Thursday, January 31, 2013

Around the house


Elijah's art hanging on the patio door


Shoes by the front door that shouldn't be there

Afghan that a dear friend of mine crocheted for me.

Zoya - my favorite doll I knit

Christmas lights. Yes, I still have them up. I couldn't put them away. The livingroom seems so dark without them.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Where you will find me


On these cold winter evening this is most likely where you will find me - on the couch, under a blanket in my favorite worn tattered sweater, knitting. And since I've knit Zoya, she's usually sitting next to me. Yes, I love my doll!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hello Kitty and I


Hello Kitty and I almost had it out tonight!

I couldn't get the faces how I wanted - took me forever! Glad these two are DONE!

Bye Bye Kitty!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



Today I turned 42.

This morning while laying in bed, listening to Fonzy and the boys make me breakfast, I thanked God for my life. For all four of my boys, for the man he gave me to share this journey. For the joys, the heartaches - all of it.

I love this life I have. It's mine. All mine! And I plan to enjoy it to the fullest!

Here's to my 42nd year! I plan to make it the best one yet!

My breakfast in bed

Friday, January 18, 2013

FO and Creative Friday - I Heart Dolls!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here in NC we were hoping for a snow day today. News last night was saying we would get snow. Needles to say we were all excited for a snow day on Friday. Woke up this morning to nothing! Nada! Zilch! How disappointing!

Oh well, on to FO and Creative Friday. I have become a doll fanatic! This is my newest doll Zoya, made from a Deena Thomson-Menard design. I LOVE all her doll patterns. I have several others on my list to knit.

I made Zoya for myself. I just couldn't part with her.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Days of Our Lives

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We are slowly getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.

Elijah and I were being silly at the grocery store with the little buggy. He is still loving his Grinch hat. When I drop him off  at school teachers and friends are always looking to see what hat he has on. Since the holidays are over, I may need to find some other silly hats to make while he'll still wear them.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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Growing up I don't remember having a lot of dolls. I have an old Christmas picture of myself clutching a doll, but I don't remember the doll. The one doll I remember was a Holly Hobbie cloth doll. She had a pink bonnet on, long dress with apron, and boots - all cloth. Growing up I loved Little House on the Prairie, so I'm sure that's why this doll stands out in my memory. I so wanted to be Laura Ingalls. Of all my hand knits, the dolls I've made have been my favorites. I've given all three of them away, and hope they will be well loved and treasured keepsakes.

This is my new doll. She is looking alien like right now, but I have the picture in my head of what she will look like and I think she will be pretty cute.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013 - Evolve

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Happy New Year!

With every new year, I think about all the things I want to accomplish in this new year. It always seem to be the same things - a better wife, mother and Christian. Some days I think I'm doing ok, and others I feel like a total failure. This year I will continue to evolve into the Isaida I want to be.

Evolve - my word for 2013.

1. to develop gradually:  to come forth gradually into being

I have some new endeavors for 2013. Opening an Etsy shop is one of them. I'm still working on the details, but hope to share soon.

Now you are probably wondering what cinnamon rolls have to do with evolving. Nothing really. I just wanted to document that I made homemade cinnamon rolls today. It was a LONG almost 3 hour process and the results were not so good. I followed the recipe to a T, so not sure where I went wrong, but I've learned I much prefer Pillsbury cinnamon rolls! Less work, and taste much better.