Monday, February 15, 2010

A New Bag

Presidents day means a day off for my husband. We like to try to go do something fun on these days off but it was just too dang cold today and we are all to one degree or another getting over colds here so we didn't do much.

I made some homemade marshmallows, well attempted to I think they are going to get remelted for rice crispy treats as they seem to be a little too sticky this time around. I also made a big pot of spegetti sauce, this was all before 10 am.

We then made a run out to take my good sewing machine to the repair shop, again, the third time in 6 months :(.

Luckily I have a backup machine, not the greatest but it works. So when we got home from all the running I decided to do a little sewing for myself. I can't remember the last time I made something for me and not something for someone else or baby diapers. Well I made a diaper bag so it's not all for me.

I used this tutorial and adapted it to work with this old military blouse.
And made a nice bag that looks like this
And pockets on the back
and on the inside too
I'm going to give it a try, it's not quite as big as I was wanting it, I'm trying to go back to full time cloth diapering which means needing a pretty big bag to go out with. It was a nice simple and fun project to do on a relaxing "day off"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

House Tour Part 2, The Master Bedroom

I like to decorate, one of my favorite things about being a military family is that I get to move into new houses all the time and decorate them, we have lived in some that I just could not do much with but most I have been pretty happy about.

For this room you will have to use your imagination some (well you will in most rooms as I do not have them *just right* and probably never will LOL). This room is lacking a headboard which I intend to make soon, a mirror that I just ordered and art work, in other words the walls are a little bland.
So this is the view from the foot of the bed. This room is small for a master bedroom, at least by American standards, it's about 10x11 feet, this is a king size bed, there is literally just enough room for our bed a table on either side a large wardrobe and a small table all of which you will see latter. Like I said we are lacking a head board, I'm going to make a padded head board as soon as I can get downtown and buy the plywood and foam for it. I have an iridescent taffeta in brown that will go great with this set.
To the left of the bed, my jewelry cabinet makes a small bed side table, just the right size.
To the right of the bed, this is a wash stand I got from someone who was selling off extra stuff.
The main clothes storage area, I have the drawers and the double door of the wardrobe, Justin has the single door and the rolly carts.
This is my dressing table, the mirror I ordered is going above this, you can also see out the door down the hall that leads to the kitchen. The curtain is covering a french door that leads out to the patio/courtyard

Thats the master bedroom.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Proverbs 31:10

OK so I don't know about all of you but I LOVE this woman, she fascinates me, I want to be this woman. I read every book I can on her, I read the chapter over and over again, I have print outs of it in various places in my house. I often times fail at my goal, rising while it is yet dark? Phewy, who wants to get up at 3 am in the summer to make that goal, she obviously lived where the sun does not wake up so early LOL, then on the other hand in the winter I can sleep till 7 and still be up while it is yet dark, HA!

So here is what I'm thinking, let talk about her, lets study her, I will post a verse everyday and we can talk about that verse and how it applies to us, how we can emulate this woman in this modern world. Many of us may have a pretty good idea about her, but there are some who may not of even heard of her.

So today

Proverbs 31 :10

An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.

What are your thoughts on this verse?

Post a comment or link to this post and make an entry on your blog.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Clean Sweep

I have the itch to organize something big time right now. I just feel this NEED to get my house running as smoothly as possible and that means going through and getting rid of the extra things that are just taking up space. This could have something to do with the fact that I put some things in our storage room and now cannot get into it because some totes fell in front of the door thus blocking entry, it could be that when my husband brought up the possibility of staying at this base an additional 4 years and I asked him if he would want to move at that point and he said no that my mind is now going OK we are pretty comfortable here with our two children but we plan to add more and well it's going to get a little crowded.

Somethings need to be kept, I really do like to get my china out and use it, someday we will have long Sunday dinners with the table set with the best dishes, to be honest I want a second set that is English, I am living in England after all I should have a set of English china as a souvenir. I don't really want to buy all new Christmas decor, or other holidays for that matter, and one day like the Sunday dinners, I will have it together enough to decorate for the changing season. But do I really need to keep the toys that cost me $3 at the thrift shop, or the $20 high chair? Well the baby IS using th high chair right now but you get the point, I probably do not. I'm even wondering if I REALLY need that extra freezer in my kitchen, though it's not really in the way and it is a good place to feed the cat.

So now I'm off to continue to purge and organize my house.