Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I guess you all might be wondering where i went??? Well, I am over Yonder! Please, come check it out! :) Its my new blog and shop! woohhooooO!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another Project Down!

So despite the MILLION things i have had going on, i finished another project! I bought an old chalkboard from a local antique store as a project. It took me a while to figure out a color, but its finally done... AND I HAVE PICTURES!!!

Its been a while, but lately there has been a million things going on... which leads to an oral surgery tomorrow! woohoo! :) My babies are going through growth spurts. Bo decided to quit nursing cold turkey on MOTHERS DAY! It has been incredibly difficult. I have been a mess. But i realized that i AM lucky. I had 10 wonderful months of nursing, and instead of having to wean Bo and break his little heart, he cut me off! Now i am going through the engorgement stage... YUCK!
Brax on the other hand has figured out how to lie. LOL. He is a very smart boy, but i was just not ready for this yet! He told me that he had eaten all the mini waffles (he begged for at 4 in the AFTERNOON) so he could have some chicken. I told him to bring me his empty plate. He did... then i later found the mini waffles in the bathroom garbage. LOL! We had a looooong conversation about what a fib was. He hasnt done it again, but i am not holding my breath by any means!
The blessed life of a mother. We are so very lucky as women to get to raise children! (even when they are little monkeys!)

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Blog Inspiration

Alrighty... I was very inspired by my friend Alex's blog { } Check her out! So I decided to get it all out! :)
After I had my little Bo, I started realizing that something wasnt right. I thought "oh, im just tired, it'll go away once i get some sleep." "oh its just tough having two babies, itll go away once i get in a routine." "oh, its just the baby blues, it'll go away in a few weeks on its own." Then one day, {when Bo was 6 1/2 months old} my husband finally broke down, and told me that he was worried about me. At first, my reaction was, deny, deny, deny. But i finally broke down and realized, i needed help. I truly dont think i would have ever said anything, if it wasnt for my husband. I had no patience for anyone. {however i could deal with my babies, and often dove into being super mom to block my emotions out.} I was always depressed. I had these self-imposed ideas of what a stay at home mom should do, and would become overly hard on myself when i couldnt live up to my own expectations. I cried, i was always tired, i became a hermit, if you looked at me the wrong way i would lose it.
So i finally took the right step, and called my dr. It was so terribly embarassing for me to say the words, "i have post partum depression" that i started crying on the phone with the appointment maker. {whom i went to high school with, to make it even more embarassing.} When i went in for my appointment, all my dr. did was ask how i was, and i started bawling. I didnt have thoughts of hurting my children, but i felt like the biggest failure. He hugged me, and said that i wasnt a bad mom. {which doesnt make a bit of difference when you fail your own ideals.} I was opposed to taking any medication, because i am nursing. But at this point i didnt know what else to do. He gave me a super low dose, and assured me that it wouldnt hurt my baby. That made me feel like an even bigger failure.
My husband has been the hugest help and support. Once i was finally able to admit what was wrong, my life took a complete 180. My relationship with my husband, is better than it has ever been. My attitude towards being a stay at home mom has changed. {although i still have days where i feel like i need to be super mom, and have a spotless house, crafts done, dinner made, desert baking and be 115 lbs.} My babies have a happier, healthier mama, and that right there is the most important thing in the world.
Its been two months, and i will take my last pill tomorrow. It has leveled me back out, and despite all the emotions i had about admiting i had a problem, I thank God everyday that my husband finally said something to me. It changed my life. I always thought, it wouldnt happen to me, and i felt so bad for the moms that had to go through post partum depression. The one thing i learned, is to ask for help. If you ever feel like you cant do it, or you become so overwhelmed your life becomes unlivable, ask for help. {from your signifigant other, from God, from your dr., from a stranger in a chat room.} Having support is key!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lack of Motivation!!!

SO, Both of my wee ones arent feeling up to par. My big Monster is dealing with allergies. Everytime he comes home from visiting his daddy, he is runny nose and yucky for a few days. Then theres my little bug. He is teething. super yuck! He went from sleeping very well, to sleeping like a newborn. Since i am one of those "on demand" nursers, this means i am up all night too. I dont know how i made it those first few weeks with a newborn and a 2 1/2 year old. Since we're speaking of babies {we were right? :)} i went to my friend Taylors babyshower yesterday. TONS of little girl stuff.... and it just made me think about being pregnant. and babies. and all the cuteness. I. DONT. NEED. ANOTHER. BABY. I have totally forgotten at this point about all the pain of labor. I remember the emotions of the pain... but i dont remember what it felt like to give birth... and this is why i know i could have a whole bunch of babies.
On another note. I have finished my chalkboard... almost. I am just waiting for the right verse to write around the edge. I have a feeling, but i will know when i come across the saying i want in my kitchen. I will post pictures when i am done with all my shenanigans. :)
Now i am going to go back to my babies. Hopefully it wont be too long before i get on here again. But i will leave you with pictures of my adorable boys eating. {i feel like we spend more time around the dining table than anywhere else!}

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Very First "Mommy Review"

I love to buy new things... so as i do, i will do a post on them, so that you all know when i LOVE a product, or whether its not really worth buying. I read reviews before i buy things... because money is precious these days, and returns are hassels!!
So here goes my first review!
I bought a dexbaby baby food processor because my kitchenaide food processor mysteriously stopped working {and i tried for days!} I broke down and looked on {i have a giftcard which made it nice} and found a few different ones. I finally settled on a "cheaper" one, because my little one will only have purees for a few more months before its chunkier food.
I bought some organic yams for my little monster, and decided to give it a whirl. After skimming the directions {how hard could a food processor be anyways?} I went for it!

