Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Do YOU have "At-Home-Mom Syndrome?"

I was talking with some ladies on a mommy forum that I'm a member of about At-home-mom syndrome. What is at-home-mom syndrome, you may ask?

This essentially means:
~You stay in super comfy, sloppy looking clothing all day
~Pull your hair back
~No make up
~No perfume (sometimes no deodorant - come on - you know who you are), etc.
~Not showering every day (we all do it, don't kid yourself)

Those are just few out of many examples I could list. This applies to both those of us that work at home or that stay at home with the kids (both are WORK, though, don't get me wrong).

I know I have found myself in this rut more times than I can count. I get dirty during the day with the kids, so there are more days than not that I never really get "ready." What's the point when you know you'll be dirty in 20 minutes, right? Well, I've found that along with this at home mom syndrome, I feel worse about myself. Sure I'm way more comfy, but feeling like a slob most of the time isn't exactly fantastic for your self esteem.

So, what do you do if you have this syndrome? Well, hopefully this little blurb will inspire you to do something for yourself!!! Do your hair, put on lipstick, brush your teeth three times a day, anything that makes you feel better! I have lost some weight, so I indulged in some new clothing that makes me feel as light as I really am, as opposed to the 2-sizes-too-big stuff I was slouching in before. But you don't have to splurge on a new wardrobe in order to feel better about yourself. Get a new haircut and buy a new mascara. Or just USE your old mascara and your blow dryer. You don't have to have money to feel better about yourself! You just need to focus on you for a change.

So your challenge this week, if you should decide to accept it, is to do your hair! It's that easy. Just one change a week to a happier you!

Here is a rather scary self-photo of me, taken this morning, before coffee (yikes!!). You can do this!!

Mom Challenge Day 1

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I just love Google Blog Alert!!

I set my account up quite a while ago with something called Google Blog alert. This is a really cool little tool that sends Google's little probes all over the web to find the keywords you've chosen. Then, when it finds something, it sends a message to your designated email address to let you know. Now, I rarely find anything in my email from the alerts I have out, but this morning, I did! It led me to this really nifty website called:


(Click to go there!)

They've decided to feature my shop, which is really cool. I think it is totally awesome when a completely random blog thinks you're stuff is nifty enough to use their page space for it. :)

They also have some neat links for activities to do with your kiddos, recipes, and stuff!

Thanks so much Nanny Space, for making my day!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A new creation for FALL!!

I've finally found just a little time to make something new and I have quite a few things in the works, too! It's been so long since I've updated! Sorry folks! I wanted to make something with sleeves for fall and I think my first go around came out ok. I want to make the gathering at the sleeves a little more pronounced (wider), but Ava really seems to like it! She's been wearing it constantly, so I guess that's a good thing. My princess is my hardest critic! ;)