Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Blog Schedule

I am someone who needs lists, and schedules, and order. While I tend to do everything at the last minute, I still need a ton of order to my chaos.For example, I am that person who has like 4 calendars going. I use my Google calendar, a calendar on the wall (like you can get for free at almost any expo or major event with a ton of vendors), and a calendar/planner book that is in my purse. Why do I need these things? I feel like with one hundred things going on in my life (running a business, school, an internship, coordinating appointments for a family of 5, in charge of the bills, planning parties, etc.) I need reminders in one hundred different places. So why in the world has my blog NEVER had a schedule or plan?!

I was driving to my internship today thinking of the chaos that is my blog. There isn't structure. There isn't a well thought out plan. At times, I enjoy this because I can just sit down and write what I want. At other times, I feel like I don't have a plan and things get forgotten (like did you even know I made Ryenn a dress for Christmas?!). I was trying to think of what my blog could be, where it is now, and how I can still write about ALL the things I like to write about while having order.

Then it hit me. I need to have a day devoted to the different topics I want to talk about. For example, we are starting homeschool preschool soon and I want to document some of the things that work well, things that were less than successful and the progress my littles are making. I also want to talk about my health/fitness progress and adventures, my business products, what I am making for my house/family, what fun things we have done as a family, and even some interesting things I learn (and can teach to others) throughout my internship/school/job/etc. With all that, how is my little blog NOT supposed to seem like chaos?!

The solution? Have a schedule! I have decided to come up with a plan for each day and try my hardest to post everyday (like Teach Me Tuesdays or WIPs Wednesdays)! I am vowing to come to this blog space with more structure and a better plan. I want this to be a vast array of information, but not be a mess. I am going to think about this schedule and what I need it to be/what is attainable, then I will post the plan. Is a name change in the future for Adaly Myles Place?!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

She's ALIVE!!!

I sort of fell off the face of the Earth. Ok, not so much, but if you ONLY follow my blog, you may have questioned if I were still breathing or not. Let me first say that yes I am breathing, but barely. A third child is not something that is a piece of cake (what I originally thought). I thought that because I survived two kids pretty easily, a third would be nothing. This might be the case for most mothers. However, with two toddlers added to the mix, a third child is NOT the easiest thing in the world. Even if you do have the world's most perfect baby, like Wyatt. As of my last post, he has grown so much and is doing so much more (like crawling, but I will update you on him in a later post).

And I mentioned I was interning right? All I can say about my internship is that it has been amazing! Seriously! I never thought in a million years that I would enjoy working for free (ok, working for free doing something other than caring for my children, husband, and home). But I do. I love it. I have been able to work hands on in the court room, with victims, and through a lot of the processes in our legal system on the prosecutor's side. I have learned so much and it makes starting law school this fall that much more exciting.

I have also been super swamped with orders. I have been able to make some adorable things that I had not made yet. And I found it to be so fun. Again, I will touch on these projects in later posts. The past few months (3 to be exact, sorry) have been so busy, so fun, and a lot to catch you up on. I promise not to leave you hanging for another 3 months, unless I really do bite the dust ;)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FO Girls Love Dinos Too

Brittany, who ordered the R2D2 hats for her boys, also has a daughter. She was somewhat stuck on an idea for her hat. When she mentioned that her daughter was really into dinosaurs all of a sudden, I knew the perfect hat for her. I had run across a dino hat pattern that I wanted to make for Ryenn right before talking with her.

The Drake the Dino hat pattern by Paula M. was a perfect pattern for what she was looking for. It was dino, but done girly. It made it really easy when she loved the colors from the picture I sent AND that I already had those similar colors in my stash. I added dark and light purple spots so they would stand out rather than have them blend in.

This hat was so fun to make. And Ryenn and Brittany's daughter both loved the hat. Needless to say, another dino will be making it's way onto the hook very soon.

Friday, January 10, 2014

R2D2 Times 2

I have a great time making products for people I know. This is especially true when I get to see pictures of their adorable kids wearing them on facebook on a regular basis. Brittany is one of those people. This is the second year that she ordered hats for her kids through me. That, in and of itself, is a huge compliment. Repeat customers are the best! 

Anyway, through me she is able to custom order things that her kids are in to. This year, she decided to have her boys each get R2D2 hats. I found a great pattern for them and was super excited to make them. Nolan is a big fan of Star Wars and it was awesome when he knew that it was R2 before I was even half way through the first hat!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wyatt is 4 Months Old!

Right before Christmas, Wyatt turned 4 months old. What the what?! Wasn't this little dude just born. It's unbelievable the milestones he has hit this past month. It's amazing the things has has done in a few short weeks.

The first big thing he has done was roll over. I was complaining the morning of the 21st that he hadn't rolled over yet. He must have been offended because later that night, he rolled right over. Then he wouldn't stay on his belly. He found the way to avoid tummy time. He also giggled. A full out giggle!!! One of the most amazing sounds for a mother is their child's giggles.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pictures on Display

Last year sometime, I ordered a vinyl decal from Define Your Space Vinyl. It was a very large print measuring 11" X 36". I am a big fan of quotes and words as part of the decor and have always been a fan of vinyl decals on the walls. However, with Adam and I planning on moving sooner rather than later, I didn't want to order a decal and have it be wasted. I decided to try something different with this decal.

I bought a poster sized frame and added the decal to the glass instead of on one of my walls. I then decided to place some of our 4" X 6" pictures that were taken by Tyla on either side of the decal. It turned out better than I could have imagined.

Monday, January 6, 2014

FO Thanksgiving Skirt

When I was shopping for all the fabric for Wyatt's monthly onsies, I fell in love with a fabric that would not work for the onsie project. But I couldn't leave the store without it. I HAD to have it. My kids are obsessed with the "What does the fox say?" song by Ylvis. This fabric had foxes on it. That meant it was coming home with me. Before knowing how much to buy, I had to figure out what to make with it.

After a very short period to think, I decided on a simple circle skirt for Ryenn. I thought it would be perfect paired with her red sweater and black tights to wear on Thanksgiving. It was super easy. So easy in fact that I made it on Thanksgiving morning, about an hour before we had to leave. Everything I did was sewn in straight lines.