Thursday, July 29, 2010

Getting to Know You: 7.29.10

Getting to know YOU

1. Thong or Granny Panties?
I hate thongs. Must have been invented by a man. I only wear them when I have to. But my cotton undies are SO not granny panties. Frankly, I'm offended by this question.

2. If you see a guy with his fly down, do you tell him?
Hells no. Unless it's my husband. That is way to awkward. He'll already be embarassed when he realizes it, so why should we both suffer?

3. Spanx or no Spanx?
No Spanx. I hope I never have to go there, but who knows.

4. Do you sleep in your sheets?
What? Why would I have sheets if I didn't sleep on them, or in them, or whatever? This question is weird. Yes. I sleep in my sheets...

5. What is your favorite Disney character?
I'm not 6. I don't have a favorite Disney character. I find this also to be an odd question.

6. Dream vacation spot?
Hawaii! I would love to go there on extended vacay, or live there. Really, either way.

7. What is your dream job?
Who knows. I guess right now it's nursing. But if I could do something in which I can take care of animals all day, I'd love that. Maybe working on a farm. I know, it sounds crazy, but animals are one of God's best creations in my opinion.

8. Who is your hero and why?
Jesus is my hero. He saved me. I talk to Him every day and He gets me through everything.


Monday, July 26, 2010


O.M.G. I have so much to get done this week. Just thinking about it all makes me want to FREAK OUT! But I won't. I will remain calm. Serenity now!!!! I am unable to disclose the details of all that I have to do but here are a few things:

  • family birthday dinner tonight

  • homework and two tests for online class due by Saturday

  • make 2 custom baby gifts

  • Mr. Savvy Stitcher's birthday tomorrow

  • birthday dinner at mom's house Wednesday night for Mr. Savvy Stitcher

  • another item of major importance that cannot be discussed at this time for various reasons, {will fill you in later!} but know that it's time-consuming

Ahh! Will I get everything accomplished? I sure hope so! Maybe I need a Valium. Or a stiff drink. Yea...that'll get me through!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Take Time To...

I am always working on self-improvement. I don't use self-help books, I use the Bible. I get advice from friends. I talk to my mother. Most importantly, I pray. Today is one of those days where I'm trying to remember to be the bigger person. This is not always easy. I would definitely rather be petty and childish and just do back what is being done to me. But I won't. Today I will choose the higher road. Tomorrow, who knows? Hopefully I'll choose the same, but

I have to take it day by day.

Today I stumbled upon this tutorial at Kind Over Matter for a Take Time Jar. I think this is a great idea and plan to make one for myself.

I love little reminders like this. Issa Sarza, the creator of this tutorial, has included photos, as well as a free download for the words to put on the glass beads. Very cute! Thanks, Issa and Kind Over Matter!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting to Know You: 7.19.10

Getting to know YOU

1. If you had to choose a country to live in besides the USA (or the country you live in), which would it be?

Wow, this is really tough. I really have no idea! My first instinct is to say somewhere that is warm and sunny with beautiful beaches. I think Ireland would be pretty amazing, too. They have the most beautiful countrysides. Plus, I love Celtic things, but I'm not wearing a kilt.

2. Which would be worse, wearing flip flops in the snow or wearing gloves in the summer?

I guess flip flops in the snow. Gardeners wear gloves in the summer. And how long would I have to wear these gloves? For a perfect melancholy personality, I find these questions very difficult to answer sometimes. I really need more info...

3. Fried or Bake and why?

Fried...hello! Do you know anything that isn't better deep fried in lots of grease? I think not.

4. If you were an entertainment reporter, which celeb would you love to interview and why?

Johnny Depp, hands down. He's artistic, he's quirky, and he's super handsome. I also respect him as a fantastic actor, and not just a pretty face. {Though that face is definitely pretty.} I love that he only chooses projects that he respects. I also love that he hates the limelight and moved to France to live a quiet life with his family. They say you should never meet your idols because you would totally end up hating them. But I'd take that chance for Johnny.

5. What was your favorite book as a preteen/teenager?

That's a hard one because I have so many. I've always loved to read more than most anything. If I had to narrow it down to just one, I think it would be To Kill a Mockingbird. I also loved Island of the Blue Dolphins and Til We Have Faces.

6. List your top 3 guilty pleasure television shows.

Hannah Montana, American Idol, Glee {though I maintain that this show is quality programming}

7. What bumper sticker slogan best describes you/your attitude/your life?

"Mean people suck."

8. If you were to join a circus - what performer would you be?

I would definitely be the horse trainer. What an awesome job that would be. Except the traveling, the carnies, the creepy circus freaks, etc. Okay, maybe not such a cool job afterall.


Crochet Owl Earflap Hat

I bought this pattern last week from Inner Hooker and immediately fell in love. I finished my first one last night and it's now available in the shop! I am so pleased with the way it turned out:)

What do you think?

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I'm going to start on a pink one tonight. I have lots of color combos in mind, so I hope they're a hit!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

If meddling was a sport...

Meddling: to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; to interfere officiously and unwantedly.

