Crocheted Thomas blanket!!


For T’s birthday I wanted to make him a blanket, but something different than what he already has. I decided to crochet a blanket, boy did I not realize how much of a pain it would be. It took me about 3-4 months to make the blanket, only because I would start on it, then stop for a while and go back to it. To be honest I finished it only 12 hours before T’s birthday party, but it was all worth it!

When T ripped off the wrapping paper and seen it, I knew I did a great job and that he was in love with his blanket. Will I ever make a blanket like that again? Probably not, unless we have another child, it’s just too much time consuming and can be stressful. I am just glad that T loves the blanket, seeing his reaction made all the stress it caused me to go away. I made him something he’ll love and cherish.

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Wordless Wednesday!!


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They are my everything!


These two truly mean everything to me and I would be completely lost without them. I love when I see these two together like this. It’s hard to believe that T will be 6 years old in just a few more days, it’s hard to believe how fast the years have gone already. I also can’t believe me and D have been together 8 years as of June.

Yes, my son does drive me completely nuts, there are times I just wanna scream and pull out my hair, and yes I do have times where I think what it would be without my son. But, then I think, my life would be completely boring if I didn’t have my son, he is my world and it’s amazing seeing him grow up. I also have times where I think, maybe I’m a bad parent when he acts up really bad, but I’m not a bad parent, he just has a wicked temper from both his parents. The joys of having a parent who is Native American & Canadian and then another parent who is Irish, Scottish and Polish, yeah can you imagine how wicked the temper can be lol, but I still love my son. He can be so caring and loving for only being 5 years old. He cares for others that he doesn’t even know, he is always willing to donate his toys/clothes to kids who have less and at Christmas time donate some of his money to Salvation Army when we see them at the grocery store. I just absolutely love being a mommy to T and wouldn’t want it any other way.

It’s crazy that me and D have been together 8 years already, like where has the time gone?! I still love him as much as I did when I first met him, and that will never change. Some people think we have the perfect relationship, but it’s not perfect, no relationship is. We argue all the time, we disagree on a lot of things, but at the end of the day we forgive each other for what we were arguing about and remind each other that we love each other. I believe if you don’t argue every now and then in a relationship, than it’s not a relationship and someone is hiding something, cause there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. D means the world to me, he is always there to back me up when a situation comes up, and there to help inspire me when I need help with my shop. I couldn’t imagine life with D, he may only be the 2nd guy I’ve ever been with but, he is the one, the one I want to spend the rest of my life with and grow old together. We will be those cute old couples we always see, always being there for each other no matter what, and will always get butterflies when we kiss like I did the first time we kissed 8 years ago :-)

I absolutely love my life, yes there could be things a bit different but in time that will change, and we would love to expand our family but that is also in time. Either way, my life is not perfect but to me it is and I love it no matter what!!

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Have you heard of RetroGameCon?


I’ve never heard of┬áRetroGameCon until June 8th, its a small 1 day event that is a┬áretro video gaming convention in Central New York, its in Syracuse at the NYS fairgrounds and is on November 14th.

Well I was contacted by the assistant director of the event and was asked if I would like to be a vendor at the convention! My heart was racing and I was beyond excited, I’ve never been asked if I wanted to be part of something like this. I thought, how awesome this would be and, that it would be great for my little Etsy shop, help get my name out there. That day I started thinking of new ideas and what all I would make and sell there.

Few days later, I came back to reality, I realized, even tho it is flipping AWESOME to be asked to be part of something like this, I really can’t. I got super bummed about not being able to be part of this. There is just too many things that is causing me not to be able to go and it really sucks.

I don’t drive, so (as funny as it sounds) I would have to have my mom drive me and we live about 2.5-3 hours from Syracuse. I would have to leave that Friday, pay for a hotel for the whole weekend, cause I have to be there at like 7am for set up and stay til like 8pm. So that means my fiance would have to miss a days work, my son will miss a day of school. Plus what would my mother and son do for the 13 hours I’m at the RetroGameCon. It wouldn’t be too bad if my fiance missed a days work and my son missed a day of school, its just coming up with all the money for the hotel and small fee to have a table at the con. It is really heartbreaking not to be able to be a part of something I’ve always wanted to do. If I had family or friends that lived in Syracuse I would be able to do it and save so much money, but sadly no.

Have you ever had the opportunity to do something you’ve always wanted to do, but when it came down to figuring out all this especially the money part, it just throws your dream right out the window?

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