Thursday, February 28, 2008

Change of Mind

Well, I had once said I wanted to keep my living room "electronic-free" but I went back on my word! It's seemed lately that it would actually make sense to have a TV in there. We always miss the news because we're either fixing or eating supper, I feel lonely when upstairs cooking or cleaning and everyone else is downstairs, and plus it would be nice if Margo could sit in the living room while watching Hannah Montana rather than back in our bedroom.

So last weekend Margo and I went TV shopping! Isn't that what the guys are suppose to do? Well, Mitch kind of did the shopping too. Although he was home with Meredith, we used the internet to compare prices and find the best one for the best price. I think we got a good deal!

Now that I have everything arranged, I'm looking for something to fill my new TV stand with. I gathered some of my "art" books and stacked them but now I need a few more things. I'm leaning towards this vase I found on I love the colors...very vivid. But I love the Pottery Barn look so I've been skimming the old catalogs I've kept to get ideas too.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nine years together...

From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

Mitch and I have been married for nine years. Wow! What a nine years it's been. We've been though a lot. A lot of laughs, a lot of tears, a lot of arguments! Last night we really didn't do much as far as celebrating but I decided to get out my keepsake box full of our wedding stuff. It was fun to go through cards, our wedding registry and brochures from our honeymoon. As I went through it all, I was reminded about how our love is different. I can still see myself growing old with Mitch, living in the same house we do now and enjoying grandchildren there.

But we've been through so much! I can't even begin to tell you about the tears, laughter and heartache we've had. But you have to go through it. You just have to. I was recently told by a friend of ours that is having marital problems that they never fought, NEVER! I just can't believe that! How can you be married for a number of years and never fight?

Mitch is my best friend. I can tell him anything. We agree on how to raise our children. We both know that God is important in a strong family and we also know each other better than anyone else in the world. He supports me in all my endeavors, I love that even though he's not a "jack of all trades", he's a great father, golfer and cook.

I love him...and always will. No matter what anyone says, he fits me :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My newest creation!

Here it is! My newest pattern for purses and I hope to do a few more. I love it! I saw it somewhere and figured out how to make it all on my own! It wasn't as difficult as I thought and I'm pretty pleased!

It's for sale out on

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sweet Dreams

The first hand-me-down that caused a meltdown happened tonight! Meredith just got out of the hospital this past weekend with a bout of pneumonia and the hospital had her sleep on a pillow. Since I didn't have any here at the house that were full-size, I snagged Margo's small pillow she used when she was in the crib. Of course she pays no mind to the little thing until she realizes that Meredith now has it! The pillow usually resides under Margo's quilt rack and honestly, I think she probably forgot she even had it until I put Meredith to bed tonight. Oh sisterly love!

So I decided that we'll make a full-size pillow just for her and she could pick out fabrics that I had in my craft room. She really didn't seem too excited about it until it was finished. Now I can only hope that she proves her love for it by needing to have it with her at all times.

On another note, CHIPPShandbags is now officially on etsy! I'm so excited and have sold a purse already and have a new one on the way. Be watching for the newest design coming soon. I've got one last stitch to perfect and it will be there. I'm hoping tomorrow.