - then we had fire ants in the house yesterday.  So I sprayed them, then had to wash towels, rugs to kill those little devils.

It's not perfect, but it's a start.  I have to say at day 5 the laundry is a huge mess, house is a bit messy for my taste  - but....I did manage to spend more time with the kids this past weekend and we cleaned up my daughter's room and the playroom (in anticipation of 7 little 8 year old girls coming over Saturday for a slumber party - more on that later :)

So - how do you organize your week?  Any special tips?  Do you plan your meals?  Do you shop one time/week?  Do you just wing it?  I'd love any tips!

Check out this link at Creative Crate - I really love this chalk board - I'll put that on my wish list.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Indie Craft Show

All in all, I had a successful day Saturday at the Cowtown Indie Bazaar.  These pictures were taken the night before, and now I'm wishing that I had taken a few on Saturday because you could have seen some of the other vendors in the background.  Here is a link to the Flickr pictures if you care to take a look at what other vendors were selling.  I have to say, it was a very talented group of people.   It was really nice to be at a show where everything was 100% Handmade, and 100% Indie.
Thank you to everyone that came out to support me and the rest of my Etsy Fort Worth group.  Mark your calendars for the March 19, 2011 Spring show!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tooth Fairy Pillows - Vintage Style of Course

Just another peak at what I'll have at the show on Saturday.  Not a lot of time to post much else....because, I'm sewing like a mad woman.
See ya Saturday!  Cowtown Indie Bazaar -
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