Thankful Thursday!

This week, as strange at it may seem, I am thankful for every professor I had at my first college during my journey for my associates degree. It’s almost like they are your parents, and at the time you are going through the trials of tests and such, you think man these teachers have NO CLUE what’s going on in our lives, but in all honesty, they knew a whole heck of a lot more than we did at that time. I think back to four and five years ago when i was 20 and 21 and during my classes pursuing a Paralegal Degree, I used to think MAN professor so and so is so hard and is all this really needed? All the criticism on how we were supposed to dress for our internships and our attention to detail in our papers and other legal documents we had to write up! 

This coming week, (after four years of thinking I would never do it) I have an interview with a law firm in my area for a Paralegal Position, I am SO SO extremely nervous, but because of all my professors and information given to us on how to go through an interview; how to dress, what NOT to wear etc…I feel confident that I will at least be successful in the interview itself, whether or not I get the position.

The whole thing seems to be coming together almost TOO intricately that nobody else could have done this than God himself, knowing that this is what I want. No longer will I sit and wait for things to be handed to me. HE knows this! It turns out, the lawyer goes to the church my family still attends and that I attended my entire life, he sings in the choir with my brother, sisters etc…and one of my references is my Uncle Bob. He is a Deacon at the church and EVERYBODY knows him, he has also dealt with my Uncle during some legal stuff so for all this to  be put together like that gives me hope. I am  hopeful and thankful that I do have this degree and qualifications to perform this job in its entirety. 

Of course, because I’ve been working at Walmart for the past four years I have no “career” clothes to wear to this interview. Saturday will be shopping day with my lovely sister to find something that will look nice and show that I am professional. We shall see what happens! Prayers, well wishes, kind thoughts…ALL appreciated! 


Just a quick update at how anxious and excited I am to see what I get from the sew swap!!! Anybody else?! I can’t wait to check the mail…I know I sent mine yesterday so hopefully it gets to its destination asap!!!


(My pup and I after I had mailed my swap item…how adorable)

Thankful Thursday

It’s that time again! Thursday! my days off, my days to craft until my hearts’ content.

I am so happy I found out about this through the littlewillowtree blog!

I am thankful through out this week for my opportunity to be a mom/stepmom…it feels more like mom without the step but the step i suppose is a technical term. Contrary to popular opinion and many many  movies, not all step moms are evil! I’m not even close. I can be grumpy and stern and upset and disappointed when the time calls for it…but every day with these two girls is a miracle, a time to teach an opportunity to lead by example. They teach me something new all the time and their imaginations are outstandingly wild! Sometimes all I can do is just sit there with my mouth open and no words come out, where do kids come up with these things?! The i love you’s and the hugs and shows of affection prove to me every day that God has been working mysteriously (as usual) to help me lead these two girls into beautiful young women, and to guide them through this crazy thing we call life…be their rock.



I Linky Post starring Me, Myself and I

1. When you’re feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
In most cases when I feel down and out or just plain upset it’s good to have a good cry (if thats what the situation would require, sometimes crying doesn’t make sense) otherwise, indulging in some crafts, cleaning, washing dishes, and doing laundry are all therapeutic things for me. (might be why my house is always so clean)

2. If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
I would have absolutely LOVED to live during the era of the civil war or possibly even the revolutionary war. (the 1950’s are such a close second though!) Simply because I used to work as a volunteer on a historical farm during high school, we made our own clothing, made food from scratch literally out of the garden/right out of the cow, wove wool, all that good stuff! It was such a simple time and I love history and this era would be fantastic. Not to mention the clothing, and my love of Gone With the Wind….

(I would also have loved to live in the old west…I’ll upload a photo we got taken…)

3. What is the most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
I have been dressing up for halloween since I was a wee lass…and i absolutely love it! Me and the boyfriend still dress up for a friends party every year (usually its a struggle to get him to do anything that requires coordinating outfits…however last year was quite fun…and hilarious on his part…)

4. Five weird things about you we wouldn’t know without being told?
1) I am a vegetarian
2) I am obsessed with shoes, don’t wear half of the ones i have but always need more…
3) I am the oldest of 7 kids (ahhh!)
4) I believe that women who give natural birth, without drugs are absolutely amazing….and inspiring!!!
5) I believe whole heartedly in recycling…and upcycling everything we own!
5. What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Mom and Dad will become your best friends and some of the most inspiring amazing people you know. Just wait about 10 years…
it’s hard…you’ll get through it…oh and don’t slam the door in your room…the wall will for sure, crack.
Old Time photo taken this past summer…oh to live in the old wild west… 🙂

at the moment…

I am watching the movie “The Debt” on HBO.

Preparing to send out my sew swap item!

drinking pumpkin spice coffee (sweet nectar)

trying out this “signature” thing for my posts…not sure how it works, bare with me!

getting mentally ready to sew a bunch of stuff today, my mom told me to bring my best work to the family birthday gathering for my sister on sunday so i could display it! Love mama!

Nothing too exciting lately

My sew swap project is done and ready to be mailed out! I wish i could upload a picture of it, i honestly can say its not perfect…I wish it was. I forgot to do something so i had to seam rip and then sew back over it. I feel awful that it wasn’t right the first time. I was honestly so excited to do it that I missed an important step!

However! I also made my very first project that uses a zipper…that was very interesting to work with but it ended up pretty darn cute for the first time i’ve ever done it!!! I want to make more, I think once or twice doing it will make it a pretty fast project. This one is going to be a birthday present for my sister, probably adding in a headband or two for her as well!

In other news, I am sad to report that the mom/daughter date that was set for Friday night is now cancelled due to one child who “forgot” to do a project for her social studies class and received a grade of 0 which dropped her all the way to an F, i almost cried. The school gives the parents access to all the classes, homework, schedules, and grades of the students in grades 6 and up and when I went on to check it, my jaw dropped. All A’s and an F. *sigh* teacher was contacted and was thrilled I reached out to him which is a good sign according to him. The situation has been handled although that means no movie night for me and my girls. Actions have consequences, so now the younger one gets no movie either. Next week is a new week and I am determined to help her get her grade back up. EXTRA CREDIT YAY!

Enjoy my photo and have a great night!