Friday, September 28, 2012


This has been a long and busy week and I am SO glad it's OVER!  Next week is shaping out to be just as busy with more doctor appts for me and baby girl.  

  This week started with the first step towards me becoming an American citizen.  I'm so excited and have started to study for my test.  The questions for the test are SO easy. lol  Or maybe it's just b/c I've aways loved American History :)

This week also brought some exciting news, baby girl started to walk :)  She giggles herself silly when she walks and it's the cutest! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cherry dress

SO last week I broke out the sewing machine and made some new dresses.  Now, if you know me, you know that I am scared of my machine, it's brand new and has all these buttons, so I sew w/ my manual next to me. lol  It overwhelms me.  AND I have NEVER tried a new pattern on my own.  I always have my more experienced friends show me how to do it.
Last week, I found a tutorial I loved, and read it probably about 30 times (no joke) and then decided I could do it.  I had everything I needed at home.  SO here's the product:

My table all set up- 1 dress almost done

 Before hemming it and putting the elastic

 All done!

 My girls all dressed for church! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

school time

We are now starting our 3rd week of homeschooling.  I will be honest, it's getting a little harder to be motivated.. lol  But baby girl makes sure to stay on track, she loves doing school.
We are using sonlight PreK curriculum.  I try to do some arts and crafts with her at least 3 times a week.  She LOVES to color and draw.

Her math book 

Practicing the #1

 I will be honest, I just now gave her scissors.  I have been terrified of giving her scissors b/c of horror stories of friends children cutting their own hair. lol  But she knows it's only for paper and has been doing pretty well.
 more counting

 We made a little bear to go w/ a story we read

 On a different day we read about the platypus... Then we made a platypus puppet :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

game time

The other day my daughter and I played a round of Candyland.  She totally beat me.  :)  I loved watching her play, it's amazing how quickly she learned the game and it's so cute to watch her count the spaces and colors. :)

Friday, September 14, 2012


Last week my beautiful girl started ballet.  She goes once a week, and wishes she could go everyday. lol  She LOVED it!  We debated for a long time if we would be able to put her in ballet this year b/c it's an added expense.  Daddy said he'd find a way to pay and I'm SO thankful.  Seeing her smile after her first lesson was all the confirmation I needed :)

Isn't she just so precious!? 

Posing for mommy :)  And showing off her ballerina bow.

She wore this to ballet and looked precious!
You can get one too at BOWquet :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Salon a Mommy

I have curly/wavy hair that I usually straighten. It takes at LEAST 1 hour to do it. Usually longer b/c I have super long and thick hair. My oldest loves to have her hair straightened. So sometimes she sits there and lets me play w/ her hair. I love it! Her hair is thinner than mine, it's not flat straight, it's got some wave to it, but nothing unmanageable like mine. :) Here's her hair after I straightened it. It's SO pretty!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Homeschool week 1

This week we started Pre-k4. We will be homeschooling, and so far big sis and I are LOVING it! We bought the curriculum about 4-5 weeks ago. The curriculum (sonlight) includes math, science, lots of reading and more. I supplement with arts and crafts and handwriting.

First day of school I had this set up.  Daddy decorated our board.  Our books for the week are on the table along with her name plate and binder.  I blurred her name :)
My little student is so excited for her first day of school!  I took her to Target and she picked out her school outfit :)

Working on her math book- Matching
 We usually work on the dining room table.  But this day I was feeling sick so we worked on coffee table and couch. :)

 We learn in Pj's sometimes :)  And in Science we're learning about winter/snow.  So we made a snowman.  I loved this idea to use a waterbottle and she's still carrying her snowman around.  That day we also watched Frosty the Snowman so she could see how "real" snowman is made :)

 I'd say our first week was a success.  She's learned a lot and I'm so thankful to get the opportunity to be her teacher. :) 

  The books we used this week.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

custom orders

I've been working on some custom orders this week.
I had 1 request for a green bow w/ zebra of any style of my choosing. lol
I chose rosettes and just came up with this cute style. :)

The next 2 headbands I made for a silent auction.  The proceeds will go to help a friend of a friend who was injured in a motorcycle accident.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Family getaway

Last week we spent the week in Orlando for a family vacation.  It was so nice to getaway.  I got a stomach bug and slept for 2 straight days.  After that it was hard to get around, but I managed to enjoy the rest of our trip.  
Something I really enjoy from our trips, is all the pictures to go through.  I LOVE taking pictures, especially of my family... 

So these are my favorite ones from the week:

My 3 loves at the aquarium

 I sat down to rest my legs and tummy, and there were bees all over the flower beds.  I LOVED getting to take their pictures :)

 I played with the black and white setting of my camera for a few shots

 Using the nighttime setting

 shot of the lake at dusk

 The pool where we stayed was awesome!