2.21.2008

Things are a changin!!

Oh my! Nesting mode has hit me HARD!!! I have torn the 2 bedrooms upstairs apart and am "kinda freaking out" according to my husband!! I didn't nest like this with Kennedy so it has taken us both by surprise!!!

But first, here is my latest card. I am pretty pleased with it! I am loving the Making Memories Noteworthy line!
And I just have to share this rather creepy photo of Kennedy. Over the last few weeks she has been into making this face. And she even wants to do it to Jeff and my faces! She said "You're eyes are bleeding!!!" Where she picked this up I have no idea!!!!!
Also, I have gotten out all the old infant onesies and jammies Kennedy used to wear and washed them! Oh memories!! I also got a few new onesies and made a few cute lil shirts. Just used some fun iron ons! You can see them below! I hope they are gender neutral enough for either sex!!!

And I got a "little" crafty! I sewed some buttons on Kennedy's shirt in the shape of a heart! I know, I know...not very impressive - but I was proud of myself anyway!!!!
And some of you have been asking to see photos of Kennedy's new big girl room! It is still definitely a work in progrees but here are a few peeks.
The dresser below is identical to mine as a kid...we just used pink knobs instead!!!
I bought lots of organizational stuff for her closet! I love organizers! These pink and green ones match her walls perfectly!!!
And here is a shot of one of her walls and her new sheets. We hand painted the scallops! The Princess is a rub on I found at Target! Love Target! And I am in love with her polka dot sheets! She has the matching duvet cover but her comforter is being dry cleaned right now. What do you think???
Just over a week until our new little one joins us! Hard to believe we will soon be a family of four!!!




2.18.2008

SuperStar!!!

Kennedy sure thinks she is a super star!!! As of late she has wanted to perform nightly! And we happily oblige her!!! Below she was singing and dancing with her karoke machine for Papa Lou! She was singing to Ralph's World - and the girl knows every stinkin' word!!!!



Speaking of Ralph's World...here is a layout I did about Kennedy's concert experience!!!



On Sunday, MiMa brought over Daddy's old trumpet! Kennedy knew what it was right away and was WAY excited to try it! It took only 2 days for her to figure out how to blow correctly to produce a REAL trumpet sound! I was quite impressed!


Our kitchen is on phase 2 of remodeling.....here are some peeks!!!! LOL!


I do have some small fun scrappy news to share! This is copied straight from the Zest Blog:

At Lime Tart we don’t like to endlessly taunt and tease with our new and upcoming products. Our sneak peeks are normally not so sneaky. But, I am sorry to say that this time around we are just so excited that we are bursting at the seams and simply must tell you about our newest kit about to hit the site for purchasing.
We’d like to introduce you to our new Lemon Myrtle Tart!
Lemon Myrtle is a native Australian tree with clusters of creamy, white flowers and strong lemon scented leaves. Its leaves are used to add a citrus flavour to both sweet and savoury food products. It’s the perfect name for our newest addition.
So exactly what ingredients will be in our Lemon Myrtle Tart? Why all things Australian of course! This Tart is going to be a generous assortment of embellishments, stamps, chipboard, flowers and many more things created or designed by Australian companies and artists.
We have some wonderful guest designers coming on board to create with our new kits. The following list of people were selected from our latest design team call and we look forward to them joining us in the very near future to see the fabulous blends they produce with the luscious Lemon Myrtle Tart!
Erlia Abdullah



Anna Eyjolfsdottir

Trace Geworsky

Danielle Holsapple



Gretchen Schmidt

Emeline Seet-Ng

Kandis Smith

Virginie Wurtz

I was VERY excited to see my name on there!!!!


Not much new....just preparing for Baby #2 and working on the kitchen!!


Hope you all are well!








2.13.2008

A tag....

I was tagged by my friend Molly....so here goes!!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the game the player tags 5 people, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Where were you 10 years ago:
It was my junior year in college so I was in Ames, IA. Still living in the sorority (Kappa Delta) Taking lots of classes. Working as a tutor, as an assistant in an educational research center and as an assistant to my pysch professor.

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Get gas.
2. Go to the post office.
3. Grade about 60 Spanish tests.
4. Finish bagging our Valentine's goodies.
5. Do laundry.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. apple cider
2. hot cocoa
3. cheese sticks
4. ice cream
5. cereal

What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire:
I would pay off our debt, help my family with medical bills and debt, buy us all new homes and land, plan a huge vacation for us all, give a bunch to my favorite charities and relax!

Four of my bad habits:
1. Procastination
2. Picking at my fingernails
3. Snacking when I am not really hungry
4. Rolling my eyes

Five jobs that I have had:
1. Spanish teacher (jr high and high school)
2. Gymnastics coach
3. Pool manager
4. Lifeguard
5. Retail sales

Five things people don't know about me:
1. I hate my toes - I mean REALLY hate them. Actually my feet in general.
2. I am painfully shy in new social settings and situations.
3. I wish I was a SAHM. (well, some people know that!)
4. I studied in Spain for a summer.
5. I abhor talking on the phone. I am almost scared of it!

Now I must tag 5 people! I tag....

1. Ashley
2. Monica
3. Charley
4. Danielle
5. Emilie

2.06.2008

Not much new....

We still have the sickies around here. Not much new.
We have a snow day today so I am playing with my actions!!
Here is Kennedy rocking out on her Barbie guitar!!!!



Lately she has been REALLY into brushing her teeth...she wants to do it alllll the time!!! I guess it is a good habit!


And just some sweet photos of reading with daddy!!!


Hope you all are well!!!!!