Friday, May 29, 2009

Show Us Where you Live - kid rooms

I have three kids ages 3, 2, and 8 months, so bear with me. They all have their owns rooms.

This 1st room is my 3 year old's room. You can't see the colors too well but we did a light pink above the chair rail, and a light green under it. Her crib was converted into a day bed, and soon we are moving her into a full size bed. She just made the move from a crib to the day bed not long after she turned three. She never tried to climb out, and we figured why rush things. I have seen too many moms move their kids too early to a bed and have to deal with months of drama.


Another view of Laura's room. The tutu thing on the wall is her bow holder. I think it's so cute. Even though she is potty trained now we just keep the diaper changing table in her room, guess we need either move that in another room or use it as a book shelf. Next to the diaper area is the laundry basket, with massive amount of dirty clothes... geez, it's never ending...

I love the dormer windows in the front bedrooms. Makes a really cute nook in the rooms.

Last view of her room and miss thing pretending to talk on a cell phone

This room is my two year olds. We did the bi- color thing again after picking out the tropical theme bedding from Pottery Barn kids a few years ago. I love the paint color combo in this room. Rachel is still in a crib, and she does get out, so we are going to convert her bed into a day bed possibly this weekend. Ayyye hope it goes well.

Another view, she has a tutu bow holder thingy as well. Rachel and my youngest don't have as many knick knacks as Laura. Guess that's a first born thing...Everyone showers the first baby with stuff and not so much with the others...Don't worry girls, I will spoil you forever.

View of dormer window area

The white cabinet I got from a neighbor when they moved away. I had to give it a fresh coat of paint, but it looks really good especially in this room. You can't see the little flower arrangement I did very well, but I made one with those huge faker gerber daisy's from Michael's, and some glitter picks.

On our last baby's room we were done with all the foo-foo. I didn't want to do pink again, and we did the beachy theme with Rachel, and I am not a fan of purple... also, I am not big on character themes. So I went with Lady Bugs. Dave painted the stripes, and he did great, but the very idea just about stroked him out. Laura I think wanted to be in all the pictures...

The crib bumper had lady bugs on it, but I took it out for safety reasons as she tends to toss and turn when she sleeps.

Another view

The only new furniture item in the room is the crib. The rocking chair was my grannys. I was going to get it recovered last summer but the quote I got for it was wayyyy crazy. The red on it is good enough to go with the room though. The dresser I believe was from my great grandparents house. I used this dresser at my apartment when I lived in Richmond for graduate school.

Last view


Emily doesn't have the cutesy dormer window in her room but that means she has lots more closet space! The decal over the crib I bought on Etsy.

So that's it! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Damn Damn Damn. I just got done watching Jon and Kate plus 8, and I am broken hearted. He says he didn't cheat, but he just doesn't seem to give a crap, so I don't know if he's telling the truth. I guess it's not our business. I know she seems like a horrible biatch, but I know how snippy I get with three, so I can only imagine what they have had to deal with. Kate looks so depressed, and Jon just doesn't seem to give a crap anymore. My husband thinks they need to bring in Dr. Phil. I hope they find happiness, and those kids are ok.


Farmer Giles

It's official. I'm Proper White Trash with my tomato topsy holder thingy as seen on tv... I was cheating on Costco at BJ's, and they had these for 8.99. We shall see if it works a darn. I also bought some pepper plants so hopefully I can grow something....


Friday, May 22, 2009

Last Day of School...

Today was Laura's last day of preschool. Yesterday her school had a huge school wide party/picnic. It was loads of fun. They had train ride, a jump thingy, clowns, ballon animals, face painting, and a magician. Funny enough I also got to see other people I know who send their kids to that school too, that I didn't have a clue went there. My old softball coach sends one of her girls there, and some old friends from highschool have kids going there.

I took a picture of Laura on her last day of school, and when you compare it to her first day, it is crazy how much she has grown up! She looks like such a baby in the first picture, and now she's a little girl....

Next year her sister Rachel will be joining her at school. Where does the time go????


