I feel like the summer has FLOWN by, and for the first time in years… I am not even sad.
Because right now, every day feels like summer.
And though I fear sounding all annoyingly gloat-y..I must say, I couldn’t be happier.
After seven years, I will not be headed back to work as a teacher this fall. I will miss my co-workers, and of course the kids, but I am VERY thrilled to be able to spend more time at home with my daughter. This is what I have always wanted as a mother and feel so grateful that I have the opportunity to be a “stay/work at home mom.”
While I am not physically going to work every day, I have been staying super busy with blogging for Where to Get Engaged, and Christopher William Jewelers, as well as doing hair feathers, other crafts, and making jewelry.
Here are some of my latest jewelry projects:
I made the brown and pink necklace for the silent auction at Music for MaDee, in MaDee’s favorite colors (top left). The tropical necklace was intended for a bride-to-be but when I was off on the shade of blue she wanted, it ended up as a baby shower gift for a great friend (top right). The necklaces I completed for a bridal party turned out very pretty (bottom left) and I have been really loving these flower stud earrings lately (bottom right). If you’re interested in buying any of these pieces for yourself, message me, visit my Etsy shop, and if you’re local, come visit me at MaDee’s Holiday Market on October 22nd, where part of my proceeds will be given to The MaDee Project.
Speaking of Music for MaDee, I did hair feathers at the event and stayed very busy the entire time!
It was a huge hit and I had so much fun meeting all the cool clients of all ages.
Our neighbors had a HUGE yard sale last Saturday and I found this simple shelf.
(I didn’t take the “before” pic. until I had already started painting!)
I thought it would look great in the color of my front door.
And make an excellent display for my hair feathers and earrings.
We bartered some treats from our garden when our gracious neighbors refused to take any money for the shelf…that’s my kind of deal!
I hope to write more soon…but in the meantime I will be kissing this sweet face.
First, I’d like to announce, Catherine…
…of the awesome necklace in our 2 Little Birdies giveaway! Thank you so much for donating to Sophie and Clara’s adoption funds!
On another note, a certain somebody spent yesterday camped out right here…
And I wouldn’t be complaining if she weren’t so sick.
Miss AJ came down with the croup, and it was scary.
This is where she ended up on Sunday morning…
She woke with a temperature of 101.4 and I frantically called the Dr. after hearing the tell-tale “barking seal cough.”
She listened over the phone and recommended we take her in to get checked.
There’s something very unnatural about a baby being in a hospital bed.
Daddy was pretty worried…
But luckily she didn’t let it get her down.
She was trying to break out of there in no time.
Having Henry on her sweatshirt gave her a little extra comfort.
And we were on our way home within a couple hours.
She had to get a steroid to help with her cough, and so far it seems to be helping,
though bath time was pretty pitiful.
She hated it so much we let her bring her stuffed Henry doll in with her…
though it didn’t really help.
Get me outta here!
(don’t you love our purple tub? it came with the house, can you believe it? lol.)
Meanwhile, one of my necklaces was listed on an Etsy treasury called “The Simple Joys of Country Life” (so cool) and I got a custom order for a floral bib piece in winter whites and pale blues.
…which made me very happy.
Place your own custom order here.
And finally, I’m in the throes of planning a first birthday party.
More to come on that later…