Thursday, May 27, 2010

Almost 1

In less than a month my sweet, little baby girl is going to be ONE! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. I have started planning her birthday party and I am not gonna lie, I'm a little crazy for parties.
I bought this outfit for her to wear at her birthday party from Janie and Jack before she was born....did I mention I am a little crazy. The entire theme of the party is based on this outfit. It has cupcakes and candy and cakes and ice cream on it. So we are doing a sweets themed party. I will be sharing some of my ideas and the things I make for the party with you. As soon as I can find my camera. I think one of the kids must have gotten it and taken it off to an unknown location. I am going on a hunt for it today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


My camera has gone missing but as soon as I find it some good things are coming :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things I am scared of today

1. My new serger. It's sitting there on the table waiting for it's first run but I am really petrified of it. I have always wanted one and now that I have it I am to scared to use it. Ugh!

2. Making a slipcover. We have an old, ugly couch that is so big and comfortable. Russ loves it. I don't mind it, I just want it to look prettier. I want it to have a nice, white slipcover. And I "want" to make it because that's the cheapest way to go.

via Shabby Chic

Over at Pink and Polka Dot Kristi shares tips on making slipcovers. She has even put together an eBook called The Lazy Girls Guide to Custom Slipcovers. I should probably buy that.

3. Parrots. My sister-in-law was talking about her neighbor's parrot that talks to her every morning and that totally freaks me out. Big birds like that scare the crap out of me.

4. Putting my kids in daycare and going back to work. My year home is almost up and I am looking for a job again. When the day comes it is going to kill me to drop August off at daycare. She doesn't do well with other people and I can only imagine how scared she will be because she won't have any clue what's going on. Luke will be fine, he has actually been asking this school year if he can go to the after school program at his school with his friends.

I don't like being away from my midgets.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What happened to the giveaway?

So I haven't been able to pick a winner for the giveaway because CSN isn't sure if they have the bags. I am really disappointed in the service. It has been over a week since they told me they aren't sure if they can get the bags and I still haven't received an answer. I can't believe that this is the way they do business. And imagine if this is the run around I am getting after being asked to do a review of their service and website what kind of service you would get otherwise.

And the shoes I ordered for August from CSN.....yeah the shipping has been delayed twice now. I am totally pissed. I will most likely never order from them again. It is just too much trouble.

In the meantime I am trying to come up with something else to giveaway in place of the bags. I am sorry!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Using what you have

My sister-in-law is one creative chick. This girl can make something out of nothing. And no one can shop a thrift store the way she does. I am after her to start a blog but so far I have not been very persuasive.
(Michelle and Vin- Aren't they cute?)

The other day she asked me for ideas for how she could store her plethora of bracelets, did I mention she has a bit of a jewelry collection. The only idea I could come up with was maybe a paper towel holder. A little while later I got this picture.

How great is that?! Vases!!! I love the way it looks. Go check out her etsy shop, Everyday Zen, if you need to add to your jewelry collection. She is having a Just Because sale right now and everything is 30% off!

Don't forget to enter my Giveaway for the Thomas Paul clutch!