You deserve it…

 

It’s rare that I buy anything for myself.  I am very tight with my family’s money…VERY, you can ask my husband.  But I do spoil little Kira, and Paul is generally free to buy what he wants.  My bag started falling apart, and I decided I wanted to buy a new one.  I don’t like shopping, probably because I’m so tight with my money haha.  But I couldn’t justify just getting a new bag.  Anyhow, I had decided, with Mother’s Day coming up, what a perfect excuse!  So I went to the store with my cousin and found a bag that I love.  As sad as it is, I don’t believe I’ve ever spent over $100 on a bag, and damn sure never $200 – so this indeed was a feat for me.  But, I feel like I deserve it.  I’ve been hectic since the beginning of the year, just a crazy mad woman!  And with all that goes on, I think I deserve a bag I like – especially for Mother’s Day ( I could never buy it “just because” ). 

My thought is this, you really do have to take the time to treat yourself.  You deserve it.  Go out and get those new shoes, that new bag, that new outfit, and in my husband’s case, that new flat screen for the garage.  I mean really, at least once every blue moon. 

Me and my new Fossil bag will be good until the next blue moon, but hmmn, now I’ll need a matching wallet….bwahahaha!

Make today Amazing…

It’s been a long couple of weeks.  On the 12th my Uncle passed away, my Mom’s oldest brother ~ and though it’s been a while since I’ve seen him, he will truly be missed.  Always when a loved one is lost you think of how short life is, I mean it never fails.  You think to yourself that you never really know when your day will come and that you should live life to its fullest.  And you do for a while, but then eventually the nitty gritty of life gets its hold on you once more, and you go on pushing through the days as if there are countless tomorrows.  Yesterday my little Kira told me, “Mom, we tell each other we love you every day, how come we say it every day, we already know”…and yes, we do already know, but sometimes, you have to say it.  Sometimes, you have to hear it. 

My sister sent our family a picture of this sunset, and we thought of our Uncle.  Wishing we could all fly to the Big Island to attend his funeral, responsibilites…life…can’t/won’t allow us to.  Sadly, it’s true.  RIP Uncle Eddie…

 

My husband is finally getting over a bad case of sinus infection…you know how pitiful men can be when they’re sick (just kidding fellas).  After a week, my daughter got sick, and for me that means sleepless nights…fevers, coughing, feeling foreheads for temperature checks, fixing blankets, checking drafts…it’s been a long couple of weeks.

Work has been rough with going through budgeting for the upcoming start of a new fiscal year.  While the economy is coming back, it’s not as fast as we’d all like.  The weeks have been full of difficult conversations and topics.

This morning making my walk to work I had to listen to my theme song TWICE to get put myself into the good-conquer-the-day-yes-let’s-do-this spirit!  I’m so glad it’s Friday.  Even though my weekend is unusually full of activities, at least I’ll be able to do it in comfortable clothes and shoes.  TGIF all, and remember to enjoy every day, Friday or not…

Sock bunnies…

Easter came and went in a flurry of colorful eggs!  I had a girl scout meeting scheduled for Sunday, so we changed it to Saturday so the girls could enjoy Easter with their families.  What better activity to do, than something Easter.  So the girls and I went ahead and made some super cute sock bunnies that I found an online tutorial for here.  It was so simple, and the girls had so much fun.  I just picked up a package of kids socks, brought the rice to fill, had the girls tie off the ribbon for the neck and rubber band for the ears, and draw on a cute face.  We cut the ears and voila!  They loved it.  I get so stressed trying to think of activities they’ll enjoy and I’m glad they enjoyed it.  Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Time…

It’s so hard to get motivated sometimes…like the daily grind just really grinds you up and spits you out.  I have so many ideas and wants and goals, but at the end of the day…I can still be content with not getting to any of it, and laying in bed with my little Kira.  (Albeit, she is quite the reason why I get so tired in the first place).

I have a full time job, which thankfully, I enjoy.  Not many people I know can say that.  I also have a part time job, which I don’t enjoy quite as much and really think of it as a chore…but it brings in a little extra money for the family which is always good.  I’m a Daisy Girl Scout troop leader to eight kindergarten girls.  Coming up with activities, lessons, and badge earning interest is a lot of work for these little ones!  And I have my own small business, and even though yes, my Etsy shop sold it’s last item listed a few weeks ago…business has been steady locally and that has been keeping me busy.

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(sad empty Etsy shop) www.thekirakollection.etsy.com

It makes me kind of sad though when something like my Etsy shop, and sewing things in general – when even that gets to be something like a chore.  It’s different when you make things, post things, and people buy it…than when people order custom things from you.  It’s more pressure to me.  But all in all, I do so enjoy the time I spend with my sewing machine and most especially finishing a project on my list. 

If only I could find the time and energy to get motivated into actually putting more effort into it, so that it can be more than I’d hoped.  I mean, the extra money is always good – but I love getting emails from the customers.  That’s the best part.

How do you balance life?  Aside from all the above, I have a family to love and care for, a home to tend to, and hey…what about me?!!  Lol. 

How time flies…

All good…

I been messing around with the tank dresses that I’ve seen many, many tutorials for i found the internet, like this one: http://papernstitchblog.com/2011/08/16/how-to-make-an-insanely-cute-dress-on-a-shoestring-budget-tutorial/.  I have so much fabric and have been at a creative block on what to do with it.  Either way, I managed to succeed at completing two dresses in this style.  It always feels good to complete a project.

 

The husband has been out of town so it has been very one on one with me and little Kira.  But I enjoy it.  The nights she falls asleep early are the nights I get to creep to my machine, turn it on and get lost in the sound of seams being sewn.

I don’t know what it is about this fabric, but I love it so.  Now if I could only figure out what I want to make with it…

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