August 17, 2011

Summer Update

I've had some craft fails. It all started with this one lantern that I made. My cousins have told me that it looks like a jar full of meat. Then I've done some paper mache on a clipboard that was just a bubbly, wrinkly mess. It didn't help that the paint from the last project bled through so the end product just looked dirty. I did a mini curtain for this shelving unit in the bathroom and my boyfriend's silent reaction was all I needed to realize that it sucked!


So my confidence deflated during these crafting fiascos but I'm not gonna give up. Fails are just opportunities for improvement.

The Meat Jar

I do have news about the family:

One of my closest cousins had a baby girl, her name is Sophia. She's as cute as can be. She's a week old and she's given the entire family so much joy. Congrats to the new parents.

Did I mention that I'm gonna be an auntie? Yep and we find out September 1st if I get a niece or a nephew? We're having the baby shower in mid-November and I'm already brainstorming all the little goodies I'll be making.

Elisa's room is almost complete...we need to do a whole overhaul of her closet. The furniture still needs painting as well. I guess we both need a second wind to get started with all of that. We've been so busy visiting babies and getting ready for school that finishing the room has been on the back burner. Oh...and she has a boyfriend now. (Feeling old.)

Let's see... what else....

I went to Arlington, Texas for business. Stopped by Ft. Worth for some sightseeing. I fell in love with this tortilla soup that I had over there. (Note to self: must find recipe for tortilla soup.) If I had to choose Texas heat vs. Florida heat, I would choose Florida Heat. At least there's relief at the beach or the spring. Texas just feels like you're in a hair drier every time the wind blows. Beautiful place though.

Hope everyone is having a good summer! (What's left of it.)

What I've learned:

  • I love babies, but I'm definitely not ready for one.
  • Texas is a great place to visit but I don't think I'd live there.
  • When in doubt, start over.
  • Silence can be very loud.
  • If you want to feel better check out these other Craft Fails.

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