Monday, January 24, 2011

{Retail Therapy}

In the last few weeks we've had some big changes happen in our family that have been causing me some stress.  Well last night the inevitable meltdown reared its ugly head.  And lets just say there were lots of tears and not nice words.  {Disclaimer: this really was just a meltdown on my part... Andrew had nothing to do with this.  He was nothing but supportive.}  So what's this girl to do when she's feeling down in the dumps and is a prisoner at home with sick munchkins?  A little online retail therapy... or at least making a wish list.  Here's a few finds that I've decided I NEED...
I swear I marked the store I found all these at, but can't find the link now
I'm thinking I should get into jewelry making... I could have all of these then
This necklace gets me all excited for summer

Next I headed to amazon to check out the lighting... Now I think this is gorgeous and would love love love to put it in our master bedroom, but the only thing Andrew could say when I showed him was "Ug" - Heavy emphasis on the "U" sound.
I think I'll take a few in some fun happy colors

Love the aqua

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Welcome Baby Ashlynn

Didn't Baby Ashlynn's birth announcement come out so cute!?!  My sister did them for me.
Here's a link to her website: Perfect Prints

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcoming A New Year

Wow!  Where has 2010 gone!?!  This last year has been such a blur.  Our family grew by one with the addition of our baby Ashlynn last month.  We were also able to accomplish so much around our home, which is surprising considering that baby number three was a little bit of a surprise and I felt so tired and lousy for a good portion of my pregnancy.  Many of those projects I still have to post about actually... I was a total slacker this year with the blog.  Anywho, this year will be different.  I have so much I want to do.  So many goals and projects on my to-do list.  To help me remember everything that I want to accomplish I've decided to borrow Kim's method of goal making from NewlyWoodwards.  So here it goes...

January Goals:

    Finish cleaning up Christmas decor
    Finalize decorating plans for toy room
    Clean house and prepare for guests

    Try three new recipes
    Organize freezers

    Practice having more patience
    Read stories at least once a day
    Do a munchkin craft once a week

    Finish sewing curtains for the nursery
    Make at least three hair bows

    Save half the cost of new desk
    Spend $300 on groceries this month

    Go back to the gym this month
    Start a personal scripture study routine
    Read a book
    Blog once a week