I skinned the yams, and chopped them into roughly 1" cubes.  {I also threw in some organic apples} I debated steaming it all for a quick minute, but decided to test this processor to see just how good it was! I added a little bit of filtered water into the cup thats used for the processing. Then filled up the cup with my produce!

The lid has the blade on it, so i screwed the lid on tight. After tipping it upside down i realized that my lid had a leak. I found that it is VERY VERY important that you screw this thing on correctly, or it leaks out everywhere. The rest is SUPER easy. All you have to do, is tip the container over, line up the twisty things {my technical term for the little thing that lines up with the blade inside.} and simply push down on the top of the container.

It took me about a minute, to realize i needed a tad bit more water. I added a bit shook it up, and thirty seconds later... TAH DAH! I had organic babyfood.

Ziplock brand makes the perfect size tupperware that are freezer safe for babyfood. I made a whole bunch up and threw them in the freezer. SOOO nice on busy days when i cant make something fresh.
All in all, I LOVE this machine. It is very user friendly, and it does everything i need it to, quickly. I feel like i will continually use this thing, {for smoothies} even after my baby is done with his food!
I hope this was helpful to anyone interested in making their own babyfood... its nice to know that a cheap verison, actually works well!

My Bookshelf Makover!!!

Yay, So i have finally gotten to my mother in laws house to make another post! :) I have a new love... and its refinishing old furinture. I had an old ugly bookshelf, that was this hideous greenish color. I didnt know what it was going to be for. and THEN.... It was a perfect fit for our toilet room. We needed some extra storage ( i have a TON of bathroom stuff) so i decided to redo it! It took us like 3 nights to sand and scrape the paint off. Once we did, i painted it, screwed hooks onto it, painted a dowell to match, made curtains for it, and put cute ends on the dowell! Its a very off color, so i felt like i needed to tie it into the main portion of our bathroom, so i also painted a cute little box and added a fabric flower to match. :) Here are the pictures of all the hard work!
 My Husband hard at work scraping paint!
 We took it all apart to get the paint better!!
 The Finished product!
 Curtains Closed!!
 Cute Knobs!
My adorable hair accessories basket!

I am almost finished with my chalkboard, and get to go pick up my china hutch thursday!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Love Letter To My Babies

Dearest Braxton & Boden,
I never knew what true love was until you came into my life. Everyday i love you more and more. Braxton, you saved me. I was selfish, and materialistic. Self absorbed, and naive. Once we found out you were growing in my belly, my whole life changed. Suddenly, i knew that i had found my true purpose. Your daddy and i cherished the time you were in my belly. It was the begining of a new life for us. Once you came, it was immediate love. I remember crying when i had to leave you at the hospital, and not sleeping very well at all that night. Though things didnt work out with your daddy and i, we both love you, and are so greatful for the moments we had together, because you came from it. I wouldnt change anything for the world. Boden, You are the perfect end to our family. I love watching you explore the world around you. Watching the way you look at your brother, and love him unconditionally warms my heart in an unimaginable way. You are growing everyday, and your little personality is so sweet. You are the calm one in our family, and sometimes i feel bad that you live in our zoo! {Someday you will be part of our craziness too!}
I cannot wait to see the young men you will both become. I promise you that i will do everything i can to help mold you into the best men you can possibly be. I will nurture you, push you, be there for you, support your decisions, and always always be proud of you. {My sweet Brax just brought me a dandelion}
I thank you both so much for showing me my true calling in life. {To be your mommy}

Monday, March 21, 2011

Teething and Tantrums!

My littlest monster is teething. I wish i could take all the pain away from him. Since i cant, i make sure i have tons and tons of teethers in the freezer! I just want to say thank you very very much to the mom that created those. {and i say mom, because clearly a mom thought of something that cleaver :)}
My three year old angel had a sleepover with Grammy last night. He loves sleeping in her bed, and having snacks with her! Today, however, when i came to get him, he began to get testy with me. {Clearly i am not his grammy} He is such a good boy all day, and then BAM attitude! I guess thats what happens when you turn three!

On a happy note, Lucky the Leprachaun came to our house on St. Patricks day... check out the pictures of his adventure!

{ Lucky stopped and used the potty (Green Pee Pee) I just didnt get a picture before it was flushed!}

Just.Lovely.Things: Spring Break Extravaganza: Giveaway & Discount!

Just.Lovely.Things: Spring Break Extravaganza: Giveaway & Discount!
Check out this blog!!! She makes such girly fun home things!!! AND she is super adorable!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yay! My blogging has begun!

Yesterday as I was watching my little one play I made a list of things I want to accomplish. As the mama of two active little boys I find that lists keep mebon track (until I lose them!) start a blog is on that list, along with find a church home, FINALLY read the bible, make more time for crafting, start my garden, read more to my 8month old angel, really learn how to cook (not just things out of boxes) recycle EVERYTHING, make a once a month family campout/movie night, get a group together for play dates, and make time for a game night with our friends! As all you mommys know once you have children, you tend to lose friends that are in a different stage of life as you.
So I want to make this blog about my family adventures in finding a way, and a place for all of us mommys to relate. There are things that only moms understand, and as hard as husbands try it's easier to have someone who knows the feeling! So join me on my adventures, and trust me there are many!