Wednesday, October 24, 2012


So, I am embarking on a creative adventure. I have somehow re-found my creative energy and have decided to start making jewelry, headbands, and aprons. I think I am going to stick with those three for a while. I have lace, pearls, feathers, broaches, fabrics, and ideas galore, so I figured, why not put them to good use. People will have something creative to wear and I may be able to pay my  child's daycare. To be honest, It truly lies in the need to survive.  Let's be honest.... This economy sucks. Point blank. If I can spend my spare time and creative juices to make somethings for a relatively inexpensive price (we are talking $5-$20 at most) and make some things that will make people feel pretty, why the heck not? It keeps me sober, it keeps me busy (i know, like I really need any help), and what girl doesn't like lace and pearls?! I am going to share with the world my little bit of creativity and talents.

So, they say when life gives you lemons make lemonade.... I say, when life gives you lemons, slap some pearls and lace on it and make them pretty! Who really likes lemonade anyway?

I hope this adventure is a good one! If nothing else, at least I'm having fun!

Love and antiques!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Focused? Says who?

So last night, like any good American my adorable Hubby and I watched the Presidential Debate last night on TV. Like a good American, I should totally care about foreign policy, except for when I am exhausted... then I get a little out there, and can't focus, and our conversation turns out like this. And Jack can attest. You can't make this stuff up. Unless you're really tired and delusional.

Me: Mitt hit it out of the park with that Flag pin. It is totally bigger than Bammy's.

Jack: What did you say?

Me: I am just saying... Mitt is looking a little more American than Mr. Prez right about now. And then the tie... oh, you add the tie and he totally wins.

Jack: *snickers*

Me: What do you think those ties cost?

Jack: I dunno... maybe $150-$200 bucks. Probably some sort of rare Raw Charmeuse silk...

Me: I bet that is where my taxes went last year.

Jack: *laughs* The President only gets paid like $200,000 a year.

Me: SHIT! plus a jet, plus a wardrobe, plus fuel, plus chauffeur. He totally doesn't pay for that.
Look I'm just saying.

Jack: Ok, Dear.

Me: Look I am just saying Mitt won. I mean look at the tie. His is red and blue stripes, add the cheesy smile in and he hits all demographics. With his red, white, and blue he is a total shew in. If he wasn't such a fako loser, I would totally  vote for him. But he sucks, and so does Bama so I will write in somebody... Maybe even YOU, honey! *with a big smile*

Jack: *Awkard look*

Me:  WHAT?!!!! How much do you think Romney paid one of his political advisors to tell him about the pin and tie... "Look, Mitt, You have got  to wear a bigger flag pin than the President. Everybody knows he isn't patriotic any way. Oh! And where a red AND blue tie. That will get 'em... We should even get Paula Dean to bake an apple pie for the Debate leader. THAT's a true American in your face stance on politics. No? Too Much? Okay, red and blue tie, and bigger flag pin it is. *slaps him on the butt* Knock 'em dead tiger"

Jack: Awfully talkative tonight aren't we?

Me: I'm just tired........And dillusional.

Jack: Me too.

Me: Good. Can we go to bed?

Jack: Thought you'd never ask.

Then he threw the remote at me to turn off the TV because clearly he was too tired to turn it off himself and we went to bed. This is the American way. It's all about the way ya look. Take note, Obama. You totally lost, man. Put that money to use dude.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The little, but meaningful word, that is apparently NOT in my vocabulary

Ok, so lately everyone around me has been trying to teach me a nice little word, that for some ungodly reason I just can't get out of my mouth.....N-O! Seems simple right? Well it's not. I am a people pleaser. I want to help. I want to see you smile. I want to be involved. So, naturally, when someone asks me to do something, I say....YES! Sure! No Problem! Just tell me when and where! Oy-vey.

I am exhausted. I LOVE helping my friends. I love the joy I get out of helping! Just this past weekend we had the best time of our lives in the Sweet and Savory sisters booth! (You can go see their blog HERE!) They are totally ( ) this close to being famous, but most importantly, they are like the sisters I never had. Weekend's like that I am glad I said yes! However, this weekend is the 2012 Miss Smithville Blue Jean pageant for the Chicken Pie Festival.... I kid you not. You just can't make this shit up! And guess who got wrangled into being in charge? Yeppers, you totally got it. This girl. I have spent this week finding mums, making programs, lining up dj's, fixing the chicken costume, getting tiaras and sashes ready. Sounds fun right?! Luckily, I have some of the most amazing friends who step-in within a moments notice.And for YOU guys (Erin, Miloy, Will, and Christen) I am totally grateful! Now... if I can just find someone to wear the chicken costume and do the chicken dance.....

Anyway. You get the point this week has been hectic. Last week was hectic with midterms. Next week is going to be hectic with a Memorial disc golf tournament for my amazing husbands brother, Josh Franklin (which I totally need to wrangle up some sponsorships for... No shame honey. Shameless plug) And then the next weekend is Walk a Mile in her Shoes for sexual abuse victims, and that night is my sweet friends birthday party. I'm thinking you get the picture and I have probably totally lost you by now.

I am going to start saying no. I have a child, I have a husband, and I totally need to start taking care of me. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband that puts up with my craziness. He loves me when I cry, when I'm tired, when I don't do the dishes, when I bring home takeout, and even when I leave the clothes in the washer for a day. (don't act like it's never happened to you)

So, I have taken a vow and I am going to share it with you. After November 3, I WILL NOT volunteer for anything and will use the word "no" until January 1st. November and December is for family. If it doesn't have to do with family, it is out the window. Or at least I am going to try.... I'm kind of a softy sometimes, so please don't use puppy dog eyes or the face my son uses and we should be good to go!