Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm Back!

I'm back from my last minute surprise trip to Cali. I surprised my mom by showing up on her doorstep. She was very happily surprised! My main reason for taking the trip was to see my little brother before he leaves for England. He'll be there for at least 2 years, lucky bastard! I'm so excited for him! Hopefully we will get to meet up in Portugal next year! I'm crossing my fingers. I've gotta save some money starting now for the 3 of us, since Kailee will be 2 and has to pay for her seat.

I had a great time spending time with my Mom and Brother. I also got to hang out with my girlfriends. It was just like old times. I miss them so.... Makes me want to move back. Also Kailee loves Alyssa and Amelia, my 2 friends daughters. They are only months apart, and it would be great for them to grow up with each other.

I'm back home now with the itch to fix my house... a really bad itch. I need to get this place in shape! I need to sell out old dining table/bar to make space for a cute storage basket-y area. We have too much stuff and this way it'll be nicely organized and hidden in baskets. Also need to do some things in the kitchen. I'd like to paint the cabinets and change the hardware. Then the big project is the downstairs bathroom. Tear down this weird dividing wall, tear out the old over sized sink/counter top. I would probably get a pedestal sink and then build some storage above the washer/dryer, and leave some space for folding laundry. Gotta save up!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jill of all trades, master of some...

Sometimes I feel like there is just so much going on... and then at times, not enough. I have that sort of personality where I get excited about a project or a craft that I dive head first and rarely come up to breath. Sometimes it gets old and I don't finish the project or don't do another one. But sometimes I love it!

I still love being a Massage Therapist even after 7 1/2 years of doing it. It's been quite busy lately. Juggling the spa and my out call business.

I love photography. I'm so excited for what the future holds. In a few weeks I'll be asking around for volunteers to be my models. Family, Couples, children and babies.

I picked up a crochet needle again after maybe 5 months. I still enjoy it and I love all the cute hat ideas. I need to make some for my photography props. I have a few orders for people and I think I'm going to start advertising on FB, if people want to order.

I love love cooking. And the plan is to try new recipes every Sunday. Troy and I are going to try a little bit more difficult recipes, we'll see how that goes.

Other things I do:

Doula- never got certified, unfortunately. My deadline was when Kailee was a newborn and although I had all my births and good reviews. I didn't have time to write my essays... But I can still Doula, just not certified

Yoga- love yoga, did it quit often before. Almost was thinking of training to be a yoga instructor. But I rarely do yoga now... :(

Scrapbooking- went on a craze a few years ago. It can be expensive and time consuming. No way would Kailee let me scrapbook, she'd destroy all the papers, pictures and what nots

Certified Infant massage intructor- have yet to teach a class

Well I can't think of any other ones just yet... oh yeah Blogger... not a very good one though. haahaha