Thursday, May 31, 2007

Butterfly love..

Going to list a few new items tomorrow in my shop...

Please excuse the sloppy pictures. I was so thrilled when I finished this pendant I had to take photo's right away.

This pendant is two sided.

I like it a lot, good thing I made two so I can keep one.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Phoenix Craft Mafia

It's official. *I* am official!

I am officially one of the Founding Members of The Phoenix Craft Mafia. How cool is that???

This is quite possibly one of the coolest things that has happened to me in a very long time. I am so excited for everything that will be happening in the very near future. I feel like the creative endeavors I decided to undertake have finally begun to pay off. I feel like maybe it wasn't a mistake after all to let my Massage License lapse and quit my job. I think that this just might be my ticket to being a stay-at-home mom who also has a really cool life outside of changing diapers, and sippy cups.

I will write more about this later, but I just wanted to share the good news.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

My eyes... MY EYES!

I think I may have caused permanent damage to my eyes today... Or at least my fragile ego.

You see, I went shopping for a bathing suit today and can I tell you that it is NOT a pleasant experience. It is considerably less fun now that I am a bit larger than I was in the days of yore. It used to be that I could walk into a place, point to the smallest skimpiest suit and know that it would look fabulous. I would know that the teeny triangles that covered my teeny boobs would somehow make them look voluptuous and shapely. I knew that the small bits of fabric that covered my perfect dimple free ass would hang just right... Not so anymore.

I don't understand how people get back to looking normal after having kids. In my first pregnancy I gained 70 pounds. Yes. SEVENTY. I weighed in at 200 pounds the day before I gave birth. Good times. My previously invisible breasts were now an impressive set of double D's. I had really awesome boobs. Like, they were my dream boobs. But then I lost 50 pounds. And got pregnant again, and gained 40 pounds, and then gave birth, lost 40 pounds... Got pregnant again, gained 35 pounds, and then lost about 30 after I had him... Then I gained back about 15 pounds. Is that right? I think so. What this super cool roller coaster has done is leave me all deflated and soft and gushy. Its hot, trust me. Rawwwr!

Anyhooooo, back to swim suit shopping. Which, by the way is not fun at all in and of itself... But when you add an almost 2 year old and an almost 3 year old into the equation it turns all kinds of ugly.

So, I grabbed a few suits off the racks... The least matronly one pieces I could find that did not look like they would drown my no longer large ta-ta's, and would not make my thighs look all jello-ey...

These were the contenders:

Not bad! I was surprised when I put it on and looked relatively GOOD! It was very attractive infact! But then I bent over and *bloop* my boobs popped right out the top. How exactly they achieved such freedom I shall never know. They are simply not large enough to go hopping out of things!

So, sadly that one went back on the hanger.

Next up was this one:

Or, actually one very similar to this. Instead of the twist thing it had a ring thing there. And it was red.

This one was probably my FAVORITE, it was a very beautiful color that just happened to be quite flattering... Only thing is, it was one size too small and it was the last one. It would work sooo well if I lost just a few pounds but I am not holding my breath on that one.

So, I wiped a tear from my eye and said my good-byes to that lovely suit.

The last suit I tried, and the one I ended up buying is this one:

This one was not my very favorite, but it fits alright. I would prefer a solid color, but the design is cute, and I think it might distract from the soft tummy I have going on. The only thing is that it is ridiculously low cut... Much more so than this picture would indicate. But, it does keep the girls in place and they have not been able to escape their spandex and Lycra prison yet... SO, even if you can see part of my sternum poking out at least you will not see my horribly deflated boobs.

I guess that as long as small children don't point at me and ask "what is that?" I am good.

Oh, and the best part about shopping for swim wear with the 2 youngest kids?

Me: (Setting the boys on the bench in the fitting room) Jett, Kael, you two sit here for one minute while I try these on.

Jett (2 almost 3): (laughing and pointing) Look at yow BOOOOOBIES! (then he reaches over and *yoink* PINCHES my nipple as I am bending over to step into the suit!!! I figure such an action is deserving of a sound effect, thus the yoink.)

Me: (shocked and in pain) Jett! Don't do that, we don't touch people there. Sit down please.


Me: Shhhhhhhh!

Girl in next stall: *laughing*

Yeah, glad thats over.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The ants go marching one by one hurrah... hurrah...

I have little tiny demon invaders in my house.

They look less evil in this photo, but trust me they are of the devil...

They are living somewhere in the wall behind my stove is my best guess. They come out at random intervals throughout the day and just wander around looking for something to eat. They walk in a line under the edge of my counter, they crawl into the sink. They are even in my DISHWASHER!

I have been very good about wiping the counters, and washing the dishes right away, or at least rinsing them so there is no food to be had. I make sure to rinse any residue of juice or soda down the sink. I don't leave dinner sitting out on the stove... And yet they come. They come and walk all over my counters and sinks, and up the wall behind the stove. It is really starting to piss me off.

