Friday, May 6, 2011

An Update From Me!

Well, a lot has been going on the last few months including an new Mac computer which has been a little adjustment.  I have also started working from home doing IT and Marketing work for two different clients. The kids (and me) have a busy schedule...gymnastics and karate after school.

I am also thinking about transferring my blog to Wordpress since that is what I work with every day with my new client.  I want to be able to blog but also promote my new crocheted hats and bags.  I do have a new Etsy store - you can view my items at  I haven't really promoted it yet since I am still working out some details on how I want to go about this little business. you know why I have been MIA lately and I will post some new pics and stories this weekend to catch you up.  See ya soon!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love that Photo!!!

I took this photo at Karate with my new MacPro computer. There is a program called Photo Booth and the kids love this program. It records photos and videos with the web cam and you can choose different effects such as black and white and sepia.

The only problem now is that Paige bugs me constantly to play with this super cool program...Ughh!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Missing in Action!!

Well, I haven't been around for awhile because I have recently re-entered the work force - working from home. I belong to site called and they have tons of new jobs every day for moms that need to work from home.

So I have two part time jobs now. One of my jobs is a Marketing position for an online knitting pattern company called I am in charge of the contests, giveaways, etc. for her company.

The other position involves creating blogs and websites for another online company called I love this work - it is challenging, fun, and getting me back to what I used to do.

The best part about these jobs is that they are flexible and allow me to be at home with my two little ones. I do hope to post more in the next few days. I usually can catch up a little on the weekends!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Teacher Gifts

I worked very hard the month of December making homemade gifts for the teachers.  I took composition books and made personalized journals for the teachers and Eddie’s co-workers…12 in all!  For the bus drivers I got holiday Glade candles and made Christmas labels to wrap around them.  Everyone got Lindt and Godiva chocolate truffles, too!  Everyone loved their gifts.


Shiah and Orange Belt Grading

Shane participated in a Karate competition (Shiah) last month and competed against three other students that were in his age range.  There was two different categories – Kata (Practice Form) and Kihon (Fundamentals/Basics).  Shane received a silver metal in both categories – second place.  This was great for him.  He was so happy and so proud.  His medals are hanging on his closet door where everyone can see them!  He also had his testing for his orange belt and he did great! 

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Cookie Time

I couldn’t go through the holidays without making some frosted Christmas cookies so we decided to try the Trader Joe’s Christmas cookie kit.  The dough still required mixing, chilling and rolling out but it was still easier than making it by scratch.  It came with 3 different cookie cutters – snowman, tree, and star.  The frosting came in a packet but there wasn’t quite enough to cover all the cookies.  I frosted the cookies and Paige did the sprinkles.  We used some other decorations from last year to make them a little fancier.  Anyway, here are some pictures:

Playing Catch Up!!

I am super backed up on my posts as usual but I will try and catch up a little today.  They might not all be in order so bare with me!  My New Year’s resolution is to be a better blogger…haha!