If meddling was a sport, my family would be world champions. It drives me insane. More than insane. I truly can't imagine having so much interest in someone else's problems that I felt I had to stick my nose in and know every detail. Perhaps they don't have enough going on in their own lives? Who knows, but frankly, I'm sick of it. For instance, I had quite a blow out with my father the other day. It sucked, and I hate fighting with my family for any reason, and I'm still hurting. We've both apologized and I think we can eventually move on. Yes, I'm hurting. I said it. But I think that is reasonable. But what is NOT reasonable is the fact that now I'm hurting even worse because I know the rest of my family has been talking about something that has absolutely nothing to do with them. How do I know this? Because my cousin, who lives in a completely different state texted me last night to ask me about it. Not only the fact that we had the fight, but wanted details of something that doesn't even remotely pertain to her. Now, I don't blame her, because someone obviously had to contact her and tell her about the argument for her to even know about it. That's bad enough. But then she began to ask prying questions that I do not want to answer and that would just fuel the fire for the rest of my family if I did give my true, brutally honest opinion about things. However, I chose to plead the 5th. I have so many opinions I could write a book. But would someone take those opinions, misconstrue them as something that I'm stating as "fact", and spread my words like wildfire? Hell yes, they would. This is why I can no longer discuss my feelings or troubles with family members. Yes, this is sad. Yes, it sucks that I can't confide in them. But what sucks worse is the prying and meddling--involving oneself in a matter without RIGHT or INVITATION. It is absolutely unbeliveable.

The question is, what do I do? I have asked myself this all day. It has taken all I have in me not to call and chew someone out. I know that wouldn't be the right thing to do because a) it would accomplish nothing, b) I feel that there is more than one person to blame, c) I'm trying to rid myself of drama and this would just be fueling the drama fire, and d) I don't like doing anything in anger. And right now I'm very damn angry. And when I'm angry, I say stupid shit that makes no sense and that doesn't accomplish anything. So, I will keep my mouth shut and my head down for now. I probably need time to breathe anyway. I also know that this will forever be the way my family behaves and communicates. What's hideous is that they do it under the guise of wanting to "help".

Oh, and I'm sure that this blog post will fuel some fires, too. But what the hell...

What would you do?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Bash!

Blog Bash

1.) Why do you blog?

I blog because sometimes I feel like I need an outlet to say what I need to say. I also LOVE the awesome blogger buddies I've made. There are some seriously wonderful lady bloggers out there and it's a wonderful community!

2.) What do you blog about?

I blog about anything that inspires me:) I also love to share the crafts I've been working on.

3.) What do you find to be the biggest reward you get from blogging?

I just love meeting new people! I also like it because it helps me keep friends and family updated on what I've been up to:)

4.) How long have you been blogging?

I guess I've been blogging for about a year now? Not totally sure! Time flies!

5.) Let's hear the story behind your blog title! :)

There's not much of a story behind the title. It's what I called my Etsy shop, and I really just came up with it :) I wanted the name to be something about stitching, of course, and I think the word Savvy is fun!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Why I Love Kentucky

This past weekend I finally got some much-needed nature therapy. Doesn't it always seem like all of your troubles slip away when you go outside and enjoy God's creation? It does for me. Because I live here, I often take for granted the beauty that is Western Kentucky. I somehow manage to go months on end without appreciating the surrounding nature. On Saturday, I was able to get outdoors and enjoy this amazing farm.

7 acres...Yes, 7 acres, of sunflowers. One word: Amazing.

This is my mom's boyfriend, Niki. He's possibly one of the sweetest men I've ever met, and I hope he sticks around:) He's a good fisherman, too. Caught this fish in approximately 2 minutes flat. Yea, yea, we're all very impressed! haha! No, really, I am. You should see his cast. It's like precision perfect.

Niki manages this farm, which is so cool. What a job. We get to go back this weekend. I'm super excited:)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Favorite Bible Verses

Today I'm joining Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life. The theme is Favorite Bible Verses.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

Worrying is pretty much my M.O., so when I start to worry, I remember these verses.

What are your favorites?


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GTKY: 7.7.10

Getting to know YOU

The questions...

1. What do you look forward to the most on the 4th of July?

Hmm. This is a tough one. I think I most look forward to spending time with family, eating lots of junk food and watching fireworks. I don't get into fireworks anymore like I used to, but it's still a staple, so in that, I am a fan.

2. Are you a hugger?

I am absolutely not a hugger. I really don't like being touched at all between the hips and shoulders. This is what it boils down to, I think. I do love hugging my husband, and family who I haven't seen in awhile, but other than that, I hate it. My mom says that even as a baby I didn't like to be snuggled. How sad for her!

3. What is your favorite BBQ'd food?

Being from the South, and of the 'perfect melancholy' personality trait, I questioned what this question even means. What is BBQ'd food? Does this mean grilled? Smoked? What? When I think "BBQ'd" I think BBQ. As in pork. Because I'm from the South. BBQ is a staple here. So I'll go with BBQ. Okay, we've beat this horse long enough.

4. Do you like to watch parades?

Does anyone over the age of 7 like to watch parades? Really? Even when I was a kid, I only liked parades for the candy and the drumline.

5. Who has stinkier farts..boys or girls?

Girls don't fart. {Who wrote this question?}

6. Vampires or Werewolves?

I would have originally said vampires, but I now must say werewolves after reading and watching the Twilight series. Jacob is amazing. That's all I need to say.

7. Do you read your horoscope?

No. I don't believe in that kind of thing, though I do believe there is some truth to the astrological signs thing.

8. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I really don't have a favorite, per se. I have several favorites, depending on my mood--chocolate, vanilla, anything with chocolate added, and peanut butter.