Friday, October 29, 2010

New bow!

A few weeks ago I made a brand new bow! I love it! I finally got around to listing it... What do you think?! :)


I plan on making more princesses, as soon as I get some time! Check this bow out and more at BOWquet!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

6 days..

In 6 days my little baby girl will turn 2. It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was still pregnant, planning her arrival... I think back to 2 years ago and it was such a sweet moment. Her getting bigger is bittersweet, I miss those baby moments. But I love the age she is now. She is so fun and so smart. And I am very thankful that she is growing and is healthy. Watching her grow has been amazing and I look forward to the upcoming years and many more experiences with her...
To celebrate her birthday, my husband and I debated on a party. We have a small house, so a big party would have to be in a different location. When I looked at how much it could cost, it was crazy! We decided to do her party the same way we did last year, just family over for dinner and cake. And then we are taking our daughter to celebrate her birthday at Disney! We figured it was a better use of money instead of a big party. :) We are SO excited and can't wait!!!

One of the best days of my life!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Pumpkin Patch!

Mommy Corner-"Normal"


Well this week brings back some "normal" in our house. Last Monday night, my daughter got sick with a stomach bug. By Tuesday night, she had shared with me. I was miserable!!! Then Thursday my husband got it... So we all just laid in bed or the couch, watched TV and drank ginger ale and gatorade... The nice thing was that I got lots of extra cuddle time with my baby girl. :) AND I lost weight!!! That is the only positive. It's been 1 week and I still can't eat much. There are certain foods that don't sound good, so I'm still a little limited in what I eat. Not even coffee has sounded good to me. My tummy is still settling, slowly. I'm also trying to get the house back to normal, cleaning and getting my daughter back in her routine. Her sleep routine is finally back to normal. Now I just gotta get her away from the TV. 1 week of nothing but watching it has made her a bit of an addict. lol I am ready for normal again!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Etsy Finds...


I love when my little girl wears bracelets... AND best of all, she LOVES it. She always asks for her bracelets and necklaces whenever she sees me putting mine on... I've been on a hunt for some cute and affordable bracelets for toddlers.
I found THE PINK CLOSET. Her shop is SO cute with lots of variety. I ended up buying a bracelet for my daughter and bracelets for party favors for her upcoming birthday party. They are SO pretty, I will totally be coming back for more soon!

Take some time to check out ThePinkCloset. You can find tons of little girl jewelry! Perfect for party favors, birthday gifts, Christmas presents or just because. :) Tell her BOWquet sent you ;)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rough week

I spent all day in bed yesterday, literally! My daughter was kind enough to share her stomach bug with me. So I spent all night and day yesterday so miserably sick. Today she and I are on the mend. I feel very weak and trying to take it easy. But not my husband has caught it. I guess it was inevitable. Curse you stomach bug!!!
I'll be around again when we are all well. :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mommy Corner- Mess

Last night my daughter and I went grocery shopping. On the way home, as soon as we pulled into our street, I hear her cough and see something flying out of the corner of my eye. I turn around quickly and realize that she has thrown up eveywhere. It was so gross! I cannot handle it... The whole time she kept saying "I made a mess". It was sad. So I get home and have to choose b/t unloading the dirty child or the groceries that are melting in my trunk. I chose the child. I stripped her and threw everything in the wash. I gave her a bath and got her ready for bed. She was bouncing all over the place, so I thought that it was a one time thing. She asked for milk, but I decided to play it safe and gave her water. Hmm, bad idea, about 10 minutes later she threw up again, she couldn't bring herself to stop. Broke my heart! SO I had to give her another bath! Then she went to sleep. She woke up about every hour throwing up. :( At about 2:30 she went back to sleep fine. We'll see what today brings.

In her 2 years, she's never had the stomach bug. Which I'm thankful for, but i am so clueless as to how to handle it. She won't drink pedialyte, at all!

Some things I learned yesterday: Lysol will NOT take the smell of throw up out of hard wood floors. I googled it and it said to try some things... White vinegar, windex, shampoo/conditioner and some others... I did the Shampoo/ Conditioner and it was PERFECT! The smell was driving me crazy. I did lysol twice and pledge once and it didn't do anything. But once I scrubbed the floor w/ the S/C the smell was gone. :)

2 cute things my daughter did through all this: Everytime she threw up she would say "made a mess". Which was cute, but sad b/c she thought she was in trouble. So I kept reassuring her. And the other one is that she kept saying she was boo boo but wouldn't show me her boo boo. I finally asked if her belly was boo boo and she nodded. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Love the smell of fall


