Friday, September 19, 2014

Tot Fall Fashion

Ok let’s do something fun.. I did go to Fashion School and everything. I appreciate clothes.. ok LOVE clothes and shopping.. But it’s definitely more fun to be able to dress a little mini me now.


kate spade (minus new york), you are a genius (so please ignore my snarky comment up there and gimme a dress with oversize polka dots!) I like the new twist on "you mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling"

These are some of my top picks from my 2 favorite stores to get K’s clothes.. But note.. I probably shop more at JC Penney and Kohls for Carter’s brand.

PS. Hurry on over to both of these sites/stores.. they’re having a big BABY SALE (OLD NAVY) and a Friends & Family Sale at Carters!

fall tot fashion

Where are some of your places to shop for the littles?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Confess Sesh

Dun dun dun..

Here’s some things lately that I have been dying to get off my chest.

♥ It has begun. I need to look in every crease and crevice when shopping now before I checkout. I will either end up with something I paid for or not in my bags because Kenzie thinks we need it all. Do you know how embarrassing it is to have to return the next day to a store and explain?


♥ I like to stay up far too late so I can have the most time all by myself.. Both Bob and Kenz are asleep by 9 most nights so you bet I set up shop on the couch with the laptop and remote.

PS. HALLELUJAH Fall TV is starting soon!!



♥ Damn these delish perfect salty crackers. They’re addicting. If I hand some to K, Mama also gets a handful.



♥ I am so scared of the stupid preview for the new Halloween movie, Annabelle. I love the holidays, including Halloween but this time of year always has a creepy movie that I have to quickly pick up the remote to fast forward or cover my ears and close my eyes til it’s done. I HATE SCARY MOVIES. (side note- that f’n preview just came on.. I was on a role typing here that I couldn’t get to the friggin remote fast enough!)

Speaking of Halloween.. I found the cutest costume for K. She was going to be a Fairy with this little outfit my sister bought her last Christmas (as dress up) but.. I couldn’t pass up this costume. Sorry not sharing just yet.. *hint hint* it’s an animal… maybe on a farm.


Do you already know what you’re going to be for Halloween or your little one?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Cheap & Easy DIY

We sorta threw a Baby Sprinkle together for our friend and her soon to be baby girl. I always thought I was a procrastinator until this party. I realized.. I’m a planner, I need to plan shit out way in advance so I have enough time to buy or make things. I helped my friend plan it ( at her house) and she’s the complete opposite.. Her style, figure it all out the week of. Ah the party was a blast but as you can see it kinda looks like we just threw it together.

We used a whole bunch of leftover supplies from both of our girl’s birthday parties and then we thought the nursery was coral and teal.. thus my project..


Now for the DIY Project.. Ready?.. So easy..


Here’s my Pinspiration..

Cupcake baby shower "sprinkled with love" @Lindsay Dillon J like more these colors  very cute sprinkle. used the hanging dot idea for Julie's sprinkle  2013



Paint sample cards

Fishing line


BOOM! That’s it!


I went to Lowes. Raided the paint samples. Legit felt like I was shoplifting. It just felt wrong to take as much as I did but I really didn’t know the exact plan yet, just had an idea what to get. Tip: Try to get the bigger paint chip samples..


Then I traced different size circles and cut out by hand. I don’t have a “CRAFT ROOM” so this was actually a little bit of a pain since I had to do during nap times.. Take out and put away everytime..It probably took me a few days to get all these done with the spare time I had during her naps..

Afterward, I just laid out different colors and sizes and taped the back to fishing line. (I tried hot glue.. don’t waste your time.. tape is so much easier and worked better).




Now that I look at the picture it looks kinda random but Ash was giving Jessica that cute chandelier that’s hanging on the wall so we thought the curtain of paint chips was cute behind the chandelier.

Anyways this is a super easy and actually it was all FREE for me to make since we always have fishing line on hand.

Next party I’m definitely doing again! This time maybe I can borrow my friend’s Cricut ;)  Hmmm..Christmas gift idea?! YES!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Things that make me go, Hmmm

♥What’s the difference between Mild and Medium salsa? Which one is spicier then the other? seriously though!


♥Why do I try other drinks? Always stick with wine. Duh! #I’mTooOldForThisShit

My Three Moods:<br />I'm too old for this shit,<br />I'm too tired for this shit,<br />I'm too sober for this shit.


♥What’s a better guilty pleasure then reality tv?.. Nothing! Baby’s asleep?! Gimme my wine or Oasis and the remote, what’s next on my DVR?! I can’t wait for the Fall lineup to start!!


♥ Is there anything cuter then babies with puppies? I don’t think so..

As much as she loves Dogs and puppies, always barking when she sees them.. haha she HATED this!



