Saturday, June 1, 2019

May Madness... But... In a Good Way

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Oh my goodness! What a month May was!

I often wonder if it's just us. Are we the only family that consistently has several things going on? Good and bad. It can't be just us. Right?

We've had a ton going on and May felt like the longest month ever.

My son started the process of finding a new job. I'm hoping and praying this will be a great job for him! This will be a full time job working with a great company and I hope he likes it.

My daughter had her Senior Dinner, her Senior Walk, an interview for a Scholarship, an award ceremony and two graduations. All while finishing up her dual credit classes, high school classes and working.


The high school she went to had all the Seniors walk the aisles in their cap and gown at the elementary, junior high and high school. I think it's amazing because it's a way for the graduating Seniors to be an inspiration to the younger kids.

She received three awards. One for the scholarship, another for A Honor Roll and one that shocked me... but, in a 'Wow! That's amazing!' way from Charles "Doc" Anderson who is a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

I'm super proud of my daughter! She worked so hard to graduate 3rd in her class, earn her Associates Degree from a local college and earn her high school diploma all at the same time! It was a lot of hard work and I'm so proud of her accomplishments!

I have to say, I broke down a couple of times from stressing myself out and my wonderful husband was there to pick me up and take me to a few garage sales and a special trip to Hobby Lobby. Most of the time, we don't find much at garage sales. This time... we found quite a bit. A cute picture frame, a super cute Ikea lantern, a brand new Yankee Candle (which I've already tested), a few movies, games and a couple of other things.

Yankee Candle, Ikea Lantern, Picture Frame

And Morris is helping me take a picture of my Hobby Lobby finds.

Hobby Lobby - Mr. Morris - Cross Stitch

We finished up the month of May by fixing our broken dryer.

The heating element went out and let me tell you.... I really took our dryer for granted. I sure missed it while it was down!

Broken Samsung Dryer

Next up is getting everything completed for her to start college this fall.

Whew! I need to have some stitching time!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Completed Cross Stitch, Prom and A New Start

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Happily Ever After Cross Stitch
I've been working on my cross stitch projects as much as I can the last couple of months. With so much going on, I definitely need the distraction because I'm very much an over thinker and I cause myself to overly worry. This is the only way I have found that truly helps me to relax and take my mind off things.

I wanted something quick to complete before I started a more detailed piece. What drew me to this piece was the heart shape and the fonts used. I purchased this pattern off of Etsy and it originally had black and red colors, but I wanted this piece to match the colors in our master bedroom. I went with a variegated blue floss, a darker blue and a dark grey. This pattern can be purchased for only $4.95!! If I stitch this pattern again, I would like to do a few more different colors.

You Are My Happily Ever After Cross Stitch

My daughter attended prom last weekend and I love this color green on her! She had a great time and I'm so happy that she was able to experience going to prom. It was a very special moment for me to help her get ready for prom. I'm so blessed to have been able to be part of her special day. I think she looked absolutely beautiful! You can see more pictures on my Instagram.
My Daughter <3

I've also started this super adorable Cross Stitch piece. It has my favorite food. Desserts! I had been eyeing this one for some time. There are so many adorable patterns and I have a hard time controlling how much I spend on them, but there are so many on Etsy that I can't wait to purchase!

Dessert Counted Cross Stitch

I hope you have a great week!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Spring, Stress and Stitching

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I love the Spring weather! Especially here in Texas when our weather consists of a bit of cold mixed in with hot, hotter and I feel like I'm going to pass out just walking up the road hot. The only thing is the terrible Spring weather we have. I'm thankful we've only had a bit of flooding on certain roads in our area... *knock on wood*, but we've had a couple of scary storms head or way that have caused terrible damage to the south of us due to tornados and hail.

One of the streets in our city that was flooded.

Along with the scary Spring storms, I'm totally stressing over what's coming up within the next month or so. This Saturday my daughter has prom then comes all her Senior stuff for school. She has two graduations (one for her Associates and the other for high school), a Senior signing day, and a Senior walk (where they walk in their caps and gowns at other schools to celebrate their success). Along with this comes family (which has it's own issues to resolve), sending out invitations, making sure she has everything needed for graduation, the final parent/teacher conference, making sure her lunch bill is paid, all books are turned in, etc. It's a busy time of year. I can't believe both of my children will be high school graduates! It's definitely bitter sweet.

So, before all this happens, I'm taking much needed time to work on my current Cross Stitch project. After many, many years of using a hoop, my husband bought a Q-snap for me and I'm absolutely loving it! If you are a sticher and use a hoop, I highly recommend giving it a try! I've read several reviews and they suggest only getting the brand Q-snap and not the ones that are sold by different brands because they do not work as well. The first size I've used is an 8x8 purchased on Amazon and I'm wanting to get a bigger size or two.

Q-Snap Frame 8x8

I hope that you have an amazing upcoming weekend! God Bless!
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