Monday, October 29, 2012


We really haven’t been “busy” but my days feel full!  I don’t have a lot of actual computer time anymore.  What I do is usually done from my phone!  But today I finally uploaded a few pictures that have been sitting on my camera for weeks months.  I figure my family will enjoy these!


Caroline’s little party that we did for her on her actual birthday.  She woke up from her nap and had her present from us and cake and balloons!  She (and Amelia!) loved it!


Not gonna lie.  I didn’t have time to make a cake.  Give me a break, Walker was 2 weeks old!  So we got a rainbow Walmart cake…and it was actually REALLY good!  My big girl *loves* all kinds of cake.


And balloons….


And like every kid…she loves unwrapping presents!



Amelia just woke up.  Caroline is pretending to have “fever.”  She needed a pillow and a blanket!


Oma got the girls dancing outfits!  Caroline had a peanut butter face.


A huge mudhole!  Thanks to their daddy!


Look how deep the hole was!


Filthy.  I honestly didn’t want to let them in the door.



Go Bulldogs!


Family pictures are really hard to come by.  This is reality, folks.


This post was incredibly picture heavy.  I know my family loved this!  Sorry if you aren’t family and this totally bored you.  Winking smile

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Walker 2 Month Update!

Well, I’m almost a week late but better late than never, right?  Smile  Walker is 13lbs 4oz, and at his 2mo check up he was 22 1/2 inches long.  He fits comfortably in a 3 month outfit and in some he can wear a 3-6mo.  He’s still in a size 2 diaper, although sometimes they feel snug. 
He HAS been sleeping better!  He actually had one night where he slept through the night.  It was glorious!  He hasn’t done that again, but it was nice when it happened! 
He is acting like he might be trying to stretch out his feedings just a little.  Yesterday he went 3 hours before eating one time and the day before he went 4 hours one time.  His nighttime feedings are definitely stretched out more, but I can’t tell you how far because I don’t look at the clock anymore.  I’m too tired.  Ha!
He’s a sweet baby.  He loves his mommy, his sisters (he thinks they’re funny), his paci most of the time, his swing, his blanket, nursing, and his mobile. 
He hates his bath, getting his diaper changed, and a cold wipe. 
He’s seriously the sweetest baby.  I love him so much and he really is a great addition to our family!  We love you, Walker!
Walker Smiling!
(Deda, press play!  That’s a video!)  Winking smile

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Living Room Makeover (Again…)

Before pics of LR – Please excuse the mess – it’s always like this.  HA!
Seriously – BIG difference!  Yes, I need some new pillows and matching knick knacks – but the curtains themselves made a huge difference in the room.  I’m so happy with them!
DSC_0190The curtain rods are from Lowes (Allen Roth – Walnut Stain) and the fabric for the curtains is Wildwood Jubilee by Richloom.  I ordered mine from  She had the cheapest price I could find anywhere!DSC_0194DSC_0196DSC_0202
This picture is a good representation of the actual color of the fabric!
Love the fabric!
These curtains definitely have a lot of mistakes and I can’t sew a straight stitch to save my life.  But HEY – not that many people are gonna be checking out my stitches.  They were a labor of love – because I love them.  A lot.  I used THIS tutorial to make my curtains.  I used it more as a guide than anything.  Mine are lined and I wanted to make sure I did that right.  Two panels can be lined from 1 king size flat sheet.  My curtains needed to be 90” long and 54” wide, and it worked perfectly.  It took about 2hrs to make 1 panel.  It could just be that I’m slow, though.  Winking smile 
I think it made a huge difference in my living room.  Now I gotta talk Judd into a new couch (I’m thinking leather to break up the throw up of beige) and I’ll be pretty content with my living room.  The big cabinet from my MIL is coming along!  Pictures coming soon! 
I know you’re all tired of hearing about my living room so I’ll try to keep these posts to a minimum from here on out.  Winking smile 
Now, back to the regular programming…
Nakey baby!  (Washcloth for modesty.)  Smile

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Living Room Progress

So since my last post I’ve made quite a bit of living room progress.  I spent HOURS searching the internet for more fabric that I liked that wasn’t $17/yd.  I didn’t find any.  So I put it all in my shopping cart.  Enough to make 6 panels.  And I stared at the price.  And I stared some more.  Then I decided that was just WAY too much since I have to make so many panels and I went back to the drawing board.  I even had a friend send me a picture message of some she found while fabric shopping! (Thanks, Erin!) 

While I was looking for the 100th time, I stumbled across some that I hadn’t seen before.  It’s called Wildwood Jubilee by Richloom.  I loooooooooove it. 


It photographs a little more vibrantly than the colors actually are, but you get the gist.  It’s perfect.  And at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store, it’s $7.98/yd.  Talk about MUCH BETTER.  My total was HALF of what it would’ve been.  Shipping was also $7.99 no matter how much I ordered.  My order was 13lbs, and it still shipped (quickly, might I add!) for $7.99.  I’m very happy!

I also got my curtain rods from Lowes.  We checked our gift cards and had $100 on it so we went for it.  The rods are a little long so Judd is going to cut about 7 inches off of each one.  I love the way they look though.  We hung the rods but I’ve yet to start on the new curtains.  My fabric just came in on Friday night around 9pm…our UPS guy runs late out here!

Anyway – I’m very excited!  We’re also really coming along on the cabinet my mother-in-law gave me.  The front is pretty much sanded as much as we’re going to sand it.  It’s going to be painted white so we just needed all the chippy paint removed.  The top is sanded completely.  Now we just need to clean it thoroughly, let it dry out, and get to work.  I’m also ordering some bun feet for the bottom.  I’ve found them on several places online but NO WHERE in town.  Lowe’s had 1 foot.  Seriously – ya can’t do much with only 1 foot.  But I’m really excited about all of it.  I think my sister is really tired of hearing about my living room – but I listened to her when she re-did hers so this is payback and she has to listen to me.  Winking smile 

Pictures coming soon! 

And just for Deda…


Look at that big boy! (Walker, not Judd…LOL!)  He’s 13.5lbs at 8.5wks old!  Winking smile  Love you!