Thursday, April 17, 2014

Party Planning!

Baby O is going to be 1 this August and I'm trying to get some ideas around for his birthday party! Just a little bit in advance... Haha

For my now 3 year olds first birthday, we did Dr. Seuss! It was very well thought out party and was so cute if I may say so myself ;).

So-- for my baby boy-- any suggestions?? 

Thanks all! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pillowcase dresses

So i decided the other day that I wanted to make pillowcase dresses. Two to be exact. One of my good friends has two little girls who love to dress up And wear dresses. AND I have two beautiful pillowcases that have been in my fabric bin because  I don't think I would ever use them on my bed... I promised myself I would never have a floral/flowery comforter set for my husbands sake. Haha. So.... I opted for paisley instead! Not girly at all huh!! :)

So anyway i have these pillowcases and have been wanting to make dresses. You know, to try my hand at them!..........
So I bought this really pretty pink satin ruffle ribbon for the straps. If it turns out, it will be really really cute!! Note the "if"...

Has anyone out there made these before?? Any tips?? Suggestions?? Warnings??

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Getting close!

We are 2 weeks out from Owen's due date! Trying to get the last few details wrapped up before he comes. You know, like packing a hospital bag... Nothing like last minute :) Excited to have my mom, sister, and in-laws coming up in a few weeks too! I've also been in a 'freeze things' mood. Cookies, dinners, etc. Cookies however, is on the top of the priority list. Very important.

I don't know if it's because this time around because of having a 2 year old, or because it's summer, but I find myself WAY more exhausted and emotional! Tearing up about everything! Hormones...goodness... Thankful each day it gets closer to our due date so I can get back to 'normal' in any rare-ness that that is going to happen. I know it will be a new normal, but I've got to at least go through fewer tissues!

Well happy Sunday, everyone! I hope this finds you well.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Inconsistent. That's what this blog is and that's how I feel sometimes! Instead of catching everyone up on the past year, I'll just dive in to where I am today. How's that for an intro? :)

I am due with our 2nd child, Owen Michael, on August 22, 2013. Just 5 short weeks away! We are beyond thrilled and making to-do lists like crazy. I'll have to take a picture of's pretty insane.

Carter will be 27 months (2...) when Owen gets here. I am quite excited to see how he will react to having a new little person around the house!

It has been ranging in the 90's here in upstate New York. So... Carter and I have been basking in the...air conditioning. Most of the time. Except those times that I get brave enough to go to the pool. We are enjoying summer and it's nice to have something (er...someone) to look forward to at the end of a fun, busy season.

DIY projects I'm working on currently: (or should start soon)

  • Nursing cover. I had an AWESOME one given to me when I had Carter but I have exhausted it. So I'm going to use that one as a pattern and re-do it for new baby. "Should be" pretty easy...
  • Crib bumper. Same story, except it's not exactly worn out. Just doesn't go with the room anymore. We are doing a cars 'theme'. (in all reality, we will have 2 boys, the oldest of which is obsessed with cars, so we have an overabundance and decided to call it a 'theme'. Whatever works.) So I'm looking for coordinating colors to go with the room.
  • Garden! I'm attempting my first raised bed salsa garden! We've had so much rain, that I haven't had to water much! PLUS! But, my tomatoes are pretty small because of all the rain and not much sun. Not plus. However- I am super thrilled to harvest all my goodies at the end of the season! 
  • powder Laundry detergent. I made a batch a while back (actually my 2nd batch) But am running low and with a new baby coming....I'll need more. 
We are definitely keeping busy! Mark is busy at work and also has been taking on some graphic design jobs on the side for clients. Nice extra income=late hours...  

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer! Keep hydrated and don't stress if the dishes are still in the sink. (I'm talking to myself here... ;) )

Happy July!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Swimsuit giveaway!

Hello friends!! Spring is here but before you know it, summer will be her in full swim. I mean swing. Hm. Well, since we're on the subject of swimming!!! Fabulous Finds has teamed up with Pink Desert LLC on Facebook to giveaway one fabulous swimsuit!!! They are known for their modest swimsuits. How refreshing :) I entered to win. You can too! The contest ends tonight. Check out all the details here!

Good luck!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chili Cook off

I love food. (you probably didn't know that)
I love all kinds of food.
I LOVE making food!
All kinds of food.
My favorite is desserts.
Bread, pizza, pasta and soup are close.
And chili is soup.
Just thicker.
And more......thick.
Do you ever wonder why it's called 'chili'.
It's hot. Not chilled.
Chilled chili would be SO nasty. Am I right?!
So why?!? Why is it called chili???
Suggestions cheerfully accepted. :)

There will be four warm thick soup like dishes at this cook off.
I am making my white chicken chili.
 I have made this quite a few times, each time it's different, and each time I LOVE it.
I'm hoping my small group does as well!
I doubled the recipe today and it filled my entire crockpot!!!

Well- wish me luck.
I'll take have my hubby take pictures.

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY Stationary Organizer from an Oatmeal Cereal Box

Hello all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! It was snowy, cold, snowy, windy, snowy and...snowy here. My Florida friends (you know who you are) keep telling (and showing, via skype) how lovely and warm and beautiful it is down there... Cruel.

There's my rant for the evening. BUT! THIS.... is me RAVING about how I now can't wait to buy oatmeal cereal for my 8 month old. Yep! I'm really anxious. Want to know why??? Well... Because you can turn THIS...

into.... THIS!

 Yes!!! It really is one oatmeal cereal box!!! You don't believe me do you...

Nope... you don't.

 How about now???

You better believe it! Isn't it amazing!? I'm going to put my incoming and outgoing mail/bills to pay in it. It will be awesome. 
I can't take credit for this amazing idea, though. I got it from Pinterest (LOVE Pinterest). 
And Pinterest got it from Katydid and Kid. <-- click for tutorial.

You will see that I tweaked it a little to fit what I had and my style, but she has an awesome tutorial to get the gist of it. Customize away! When you join my site (which I know you will... teehee), Follow Katydid and Kid as well! 
Hope you get inspired!