Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Slow and Steady

Having projects to work on that you look forward sitting down to do is soooo... fun in my book. It makes me want to have a project constantly going.
Before Crewe was born if I started a project EVERYTHING in my life was put on hold until I finished that project.
Now that Crewe is here, I have tried that approach and it has not gone over so well for our family. Quickly I have come to be okay with projects taking a bit longer to complete so that we can maintain some sanity in our household.
Untightening that grip on things that are so engrained in who I am is hard, but most days refreshing. I like being able to look at myself and see that I am adaptable and capable change. ;-)
I would go so far to say that it has allowed me to ease up a bit on feeling like I have to clean up the toys in our house that accrue 10 times a day.
Now don't get me wrong... I still do my 20 minute shake down before guest stop by, because in my head they are going to ask to see a tour of the whole house, even though they hardly ever do... which then makes me want to force offer a house tour just so my hard work was not in vain.
 It is also important so that when they walk out of the door I can look at my husband with my
"SEE? It was worth the temporary insanity for me to clean the cobweb's, scrub the bathtubs, mop the floors" face.
All that to say I have 2 big DIY projects going on right now which makes blogging slow for me. The first one being
Crewe's Halloween Costume
And the second
DIY tufted headboard- love it? Yes! Very time consuming with a toddler? Yes
That being said.. here is a photo sneak of our past week-ish
Mommy and Crewe went to the grocery store for the 2nd time by ourselves in 2 years;
however, it will become a regular, now that Mommy expereinced 11:00am Wal-Mart
lines versus 7:00pm Wal Mart lines.

Hung out with our favs again
Enjoyed some yummy pancakes
Searched for water while being chased by coyotes

Had some drinks at a rooftop bar, which was FAB by the way

Made 42 buttons.... my thumbs are still numb
And finally slept off our late night partying ways
Hope ya'lls week is going just as fab!


  1. I can completely relate with always having a list of things/projects going. Most of the time I am ok with the loooong time it takes me to complete them, but sometimes it is frustrating!

    Can't wait to see your headboard. I have 'plans' to do the same for us! We haven't had a headboard in 2 years! ;)

  2. Is that an oompa loompa costume?! Love!!

  3. Looooove the costume! Tell me you're going paint his face purple?!? :)

  4. I'm the same way, having to take twice as long to finish projects was a hard pill to swallow, but when it's because you have a baby to take care of, that makes it a little easier. The headboard looks awesome, can't wait to see his costume all finished too!

  5. Is Crewe wearing a pair of TOMS? Oh my gosh, I die. And I can't wait to see this header, you little Martha, you! :)

  6. Wes has the SAME Toms - I love them. Man.. that headboard looks kick a** already. Um... I can't WAIT to see the costume. Happy Thursday.

  7. Found you on the mommy brain mixer this week! Following and commenting from
    I hope you'll come check me out and do the same. Thanks <3

  8. Looking forward to seeing how the headboard turns out, I like the look but the amount of work scares me! Cute PJs Crewe is wearing too - my bubba boy has the same ones!

  9. You are totally right about projects taking WAY longer with kids around! I can't wait to see how your projects turn out! I'm making my daughter's Halloween costume (and if I can squeeze in enough time, put together costumes for me and my hubby). I also just finished a BIG project (with help from my parents while they were visiting) - sodding our backyard and making a musical fence for the kiddos.

  10. Hi! I found your blog through the Mommy Brain Mixer. Love it -- I'm your newest follower! :)

    Crewe is too cute! I'm envious of your crafty skills. I try so hard to be crafty but I'm just not gifted at it, hahaha. The headboard looks incredible! Can't wait to see it when it's up!