Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - More or less

Just so you know,
You Do Not Have To Be A...
Crafter, Artist, Cook, Refinisher or Seamstress
To Join
Toot Your Horn Tuesday!
I'm just here to give you a well deserved pat on the back! Heck, if you just stood around and twiddled your thumbs all week, You Still Deserve A Pat On The Back!! Because God loves us no matter how small our accomplishments.

If you read my post last week then you know I've been "recovering" from some minor surgery. Recovering?!! Meaning I'm suppose to take it easy, no lifting, little walking, no jumping around etc. Let me just start by saying that I'm obviously not cut out for this "recovery" stuff. I've completely failed at it really. Sit down all day?!! I have a 2 year old! Hello!! She doesn't stay in a play pen any longer!
Yeah, here she is attaching something to the wall...Where did she get that? What is it?OH! It's a.....

I also have 3 boys. Key word here is "BOYS." Messy, active, and completely OBLIVIOUS boys!
Walking around the house with a bowl of cereal in your hands? Why not just sit for a bit?
At a table?!!

Anyway, despite the fact that I really fail at "recovery," I'm doing just fine and feeling much better! Thanks for asking!

Enjoy linking up with Mister Linky below. Don't forget to add a link to your post back to this fun party!!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. A Marriage of Two @ junkblossoms
2. The Common Cents Home
3. Goodwill trip impatientlyprayingforpatience
4. Amazing Transformation @ The Simpler Life
5. Kuzak's Closet: Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
6. Laura@White Spray Paint
7. Picture Frame Wall
8. SIMPLE PINE CONE WREATH -a little bit of everything
9. So Simply Fancy Ribbon TuTu and Hair Accessory
11. Paper Mache Letter F
12. Easy & Tasty PB Cupcakes- Prepare to wow the masses!
13. Cozy Coupe Makeover
14. Animal Print in the Cucina!
15. No-Cost Denim Redesign
16. Recycled Bottle Mantel w/Burlap&Jute
17. Naptime = A Clean House
19. suzq - atthefarmhouse
20. hat box @ a girl and a glue gun
21. Sassy Black & White Apron
22. jewelry box revamp @ {show & tell}
23. Vintage chair makeover
24. Ivy Topiary Painting @Murals&More
25. Tattered Muslin Rosettes @ Just Another Hang Up
26. No Sew Burlap Lampshade ~ Boogieboard Cottage
27. Old stool makeover @ MarytheKay
28. Vintage tea-dyed tags tutorial @ raggygirlvintage
29. Cabinet Redo @ Made By Stephie
30. DIY house demo (mama thompson)
31. Bday Giveway
32. Ruffled I-Pod Snuggie
33. Dumpster Diving Treasure
34. The BEST Goodwill Trip EVER!
35. Bringing Charitable Giving Alive w/a DIY Book @ The Handy Hausfrau
36. Grocery Tote from sheets
37. The Little Brown House - Easy Enchilada's
38. Purple faced t shirt
39. All Things Heart and Home~Behr Paint w/ Primer Before & Afters!
40. Antique Desk Revamp @ lemon tree creations
41. Sewing Machine mat @ MummyCrafts
42. It's Spray Paint Silly @ One Life Many Journeys
43. DIY Bow Ties
44. Sweet 16 Pary Idea
45. Boys Bathroom Makeover
46. Pillow Ideas
47. A story to tell dresser redo
48. Plastic Lid Ladybugs
49. frugal way to show thanks! !
50. Textured Globe Craft
51. Homemade Chocolate Syrup
52. Erin @ Lemon Tree Creations-Easy and Beautiful DIY Displays
53. Best of Pottery Barn @ Inspiring Interiors
54. Table Scraps Diner - Scrap/Craft
55. Bloom Where You Are Planted and a Gift Card Giveaway @ Yoga Gal!
56. flowery topiary @ Keeping It SImple
57. dining chairs makeover
58. Birthday Party Ideas
59. A Ceiling Fan Revamp...Jane @ Finding Fabulous
60. TUTORIAL: Photo Canvas Project
61. Laura @ Frugal Follies (Doing great on Swagbucks!)
62. One Handy Chick-weekend projects
63. TV Stand from Desk @ Creative-Outbursts
64. sweet escape sunroom redo
65. Clean Mama - Going Postal
66. chair revamp @ along for the ride
67. tissue paper cross @ along for the ride
68. BottleCap Cupcake PinCushions
69. *Everyone loves a Chandelier* peppertowne.com
70. Relay for Life Rag Quilts
71. Organize & Decorate (pinwheels and kids)
72. Shadywood Chic
73. Pottery Barn lite
74. scrap fabric headband @ Pea Pod
75. Love Stitched : anthropologie inspired tutorial
76. Calico Corners Living Room
77. HOMEMADE THIN MINT Girl Scout COOKIES @ santasgifsthoppe
78. Bath Mat Pillow @ Black Kats Design
79. Simple Ceramic Coasters!
80. This weeks garaging finds@ My Dear Trash
81. Condo Blues - telephone books wreath
82. Shabby Monogram Wedding Gift
84. Headband from Thrifted fabrics
85. *Design Fanatic* Tiled Laundry Room Floor
86. cute baby mobile
87. tulle and fabric toddler skirt
88. easypeasygrandma
89. Lady Ren-Ovation- kitchen cabinet re-paint- Lady of The Arts
90. Keep Calm..Burlap Stitch, Free Pattern!! @ RedberryBarn
91. Easy Moss Wreath@ Attempting Creative
92. Quick Picture Clip
93. Can You Say TURQUOISE?!
94. curious george party
95. Coffee Filter Wreath @AdaBrown
96. Rosette Garden Pillow @ Just Another Hang Up
97. Snake Softies @ lovely bud
98. Trash to Treasure...SCAL
99. Diaper Clutch Changing Pad
100. {Speedy Brownies} @ The Tidy Nest
101. My Frugal Lifestyle {Painting Garden Rocks}
102. birdhouses
103. Amy Stickle
104. Cabinet Makeover @ Sweet Girl Design
105. Kitchen Remodel- THE BIG REVEAL!!!
106. Busy Bee Garden Flag
107. So Sweet Pineapple Trick- Savvy Chick Home*********
108. JCrew Inspired girls dress tutorial @ Create and Delegate
109. Miss Thing gets a Makeover
110. Rockin' Deals
111. Bday Giveway @ Meet Virginia!!
112. Bib Wall Art @ The Moody Fashionista
113. Give her a high 5
114. Cary Hairbows @ Be Thou a Knight
115. The CUTEST Store E.V.E.R
116. Yellow Tub and Toilet? No Problem! Bath Remodel
117. Jewelry Wedding Bouquet How To - Jessica
118. Got Candy? DIY Candy Dish? @ Kreative Knack
119. Exterior Makeover@fromhousetohome
120. My first Goodwill Trip @ Frugal Farmhouse-basic boring menu
121. Amber: Kitchen Redo Pt. 2
122. meredith*
123. Decorative Candle holders

