Sunday, August 28, 2011

A little bit of heaven


I think I slept weird the other night because I woke up in the morning with a horrible back ache.  I shouldn’t say “ache” but pain.  More like I pulled a muscle while I was sleeping (pathetic, I know).  I had Cade throw his nasty, bony elbows in my back in hopes of working the kink out to no avail.

I have super strong jets in my spa so I decided to go out tonight and keep my back on those jets until the kink or my skin was gone.  I stuck my foot in the pool – just to see where the temp was at….90 degrees folks.  Heaven!  I decided to swim some laps.  I think the pulled muscle while sleeping finally convinced me some exercise was in order.  How I could refuse 90 degree pool water at 10 p.m?!?  Needless to say, the spa took like 5 minutes to heat up so I swam laps until I got tired (not long) and then sat in the jacuzzi.  It was so awesome!  I felt amazing when I got out.  Seriously, it was like heaven.  The best night I’ve had in a while.  =)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I’ve been busy


Besides growing a little human being, I’ve been super busy.  Since having a little girl, I’ve decided to re-kindle my love for sewing.  I have made the most amazing stuff.  Last year for Christmas I made several gifts for the kids as well as an awesome advent calendar.  As I’ve been sewing more and more, I’m finding that my sewing skill is getting much better.  I’ve been able to successfully put in zippers! I used to avoid all patterns with zippers and buttonholes because I heard they were super hard.  But, I’ve done it and am really proud of how much better I’m getting.

I’m going to be teaching a class to the YW about sewing.  I have this super easy pattern for skirts.  In fact, check out the tutorial from MADE if you’re interested:  HERE.  I swear, that girl is SO talented.  Needless to say, I poach all sorts of ideas from her website.  She always has tons of ideas and they are very easy.  As I was saying, I will be teaching the girls how to make these skirts and I am really excited.  It never ceases to amaze me what you can make with a little thread and fabric.  I feel so creative when I sew.  I hope I can impart some of my excitement to the girls.  Not to mention the savings.  I can bust out one of those skirts for probably $7 and it would be way cuter than something you could buy. Anyway, I hope they learn how important it can be to have these types of skills whether its sewing or something else.  Here are a couple of things I’ve made for Julia.  I’ve sewn a lot more but only took pictures of a few outfits.