Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Have a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve. Enjoy welcoming in 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Can you help?

Hey guys!
My sister sent this heartbreaking blog. It's a beautiful family that in dire need of help.

Keep in mind, I never met them and tonight was the first time I read their blog. But they touched my heart. Check it out here.

I know with the holidays just ending and the new year starting, things can be pretty tight, but see if you can help at all possible. At least help spread the word!!!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Great Christmas

We had GREAT Christmas around here. The boys had a great time and got a bit spoiled by our family. lol All in all it was a great day. We are truly blessed! I hope you had a great Christmas.

Santa came and ate some cookies

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
I have so much to be thankful for this Christmas. I have an amazing husband, 2 miracle baby boys who are awesome! A great family, great friends. I am so thankful we are able to buy each family member a gift... I am thankful for our jobs, our house, our cars, and sooo much more!
I am so glad that I can spend this Christmas with my family.
Since hubby can't really go anywhere because he is recovering, we are just going to spend Christmas Eve at home. I will cook a special dinner just for the 4 of us. :)
On Christmas morning, we will open presents and I will make a yummy breakfast. Then my in-laws will come and have lunch with us (they are bringing food). After they leave, my parents and sister and her family will come in the early evening and we will have a desert buffet. I am really excited about that! lol

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Almost Christmas Time

Look what baby boy has been up to! He kept trying to open the presents. It was too cute! That got Lil Man excited because he thought it was Christmas time. lol I told him he only needs a few more days.... We're almost there! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hubby had surgery on his foot last Friday. This is going to be a long recovery period... Meaning instead of 2 babies to take care of, I know hace 3. I am already exhausted. But I am mommy and I got my superwoman outfit on. lol I am actually surprised at hoe helpful lil man has been. I am very impressed and proud of him. We are just hanging out at home and chilling out. It will actually be a chance for us to spend lots of family time together.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Madness! Kwiee

My niece recently celebrated her 2nd birthday and I wanted to get her something special. She LOVED Minnie Mouse. And being that her parents were going to be taking her to Animal Kingdom I wanted her to have a special outfit... I went on a search for an animal print Minnie Mouse outfit. And I found Kwiee's shop on etsy. She has some of the cutest one of a kind items! I fell in love with her Christmas shirts. They are so unique and adorable! Go check out Kiwee's store here!

Initial onesie with matching skirt & bow - $28

Christmas ornament shirt - $20

.heart with wings childrens shirt - $18

.minnie mouse shirt and skirt - $28

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Treats

Little Man is having a Christmas party at school. So I decided to make treat bags for his friends. he asked me if he could give the boys and girls a present. Being that my budget is super tight, I kept it simple. But I think they will enjoy it. I got the baggies in the dollar bin at Target a month ago. Then I had candy and candy canes and I got some cute ornaments at the dollar store. :) My mom who you may know as 2Kute made these SUPER CUTE tags! I love how the baggies turned out. :)

The Tags
The Treat Bags

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Little Man comes face to face w a killer whale!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The other day I decided to try something new and bought fresh green beans. I LOVE green bean so I figured it would be delicious. First of all it was way too much work for me. Wash, Snap, arg! No way. I like to get a bag out of the freezer, throw it in water and cook. lol I also did not like the taste at all. It tasted weird. Needless to say that my attempt at eating fresh veggies failed.

I do love fresh squash betterthan frozen. However, hubby cannot eat squash. :/ So I don't make it.

I do cook a lot with fresh bell peppers, onions, and scallions. I always have to have those in my fridge. :) My hubby and I LOVE purple onions. It makes a meal taste sooo much better.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Madness! Turtles and Tea

I was on a search for a black gingham longall for baby boy. Not a lot of people like to dress their babies in black - but I do. Don't forget, I am the one that made my baby's nursery black and green. lol Anyway, Turtles and Tea Boutique makes the CUTEST stuff. I fell in love with her items and she made me the perfect longalls for baby boy. I was tempted to get her corduroy longalls, BUT I am in Fl, there is no need for that here. :( Check out all her super cute stuff here.

