2 moms + 2 states + 2 jobs = 2 little time

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Touch of Light

I just have a short post today. I know, you would think I would have more to post after staying away for so long. I love I Heart Faces and all their weekly contest. This week was  a touch of sun. I recently took this picture of a friend- of- mine's beautiful daughter and thought I would enter.

Go to

I Heart Faces - Photo Challenges & Photography Tutorials

and check some of the other great entries.
Happy Clicking
ps- I am not sure what the lines are in the bottom of the picture, they are not in the original. I think the upload had something to do with it. I tried to upload the photo 3 times and they were in different spots each time. I got tired of trying, so if anyone knows how to fix this let me know. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to Have a Great Vacation- a tutorial

Step 1
Make sure you are spending it with people you LOVE
Cousin Laura, Mom Mary Ann, Megan and Me

Step 2
Go to the Beach!!

Step 3
Spend several days doing nothing but this.



and this

Step 4
Don't let a little rain ruin the fun

Step 5
Don't forget to bring the 4 best behaved and cutest kids you can find.
There you have it. Five easy steps for a great vacation.
Happy Vacationing

Sunday, May 29, 2011

All about the cake

So my good friend Karla's oldest son graduated from 8th grade this past week, and it was all about the cake. She has held onto a Martha Stewart magazine for 4 years waiting to make this cake.
She made the scrolls from eggs and sugar and rolled them while still hot. The ties are sourpatch candies. Didn't she do a great job?! I made a few decorations for the party as well. Her son went to our local catholic school, so I took some of his worn out uniforms and turned them into a ...
Table Runner

She had a local lady do some embroidery on scraps of the shirts and pants before I worked them into the runner.
I also made this Banner.
Once again we used some of his uniform. The navy pants were a great backdrob for white letters.
Finally, I made some napkins at the last minute ( very last minute- I finished them that morning)
I made 4 of these and each one had a different center design.

Karla is an awesome cook, so there was plenty of food.

Her son of course cared more about hanging out with the guys than all of our cute decorations and awesome cake.

Here we are so proud of ourselves and Cole of course!!!
Happy Celebrating!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yes we are still here...

and yes we are still making stuff!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring is in the Air....

I love the first weekend of spring weather. We have had a couple of teasers here in the Midwest, but today was finally a truly great day. Lots of sunshine. I am always motivated to tackle all those lingering projects left from winter.
Here is a shelf I saved from the dumpster behind an auction house. I love these old shelves- they are made so much better that anything you find today.
 It just needed a little love. I took the back off, it was warped and gross.

I gave it a good sanding and a fresh coat of paint. I makes a great place for all the stuff that doesn't fit in the desk drawers.
Happy Spring!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Joy of Love

I am slowly catching up with the Joy of Love assignments.
Here is my Green M&M's hand covered in Nutella.
It has become her  favorite snack.

When you run out of strawberries, just use your fingers!

Happy Snacking!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I like to ride my bicycle..

I like to ride my bike.
My Green M&M is loving the change in weather. She insisted on going for a bike ride three days in a row.
Here are some pictures from our Saturday ride.

We stopped at a park for some fun!!

Back on the bike.

She kept saying "My legs are getting a good workout."
Happy Monday!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Working on It

Well it is to be expected-I guess. I have fallen a little behind on my Joy of Love assignments. I am still working on them and promise to post them as soon as they are finished. My problem is that a couple of the recent themes required me to be in the picture. Now I have a tripod, so that is not the problem. The real issue is that in the same week my Green M&M told me on the way the my hairstylist (who happens to be Megan's sister). "Mommy, you don't need to wax your eyebrows, they just look like monster eyebrows". Oh yes, she told me I HAVE MONSTER EYEBROWS!!!. Keep reading this gets better. A couple of days later, after getting some highlights and taking care of my hairy forehead, I am brushing my teeth next to my Blue M&M (the older one who filters his thoughts-right?). He says "Wow mom, you have big holes on your face." Yeah, I am assuming he was talking about my pores. Great-I would love to take a Self Portrait and Family Picture. Hopefully I can find an angle that shows off my big holes and monster eyebrows.
Anyway, got to love the honesty of kids!!
Here is another picture I took for assignment 12: the eyes
Happy Honesty!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Adalyn Red?

I couldn't help submitting this to the I Heart Faces weekly photo challenge. The theme this week is RED.

Go check out all the other great photos.
Happy Red!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I go to my girlfriend's house almost every morning to start my day with a cup of coffee. I know a little crazy, but she makes the best "cup of Joe". Conveniently, she has a son the same age as my Green M&M. This makes it easier for the two of us to drink our coffee in peace.
Here are our two cuties wearing their Valentine's Day attire.
I made my Green M&M's dress from a t-shirt that was too short and just added the skirt. I  just appliqued a tie to Mr. F's t-shirt.
Aren't they cute?

Here is my Joy of Love assignment- generations.
We had lunch with my Grandma on Sunday and took her some valentine's. Now you know where my
Green M&M gets her good looks from-her Great-Grandma!
Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Assignment 12: the eyes

My Blue M&M is wrestling today (only 3 weeks left). I stayed home today because my Green M&M has a birthday party today. We finished up some valentines and took this picture for The Joy of Love
assignment 12: the eyes.
This is why I call her my Green M&M.

Oh, we got grandma's Valentine's Day cards in the mail yesterday.

Nothing shows love better than supporting the gambling habits of young children. Love you mom!!;)
Happy Gambling!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Warning- this post contains massive amounts of cuteness!!!

I took some pictures of my friends little girl today. These were probably some of my favorite pictures to take. They have an adorable daughter and an equally adorable dog. This combo make for some sweet pictures.
Enjoy-I did!!
Warning- this post contains massive amounts of cuteness.
She was napping when I got there. I wish I was this cute with bedhead.

Here she is all ready for her close-up.

Now, this is where things get really cute.
You start with a little of this...

and this...

Add a couple of dashes of this...

and this..
You end up with a whole lot of this.

Oh, I warned you.

Have you had enough yet?

and because Valentine's day is Monday-One More.
Happy Cuteness!!!