Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweetness of Spring

I didn't get to plant much of a garden this year with being really pregnant and now taking care of a newborn but I am getting to enjoy some delicious sweetness from the strawberries plants we put in last year. The plants have grown tremendously and we're getting at least quadruple the berries than we got last year. They are oh so sweet and delicious!

And in case you didn't notice, I tweaked my blog design a little bit. Not a huge change but it needed a little freshening up.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 Questions!!

Better late than never! It's still Wednesday so it is time for 7 Questions from Gentri Lee!

1. If you were to start your own business, what would it be?
I would love to just make money sewing and crafting anything I felt like making. When I've done things in the past (I used to sew and sell dog collars) I got burnt out on making the same thing over and over again. When I open my Etsy shop back up after this pregnancy/newborn baby hiatus, I am going to make all the random things I'm in the mood to make. I have more fun and it's way more enjoyable when I make things as I'm inspired not because I have to stay in a set category.

2. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed, do you embrace your grumpiness or try to fight it?
Fighting it is usually a lost cause, when I'm grumpy, I'm grumpy.

3. What's the very first memory you have?
Hmmm I don't know about the first, I have faint memories of preschool and being little at my grandparents for different holidays.

4. the world is ending, what do you do? Allow yourself to die? Fight? Hide? Etc.
Hide, I'm a scaredy cat.

5. What is your favorite meal of the day?
Breakfast, I LOVE cereal.

6. How do you best learn? Visual? Listening? Hands on?
Definitely a visual learner, the more pictures or videos the better!

7. What is your favorite joke?
This is my 5 year old's favorite: What's black and white and yellow?...........................A bus full of zebras

And I can't forget the required funny photo. I'm working through our 2011 family photos putting together a photo book to order for the year and this is from Christmas. Funny because I'm wearing penguin pj pants (that I made) and a big pink scarf!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

7 Questions

Ahhh it's good to be back and it's Wednesday which means 7 Questions from Gentri Lee!
1. What's your favorite style for home decor? (eclectic, modern, shabby chic, etc.) 
2. What is the best trip you have EVER been on?
All of my childhood vacations, seriously. We saw so much of the west the US, camped by rushing mountain streams, traveled and camped in Canada. Road trips as a kid were the best! There are a lot of the trips I don't remember but I'm hoping to repeat some of those trips with my family.
3. If you could have an exotic pet, what would it be and why?
A hedgehog... is that exotic?? I think they are so cute!! But I know I'll probably never get one because I have hound dogs.
4. Do you snore? (you can be honest, we're all friends here.)
Yes, I snore and I also talk in my sleep.
5. Your car breaks down on the side of the road, what do you do?
Panic, then hope I have a cell phone with me to call my husband or one of his uncles.
6. What's one item that has been on your wishlist lately?
A jigsaw... yes, I want a saw. I LOVE and want to build sooo many more things but my husband really isn't into it and I'm intimidated by our big 30 year old circular saw so I want a jig saw so I can do some small projects without his help.
7. It's almost Summer (or winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere), what are you looking forward to most?
Our summer is going to be completely crazy!! But I'm hoping to do some fun little things with my girls while my husband is training for his new job position - go to the zoo, maybe go visit family and do some fun crafty things with my 5 year old. I want to relax and enjoy!!
And for the funny photo you get my totally unflattering "I'm about to pop", one of the last photos of me pregnant.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Girl's Hairstyle

Hello again blogging world! It's been a month now since my sweet Miss G was born and I'm feeling mostly normal. I've regained most of the feeling in both of my hands, just waiting on my finger tips. And I'm carrying around 10 extra pounds that I need to find a way to shed after my 6 week checkup. Other than the lack of sleep, I'm feeling pretty normal. I am so blessed to have 2 beautiful daughters in my life. Today was Miss L's last day of preschool so I felt it only fitting to have a special hair-do for the day. I saw something similar to this on Pinterest but the pin didn't lead anywhere. I just parted her hair on the side and divided 3 little sections off, tied each of them with a rubber band loosely and then flipped it through like an old flipped pony tail. Did anyone else use to have one of those plastic tools that helped you flip your pony tail?