Pink Corduroy Ruffled A-line Jumper, sizes 2T through 6 - $35

Adorable Paisley Ruffled Pants, sizes 3 through 7 - $25

Appliques - $12

.Thanksgiving Brown Corduroy Overalls or Long Jon jons, sizes 2T through 6 = $35

Friday, December 10, 2010

Germ Free

I think when peope see me at the grocery store or Wal Mart or anywhere with a cart, they think I am crazy. I will not touch a cart without wiping it down first. lol I carry a baggie of hand wipes, hand sanitizer and a small can of lysol spray in my purse. YEP! I am nuts. hahaha. I wipe down the cart before I even touch it. At my grocery store they have a dispenser with the wipes right next to the pile of carts. I LOVE IT! Wal Mart has just started doing it too. Now Target has to get with the program.

I just hate germs. I try not to let myself get too carried away thinking about all the germs. But I get easily grossed out and hate touching things that I know other people have touched. I didn't use to be this way. I was always conscious about germs, but I got worse with my first pregnancy and then I got even worse after this pregnancy.

I won't even go to a movie theather anymore. I HATE sitting in those germ infested chairs. EEEWWW! Which is fine, I'd much rather watch a movie in the comforts of my own home. :)

I also have hand sanitizer in my car. Everytime I have to pump gas, the first thing I do is clean my hands when I come in the car.

You don't even want to know my process when I have to use a public bathroom! ha!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Baby boy now knows how to go from laying down to sitting up. When did he grow up? lol

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our Village

This is my hubby's favorite part of our decorations! He loves the village. I didn't put it up last year and he got really sad. He said from now on, every year we are buying a new building for it. This year we spent money on other stuff so we didn't buy any. BUT he did go to Lowe's and got that cute little Christmas tree for his village and if you look all the way to the right by the carousel, you see a reindeer and snowman. He got that too. He went there for replacement lights for the village because God forbid his village is not lit up. haha. I thought that was too cute!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Madness! Max N Marley

Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. I LOVE anything about Christmas. This year it's even more special because it is our first Christmas with baby boy. I really wanted a red gingham longall for baby boy to wear at Christmas time. Max N Marley had just what I needed! She is so sweet and talented! Baby boy will be styling and looking super cute in his red longall! I cannot wait for him to wear it to church. Go to Max N Marley and check out all her cute items.

Nessie White Seersucker Bubble Romper - $40

Bella Eclipse Tee for Blythe - $8

Team Jacob Twilight Tee for Blythe - $8

Red Gingham Longall

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our Tree

And here is our tree! I LOVE our tree for some many reasons. Being that we all suffer from severe allergies and sinus issues, we cannot have a real tree. Here's the story on this tree. Hubby and I got married in March - so that year, for our first Christmas we wanted to get our family tree. We were living in a 1 bedroom apartment that was 800 sq ft. We new that we didn't have much room. BUT when we went to go buy a "little" tree we decided to go ahead and spend money on the perfect tree that we would have in our house. So we went for the 7ft Christmas tree. :) It was packed in this huge box. And what were we driving? A Mustang. ha! So we had to squeeze this huge tree in our sports car.
Then we had to squeeze the tree in our little apartment. It looked great! I just love our tree. I have a special ornament for each year. And every Christmas I love remembering where that ornament came from and why we have it. For example, there is one for our first year together for our first Christmas as a married couple, baby's 1st Christmas, our first home, and so forth... They are all special. :) I started this tradition since our first Christmas and now I buy the family and each boy an ornament every year.
What about you? What traditions do you have?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

20 Days Of Christmas

2kutekreations will be promoting online shopping these next 20 days, from 12/1 thru 12/20.
Why the 20th? That is the date USPS has given Etsy sellers for the cut off date for domestic shipping.

2kutekreations would like to have as many as possible to participate in order to get to know each other and hopefully sell tons.

...Here is how it will work out:
every morning, at 8am, Eastern Standard Time, 2kute, will post a theme on 2kutekreations wall.
Themes will vary from day to day and will go from items for the home to baby to your pets.


1) you can participate every day but only one link/photo/item per day

2) link should take to the item not to your shop

3) items need to pertain to theme of the day (don't post an adult hat if the theme is babies)

4) NO MATURE, obscene, sexy, nudity will be accepted.

5) help promote yourself and others by 'sharing' a post on your profile

6) tweet about it

7) blog about it

8) if you are not in the USA and would like to participate, you are more than welcome to, please post your mailing cut off date.

