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Pro-Craft-inate

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Pro-Craft-Inate: (pr-krft-nt, pr-)
v. pro·craf·ti·nat·ed, pro·craf·ti·nat·ing, pro·craf·ti·nates
v.intr.
To put off completing a craft, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v.tr.
To postpone or delay a craft project needlessly.

Crafting is such a passion of mine that unfortunately I’m typically too overwhelmed to actually complete anything. Bottles for making homemade candles and boxes of organic soap flakes are just a few of the craft ideas stored in my home right now. Thankfully i can say I’ve finally gotten over one bit of my crafting procrastination and finally started making no sew blankets. I purchased my first set of cloth so many years ago that the bulk of the fabric has been in at least 4 different places thanks to our multiple move to Texas. The piles of fleece have been freshly washed and dried and were very easy to work with. The directions in the link say to use sharp scissors but I utilized a rotary cuter which really made the blanket very easy to make. I also pinned the fabric just to make sure the tying process would be more evenly accomplished.

My mom was so proud of her new blanket and after 2 years of polite requests is warmly able to enjoy it in her often chilly office at work. Now to start working through the other stacks of fabric, hopefully it won’t take quite this long to get my next blanket accomplished. I’m just proud of having a completely finished project unlike the still half knit blanket I started as my first knitting project when I was pregnant with EBoy. Oh well, maybe my first grandchild will get to enjoy that blanket someday- I just won’t tell anyone exactly how long it took me to complete it. :)

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Easter Festivities

Easter Suits

We had a fantastic Resurrection Day- spent entertaining family, enjoying a lovely church service, and a spectacular Easter feast (Texas BBQ of course). Here’s a review of our day in pictures.

EBoy receiving his overstuffed Easter basket. This year my mom and I did a collaboration and added things to a store bought basket- so much fun:
Big Basket

ETot’s posing in the Church after service (note his sugar encrusted face from the donut he’d just eaten during children’s church):
GQ Tot

Easter treats:
Easter Goodies

No treat basket could be complete without lots of boy toys:
Vroom

EBoy has decided that he now really likes to have me take his picture so here he is modeling with one of their Easter goodies:
Car Model

Hope everyone had a chance to spend their special day with someone special.

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter

Handsome Shirt

Handsome

Fashion has been a close friend of many in my family. I’m definitely more about budget first, look second- but many of the men in my family have been into the best in clothing and shoes for long enough to have the multiple closets to prove it. EBoy seems to be following in the footsteps of the fashionable tastes of his grandfather and uncles with a love of the handsome shirt. Handsome shirts are button up shirts or any color or pattern. The only thing more exciting for him than putting on crisp freshly cleaned long sleeve shirt is getting the chance to wear a tie.

We went shopping this week to finalize his outfit for Easter and the above was our first tie option. After getting him dressed he proceeded to move towards the window, take a seat, and let me know I needed to get my camera to take his picture. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. I’m trying to enjoy this phase and taking lots of pictures so I’ll have something to remember once he’s able to entertain his other favorite fashion trend- anything with skulls. I have a feeling I’m going to be in for quite the fashion roller coaster in the future.

Science Break

Spring break is here so the boys and I have been spending lots of quality time together. I’m beginning to think Spring Break is really about the reality of upcoming summer to make sure you have a plan in place to keep two very active busy boys occupied. EBoy is still very much into science so each day he has begged to do some sort of science experiment. I can’t even imagine what mothers did before the internet- where else can you find full pages of science ideas and detailed information about wolverines.

This week has quickly taught me that planning our time is going to be crucial this summer and I’m very excited to meet the challenge
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