Friday, January 25, 2008

Ooh, New Stuff!

Ok, first off I would like to ask why is it that Tia is always sick? You know how people say that as a society we're getting too worried about bacteria...all the anti-bacterial soaps & people constantly on antibiotics? How using all that stuff too much makes us immune? It must be true. I will now confess. I was a young mother with Darien and I like to tell her she was our starter kid. Our guinea pig, if you will. Don't we all learn as we go? At first, everything must be sterile and super clean. Washed with scalding hot water to wash away any cooties. On everything. Bottles, clothes, pacifiers. But then, you kinda relax. She drops her pacifier on the floor at Target and she's screaming, you're in line, trying to pay and juggle your child, so you just kinda wipe it on your shirt, stick it back in her mouth & move on. Eh, it won't kill her, right? Suuurrre. Then something happened. No, she didn't die. I mean, I changed. We moved out of the city to the suburbs, and I became this neurotic freak. More obsessed with cleaning than I ever was. I'm sure this had to be after Krista & Tia were both born. I dunno when, exactly. Anyway, now I have Tiara who is obesessed with cleaning the house, cleaning any mess left behind by anyone, even cleaning herself. She washes her hands like nobody's business, brushes and flosses twice a day, without being told, and she's constantly sick. So weird. Guess you can be too clean. Or something like that.

On to happier news. I found those silly mailboxes I've been reading about for about a year. At first I thought, how stupid is that? What would you do with a little mailbox? Of course, I also used to think my friends were nuts for buying Stampin' Up! paper & being obsessed with ribbon. Duh, what was I thinking? But now that I'm obsessed with all things tin-related, I think these things are flippin' genius! So easy to cover. And who can't use something stuffed with chocolate? Nobody I know. This is actually the 2nd one I covered. I didn't like the first one all that much. It's not blogworthy, in my opinion. I kinda went nuts with covering every little inch and it looks like someone threw up pink & brown schmootz (is that a word?) all over it. I'm still trying to find the balance between simple & way too freakin' much. I'll let you know when I get there.

Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey), Circle of Friendship (SU!), Ink: Palette Noir, Real Red (SU!), Paper: Papertrey white, Real Red (SU!), Making Memories red gingham, Accessories: Target mailbox, scallop & circle punches (SU!), Mike's ribbon


Anonymous said...

That is the cutest darned thing I have ever seen. Of course, the RED immediately caught my eye, but it was such a surprise! I love it.
Bestest Mom Ever
P.S. Quit cleaning. Ya gotta get immune to those germs, not the antibiotics.

Dana said...

Ooh my Gosh!! How cute is that - you are so very creative - I think I will just start telling people - Yeah I'm the one who got her started - I saw the potential. Since I can't find time to make or be creative. I just love the mailbox!!!
P.S. I agree with your mom - quit cleaning. My kids are never sick and my house is dirty. (ha,ha) because of course I can't find time to clean either.

Stephanie said...

I love it. How stinkn cute is that. I get so excited wehn I find a new post on your blog. LOVE IT!!!

Anonymous said...

I think that is the cutest thing! I love the little mailbox, I received one for Christmas a few years ago, filled with yummy chocolates, but it wasn't even CLOSE to being as cute as the one you made.



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