Show Us Where you Live- Dining Room

So this week the theme is dining room... My dining room is the first room on the right when you walk in the front door.

My husband did the paneling and painted this room. The only new item in this room is the big china cabinet. My parents got that for us after we moved into this house. It holds our wedding china, and crystal. We do use the china from time to time, but I don't know if we will ever use the cyrstal... Just one of those things you register for before you are supposed to I guess?

The wood highchair is very old and I don't know the history behind it but I sat in it as a child, my cousin did, my mom and aunt did, and god only knows who else. It was in my granny's attic, and I made sure that sucker went home with me long before we had kids. The mini rocker in other corner was given to me a few months ago by my grandparents. That also is very old like over 100 years old, and it is kinda odd in this room, but I don't know where else to put it, so for now it sits... Our dining room table was my moms, and the chairs were my great grand mothers.
I had them recovered before we moved in.

I love the detail on the chairs. The fabric I picked out was the inspiration for the room. It has lots of orange, reds, and yellows. I love paisly print as well.


Close up of cabinet with wedding crystal and china.


This corner cabinet was my grannys as well. When I open it I can still smell her house. Inside this cabinet we now have my husbands grandparens cyrstal collection. and a few odds and ends. Again, I am sure we will never use it, but it's really pretty and means a lot. My ruff-a-muggin child Rachel can also be seen in this picture. I also have some crap stored of top of the cabinet that I need to put away.

Inside of corner cabinet

Just another view. I hate our light fixture. When we were building I picked all of them out at Lowe's to save money and still get what I want. I couldn't find anything worth a crap for the dining room, and I ended up buying this generic brass thing twice and returning it, and finally I decieded to suck it up and change it later. I still have not changed it, as I have not even looked around anymore. Any ideas please send pics my way!
Thanks for stoping by!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Softball Season

Every Monday night I play on a co-ed softball team. Out team is undefeated this year so far after 8 games. I seriously thought our team was not going to be that good, but we had a lot other people come out after we had our first practice, and we are pretty good. This season I have been playing 1st base. I never played first base before but I actually have not minded it... well until today in our 2nd game (we play double headers each Monday) when this guy ran into me like a damn train. I did at least hang onto the ball. Seriously, I wont be surprised if my half my face is bruised tomorrow, and my back hurts something fierce. Enough to pop some prescription drugs. It was nasty. We are talking football tackle style, flying through the air, and eatting dirt. He felt horrible, but I'm still alive and was able to keep playing, and most importantly he was out.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good Reads....

I love to read, and I had not taken to time to start any new books lately. While browsing at Target earlier this week I caught a book cover that caught my eye. Face it, it's usually the covers that draw me in and want me to buy a book. I downloaded it on my Kindle yesterday, and I am in love with this book. You can see the cute book cover on the right side bar to see what I am reading. It's called Pretty in Plaid, and it's about a woman looking back on her life, and wardrobe. It's hilarious! Apparently, it's the prequel to a book called Bitter in the New Black, so I will be reading that after I finish this.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Blue Berry Gap Farm

I sadly can not particiapte in Kelly's Tour of houses, as this friday the room they are showing off are guest bedrooms.... we do not have a guest bedroom. At one time we had three, but now we have three kiddos. Our house actually has 5 bedrooms, which we never in our wildest dreams thought we would fill with three kids, but hey. The last bedroom started out as our office, and has since been turned into my craft room which I don't see much of anymore but it exhists. I also don't do much crafts once it gets nice out because who wants to be cooped up when the sun is shining? If anyone sleeps at our house now we do have a lovely air mattress for them to sleep on.

I have had a few bad days and a day home with the kids and husband today was just what I needed. Dave and I spent some quality time with Rachel and Emily while Laura was at school, and then after we picked her up we all went to Blue Berry Gap Farm in Hampton to see the animals and play on the playground. It's a pretty cute little place. Not a ton of animals, but enough for the kids to get excited, and hey the place is free... The kids loved it with the exception of the oldest two getting pecked by a Turkey and freaking out. Can't say I blame them. We may eat turkey subs tonight as a pay back.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Biggest Loser

So what does everyone think about the Biggest Loser finale last night?? I didn't watch it all the time. It was a really long season...face it, they had a lot of weight to lose. The resuls the people had were amazing! The winner had been a size 22, and at the end was a size 2... I mean they ran a freaking MARATHON by the end...unreal... I did feel bad for Tara as she always was on top until last night. I also swear she she had some botox done or something... her face looked frozen or something...

