Friday, April 12, 2019

In Honor Of Dan Gates


The world lost a really great human earlier today. I'm not posting this for condolences and such. BUT, as a reminder to us all. Because, we're all human and in this day and age, we seem to get caught up in that cycle of "being too busy."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

When I Leave The Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop, I Get The Look


I have spent a lot of time in the DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop this week painting the pieces that Lisa made in her woodshop over the weekend. Most times, when I'm in the workshop, the kids follow me. In that room alone, we have 3 doggy beds and the DIY Indoor Dog House. Plenty of comfy spots for the kids to lounge out and nap.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

There Is A Difference Between Arts And Crafts And Being A DIY Enthusiast


For a little over 20 years, my Mom ran a professional daycare out of our family home. She was fully licensed and was a leader in the Professional Childcare Association. She put her heart and soul into her daycare and made a name for herself within our community. When she received her college degree in Early Childhood Development, she closed her childcare and ventured onto another successful career path.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's Going To Be A Little Rough For The Next Few Weeks...


Yesterday was a rough day. Lisa left for work around 5:45 a.m. and didn't get home until after 8:00 p.m. She had warned me that Mondays were going to be long days. We didn't eat dinner until close to 9. I made homemade blueberry pancakes. While eating dinner, she let me know that the rest of the week and next week was looking about the same. Lisa stayed up for about an hour to let her food settle. I tucked her and the kids into bed around 10.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Saws And Sanders Got A Workout Over The Weekend


On Saturday, we boxed up a rather large custom order that Lisa delivered later that morning. For approximately 2 hours, I was finally able to see the top of my DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop table. I wiped it down and organized my paints and brushes and supplies. Then, Lisa started stocking the table with pieces from the woodshop.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

I Need The Occasional Reminder To Not Use Busy As An Excuse


Years and years ago, an old friend of mine doled out some wise advice. He told me to refrain from using "busy" as an excuse because life is short. You can always make time for friends and family even if it's just showing up for a few minutes or grabbing a quick lunch. At the time, I was working over 100 hours a week. I worked. Ate. Slept. That was pretty much it.

Friday, April 5, 2019

A Very Proud Work At Home Dog Mom Day


Today was the big day. After spending most of the week painting and lettering 21 signs for a custom order, I had to embark on the most difficult task. Screwing in 189 eye hooks. Then, tying the same amount between wind chime pieces and twine hangers. I'm not going to lie. It was hard. It took me most of the day. But, I did it.