Wednesday, June 30, 2010


My oldest son has totally taken on his role as a big brother and he LOVES it. He is so attentive to his little brother. And everywhere he goes he says "come on little brother!" He kisses him, hugs him and loves on him. He loves his baby brother. The other night, we said our prayers together and tucked big brother in bed. When we were leaving his room he told his daddy and I that he loves us then he says "I love you baby brother." OH MY GOSH! I started to cry - that was SOOO sweet. I am so blessed to have 2 very sweet boys. I feel like I won the lotto!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Madness! 2Kute

There is only way to describe this store featured today - 2Kute! This Etsy store has a bunch of amazing items. Today I will feature shoes from her Happy Feet selection. She makes the cutest baby shoes that are perfect to accessorize your baby's outfit. I got a pair of her allies for my son and I can't wait for him to wear it. I even went out and bought him an outfit to match the shoes. 2Kute is not only super talented but she is also a sweetheart to work with. Check out her Happy Feet selection and more here.

Ladybug Booties - $16

Daisy Baby Shoes - $20

Baby Boy Loafers - $16

These are the shoes I got! Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday Madness! Personally Forever

When I saw this store, I fell in love with it. Personally Forever is a unique shop for personalized hand stamped jewelry and gifts customized for you and your family, friends, kids, and pets. They will create a personalized treasure customized with your name, loved one's names, pet's names,or favorite words or sayings. These are wonderful keepsakes for yourself or to give as gifts as they will be cherished for years to come! I got a hand stamped necklace personalized with my boys names on it. I was so excited when it came in the mail!!! I love wearing it and showing it off. I've gotten several compliments on it. Personally Forever is not only a great store, but they are awesome to work with. Check her out here.





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Baby Watch

Oh boy! I thought for sure this baby would have been born by now. lol This week has been somewhat stressful. I keep trying to stay on top of things, laundry, dishes, cleaning, stocking up the fridge and pantry... I want to make sure everything is done before I leave for the hospital. I keep thinking this week is it. Or maybe it's me being hopeful. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being pregnant. I've enjoyed every minute of it. But towards the end, I have been miserable. I can't sleep, can't eat, I go potty about every 40 mins, my lower back is killing me, now I am having leg pains, AND to top it all off our weather here has been over 100 degrees. 0_0 THAT IS INSANE!
Yesterday was such a hot day that hubby and I decided for a while we are to stay home w the boys. Can you imagine going anywhere w a newborn in this scorching heat? Well, I am one of those crazy moms that doesn't go out w the baby until they are almost 2 months old. hahaha. I am very cautious about where we go and what we do until I am ready.

Meanwhile, my bags are packed, my batteries are charged, the nursery is ready and we are counting down the days to meet our precious little boy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Madness! DaisyKDesigns

There are so many great finds on Etsy! And DaisyKDesigns is definetly one of them! I wanted to find a personalized boppy cover and I did! I was so excited. I wanted lime green and black to match with the nursery and guess what? She went out and got the material needed to make it for me. :) It came out GREAT! I was very impressed with her customer service and the quality of her work. As soon as I got it in the mail I put it on the boppy pillow and I love it! DaisyKDesigns is a stay-at-home mom with a BS in Apparel Design and Merchandising. She uses all her knowledge and experience to create lasting stylish items for you and baby. All her items are handmade with attention to detail and with the same amount of love she puts into her own sons' items.

Personalized Shirt and Hat - $38

Nursing Cover Up - $20

Personalized Hooded Infant / Child Towel - $27.50

Personalized Custom Nursing Pillow Cover - $40

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The nursery

It is almost time for baby boy to make his grand entrance. The nursery is pretty much finished - there are some odds and ends missing but we are working on it. We had so much fun preparing his room and now we can't wait to put him in it! I go in there often and just stare at the room. The colors of the room are green and black. I LOVE IT! Most of the stuff in the room is from Etsy. Gotta love Etsy. ;)

The letters are from etsy
The rocket and planets are from etsy - the lamp is from target - the curtains are from JC Penneys - the bucket is from Pottery Barn

We got the shelves at Target - The picture frame was made by my mom - my sister got the letters and painted them black - the sock monkey is from etsy - the football and car are a little touch of his daddy, we did add another car to that shelf, he has a silver Mustang and a red Camaro
My mom made this - It is super special!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Monday Madness! Pint Sized Designs

As many of you know I am expecting my second child anyday now. When I started planning the nursery I knew exactly what I wanted! I wanted wooden rocket and planets for one of the walls. When I found this store on Etsy, I contacted her and asked if she had ever made a rocket. And it just happened that the rocket and planets were on her to do list. She was about to start working on her first rocket set. I was so excited! She worked with me and made everything so perfect and in the colors I wanted. I fell in love with the rocket and planets when I received them in the mail. The quality of her work is amazing! She took her time and put a lot of care into her work. Her artwork completed my nursery!!! She also does letter and so much more! Check out Pint Sized Designs for more.

8 inch Wooden Wall Letters - $6.50

Personalized Coat Rack - $40.00

Zoo / Jungle Animal Wall Hangings - $27.00

Rocket Ship and Outer Space Wall Decor - $45.00

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National Donut Day 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010 is National Donut Day. And guess what? You can get FREE DONUTS!!! YUMMY!!! Check out this website for more info. Right now I could sure go for a Boston Kreme from Dunkin Donuts. LOL

Busy Bee

Do you ever find yourself so busy that you never have time to just spend time with each other? That's how I feel it's been around here. Hubby works a lot during the day and has a second job on Thursday after his regular job. I work at my church on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Then when we are home, I am always cleaning something, cooking, doing laundry or dishes... Hubby has to mow yard and so forth. Every Friday afternoon when he gets home I try to get our stuff together to go to the beach for a bit. Little man loves to play on the sand and water. Last week we tried but the forecast called for rain that never came. lol SO I really want to take him this weekend bc baby will be here soon and we won't be able to go for a while. BUT Friday hubby has to mow the yard. :/ So maybe Saturday morning? I sure hope so!!!
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