Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Catching Up...Again

Blogging continues to be a lesser priority of late, but I'm A-OK with that...spending lots of good, quality time with my babies (& Brad) & enjoying life - doesn't get better than that! I did want to post a few pics, though...mostly of the kiddos, as I'm definitely behind there...

Walker got "Big Loader" for Christmas - I will have to post more on it soon - he is OH SO IN LOVE with it...
A hold over from the Simple Mom Spring Clean - the before of my bathroom cabinet - yikes!
And after - much, much better...why didn't I do this before? Walker was watching me clean it out, and looked at both my fingernail polish remover & the bottle of rubbing alcohol & thought they were water & said as much when asking for a drink...I promptly pulled out my Mr. Yuk stickers and we had a quick lesson on who he was & to not touch those bottles (or any others with those stickers) & to always ask me if he wanted something to drink. It was a great reminder to me of how important poison safety is! I keep that cabinet locked with a childproof lock, though I'm sure I slip occasionally and leave it undone - but this was a fabulous reminder for me & will keep me on my toes with that lock. If you haven't done it already - stop and send away for your FREE Mr. Yuk stickers now!!!

My sweet girlie...in one of her favorite sleeping spots...

she was cheezin' it after a nap.
Walker is so in love with the "meet the...letters, shapes, numbers, colors & sight words" by Preschool Prep Company - definitely a great purchase!

I can hardly believe that baby C is old enough for a Bumbo - 2 more days and she'll be 4 months old...oh how time flies!

Love, love, love it!
Have a great night!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

wall vinyls here we come!

Thanks to Josh & Brenda, Brad & I were recently introduced to wall vinyls...and quickly fell in love. We've decided to expand our business line & start offering vinyls as well on etsy. Thought I'd share a few of our current designs with you here...we're currently building our design inventory, so if you have any ideas - we'd love to hear them!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Long Time, No Blog

Where does the time go? Never thought I'd end up taking a 2 month hiatus from blogging, but that is certainly how it's turned out. Cameron already hit the 3 month mark...wow! Life is wonderful having 2 babies at home...not that you can really call Walker a baby anymore - oops! Nonetheless, 2 certainly takes more time than 1! For the past couple of months, I've given myself a break from blogging in an effort to work on adjusting to 2 and trying to work on our household running more smoothly, an ongoing project for me.


Simplemom is kicking off a 2 week Spring Cleaning party today, and that was a great impetus for me to jump back in - before & after pictures always help keep me motivated! We've had a good bit of company in the past weeks, so our house has been relatively neat, but I am a clutterbug, so there are always a few too many piles. I'm hoping that these next 2 weeks will get me a little closer to maintaining our house in a company-ready state...here we go! Today's task was to simply get rid of the trash &/or things that need to be given away...

My baking cabinet is where I keep my cookbooks/recipes & it has long been out-of-control - you could hardly get the flour out without an avalanche of recipes hitting the floor. It was definitely time to work on this one!
After (yea!) I can't wait to hear what Brad has to say the next time he opens up this cabinet! The top 2 shelves still need some work, but at least it's now easy to access things on the bottom one.
My jewelry armoire is my favorite bedroom catch-all...drives me crazy, yet again & again it gets covered up - must have something to do with being out of reach of toddler hands!

The baker's rack...ahh...another nemesis of mine. Would hate to even think about how many times I've cleaned this puppy off and vowed to not let it get this way again...ahem...

The bottom still looks a bit chaotic, but that's because we keep a crate of Walker's books & some little people for him to play with in the kitchen/dining area...it gets pulled out daily & played with, and since it really isn't the problem here, I didn't even touch it today...it's my junk that's a problem on this piece! I do need to look for a more closed basket/tote to store them in so they aren't quite so visible!

The bar seems to collect all sorts of things - Brad and I are both guilty of coming in the door & dropping any & everything right here...seems like it might be time for the Christmas reindeer salt&pepper shakers to be put away...you think? ;)

This little spot on the counter was meant to be a good snack launching point, but quickly spiraled out of control...

Ah - the bench...a gathering spot for all things headed downstairs...and/or extra baby gear...

Yea - I feel like major progress has been made, and overwhelming, it has not been. Can't wait to see what the next 2 weeks bring! I won't promise to blog every day, but I will try to keep up as much as I can...we'll see! And now I leave you with the cutest little toesies you've ever seen!