I think I have a new love language: It's Drywall.
Drywall dust has never looked more attractive. I sincerely mean that.
When David emerged from our room addition looking like this, Avery almost lost her mind. She kept saying, "carey!"
It took a little convincing before she recognized that this strange, ghostly-looking man was indeed her daddy.
Gunner took one look at him and went nuts too. I thought that he was going to eat David. He was not happy about Mr. 'Carey Dust Man. Not at all.
I have to say that I'm so proud of my Handi-Man. He's been working his rear-end off to help get the house finished for Charlie's arrival.
I've been working around the house too. Sort of.
When I was pregnant with Avery, a nice bowl of ice cream could calm my raging hormones and clear my racing thoughts in no time. A big 'ol bowl of cereal could almost make me forget about my lack of sleep and massive leg cramps.
There's nothing like a mint-chocolate chip milkshake to make all your troubles disappear...
With this pregnancy, however, I've been forced to think "sugar-free" and "low carb" when it comes to comfort.
If I eat one more stinkin' cheese stick I may go completely nutso.
It turns out that Comfort Food has a serious problem with being low-fat and healthy.
My solution? Crafting.
More importantly, it's not a stinkin' cheese stick.
What WAS a brilliant solution has become a little bit of a problem, as of late. It seems that I've turned into a decoupaging-scrapbook-paper-buying-crazed-lunatic.
Here are some examples of my obsessed craziness from THIS WEEK:
First, I made a little sign for our door.
Because it was completely necessary.
It's all about practicality, people.
Then I made some blocks for Charlie's shelf in his room.
Again, totally necessary and practical.
While I had the Mod Podge out, I made these little frames with scrapbook papers and ribbon.
I liked them so much that I made some for Christmas too - 'cause I'm going to NEED those later.
After that, I started the "Halloween Craftiness Kick" that I've settled into for the last couple of days.
Funkins were 50% off at Hobby Lobby, so I decided to carve this one for Avery's room. I put one of those little fake lights inside to turn on at night.
She loves her "birthday cake" light and tries to blow it out at least 20 times a day.
Then, I made these votives out of food jars and crepe paper.
Avery painted the Mod Podge on the the outside and helped me put the paper squares on the jars. She kept saying, "I hep Mommy. I paint."
Then she got "diwrty" and decided to stop.
That girl can't stand being dirty.
I found this cute little project on another blog and decided that it would be fun to make. It's a candy cane garland - varnished to keep away the bugs.
This one almost made me nuts.
Just so you know, stringing candy corn is NOT recommended if you are preggo...especially if you have "The Sugah".
But thankfully, also "too cute".
I only cheated a couple of times...
I decided to make these little gifts for Avery's teachers at preschool.
I had to make one for myself too, of course!
It isn't enough for ME to be crafty crazy...evidently, my innocent little one has started to catch the "fevah" too.
This craft is decidedly not super-original, but she LOVED painting her pumpkin cut-out for her daddy.
You should have seen her run up to him with that little pumpkin in her hand when he walked in the door after work.
She was so proud of herself and so pleased to give it to him. It was a really sweet moment.
There you have it.
Some pregnant women may eat pickles and ice cream...THIS pregnant woman is channeling Martha.
I'm officially crazy.