Friday, January 20, 2012

Project Runway All Starts Week 3

You know, I love Project Runway. Absolutely love it.  But I will say that I have a lot to learn about the fashion industry. I just flat out don't get what the professionals see. Some looks that get rave reviews, I'm like "huh"? And ones that I think area great are terrible in their eyes. Thankfully my skewed logical hasn't deterred me from watching, although I serious considered it when Gretchen won over Mondo, and the hubby was pushing for that. hehe I couldn't pull the plug.

I have to be honest about last night and say that having a Muppet on the show to me, brings a bit of silliness to the show. Don't get me wrong, the Muppets are great, but really? It's like I can't take the show as serious anymore. I'm sure I am probably the only one, but that's okay.

So knowing that I just don't get it, I'm not sure why Gordana got kicked off last night. I liked the dress, a nice pop of color, and in regards to talking about cover worthy- this is for a PIG, does the the same gut sucking criteria (that Joanna was referring to) need to be taken for a pig as a human? Just sayin'...

So here is the losing look last night:
Personally, I thought Kenley's and design was absolutely terrible. I love one of the judge's comments that you could use Kenley's hat as a dish scrubber. (hmm, or was it a loofah).
Here is Jerell's look. Now, I don't care for it on a model.  But somehow- don't ask- I can actually see this for Miss Piggy. I think it works for a costume on a puppet.
On the positive note, here is Michael's winning look. I am SO happy that he won. (I think that he should have won last week too)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

iPhone Mommies

*This review was not solicited. This is solely my opinion.*

At some point, I'm sure that you wondering if there is anything out there that will occupy your baby and not annoy the heck out of you. Especially when you can't cart their toys everywhere. 

May I introduce you to wonder of the Pocket Pond. It's a wonderful little app, that will keep your little one occupied, and has relaxing water sounds. Can't beat that, right?
My baby is only 8 months old and she is always reaching for the phone to play pocket pond. The idea is simple. You have a very realistic pond with swimming koi, lily pads, and dragonflies. Touch the water and it ripples. That's it. 

The genius is in the simplicity that will ultimately keep kids/babies occupied. How many ripples can you get. She is now using her index finger to ripple the water, whereas before it was a funny full palm smack. (It still worked and you got a cute little giggle) And later down the line, she will use her finger to connect to the moving fish to "catch" them. It will grow with them.

No maintenance is required, no feeding necessary and no cleaning tanks. And there is a free version! YAY!

It's a winner in the Mommy Arsenal of tricks when you are out and about. Just wanted to pass that along ;-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Organizing Ideas for 2012

I'm sure you are like me where you have resolved to finally declutter your house this year. Well, it is certainly a daunting task, so let's take it room by room. How about we start in the craft room?

Paint Organizer:
Using an old cookie sheet and magnets, you can store your paints upside down and they will always be good to go right away.
Yarn Storage:
Make a fast run to Lowe's or Home Depot for a French Drain, for about $5, cut to the depth of your cabinet and you have yourself a quick and easy skein holder.Button Holder:
Around a dollar a piece (depending on the size) you can have a quick container for all of those buttons and little odds and ends that you don't know what to do with. It's a great way to reuse baby food jars.
Wall Baskets:
Yes, I know this is picture of the laundry room. But just imagine that this would make great fabric storage, or scrapbook paper holder. Numerous possibilities.
Ribbon Storage:
I have been trying to figure out a great way to store all of my ribbon instead of wading through my giant Kohl's bag. Use a tension rod inside of a cabinet and they will line up beautifully. (So much better than getting so frustrated that you can't find the ribbon you want so you start throwing ribbon everywhere only to find the one you want at the very bottom of the bag. Guilty, me? lol)
Hope this starts to get the creative wheels going!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 Everyone! I hope that everyone had a safe and restful holiday. Ours was completely uneventful, and it was wonderful.

I have to say that 2011 was an absolutely amazing year. Reason… My little girl. She is now eight months old and I can’t believe how this time flies. Allow me to be cheesy for a second. Remember the movie “Fools Rush In”? Well, there is a line that soo applies to her. She is “everything I never knew I always wanted”. I never knew I would love Mommyhood as much as I do---I LOVE IT! Every little thing she does just cracks us up. Life is awesome now especially with her.

I am now also in a very small percentage of families where both mother and father work from home. How lucky is our little girl to have her parents’ home all day every day? I am so so blessed that I don’t have to miss a minute of her life. (Well minus my morning D1 bonding time with some trainers, lol).

So here I am New Year, and like everyone else, completely inspired to make some changes. Changes here on my little ole’ bloggy, more cooking, the rest of the preggo weight and probably the most exciting to you guys, some new crafts. I have been having a ball with my sewing machine I can’t even stand it. I probably have a year’s worth of projects already. (Thank you Pinterest) So exciting!!! And I am even going to be setting up a sewing room in the next couple of months!

Hope you guys are ready for the ride!!


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