As you can see in this picture below :(
One of my favorite sewing projects was this make-up bag that I learned from The Crafty Gemini. I was a rockin and rollin on making these cute bags. The best feeling was giving these as gifts but I ran into problems making these bags one day.....somehow I goofed on the zipper part but you don't see it until the end of the project.
As you can see in this picture below :(
I gave up on this style of makeup bags and recently my mom sent me a different tutorial she found on YouTube and I am happy once again with making a different style of bags or pouches. Which every way you call them.
Wow! It has been about a month since I started planting vegetable seeds in containers. I wanted to share what has happened since then. Some of my vegetables started sprouting while others never germinated :( My hubby and son started my 16x8 garden spot in the backyard.
I transferred tomatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupe, summer squash, broccoli, cucumbers and zucchini so far. I planted the following straight into the garden by seeds: peas, and green beans.
I read brewed coffee grounds are good to mix in the soil so I tried that with my tomatoes. To save money on purchasing mulch, my husband created our own supply of mulch. It has been two weeks since I first planted in the garden and the hard part for me is keeping them alive and waiting for veggies/fruit to appear!
On of my goals as a SAHM is to exercise more than I used to then when I was working. My routine is that I usually walk/run listening to different genre of music.... and I make a point to pray sometime during my walk...but I find my mind is quickly distracted usually with these things:
Things to do that day
Items I need to buy
Past conversations replaying in my head
Constantly thinking about how much I have ran/walked at that point.
However, I noticed after reading someone's blog about how they love to soak in nature and really find beauty in even simple things like how the sun shines through the trees or the moss that hangs so gracefully in the trees...and I was instantly captivated by these breathtaking photos...This really got me to thinking that I don't really savor the moment and really look at the wonderful nature I have right here in my own neighborhood...And to top it off, during my walk, I am pretty much looking straight ahead or even looking downwards. You can't see nature doing that so.......
Here is what I saw on my next walk. Enjoy!
Okay, I am just going to say it...Stay At Home Mom is something I NEVER thought I would say I was.
I have secretly been praying for a long while that I could be a SAHM and hopefully I could eventually go back to school and finish my degree. Now with that being said, me and my husband both knew I couldn't stay home with our finances not really in order to support that move. I kept praying that if it is GOD's will for it to happen, I still desired to be a SAHM. The first day back from summer vacation, I had a quite emotional experience..... and I resigned but with the intent to find another job, QUICK! The day after I quit, I was on the hunt to find another job...and so I searched and searched. I didn't want to just work for pennies, I thought if I am going to work 8-5pm, year round, I need to find the higher paying job and in a different work setting than I previously had. After the first week, I was talking to my husband about my job search and he said to me, "What if you just stay at home?" I knew he liked the idea of me being home but realistically we knew that we weren't at that point, or were we? What if the LORD made that terrible experience for me to be a stay-at-home-mom? I have heard and read so many families who have been so blessed with the moms being at home and even with the sacrifices they make, their needs are always met. Could we financially do it? That is where we are at...trying to evaluate our expenses based on his income alone and I admit I am scared about putting a burden on my husband and family. The last few weeks of me being home has been AWESOME!!! I definitely feel happier and I have heard my kids say they like me being home. I pray this new chapter in our life will continue to have HIS blessing over us. I am looking up scriptures that touch on faith, having our needs met, and prayer. Here are some scriptures I have enjoyed reading:
2 Cor 9:8