Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Pleasures of Gardening & Crafting

Here's the "by product" of my so called green thumb (Mesclun, Spinach and Carrots):

(below picture shows my "peas")

Some of my recent "crafts", which are Sets of Painted Decoupaged Wood Plaques

(of which I'm going to be selling):

For those of you that have young children and have their room decorated in a specific theme, what is it? I'm asking only because I need to know what parents/kids like so that I may concentrate on those theme. :-)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Just a very quick update for everyone..

Been very busy the past couple of days, I’ve been brewing some ideas of stuff to add to my website such as Kids Room Décor items, hand crafted items and drop-shippers (very cute wood chairs, stuffed rockers, etc.). Mostly, I’ll be concentrating on doing hand-crafted wood wall hangings and such using decoupage techniques. I think there’s a market for it, just a matter of making it work for me! I really want to kick my business and get it going.

Here’s my business website again and PLEASE do visit and tell me what you think, I need SUGGESTIONS on how to make it better!?! :-) . WWW.PERSONALIZEABOOK.COM

Also, seems like my vegetable garden is already coming in! I got sprouts of carrots, lettuce, spinach, peas, beets and squash coming in! I still haven’t planted my green beans and tomatoes since they won’t tolerate frost, but I’ll be planting them this weekend! I also have to do a few successive plantings as well, more spinach/carrots/lettuce/peas. It’s amazing how much vegetables you can grow in just a 4’x4’ area (which is enough to feed one person during the growing season!). I’ll take some pictures when my veggies have grown a bit more. For someone that hasn’t ever done gardening before, this is pretty exiting stuff! HA!

On another note, our family is back down to “one” income only…I’m yet again the sole income in our family and hopefully this will change VERY soon. This has just happened yesterday and my husband is simply waiting for a call from a company to say “You are officially hired and here’s our offer”…. They practically told him he’s got the job but there HR department is moving very slow… ANYWAY, we may fall behind a little bit but I’m very confident that everything will fall into place soon.

P.s. Did everyone get their photo? If you haven’t received yours please let me know!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Baby Update!

I got my ultrasound done today and guess what "IT's A GIRL!!" Wahooo!!! I'm sooooo sooooo sooooooo HAPPY!! My daughter is going to have a little sister! How exciting! Dont' get me wrong, I would have loved to have a boy but deep down, I was hoping for a girl :-). I'm smiling from ear to ear. I can't wait to tell my mother, I think she's going to be shocked since I kept telling her it was a boy! I'll be sure to scan some of the ultrasound pictures tomorrow and post them.

On a different note, I'll be sending out all of the promised photographs tomorrow!! I already sent a few but had yet to send all of them. FINALLY!!!!! Sometimes, I'm the biggest procastenator there is around...but quite honestly, I felt as if I let everyone down by taking in fourth position and I was embarrased by sending these photographs, looking at the damn picture, I'm like "DAMN CAROLE, You Looked Good, why be such a whip, just send them out!" HA! Perhaps, just perhaps, one of my picture will get to someone that is in need of motivation and the timing will be just right?!? You know, I always feel like there's a reason why we do things, and may be, I've been procastenating because someone needed me to be ?!?!? HUH? Weird strange way of looking at it but WHO knows!!!! :-) Anyway, as I have said many times before, I really appreciated all those donations and can't wait to compete again in 2007!!!!!!

By the way, I'm now up to 147 lbs... at the rate I'm going, I'll probably be at about 165 lbs at the time of delivery! I'm going to start walking next week so that I can keep my weight gain under control.. Right now, I have a big passion for cooking and LOVE eating! Gaining 1 to 2 lbs a week is NOT uncommon for me! :-) AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I don't feel guilty about it at all ! The end results will be a little miracle! Also, I'll have all the motivation in the world to get right back into my very fit pre-pregnancy body back! WATCH ME !!


Saturday, April 01, 2006

Photo - Week 19

Hello All! Many of you have requested a "pregnancy" belly it is at 19 weeks. I'm not as big as I though *lol*, I was already imagining myself as big as a house!