Sunday, 29 January 2012

My Baby.. doing some awfully grown up things lately. getting ready to potty train (already!). used to all manner of people professing their undying love for her
...thinks she's a big kid.
...speaks in complete baby jabber.. but, she says it with complete conviction! 17 MONTHS old
where is the time going?!

Monday, 23 January 2012

One of Gaius' chores is to take care of and straighten all of the shoes in our entryway. While putting away a pair of my heels he says: "Mom, do you want your black shoes, that make you go up, put in your room?"

Hahaha! Love him!

Friday, 13 January 2012

The Mama Files: Internet musings, and other random things on this snowy day

  • 2 out of my 4 children asked for lunch before 9:30am 
  • How is it that Eddie Bauer can charge $39.99 for both a Down Jacket AND a Henley? Serious price discrepancies there! And yes they were both "on sale".
  • Hanna Anderson is taunting me with it's cuteness...and the fact that their spring catalog has 2 little girls, about my girls' ages, on the front doesn't help!
  • I love almost every dress on
  • I don't know what it is about black dresses but for some reason I gravitate toward them.
  • When I look at clothes I ask myself  "will I be able to bend down, lug, and run after my children in this?"- I'm so a mother! 
  • I think K-cup coffee has a weird after taste.
  • We are having the craziest weather! This morning when I looked out the window it was only raining and then 10 minutes later it was a blizzard...totally regretting my decision to wait until today to stock my cupboards. 
  • I have Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" stuck in my head. Why is it that it happens with songs you don't necessarily like?
  • I wonder if Whoopie Pies where the inspiration behind Oreos?
  • Pizza lunches are SOO good but SOO bad for me.
  • It's Tae Bo time!
We're having a snow day!!!
You would think this isn't big news due to the area we live in.
But, it's different this time because it's Friday and I would normally have to be to school too.
Plus, I don't usually give my kids snow days, today I am!
The only stinky part is that I didn't realize it was a snow day until AFTER I had already woken up everyone.
I wonder how long it will take for the first meltdown to occur?!
Oh well, it's Friday and I'm ready for the weekend!
And... GO!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Internet Craft Reviews, Part 2

*If you missed Part 1 go HERE!*

I saved my 2 very favorite crafts for last! So without further ado, here they are:

DIY Wrap-turned-Scarf
For the directions go HERE
This turned out amazingly well. I REALLY wanted to keep one of them for myself. 
I followed all the directions except I zigzagged around the arm holes (which negated the turning it to a scarf function) to make it a little more stable and seem a little more finished. I also added a fabric flower corsage to spice it up a bit.
It took about a yard of fabric...which I will be buying during my next trip to Joann's, for your's truly...and maybe a half hour to complete. 
Now that's my kind of project!

And last but not least *drum roll*

Peg Dolls
 I bought the peg dolls from an Etsy shop called Goose Grease, and I couldn't be happier with their service (they actually email you back, personally)! Their blog has a lot of great tips too!
 This craft definitely took me the longest to complete.
 But it was so fun picking out little details to put on each doll!
And now my family members know why I've been starting at them for the past month! :-)
The dolls all seemed well received, which was a nice bonus to a month's worth of work.

I also made my husband a NY Jets beanie (cheap, Old Navy green fleece hat + NY Jets iron-on patch)
And my father-in-law a pair of touch screen gloves (a pair of winter gloves + conductive thread)
You know, just so everyone got something handmade! :-)

And that completes my crafty Christmas, I hope your's was just as creative!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Prayer of a 10 year old

..."Please let me go to Five Below on Saturday. If it's your will. And if it's not it's okay, I guess."

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Monday, 2 January 2012

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!"

Our week long Christmas Extravaganza has come to an end. Here's a look at what all we did. Don't worry I left out the pictures from the 2 days stomach bug that hit our family halfway through last week. Your welcome!

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Happy New Year!