Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Musings

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Attention Omaha/Council Bluffs Area

Over the next month, I will be hard at work in front of my sewing machine...
"Why is that?" you ask. Well, my beautiful mother and I have comitted to a Craft/Art Show on September 22, 2012, in Omaha, Nebraska. I have to say, I am super excited about this show, but I am a little bit nervous at the same time. We requested a booth that will be 8ft by 8ft. The reason I am a bit nervous? I don't know if we are going to get our booth filled up!

I am constantly cutting fabric for baby blankets, burp cloths, 18" doll clothes, hot pads, dish towels, and bags of all sizes. I have also been stringing trivets like there is no tomorrow and am running VERY LOW on wine corks. Yes, I am going into this craft/art show with high expectations! I want to sell out of EVERYTHING. Will I? Who knows, but there is no reason not to have those expectations. The individual that is organizing this show, is going to start marketing "the heck" out of it and she's already gotten the information in a bunch of public calendars for the area. My guess is that this is going to be HUGE and very busy!

For any of you readers that might be interested in attending the show, the information is in the flyer below.

I also wanted to give you a quick peek at a few of the items that will also be at the show. My mother is a fabulous knitter and sews beautiful things. Today, I am just going to give you a quick peek at a few of the infant hats she has made. Later, I will be sure to get you a quick peek at some of the 18" (American Girl sized) doll clothes she will be taking to the show too. 

Aren't these just the cutest things?
It's just too bad we don't have a baby in the family to use as our model though...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

School has Started...

...and this momma's got a plan for around the house!

Since we moved into our house 5 years ago, my husband has been ironing his clothes for work in our bedroom. Do I have a problem with this? Well, no...
The problem I do have is that our ironing board and iron NEVER get put away!
This is what I hope to do, but also add a shelf up above for the iron.
(we do not have a door in the spot that I want to put this)
Oh, and get us a new ironing board. Can you believe the metal broke!?! Seriously???
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Since I had my goal of getting the house cleaned and in order before the start of school, I thought it would be a great idea to have chore check-offs for the kids to complete every day after they get home (yes, mom and dad too). I found this idea here.
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Of course, I am making them more appropriate for our family and then will have them laminated to be used over and over and over and...well, you get the idea. Hopefully this will mean a clean house every day and less for mommy to do before she has to head to work in the afternoon.

Ok, we have a realatively large house...5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and two livingroom areas. Our bathrooms however, are not all that big (especially the master bathroom).
I found this idea and thought it would be perfect in our master bathroom and one of our guest bathrooms. The master bathroom especially, since there is virtually no storage in there.

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hmmm.... this could work in our walk-in closet too...

The kids bathroom is in serious need of redecorating.
When we moved in, I thought it would be fun to make the bathroom more child-like and fun.
Now, I am ready to make it a little bit more grown up.
Not completely sophisticated or anything, just not the cartoon fish, turtles, and octopus's any more.
I also want the kids to be reminded of these 4 little things that they, for some odd reason, keep forgetting to do!

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That shower curtain is kind of cute, but I won't subject my son to something quite that frilly.

There are so many projects I want to get done now that the kids are both in school.
I guess to prove I have actually completed anything, I will just have to prove it and take photos along the way...
If I actually get them done...

Just kidding, I will eventually get them done, it just may not all be done immediately.

I do have to adjust to the fact that I am home all by my lonesome during the day now.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Fabulous Giveaway for You

Okay, I am brand new to this giveaway thing...
I honestly don't know what I should do!

So, here goes...
YOU could be the winner of a fabulous set of 2 repurposed Wine Cork Trivets from my shop.
See, aren't they totally awesome?!?

I seriously LOVE using them in our kitchen and at our dining table.
We never run out of hotpads now that we have these "bad boys (or girls)" whatever you want to call them. The best part, there are no sharp edges that can scratch up your counter or tabletop!

To Enter:
*Mandatory* - You must be a Warm Bouquet Blog follower through the Google Friends icon "thingy" (I know, I am so technical with words and internet stuff).
Leave a comment on something fun that you have REPURPOSED.

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**I'm sorry, but this give-a-way is only for those in the continental US.**

Must post your comments no later than August 30, 2012
***Winner will be announced on September 1, 2012*** 

Monday Musings

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Sunday, August 12, 2012


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Don't you just hate it when you are in the middle of a project and realize you need something else for it and it's Sunday!?!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Time has Come...

I think I can honestly say I am ready!

I am finally ready to host my FIRST EVER giveaway!

Yes, you heard that correctly, I am going to host my very first GIVEAWAY.

The best part, YOU could be the winner.

This would be a sneak peek at what you could be winning!

Check back soon for your chance to WIN BIG with Warm Bouquet!

See you shortly!