Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

So sorry for the photobucket interruption! I had no idea my images would be yanked from my blog if I hadn't logged in to photobucket in 90 days!

So, MNATO is back in its usual state, sans pictures that I need to take today of my girlies in their costumes. Oh, and me too. Yup. I'm wearing a costume for the first time in a long while after making a last minute run to the costume store last night.

Now... I've just got to figure out this wig.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Man, this blog is in some serious need of pictures! I've been a bad mama and keep forgetting the camera at home every time there is a potential for a Kodak moment. I know... pathetic, right?!
I've got nothing to show as far as craftiness either - everything's been on hold for a while. No sewing, no knitting... yikes. I've been waiting for another International Scarf Exchange and it looks like that might be unleashed soon, so maybe that'll give me the mojo I need to get my knit on again.
I'll do better - promise!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


= Mission: Organized Mom!

With all the chaos that was going on with my job, I sort of lost track of my life and all the daily planning that goes along with it. Now that things are slowing down (somewhat) with work, I'm ready to focus on getting my life and home back in order. I've been perusing some organization blogs this morning, and I'm amazed by the organizing skills of these women! Seriously, I am not worthy - but with their help, I plan to be on my way!

Check out I'm an Organizing Junkie. She has great tips for the everyday and great links for almost every organizing need, and I love her weekly menu plans. What inspiration for this mom who thinks of what to cook on the way home from picking up the girls from daycare...

Speaking of meal planning, I found this link for Dine Without Whine from the orgjunkie site for a service that plans you meals and shopping lists for you, for only $6.95/month! I think I'll try to do it myself, with this as a plan B should those efforts fail!

Next, there is Organizing Your Way. I particularly love the home management notebook idea and all of the site's printables. I'm ready to head to the office supply store and get started - today!

And last, but not least, is Simple Mom, who has a brilliant 12 Weeks to a Peaceful Christmas plan for all of us! I admit it, I am not one of those moms who is ready for Christmas for weeks before the date. I am the one who is shopping on Christmas Eve for last minute items... yes, it's true. While I'm two weeks late for the start of this, I think I have time to hop on board to get ahead on the holiday season this year as it is fast-approaching.

I'm ready for a more organized me!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Crafting Instincts

Finally, we've got some cooler weather in Texas - my outdoor thermometer reads 57 degrees right now! The change in climate is pulling on my apron strings and giving me the urge to bake and craft... I suppose since we tend to stay inside as the weather becomes cool and wet and as the days become shorter.

I know I've been blogging about wanting to quilt for some time now, but I just haven't summoned the courage to begin a quilting task. The new line at Fig Tree, however, may put a little fire under my foot pedal! I just can't get enough of her retro children's line Whimsy, and the patterns for Whimsy Fresh look perfect for a beginner like me! Just look:

photo credit: Fig Tree Quilts

I feel some crafting comin' on!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Fun

I love fall, especially for the fun activities that come along with the season. My sis and I took the girls to a "Witch Tea" yesterday... it was really more of a ploy to get us to shop, but the girls had fun none the less. They painted pumpkins and consumed enough candy to make their teeth fall out, but what a start to the fall season!

Next on the agenda... find a pumpkin patch!