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Friday, August 8, 2008

10 years Old

My little man had a birthday! I want soo badly to make birthdays special. This year was hard for me. NO money. New baby, very tired.

Our paycheck does not stretch far enough. And we spend all of out time beating ourselves up over it, not helpful I know. I had bought a nursing cover up with baby shower money and it was missing it's buckle (it was $30.00 and I felt guilty about it anyway) my husband took it back to Babies R US and got our son some Star Wars Legos at Toys R Us. I bought two Veggie Tales DVDs on veg Source. One is a spoof on Lord of the Rings and they were a big hit with him. The lady I bought them from is great and I am now holding a Tupperware catalog party in Texas! I also got a video game system from a lady on Freecycle. Somehow, it came up that had a newborn, and she had some of the most encourging words and now SHE IS PREGNANT.

I wanted to make a cake, got the kids to bed house cleaned up, went into our refridgerator..totally empty. Seriously, no eggs. I woke up my 12 yo to go to the store with me, and we tried to scrounge enough money for 6 eggs and lunch for the next day. SO frustrating. Now, I have good friends who would have given me eggs. Without question. I even have a close friend with chickens who is soo generous and kind to me. If I had told our church they would also help. It's just that they have soo many times., back to our point.

I made a cake
and there were great presents:

and for a day I let our big kid play video games. (this took a lot from me:)

our son is so special to us and it was so good to honor him for a day.

August Give Aways & Pay it Forward

I would love to go to craft fairs and buy EVERYTHING my eyes fall on; or go on Etsy with an unlimited credit card and buy crayon totes and matching mother-daughter aprons and baby carriers and baby blankets and.....

For now, lets enter some contests of fellow bloggers and make some friends, shall we.

This is for a neat reusable grocery bag called a flip and tumble bag:

and for when one is feeling crafty on their own:

The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort
EllynAnne Geisel


here is another great apron site--a vintage apron given away each week:

and at Bloggy Giveaway ( can find

Current Giveaways:
That Baby DVD
Superhero Designs
Made Digital
Sisters of Saving

BTW: I do want to learn to include cool graphics and links that say go "HERE" but I DO NOT want to hold my breath and not have fun or join in UNTIL...there is always an until. Let's do what we CAN now!!!

Sarah over at started something really neat. Pay It Forward-the first three people that respond to her blog get a little something in the mail then the first three to respond to theirs and on....I was #2, so here we go....