Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

May 2015 Mystery Challenge Round Up

Remember the Mystery Challenge I took part in back in May? (If not, check it out HERE) Well, Jessica over at The Berry Bunch just posted a Round Up of all the bloggers who participated. Go check it out!!

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Straight Stitch Designs: Laurelhurst

I had the opportunity to test another pattern for Straight Stitch Designs! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers! I am really starting to love making things for ME. I am so used to sewing for my girls and everyone else, that it feels really nice to sew for myself every now and then. And Kimberly’s designs not only come in my size, but they fit GREAT too!

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The Laurelhurst is a beautiful cardigan with a draped front. You could really make this in whatever knit you want, but I found this thinner, light weight knit to work wonderfully. It’s flowy, and just feels amazing on! I found this particular knit at JoAnn’s. It’s from the newer (to my store at least) “Doodle” fabric line.

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This pattern was an amazingly quick sew, and one of my favorite things about it is that there’s NO HEMMING!! Let me say that again, you don’t have to hem a thing. Unless, of course, you are crazy and enjoy that sort of thing– then you are more than welcome to. But, I have to be honest (if you couldn’t tell already), I sure do enjoy a little break from it!

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To save yourself some ink, the pattern also allows you to adjust the layers so that you only print the size you need. Or, if you wanted to print a couple sizes to grade between the 2, this makes things easy as well!

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The pattern is a steal at only $10, and for the next few days you can get it HERE for 20% off (Ends the 20th). Trust me, you want to get your hands on this pattern! It will be a staple in my closet this spring, that’s for sure!

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Sorry! I’ve neglected my blog 😦 Life is….well, CRAZY! It seems I just never have a moment to sit and write. Or, when I do have a moment, I’m spending it unwinding and relaxing. However, I am trying to get myself motivated to start really blogging again. I enjoy it so much, and really miss it.

With that being said, my favorite time is coming up again– Kids Clothes Week!!! July 21st-27th. Unfortunately (for me anyways), that falls during a week that we’ll be on vacation. BUMMER! (Or not…. I’ll be on VACATION!!!)  SO, my goal is to get some sewing done the week prior. I need to get some things sewn to take on vacation with us anyways, and this is the perfect opportunity! So, mark your calendars!

I also have several recipes I’ve been wanting to share! My low carb recipes seem to be my biggest hits, so I plan to share a few more that we’ve fallen in love with. Hang in there, while I work on getting my blog mojo back!!

As always, thanks for reading!!!

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Happy New Year!!!

Is it really 2014 already?? And has it really been 3 months since my last post?

Oops!! I could throw out a handful of excuses, but I won’t. What I will vow to do is blog MORE this year! I want to commit to at least once a month, hopefully more 🙂

An update on me:

Jessa is now 9.5 months old, and is taking her first steps!! Ack! It happened too fast! I bet she’ll be full on walking before she turns 10 months. We’re already throwing around ideas for her first birthday party. Ummm… wasn’t she just born yesterday?

And Miss Linnaea celebrated her third birthday in October. We’ve started preschool here at home and she has a blast. Christmas was so much fun with her this year! It was the first year that she really understood the magic of Christmas.

This year the hubs and I are working on growing our businesses. (Don’t forget to go check out Country Meadow Treasures!)

Looking forward to an exciting and prosperous New Year and wish the same for all my readers!!

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Today is the day!!!

Today is the Grand Opening of Country Meadow Treasures!! Please, come check out my shop on Facebook and on Etsy! I’ll be doing giveaways, taking part in an auction, and all sorts of other fun stuff to celebrate the day!

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Fun News!!

I’ve been busy, busy, busy! Sewing SO many adorable outfits….. Why? Because I’m opening my own shop selling kids clothes! Exciting, right! Please, stop by and “like” my Facebook page, Country Meadow Treasures, to keep up with what I’m doing. I’m throwing a grand opening event on Sept 29 if I can get 100 “likes”. Join me in this journey!

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The Liebster Award!

I woke up this morning to a nomination for a Liebster blog award from fellow SAHM over at Creating My Niche! Thank you!!

An award! Woohoo! I am so excited…. but what the heck is a Liebster award??? Basically, it’s an award to recognize small bloggers (less than 200-300 followers).  So, in order to official “accept” the award, I need to do the following: List eleven random facts about myself, answer eleven questions given to me by Creating My Niche, and nominate eleven small blogs.

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Here goes….

Eleven random facts about me:

1.) I played rugby in high school. I always love to throw that one out there because not many people can say they played rugby. It was tons of fun, but I still deal with lots of knee and shoulder pain from old injuries.