Man you know what I am waiting for though? I am waiting for one of the contestants to divulge one day about developing an eatting disorder or something from being on the show...I can only imagine what the finalists do the last few weeks before the finale. You can't tell me their not some starvation, etc going on.... I just picture them acting like the guys from my highschool who were into wrestling trying to make weight... Maybe it's against their contract if they get caught, but heck if I wouldn't put it past some of them to get a colonic, or shoot- even lipo. Maybe I am weird for even going there with my thoughts. I know how easy it is to fall into eatting disorders though.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day recap!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Dave had to work on Mother’s Day (boo, hiss) so he got me up early before he left and we did a quick celebration with the kids. Laura’s preschool class had the kids give all the mom’s a plant, and they did their hand prints and took a picture of them and laminated it. I was oohing and ahhing over the hand print craft she did, and Rachel all of the sudden ran upstairs in the playroom. A few minutes later she came down, and she proudly handed me a picture she drew. I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. She wanted to make me something too just like her sister. I grin every time I think about it.

Dave gave me a certificate for a facial to a local spa, and the Itouch. Let me just say the Itouch is the coolest little thing invented It’s basically an Iphone without the phone/camera. I can check my email with it, get on facebook, surf the net, download the cool apps which are really cool, its my planner, calculator, weather informer, clock, etc etc etc. If it could do my laundry then I would be all set. I think I understand all the hype about the Iphone/black berry’s now. I just think it’s crazy to spend the monthly fee on those. I rather go shopping hehe. With the Itouch there isn’t a monthly fee at all, and you just use wi-fi with it, which is basically everywhere these days.
A lot of the apps are free, and the others that are not free are not that pricey. Range from .99 to $5 I guess. They have apps for everything and then some…. You pay with those with your itunes account, so you can load itunes gift cards, etc. I downloaded the facebook app, cause I am all about some face book, the gossip app in which I can check out perez hilton’s blog, E, and People quickly, I also downloaded the Lose It app, to help me chart weight loss/weight gain, and Dave downloaded a poker game. I am telling you I am obsessed with this sucker. I need a name for her. (of course it’s a girl, duh, I put a cute pink protector case on it)
Dave might be getting one for Father’s Day himself as he has become obsessed with mine. He didn’t know all of the stuff you could do with it and thought it was just a touch screen ipod. I think he wants one so he can play with it during down time at work hehe.


Saturday, May 9, 2009


This has been floating around blog world, and even though I have not been tagged, I am going to tag myself cause I have nothing better to do today.

The rules:~ Upload your prom picture. If you don't have one, email your mom and have her send it to you.~ Don’t forget to include the year it was taken. Again, don't be shy. The older the better.~ Grab the "Prom Queen" button and add to your post. Tag 5 others!

Prom 1998

So this is my senior prom picture from my highschool days. Damn it's been 11 years. What I wouldn't do for the body again. It's makes me sick to think that back then I thought I was fat. Anyways, my prom was magical and all of the stuff. I was obsessed with my dress which actually came from Dillard's and wasn't all that expensive. It was all about the sequins those years. I was able to to wear it again to a college formal. My date was this guy I dated all of my senior year. We thought that I would go off to college (he stayed home and went to some school around here) and that we would get married. Ummm let's just say once I got to college I knew there was much more out in the world...It was quite the nasty break up which requires like 10 posts. The last time I saw him was when he was stalking me at Huntington Beach like a year after our break up...HOWEVER my husband worked with his best friend about 6 years ago, and get this... Dave went hunting with the best friend, and the ex knew about it and tried to talk best friend into shooting my husband... NOT EVEN KIDDING.... We actually just learned about this a few months ago. Weirdo.
So back to prom, we went to dinner at Olive Garden in Williamsburg (we thought we were super classy, and I thought I was super special when I got to order an appetizer) then prom was at some Holiday Inn in Hampton, Va, and then after prom was at Patrick Henry Mall (totally lame).
So the prom date presently lives in Florida, is married and he has three kids himself all super close in age like me. Actually, their ages are about the same as my kiddos. Isn't that weird?

