Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Do you hear that? It sounds like... angels singing.
For two nights in a row my baby girl has slept THROUGH THE NIGHT! I feel like a completely normal person right now.
I would like to take a moment and thank those who made this possible:
Sleep Sack - We couldn't have done this without you!
The Baby Jesus - He heard my prayers!
Mom - For the light bulb moment on why she isn't sleeping.
Hilary - For listening to my whining, sleep-deprived hysterics.
Jayna - For all that tough love!
Special mention goes out to my son who had to endure all the screaming while he tried to get a good night sleep and to my dog Roma who faithfully got up with me every night to help out.
Joann Fabrics must have also heard my plea because fleece is on sale for $3/yard right now so I am ready to make a dresser full of sleep sacks.
Life is good.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wish us luck tonight. I am afraid to see what other tactics this little one may have up her sleeve.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
So I haven't exactly finished writing my first craft book but in true Sarah fashion I have already started thinking about my next idea. I want it to be a craft book all about babies and kids. Not really crafts for the kids to do, but stuff to make for them - blankets, room decor, toys, etc.
Laying in bed last night I thought about using the word virgin in the title. Something like Virgin Cocktails and Crafts for the Non-virgin. That seemed like maybe, just maybe, it crossed some line so then I thought - Cocktails and Crafts - Baby and Kid Edition but that sounded like we were going to be serving drinks to babies and kids and is a little boring.
I want the book to give you a peek at my sense of humor but I don't want to offend anyone. Maybe I need accept that I can't make everyone happy and have to decide if I want a little shock or mass appeal.
Do you have any suggestions for a title? If I use your title you will for sure get a mention in the book and a free copy - you know... when I actually have it written and published.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
|Baby Girl couldn't be left out!|
|She added all the crumbs on the counter and then tried to stir - so freakin' cute!|
Thursday, January 13, 2011
|The more serious side of cooking making|
|First cookie picked out of the batch|
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Tired of everyone asking you when your baby is going to grow some hair? I have the product for you!
Baldy Baby Hat by Sarah Boccolucci is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Love this free pattern? Consider donating via PayPal so I can keep 'em coming.
I am not one to enter giveaways or contests very often but I thought this was a cute idea and some of the blogs I follow have signed up to judge.
I used my yarn snowball tutorial for my first entry. Fingers crossed!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Did you know that you can download your complete Facebook account and save it? I love this because I am bad about filling out baby books and journals but good at posting important events in my status.
To get your file click:
Download Your Information
You will get an email and then you will have to fill in your password and then identify some of your friends in their pictures - so I hope you know all your friends well enough to complete that step!
You then get a zipped file with EVERYTHING you have posted in Facebook, I kid you not!
Now the question is what do I do with all this data? Any suggestions?
Friday, January 7, 2011
Brandy Alexander Recipe:
1 1/2 oz brandy
1 oz dark creme de cacao
1 oz half and half
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
I thought these tasted just like a White Russian and would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Be careful - they do go down easily!
My goal is to add the embossed card instructions to my Cocktails and Crafts book so I am not going to go into great detail here, but here is the gist:
Stamp card stock with ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and then hit it with the embossing gun. It is oddly satisfying to watch the powder transform to the glossy finish under the heat.
|I hit this one a little too long with the heat gun but still liked the effect.|
This is how I found my son when everyone was getting ready to leave. He had snuck out of bed and was lying in front of his bedroom door with the blankets over his head.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Like most people I know I have given up on self-improvement resolutions. This year I am opting to make a resolution that I will enjoy and am pretty sure I can live with for a whole year.
2011 will be the year of:
Some other resolutions that I considered and then set aside were:
1. Finish writing my book
2. Keep the house organized
3. Knit a sweater for myself
4. Exercise (ha!)
I still hope to do all of those but I don't want them to feel like obligations. What resolutions have you made or not made for yourself?