I Love Martha

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I helped throw a friend a baby shower this weekend and instead of doing a diaper cake, I decided to try my hand at this craft I had seen on Martha Stewart a few months ago. I ended up finding this cute little felt “pot” at Target in the dollar bins and tweaked the design a little and made it more my own. I really love how it turned out.

This is what is inside:

2 onesies

3 socks

2 bibs

1 baby hat

Feeling Ignorant

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I’ve had two experiences in the last week that have made me feel so ignorant about politics. The first, obviously, was going to vote on Super Tuesday. As I stood there having to make choices about people to vote for, I realized that I didn’t really know any of them. Even though I had done a little research the night before, I was pretty clueless.  As I walked out explaining to my little guy what those people were doing out front with signs, I realized that I really need to be more up on what is going on…especially during this year as we vote for a president.

The second was listening to a lady yesterday at a baby shower go on about things that are going before Congress. She was so informed and passionate about her cause and wanted so badly to get the message out. While I think she is a little extreme in her fears, I also was a little jealous that she was so informed.

I’ve always wanted to be one of those people; informed and knowledgeable. Not just about politics, but even about my faith. I’ve always been so stumped when people ask me certain questions about why I go to church where I do, or why I believe in Jesus. I just get so tongue tied and feel so ignorant.

A Fantastic Read

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I picked up this book at the library last week just out of curiosity. I picked it up last night to browse through it and I haven’t been able to put it down since. It is just a great book about things that you would think people would realize…kid’s need boundaries and kid’s ultimately need to be told “no.” I have some quotes from it that I will post later. For now, click on the book to read about it.

What An Amazing Day!

It is near 70 degrees here today, the baby is finally almost well again and we were able to spend some time at our favorite park today. I was able to enjoy a cup of tea, read a little, nap a little and even craft a little and the kids are still sleeping! The Lord knew I needed a day like today; filled with all my favorite things. Now if only I could figure out what to make for dinner!

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I finally finished the peg dolls for the apron. Here they are in all their glory and in their new home! I hope our little cousin enjoys them. Check out the flickr set for more close-ups.

Vote For My Brother

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My brother, David McClister, is a very talented photographer and video director in Nashville. He’s been nominated for the CMT awards this year. He’s been nominated many times for videos that he’s done, but this award show tends to be a popularity contest for the artist, more than for the actual art of the video.

Nevertheless, it’s time to vote again. He did the video for Lee Ann Rimes, “Nothing Better to Do.” Click on the picture to watch the video. It’s probably one of my favorites he’s ever done. He is also nominated for 3 different video’s for director of the year. Wow!

Click this link to vote!

I’m A Runner-Up!

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The results were posted in that embroidery contest and I was a runner up! Wow, I’ve never won anything in my life that I can think of…how special to be a runner up…that’s just as good.