Thursday, June 30, 2011


I LOVE LOVE pictures. If I could, I would have a ton of pictures framed around my house. But, hubby keeps me in control. lol
We recently had baby boy's pictures taken for his birthday and I got some great ones to frame. SO we did a collage in the hallway. I have one side with baby pictures of little man, and the other side with baby pictures of baby boy. It looks great! :)

Do you guys display pictures in your house? Do you like to frame a lot of them?

My other favorite thing is the digital frame. I LOVE it. I have 1 and am loving it. I want to get a big one but they are so expensive. Have you tried a digital frame? How do you like it?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Little Man is loving his new cars from the CARS 2 movie. :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fat Cow!

Ok guys! I need help. I am in dire need of losing weight. Seriously. I need to stop eating so much junk. haha!
Can you guys give me some healthy, yummy recipes?
Also, my weakness is chocolate and sweets. You guys got any yummy recipes for sweets or cakes and such that are healthy or low in calorie?
I appreciate it!! :)

I just saw some pictures of myself taken at a work function last week and I look huge. My face is so round. :( Now I am sad....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Madness! Oh Baby Diaper Cakes

Have you guys ever been to a baby shower where they have diaper cakes? I have. In fact, when I had baby boy, my sister made me a super adorable diaper cake. So I wanted her to have one in her shower. They make such a cute centerpiece! Sadly, I am not that talented. SOOO I went on a search on etsy. I found the cutest diaper cake that matched the theme of zebra print and pink for the shower. Oh Baby Diaper Cakes is a sweetheart to work with and makes the most awesomest diaper cakes! I was so impressed with the quality of her work and how cute her diaper cakes are. And her prices are super reasonable. If you ever need a diaper cakem check out Oh Baby Diaper Cakes here.

Sweet Lullaby Lamb Diaper Cake Party Pack - $140

Peter Rabbit Diaper Cake - $125

Giraffe Diaper cake - $65

Girly-girl Butterfly Diaper Cake - $65

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Shower Plans

Soooo, I am planning my twin sister's baby shower for her second daughter. The theme is zebra print and pink. So far I have gotten some super cute stuff. One of my favorites is the invitations from Babyfreshdesigns. Her prices are so low and her stuff is SUPER cute. And she is a sweetie to work with. After we designed the baby shower invitation, she was so satisfied with the outcome, she named it after me and listed it in the store. :) Isn't it cute? :) I just love it! We are doing a brunch. Here is what I am planning: deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket, breakfast casserole, mini cinammon rolls, fruits and cake. What do you think? And of course, the COFFEE!

I also got a super ADORABLE diaper cake from OhBabyDiaperCakes. More pictures to come!

So, do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on what else I can do for this shower?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Circus Party

We had a great time celebrating baby boy's first birthday! We had a circus themed party. It was just for family and a few friends. We had so much fun! I set up most of the decoration on Friday night because Saturday morning was spent picking up ice, the cakes, and the balloons.
We got the balloons from Party City. The cake was a friend that made it which came out super cute! I also got some cute decoration such as the striped top hat and popcorn buckets from the Target dollar section. I got the candy from Oriental Trading. I got pinwheels from Target and the Dollar store. And I got those cool pennant banners from the dollar store. I got everything else from etsy. Baby boy's birthday shirt and matching hat from SouthernJuneBugs. The special, personalized birthday banner from Partyson. The party hats for our little guests matched perfectly and she matching tags for the lollipops came from Party Accessories. I got some cute small paper pinwheels from ArtRecycles. Those cute little cardstock tents are actually cupcake toppers but I used them to tape around the house for decorations. They are from ScrapbookingStuff.

Anyway, we had an amazing time celebrating our amazing baby boy! The party went by so fast!
We had hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and chips. It was all very yummy!!!

The cake table with some lollipops!

The hat, candy and pinwheel display!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Madness! teenhoffen

You guys know my twin sister is having a little girl this summer - being that I have no daughters, I am enjoying going through etsy looking for pink and girly things.... There are a lot of super adorable things! I found teenhoffen and they have such cute gift sets. I got the Pink Flower Pot Gift Set. It comes with 2 super cute onesies, a boo-boo bunny and much more! They have a blue one for boys, sports themed one and more! They also have cards and scrapbooks. Teenhoffen is a super cute store with a lot of great options. Check out her store here.

