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Closed for summer, thank you for all your support !

Oh, riiiight....

remember that one time when you posted a blog entry for the first time in, oh, 3 years and you completely absolutely had forgotten you had your blog posts conveniently linked to your mailing list so it would just automatically send them out when you wrote them, and then when you got your own copy of said email in your inbox and the EVERYTHING ABOUT IT was 3 years out of date and just awful, and you felt like a total loser, like everybody just saw your underpants by accident or something?!


The Last Leaf

I sewed up and shipped out my last open order today, leaving me with nothing on my sewing schedule, no orders, not a one, for the first time in 4 {5?} years.
Day by day, as I pulled each post it off of my schedule all I could think about was the O. Henry story "The Last Leaf".
If you haven't read it, you should.

migraine remedies wanted, apply within

{newest disclaimer: I think I banished the "read more" button.... but if it is still there, pretty please click it! Thanks!}

Happy Weekend everybody!

First, I want to thank the whole new batch of email subscribers for signing up! Hi! <waves> I'm glad you're here.

If you haven't already, you can sign up here. So much easier to get a once weekly right to your inbox, no?

Staying in Touch

{Disclaimer for disclaimer: I think I fixed the "read more" problem.  I will know more by next post, thank you for being patient.

Merit Badges for Parents

This might not be the most coherent post I have ever written.

I am up at 3:30 am, on a Saturday.

"Why?", you may ask.

Not because I am up to some wicked fun cool stuff..... nope.

Parenting stuff.

The best parenting stuff always seems to happen after 1am, you ever notice that?

This was an epic battle with the teenager's nosebleed. He is fine, me.... I'm ok now, but when the 2 little dudes get up in 3 hours.... well probably not so much. Start the coffee IV, stat!

{Sometimes I Feel So }Uninspired

Mr. Winwood says it better than I can today......

I'm going to rest and take a day or two to recharge ~ much love to you all!


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It's Alright

How do y'all feel about a once a week on Saturday post?

I sit here, it's 7:43 am on Tuesday. By my alarm I am 13 minutes late to my bi-weekly blog post writing. {Yes, I actually have an alarm set on my phone.... otherwise it's too easy to get lost in the ether.....}

I am late and feeling guilty.

Letting Stuff Go

Yesterday I finally tackled the long overdue project of purging and organizing our filing cabinet.

The filing cabinet, a lovely "oak" laminate over particle board 2 drawer POS {which incidentally, was somehow fatally broken in our last move a year ago}  had been simply tied closed with twine and relocated from our 1st apartment, to our first rental home, then our own home, and finally here.

I am all for recycling, repairing, upcycling, and repurposing, but sometimes things are just too far gone and not worth saving!

Waving the White Underpad of Surrender

We have a very sad smelly soggy problem at my house.

The two youngest, at 7 years old and 5 and 1/2 years old, still wet the bed.

Every freaking night.


I have tried just about every {humane} trick in the book.

{well, not the "bed alarm" things.... they sound an alarm if they detect moisture. Borderline on the "humane" aspect- for kids and parents- and we can't afford them anyway....}

Fabric Intervention

Hi, my name is Diana, and I am addicted to fabric.

There, I've said it. I have fabric. Lots and lots and lots of fabric.

Before I end up on Hoarders, I need to get real about sorting it and part with a bunch of it!