I have had the exterminator over TWICE. I have even bought those little ant baits that are supposed to poison them and the whole nest... Yeah, not so much. The little bastards swarmed that stuff and went on their merry way. Not a hint of deadness anywhere. Nope, they are like the ants of the apocalypse! I don't know what that means, but it sounded neat in my head...

WHAT am I to do? Seriously, they are bugging the crap out of me. And they are weird. They do not ever go near where the actual food is, they stay away from the cupboards and dog food... but the food free counters and sink? Those are fair game apparently.

Pleeeeeeeease, if you know of a way to kill these suckers that actually WORKS help a girl out and pass that secret on. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

There is no Lego Star Wars in Heaven

Just now as I was tucking all the kids in bed I noticed Kayden looking very upset.

Me: What's wrong Kayden?

Kayden: I don't want to go to Heaven! (big tear rolls down cheek)

Me: (slightly confused) Why don't you want to go to Heaven?

Kayden: I don't want to go there and be alone, there are no adults there only kids.

Me: That's not true, there are plenty of nice adults there. And besides you don't need to worry about that. You won't be going to Heaven for a long time.

Kayden: (more big tears) I know there are no adults there, and I know there is NO LEGO STAR WARS.

Me: (trying not to laugh) What made you think about all this?

Kayden: I don't want to get dead. I want to be able to play Lego Star Wars.

Me: Kayden, you will not die for a very long time. And when you do go to Heaven you will be happy. Heaven is the happiest place ever!

Kayden: But does Jesus have a big projector T.V. and Lego Star Wars?

Me: Ummm... Lets ask daddy when he gets home okay? (thinking to myself, that Heaven would just not be Heaven to daddy without a big projector T.V and video games...)

Monday, May 07, 2007

SPC: Street Photography numba 2

We went to the movies on Friday. It was the "streetiest" place I have been in a while ;)

To see more street scenes take a mosey on over here

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Things that make me say Mmmmmm...

Or... Men who make my heart go all fluttery and my uterus skip a beat.

Number one on my list this morning is Spidey. ( I wish this photo did justice to his dark angst ridden deliciousness in the movie last night)

Yup, Spiderman. But not the squeeky clean one we are all used to, no. I am speaking of the angry, dark, messy black haired one that appears in Spiderman 3. As soon as he appeared I sat up in my chair a little straighter, I noticed his gorgeous eyes (lined ever so subtly with black liner) and I thought to myself... I love me a bad boy.

Chad and I took Kayden to see it lat night and you should have been there. Kayden was beyond himself with excitement the whole movie. He would turn to me and whisper after every fight scene "Spiderman is doing SO good!" or "I think we need to buy this one!" Kayden made friends with the little boy sitting next to him, and they shared their popcorn and candy through the entire movie, and before it started they shared their comic books that they were given while we waited to go in the theater.

Next on my list is Peter Petrelli .

I mean, really! How can a girl resist a man with superpowers? Plus, he is on one of the best television shows EVAH! Seriously, you should watch it. I have always kinda liked Peter, what with his "I'm going to save the world" kind of optimism. But then this weeks episode where it was 5 years in the future... And he was all dark, and yet still heroic. (Have I mentioned that I kinda dig that dark, angry, but still heroic and sexxxxy thang?) Yeah... It was good. I told Chad that I kinda like him better as future Peter. Chad watched for a few minutes and then said "Yeah, bad ass Peter is pretty cool."

Thirdly on my list is Blake Lewis (the first real person on my list). CLick the link... its kinda long. Right at about 5 minutes in is where it gets supa cool.

I wish I could beat box. The hubby and I are major Idol freaks. I admit it, I love that freaking show. And this season (even though Melinda will probably win) I am voting for Blake. I think the hubby has a straight boy crush on him too... He really is that fantastic. I went all melty on the elimination show this week when he and Chris Richardson were standing there and Ryan observed that the two of them had become good friends. And both of them at the same time said "best friends". I always figured that was a girly thing, and when 2 hottie boys said it I got a little verklempt .

And next on my hottie boy list is Wentworth Miller aka Michael Scofield from Prison Break.

Ummm.... HI! Hello blue eyes, and perfect facial bone structure! And what makes him even sexier is all those tattoo's he has in the show. I am a sucker for tattoo's. And a man a gorgeous as he is with all those tattoo's... is it hot in here?

And last but not least is the hubby!

I am always lusty for him. He is hot, infact he is HAWT! I love him. And I wish he would let me take more photo's of him so I could show off his yummyness. This man is the best ever! He owns my heart. I am so lucky to have him. Purrrrrr.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

SPC: Street photography...

You can get some really odd looks when you stand out on the corner with your pajama's on and one high heel...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New pendant

I finished a custom ordered pendant tonight. I like the way it turned out. What do you think?

I hope she likes it, I am sending her photo's tonight to make sure it is what she was wanting.

I also added a few new items to Gypsy Wings (my shop). I have been lazy about adding new items lately, so I need to fix that. I have plans that I am trying to work out, and I need to make some money to manifest them. I will be adding items to my shop much more frequently so I can make it happen. :)