I am so lovin' these stemless wine glasses from Pottery Barn
but not only were they $46.50 for six but they are also no longer available. So I made some myself! I monogram many things for customers and also for gifts for family and friends but don't often monogram anything for us (that shoemakers children thing again) but I was having a quiet Sunday and felt like making something so... I did!
This is also a good demo of how we make decals in case you were wondering
(you were weren't you? I thought so).
I started with these stemless glass that I bought from Homegoods (one of my very favorite places to shop).
Then I looked at many, many, many fonts until I decided on one.
Next I cut the decal on etched glass vinyl, then I "weeded" it, (removed the excess vinyl)
Next I taped it with clear transfer tape
and then I removed the decal and the transfer tape from the paper backing
then I laid the decal on the glass and rubbed it down with my finger
Then I noticed how bad my nails look, then I removed the tape and rubbed it down again
then I started over again so James can have one too because I am nice like that and
a glass of wine is always better when I am having it with him
then I poured the wine and enjoyed!
I am thinking about making a set with just our last initial one them for when we have company.
Or maybe a design (can't have enough bird designs around the house!)
I will be listing these on our website (under names and monograms)
through Valentines Day if you would like a set of your own!
I am in the office trying to get some work done on our new website and happened to notice that Lisa of Living My Life Outside the Box had posted about a home style quiz on Sproost. Not being one to resist a quiz I had to take it. I had to take it twice because two styles came out tied the first time, Nantucket Style and Rustic Revival. The second time Nantucket beat out Classic by three points so I guess Nantucket it is!
Oh how you love the beach! Who doesn't, right? And so your dream home is either perched in your favorite beach town, or you've brought that favorite beach town into your house.
I was so excited to log onto my new Wii game, Wii Fit Plus! It's got fun games and exercises, it's even got a cute little balance board character that talks me. I was loving it until I did the balance portion of the sign in and it told me that my balance is horrible and asked me if I fall down a lot! That nervy little dude!
I have since forgiven him... he may be right but not in the way intended.
My life is off balance not my body (ok maybe that too!)
I've done a lot of soul searching lately. I've been struggling with the feeling of being torn in so many directions at once. I've spread myself too thin, I think all moms tend to do that. I've been doing so many things and some of them I've been doing well, but there's nothing that I feel like I have done my best lately. Something's got to give! I need to get back in balance. Here are some of my recent thoughts....
I will be stepping down as the president of our neighborhood HOA (actually looking forward to this one). There are plenty of people in this neighborhood with much more time and energy than I have, one of them can step up (I'm a little touchy on this subject, can you tell?)
I will take only one or two classes each semester (instead of three, four or five) I'm not in any hurry, I don't know why I have to act like I am. I may even skip a semester...
I am switching my major to Interior Design... because it's what I want to do not what I think I should do.
I will be coaching an Upward Soccer team this Spring, again because I want to (and my kids will love it if I am a coach!)
We will find a church home this year. This is something that we are lacking and I feel it in my heart. Our entire family needs this. I so miss having a church family and looking forward to Sunday mornings and feeling like I belong in a certain church.
I will try, note that I said try, to find something pleasant about the weather every single day. I do spend entirely too much time and energy whining about the cold, the rain, the humidity... you get the idea.
I will cherish my children and my husband, they are so deserving of being cherished!
Think about it... are you and your life balanced? Do you need to borrow my balance board to find out (I will warn you he's a little rude). If it's not balanced, what are you going to do about it?
Too often, I look back at the past week, month, year, decade.... and think "I can't believe that it's over!"
I guess that is what comes with having a job you love, bring married to your soul mate, having great kids and just truly enjoying your life in general.
One of my many thoughts (I prefer not to use the term "resolutions" lol) about this exciting new year is to really enjoy it and to remember it! Sounds simple, right? haha!
My BFF, Tyra, has helped me find the solution! Project Life by Becky Higgins. Tyra did this last year and found it fun and easy. If she can do it with working full time (she's a second grade teacher), having two daughters under the age of five and a hubby who works out of town a lot, then I figured I can do it too. It's got everything you need to catalog (easily) the entire year. This is what Becky's website says
"Project Life is a solution. This revolutionary way of "scrapbooking" takes away the pressure of making creative scrapbook pages. We're going back to the basics: Photos and stories. That's what it's all about. Everything in this kit is already designed for you so that all you have to do is add your personal photographs and short stories and anecdotes from your life. There is no cutting, no pasting, no painting or distressing. Of course you can always add your own creativity, but it is designed so that you don't have to."
How perfect is THAT!? Do you think it's something you may try? If not, how will you record this great year? I'd love to hear your ideas :)