Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I can't believe how fast January is going.
I had big ambitions to blog lots more.
Not only to keep you faithful readers up on whats going on,
but to document more of my life and the kiddos day to day stuff.
I wasn't shooting for every day because I know myself.
I would have failed before I started!
I'm still going to try! :)

I also want to do weigh in wednesdays.
I skipped last week on purpose.
I had gained weight and was embarrassed.
This week I am back down again.
It is SO hard to be intentional about losing weight.
I really like food, yo!
Just keeping it real.

My baby Levi has the flu today.
He is needy and clingy and whiny :(
It is sad to watch.
And icky to be puked all over!
There has been lots of cuddling and watching Disney online!

On the shop front...
I am getting ready to put these into the shop!

I am in LOVE with this batch of headbands!
I want to keep them all :)


Friday, January 13, 2012


life rearranged

Hope you had a great week.
I've been busy hence the MIA.
I'm hoping to get loads of things crossed off my list this weekend.
Then I will feel in control.
Yeah right!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Addie turns 6

Addie turned 6 years old last Thursday!
SIX... I am still in denial.
She is seriously one of the spunkiest kids I know!
I'm sure many parents can relate when I say spunky!
She got a diary for Christmas and it has been fun to see her write in it :)
She lets me read it!
I wonder how long that is going to last?
Last Friday she cleaned the whole house!
I'm not even joking! Even the bathroom.
She did ask if I would help her clean her room.
I said sure.
When I asked her, "what makes you want to clean the whole house?"
She said, "I want to make it nice for when Aunt Sarah and Andrew when they come over!"
She was getting mad with Levi every time he pulled out another toy.
Jeremy said, "isn't it annoying when you work so hard cleaning up and someone messes it up!"
"Yes!!!" she said.
I don't think she made the connection :)

I am so excited to see what this year holds for you my sweet Addie.
You are growing in your faith and it is so neat to see you want to please Jesus!
I love that you are learning to read and write!

The things you asked for are (and I quote):

"I Rile wont a marikin dol and los uv mune"

I really want an American girl doll and lots of money. :)

We told her that those dolls were very expensive
and that if you wanted one than you can save your own money.
When you save up enough money mom and dad will take you
on a train trip to Chicago where you can pick out your very own doll!
Alaina quickly jumped on board with this idea and decided that's what she wants to do too!
So that is why she wants, "los uv mune"! :)

Friday, January 6, 2012


This is my first instaFriday edition. Enjoy :)

life rearranged

This is my first instagram... I'm officially addicted to this app!

Alaina didn't want to be left out :) She is getting so big!

My crazy mother :) I love her... a lot!  

This is Joesph and his and his angry brothers...

Naughty boy!!!              

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Weigh in Wednesdays

Remember that goal of mine not to eat candy until Valentine's day?
I failed... about a handful of times!
But who's counting anyways?
I weighed myself this morning and I took a photo.
I was going to post it until i realized that my scale is a mirror. What the heck?!
So I will spare you the crazy photo and just tell you my weight :)
I weighed myself twice and this was the higher of the two weights.
So I will go with that :)
With my height (5'3") my ideal weight would be 123 pounds.
That is on the low side of the healthy weight, but I would rather be on the lower side :)
Although I will say I am not unhappy with my current weight
I just feel that I am choosing unhealthy habits and
I would like to nip it in the bud before it gets out of control.
I'm sure some of you can relate!?
Eating right is hard when there is so much junk food right at your fingertips!
It doesn't help that a certain someone is turning 6 tomorrow and I was told to make
vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles!
Who can say no to the birthday girl?

Okay all you who want to join the weigh in wednesdays, just leave me a comment and
tell me you are doing it. You don't have to leave your weight.
Unless you want to :)
If you write a post about weigh in wednesdays,
I would love to hear about it so I can come encourage you!!!


Monday, January 2, 2012

a few goals for 2012

It's a new year.
After the sugar shock I went into last month...
I think it's time to detox!
A friend on facebook said she is going with no candy until Valentine's.
I thought that that was a great goal and obtainable!
I gained 4 pounds over the holidays... BOO!
 (image source: Yahoo search using the phrase, "Muffin top")

So with the new year I am going to resurrect,
Weigh in Wednesdays.
Every Wednesday I will show my progress.
You can join me.
Keep me accountable and I will keep you accountable!
I will work hard all week and then I will let you know how it paid off.
I will also be adding what I did each day, in a quick list.
Just to give you ideas of what you can do.
If you haven't already, Pinterest is loaded with ideas for workouts.
A lot of them just needs YOU.
No workout equipment! I think that is great!
I would love it if you joined me :)
I would love to know that I am not the only one trying to lose my extra flab :)

Okay now onto what I have been wanting to get a handle on for a long time.
My photos.
They are out of control!
Seriously, I have 10's of thousands of photos and they are either on my computer or a disc.
It's bad.
Plus, I haven't printed any photos for my house in about 7 years!
That is sad.
I have so many awesome photos and they are all stored away, for nobody to enjoy!
I haven't completely decided what I want to do yet, but I do know that I want them
in a book so I can enjoy them now!
I came across this idea on Pinterest.
I like the idea of simple.
It's not super elaborate scrapbooking and I like that A LOT!
That is one thing that keeps holding me back from scrapbooking.
It takes a lot of time to create one beautiful page you see so many people creating.
There is nothing wrong with the elaborate method.
I have a ton of books with pages that are elaborate, but in a sense it is crippling me.
In my OCD, everything should look perfect mind,
I don't scrapbook because I don't have the time to create such beautiful pages.
In reality, what makes the page beautiful?
The photos!
If you have any suggestions on what you do to simplify your photos, please tell me!
I'm overwhelmed with this project, but I need to start!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you!!!
I am going to be adding a new free printable every month!
A total of 12 this year!
I hope you like them.
Please feel free to right click and save to your computer.
Print it out at home or at a lab. May I suggest!?
This printable is sized as a 5.25"x5.25"
Please use for personal use.
Do not share or use for reselling!