Sunday, May 1, 2011

One Little Word Blog Hop-May

Edited: Sorry There were some technical difficulties earlier but I think we're working now!

Welcome to my blog!  I am Katrina and this is where I ramble about my life.  I am a single mother and professional crafter so this blog has lots of parenting as well as scrapbooking & crochet stuff.  If you came from Monica you are in the right place, if not, it is a circle so you can go on from here and circle back around and still hit all the blogs.  Margie is the organizer and founder of this hop as well as the first one on the list, she did a lot of work to put it together so be sure to check out her blog and say thanks!! Keep reading for the link to the next blog...

Wow can you believe it is May already? I can't, but it makes me happy because it means warmer weather is on its way!!! It also means the beginning of another LOAD.  If you've never done or heard of LOAD  I highly recommend you check it out.  It stands for Layout a Day-You get a prompt every day, which you can do or ignore at your choosing, and if you complete & upload a layout each day to the Flickr gallery not only do you get wonderful comments from the other LOADers but you also are eligible to win a grand prize at the there are little prizes throughout...And the best part is- you get a whole bunch of scrapbooking done!

In April our OLW challenge was to write a letter to your future self.  Mine gets pretty emotional so I will only share a part of it with you-

...I used to love April, all the little bits of spring that are starting to pop up, the trees are blooming, the grass is hinting at greenness...but for the past 8 years it has seemed like an old friend that betrayed me.  April always brought so much pain.  But each year it gets a little better.   My wish for you is that you love April again, and while it will probably always be somewhat melancholy, I hope there are more memories that make you smile each year and that you dwell less and less on the ones that make you cry...

We were also to get a photograph of ourselves again in April.  This was easy because I already had an appointment for family photos.  Here is the one of me:

My Little Man
Our Family of two

and here is my favorite:

 It's not because you can't see my face (as someone suggested) It's the EMOTION of this picture, just look at that sad little face! I am so privileged to be the comforter & champion of this sweet little boy.

April was a busy month and an emotional one so I am relieved that it is over...May will be better!!

I can hardly wait to see what our prompt is for May...

Last month we had a giveaway and only 3 people mentioned their favorite color or flower- but I decided to give everyone a shot anyway and our winner (thanks to the random number picker) is: #3 Julie Ann Shahin (she just happened to be one that gave her color too) Julie said: "Huge congrats on your DT's, that is fantastic! I'm so jealous of your crochet abilities. Sounds like you had a wonderful month. Best of luck in April. My favorite color is yellow! xoxo"

Thanks so much Julie! and congrats to you too!
I think the giveaways are so much fun that I am going to do it again!!! So as long as you don't mind waiting a month or so to get a bookmark from me (sorry Cassie- I promise to put it in the mail on Monday. I thought it was already sent, but I found it in my car yesterday) comment for me and you just might win. 
Don't forget to give some comment love to the other blog participants too.

BTW: there is a coupon in my sidebar that is good for free shipping from my ETSY store and there are some bookmarks you just might love.

Your next stop is: Julie Ann (Is that a coinkydink or what? It is, I promise)
And in case anyone gets lost-here is the whole shebang:

Lisa Allen

Abbey R
Jill C.
Amanda K.
Cheri A.
Rebekah P.
Lynn W.
Monica B2

Jen S.
Monica B1
Katrina Are Here
Julie Ann Next
Donna B
Karen D


  1. Love the photos! I agree that the last one is especially touching! Thanks for being a part of the hop! -Amanda

  2. your photos are sweet and adorable. what a treasure you will have for years to come. and what a sweet little guy you are holding there. sigh...sometimes i wish i could hold my 15 year old big guy like that!

  3. Yay!!! I'm so excited to get my crochet flower!!! Fun photos. You'll love showing these off when he gets married! xoxo P.S. skip over me for the bookmark drawing, it wouldn't be fair to me to win again so soon!