Let's have some fun and make some sales!
YAY for a handmade Christmas.

All this fun will be happening at the 2kutekreations page. Click here and have fun!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas time is almost here!

This year I decided I wanted to do something special for my boys. I got them each their own Christmas tree. :) It's a tradition I wanted to start so I went for it. My oldest son's room is blue, so his tree has blue ornaments, and the baby's room is green, so his tree has green ornaments. What do you think?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Madness! Designer Favors

As you may remember, little man turned 4 a couple months ago. We had family over and had a Toy Story theme for him. I got the cutest banner for him and he LOVED it. Designer Favors has the cutest banners, cake toppers and more. They are custom made and can be personalized. They are extremely well made and super adorable. I was very impressed! Go check it out here! :)

Ladybug Personalized Cupcake Toppers - Set of 12 - $9

Christmas Owl Personalized Stickers - Set of 20 - $5

Sock Monkey Personalized Party Thank You Tags - Set of 12 - $5

Toy Story Happy Birthday Banner - $20

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with your family and loved ones! I get to spend quality time with my family and eat 2 dinners. I better wear elastic waist pants. lmbo! I can't wait though!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I was sitting in the Target parking lot getting my purse and organizing myself before I left to shop and when I looked up, this is what I saw. I was so glad I had my camera on me. Isn't this a super cute squirrel moment? lol He just sat there for about a minute proudly showing off his nut. Then he took off. Bon Appetit!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Madness! No Limits 2 Me

There are so many great store in Etsy. But what makes the greatest stores stand out, to me, is quality of the product and customer service. I used to work in sales, so I am very picky about who I deal with when dealing with sales. Missy of No Limits 2 Me is AMAZING. I was desperate and needed a custom made plate right away - she had it made and mailed to me by when I needed it. She was a delight to work with and so amazing. And the plate is ADORABLE. So, here's the deal though, I never got a picture of the plate. 0_0 AND it was a birthday present for my mother in law. They dont have a camera and I haven't been over there. So alas, I will have to post it later. I will get a picture of it when I go there for Thanksgiving. ;) But she also makes some other amazing items. Her tutus are super cute. Check out No Limits 2 Me here.

Tutu outfit for baby School themed - $18

.Baby's 1st Piggy Bank with Name - $15

.Pink and Purple tutu accented with ribbons - $15

.Infant Girl shoes with dots and Initials - $18

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Genious at Work

We took a little mini family vacation last week. We had a BLAST! But when we got to our destination, it was raining. We didn't want the kids getting wet so this is what hubby and I came up with. ;) We were pretty proud of ourselves. lol The kids stayed dried and we still got to do what we had planned!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards!

One of my favorite things about Christmas time is getting photo Christmas cards from friends and family. I love to display them. I also love sending out my own cards, and this year, I get to send out a card w/ a picture of my brand new family of 4! I have plans to get together with my sister so she can take my family pictures. Hopefully the boys will cooperate! I love coordinating our wardrobes so we can all match. This year the boys will be wearing red, so I would love to find a pretty red dress! Then I will be able to get on Shutterfly and choose one of their many beautiful Christmas cards!

Have you been on shutterfly? There are SO many cards to choose from!
There are holiday cards, birthday cards, valentine's cards, different invitations and much more!
Check out Shutterfly for your Christmas card needs!

Here are some of my favorites!

NOTE: I will be receiving 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly for letting you know about their cards. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. And I really do think Shutterfly's quality is really good and the prices are fair. If you're a blogger and want 50 free cards all you have to do is apply.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Madness! Lil' Darling Designs

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I love Christmas! I love celebrating with my family. Since this is our first Christmas with baby boy, I wanted it even more special. I wanted the boys to wear matching Christmas shirts. And for some reason, I really wanted to do something with reindeers. I found the cutest shirts at Lil' Darling Designs. The reindeer applique is so well made and adorable. She has other great items in her store, check it out here. She is the sweetest and wonderful to work with!

Tote Bag - $30

Zebra and Pink Capris or Pants - $17

Whirly Bird Hooded Towel - $22

Personalized Baby or Toddler Gift Set includes onesie or t-shirt, burp, bib and softie - $45

Reindeer Face Appliqued Shirt with Personalization - $20

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

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