Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Under my Umbrella is giving away an amazing Molly headband from Ryah Sofia!!! Her stuff is to die for gorgeous!!
Here is the post about the giveaway....
And here is Ryah Sofia's fb page....check her out!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
It’s time for the ADM blog hop again! This month, Andrea, over at Are you listening? is hosting. Her first topic is very fitting over here at our little site:
So....do I really need to say that I'm in my 30's?! Can we pretend....if only for a little bit....that I'm holding strong to 29?? Please?? :)
Bah. Getting old sucks.
.....here are my confessions......
* I wish I could lose this weight. It bothers me so much more then I let on. I diet and fail, diet and fail, diet and fail. My problem is that I love food too much. For real.
* I have baby fever and it's getting pretty bad.
* I'm terrified at the thought of having 3 kids.
* I love shoes. Like L.O.V.E. Seriously. I can't say that enough. Between me and the girlies, we're rockin somewhere around 150/175 pairs. yeah. It's a sickness
* I'm terrified of the dark. To the core of my being.
* I love french fries.
* I spend far too much time wishing my days away.
* I regret part of my college years.
* I can't share spoons with anyone. Not Mike, not the girls, not anyone. Except the cat. Cat spit = ok; human spit = vomit
* I'm scared of becoming a SAHM because of fear of failing at it
* I can be very sarcastic
* I suck at singing. So much so that the dog whines when I make any attempt to.
* I am an extremely picky eater.
* Although I don't regret my 20's, I wish I could have a 'do-over' for a lot of them
* Super anal people annoy me
* I wish I had the courage to cloth diaper
* I despise talking on the phone. Text, email, or fb me.
* I am in love with Cherry Coke Zero. Mmmmmmmmmm
* I watch ICarly. Even when I'm the only one watching tv.
* I fully believe in Karma.
* I wish my family was closer. Not in the physical sense, but in the emotional-family-type sense.
* I think my house is haunted. Not in a totally mean ghost type of way, but I think someone is here. It creeps me out when Mike's not here
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
What is the best advice you received but never thought you’d use?
"Make your own decisions, not somebody else's"
That's what my Mom would say to me.
It wasn't until I met Mike and started dating him that I started following my Mom's advice.
And I listened.
"Make your own decisions"
Mike and I moved to Cleveland shortly after dating for a job opportunity for him. Everyone was against us because we didn't know each other that long....my family huffed and puffed about it, my friends were having the serious talks with us. But I did what my heart told me to....and I made my own decision.
My Dad quit talking to us for about 4 months. Not a word, a peep, a glance....nadda. We were "playing house" after all by not being married. But I made my own decision and not somebody else's.
We obviously got married a few years later, then decided to start a family, and had Livi. (no drugs involved...another big to-do about that!) And of course by having children, there's that plethora of unwanted advice on how to "properly" raise a child.
I would think the biggest decision we made was to not vaccinate. Oh boy did I open a huge can of worms with that one. So I started to cave. But then Mike brought me back to why I made that decision in the first place. And maybe my decisions on not to vaccinate don't make sense to the majority of people, and you know what? I don't care. It was my decision to make. But...I think that's another whole blog topic right there ;)
We ended up moving back to Erie. Another HUGE decision that we had to make and stick with it. We both loved our jobs in Cleveland. Like, really really loved them. (I actually stayed 2 weeks more in Cleveland while Mike was in Erie because I didn't want to leave. Sick, huh? Ha!) But we knew that moving was the best decision for us as a family. Our decision....nobody else's.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Let's start with Blankik (blank-ick for those wondering).....
Blankik entered our lives at my baby shower....way back in September 2004....
And when Livi was brought home, it was our #1 go-to blankie....
....and hasn't left her side since.
And now, she is 6. Blankik (who had a name change from Bubba to Blankik somewhere around age 3.5....)goes everywhere with us. EV.ERY.WHERE. Livi has even been sneaking her in her backpack to kindergarten. Yep, that's right folks...she takes her to school. Blankik used to be a very nice, vibrant, soft pink....way back 6 years ago. Now? Well she's a little, eh, not so vibrant. We have tried to get another one with absolutely zero luck. We've even had Livi pick out new ones...."Bubba", "Flower", "Blankie"....but Blankik still reigns supreme.
And I'm fine with it. Heck, I still have my blankie from when I was born. It's ripped, and stained, and, well, just plain ole Old. But I love it. It still hangs out in our bedroom every night as well. :)
But Livi is attached. And I don't see anything wrong with that. Let her have her fun (because you know Blankik can be a cape, a person, a blankie, a skirt, and more!) and enjoy her childhood :)
Now onto V....
Little Miss Violet doesn't really have one as of yet. I know at her age Livi was already deeply attatched so I don't know if V just won't have one? She likes going to sleep with one, but it doesn't really matter to her which one it is.
This is the one that we tried pawning onto her :)
And if anything, I would say she likes that one best. But is it her, or is it just because that's the one that any of us grab first? Hmmmmm...
But I had to take this picture this morning.....my girlies and their loveys :)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
We're getting ready to go to Aubreigh's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Wrapped the gifts, showered, and threw some laundry in. :) Mike and Steve went to see True Grit so I'm waiting anxiously for him to arrive back home with some Chipotle before we head out. YUM. Because tomorrow it starts.....the 4 letter word that we just won't mention here. And that means no more Chipotle every day....which makes me very sad. Lol.
Well V is getting up so gotta run!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Wow, really? Where did the past year go?
I'm not one to make resolutions with any staying power, so I think I'll just forget them this year and consider it a small victory. What I will do though is do a complete makeover this year. There are things that I would like to change around in life that I just need to do. From feeling better about myself, to focusing more on renovating our house, to saving better, etc. We want to get out of this house that we have outgrown, and the only way to do that is to continue to renovate until the housing market gets a bit better. And in order to do that, I need to put myself on a spending freeze for at least the next month or so. Nothing. Nadda. Nelch. We need no more clothes in this house, and I HAVE to stop buying. Is it sad that I just went through Livi's clothes alone and packed up the equivalent of 7 garbage bags full of fall stuff that she outgrew already?? Now is it more sad that probably 1/3 of that stuff still has tags on it???? Wow. Just wow. So I promised Mike no more for the next 2 months. Well, not including the pretty big (ok, insanely big) Mini Boden spring preview order that will be coming through. But I don't feel like that counts since I *did* order it a few months ago. :)
We are finally installing our new, GORGEOUS doors in the bedrooms, going upstairs, and the bathroom, and might I add that they are PERFECT! Now I just need to find new knobs. :) I want black. Think I can find any anywhere?? Well, let me rephrase that....think I can find any that are not incredibly overpriced?? No sir-re Bob! So now I'm torn....buy some that aren't going to cost 300$ for 4 knobs, or spend nothing and keep the darker silver type ones. (not sure of the name....) Ugh. It's times like this I really wish I knew anything at all about decorating. Blah.