Thursday, March 17, 2011

Locks of Love

Hair, I have a lot of it! I know that sounds weird, but this mane grows fast and is nice and thick. I have enjoyed having longer hair for a few years now. I love how pretty it looks down and straight and the messy look when I let the natural wave go crazy. But it has gotten long enough that it bothers me during the night and is difficult to work with. So it was time for the inevitable, and serious hair cut. I made an appointment with Rachel a gal that came recommended from a friend. Rachel had a fun spirit and was rocking the whole pinup girl style that only a few can pull off. She was as excited about this as I was nervous. So glad to have a friend along for the adventure, my brave friend Tisa came along to capture the to moment in pictures. When it was all said and done we cut two 17.5" braids off that will be donated to Locks of Love. Pin It

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Feelin' Crafty!

As a nurse I am the worse pateint and always put off going to the doctor. Seems like the part of our life that consumes so much of our time is the one thing we won't do for ourselves. Since I have spent the last two months doing pretty much nothing but sewing, its the last thing I want to do for fun. Just ask hubs, he asked me to fix a pair of his shorts, they sat in my sewing room for 3 months before he tried to wear then and I finally fixed them for him.
So the other day I decided that I wanted to do something crafty for the house. I keep seeing all of these fun initals hanging in peoples home. But have yet to see a font and color I liked. While roaming the aisles of Hobby Lobby I find the perfect letter...but its gold and I'm not much of a gold girl.
So I decide I can fix this. I pick out two colors of paint I like and get to work. It came out great and I love it. Hubby even thought it was cool looking. Pin It

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The worst bug...the flu bug.

As I sit in my recliner for the second day thinking about the massize stack of orders in my sewing studio waiting to be finished, I can't help but wonder...should I have gotten a flu shot? Yes, you heard me right I am an antiflu shot girl. Crazy, seeing how I am a nurse, but every year I get it and feel terrible for a few days. Oh, and I hate needles. That usually has a lot to do with it. So I chanced it this year. I'm only working one weekend a month in the hospital since Elle Dee Designs is taking up so much of my time, what were the odds?
Last weekend I drove the 5.5 hours to West Texas and worked my obligatory weekend shifts for the month. Exposed to all of the usual kiddo germs, including the flu. Spent one day visiting with my parents, which would have been even more fun if I hadn't had a headache that would stop. I took Tylenol, Advil, drank caffine anything I though would help, and nothing. So after four days with a headache and the 5.5 hour drive back to Austin. Hubby took me to the doctor. I figured a sinus infection at most. Received a presription for a steriod, but no antibiotic. Headed home to rest the duration of the day. Canceled our weekend getaway to Houston (thankfully getting a refund on our hotel room) and decided to stay home and take in the symphony instead. We picked out what we hoped were good seats and were excited about our first well cultured night out since moving to the big city 6 months ago.
To bad it didn't happen this way. I woke up in the middle of the night miserable and sweating. Guess when went to the doctor a day early. After hours of chills and nausea we were able to get back into the doctor that afternoon. You guessed it, THE FLU! 102 temp, aches, chills, nausea, the works. I spent the rest of the day in the recliner under a pile of blankets watching hulu. Hubby took great care of me! Went to the grocery store and got me all the good sickie foods, waited on me hand and foot. I couldn't have asked for more. I was bummed when the evening rolled around and I wasn't feeling well enough to be his date to the symphony. I am glad that he want and enjoyed it. He spent all day looking after me. Today I feel better. No fever, no chills, still tired and the headache just won't go away. I'm taking it easy this afternoon. Maybe tonight or tomorrow, I'll feel up to sewing and can get back to work. Next year I'm going to put some more thought into the whole flu shot decision. Pin It

Monday, January 10, 2011

Amazing giveaway from some of my favorite women!! Check it out and make sure to enter to win. Pin It