Friday, June 29, 2012

{Second Chance to Dream} Guest Post

Hey guys!
While I was away on vacation Barb was sweet enough to guest post for me so that ya'll would still be entertained while I was gone.
Well thanks to technology, or maybe my lack of understanding it, none of my guests posts got published!
I was super bummed especially since I had a couple of great posts.
So anyway, Barb's post is finally making it's debut!

Hope you all enjoy her post! I love her pergola swing!!
She totally needs to make one for me too!
Thanks Barb again.... take it away!

Hi! I'm Barb Camp from Second Chance to Dream. I want to say Thank You to Rhiannon for having me here today.
A little about me, I'm a wife of 34 years, a mom to 6 kids ages 33-13, 3 married and 3 still at home. I have 3 grandchildren.  I'm a life coach who wants to encourage women to live their dreams and passions and help them to grow creatively as well as spiritually. Stop on over and check out my blog Second Chance to Dream.
My project today is  a pair of DIY All Weather Pillows.
  My husband made me a beautiful pergola swing.  You can see it here which I LOVE!!!  I wanted some fun pillows for it.  I wanted some that if they got wet, wouldn't take forever to dry.  I thought I'd try a vinyl table cloth after I saw a really fun one at Walmart.   
To begin gather your supplies:
Note:  I first did this project with a glue gun, but it doesn't work well  with the vinyl.  So take out the glue gun and add a sewing machine.
I spread the tablecloth out and laid my pillow out to measure where to cut.  I then cut what I needed.  The next step is to sew up the sides and slide the pillow form in.  I am including a couple good tutorials on how to make it an envelope pillow.Here is a video on how to make an envelope pillow.  Or here is a blog that shares a good tutorial.  
These both took less than 30 min. to make and I have some fun pillows for my new swing.
Thanks again Rhiannon for allowing me to guest post.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

can i get a jump?

Since being back from vacation, I've been finding it really hard to get back into the swing of things. I don't know if it's just getting back to a routine or making the time to get things done, or maybe the fact that my girlfriend Charity is visiting and we have girl time each night.
 It's so nice to have her around and have a friend to talk to. She has 4 children of her own too so she totally understands what its like when my 3 yr old is having a melt down.
And then we can laugh about out kid stories.

Maybe being on vacation and going MIA for a while is what I needed.
I do feel rejuvinated. We haven't taken a family vacation since we brought my son to a weekend neighbor island getaway for his 1st birthday 2 years ago.
I have decided that he's getting older and we need to make memories that he will always remember and we need to do those kinds of things.

I also really feel the need to start new.
The way things were going for us, wasnt really working.
I felt tired and over worked and like I couldnt enjoy my family because I was too busy at home and at work.
I am determined to make whatever changes that needs to be made to not feel like I'm too busy for my family.
For example I have been cooking 2 meals every other night or so.
I havent vaccumed my house in a week!
YIKES! (that one is giving me slight anxiety)

I have also decided to declutter. How I accumulate so much is beyond me! Maybe thats why I feel so overwhelmed!
Were doing a community garage sale in July and I am determined to get rid of some things and make some extra cash.
I do have some vacation debt I have to get rid of!

One of my girlfriends sells items on ebay to help her pay for her child care costs.
What a great idea! I've started doing the same too, I'm not making as much money as she is, but a few extra bucks here and there is great!

Anyway, I have been rambling on and on and I personally hate reading a post that is long and has no pictures so I'll cut my own line now.

Thanks for listening, I'm linking up to

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm Baaaacckkkk!!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back from vacay and still trying to adjust to 'reality'.

First of all I appologize for the serious absence!

I had guests posts scheduled and apparently they didn't post as scheduled!!

Sorry guys!

I didnt find this out till just recently. I didnt have internet access for over a whole week!
But guess what I survived!

I have tons to share so please stick around! I won't be going on vacation anytime soon!

A big appology and thanks to my guest posters and I will be showcasing your posts for the next few days!

Here's the gang getting ready to board the ship

And family photo time


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