Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby Bedding

Bo and I had a busy weekend. We spent all day Saturday looking for baby items. My mom, mother-in-law, and my aunt went shopping with us. But by then end of the day I was just worn out. I sleep most Sunday and Monday when I got home from work. This is the bedding that we purchased for the room. Now, all we have to do is clean out the room and figure out what we are going to do with all the stuff that is in it now. Bo is really looking forward to painting the nursery.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Burp Cloths

Sorry about the quality of the pictures. It was really late and the lighting was horrible in my house.
No, these two burp cloths are not for Baby Bo, but they are for my niece. I hope she likes them. I still have a pair of pajamas to make for my nephew. I hope to have them done by Labor Day. I would sew them up faster if I didn't have to cut out the fabric. Any volunteers to cut out my fabric? It has to be my least favorite part of sewing.

Burp cloths for Baby Bo. By the way we are working on nicknames for him. So far my aunt and mom are calling him Ho-Bo. Mostly because Bo told them we are going to name the baby Horacio Beauregard. This isn't his name, but we got tired of people asking us his name and us having to say we will tell you his name when he gets here. So we came up with a name and it was Horacio Beauregard which means for now his nickname is Ho-Bo.

All of the panel fabric came out of my stash. The Winnie the Pooh one has to be my favorite because there aren't many Disney characters for boys. Also Bo loved Winnie the Pooh when he was a little boy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Taggies Blankets

I was looking for something quick to make tonight and I came across the Taggies Blankets. I couldn't see paying $19.95 for something I could make from my scraps. I knew that I had a few pieces of fleece in my stash and some ribbon I could use. So it was off to the Internet to find a tutorial. I found a great tutorial at June and July Designs.

This is how my hand made Tag Blanket turned out. It didn't take much time to make at all. The red side is red minky dot fleece which is super soft. I used a lot of boy ribbon on this one. If I have time I'm going to make one for my niece.

Does any one else have any ideas on little things I could make for Baby Bo.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Exciting News!

My exciting news is not only am I sewing again, but now I'll have some one to sew for. That is correct I'm expecting. I'm due in January and I'm so looking forwarded to meeting our little one.

We found out that we are having a boy!! My one aunt has decided to nickname him Hobo. So for now I will call him Baby Bo here. Bo and I have decided to keep our name a secret for as long as possible. I think that is going to be harder than I first imagined.
Now on to what I have started working on. My mom in all of her excitement bought several packages of boy colored cloth diapers to use as burp cloths. I added a little fabric for embellishment. I have 4 more to make for Baby Bo which I hope to get done tonight. Then I hope to start working on some other items for Baby Bo.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Brother!

My brother celebrated his 30th birthday this weekend. We had birthday fruit instead of cake because my nephew is gluten free. It was funny when it was mentioned to my nephew that we were going to have birthday fruit. Nephew said, "No, Birthday Cake." We all had a good time.
Friday night we wnt to a minor league baseball game. It was extremely hot and the team lost but we had fun.
It was a really good weekend spent with my family.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Island of Saints

Let me just say that I have read 2 other books by Andy Andrews. I liked one and didn't like the other so I wasn't so sure about this book. That is why it sat on my bedside table since Christmas. My apprehention about reading this book was wrong. This book was great and an easy read. I finished it in 2 days. It was a great story, but if you are an avid reader you can pretty much figure out were it is going, but that is okay. I liked that they author included himself as a character it gave this book a twist. I would definately recommend this book to anyone.

From the Inside of the Cover:
While digging up a withering wax myrtle tree beside his waterfront home on the Gulf coast, author Andy Andrews unearths a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artifacts and begins an intriguing investigation that unlocks an unspoken past that took place in his backyard . . . literally . . .

. . . In the summer of 1942, as the country gears up for a full-scale commitment to WWII, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel for the war. While taking a late-night walk along the coastline, Helen Mason-recently widowed by the realities of war-discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave the lieutenant to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind.

Set in a period simmering with anger and suspicion, Island of Saints offers the very real chronicle of a small town preparing itself for the worst the world has to offer. As cargo from torpedoed ships begins to wash up on the beach, Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts in order to create a future.

Blending his unique style of historical accuracy with unparalleled storytelling, New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews offers a tale of war, faith, and forgiveness-illuminating the one principle that frees the human spirit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


So Saturday I had to run and pick up lunch and some supplies while Bo and my cousin worked outside. I requested one thing that they remember to get my brownies out of the oven before they burned. As you can see from this picture they forgot to get them out of the oven. Needless to say these brownies didn't make it to the family reunion on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

View From My Pool

This is what I see when I'm floating in my pool. Trees and the sky look great.

I have to say that I could feel fall in the air because it was cool when I came up out of the water, but I will enjoy my pool until it gets to cold to swim. The water was warm which felt great.
Bo and I enjoying the pool.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We want a deal

Let me just start off by saying I'm horrible at asking for a deal. I pretty much just pay the sale price. Not Bo he looks for the manager to see if they can give him a deal. That is were this chair comes into the story.

You see I have loved these Adirondack chairs at Joann since they came in, but I wasn't going to pay $49.99 a piece for four of them. Well, I have watched the price drop on them until they were marked down to 70% off, but Bo still didn't like that price. And they had a ton left. So one night when we were in Joann we saw the manager. Bo of course went up to him and asked him if 70% was as low as the chairs could go. The manager thought about it said he couldn't do any better because he didn't have much room to mark down merchandice. Bo said we would just wait. Then the manager suddenly changes his mind and takes another 30% off the clearance price. Making our chairs $10.50 a piece. Bo was on top of the world since he got a great deal, and I was excited because I finally got the chairs I wanted.

This just proved to me again that it is good to wait and always ask for a deal.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pool Party

Well, it really wasn't a party, but I finally got to get in my new pool. This picture isn't the best because it started to thunder as soon as I got in the pool. I hope to go swimming today.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cable TV

Dear Reader:
After nearly two months without cable Bo and I got our cable turned back on yesterday. We really have enjoyed this time without TV, but football season is coming up and "WE" (read Bo) can't miss a game. I did watch some TV last night and it was amazing with over 150 channels there was nothing on, and Bo went and played video games.
Having cable again seems great except for the fact that they messed up our Internet. Yes, I will have no Internet until Saturday, that is the first day they have anyone available to send to the house. This means I'm taking a blog break until Saturday.
See you then. I'm off to watch TV.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Right now I'm reading books on leadership and personal accountablity. If you are interested in reading a book with one of these topics then QBQ is an easy good book to read. It took me about 2 hours to read. It is made up of numerous short chapters that are made to make the reader think.
One of my favorite chapters states in it: "Wisdom: what we learn after we know it all."
I love this idea because I know that there are moments in my life when I think I know it all and I have all the right answers. Usually after I have these thoughts whatever I was thinking goes terribly wrong.
I love books that make me self examine and work to improve myself. This is a book that does that. I very rarely re-read books, but I'm sure that I will re-read this one soon.
Thanks Books-A-Million for the picture.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pool Base

After our patio was laid Bo and Cousin started working on our pool base. You see our lot is off by 12 inches so we had to find a way to make our above ground pool even. This is what Cousin came up with.
Bo and Cousin moving the sand one wheelbarrow load at a time. It was extremely hot this day.

Final product. We hope to set up our pool tonight.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Patio Extention

This is what Bo and my cousin did this weekend. They extended our patio to a much more usable size. All of the 12x12 blocks that you see in this picture were laid by Bo and my cousin in 100 degree heat. It looks great!

Bo miss measured and we were three blocks short, but I'd rather be short than have a ton of overage.
Another look at our patio.