Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Creative Child

Ashton can find a way to make anything a toy. He, for some reason, is obsessed with pulling my books off the shelf and placing them on the floor. Sometimes he acts like he is reading my calculus (math) books, other times he uses them as stepping stones. Today, I sat down at the computer to check my email and when I turned around I found Ashton setting up a course for his truck. He used my books to create an off road track for his four wheel truck. All I could do is laugh and he had the biggest smile on his face. He is just adorable, so I took some pictures and though I would share. Who says you need expensive toys to keep you busy, Ashton finds the most joy out of the toys that only cost a couple of dollars.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Food Calendar for July

Well June has come to end and it's time to start planning for July. As before, I created my food calendar for the month and thought I would share my ideas. Since Aaron is working nights still, the first few weeks are pretty simple meals. Ashton and I keep it simple so we can go to the park or for walks after dinner. The second half of the month I added several new recipes and recipes we ended up skipping last month. My next step is writing my shopping list. Since we will be out of town twice this month, it makes cooking and planning a little easier. Let me know if you want any recipes, I am always happy to share.

Latest Projects

Since I have been in the sewing mode for the past week, I thought I would share my other two projects I finished this week. While my mom was here, we started working on sewing a dress. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to learn how to do some other things on my machine. We made it all the way to the zipper and then she had to go home. She explained it to me, but I was nervous to try it on my own. It took me two days before I decided to go for it. It's not completely perfect, my seam is a little narrow on one side, but I was excited to finish it and it looks nice.

My second project was to create another tote bag, except this time completely by myself. It took me about three hours one night when I was waiting for Aaron to come home. I only planned on starting it, but ended up finishing it waiting for him to get here. I took my time and really tried to make it perfect, I even added a pocket on the outside. I had so much fun making it. Krystal wants me to make one for her next, I told her to pick out the fabric and I would love too! Make sure to double click on the pictures to enlarge and see the detail.