2.) I was the Fair and Rodeo Queen for my county in 2004. Yeehaw!

3.) My husband and I ran away to Vegas to get married. Yes, Elvis was there

4.) I hate, hate, HATE spiders. I couldn’t tell you why. I just hate them.

5.) I have 6 nieces and one adorable nephew. I love being an auntie.

6.) My guilty pleasure…. Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, and Dance Moms. Why? No clue… My husband makes fun of me because I spend half the time yelling at the television because I can’t stand the girls or the shows. Ha!

7.) When I was younger, I never really wanted to get married or have children. Now that I have both, I can’t imagine my life any other way. Love it!

8.) Both of my daughters are named after flowers. Just not your typical “rose” or “daisy”

9.) I’m a choco-holic! Especially dark chocolate. YUM!

10.) Before having babies, I worked at a couple different animal hospitals. I may actually like animals more than I like most people…. lol!!

11.) Some day I’d love to start my own small business. Probably just out of the house… Decorating cakes or making clothes or homemade cosmetics. Some day 🙂

My Eleven Questions From Creating My Niche:

1.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy/do? Lame, but I would pay off all of our debts…. Then I would buy my parents a vacation home really close to us so that we could see them more often 🙂

2.  What is the first movie you saw in a theater? hmmm…. I have no idea. I can remember seeing The Lion King at the drive-in when I was little, does that count? lol.

3.  What is your dream car? A horse… LOL! I’m not much of a car person, but think it would be really cool if my hubby bought an old Camero and fixed it up for me (hint, hint)

4.  How would your closest friend describe you? Kind, quiet, silly, and caring

5.  What is your most cherished possession? Pictures. I am a crazy picture taking lady. I would be devastated if I ever lost them.

6.  What does “happy” mean to you? Happy for me is being surrounded by my family. Watching my girls grow. Being in the loving arms of my husband. My family is my happiness.

7.  If you could pick it, what would be your last meal? Tough one! I’m a food lover…. Let’s see, how about a juicy steak with a side of risotto, spaghetti, pizza, and lasagna. Oh, and a chocolate souffle for dessert. LOL!

8.  If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would you pick and why? Gordon Ramsey… to get some cooking lessons! (I know, I know, I should have picked someone more inspirational. But after the last question, all I can think about is food!)

9.  What is your favorite junk food? CHOCOLATE! Oh, and Doritos. Love Doritos 🙂

10.  What song have you listened to most often in the last few days? The classical music we have playing in Linnaea’s room.

11.  If you were stranded on a remote island, what three things would you want with you (besides food & water)? My family, Kindle, and toilet paper! haha…

My nominees are: (I follow a ton of blogs, but these were the only ones that met the requirements. I love all of them!)

1.) Robbyn’s Nest

2.) Dresses & Me

3.) Mom’s Place of Sanity

4.) When Harry Met Celery

My Eleven Questions for my nominees….

1.) What is your favorite childhood memory?

2.) What was your dream job as a child?

3.) What is your favorite food?

4.) If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

5.) If you could travel back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

6.) If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

7.) Beach or Mountains?

8.) What is your favorite season?

9.) What is your favorite movie?

10.) What made yo start blogging?

11.) Describe yourself in 3 words:

Yay! We’re all set… Can’t wait to read your answers! And thank you again, Creating My Niche, for the nomination!! Now go, check out her blog! And don’t forget to take a look at my nominees blogs too! They all have lots of fun stuff to share!

 

 

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Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family!

Life has been crazy around here lately! That’s because our newest little addition joined our family on March 17! That’s right, our little St Patrick’s Day baby came right on her due date 🙂 After some complications at birth, she had to spend 5 days in the NICU, but I am happy to report that she is now healthy and happy at home with us. Once things settle down a bit and we get back into a routine, I’ll be back to blogging. For now, I leave you with a picture of my little princess!

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Miss Jessamine Parisi
March 17, 2013
8lb 8oz 20 inches

 

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2012 in review

It’s just about the end of 2012! I wanted to take this chance to thank you all for supporting my blog during this last 10 months. I’m hoping the new year brings me a little more time to dedicate to making this blog even better!! Happy New Year everyone!!

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Checking In!

Hi all! Sorry it’s been so long since I last posted! Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!

I’m working on a post filled with some healthy, low carb options for the holiday season. Stay tuned, I hope to have it up in the next week!

Oh, and I have to update on my pregnancy! I am now 24 weeks, and we found out last month that we are having another little girl!! So very excited. So, that means soon I’ll be sharing fun tutorials and patterns for newborn clothes and necessities.

Have a wonderful day!!

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