Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Prego Phase: Nesting!

So after this weekend I've realized.. I'm getting ready for BABY! This to me was the fun part last time too now that I look back. I had project after project planned for hubs..Ok mostly me. Any jobs he needs to do I have to give him a deadline because he'll put it off forever. If you follow me on Pinterest you probs are getting the idea that I'm in organizing/redecorating mode!

I want to do all the things! My biggest hold up right now though to getting any redecorating done really is the darn GRAY paint! I can't find a shade I like. I actually did really love the shade my friend has in her house but finding out the name from her has been impossible!

Since we aren't needing to make another nursery I'm focusing all my decorating on the rest of the house haha. Mostly the living room/dining room and kitchen. We bought our home almost 8 years ago (this summer) so I'm over the look that we originally went with. Out with the peanut butter and green walls.. It's time to freshen up everything!

Here are some I can't wait to do though.. Now all I need is to get my hands on some spray paint and my butt to Ikea!

Don't throw away old brass chandeliers or light fixtures......PAINT them!   www.makeit-loveit.com

DIY: We have outdated hardware all throughout our home since our house was built in the mid 90's. We are on a budget, so a handy friend of mine told me to spray paint everything. The guy at Home Depot recommended this spray paint, and to use steel wool on the metal to help with saturation. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up with wear and tear, but for now I'm impressed!

wall behind couch

towel rods on the back of the door! Love this idea for small bathrooms! or our laundry room! (Or the guest room!!!)

cute

And some arts and crafts that will look cute!

DIY: quotes on canvas @456party It is number 17 on the website. except instead of a painting background you have painted the background


If you know me, you know I love Chevron. I want to make these so bad!

Love this


Eventually, like probs this Winter, we'll move Kenz into a toddler bed. She still could use the crib sides up since she rolls/flips so much. Plus baby Kylie will sleep in her rock n play in our room until Christmas most likely.

Behind the Camera and Dreaming: DIY Toddler Bed ©Stephanie Clark, Gray Mornings Photography/Behind the Camera and Dreaming #toddler #forthehome


I can't wait to make that bed though! Or I can.. I'll keep my now baby a baby in her crib as long as I can! :(

When did you hit the nesting phase?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Randoms

Phone dump of the past 2 weeks. 

We went to Clearlake for my babe's 32nd birthday.
Kenz had a little cold, and 2 molars still trying to break through. And the birthday boy came down with the flu (on his bday).. I felt so bad for him... (eventually) Haha. See I think my man if not all men, are just wimps when it comes to being sick.. This one. He will tell you over and over how "he's dying" and wants you to baby him. So I sorta took on another kid for a week. Once we got back Monday night (he barely made it home driving). I could see him fading. If only I could drive the truck with towing the boat.He was really sick (stayed home sick) until Thursday. That's when I finally believed he really was miserable..Luckily me and the baby dodged it.

Waiting for dad to get home from fishing early that morning.



We had so much fun playing with the ducks that live below the deck and I think my favorite part was just a little game of Monkey in the middle we played in the long driveway. It was fun to watch Kenz running back and forth.. Also I got to put my old softball skills to use. Soon after you bet we all took a nap!




Also a couple weeks ago my dad had his other knee replaced. Babygirl and I have been going over there to bring him or make him lunch everyday. We've been getting spoiled with some lunches out.

We finally tried out the new burger place, The Habit. Delish!

Oh and also this happened. 

I know everyone has their thoughts and opinions on car seat facing..We went to almost 2 years. And we decided it was ok to turn her around now. Miss long legs. I know they say it's comfortable and they're fine but we just made the decision to do it. 

She is loving it btw.

Then the weekend came and it was a blast! Saturday was just a lay low let's try not to spend any money, family day. It was gorgeous out. We decided since it was almost low tide, lets pick up some sandwiches and head out with the dogs and go to the beach.



By the time we got our sandwiches and gas and everything the tide was already rising so we weren't gonna have much time with a beach. We still got like an hour and a half out of it and then trolled around for a little bit so Bob could fish.

...until someone I think got sea sick. Her first time. All over me. She was sitting on my lap, facing me and just puked everywhere. Over and over. Poor thing. That quickly ended our trip as I was about to be next.


 



This beach day made me realize this Summer being prego and all can still be a blast! I'm excited! Many beach days ahead!
And I can't wait to start it all off with our big group challenge we're starting next week. Perfect timing to be done before Memorial day weekend! We've got some big money for the top transformation! Obvi I can't do the complete challenge with everyone, but.. I have a confession.. My appetite has kicked in and well I need to get back into eating better (for 2) and also working out again. So I'll be downing my fiber drink and other approved supplements with you all while you all get to try the new and improved cleanse! PS. There's still time to order so get on it!



Yesterday we had a fun little playdate. I tell ya Kenzie and I have made some really good friends out of this little Mom's Group. These two sure are cute together. They were setting up their snacks to share. AKA dump the pirate's booty on the table.

 


Now as I am finally getting my hair done this Friday, (Hallelujah!!!) I'm having fun looking for what I should do. The ombre was fun.. and easy. So low maintenance (I haven't had to touch my hair since last summer!).. I'm over it. I miss all the blonde.

  or this.. 

