Friday, January 27, 2012

Oh Boy, I've Done It

I've fallen into the trap that many of us do. I work from home, somedays after I take the kids to the sitter, some days after my husband comes home, but still pretty much working from home. I pretty much am living in "comfy" pants and shirts-yeah I've done it-I've gotten way too comfortable-or to be really honest just lazy!  I really do believe that if you take the time to get ready and put something that you don't mind people seeing you in you feel better about yourself. Even if I only have 20 minutes to shower and get ready I can still slip on something normal to wear. It's really hard not to get sucked into the "I work from home" wardrobe...anyone else have this problem? SO to try and combat this I am now going to start participating in WIWW with The Pleated Poppy to try to force myself out of this funk! Feel free to join me if you want.

Also here's a pic from our much needed vacation last week....
It was incredibly amazing, relaxing and gorgeous....great time celebrating my dad's retirement with my parents, and brother and Sis-in-law and ofcourse my hubby

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blog World vs Real World

UPDATE SUNDAY! I think this might make a bit more sense.

I've been sewing a lot today which is great because I love sewing and I'm finally getting caught up from being out sick the past few days. Sewing gives me time to think about things-my day, my goals, lots of things...well today I was thinking about the blogs I read and follow.

Do you ever find a blog that just resonates with you, you feel like if this person lived by you, you'd be BFFs-yup I used BFFs :), you're amazed at how similar you are and sometimes even strive to be like them....then there's that one post-the one that leaves you with your mouth hanging think what-or you did what? Um no! It's funny how you think you can know all about someone from their blog and then you can suddenly see a post like that and it's kind of like a slap in the face-it makes you think about things. I think it's funny how we think we can know all about a person without sometimes ever having actually met them. Maybe that's just me but my heart always sinks just a little bit when this happens to me, when someone's not who I expected or made them to be in my mind. But then I pick myself up and decide if I still want to continue to read the blog-usually it s a resounding YES. I've found that if it's not something that I find totally immoral or hurts other people, I need to leave myself open to understanding other people's beliefs and morals. Plus it's not like the whole blog is centered around that whole aspect so I can live with a little bit of something I don't necessarily agree with-by reading it I find I might have more compassion or understanding of other. I mean don't get me wrong there have been some blogs where I just can't bring myself to read about their crafts or recipes anymore when I find the person themselves is hurtful to other people. But I also have found myself respecting someone for their deep beliefs and conviction in things. Anyone else ever have this kind of experience or is it just me?

In life I find that I tend to associate with people that believe the same things I do or gravitate towards the same ideals and morals, but as I grow into myself I've found that it s sometimes helpful to carry the company of people that view things differently and can broaden my thinking. That is if these people can have conversations about topics without hurt feelings, harsh words, or resentment. I also in turn in  the blog world-find myself bookmarking or following blogs of people that have different but interesting ideas with the same guidelines as my real life friends. Do I give more lee-way to my blog "friends" than my real life?

It also makes me think about our Country today and how most people are hard set in politics either one party or another-I personally think it's starting to tear us apart and at the same time I really don't see it being resolved any time soon. Yet my husband has one friend that I really admire for being able to look past party lines and really look at the validity of what the candidates have to say, their plans, and ultimately make his decisions that way-I hope that someday I can do that-but sad to say I am currently stuck in my ways-so still part of the problem.

Ok so that was a lot of talk and no pics-sorry for that-I hope it all makes sense-it made sense in my head, but hey I'm on antibiotics, have had a lot of coffee today and generally just scatter-brained.

Friday, January 13, 2012


So I've missed about 3 days of sewing this week-due to this sickness-whatever it is achy, chills, fever, soar throat, headache thing I have(pretty much sure it's strep). Side note on that: learn from me-apparently the rapid strep test doesn't work until about 36 hours until you actually have symptoms-silly me I went right away and now have to wait until tomorrow for the culture to come back and then they'll give me antibiotics-so much for being pro-active.

Anyways so I am now WAY behind in sewing and started searching pinterest for some remedies-i guess I am now using pinterest as google in some ways. So I must have been delirious but I decided that this one remedy had to work....All I had to do was cut up an onion, rub it on my neck and then leave the onion in my bedroom by my bed. ARE YOU LAUGHING YET-because you should be! Yeah all that happened is I felt like I smelled like an onion pizza for some reason and my husband looked at me like I was crazy when he got home from plowing at 12am and saw that I had an onion next to the bed. My response when he asked why it was there  "It's going to cure us!"

Well I guess I feel a bit better today-but definitely not worth it. I think I'll just wait for the antibiotics next time.

Hope that put a little smile on your face today and really I wouldn't normally try something like that-maybe it was the 3 ibuprofen I was taking about 4 times a day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When You're Sick

What do you crave when you're under the weather? Nothing, greasy food, mom's homemade soup? Nope not me-I have expensive "sick person" taste. I want the food from the great restaurants that are no where near my house and don't deliver, but there's always the pizza place down the street that has gourmet style pizza and delivers. I've been thinking about this today-because we all woke up under the weather-my husband has convinced me it's strep throat so I have a Drs appt in about an hour, but I was also thinking about dinner. I have absolutely no motivation to cook, let a lone even think of a meal idea, so now I am thinking about where we will order dinner from.

Somehow I think I associate this good food with automatically feeling better, or maybe it's my way of trying to pamper myself....heck I'm weird I know. Most people don't have a taste for anything while sick-nope I want Indian food. Yet is it a waste to spend the money on great food since we don't feel good, or is it money well spent in hopes that it will comfort us, give us a bit of time to relax and enjoy it.

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Jury's still out on this one I guess.....I'll let you know tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Time to Grow

Source: via Danielle on Pinterest

So it's time for this blog to grow a bit and I'm hoping that some of you can lend a hand with that!

I am looking for TWO, maybe THREE people to join my team-oh yeah and none of these people need to be local so this is open to everyone-I mean I wouldn't mind having someone local that I could have meetings with over coffee....

PERSON ONE: I'm looking for someone to take on the ad sponsorship duties-getting sponsors for this blog as well as finding potential blogs for Drawstring to advertise on. If you are interested-email me at drawstringstudioATgmailDOTcom, subject lines:sponsorship and include your experience, preferable if you have a blog that you have ad sponsors on, why you're interested in helping me, what's your fav blog post I've done, what blogs you read

PERSON TWO and maybe THREE: I am looking for someone to contribute posts to the blog. I'm getting busier and busier with orders and I unfortunately don't have time to post as much as I'd like but I still want to get some funny, informational and sometimes even random posts out there for everyone. You would be responsible for posting once a week. f you are interested-email me at drawstringstudioATgmailDOTcom, subject lines: contributor and include your experience, include your blog so that I can take a look at your style, why you're interested in helping me, what's your fav blog post I've done, what blogs you read, three ideas for future posts.

Sound like fun to anyone?!?!?!?! I promise I'm kinda fun to work with :)

Ok this is open until Jan 25th so have at it!

Friday, January 6, 2012

What a difference it makes

So I haven't been posting too many projects on here lately mostly because I didn't have any camera except the one on my phone and as much as I wanted it to take great photos-it just didn't. I really realized this when I wanted to sponsor a certain blog and was told that I needed to work on my photo quality-small slap in the face yes-but much needed-YES!

I borrowed my mom's camera and finally took what I would call a decent pic of these curtains before I sent them out in the mail. I tried to stage this pic best I could in about 2 minutes but want to try to come up with a staged set up for curtains for the future-I'll add it to my to-do list.

I have a million other things running thru my mind right now that I'd like to get out there, but I think I'm too tired and it would just sound like gobbily-guck(yes it's a word.