Monday, January 2, 2012

Well, it's been a while.

I'm one of those bloggers that is writing about the fact that I haven't written for a while.  


It was hard rolling back into the transition of work and mommyhood.  I'm cashing in on nap time to catch up on the blogging world.   I was going back and forth in my mind whether or not I wanted to continue this venture in blogging, and to tell you the truth, I loved it this summer.

Creating and writing, posting, and networking.

Time management, spending time with my wild man Harrison, husband, and being in my very first Craft Fair, took all my time this fall.   As time went on the space got further and further from when I last posted so heres to a fresh year, and a fresh new start on my blog.

RECAP of September, October, November, and December...

- Had yet another birthday.... 26 years old.
- Started another school year, as the Crazy art teacher.
- Harrison transitioned wonderfully into being back at day care.
- Went to the fair with H, and he loved chasing all the animals around petting them.
- Also tried giving kisses to random little girls in the petting zoo.
- Went apple picking with daddy and mommy.  H was a blast, was able to pick his own apples and the whole experience got me excited for what we are able to do as a family now that he's getting a bit older.



-Trick or treating with my little Monkey.
- Had a crazy snowstorm where we took H-man out in his snowsuit to enjoy the fresh flakes
Note that since then it has not snowed again.

- Started panicking about the fact that I hadn't done enough for my first craft fair and set up shop in my basement creating away!

- Participated in my first Alternative Craft Fair.  Deemed, Not your Grandma's Craft Fair.

Had a blast and met lots of new friends, and artisans.

- As a result of the Craft Fair made a couple more Etsy sales.  
-Involved lots of planning and shopping for gifts.  Created and dabbled in some homemade gifts including skittles vodka and homemade crayons.
-Sent out our Christmas card with this picture that I have fallen in love with, and since have overused all over my home.

- Celebrated my husbands Christmas Birthday turned 26.  Yes, I nabbed myself a younger man.
- Had a round of sickness on our Christmas break.  Started with H-man, moved on to me, back to H-man, then on to the husband. (and the cat and dog, gross).

So here's to a new year, with a fresh rejuvenation and commitment to writing this blog.


Kate said...

How do you make homemade crayons?

Ashley said...

It's much much easier that I thought it would be. It takes the most time to peel the crayons. Once done put the broken crayons in a silicone baking pan at 350 until they are totally melted (about 10 minutes). It leaves a bad smell behind in your kitchen and oven for a while though, so be aware.

I use the crayons that are beyond being fun to color with anymore, the stubs, broken, and dull ones. Some of the best color combos were the ones where I didn't care about which colors were being put together. Careful for browns/blacks they tend to overwhelm the crayon.

Enjoy and have fun!!