I tag anyone else who wants to play!!!


Friday, May 8, 2009

Show Us Where you live Friday -Living Room

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Welcome to my Living room. When you walk in the front door this room is right to your left.

We recently painted this room a pale light blue. The husband put up the chair rail himself about 2 years ago. Take note of the lovely swing in the room. By the way we love this baby swing! Our first one died after we wore it out on out first two babies, and this was my babyshower gift from my coworkers before I had Emily. It has been wonderful and it can run off of electricity! You have no idea how many batteries we went through on the first swing... The quilt on the chair my mom quilted for me. We don't usually keep it in there, but oh well, I didn't have time to clean for pics.


In this view you can see a little more of the room. The white shelf ledge thingy I recently got at a garage sale and I put some pretty shells on it that I had on display in the bathroom. I figured this way they could be seen a little more. On this wall we also have a family picture of us when there was 2 kids. We did it in Novemeber of 07 as we didn't have a family photo, and we figured we were done with kids so it was time... who knew we would be pregnant again in less then 2 months... Guess it's time for another family photo!


In this view you can see the other side a little better. On this wall we have our wedding picture, as well as pictures of the girls in their christening gowns. We are having Emily baptized probably within 2-3 months, so she will be added on the wall then. On the little table with the lamp we have our wedding album on it, and a few framed photographs. I have one of those digital frames on their as well, but I probably have turned it on once. It's just something hard to remember to do.


These items are really cool. The barrel shaped desk is something my parents got at a auction forever and a day ago, and they offered it to us not long after we moved in. It's really unique and very old. It has so many neat hidden compartments. We have this antique inkwell brass thing on it that my grandfather gave to me that serves no purpose whatso ever but I am told it is old and valuable, and he likes to see it when he comes over so that is where we keep it!

The marble top table is just really pretty. It was in my granny's house who passed away in 2008. When she moved in the nursing home and we were diving items up/cleaning out the house this was something I really wanted, and I lucked out. We have a few wedding photos on it, and our Bose Wave Sound System.

dining room1

Just another view of the room from standing in our den. I love the tops of our windows in our downstairs as it lets in more light.

Thanks for coming by and checking out my living room!


Thursday, May 7, 2009


Today my oldest child refused to come home today when I got home from work, had a tantrum, hurt my feelings a million times over, hit me as hard as she could several times in my face, etc and my mom (who witnessed this) was silly enough to wonder why I was in a bad mood and told me I must have had a bad day at work. Umm no. My child is just possesd by a demon, and is getting confused by having rules at home and little or none at their house. So of course that makes me a super fun mom. I may or may not have thrown the closest object within my reach in the kitchen on the floor immediatly after she made her comment to to me. And Dave worked overtime tonight.. lovely

Monday, May 4, 2009

Target your getting a little crazy...

Every Monday morning I try to stop in Target on my way to work, or on the way home to buy Baby Formula, and Baby food. Yeah I had hopes of making my own baby food for Emily, but it didn't happen. Regardless of not being breast fed, or having organic home made food, she's still hitting all her milestones ahead of time, and is such a happy go lucky baby. Even though I go there for just those two things I always like to browse the clothes. Target has always had cute stuff but lately their prices just seem a little crazy. Don't get me wrong, the stuff is still affordable, BUT why on earth would I pay $40 + for a dress from Target, or some shoes for $30? I mean it's Target...I expect a better deal... I can get better quality and cheaper prices at Tjmaxx , or the sales at J.Crew, Ann Taylor, etc.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bump It!

Ok I will admit it, I want one of these... Does that make me a super big loser?