Friday, November 30, 2012

Speak Nicely

So do you ever wish you were a little bit different?  A little bit better?  I do...a lot.  And this is not like an "I hate my hair" kind of thing.  Like, I truly wish is was genuinely...good.  While I think we need to embrace our individuality and use what God has given us, I also think a little improvement is good, too.  So...at least for a bit, I've decided to invest some time into bettering myself.  If you want to tag along, that would be great.  You can follow my challenges, or come up with your own.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Magnetic Sock Fishing

I'm sorry I missed you for Motherhood Monday, yesterday.  With the holiday, I was so off schedule, I forgot!  But, I have a tutorial for you, today.  It might seem lengthy, but it's just because I gave you lots of photos.  This is perfect if you are looking for something to make for a little girl (or come to think of it, it would be a great boy gift, too)!  Just make sure you pay attention to the age of the child, as there are small components to these and could pose a choking hazard.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Actually Using Pinterest

I hope you are recovering from yesterday!

In the Meantime...Let's Talk About Pinterest


I see complaints a lot about people pinning tons of stuff on Pinterest, but never doing them.  I am here today to tell you...I DO!  And in some ways, it's actually made life simpler.  Need a cute idea for something?  Hey!  I have one filed away, just pick one.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, but these really top the chart!

My totally sexy husband.  He is so good to me, so fun and silly and never gets the credit he deserves.
 He makes me feel like this

My amazingly adorable little man.  I can't even express what this little brings to my life.
Ah!  He's so dang cute!



On another note...I want to instill thankfulness in our everyday lives.  I'm thinking about making this gratitude jar.

Do you have a way to maintain an atmosphere of thanks?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Breakthrough

I feel like we've had a total breakthrough.  Although this is small, and won't seem like anything at all to you, it's a day I've been waiting for.  I wondered when it would ever come.

After being in bed for an hour or two last night, Baby cried.  As I walked into his room, I saw him pick up his paci and put it in his mouth!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Motherhood Monday-A Small Dedication


We had Baby's dedication this weekend.  Normally they are at church, but we had a small dedication outside at Brandon's parents', instead.  Brandon's cousin did that, and I really liked it.  I much prefer a more personal occasion.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Totally Homemade Wreaths

I've done some wreaths, before.  But those wreaths were pre-made items that I simply decorated.  A few weeks ago, I actually made a wreath at a friend's house.
Can you believe that the foundation of this is a wire hanger?  Just twist one into a circle, use some small wire to secure greenery to the circle.  Then use wire or glue to adorn it with whatever items you like.  Easy, and if you use all natural items, it's free(assuming you have a wire hanger)!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Independence


Everyone says Baby looks just like Brandon.  Might be true, but, I don't know how he could be much more like me.  It doesn't seem possible for a person to be both totally dependent and totally independent at the same time.  But, I know there are at least two people like that...me and my son.

At times he wants nothing more than to be held and cuddled and is totally "needy".  But then, turn the page, and he wants total independence.  That is exactly how I am (and have been for much of my life).  Basically, we just want what we want, when we want it.  We want to have things our way.