The Life of a Crafty Queen Bee Blog

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Who missed me? December 5, 2010

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Does anyone realize I haven’t updated my blog in several months?  Does anyone realize I was gone?  Work with me people…love me like royalty and let me know when you miss the Queen Bee, ok?  So much has happened since August, but I’ll spare you the five hour detailed report and sum it up…I am no longer working (I won my unemployment case) and am currently looking for another job.  Elvis is still crazy, Sophie is still my little chubby baby, Chaos is still the most mellow one in the house and Mike still is treating me like the Queen I am.

Christmas is around the corner and I am excited…I love this time of year…not only for the weather, the 98 Degrees Christmas CD, yummy cookies and presents, but for the meaning of Christmas and being able to spend time with my family.  Christmas wish list to come…


Julia Child, I am not August 11, 2010

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Ok, so since I am not working right now, I thought I’d show my husband that I can do all the stuff he used to do around the house…I never should think that way…never, ever, again!!!  I didn’t know how lucky I was and how spoiled I was…I used to work full-time and come home to dinner and laundry done.  Now, I spend my days cleaning, doing laundry, the dishes and attempting to cook edible meals.  I have no time for anything else…being a housewife sucks the big one!!!

Monday I made tortellini and toasted ravioli.  It was yummy.  Tuesday I made chicken quesadillas…gotta love my quesadilla maker…one of the best wedding gifts we got!!  The quesadillas were yummy as well.  Tonight I made Jambalaya…it was eventually yummy after my drama.  I hardly know a thing about cooking so I rely on my mom for every question I have.  She told me how to make the chicken breats in the oven for the quesadillas and the chicken was kick-ass…so tender you could cut it with a fork…so I followed the exact directions for the chicken tonight because I wanted to have chicken and sausage in the jambalaya.  Things start out great…I am reading the directions and doing what I need to do with the rice and the sausage, yadda, yadda, yadda…I am watching the chicken oh so carefully and when it’s done, I use my fabulous glove pot holders from Target to take out the pan of chicken…I am literally an inch from the stove where I am going to set the pan down and all of a sudden the glass pan explodes and breaks into a million and four pieces.  I lost two of the chicken breasts, there is glass everywhere on the stove, the counter, the floor and Elvis, my “special” dog, won’t leave the kitchen because he sees a piece of chicken on the floor.  It is covered in glass, mind you, but Elvis doesn’t care…he eats rocks for dessert, why would glass bother him?  I start crying and yelling at him to leave the kitchen and he won’t…I’m afraid he’ll eat glass or step on it and he’s playing games with me…finally Mike comes home and he sees all hell breaking loose and sees me crying and take over.  I cleaned the floor up while I finished the meal…thank goodness the pot of jambalya had the cover on it the entire time so no glass got inside.  I think this is my last meal for awhile…hello soup and microwave meals!


My Happy Sunday May 23, 2010

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I love, love, love Sundays!  Today Mike and I went to brunch and then to an Estate Sale.  I  love Estate Sales but I really love it when everything is half off.  I got a buttload of goodies that I will share here.  Estate Sales are so fun and random…you never know what you’ll find.  I have an awesome hubby who actually enjoys going to these sales with me.  He waits patiently with his hands full when need be or helps me dig through boxes in search of the vintage pattern I don’t have or fabric I just have to have.  One of the items on my bucket list is to have a space in an antique mall.  I love buying for myself and I think it would be both fun/difficult to sell my treasures.

Baby Elvis is still sick with the poopies so he is going to see Mr. Doctor tomorrow.  I need to stay with him this afternoon to make sure he’s drinking enough water. I cleaned the kitchen, dining room and master bath today…put a fork in me; I’m done!  Off to craft.  xoxo, the Queen!


I’m back….. May 22, 2010

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I have been MIA because my husband had to go the exciting (not) Jeff City for a week long class.  I despise being at home by myself because I am a big scaredy cat…even with 3 dogs…although if someone tried to break in Sophie and Elvis would probably give the robber kisses and licks rather than bark and bite!  And also I am still in my recovery period from my surgery…I feel pretty good but I didn’t want to be alone so I went along with Mike.  We left Sunday afternoon after taking my 3 babies to their “hotel” cabanas.  I missed them instantly.  We drove the 2 hour ride to Jeff City in the pouring rain…not a fun start to my so called “mini-restcation”.

I had fun sleeping in, reading, watching tv, shopping at thrift stores (pics to come of fabulous items), eating yummy food and having a  treat at Baskin Robbins.  Mike’s classes were from 8:30 to 5:30 but he’d come back to the hotel to bring me lunch.  At night after he did his homework we hung out and had a really good time just being together.  I am happy to say that my intelligent husband passed the class, the inspection at the deserted local prison (scary!) and test on Friday afternoon and is now an official Fire Inspector…another item to add to his resume.  I am very proud of him and the steps he takes to further his career.

We came home late Friday and were able to get the babies from their hotel…I was sooooo excited to see them all.  Elvis is sick though…he has the poops and it got on my hand…I was gagging and threw up…welcome home mommy!!


Happy Mother’s Day May 11, 2010

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I love my mom.  She is an amazing person.  She walked me down the aisle at my wedding.  She worked two jobs to support my sister and I when we were young kids.  My mom never forgets anything important to me.  She calls me a few times a week.  I see my mom a few times a month.  My mom is the strongest female I have ever known.  My mom paid my way through college.  My mom let me move in with her after my boyfriend of three years and I broke up.  She would give me the shirt off of her back.  She makes the best brownies, ever…ask anyone who has eaten some…we call them her “pot brownies”.  My mom supports every decision I make and is there for advice when I need it.  She adores my husband and treats him like royalty.  She loves animals as much as I do and our obsession with donating money and items to the Humane Society is a special bond we have.  My mom sends me cards in the mail for every occasion and buys me gifts for no reason.  I love my mom.  Happy Mother’s Day!           xoxo Megan


From the mouth of Veruca Salt… May 7, 2010

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“I want it now”….

I like presents.  I love presents.  I expect presents.  Mike gets me presents.

Blythe Doll, all purses from Anthropologie, Tree trunk necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs and 80’s charm necklace from some house in New Jersey!


This is my “terrible”…

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I am not ashamed to admit that I have a girl crush/mild obsession with Elsie Flannigan.  She is an artist who back in the day worked for a scrapbooking company and she had her own line Love, Elsie.  I love, love, love her style, what she represents, her ambition…not to mention she is the sweetest, most down to earth person I have ever met.  I was crushed when she left the scrapbooking business behind but so, so excited when she decided to open up a store in Springfield, Missouri last year.  Mike took me to Springfield for Valentine’s Day weekend (he is such a gem!) and took me to the store and I got to meet Elsie and get photos and her autograph and I felt like a big stalker, but it was such an amazing day.  I read her blog daily, have purchased many items from her store as well as received many presents from there from Mike (hooray hooray Mike). 

You are probably wondering what in the heck the point to my story is and it’s this….Elsie has decided to close her store front for the rest of 2010 (boo, hoo), but what’s worse is that she has just decided to have a garage sale to purge a lot of  her items from the store as well as her home since she just moved…when is the garage sale you ask?  It is this Saturday.  I can’t drive and that’s ok, sweet, dear Mike said he’d drive me…then I told him when…I can’t take a shower without popping a pain pill…how am I going to sit in the car for four hours down there?  Of all days, why does it have to be this Saturday?  This is so unfair….

I know there are so many other things in the world that are unfair…terrorists, war, a child having cancer…but for me, right now, this is my “terrible”.  Bear with me.