Sunday, June 30, 2013


So I'm stitching Bambi's First Year still and I got to a spot where I need to use pearl filaments.  They are so annoying to work with.  I will say, though, they make my cross stitching look snazzy :)  I am excited to be plugging along on this project finally.

My daughter is getting more and more interactive as time is going on.  She smiles a LOT.  I have never seen a happier baby.  Ever.  The only time she's not smiling is when she is telling me she needs to eat.  She just rolled over on her own for the first time day before yesterday.  She's super close to laughing, too.  I'm hoping she does it today because it's my birthday and that would be an awesome gift :)

Anyway, so my son and I are celebrating our birthday on the 2nd or 3rd.  He's going to Build-A-Bear, and I'm probably going to Hobby Lobby and finally getting a bunch of stuff for my stitching projects.  I'm' thinking of getting the threads for my Legend of Zelda title screen that was on Sprite Stitch and then I really want THIS kit.  I hope Hobby Lobby has it.

Speaking of Hobby Lobby, I am in LOVE with that store.  I think I could live there.  Also, I need to pick up my threads for the Epic Pokemon pattern I am going to start (also from Sprite Stitch).

Well, I'm off to go get snow cones with my son since we're not celebrating our birthday today, I figured he and I could do something together :)  Happy stitching, everyone.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nothing Cool Ever Happens To Me

Brad Pitt is in town.  Really.

He is filming with a crew out here and in my little isolated military post, this is big news.  All the wives out here don't have their husbands (I do, he's got a 9-5 job) and so Mr. Pitt is one of few men in a sea of women and he is ALL they're talking about.  A lot of women took pictures with him.  A lot of soldiers out in the box took pictures with him.  I haven't.  I probably won't get to unless he does some sort of meet and greet.

So who's jelly?  I'm frikkin' jelly!

I'd be starstruck if I met him, more so his wife, but I'd still be a little fangirl if I met him.

If I happen to get a picture, I'll post on here, but I doubt I will because the odds of me just running into him are slim to none lol

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

P.I.N.K. Method

So, I'm trying out this diet and exercise regimen.  I saw it on Dr. Phil (yeah, laugh it up), but the program was 50 bucks total and it came with a meal plan book, 3 workout dvd's, 1 yoga dvd, a "motivational certificate," and a "motivational bracelet."  The reason I'm doing this is because I've been fat shamed in the gym before and refuse to go through that again.

The program starts with 900 calories a day to supposedly jump start your metabolism.  Now, because I'm around 50 pounds overweight, I have to follow that for two weeks without exercising.  Then, the calories jump up to between 1200 and 1500 a day while following the workout dvd's.  There's three levels to this program with one level on each dvd.

It's only been 3 days and I'm down 5 pounds.  Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Donut Bun!

Okay, I read through my last post and realized I kind of come off as a bitch.  I totally didn't mean to.  I don't think anyone ever means to lol.  But I do love my husband, I swear.  I just was having a bad day, I think.  So...yeah.

Anyway, I am obsessed with the donut bun hairstyle.  I have no idea why, but I think it is just the CUTEST thing.  You know, this hair style:

I'm learning how to do that.  Yeah, it seems like it should be easy, but I have super uncooperative, VERY thick hair.

It looks like it should be easy to do, right?  You'd think so, but no.  I have to fight my hair every time I want to do this to it.  Bobby pins are my friend.  Pointless post is pointless, so I'm going to go stitch some of my Bambi project since it's been a while and both my kids are sleeping at the same time for once lol  Happy stitching, everyone!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Money Woes

So, here's the thing, my husband and I fight about money.  All...the...time.  Seriously.  The problem is his spending.  I'm trying to budget and pay things off and what is he doing?  Spending money.  Spending, spending, spending.  So what do I do?  I take away his money and leave him 50 bucks every single paycheck to keep him from spending it.

His idea, not mine.

Now...tell me how he spends that 50 and then turns around and says, "Hey, how much money do we have left after bills?"  Every time he says that, I know he's going to beg for money.  I cave and give it to him.  Every time.  You know what though?  No more.  He goes through over 150 bucks a paycheck on frivolous things that he doesn't need.

Do you know what the last thing I bought for myself was?  Pads.  Because it was that time of the month.  Do you know WHEN that was?  June of 2012.

Don't get me wrong, he buys little things for me ONCE in a while, but even on Valentine's Day, he bought video games that he wanted, not me.  So I pulled a Marge Simpson and used them.  Eventually, enjoying them, and especially enjoying how spited my husband felt because nothing says, "I love you," like a gift for yourself to someone else, right?

Sorry, I had to vent, I'm feeling like a doormat and I'm putting my foot down and not doing it anymore. I knew about his spending habit when I married him, but I didn't think he would want to strand me with nothing.  It's a fantastic \sarcasm/ feeling when you think your husband doesn't treat you how you deserve.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Scroll Frame Drama

So...I bought a brand new scroll frame.  Now, I've never used one before as I've always been a bit of a hoop enthusiast.  I loaded my fabric in, all excited about my new purchase, scrolled my fabric, and sighed in disappointment.  I, for the life of me, can not get my fabric tight.

The middle is tight.  The sides, not so much.  I really wish I could figure out what's going on.  I have posted an inquiry with the stitchers on, so hopefully they can help me out.

See what happens when you buy something that you know nothing about?  I gotta run, my little one is crying.  Happy stitching everyone.