Monthly Archives: January 2016

Super bowl ready!!!!

Well I’m sure everyone has heard by now who’s going to the super bowl. That’s right Panthers vs. Broncos. Have you started planning your party yet? Or will you be attending superbowl live?
I have done a few custom wreaths lately and it just so happens I have done a football one for both teams! How awesome is that?

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If you would like us to design one custom for you we would love it visit us  Jamleewicks here and we will make it for you. So comment below and tell us what you think about the super bowl. Who will win? And what you will be doing. Congrats to both teams! 

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Blizzard 2016

Well we have gotten the sonw that I for one really thought wasn’t going to happen.

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See everytime they say it’s going to snow here in North Carolina well it doesn’t. Everyone run to the store, buys everything and we might get a light dusting.

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Well last night it did arrive and it is still snowing now. Currently we have 6 1/2 inches and they are saying we could see 18 inches. I love snow it’s so pretty but I hate being cold.
So since I will be keeping myself inside where it is nice and toasty watching the snow fall outside. I will be spending the day working on some more quilted tote bags for my etsy shop Jamleewicks. I started working with my first pattern to sew a few months ago and found that I love it.

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Quilted tote

I am the first person to go out and buy designer handbags. I do have a favorite but I have all the ones that I like and they have changed the patterns so I don’t usually find ones that I do like. So I make my own to my style and prefrences.

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So since it looks like I will be home for at least today I will be making some more of these lovely pieces. In light of the east coast blizzard 2016 we are also having a sale where you can get these and more at Jamleewicks use coupon code NEWYEAR2016 for 30% off $30 or more. Velantines day is coming soon and we have some great products for that too

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You can also find us on Facebook where we have a few other items you may like not listed on etsy.

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So everyone enjoy the sonw and stay home where it is nice, warm, and safe.

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Snowed in in NC

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#snowstorm got you #stuck at #home #shopathome https://t.co/OKzknZygGs #blizzard2016 #snowmaggedon2016 #coupon https://t.co/mpcqzhlitV

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New Year’s Giveaway!

I found the most adorable giveaway over on a fellow blog I thought I would share.

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Winners, posts 21 (Melanie) and 44 (Debbie) have been notified.  I loved reading about your current projects!  So inspiring!!!  Thanks also for your kind words and love of my designs.  It was heartwarming to read your comments.   🙂

Christmas and the holiday season is over.  You were good hostesses or hosts.  You found the perfect gifts for others.  You decorated your homes, gave parties and attended parties.  Now its time to settle down into the long winter’s nights with some yarn and a good project.  It seems a perfect time for a giveaway!

I will be giving away two prizes in this post.  The first is a Serena Bag and a skein of fingering weight yarn from Hen House Yarns in the Wild Birds colorway.

 

I met Stephanie from Hen House Yarns at Stitches Texas.  Her booth was like a warm hug of cozy colors, and I couldn’t…

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Parenting my child

    I am forever and always looking for help with how to parent my child. Even though I feel like I had a good amount of knowledge before having her since I went to school to become a teacher. I figured out pretty quickly that what I thought I would do and what happened were two different things.
   Starting out I was all about teaching her and letting her grow to be who she wanted to be. I created a highly independent child that is extremely strong willed. I sometimes find myself saying “why did I teach her so much”. Ultimately I did create the situation I’m in not knowing how to handle her sometimes, but if I had done things differently would she have turned out different? My guess to that is probably not. She is like me I am strong willed and learn things on my own, so if I hadn’t been right there teaching her it probably would have happened eventually.
    When there is something that she wants to know about she figures it out. Just yesterday she managed to open the window in her bedroom which has locks on it that were locked. Now I am really thankful that we have secured screens and the window is only a few feet of the ground. However it is scarry to relate that your 5 year old could open the window and climb out anytime she wanted.
    One thing that I do with my child is I explain the consequences of actions. Like what could happen if she were to open that window and fall out. She understands that she could possibly break a bone and have to goto the doctor. I personally find it hard to punish her for learning new things but in cases like this it could be a fatal incident.
     So today I sat down and looked up some ways that other parents handle these strong willed children. Well I can’t say I really learned how I should handle it because every child is different and it seems everyone has to go thru all plans A-F and still aren’t sure that they are able to ultimately deal with the issue. I feel that ultimately it is all trial and error with each individual child and you must have a lot of patience.
  Some of the articles I read are below. I am sure I am not the only parent that deals with raising a strong willed child and sometimes feeling hopeless.
   Enjoy and feel free to comment or share. ☺

http://http://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/parenting/challenges/discipline-and-spanking/discipline-for-the-strong-willed-child

http://http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/positive-discipline/Parenting-Strong-Willed-Child

http://http://drjamesdobson.org/Solid-Answers/Answers?a=28460daa-b016-49a4-9283-d1e8714a4c5b

And of course a book since I am a book lover
http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TQM9XI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1

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