Baby's First Fourth of July Gift Set - $16.00

Chicago Cubs Flower Pot Gift Set for Baby - $42.95
Trains and More Trains Card Set - $14

Pink Flower Pot Gift Set - $42.95

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Today we are having a circus party for a very special 1 year old! WOOHOO! I am super excited.
Pictures to come later this week. :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to Baby Boy!

This was the first time I ever held my second born in my arms. A true miracle. As you can tell, I was on cloud 9 and still am! I never thought I'd get to have a second child. I am so blessed! That day was filled with excitement.
I remember that night after everyone left, I couldn't sleep. I was so excited. When the nurse brought Baby Boy into my room for his feeding, we were left alone. I held him in awe - I couldn't help but cry - tears of joy. I was holding a miracle in my arms and I was filled with so many emotions. I thank God everyday for my boys!

Today my baby turns 1. I can hardly believe it's been a year already. I am so thankful to be is mom. I am so thankful that little man gets to be a big brother. I love being a mom to boys. They are truly best friends and they love each other!
Happy Birthday Baby Boy! May you be blessed throughout your life. Mommy loves you and will always love you!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 year ago...

Can you believe it was one year ago that I spent my last day being pregnant with baby boy? I was so hot and miserable and anxious to meet my baby. I LOVE being pregnant and LOVE being a mommy. But towards the end, on 100 degree weather, being pregnant is not as much fun. lol But I enjoyed every minute of it. Tomorrow we will celebrate baby boy's first birthday. I cannot believe it! Can't wait for our special circus party this weekend. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

My baby is now walking all over the place....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Caller ID

Do you guys have caller ID? We did for years. Then two years ago I had to cancel it because we had to cut back corners. Well, since then, I leave my phone plug in, but off - mainly because some people call way too early or too late and I don't appreciate that.
We just use our cells. The reason we even kept the house phone is because of our alarm and because the hubby needs to have it for the police department.

Do you guys screen your calls? Do you think it's necessary to have caller ID?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Madness! Cathleens Gems

Don't you just love those "rare" finds on etsy? I recently found one with a super adorable product. I was looking for a beaded black bracelet and Cathleen's Gems had a gorgeous one. I then found her bracelts with the lucky penny - they are super adorable. I immediately fell in love with the terrier one for my mom who loves terriers! They are beaded bracelets with the lucky penny charm, she has a lot of variety. They are super cute! And they come in several different colors. It's hard to pick a favorite because they are all so adorable! Check it out here.

Sisters Bracelet with Lucky Penny Charm...Pink Glass Pearl Bead Bracelet with lucky penny charm - $13

Red and Gold Glass Bead Multi Strand Bracelet with Magnetic Clasp - $8
Lanyard or Necklace... Hematite Beaded Necklace with Lanyard ID Badge clasp 36" convertible to necklace with Intricate Pendant - $12

New Mom Bracelet with Lucky Penny Charm...Pink Glass Pearl Bead Bracelet with lucky penny charm for the New Mom of a Baby Girl - $13

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Adventure Shop Show Case

My brother in law has his own Etsy shop - The Adventure Shop. He is super talented and has great prints available on his store. This past weekend he has a booth in a local market. How awesome is that? I was very impressed and proud of him! I wish everyone could see how amazing his art is. Check out his store here! The Adventure Shop will be participating in the market again this month - I can't wait!!! Have you guys ever done any sort of shows or markets? If so, how did it go?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Madness! Southern June Bugs

As many of you guys know I am getting ready to have a circus party for baby boy. Can you guys believe baby boy is going to be 1 in a couple of weeks? Time flies. I no longer have a baby - I have a little boy. EEEEK! I am very excited about making baby boy's party super special. We are having a couple of friends and family over to help us celebrate. Of course, I wanted a special shirt and matching hat for baby boy to wear to celebrate his birthday! I found the CUTEST set at Southern June Bugs. She makes matching sets and they are super adorable. I wanted something to go with the circus theme and she made me a set with polka dots. It's beautiful and so well made. I was very impressed. I highly recommend Southern June Bugs for any birthday celebration! Check her out here.

Personalized Sock Monkey Birthday Shirt with Matching Party Hat. - $39.50

Personalized Pirate Shirt. - $22

Hot Pink and Zebra Pillowcase Dress - $18

Navy Birhtday Shirt and Whale Party Hat - $32.50

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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