Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Little man loves riding in choo-choo trains...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Little man started school last week. He LOVES it which makes me happy! He went part time to a 3 year old class last year. This year he is in pre-kindergarden. Can you believe it? Next year he will be going to kindergarden.
We are trying to get used to the new routine. It sure is hard though. We got used to cuddling in bed in the mornings and just taking it easy. Now we get up at 6:45 and are out of the door by 8. Little man has to be in school at 8:30. Then baby boy and I come home, he takes a nap and I get started on work. I then pick little man up at noon and we have lunch time, nap time and more work for mom. I feel like a taxi service, cook, maid, laundromat and housekeeper. Add to it that I work from home. It is a lot. I also started working with the 4 year olds at church, which I love! And on Wednesdays we go to church at 6 for little man to go to choir.
So it's busy around here during the week. Very chaotic and very stressful. But I wouldn't have it any other way. OH and add to it that my Sunday afternoons are spent ironing uniforms for the week. hehehe.
I have nothing to complain about. I am so thankful for a husband that helps me. An awesome Christian school for little man to go to. Great teachers and an amazing, supportive family!

How is school going for your kids? Are they liking it?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Madness! BeausandBelles

Etsy has so many cute stores! I found Beaus and Belles and just fell in love with all her super adorable items. It's hard to choose a favorite. She made a personalized onesie and bloomer. They were just so cute. My sister loved them. Who doesn't like a personalized item for their baby? :) Beaus and Belles is the perfect place for you to shop for that special baby in your life. Check out Beaus and Belles here. They make personalized onesies, towels, burp cloths, bibs, binkie holders, shirts and more!

Custom Towels with accent material - $45

Personalized applique onesie with name - $20

Trim burp cloths - $12

Birthday Shirt - $15

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Madness! Junie Grace Designs

You guys know I am a sucker for anything personalized! I wanted to get my sister matching big sister and little sister shirts for the girls. And being that she was really into zebra print and pink, that's what I wanted to get. I met Junie Grace Designs online and fell in LOVE with her stuff. She designed the CUTEST set for my nieces. My sister was all smiles when she saw it. The baby wore her onesie home from the hospital and big sister proudly wore her shirt. There is yet to be a good picture taken of them in their matching outfit though. I don't think mom realized how hard it is to get 2 kids to cooperate at the same time. lol Junie Grace Designs has some great items. Check her out here!

June Grace Baseball Applique Personalized Onesie and Bib Set - $24.95

Junie Grace Personalized Elephant Applique Gift Set - $33.95

Super Cute Personalized Baby Frog Applique Tshirt - $13.95

Junie Grace Personalized Pink & Brown Paisley Wipey Case - $15.95

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Madness! Baby Fresh Designs

I was throwing my sister a baby shower a few months ago and my mom was supposed to do the invitations for it. But she got sick and couldn't do it. I went into frantic mode. I had no invitations and needed to mail them right away. I went through etsy and found Baby Fresh Designs. She has the most amazing selection and her prices are super low. I was shocked. Baby Fresh Designs was a SWEETHEART to work with. Super amazing! She has great customer service skills and amazing products! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for invitations, announcements, and cards. When she sent me the invitations, she also sent matching labels, stickers and thank you cards. I was so impressed and speechless. I called my sister right away when I got the package and we could not believe how adorable her stuff was. Check out Baby Fresh Designs and you will love her items! It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas - she has some adorable designs. AND if you don't see something you like, she can create something for you!

Bridal shower invites - Sharon design - $1 each

Holiday card - Photoshop PSD layered Templates for Photographers - Dessen Design - $9,99

Digital File - Bachelorette Party or Bridal shower invites - Rebecca design - $15

Candy Lollipop Birthday invites - Arianna design - $1 each

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to US!!!

