Sew Many Buttons So Little Time
A few weeks back I was back to that little town full of great antique shops, the one where I got this lamp. I went down their creepy old wooden steps, into their creepy wet basement. This place is straight from a horror movie, it even has the random doors you don’t want to open. Creepiness aside I found two antique mason jars plum full of buttons marked $5 a piece. What, of course I snatched those babies up!
When I got home I was crazy busy with all of the holiday activities, and honestly had no time to get creative. My poor little guy did have a few sick days in there, and while he was on the couch I sorted them by color. I am a weirdo like that, I must have my buttons and clothes organized by color, but I can tolerate counters covered with clutter, and clothes on my closet floor. My husband loves to joke that it gets knee-deep in there.
Tonight I had the glorious opportunity to put my feet up with a glass of wine and peruse pinterest for button ideas! There are literally endless opportunities, and my ten bucks is going to go a long way.
If you have any great button projects please share!
It has been a crazy whirlwind of a week. To be honest I have been quite the sassy Cassie. I was stuck in a funk for several days this week. Ugh I hate those funks. Fridays events just pushed me over the edge. I cannot grasp how a person could do such a thing to anyone, but especially children. My heart breaks for all of the families that were touched be this event.
I had a great balance this weekend between having some “Cassie time” and spending time with my amazing family. I am so blessed between my wonderful family, and the amazing ladies I work with everyday. They are all angels for putting up with this Sassy lady all week. I am sure many of them thought of shoving me in a broom closet for the weekend!
I have gotten a lot of things accomplished, during my self assigned time out 😉 . I finished all of my christmas shopping and today had a Chocolate Covered Sunday. YUM! I also made a few other items that were not covered in chocolate.
Diy Christmas gift list: (pictures to come)
Brown Sugar Scrub: you can find a number of these recipes online using things you already have at home
Lightbulb Snowman Ornaments: light bulbs, puff paint, sticks, and some acrylic paint viola
Cheddar Herb Bread: SUPER easy! midwest living recipe here
Fort Kits for kiddos: Sheets, clothes pins, rope, flash light, candy, and suction cups kids love it!!
Ruler growth Chart
DIY cappuccino mix
and these scruptious ZERO Cal treats, okay just kidding but its Christmas not New Years, and you have to fatten up for the resolution.
Any fun DIY gifts?
Christmas season is here in full swing! Anyone else struggling to find gifts for the ones they love. Everyone I know seems to have everything they need, and I hate getting something just to get something. My husband on the other hand is the best gift giver ever!! He always seems to surprise me with these meaningful, useful gifts I never would have thought up myself. One of the best gifts he has ever given me is this shock and water proof camera, for those parents we call this child proof!
Check it out here
We have had tons of fun with this camera because I can take it anywhere. I also use a Nikon D5000, but its large and in charge. I like to have my hands free and when I have the big boy I feel weighted down by my camera. Here are some of our summer pictures taken on this orange machine of wonder!
Super hero sharking it up on the 4th
I love the bubbles!
It is even good with action shots…some of those point and shoots miss the Kodak moment. This was his first time going off a diving board! I let him jump off the side even as the lifeguard whistled at us….A wise man once said, “rules are for people with no common sense.” oops 😉
Going down the tube slide
Aww he even took a pic with good old mom…pretty sure there was bribery involved for this smile
Another Aww moment here is my brothers beautiful girl friend and my adorable niece
One of my friends children! Love how her hair is floating up.
Our very first underwater pic….It was cute all the kids at the local pool kept nicely letting me know my camera was getting wet. I can’t wait to bring this one in the ocean!!
What is your favorite gift you have given or received?