My mom recently got these tarts from mbell and shared some with me. I don't have a warmer and went out and bought one for the sole purpose of these tarts. My mom and sister both had these tarts and raved for days about how their house smelled of fall. I wanted that smell in my house, ergo, I bought the warmer. I loaded up my warmer with my new tart and went on to do some chores, forgetting my warmer was on. After a little while I started smelling this amazing fall smell, and realized that my warmer was on. :) I turn it on every night when I feel the need to sit in my living room and relax and "feel" the fall. I sip my coffee and just enjoy the pumpkin scent. I'll need to purchase some more soon, before I run out. ;)
Check out mbell's shop for tarts, candles and more...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mommy Corner- No more Caillou


My husband has always hated the cartoon, Caillou. He always says "I want to punch that kid." For those of you who haven't seen it, it's about a 4 year old boy. It's a cute concept, but the boy is extremely whiny and always gets his way. His parents never discipline him or even explain what he does wrong. It's like he rules the house. Now, I don't like the cartoon either, but I tolerate it b/c my toddler LOVES it. I don't know why, but she does. I've never been able to sit through the whole cartoon. I don't get why he has to be so whiny and why his parents let him get away with stuff...
The other night I came home, my husband had been with her for a couple of hours and he said that they had been watching Caillou. The episode they watched, Caillou's friends didn't want to play the same game as he, so he got mad and said things like "I don't like them" "they're not my friends anymore" and so forth. And if you've seen the show, you know how whiny his voice can get. lol So my husband has forbidden Caillou from this house because he doesn't want our daughter learning that behavior. I do agree w/ my husband, kids can learn all sorts of things from TV and my daughter does not need help learning how to be whiny.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Etsy find


I recently found this great shop that is PERFECT if you're planning a party! With my daughter's 2nd birthday less than a month away, I am buying supplies and making plans.
I really enjoyed working with Fun Cake Studio. The owner of the store is super nice and sweet. Her product is amazing, totally worth the money! She packages everything to be safe and ships super fast! I was so excited to get my box within a couple of days.
If you are planning a party, please stop by her shop. :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

coffee

I must admit, I have a certain addiction to coffee. When I was working, the only thing that would get me through the day was coffee. I was drinking 5+ cups a day... Then my doctor told me to cut back. I switched to drinking 1/2 a cup in the morning and sometimes 1/2 a cup in the afternoon... I'd split 1 cup to trick myself into believing I had more than just the one cup. lol Then I became a stay at home mom, and I started drinking 2 cups a day.. Somedays more, somedays less. THEN in July, came the keurig... Now, as much as I LOVE coffee, I HATE making it. :)

So, I am in love with the keurig. I love all the options of different coffees, choosing which ones to buy is always a challenge. And with all the different flavors of coffee out there, I like to try different creamers with it. There's always at least 2 different types of creamer in my fridge, right now I actually have 3. :) Coffee Mate and I are BFF's... I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Belgian chocolate Toffee creamer. I put that in any chocolate flavor coffee and it's the best of both worlds!
I've also recently purchased the Italian Sweet Creme and it's divine. It takes so good w/ the Cinnamon roll coffee. The last one I bought was peppermint mocha. I'm not a huge fan of peppermint, but it looked so good and reminded me of Christmas, so I had to buy it! :)


The toughest decision I have to make in the mornings is which flavor coffee and creamer to choose from. :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mommy corner

I started a bad thing w/ my daughter at bedtime... I sing a song that basically goes like this: "night night Story, night night mommy, night night daddy, night night nona, night night poppy, night night nana, night night papa..." It goes on to name every family member and some friends if she can say their names. The family pets are also included. She loves it. lol But she keeps wanting to sing it over and over again.

Bedtime has gotten a bit easier lately. It's not taking us 2 hours to get her to sleep anymore. Somedays are better than others, but I think the newness of her "big girl" bed is wearing off for her. :)

Fall is here, my favorite time of the year! I've been shopping like crazy, updating her wardrobe. :) I went to Old Navy this past weekend and got some great deals! I got a cute dress that was on sale for $8 (1/2 off). I was walking around w/ it and a worker proceeded to tell me that it was 1/2 off the sale price, so $4. I went back to the clearance rack and got more stuff. :) I got 2 skirts and a sweater that is adorable! So I spent $17 and got 1 dress, 2 skirts and 1 sweater. Very exciting. I would've bought more but couldn't find anything else her size. Then I went to rack room shoes on a whim and found a very cute pair of white/ pink shoes for $10. I love getting deals for her. I joked w/ my sister yesterday that my daughter is the best dressed person in this house. Sad, but true. lol I never think to buy myself clothes. I just like buying baby clothes...

Cute skirt that I paid $3.50! Looks great w/ a pink shirt and the brown sweater I got.

I LOVE this little skirt! Looks great with a little Princess tshirt. :) Paid $3.50 for it!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. It looks adorable on her! They also have it in blue. Paid $4 for it. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday etsy find


Today, Get this cute little thing for $4 and pay $0 for shipping!! Great deal and perfect for this month! Ready to ship out TODAY!

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