Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bachelor (ette) fans

Who watches the Bachelor(ette)????

I’ve been into them on and off since my college days. I was first introduced to the show when Aaron Buerge was the Bachelor in 2002. Remember him, he picked Helene, very sweet girl, but I did love Southern belle Brooke. We used to be devoted to the show and especially when Andrew Firestone was the man, a group of us girls would get together each week with munchies and gush and bash the show. Also, which was big, there a girl from our school on the bachelor that season which made it even more saucy, but she didn’t get much air time :(

Many seasons in between I didn’t get too enthralled in once I started working full time, had kids and so on, but got back into it when DeAnna Pappas was on (i was a Jesse fan). I am not sure why I got into it again, but I did!

I can tell you why I am into the Bachelorette this season with Ali though….

I know one of the bachelors :) First off though, we in Massachusetts thought it was pretty cool when Ali was announced as the next Bachelorette after her drama with Jake and Vienna. It was a local news big story, I guess not too much fame comes from our parts so we rely on reality stars :) So months go by and my hubby is talking to one of his old roommates who also stood up in our wedding and said he’s forgot to mention that his brother is on the bachelorette this season whom hubs lived with one year as well. Naturally we get all giddy and psyched up for the airing of the show which finally started a few weeks ago. (if you want gossip, go to, he’s got all the scoop, and I hate being the spoiler even though we’ve been trying to pry info out them for weeks now).
We now got a bunch of family and friends into it, have people over like every Monday night to watch. (Although my friend Jill signed me up for a "cake decorating" class for Mondays, thank goodness for DVR! I can't even bake!)

Any takes on which Bachelor I know???

Which was your all time favorite bachelor or bachelorette?

Mine is Andrew Firestone and Matt Grant, I was a fan of DeAnna’s reign as well.


Whats your take on this season? The weatherman needs to go ASAP or I may start writing hate mail! (I guess you know one bachelor that its not!) Ugh can't stand him, such a loser!

M.I.A (AkA, missing in action)

Lately I’ve been M.I.A, I know(not this M.I.A :), but wasnt that one crazy talk about outfit that night, my goodness). And I do have a ton of excuses up my sleeve, but do you really want to hear them????

(if so I will be happy to elaborate, but I just don’t want to bore you with the same Riddick of every mom’s lifestyle these days, because we all know how easy it is to let time pass you by when you have kids)

I have a few things I’d love to blog about, whether I get to them all today or not I will separate them into different posts so I don’t try to moosh everything into together as usual.

A few post subjects on the way:

- The Bachelorette (Yes, I know one of the infamous Bachelors this season, guess which one!)

- A Pattern Review (which I hope to start to do regularly). I love trying to new sewing patterns and think its very helpful to see reviews on them and how others perceived the directions and what not of it.

- New things going on with the “Local Collection”, future boutique business ideas.

- And I am sure you’ll here a little about the fam in between everything.

I hope I didn’t scare everyone off with my M.I.A status!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Need more MoTiVaTiOn!

Its a bright and sunny Monday today in Mass! Super nice. Makes me miss Florida already. Again, as usual, when I get out of my routine of work/sewing/cleaning/etc, its takes a while to get back into the groove of things, I am hoping to bring the new sewing machine back out tonight! I ended up picking out the the JANOME 3160 (which I think I've already busted the bobbin on trying to whip out my mom's new beach bag for mother's day to have ready for our cruise last week), supposively I got a good deal on it too :)

I am losing a sense of creativitly but thought I wanted to try to make camryn a Jasmine from Alladin inspired dress eventually. You just can't seem to find those, not even in Disney! (only the genie looking outfits, which she has because jasmine is her favorite princess). I thought making a play dress would be a fun challenge, when I gain a little more time. Camryn has an ornament with her in this dress as pictured on whatever this maybe, its the only thing i could find googled haha, but I know a dress should exist!

In the mean time I still have a bunch of projects to catch up on! i have a bunch of family and friends waiting for some lovely items I promised them. A Kimono here, a tutu there, a purse here, and dress there, ughhhhhh, i really need motivation, so help me hehe!!!!!

Here a few vaca. pics from Disney! Enjoy, we did! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Back to Reality

Hi I'm back ! (again) Just came back from a lovely Disney cruise with Camryn, my mom and niece Grace. I'll share pictures from that down the road when their ready, we just got back last night and Im still exhausted. Why does vaca do that????

These pictures here are of my other niece Amber wearing on the new dresses I made. It's in the Local Collection now and just was able to get some more of that Free Spirit fabric (tan w/ white flowers), thankfully, because I got some inquiries to have some made. I just fell in love with the fabric, it looks so sweet and its super soft too.

Unfortunately Amber stayed home for this trip! We took the two older girls who had a blast.

It's been a few weeks so I thought I'd take part in Friday Confessionals!
1. I am ashamed the girls were spoiled rotten on the cruise.
2. I missed my Jacoby beyond belief and pretty much cried when I saw him last night.
3. My poor daughter clogged the cruise ship toilet!
4. I really didnt relax too much as planned while away
5. Although sad vaca is over, my own comfy bed made me sleep like an angel last night
6. I can't wait to get out of work today and go squeeze my cobeman again!!!!

In Memory of Layla Grace and Others alike....

I learned today that in honor of Layla Grace who passed recently, an organization was created called Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation. Her story is heartbreaking, but her family is amazing.
Today I also came across a little girl named Kate, which you can find the link in my side bar. These stories truly touch my heart and life, and I only wish I could fix every little kids problems, fears, and disease. Because I am limited, I can only share and hope for others to follow, share and pray as well for these incredibly brave young ones who unfortunately have to endure such hardships so young.

You can also visit Kaeden's journey as well and send warm wishes along here.
I am thankful everyday for the health of my kids, so I will add this to my Friday confessionals,

Have a good and safe weekend everyone and hope to catch up more next week!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Tah Dah!!! The Local Collection in Faneuil Hall finally opened and here are some opening night photos. It was Friday night - and I took the rest of the weekend off from sewing and what not to take in all the fun and sun with my family for all my hard work :)

Me and my momma mia whom was a super big help to get the show on the road!

The Hubs also came to show his support :)
And the Sis... the other men stayed home to watch the kiddies since it was a late night (they'll be able to see it in due time)

Some Aunties....

Hope to get back in touch here soon, and I have a cruise coming up next week so I'll be out of touch again!!! So dont forget about me!!!!


Monday, April 26, 2010

What Sewing Machine do you use???

I have a question to ask any sewing readers out there.

What type/brand sewing machine do you use??

I’ve been hunting and researching to find the best one. Does anyone have any recommendations?

So far I’ve checked out the Husqvarna Emerald Viking 183. I really liked it – its definitely a huge step up from my older Singer, but I’ve read so many mixed reviews online I’d distraught on what to do.

I contacted a Janome dealer and figured I’d check out those ones. I want a computerized model, but don’t need any embroidering.

I’ve read some good reviews on the Project Runway model from Brother which is less $$.

Help me out, plllleeeeeeeaaasssseeee. :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

more Sex in the City shots!

From my previous post... here a few more of the girls struttin' down the street in their get up!

They were too adorable and funny and CHIC!

We were able to score a few sweet shots too of me and my babes:

Oh How I love them sooooo!

I even have more photos to post from that day.... maybe next week :)

Have a great weekend all - Happy Friday!!!!!!!