Sunday, March 30, 2008

80's Night!!

We celebrated our friend Kiley's birthday with 80's Night last night. It was a blast! I'm so glad that I'm too young to remember 80's clothing! Scary!

Flashdance and Marty McFly

Me, Sarah, and Mandie

Melissa and I

Kiley (Birthday Girl!) and I

The Zach and I

Adam and The Zach (I just like this picture)

Sarah and I

Ben and Melissa

McFly, Edwards, Bueller...Bueller

McFly and Bueller

How many people does it take to zip a vest?

This was Justin's vest when he was 8 years should not be zipped anymore!

Oh Flashdance..I think I may have pulled something.

The Moons and Mays

The CCC small group (most of us)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stone Mountain and Easter

On Good Friday we (Mom, Dad, Doug, Justin, and I) went to Stone Mountain. It is the world's largest outcropping of granite and it just happens to be located about 20-30 minutes from where we live. We hiked to the top of it. It was a gorgeous day and we all had a blast. We were worn out by the end, but it was worth it. If you are ever near Atlanta, you should visit Stone Mountain.

This was taken before we hiked it. We ended up directly above the carving at the very top.

This is at the top - right behind us it pretty much drops straight down and that is where the carving is that you can see in the first pic. We were facing the sun - can you tell?=)

The is what was behind us. We were standing in front of the building with the columns for the first picture.

Still at the top - it is amazing to me how trees can grow out of solid granite. How is that possible?

Skipping ahead to Easter Sunday...

We had a fabulous service Sunday morning and then came home and had a an amazing lunch. We had Chicken Deluxe (chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and dried beef, smothered in golden mushroom soup and sour cream, and baked for 4 hours), homemade yeast rolls, rice, and fresh broccoli with cheese sauce. It was sooooo good and I ate it all again last night! For dessert we had Four Layer Delight, and if you are lucky I will share that recipe later.=)

Here's two Easter pics:


Hi y'all! I hope you had a fabulous Easter and rejoiced over the empty tomb! Sorry I haven't shown any blog love the past week (I know y'all have been checking here everyday just waiting for me to post some random tidbit about my life. yep.) - I've had a lot goin' on! My parents and brother came to visit from Louisiana last Thursday and stayed through Easter and I have been working on my studio for the past couple of weeks (which doubles as a guest bedroom minus the bed) trying to get it finished before they got here. I managed to finish the room about 2 hours before they arrived so I was thrilled.

Here's my studio:

It makes me happy! My FIL let me have the desk (it was just hanging out in the workshop at the golf course) and Justin and I cleaned, sanded, and painted it. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but I think I'm gonna have a piece of glass cut for the top. We sealed it, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

IKEA was a huge help in pulling this together. Sarah and I each picked up some shelves and brackets on our trip and I also got the desk lamp (which is not at all the same color green as the desk, but hey, it's still lime and it makes me smile). I am also in love with their little rail-hanging-basket-wall-system-thingymabobs and I got this, this, this, and two of these. They are changing my life as we speak. Seriously -- when I finally have a house I might have one of these on every wall of every room. Ok, maybe not EVERY wall, but a lot -- you get the point. Here's a close up of the thingymabob:

I read somewhere that when setting up your studio you should try to have different work stations for different types of projects. I just recently discovered my love for paper and paper crafts, so I brought in my moms old sewing table to use as my Paper Crafts Station. Everything is seperate and in its own special place right now. We'll see how long it lasts before I have sewing stuff and paper stuff all mixed together with no rhyme or reason.=) I have a bad habit of turning my studio into an explosion of fabric, paper, buttons, ribbon, etc. But I'm trying to repent.

Oh yeah -and here's a pic of the thread holder that my dad made for me (I meant to post this a LONG time ago because he gave it to me in November). Thanks Dad!

So that's my studio. The other wall has two big utility shelving units that house all my fabric and batting and things that are not nearly as fun to look at, so I'll spare you those pics.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm featured!!!!

