Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Swimming Lessons

Hello, all!

Just wanted to pop in with a little video I shot of Harry at his swim lesson this week. His class usually has 2 other kids, but they were older and are now back in school, so he got a private lesson this week.

He's made some awesome improvements this summer. I'm so proud of him!

He usually wears a rash guard and decided this week he didn't want to (I'd guess 30-40% of the boys I've seen at the pool wear them). At the end of the video you'll see he struggles to pull himself out of the pool. He's never had a problem doing that, so I think it's because he wasn't wearing the rash guard. I asked him about it after class and he agreed, and wants to wear it again next week.

But, this week he got his first patch! For mastering the back float- it's the way the swim club rewards achievements. He was so excited to show it off :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


This picture was taken about 10 minutes before bedtime...

That's about as smiley as he was gonna get!

I don't have much to update on this month, but I have really noticed how much more kid-like he's acting these days. It's hard to describe, but Harry's just more aware of his surroundings and is better at voicing his opinion. I hope that makes sense :)

Oh, he's also been really into coloring the last couple weeks. He does a nice job keeping the colors where they're supposed to be instead of just coloring all over the page.

He can write his own name! He's been writing the H and A for over a year and recently felt confident enough to try an R (that took a lot of coaxing). The Y needs a bit more practice, but it's so exciting that he can do it. He also needs to work on how he holds his pencil, I keep trying to get him to hold it correctly, but he always switches back to the "comfortable" way.

Monday, August 3, 2015

My Etsy Shop- That Crazy Georgia

Last year I did something I'd toyed with doing for a long time... open an Etsy shop! Now that it's been up and running for a while I'm more comfortable talking about it and wanted to share it with you. My shop is called That Crazy Georgia and exclusively sells cross stitch patterns. All patterns are in PDF form and are sent to your email digitally for download. It's been learning experience, but has also been a lot of fun.

Here are some of the designs I've created!

Here Comes the Sun

My most popular pattern! The Beatle's classic song popped in to my head one day, along with the idea for a cross stitch pattern.

Chanel No. 5

Who doesn't love Coco Chanel? What an innovator for the fashion industry, and women in business. That little bottle of Chanel No. 5 was a gift from my dad over 15 years ago. He bought it for me on a business trip to Paris. It's still about half full, because honestly, the perfume is too mature smelling for me. But I love it nonetheless :)

California Gurls

An homage to one of my favorite singers, Katy Perry. This one was a lot of fun to design, and of course I stitched it while listening to Katy on Spotify!

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

My take on a popular quote with an ombre twist. This one takes a long time to finish because literally every square is filled in, but the end result is worth it I think!

Interlocking Hearts

A simple design, but it makes quite the impact I think!

Geometric Tree

My newest design, a funky, modern woodland scene.

There are a bunch more patterns on my page, too! Cross stitching is really a lot of fun. I got back in to it last year and barely go a week without picking up my needle and thread. If you like to cross stitch, or know someone who does, I'd love it if you took a look at my shop, That Crazy Georgia!
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