Living a creative life

Monday, May 11, 2009


Look what my Jake gave to me on Mother's Day morning! A Chinese take-out container made to look like a watering can with some flower seeds inside! Love it. Also, he made a card for me with butterflies and glitter (Daddy helped)! Thank you, my little buddy.
And this is what my oldest boy, Sean, gave to me: A booklet consisting of four pages. On the front cover, Sean made the tulips so that they stand out. Beautiful work. And see the butterfly on the bottom right corner? It's a pin made of clay! Sean painted the butterfly and glued a pin on the back. I am so wearing this on my outfit to work. Thank you, sweet Sean!

Here's a close-up, albeit blurry, picture of the butterfly pin.

Here's the first page of the booklet. Sean chose the descriptive words and his teacher helped put it in poem format. Other pages include a bio of me, from Sean's point of view, and also 5 things Sean loves about me.
What a wonderful keepsake. I love it.
The boys also helped me prepare chocolate chip crescent rolls for breakfast, along with milk and yogurt. And Sean helped made a pork chop dinner for our family. What a fun day.

Daddy helped Sean make a card for me, also. Lots of glitter and hearts and butterflies and love.
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, too.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Tidy Mom Giveaway

Happy Friday!

There's a great giveaway over at happening right now. A book by Karen Berg entitled "By the Book: How To Take Care of My Kids" is being offered. This book appears to be a must-have for any family. A place to store information about caring for your kids, be it for caregivers, baby-sitters, a nanny.

I could have used this type of binder/book with information about my kids and their schedules when I had my awful accident this past February where I ended up in the hospital for 6 days and 6 nights. How handy this would have been for those caring for my boys. I was able to direct things from the hospital because I was eventually coherent and conscious. It would have come in handy, too, in the weeks that followed when I had some memory loss due to the traumatic head injury.

If I don't win the giveaway, I'm still going to purchase the book. You never know when something will happen in a split second and change your life as you know it. I will be prepared should something come up again (I so hope nothing like what happened comes up again - please!)

Anyway, you have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th, to leave a comment. Head on over to Tidy Mom now!

And have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Lovin'

Some trunk loving going on today. I'm just itching to go to a flea market or maybe hit some antique stores this weekend. I would love to find a trunk about the size of the one in the above picture.
I need to clean and organize my studio this weekend. Here are some pictures I found out there in blogland a while ago. I can't remember whose studio this is. I like it. And I'm lovin' the cute yellow tool box/tote and the window frame hung on the wall. Just a fun, cheery studio.

Another shot of said studio. Very inviting. Now I need to make mine just a tad more inviting. Making a path to find my desk would be a great start!
Have a wonderful weekend. I'm going to try to pay a visit to my favorite scrapbook store here in San Diego: Paper Tales. A girl's got to celebrate National Scrapbook Day/Weekend, right?