Self Care Sunday

I am a working mom and my job is kind of rough right now. But there are some weekends that by Sunday I am TOTALLY ready for the kiddos to go back to school and daycare. This was an especially trying weekend with tantrums, germs and more messes than I could clean. So I decided to give up on my to-do list Sunday evening after the kids were asleep. I did some self care and decided to call it “Self Care Sunday”.

I put on avocado clay mask goop. I found some at Wal-greens and decided to give it a spin.

I soaked my tootsies in a tea tree oil foot bath. And then scrubbed approximately 3 pounds of dead skin off of them. This was a foot soak sample I got in a goodie bag somewhere but boy howdy did it work!


And then I caught up with the Grocery Girls and a podcast I missed a couple weeks back. I paired this with some sock knitting and a spiked hot chocolate. You can never go wrong with peppermint schnapps and rich dark chocolate.

I still felt kind of guilty for not working on my to-do list. So I gave up and went to bed early. I’m curious, how do you guys self care?

Knitting and Pumpkins

It’s fall in Kansas and finally starting to actually feel like it. On a recent trip to my hometown area we went to the local orchard/farm for their fall festivities. It was a bit nippy in the morning so we all pulled on the woolies.

I was wearing my Kindness KAL 2019 shawl and Jellybean took my Kindness Double Cuff Hat because he was “too cold”. They only lasted about 45 minutes before the sun made it too warm but it sure felt nice to be cozy for a bit!

We had a BLAST at the Depot Market. We ran the corn maze, the hay bale maze, picked out pumpkins to carve, rode the hay rack ride, ate homemade ice cream, drank apple cider slushes and pretended to drive an antique truck. We barely made it home for lunch before the grandparents and the tiny humans needed a nap!

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It feeds my soul to get out of the city once in awhile and plant my feet in some real dirt. The air may be filled with allergens but it sure smells good on a fall morning. And pumpkins as far as the eye can see doesn’t hurt either!

 

FO Friday: Craft Room Renovation

My craft room AKA the basement guest room recently got a BIG face lift. This room never had a closet and had ugly peg board and shelves covering the furnace. It was hard to access to furnace in addition to being an eyesore. My absolutely wonderful father and husband rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

The furnace area got louvered bi-fold doors and a new sheet rock wall where the shelves were. The shelving unit was re-purposed and moved to another wall.  We added extra shelves to make them more useful. And the old craft shelf was moved to the laundry room for extra storage.

But best of all, we put in a closet!! Now I have a closet to store winter coats, yarn boxes and craft supplies out of sight! It also made a nice place to put the guest TV. My mom likes to be able escape the kiddo chaos to watch her shows when she visits.

The last thing I need to do is find some skinny night stands for next to the bed. The TV trays while functional aren’t doing it for me anymore.

I can’t believe how much I love this room now! I owe my dad and hubby big time for all this work. I wonder what I can knit them?

Happy Knitting!!

Crafting In Chaos

 

This is my life. Messy basement, five year old crowding me in my knitting chair, knitting podcast on TV, and knitting in my lap. Not the most ergonomic of positions but I can’t turn down a snuggle…now matter how much he pokes me with his elbow and makes me watch PBS Curious George games.

I’ve add the fifth and final color to my Progression Shawl. It’s the purple end of the fragmented rainbow. Jellybean tells me it’s his favorite. I have a TON of stitches on the needle now so the yarn is disappearing quickly now. I’m optimistic that I can finish this maybe this weekend?

That is unless snuggles get priority. Happy knitting!!

Cake By Jellybean

Jellybean from time to time likes to bake and cook with me. Sp during his birthday shenanigans we made a birthday cake. We made the cake together and then I added the base coat of chocolate frosting.

He then went to town with every color of frosting, every decorating frosting tip I could round up, and literally every variety of sprinkle we own. He wanted to make it look like “trash” and not the derogatory kind. He was thinking a la Oscar the Grouch. I think he nailed it!

Then he proceeded to grab my phone and take “beautiful” photos of it.  He concentrated SUPER and hard and I stood off to the side laughing till I cried. My kid is something else and I wouldn’t trade him for anything. So I’ll just leave you with a few of his cake glamour shots….

P.S. it was also delicious!

Dogs Are The Best

While I was at the hospital with my mom my family was home with my mom’s two dogs. The Shih Tzu named Bubba was OBSESSED with being in Jellybean’s room. He is accustomed to sleeping on the floor of my parents room and I think he was missing his humans.

I came home from the hospital to find this….Jellybean fast asleep and Bubba keeping watch.

Dogs really are the best.

P.S. Today Jellybean is officially five and I just don’t understand how that is possible. Wasn’t he just a toddler like yesterday?

Happy Labor Day!

No knitting content today, just popped in to wish everyone in the US a happy labor day weekend and safe travels if you are on the road! I’m off to enjoy a work free day with my tiny humans…

May your day be as bright as the Kansas sunflowers!

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