Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Its been just over 2 years since I lost my grandmother. She was and continues to be a major inspiration in my life. Yesterday I walked up to A.J.'s school to pick her up as I normally do. I saw a group of moms and just walked up and started talking to them. Anyone that knows me, knows that's pretty much normal too. One lady said " I have to ask about your shirt." I was thinking, its just a work shirt. She asked if it was a family business. I said yes and she kind of smirked. She said she was a nurse and had a patient by that name. I smiled and said Juanita? Instantly her eyes teared up with joy! She was like yes, we loved that woman! I starated laughing and said so do I. I told her about her passing and she was amazed. My grandmother was not expected to live through her surgery, much less another 10 years. We talked about having to switch her back and forth from hospitals and such. Then she said she remembered a kid would always bring her dog up there, which was against the rules but they let it slide for her. I cracked up laughing. I told her that kid was me. I would take her Yorkie, Phantom, in my backpack and let her pet him. Of course, I know how special she was, but it was really nice to hear from a stranger that was touched by her too.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Recycled Bridesmaid Dress

Ive had this Bridesmaid dress in my closet for like 6 years or so and Ive been lucky enough to wear the skirt part twice to other weddings. Now its just gathering dust in the back of my closet!! I really needed to get rid of it but it was just too pretty. So I thought maybe I could try to make something out of it.
Heres the top:

Heres the skirt:

Here's the final result:

You can't tell from the pic but it's beautiful Navy blue color. I'm not sure where I'll put the pillow but I thought it was just too cute!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Pics

I just downloaded some pics off my camera. Hope you enjoy.

Most are from Tay-Tay's 1st birthday. Then there are some from the park, a block party, AJ's first project, Steven's first spike haircut and AJ and Steven driving around!!