Thursday, September 29, 2011

Long Day

I took my baby (16 months) to the Dr. yesterday. She has consistently been dropping her weight percentage every time we go to the dr. I knew that she hadn't really gained any weight since 3 months ago so I was curious as to what they would say. 
Yup, she had actually lost weight since last visit. So now it's concerning and they want to run some blood tests. I'm so not looking forward to having her blood drawn. How in the Heck do you have a 16 month old sit still for that?!?

I basically need to melt butter into everything she eats and she can only drink milk (she was almost never drinking milk before.
And to top it off, she had 4 vaccines yesterday and was sporting a fever of 102.2 all night long last night so I was able to finally go to sleep at 5:30 and woke up at 7 to get my other daughter up and going to preschool. 

My baby looks like a 9 month old walking around. People always say "Wow, I can't believe she's walking already" HA! She's 16 Months!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

To-Do List

My project to-do list is getting longer rather than shorter.
I keep adding things to it rather than getting things done.
My weeks are getting slammed and there doesn't seem to be a let up in sight.
I have items to start and finish a bunch of projects but I'm just not finding the time.

I thought once my oldest went to preschool I would have more free time.

My Blog's Birthday week is NEXT week.
I can't believe I've been blogging on this blog for a year now.
I have some SERIOUSLY great giveaways planned! 
You will be blown away by the cuteness of the items.

p.s. Is food in the grocery store getting more expensive? 
I swear I used to never pay this much for groceries.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pinterest Food Ideas

When my week begins I'm always hopeful that I will write a menu plan for the week and follow it. I get so sick of the same things so recently I have started going to my Food Pinboard and writing my menu from the things I find there. 

Here are a few things I plan on making this week.

Panko Crusted Stuffed Chicken

3 Packet Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Paula Deen's Banana Pudding

Paula Deen's Overnight French Toast

And a few other things that we make regularly.

Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm heading to a Blogger Meet-up tonight.
A couple bloggers are putting together a meet and greet at the Cheesecake Factory tonight.
I'm pretty nervous because I don't know ANYONE!

But I will be a big girl a do my best to be outgoing!
Wish me luck and hope I will see you there if you are local.

Here are the details on the meet up if you are interested in going.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Porch

I put together part of my porch for Fall

 To get the tutorial on how I made the wreath, go here

 This is the part that is NOT done.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spooky Pale Green

Have you heard of the Dr. Suess book called "What Was I Scared Of?"
The Spooky Pale Green Pants!?!

That's what I thought of when I was doing this quick and easy project today.
I bought this twine'y pumpkin last year on clearance at Target. It was only like $2 and it definitely was not very attractive. It had foam berries on it and the berries had exploded so the foam was showing through, plus it was seriously lopsided. But bought it I did!
I hacked of the berry things and I was thinking I wanted to spray paint it the "spooky pale green" color from the Dr. Suess book.
I found Krylon's Avocado color was a perfect fit!

And, I like the lopsidedness because it give it a more 'spooky' flair to it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Collection

There are so many ideas of what to do with old suitcases.
I wrote a post with images of great ideas.

I finally started my collection. 
The top two are from my mom...thanks Mom!
The blue one i bought for $2 at a local thrift.
The bottom 2 are from my Grandpa, he turns 100 years old in 2 weeks!

I do need to do some dusting, and the lighting is horrible because they are stacked in my basement where there is not much natural light.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The CRAFT Table

You may or may not already follow {Sweet Pickins} blog.

She may or may not sell refinished furniture.

I may or may not regret telling you all about her awesome stuff and now you will get all the beautiful things before I do!

A couple days ago she posted this table and I called her the second I saw it and told her I was interested. I've been in the market for a craft table for my new craft room downstairs. As of now it's the only piece of furniture in my craft room.

 Sorry for the flash basement does not have tons of natural light and I was trying to give you a feel for the color of the table.
Love the deep turquoise'y color.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Wreath

I'm sharing my Fall Wreath that I recently made!

I started with the Straw Wreath Form that I actually bought at Salvation Army for $3!!
A serious steal!
It's super big which I love, Like 18" across.
 I bought this burlap stuff at Hobby Lobby in the reupholstering section.  I LOVE it so much. The material is thick with red striping in it but it does have some sort of chemical treatment that makes it slightly stinky.

I started wrapping it up. Simple. No instructions there.
Then I just chose my Fall things to dress it up with:
wheat sheaths (found at Hob Lob), red tulle, red Christmas berries, some raffia.
Really whatever you have on hand!

Great tip**  To prevent the wreath hanger from scratching my door, I attached a piece of felt normally used to prevent chairs from scratching wood floors.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mary Poppins

My husbands company had a client that gave us tickets to see the Broadway musical Mary Poppins last night. It was such a fun play to see. Loved the music and the costumes and all the stage props and backdrops were amazing.

If you have the chance to get tickets to this I would highly recommend it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Antique Wheelbarrow

I'm totally in the market for a antique wooden wheelbarrow or wagon, like the ones I posted about yesterday. I want to do fun arrangements on my porch with them for the different seasons.

My mom was kind enough to let me use hers this fall and winter.

You can even see that there is a tiny bit of old blue paint on the wagon that compliments the color of my house.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Porch Round-Up

Do you think I can start transforming my porch to fall stuff yet?

Here's some inspiration for you.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm over at Positively Splendid!

Hey Guys

Head over to Positively Splendid and check out my fall wreath I'm sharing over there today

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Bliss Gift

I came up with this cute birthday gift idea.
I bought some Hershey Bliss chocolates (there are lots of flavors)
Put into a cute glass jar
added some coordinating ribbon and tag

I wrote:
Happy Birthday, I hope it was "Bliss"

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