April 29, 2011

Ready for a Walk

As a mom, I realize how fortunate I am that the little prince is a healthy, active boy. During my pregnancy, which for the record was not the most pleasant experience, it never crossed my mind that he wouldn't be born completely healthy and at 40 weeks gestation.

Every expectant mom dreams of the moment when she gets to meet her baby for the first time. The moment she is able to hold that precious miracle in her arms and gaze lovingly and longingly into the face she's only dreamed about. But for some moms that dream happens early...too early.

Tomorrow I will be participating in the March of Dimes - March for Babies walk. My team, Charlotte Mocha Moms, will be walking together to support such a worthy cause. The March of Dimes raises money to help those sweet little babies that are born too soon, too small and often very sick.

It is my absolute pleasure to participate in this walk tomorrow. I've got my walking shoes ready because I'll be "Walking Together for Stronger Healthier Babies"!

~ Happy Crafting!

April 24, 2011

Easter Cakepops

I once again tried my hand at making cakepops. I've decided that my craft skill does not extend to food and perhaps I should just stick to what I do best (LOL). After so much hard work, I really wanted to post a final picture so here it is.

A baker I will never be......

But at least I gave it a try!

~ Happy Crafting!

April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

It's Easter time and what a wonderful holiday to celebrate (which for us is about more than the Easter bunny and eggs).

It has been a busy couple of weeks as I worked on some simple crafts for Easter decorations and also as I work on centerpieces for a pirate party for a friends son's 4th birthday (can't wait to show you that) and a train party for the little prince.

Our family Easter decorations.

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

~ Happy Crafting!

April 9, 2011

Making a Home

During the Christmas holidays I changed the wreath on our front door and with such a busy schedule I hadn't given much thought to it. Occassionally I would think to myself "time to change that wreath" but I have a large space that needs to be covered and the other one that I have is a bit faded and needs to be replaced. Well a week or so ago as I was sitting in my family room (you can see the front door from our couch), I noticed that a little bird was creating a nest in my wreath. I immediately began to think what should I do, leave it up or take it down before she actually makes a nest, but taking it down meant finding the time to make another (when to find time to do that?) so I decided to let it stay. Sure enough mama bird has been working on a place for her babies for days and has built a pretty strong and secure place to lay her eggs. The nest is currently empty, but I do worry about it since we actually use the front door. I still haven't come up with a plan if she does make this a baby birdie nursery, but it was just too cool not to share. A bit of nature has been shared with our family and what a cool learning experience for the little prince.

The wreath (look closely at the top to see the nest)

Another view

A close-up of the nest

I guess maybe my next project should be to work on a new Spring door wreath....LOL!

~ Happy Crafting!

April 8, 2011

Cupcake Art

I like to dabble in all kinds of 'craftiness', so this post is my attempt at a piece of artwork. Of course no one will mistake what I've done as Renaissance art (hehe), but for a first try I'm quite proud of the final product.

Using a plain white canvass I bought from Michael's and some extra felt, buttons and string I had on hand, I created the cupcake. I cut both pieces, top and bottom, free hand (which is why it isn't quite symmetrical) then used my Cricut machine to cut the letters with a wonderful textured piece of scrap paper I had as well.

Next, I think I'll try my hand at something "musically" inspired for my son's room. He'll soon be getting a new 'big boy's' bed and I plan to do a little redecorating. Stay tuned....

~ Happy Crafting!

April 1, 2011


Today is April 1st, known as "April Fool's Day" in the US, a time to play funny pranks or jokes on friends and family. But there is something that many families don't find funny at all....a diagnosis of Autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month. April 1st kicks off the 2nd annual "Light it up Blue" campaign. Over 500 iconic buildings and landmarks around the world will shine a bright blue light on Autism.

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The other pervasive developmental disorders are PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not
Otherwise Specified), Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Many parents and professionals refer to this group as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism. Government statistics suggest the prevalence rate of autism is increasing 10-17 percent annually. There is not an established explanation for this increase, although improved diagnosis and environmental influences are two reasons often considered. Studies suggest boys are more likely than girls to develop autism and receive the diagnosis three to four times more frequently.

Do these statistics sound scary to you? Well, they do to me so I'm asking everyone to join us as we support the many families (including mine) that loves someone on that spectrum....let's "Light it up Blue"!!!!

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