Monday, June 14, 2010

My Multi-Tasking Shoes

My birthday was this weekend. Yep~ I am officially a 32 year old. Instead of donning the usual "Ugh...I'm getting one year older" thing, I chose to embrace and celebrate whole heartily another year of life! And what a year 31 was. I spent most of it as sick as a dog incubating little Otto so I have had to make up for those lost months (either puking or wanting to puke) in these past 3 months!
To catch up on it all I multi-task. Have I ever mentioned that I am an amazing multi-tasker? Not only am I an efficient multi tasker but I have the uncanny ability to still enjoy each activity I am multi-tasking at. I am not a frazzled multi-tasker by any means. I move with ease from project to project and back around again.
This mornings multi-tasking involved finishing up some freezer paper stencil
projects,



blanching, cutting, and bagging enormous amounts of green beans that I found at the grocery store for $.20 a lb. (and let me just say here that I always get so excited to find such a deal and eagerly load bags of sale produce to take home and freeze. The problem comes when I physically have to prepare them to freeze. It is so time consuming, isn't it? All of the cleaning, chopping, boiling, etc... it kind of makes me kick myself for buying so much.)





Along with crafts and cooking, I had the joy of walking over to sweet Otto every couple of minutes to give him kisses and little words of praise. (Canaan and Ezra did lots of kissing on Otto too as they played board games).




So in celebration of my birthday and of my great multi-tasking skills, I bought myself my first pair of Dansko clogs. I never would have imagined myself as a Dansko kinda gal~ especially a patent cherry mary jane Dansko kinda gal. But they were on super clearance at Nordstrom this weekend and I couldn't pass up such a great deal. We typically never wear shoes in the house, but these Dansko's are the exception. With as much multi-tasking as I do in a day, these little beauties will be on these feet of mine most of the time.

16 lovely notes:

gardenmama said...

Yay! Happy Happy Birthday!!!
I love all of the multi-tasking projects and sweet shoes too! : )

Amy Kelly said...

Happy Birthday! The shoes look great (I often find myself wearing flats around the house when I'm cleaning or doing various chores). I'm curious to know where you found such a great deal on green beans. I love green beans!

Regina said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the shoes- I also picked out shoes for my birthday. :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! Those are the perfect shoes to celebrate a wonderful life lived. I hope that this next year is as wonderful as this one.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Happy Birthday!
I think, as moms, we are inherently hardwired for multitasking.

micha said...

Happy Birthday!!! The shoes are great, they look perfect for a birthday dance!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday my friend. The Dansko's are super cute and so is that babe.

HipHome said...

Amy Kelly~ I got the green beans at Kroger. $.20 this week!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! You will love the Dansko clogs. I have a pair that is about 7 years old and they still look new and feel great. All that to say...even full price they are a great buy. Otto is a cutie pie!

molly said...

I am SO guilty of over-buying great produce, then cursing myself in the hours after. Only we just ate the last of last summer's tomato sauce, and in retrospect, I'm so glad I spent the time! Happy Birthday -- which it must have been, between that dashing wee smile and those smart red shoes!

thisisallyj said...

ooh. agree about the danskos. have had mine for 8 years and still prefer them over tennis shoes or just about anything. nice choice. great in the airport these days, too.

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laura said...

Happy Birthday, (a little late) :) Love the shoes, and Otto is so adorable! He's really looking like the other boys!

Hey, real quick, what paint/medium do you use for the freezer paper shirts? Do you have a tutorial? I don't remember. This is something that I REALLY want to try!

Laura

HipHome said...

Laura~ I know! There is no doubt that Otto is related to those other boys :)
As for FPS. I use acrylic paint and sometimes fabric paint. I would probably use fabric paint more if I had it on hand but its not something I keep much of. I haven't noticed much of a difference between the two in the way it wears.

There are tons of FPS tutorials out in blogland. I don't think I have ever done one though. It is SOOO easy...and addicting :) They are all my boys wear now. I get the plain, cheap shirts at Old Navy and take ideas from all sorts of kids sites and random pics.

Let me know how it goes!

Legendofsellers said...

I LOVE the baby picture.. he is a DOLL!! and the shoes.. .WOW!!

Ms. Janice said...

Just found this so,...either happy belated b-day or an early happy birthday. A splendid way to mark the occasion.

Lovely red shoes...puts me in mind of "...just click three times and say 'There's no place like home'." And how appropriate too, as you make your home and the memories your boys will carry on with them so very special. Truely, there's no place like "Home".

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