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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Showing my crafty side.

I have been addicted to crafting blogs for months now.....drooling over all of the wonderful crafts and adding to my idea list that is a mile or so long....  And I am proud to say that I have finally finished a craft with pictures to debut on my blog! 

So, without further ado......Here it is!  
My new Summer wreath!

I started with this wreath that I got for $3.99 from the Goodwill Store.

I took off the bow and straightened up the beads. 

This is what it looked like after I straightened everything out and removed the bow.

I then took some ribbon (also from the Goodwill Store) and wove it through the back of the wreath as shown.

This is what it looked like after I tied it off at the top.  Just a hint of pink in the back ground. 

I then took a large Daisy that I already had and clipped it to the ribbon.  
(The clip was already attached to the flower making it super easy!) 

And here is my finished product on display!  I LOVE it!  It is so fresh and fun!  
Makes me wish it was warmer out! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Versatile Blogger!


Wow!!  I must be SUPER Versatile since I received this award TWICE in the last couple of weeks!!  Thank you so much to Sara and Catrisha!! It surprises me that I received this since I have been a slacker blogger lately, but I promise I will try to live up to the name and become more Versatile in my blogging!

So, Here are the rules in order to fully accept my award:
1.) Winners- Put the above image in your blog.
2.) Include a link back to the person who gave it to you.
3.) Tell 10 things about yourself
4.) Award 15 other bloggers
5.)Contact the bloggers you awarded and let them know they won.

Now, to tell 10 things about myself.
1.) I am a mommy to 2 beautiful children, Cady who is 3 and Nate who is 7 months.

2.) I have been with my husband for 9 years and married for 6.  I started dating him when I was 17 and in my senior year of high school and married him when I was 20!

3.) I am the oldest of 6 children.  And even though we drive each other crazy I believe my siblings and I are super close! 

4.) I battle Severe Depression and Anxiety every minute of every day.
5.) I am addicted to Social Networking...ok, you might have known that one already!!  But really, I wake up in the morning and check Facebook and all throughout the day I check it and before I go to bed....I wasn't lying when I said Addicted!

6.) I was mugged in 2004 at 10:00 p.m. walking out of Meijer.  To this day I am paranoid to be by myself and I don't like to go anywhere after dark alone.  He has caused me to have extreme paranoia.  The ironic thing was I only had $1.52 in my purse at the time and he was looking for money to buy Cocaine....I don't know about the prices to buy some of that but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't get much with $1.52.

7.) I love God with all my heart and I strive to be the best child to him that I can be but it is a struggle that I deal with every minute of my life.

8.) I feel that I grew up too fast and missed out on some of the things people my age do.  Although, it was my choice to grow up this fast and I wouldn't change anything at all. 

9.) I take on WAY to much responsibility for one person to handle.  I just cant seem to say no...

10.) I am what I would call and EXTREME Procrastinator!  I work well under pressure but it cant possibly be healthy!

Now, I get to award 15 other bloggers that I think would be deserving of this award. 
1.) Kelli @ Random Thoughts of a Supermom
2.) Jen @ A Daily Dose of Davis
3.) Joy @ Editor Joy
4.) Faith @ Confessions of a Pregnant Giirl
5.)Michelle @ Everyday Elkins
6.) Gabe @ Gabe: The Virgin Queen
7.) Steph @ Get to "Gnome" Me!
8.)Jenny @ Gotta Run
9.) Mimi @ He & Me + 3
10.) Gia @ Keys to Lilac Court
11.) Marni @ Marni's Organized Mess
12.) Heidi @ Sacred and Profane
13.)Hillary @ The Sassy One
14.) Jen @ Tatertots and Jello
15.) And, Taking after Catrisha: This spot is reserved for YOU, because everyone deserves a little recognition and an award. So, feel free to post your blog URL in the comments, and everyone else please don't forget to check out the other nominees and their blogs. :) 
Thanks Ladies!!