Friday, September 30, 2011


We have spent the last few days SICK! It started with the kids and then me. And now hubby. But you know how it goes.. Mommy doesn't have time to be sick. I spent 1 afternoon in bed and let hubby deal with the kids. That night I came out and the house was a mess. The kitchen was in total chaos.
I was too sick to care. I was shivering all day and so sick to my stomach. Hubby stayed home yesterday to take care of the boys and me. I spent half the night awake with a pounding headache. I finally was able to eat some crackers and ginger ale and took a motrin. Hubby got me a heating pad for my head and I finally was able to fall asleep.
I haven't been sick like this in a long time...
I am so thankful that hubby was able to stay home to take care of us...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pirate Birthday Planning

Avast Ye Mateys!

hahaha. I have no idea what that means. lol

I am planning little man's 5th birthday party. Can you believe it? He is going to be 5. Jeez, time flies. This is a hard one for me. I know kids have to grow. And I am so thankful he is growing up so well and healthy. Being that this is an important birthday we are planning a little party for him and he is so excited! I am sure you guessed it, it's a pirate themed party and I am having SO much fun planning it! Little man sure is excited about his pirate party and he wants to invite all his class mates. Not gonna happen. lol We are trying to keep it small and just invite some close friends.
I went to Michaels and got a chest so we can have a treasure chest. Hubby is painting it black. I also got a skull. Kind of scary looking but what's a pirate party without a skull? lol We are also making a pirate flag and putting it on his playground.

I still need to go to Party City and get a few other supplies like eyepatches, telescopes and maybe some swords.

I also found some super cute stuff on Etsy of course. lol

Do you guys have any suggestions on what else I need for a pirate party?

Gold Coins from Fairy Tales and Mermaid Scales

Birthday Banner from LittleDawgDesigns

Pirate Map from SaraElise

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I feel like I am being pulled in a million different directions. I feel like there should be at least 4 of me. lol Between taking kid #1 to school, picking him up, groceries, laundry, dishes, ironing uniforms, choir practice, cleaning, working, cooking, cleaning and trying to spend family time. PHEW! I get exhausted. Also because I stress myself out. I am the kind of person that needs things done yesterday. Know what I mean? If things need to be done, do it now, why wait?
So last Friday afternoon, my husband took one look at me and just knew I needed to just drop everything and have a family night. So he took us to dinner and Dave and Busters. It was so much fun. I really needed that. And I know that the boys needed that time with me too. We played lots of fun games and I will always cherish that. I still remember little man's smiles.
So after that, I realized I needed to re-adjust my schedule. I spent the weekend cleaning and doing laundry. I ironed all of little man's uniforms on Saturday. SO during the week I didn't need to do laundry. I just need to mellow out and I haven't been able to. I am trying to teach myself that the most important thing is my boys and spending time with them.

How do you balance life?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Madness! The Glitzy Girl

I love being a girl! I love to wear jewelry and accessorize. I love different necklaces. I found some gorgeous pieces at The Glitzy Girl. She has amazing, and unique pieces. It's hard to pick a favorite. I got a black on black piece. Can't go wrong with black. lol She also has the most amazing headpieces! Oh my goodness. A girl can go insane in there! At The Glitzy Girl you will find all things "glitzy," fun and super girly! She specializes in custom design Bridal and special occasion jewelry and she is always willing to design something special for yourself or for those special ladies in your life. Start thinking about the Holiday season coming up! The Glitzy Girl is a great place for Christmas presents! Check her out here.

The Britta pink, peach, fuchsia, and coral - $48

3 - 1.75" Ivory Satin Flower Hair Pins with rhinestones centers - $36

The Kasey gray glass pearls and pink flowers - $30

Tiffany Blue Rose Ring - $7

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Fall is here! Well, at least inside my house it is. lol

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Madness! Anything Baby Boutique

I often find people telling me that they never find anything cute on Etsy. How can that be? I just don't understand... I found the CUTEST store - Anything Baby Boutique. They have the most amazing items. I got a bib and burp cloth for my baby niece from there and it is super cute. The quality of the work is amazing. When I went into the shop to get some pictures for this feature, I was so lost. I didn't know which items to pick. Each is so unique and amazing. I was drooling over her fall/halloween stuff. Then I saw Christmas stuff and went nuts! I'm telling you, go check out Anything Baby Boutique and you will go crazy too. They make so many different items, and they personalize it. If you don't see something you like, convo them and they will work with you. Go to Anything Baby Boutique here and see if you can pick out a favorite. Heart an item and tell me which one you liked best!

Custom PERSONALIZED Applique HALLoWEEN Tee and Twirl SKIRT Infant/Toddler GIrl Outfit - $44.95

Personalized Bowtie Applique Romper, Bib, and Burp Cloth Gift Set for Baby Boy - $27.95

Personalized Zebra Bib, Burp Cloth, & Diaper Cover/Bloomers Gift Set - $23.50

Custom Personalized Christmas CANDY CANE Peasant DRESS / Top - $27.95

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Little Man's remodel

So Little Man's room has always been a car theme. My husband collects die cast model cars and we used to decorate the room. This past weekend we went to Hobby Lobby and got him a big boy picture for above his bed. He loves it. It was half off so that is awesome. I thought it was cute to see the boys (hubby included) admiring all the goodies Hobby Lobby has to offer. lol

Hubby also picked this one out for a different wall in Little Man's room.

I will have to upload some pictures of the whole room one day. I gotta get some order put in there first. lol

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Went to the Atlanta Aquarium and the kids loved it

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Madness! MyCutieTootie

You know how when you go to etsy looking for something SUPER CUTE? Well I found it on My Cutie Tootie. I fell in love with that store and all her items. And she is a sweetie to work with. I got mugs for my sister's baby showers. I got both grandmothers, my sister and I personalized mugs. They are SUPER cute! My Cutie Tootie has so many amazing personalized items. Once I get a break on my money spending I want to come back and get her cake stand. They are so pretty. Check out My Cutie Tootie here and you will fall in love. It will be hard to pick a favorite item, but tell me which one you like best. :)

Monogrammed Towel Set with Matching Canvas Bin "Froggie Time" - $45

Cutie Tootie Cake Stands/ Chip dip Platter in one - $45

Monogrammed Quilted Tote polka dot monogrammed with name or initials - $30

Personalized Coffee Cup Polka dot - $11.99

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Always Remember....

May God bless all families involved in this tragedy 10 years ago. May God bless all Americans and our wonderful nation.

Always remember this day that changed American History.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Madness! Diapers By The Slice

Remember when I threw my sister a pink and zebra print themed shower? I got the cutest little diaper cakes from Diapers By The Slice. She made the perfect match and it was a great addition to the theme of the party! I got tons of compliments and referred the guests to Diapers By The Slice. It is so great to throw a shower, with these super cute decorations that I did not have to make. lol I have no time to sit there and make anything so Etsy has been very helpful!!! Diapers By The Slice has the cutest and most creative baby items. Check her out here.

Adorable Baby Bath Gift Set for a Baby Boy or Baby Girl - $24

Monkey Business Diaper Cake - $42.95

Beautiful Baby Washcloth Bouquet Available in Boy, Girl, and Neutral Genders - $14

Customizable Set of 3 Table Top Centerpiece Diaper Cakes - $22

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Everyone have a good, safe Labor Day weekend!
We are going to be spending the weekend with some relatives. We are getting together with my husband's cousins and their wives. We all had baby boys last year. One cousin has a 1 year old who is a bit older than my baby boy, and the other cousin has twin boys who will be 1 at the end of the month. So it should be fun! Lots of little boys running around. :)

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