Tomorrow is my twin sister and my bday! I love sharing my birthday with my sister. She is so amazing. She is ALWAYS there for me. No matter what. She is a wonderful sister, an amazing auntie to my boys, and a terrific friend! We talk everyday and the days when we don't talk to each other, we miss it! We at least try to stay in touch via facebook and texts. lol We can talk about anything and everything. She is so beautiful inside and out! And she is so incredibly sweet. She was born 3 minutes after me 29 years ago. My parents had no idea they were having twins. So the doctor took me out, and then tells my parents, oh there's another one in there. Needless to say she was a surprise and a blessing! I am so thankful for my sister. God has truly blessed me with her. Happy birthday sis!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer time!

How do we cool off on a HOT day. We set up a little pool in the backyard. The best $20 I ever spent. And the best part is that we ALL fit in it. lol The boys really enjoy it. There is nothing better than to see my boys playing together. They splash each other and laugh a LOT! I love making sweet memories with my boys!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

We can never make a trip to the mall with little man without having to ride the choo choo train!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Auntie x2

Last week I became an auntie again! WOOHOO! My sister had her second baby. It was so exciting. I now have 2 beautiful nieces.

When my oldest son saw her, he fell in love and kept giving her kisses. When baby boy saw her he had no idea what to think. He kept giving her this look like, "what's that thing mommy is holding and why isn't she holding me?" lol It was cute.

I am so thankful for those sweet girls and that my sister and I get to raise our babies together. Our kids love being with each other and they enjoy playing together!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Madness! Glynt Pottery

You guys know I am a sucker for anything personalized right? And you know how much I LOVE LOVE coffee? lol Well, I found the cutest mug that says "mommy" on etsy. I fell in love when I saw it. It is an off white color with pink on it. Who can resist a pink mommy mug? AND it's hand made? It is super adorable and so well made. I was so impressed when I got it in the mail. I made a pot of coffee right then and there and had me a cup! YUM! I love the mug and use it often. Glynt Pottery has stoneware bowls, mugs, platters, pitchers, teapots, casseroles, vases, lamps, and more. Wheel-thrown and hand-built functional and decorative pieces to brighten your day. I also thought her yarn bowl was super cool. Check out Glynt Pottery here and get your hand made pottery today!

Yarn Bowl / Knitting Bowl - $34

Mama's Mug - $18

Electric Light / Nite Lamp / Luminary Moon and Stars - $38

Bowl - $25

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Welcome to America!

If you haven't guessed, last week I became a Citizen of the USA. It is so exciting! My parents worked so hard for this to come true. We moved here when I was almost 11 and my parents worked very hard so that their kids could have a better life. I am so thankful that they were brave enough to follow their dreams and chase the American dream. Because of them, I got to have an awesome education, meet my husband and raise my boys in this awesome country.

Neither my husband or I were born here and we both became Citizens because of our parents. We never take the fact that we are Citizens for granted. And we want to raise our boys that way. We want our sons to know that both sets of grandparents sacrificed A LOT and worked very hard for us to be here. And now our boys are American born. How amazing is that? We want our sons to have an even better life than we did.

I am so thankful to my parents for everything they have done for us. I will never forget how hard and scary it was at first. And how easy it would have been for them to give up and pack our bags to go back. But that was never an option. And for that I am grateful.

And now, I am Proud to be an American!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun Tuesday

Today my sister has a bunch of doctor's appointments so I get to keep my niece for the day. I am so exited. That means I will have 3 kids running around but they entertain each other. lol
I have a whole fun day planned filled with coloring, playing and movies. Notice there is no nap time in my plans. lol There is no way little man and my niece will stop playing to take a nap. hahaha.
OH and I am going to make them some chocolate chip cookies!
Can't wait! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Madness! Blue Begonia

I LOVE to accessorize. Don't you? I love all things girly! I recently bought a long coral summer dress and I knew I needed some earrings to go with that awesome dress. Blue Begonia has THE PERFECT earrings. I fell in love! The earrings are very well made and gorgeous! She has beautiful jewelry and I am dying to go back and get some more! :) Check out Blue Begonia here and you will fall in love!

Long pink coral earrings - $25

Spring color link bracelet - $15
Yellow tone rhinestone ring - $15

Turquoise magnesite fan earrings - $32

Twisted black and gold cord necklace - $15

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