Wednesday’s Wowzers: Gratitude

Oh my friends.  I fell asleep twice writing this post.  Yes I did.  I fell asleep with this laptop in my lap.  With Mr. Oopsey Daisy's travels picking up quite a bit, my Mommy time seems to be dwindling!  It may seem silly, but I need this Mommy Time.  Even if it means staying up till 1:00 AM, I will find some time for me!

And today I desperately needed that.  Today was just one of those days.  The phone didn't stop ringing.   I felt myself pulled in a million different directions.  There were deadlines to meet and appointments to make.  It seemed I was always forgetting to do something or neglecting someone.  I had some Mom moments that I am simply not proud of.

Maybe because our family recently started our gratitude tree, my thoughts have been filled with gratitude.  I really am blessed.  For many reasons.  I am blessed to be the Mom of the sweetest Little Man ever.  He has a natural instinct to take care of his Mom, and I love that about him!  And I am blessed to have a sweet, hardworking, determined husband.  And yes, today I am even grateful that, when I discovered in the middle of a project that I hadn't purchased the appropriate paper ahead of time... somehow just the right amount of paper showed up in my paper stash.  Hey, sometimes it's the little things! 🙂


It must be that time of year because I seem to be loving projects with neutral colors!  Here are a few projects that caught my eye this week:

I am loving everything about this clay flower.   Craftberry Bush used this as a napkin holder.  Gorgeous!

This Thanksgiving chevron frame is perfect.  I can't think of another word to describe it.  Choose to Thrive used gleaned wheat to create this frame.  I adore it!

Bev from Flamingo Toes has done it again!  These Anthro penmanship gift tags would be a lovely addition to any Christmas gift.

I have been in a serious recipe rut lately.  This cheesy pesto pasta salad has definitely peaked my curiosity!  I will definitely be making this in the very near future.  YUM!  Thanks, Smashed Peas and Carrots!

When I saw Michele's eclectic braided bracelet, I gasped outloud.  It's stunning, and I think I need one!  You can find the tutorial at The Scrap Shoppe.

Pitter & Glink made the most adorable pillows!  I love the ruffled pillows just as much as I love the Love {You} More pillow!  These were all created using dropcloth!

I hope you are following along Positively Splendid's "A Swell Noel" series.  I am finding all sorts of fun holiday inspiration!  I love this book page ornament that Creations by Kara shared.  I would love to have this hanging on our Christmas tree!

Be sure to stop by Lolly Jane to see these talented gals and their contribution to the Creative Carousel!

This post is brought to you by My Grafico.  I love their affordable, adorable graphics!

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  1. I know the feelings you are speaking of all to well. My husband works a CRAZY schedule which, unfortunately, ends up leaving me alone with all three little ones a lot of the time. The ONLY me time I get is whateve I can squeeze out of the day while at work and the small bit I force myself to have after the boys finally give up the nighttime fight and go to sleep.

    As for your Wowzers for the day! I LOVE ALL OF THEM! I am definitely tackling some pillows soon! Maybe I can manage to sneak those into my work day someday soon…..

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my bracelet, my sweet friend! Lots of yummy picks this week. I adore Bev’s tags and that clay flower is stunning!

    I’m a firm believer that making “me time” is the key to staying sane when the hubs is away. Even if its late at night! Keeping my fingers crossed for some quality family time for you soon. 🙂

  3. Mommy time is very hard to come by but I am like you, I will stay up super late if it means that is the only time I get for myself!

  4. Thank you SOOO much for featuring my gift tags Alison!! All the links this week are amazing!!

    I don’t blame you for taking some time for you – even with my kids older I still need that quiet alone time or time that I’m doing something just for me!! 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my pillows! You made my day! :0)

  6. I really love all that you find. I just wish I had the time to make it all!

  7. Me time as a mom is a must! Sometimes it is just impossible to come by, but you do what you can. Hang in there. We all have mom moments that we aren’t proud of. Tomorrow is another day!

    Great Wowzers this week… many lovely ideas!

  8. Thanks so much for featuring my chevron wreath, Alison! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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