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Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

You made me laugh out loud! Oh, the horrors!!! Thanks for hosting this party, it's fantastic!

a little bit of everything said...

Reminds me of the day my son, at about that age, lined up an entire box of pampers to "make a road". Too funny! I'm sure "relaxing" is not in your vocabulary...good luck with that!

Sandra said...

Thanks for hosting the party. Wow, you really can't (or aren't supposed to) do much of anything. Try to take it easy!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I darn near busted a gut seeing that pad on the wall! Gotta love 'em!

LivingInspired said...

Not a pad on the wall! Oh man. The things kids find. It is just a giant sticker after all. : )

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Bwahahaha! Too funny!

Thanks for hosting and letting me toot my horn that my house got clean! Yippee!
-Ann Marie

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Went back to re-read and I totally missed the part about your surgery! Take it easy, lots of hugs and prayers to you! I know it must be tough not to be able to do anything, but hang in there! :(

Sausha said...

thanks for another party!! And i totally couldnt imagine just "sitting" around either - ya right!

Sausha @ {show & tell}

Suzanne said...

It's hard to take it easy when you have little ones -- that's for sure. Love the "sticker" on the wall -- hilarious. If ever you need to talk, just know that I had 5 boys and 2 girls -- within 10 years of each other. Yup, I can relate on many different levels! Hope the rest of your recovery goes a little smoother. Look at the bright side, at least you weren't bored.

raggygirlvintage said...

Hope tomorrow's a better day for you!! Thanks for hosting, I've linked up my always works tea-dyed tags tutorial:-)

MarytheKay said...

Well, that is the newest look in wallcoverings...maxi pads! Oh my--I am so sorry! And the cereal bowl...that doesn't look like it was easy to clean.

