Well we are planning a road trip to Vegas and leaving tomorrow morning. Granted it is only a few hour drive but with two kids this time,  it will make it interesting all the same. We will be staying at Circus Circus on the Strip so hopefully it is entertaining for the boys! While we are there we are going to visit family and check out the area, maybe visit where we got married. It should be a fun weekend, though maybe long depending on how the boys behave! It will give me time to work on a new blanket for my oldest and spend some much needed time away from technology. 


I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

Another day, another project

You know the plastic grocery bags you get from shopping? Yeah those. Well I have a lot of them. We use some for the cat litter to clean out the box, my wonderful husband uses them to take lunch to work, well that is about it. So last night I went through most of the bags and pulled out the bags with no holes to set aside for the cat litter. What should I do with the rest? A while ago I had found online how to fuse the bags to make sheets of plastic to sew together for bags, purses or whatnot. I also know you can crochet with it. So I took the latter option and started making plarn (plastic yarn). Once I cut up a few bags I started connection the pieces together and crocheting to make a reusable bag. Not sure how well it will turn out but at least it will give a purpose to the plastic bags! 


I am still working on Over $70 made so far and a few great things redeemed. A train set, phone cover, screen protectors, $40 in Wal-Mart gift cards (and another $10 one on the way). I haven’t been spending much time on it lately even though I should with Christmas around the corner. It is a great way to buy gifts you otherwise could not afford! 

Updates in the life of this Crafty Mommy…

Well potty training the little monster has been a challenge. But isn’t potty training always a challenge? Trying to get him out of diapers to create one less thing we have to buy but the only thing that is happening is me taking him to the potty since he won’t tell me he has to go. Still less diapers being used which is always a positive!

I have been trying to plan Christmas gifts since September and still only have two gifts. So my planning has gone no where fast. Oh well I still have a few weeks left since Christmas is getting celebrated early due to family going out of town before the wonderful holiday. I have found quite a few ideas though that I want to make. Just have to find a way to get the money to get the items to make said gifts.

First is Photo Coasters from Oopsy Daisy. I am going to try these using Mod Podge and acrylic sealer paint. Need to get some cute pictures of the little monsters though so that I can make them!

The second one is Gel Air freshener’s from One Good Thing by Jillee. I think these would go great with my family since they have pets that tend to stink up their homes.

Still trying to look for other ideas though since I don’t know how well those will work once I try them!

My lovely husband is all done with Deer season. So we have chunks of meat in our freezer from the harvested deer’s of two people in his hunting party. We have used some for roast, stew and meatballs. Still need to cook more and get used to the taste!

And finally, I have a blanket I started when my handsome toddler was born. Well I finally started working on it again, using my leftover yarn to continue the crocheted blanket. A lot of different colors and probably big enough for a twin bed right now but I think once all my scrap is used it will be big enough for my bed!

Home Cooking and Crafting

So our financial situation has not been the best which has resulted in us eating home for just about all meals. Plus of that is my dear husband is losing weight between no fast food meals and what he does at work. No I just need to start losing this baby weight!

With two boys on my hands I have not had much free time to create or promote my business. Part of life I guess. Though I am finally working on a blanket that I started about the time my first son was born and just shoved it to the back of my closet to forget about until the other day. Using up all my scrap yarn to create it that way I have an excuse to buy new yarn to create projects from!

However I am trying a few new online sites to make money, that are in the previous post. So far they have not amounted to much but we will see as time goes on. Also debating on a few other business ideas to start up but they all need money to start up which is something I don’t have right now. Till then I will continue searching for a job that is working for someone else until I have the capital to follow one of the ideas that I have.

Time for updating!

Well it has been a few months since my last post. To update I had my little boy July 18th so I have been a lot more busy to say the least. Now that I am in the swing of things with having two kids I am getting back on track for school and hopefully getting my craft business up and running.

I had a few setbacks that got me down but everything is back going well so I am hoping it stays that way. However we all know how life goes and it is just a roller coaster so when we least expect it, it throws us for a loop! Only thing we can do it sit down, hold on and hope that the car doesn’t fly off the track!

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To craft or not to craft?

Well I am going to get back into crafting. Probably sewing more than crocheting now but maybe I will actually find my niche in the crafting realm and be able to eventually profit from it.

I made a bag and wallet for me last night, now to design and sew the tote bag for my mom. I have tons of scraps of material so I think I am going to get practice in and get some ideas on what I can make.

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