Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Pendants listed!

I'm slowly getting my supplies shop filled....I can't believe how many extra supplies I have.....shopaholic much???? Anyway, here are some pendants I've listed recently.....

You can find them all for sale here

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Making new friends

I've spoken here before about Limefreckle Jr. and his struggles with Autism.  One of the hardest things for him has been fitting in with "typical" kids......when he was in public school, he did have a few friends, but his disability and inability to communicate the way they did often got in the way.  He's been in a private school for a few years now, and is making huge strides, but doesn't actually often meet "typical" kids, so hasn't had a lot of opportunities to socialize with new friends.

Our  house backs onto a park, and he loves to play there.  I've been trying to back off, and let him play there on his own, although as a mom it's so hard to just let him out into the cruel hard world, without having me to buffer any issues that might come up. But he's been proving to me lately that he is up to the task.  Lately he's been making new friends at the park, typical kids, that are his age, that play with him happily.  It's the first time, in  his almost 11 years, that I've seen him go out and meet new people, all on his own.....and it just makes me beam with pride!  He introduced me to 2 of his new buddies yesterday, and made plans to meet them at the park again today.   This is such a normal and typical part of childhood for most kids, but for us this is just such a huge milestone!  I'm so proud of the young man he is becoming......I've learned a lot from him!  One thing about having a kid on the spectrum....I've learned to really savour the little things that probably many parents just take for granted, and I'm forever grateful to have this sweet boy in my life!

Monday, March 19, 2012

New supplies listed!

I've slowly been photographing my excess supplies, and loading them into my Etsy shop here.  I have so many beads, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to use them all, so if you are into jewelry making, check out my shop!  Shipping is cheaper with multiple orders....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oh, my aching back!

It's been a crazy week around here, I've been having all sorts of back trouble, and I realize that when that happens, I have a hard time coming up with anything creative for a blog post.....I've been to the chiropractor, had massage, acupuncture....but the nagging pain just won't go away!  Off to the doctor next week to see if she has any ideas....

Today is the first day of March break, looking forward to DOING NOTHING!  No getting up early to drive anyone anywhere.  Hope to continue on my knitting spree, and I picked up some supplies to try this:

pinned here

I've been wanting to try this for awhile, now that I have a week at home I think I'll give it a whirl!  And I'll also try to update the blog more often!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Earrings in the shop!

I've been busy creating around here lately!  When I'm not knitting, I've been working on a whole batch of new earrings, which I have slowly been listing in my Etsy shop.  The creating part is so much fun, but the photographing, cropping pictures, trying to figure out a price point....not so much!  But I am trying to at least list 1 new item a day, so slowly but surely,  my shop will get filled up!  Here are some of the earrings I've posted lately......

you can find these here - Sterling silver hammered rounds $18

find these here, the same stone, in a slightly more affordable silver plate hoop $12

find these here antique brass (nickel free, lead free) $14

find these here gorgeous disco balls, $14

Limefreckle  is offering free standard shipping to anywhere in North America!  I think these earrings  are pretty affordable to begin with, but add in free shipping.....what's not to love?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where are all our important Family Documents?

I saw a great post on a new blog I've been reading  called Echoes of Laughter.  She created a binder for all her most important papers.  You can see her full blog post here.

Recently, we had to renew our passports, and I couldn't find Limefreckle Jr's birth certificate ANYWHERE!  I ended up having to order a new one (so impressed with how fast that arrived) and now we all have shiny new passports, ready for travel.  I have them safely stored in this new binder, and when I find all the OTHER important papers that should go into this binder (seriously, this binder is pretty much empty right now, there are quite a few important papers that I have no idea what I did with! But when I find them, well there is a home for them here!!!

I labelled a bunch of sheet protectors, to go inside the binder. Bought a new binder at Walmart, and voila, instant file!