Thanks for letting me join your link up party! It's my 2nd week in a row!! I hope you heal quickly...and your kids take extra long naps for you in the meantime. :-)

Mama Thompson said...

What's the fascination with 2 year-olds and feminine hygiene products? I can't get my little one to ignore the "special garbage can" in the public bathrooms....

Meet Virginia said...

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Alison said...

Thanks so much!

Sara said...

Love the picture - I'm laughing out loud as I'm reading. Glad to hear that you're on the mend. Thanks for hosting this link party.

Sara @ The Handy Hausfrau

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

If I was the one recovering from surgery I would have blown my stitches out laughing at your post!! The pic of your daughters "wall art" is priceless!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, I'm sorry about your recovery time. It sounds rough. Kids will do that to ya! : ) You definitely made me laugh. Hope you get to relax at some point!

The White Farmhouse said...

Oh that is just too funny. And so close to my house! My son decided one day to show off his new shoe inserts that were cushy and kept his feet dry. The teacher called me cause she did not find the humor in letting him use panty liners in his shoes. Letting him?!

Sugar Bananas said...

Yikes that pic reminds me of one I have of blueberries and juice spilled ALL OVER the kitchen (with unsealed grout). Nice! I guess we all have our spill pictures :)

Thanks for hosting and a happy Tuesday to you.

Kifus said...

Ohh Leah did you see that? But of course you did, I mean it's a work of art! Not the pad of course but the cereal bowl on the floor. Modern art at its best!

If I were recovering I would have lazily shuffled to the back door, whistled for my dog to come and lick the floor clean.

Thanks for having me over Leah!

Angie said...

LOL...I love your post! KIds are so creative!

Cece Lively said...

Love it ! kids are constant messes and I wouldnt trade a moment of it! Thanks for hosting the party!

Michelle @ Creative-Outbursts said...

Thanks for hosting! The mishaps at your house sound very familiar...lol!

miss corner cape said...

thanks for hosting this party! i like what you say about it, that you don't have to be a crafter, etc, but that we all deserve to toot our own horn sometimes.

Leanne said...

So much for relaxing, right. I hope your recovery is a fast one. At least she finds creative things to play with. Thats hilarious! I love your new pictures of the family at the side or have they been there for a while? Thanks for hosting again. I'm having my first party tommorrow. Stop by and join in if you can.

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi Barb here from santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
Thanks for hosting another great party..I love the idea...Not so rigid with what catagory..just a pat on the back which we all are in need of & deserve...Great blog..Your daughters hair reminds me of my kids when they were small but your comment cracks me up!
Have a great day!!!

Lady Ren said...

Hi- Just found your blog and saw this toot your own horn and really felt, well, like tooting my own horn. I am still on cloud nine with the kitchen redo my husband and I finished this week. Thank you so much for hosting this event-I am totally new to this but will get the HTML codes set up!

House of Smith's said...

Such great projects!
Thanks for hosting the party!

bcrandall said...

Thanks for letting me link up. I love this. Brooke @MakinitDomestic.blogspot.com

TheNormanFive said...

Thank you , thank you, thank you for hosting this link party.
Erin @ thenormanfive.blogspot.com

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

sooo funny! Bless your heart! There is not a mom out here who doesn't understand EXACTLY what you're talking about! maybe we all can find strength in our numbers.... Anyway, please try to take care whenever you can! Thanks for throwing another great party! I'm off to mingle...

Christine said...

Aaaahhh the memories.....enjoy the little moments, even the big spills!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Memories, oh yes, it does bring back memories. Thanks for hosting.

Meet Virginia said...

This post made me laugh!! I loved it! Thanks so much for hosting such a great party!!

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Jessica said...

I'm so excited to link up this week.

Make sure you show that picture to you little one when she gets bigger :-)

Thanks for hosting!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

What a great story! Thanks for hosting such a great party!

A Lady's Life said...

This made me really laugh.Oh how I'd hate that bowl on the floor.
If there is anything I can find to do, away from household chores, I'm there.
Hope you have a good dog to lick all that stuff up lol
If not I'll lend you my hogs (snort snort) lol

Mindy said...

First time linking up with you, thanks!

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Beth in NC said...

LOL! Too funny! You know, our daughter has never paid attention to my "supplies" and has never even asked! (Thank God.) However, we had a cat that would get my tampons out of the cabinet and bat them through the house and they would end up in the den. I was always terrified that I would walk in with company to find tampons laying in the floor. They are now kept in a drawer!

God bless your recovery!