Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My *Homemade* Windchime

I made my homemade windchime about a week ago. I call it my homemade hippie windchime. It was so much fun! I found a stick in the backyard and thread some big glass beads and bells on some twine and wa-la... a windchime! I hung it on my front porch and it makes me smile everytime I see it. I'm going to make more as soon as I order some more bells and chimes. Maybe I'll sell them or just give them away!
I'm in love with big glass beads right now. I order them from Fire Mountain Gems and they're very inexpensive. Some of them are HUGE! It's my new addiction :O)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Road Trip... Glen Rose Texas

So, I was feeling REALLY stressed.... kids, bills, insurance, doctor visits, college financial aid... you know, LIFE! I decided to take a road trip all by myself. I only had a few hours until the kids were out of school. I almost talked myself out of it since I only had a few hours for my road trip and I didn't want to spend money on gas, but I knew I needed to do it for my sanity... REALLY!
There's a little quaint town about 45 miles away from where I live and it's my most favorite place to visit. It's Glen Rose Texas. The Paluxy River runs through it. There's actually real dinosaur tracks in the river beds. The downtown area has such great shops and boutiques.

I shopped for awhile and spent just a little money, you know, for my sanity.

My last stop before heading home was Big Rocks Park. There's these HUGE rocks and the river running through them. You can sit on them and sun or have a picnic and then get in the shallow, running water to cool off. I brought my flip flops so

I could wade. It felt SO good.

I recommend a short road trip for moms everywhere!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Yesterday my daughter and I sat in the porch swing and just enjoyed the cool breeze. It was actually cool if you weren't in the sun. We pet the cat, took pictures and just hung out. I love my kids, but sometimes I don't take the time to really give my full attention to them. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. Sometimes my kids are NOT enjoyable. Ha... but, it's true! Sometimes I'M not enjoyable to them I'm sure.

I love my front porch. It's the porch I've always wanted and now I have it. I have wicker chairs, a cute little bistro table set, porch swing, plants, birds nests with little birdies in it and wind chimes. The sound of a wind chime is just about the greatest sound ever. I have two wind chimes and they were starting to fall apart. So... I took them down and "fixed" them. I restrung them with twine and added some pretty glass beads. I love how they turned out! I've decided to make a wind chime made of glass beads, bells and whatever else I can find and hang it from the cutest twig I can find. I'll blog about it when i decide to do it.

Things I love…
*my kids
*wind chimes
*front porches
*porch swings
*baby birds
*cuddly cats
*cool breezes


Have a great week...