♥ Also.. what took me so long to figure out.. the best way to get a picture of a toddler or baby on the move?? Videotape it! and then you can screen shot still shots! All of these pics of her and the puppies are from videos.. the actual pictures are all blurs. #DERRRRR


♥Do people still watch VH1? or MTV?!.. I have a confession.. one of the shows recorded on my dvr.. Dating Naked (VH1).. It’s so awkward and some how a tiny bit entertaining (if nothing else to watch)..Other then that.. commercials or previews of other shows.. nothing looks interesting.


♥Is there anything more frightening then when you turn on your camera and the Front facing camera is on?! What?! No! And now I’m horrified by what I look like right now! (ps. note to self.. stop doing the poofs.. does not look good)


♥How can 1 survive without Spark?! I’m running low..better reorder asap because I don’t want to know what it’s like to go days without!

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♥Umm.. Christmas is only 14 Fridays away!


♥Speaking of Christmas.. what’s kenzie gonna be for Halloween?! Suggestions??

Here’s a #tb to her first Halloween last year.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My life is full of playdates..

Now that Kenz is almost 15 months old I can say that I really enjoy getting out of the house now and hanging out with other moms and kids.. It’s now more for my sanity.. And of course because I want K to have lotsa friends and have all the social interaction. This was not the case though until she was about 10months or so..


I don’t know what it was.. I really don’t think I was suffering from some minor Post Partum depression.. but…I just really didn’t want to get out and mingle with anyone really, besides family.. I know it kinda sounds like it right? I just kinda wanted to figure this whole Baby thing out or being a mom thing out in my space where I was comfortable. We definitely got out of the house.. a lot.. like everyday we still went somewhere…shopping or on walks to my parent’s house..
Once I got more comfortable with her and our schedules (or really lack there of).. It became something fun to do.

Being invited to playdates before was intimidating.. I felt like she was still too young to play with other kids and I wasn’t going to have much in common with the other moms.. Sure they coulda gave me all their advice which would have been awesome but it was still scary to me.
Now funny thing.. I’m one of the admin for a Mom Group haha.. Yep I’m that mom. The fun Event Planner!
Pumpkin patch, bounce house par ks, Mom’s Night Out.. Sign me up! I’m all for em now and am making great friends!
Have any other mama’s  gone through this? I’m sure I’m not the only one.. I loved becoming a mom and it definitely didn’t feel too crazy but I can admit it just didn’t come natural I think. Now.. after 15 mos, still learning but I got this in the bag.. C’mon #2!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our fun Labor day weekend

Ok ok so the Summer isn’t over yet but because everyone thinks Fall begins September 1st.. I love this. And wish it came true sooner than later!


It’ll still be HOT HOT HOT for awhile.. boo.. hopefully by October we’ll have cooler weather and even see some rain! I won’t even complain if we have a thunderstorm that lasts for a week or longer haha


We had a great rest of the month though! Since Bob had Friday off too our Labor Day weekend started Thursday night!

We celebrated with an early lunch with Grandpa.. We tried out a new place, called Salad Makers and was surprised to see they had Gyros.. they were pretty delish. Grandpa of course thought a bag of Cheetos made the perfect lunch for the baby so she kinda had a treat..



then later we had some cousin time and ice cream. When Auntie babysits and it’s freakin hot out.. we go to $1 scoop ice cream and swimming!


and then we went out to dinner with Daddy.. This was picture worthy.. She dove right into the chips and bean dip.



Friday our neighbors had a moving sale so afterwards I sorta threw an impromptu BBQ and had my neighbors, sister in law and niece over. The kids had a blast and it was nice to kinda have a last hoorah with our neighbors before they move to AZ. We hope the ppl that buy their place are cool too and maybe even have a little girl for K to play with!



Then we had some fishing and a BBQ with my in laws.




Always loves to be up near daddy giving Mommy a heart attack cuz she HATES the freakin life jacket. Yes she wears it.. ALWAYS while the boat is moving but sometimes for our sanity it comes off if we’re just floating around. I think though after this trip.. we may be done for Miss K on the boat.. until she gets a little older. It’s just too much for me.

On Friday I also got my hair done.. a la OMBRE.. I brought this pic in and told her I wanted the BEIGE style..We also though tried to make the base close to my natural so when the roots grow in it will all blend well..

you can’t really tell that much in this pic but here’s the best I got of it.. Let’s just say maintenance will be a lot easier!



We had such an awesome weekend though and yes have I said it enough? Bring on the Fall already!


OH and and.. MY BFF IS ENGAGED!! Her gorgeous ring! I’m so excited for her!! Bring on the BABIES #kidding #butseriously