The Sore to the Core 30-Day Ab Challenge | This at Home Workout ebook contains 4-weeks of High Intensity Interval Training with in-depth exercise explanations and a couple pages of bonus recipes to try out! The benefits of HIIT are endless and it's perfect for anyone wanting to tone up or lose weight in the mid section | Alexa Jean Fitness | AlexaJeanBrown.com

Super blonde. I'm always afraid that the white blonde will wash me out.. Hmm. Decisions decisions.

P.S.S. Anyone else follow this #bish on Insta? I want to be her. ;) Kidding. But I'd love to have her hair, and her tight little toned tummy. She's really motivating though and shares fun workout videos to try.

Which pic/look should I go with for my hair? #helpasistaout

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easter Recap '15..finally

Finally getting a chance to recap Easter. As Kenzie is almost 2, the Holidays are becoming even more fun as we celebrate each one!

The week of Easter our Mom's Group had a little potluck and Easter egg hunt. It turned out pretty great! I planned it and was really surprised by the outcome. The kids had so much fun!




one of our mom's has bunnies and brought them for the kids to check out!



 

And one of our moms seriously won the "MOST CREATIVE MOMMY AWARD". Are these not the cutest?!



 

Easter Sunday we took our time, shoot I didn't even know where her basket was.. So I found the closest thing that can resemble her basket and while Daddy took Kenz in the other room I threw everything together and "hid" her basket.
She lit up when she found it!
In her basket this year was:
  •  a blow up pool so I don't have to get in with her every time she wants to cool off.
  • 2 rompers from Target
  • Princess pink Goldfish crackers (that were half eaten 'cuz Bob just opened them right up the night before)
  • Tons and tons of clippie bows. We like the little clips over headbands.
  • Her first pack of peeps (and only candy)- just cuz it's Easter. How can you not receive Peeps in your basket?!Buuuutt...We all don't like them so probably no Peeps next year.
  • Sidewalk Chalk eggs
  

Then I gave her the little eggs the "Easter Bunny" left for her the night before on our doorstep.. aka my Brother in law's girlfriend dropped off little treats. She immediately started to try to eat them. #momfail We didn't dye eggs this year.

 


Our only plans for the day were to go to my parent's house for Brunch. 
P.s. I've come to a conclusion.. We are not a brunch type of family! We wake up way too early to wait and eat hours later. It was still great and of course we still ate after already having pancakes at home. ;)

 
 






Her basket at Grandma and Grandpas! Sister got hooked up!





Without the bubbles.. *meltdown*



Ok give her back the bubbles



All in all a great little day. We went home and I crashed with the little while Bob went fishing.
Next year?! 2 Babes to celebrate with!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Week 22 #bumpwatch



Far Along: 22 weeks! (4-4-15)

Size of the Baby: A Papaya

Maternity Clothes: All bottoms are still regular clothes..my size 8 shorts i'm surprised are still fitting! I start the day with them buttoned and then as the day goes on they just stay opened. Most tops are pre prego but I have a few, esp if going out that i'll wear maternity. For the most part tanks tops with cardigans are my go to.

Stretch Marks: Honestly I really haven't paid too much attention. And haven't tried to prevent. I don't think I got too many or noticeable ones last time either.

Weight gain: Well the past 4 weeks since I've last done a #bumpwatch, I've definitely noticed the increase in my appetite and I can see it on the scale as well. I started this pregnancy by losing 5lbs in the beginning. Now I'm up from that -5 to about 8lbs. Not too bad though considering i'm over 1/2 way through now.


from the front I still look a little chubby and not much prego.. oh well this tee is comfy

Sleep: I've been able to fall asleep better but having problems with once I wake up (super early) like 4 this a.m. I cannot go back to sleep... some morning's are even earlier like 2 or 3. My sleep during those hours are so presh since some days are so exhausting with an almost 2 year old.

Best Moment of the Week: Deciding on princess's name. It was right after we had our follow up anatomy ultra sound.. They were able to get all shots this time and everything looks normal. I finally felt that connection though and it was easier to decide on her name.

Movement: Movin as we speak! It's pretty much all through out the day but mostly in the early am and also at night as we are laying in bed.

Food Cravings: Still all the sweets. And well the opposite, I've had some huge cravings for cream cheese smothered bagels.

Gender: Baby Girl! Kylie Jayne!

Belly Button in or out: 1/2 way mostly an outie.

Anything making you queasy or sick?: No thank goodness. I'm pretty lucky.

What I miss: I'm holding up pretty well. Some days I wish I could have unlimited caffeine to go with those sleepless nights but I'm trying to make my 1 spark a day stretch.

What I'm looking forward to: I have an appt this Monday, just a check up and then soon I know I have to take the glucose test.. Which after downing the drink last time and passing with flying colors I really don't understand what the fuss is about from some people. And hey i'll get 1 hour to myself haha.

Nursery: Sisters get to share a room! It'll make everything so easy too. Everything in one place! Little sister will be in our room for the first six months anyways by our bed in the rock in play which will probably be around the time Kenzie moves into a toddler bed so it'll work out perfectly. I'll just probably get a couple things here and there to tie in her lil sis' name too... ps. Still no idea on her name! update: Kylie Jayne :)

Emotions: I'm doin ok! Holding up pretty well. At times I can have very little patience but for the most part it's ok. - still the same as 4 weeks ago..Man am I a little more irritable these days...It's probably also the lack of sleep.

Friday, April 3, 2015