Ok, well I guess that is what you call it. But if not, I'm still going to call it that because it makes me feel good.=)

Erin of The Vintage Pearl (remember her?) featured me and the aprons I made for her kiddos on her blog. The kids are sooooo cute in their aprons! I'm so excited to be mentioned on her blog - I'm doing the happy dance! If you are looking for the post about me on her blog, you'll have to scroll down a bit because she posted them on Friday. Head on over there and check it out! THANKS ERIN!!

On the same note, yesterday I was looking at my site meter (yes, I keep track of who visits my blog so I know what URL referred you and so I can visit your blog) and I saw a new person had stopped by for a visit. Usually new people are either hopping over from The Vintage Pearl, 5 Minutes for Mom for the Blog party, or google (because they are looking for Shrimp n Grits recipes and I happen to have one on here) - but this one was from another blog (Crafty Natalie) that was unfamiliar to me. I went to that link and OH.MY.GOSH. Right there in the post is Moonpie Designs! Go check it out!

I don't know what to do with myself!


Friday, March 14, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party!

{This is a "sticky" post and will stay at the top until March 14th. Please scroll down for new posts!}

A great big "Hey Y'all!" to everyone stopping by for The Ultimate Blog Party!

My name is Steph and I am a wife to Justin (3 1/2 years) and a full time nanny to Grace and Nate (6 and 3). I love fabrics and creating new things and I want to be a WAHM when the kiddies come, so I created Moonpie Designs. I make aprons, purses and totes, blankets, and all sorts of personalized baby goodies. I really enjoy trying new things and Moonpie Designs allows me to do that without breaking the bank! When I am not working with the kids or sewing, Justin and I are most likely hanging out with the besties, Zach, Sarah, and Baby Micah.

I always love it when bloggers give me a little history about themselves, so over the next couple of days I am going to do just that. I'm including lots of pictures and stories so get comfy and settle in for a bit. Let me take your coat.

Be sure to leave me a comment so I can check out your blogs too!

****Ok, I have been trying for an hour to scan some old pictures and get them in a decent enough shape to put on here, but I am giving up for the moment. I hate HP Image Zone (where my scanned pictures automatically go), but I am determined to get those pictures up here! Please check back in a bit for those, and until then you can look at all the other pictures I've put in past posts!****

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's gonna be a great day!

It is gorgeous outside ("not too hot, not too cold - all you need is a light sweater!") and to make it even better, Sarah and I are going to IKEA!

I'm re-doing my studio right now so hopefully IKEA will help out in the "shelving" department. Sarah has never been to IKEA, so who knows what all she'll bring home! It is going to be a fun day indeed!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I'm in love...

with making cards!

These are a couple of samples of the cards I made today at the CCC Annual Scrapbook Day. They will go in my Etsy orders. The last picture is of the bottom half of the inside.

Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD tonight! I'm going to bed - it is already 11:10pm and I have to be up at 7:00am!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This makes me happy


Another BIG THANK YOU to The Zach for once again sharing his immense knowledge of all things computer related with me.
But because I am dense and can't figure out how to put the actual youtube video in this post, I am going to have to send you here to see the happiness-inducing thing of which I am speaking. Sorry 'bout that folks. I plan to get The Zach to teach me how to do the video-in-the-post-thing tonight.

Regardless of the inconvenience, you should go there and check it out. Make sure your volume is turned up. It will not scare you - you have my word.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The latest creations

So my bloggy friend Erin (can I call you friend?) over at The Vintage Pearl ordered some Mini Me Aprons from me awhile ago. It has taken me FOREVER to finish that order (sickness on top of sickness on top of full time job) but the aprons are finally done and ready to be shipped! Here they are:

I'm pleased with them. I had the hardest time deciding what to do for Caleb's but hopefully he will love his soccer apron - especially since he just had his first game of the season!

Now I'm sure y'all have already been over to Erin's blog today, but if you haven't you should go right now and check it out and then hop yourself right on over to her etsy and/or ebay shops and buy yourself a little treat. Well go already!!=)