Thursday, August 23, 2012

Double Yokes!

My baby chicks I got last spring are are little ladies now and have been laying eggs for a couple of weeks :-)  My son gathered up the eggs the other morning and this is what he brought in a huge egg!
The one on the right is a regular sized egg. 
And this is why the egg was so huge!

Double Yoke :-) My son claimed this egg since he gathered it.
interestingly we have had two other double yoke eggs this week.  I think that my new hens are just still getting the hang of this whole laying thing and unfortunately I don't think this fun phase of double yoke eggs will last long :-(

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Calgon take me away!

It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog.  Do people still even blog these days?
 Back in 2009 when I first started blogging it was so fun!  I liked to find and follow other blogs with cute and clever ideas to share.  Then I have noticed over time blogging become more like a business for some people!  They would have guest posts with other bloggers and then of course you can't forget the giveaway contests to draw more people to their blogs.  I would say I am pretty computer savvy, but I can't seem to keep up with all the new changes that happen every few months in the blogging world.  Every time I think I have things down pretty good I find new things other people are doing like adding face book, tweet and Pin buttons to their blogs. etc
And now that Pinterest is so big I don't even follow my favorite blogs anymore.  I can find everything I am looking for on Pinterest and it links me to the blog or website that those pins come from.
Today I was catching up on some other blogs that I have followed in the past and I am amazed at the energy these women must have!  Some how they have time to be a mother, Do regular cute crafts, remodel their homes, go on awesome vacations, Have amazing organizational skills, Spotless houses, Make special gifts for their kids teachers, keep up with every Holiday, sew boutique style clothes for their kids, keep their home cute and trendy with  DIY tricks and tips, prepare new exciting and delicious meals and desserts, Get noticed by craft stores and magazines and be invited to share their wonderful crafting knowledge at special craft conferences and be featured in their magazines.  My personal favorite sign that you must have made it big in the crafting world here in Utah is when you get invited to be on Studio 5 or Good Things Utah :-) It made me tired just reading about it all!
My life This summer consisted of being a Frazzled Mom who can't seem to keep up with all my kids are involved in, A house that always seems to be a mess, A garden that does not seem to want to produce anything except Zucchini, A Million craft ideas that are in my head, but seem to remain in my head because I can't seem to find the time to sit down and make them, No awesome vacations because we don't have the money or time to go on any, I did read a couple of good books, "How Green was my Valley" and "EdenBrooke"
Going to Girls camp and keep up with my Young Women's calling, Every room in my house needs reorganized and redecorated, Trying to get my kids ready for the new school year, Swimming lessons and football practices, 3 different kids birthday and parties to go with them mingled with Family visiting from out of town (which was the biggest highlight of my Summer :)  And to top it all off instead of getting healthy and fit this summer I became less healthy and gained a few unsightly pounds :-/  So I guess I feel a little under whelmed with myself and my accomplishments this Summer :-)  One thing I am excited about lately is I have started getting big bulk orders for my unfinished Nativity puzzles and That will force me to clean the garage and get back into the wood cutting mode :-)
Well sorry to go off and ramble on so long.  My next post will be more useful and exciting I promise!