Tuesday, August 31, 2010

nesting much?

2 more quilt tops started:

i might be a little out of control...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

i was getting really sick of this space:
blah blah

so i grabbed a couple projects to "re-lift" this entry table.

this mirror was left on the side of the road for trash; love those finds!

i painted it blue, distressed it a little and paired it with my new lamp revamp to 
give this table a slight shabby chic feel:

i still feel like something is missing, but it does the job. a little more simplistic than before.

another lamp revamp

i bought this lamp shade a couple years ago from hobby lobby
it was plain white and was meant to be decorated.
i covered it with scrapbook paper and gimp for my lovers' side of the bed:

i basically got sick of it, so decided to follow this fabulous tutorial to revamp it:

i just used an old sheet i had lying around, so this project was totally free!
and totally easy and quick.
anyone could do it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


summer is finally here in monterey.
after months of breezy 60's, we have sun and 80's.
this means pure bliss at the beach.
it doesn't matter that i am 35 weeks pregnant and huge, 
i still sport my swimsuit to get some sun,
you know, to mask those stretchmarks a little:)

needless to say, the kids had a blast:


potty training was a success. after a  L  O  n   g   week, the girl is basically trained. she still has accidents and we haven't mastered the poop thing, but that's fine. a lot less diapers for me to change and buy. 2 kids down, ? to go...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

potty report

potty training day 3:
she's doing okay. 
doesn't quite have it down yet.
my sanity however, is still questionable.
get these pregnancy hormones in check already!

just to prove that my children are still alive and enoying life:

tom and jerry is their favorite dvd right now.
anybody else for tom and jerry? it's so my childhood.

Monday, August 16, 2010

potty report

potty training day one:

2.5 accidents
6-7 successes
lots of juice
no leaving the house
sanity still in check...


this too shall pass

and i'm so happy to report that it has.
my sweet boy is back.
and so am i as a mother.

it's interesting to see the phases that arise in parenthood.
not fun to be amidst them, but i have learned that everything passes.

the mister had a training day on saturday, so i took the children to a free kidfest 
at the monterey fairgrounds. they had a blast:

sunday was extra special. church (stake conference) gave me the spiritual confirmation that we are doing this parenthood thing right. i may not be perfect, but these children are growing with love around them and are being taught what is right and true in this world.

the boy was so snuggly all day:
this is why they call it the best job in the world:


to simplify my week, my only two goals are:
1- keep my house clean. like on top of it clean... all week.
2- potty-train the girl.

oh, and keep my sanitiy this time of course...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


i've always considered my children to be relatively well-behaved. sure, they have their whiney, bratty, grumpy, sassy moments, but pretty good over all and easy to reason with.

not the case this last week.

maybe it's the pregnancy hormones, but i can't count the number of times i have cried over my children's behavior, or prayed for my own self control and patience lately.
go ahead and call CPS on me, but i switched the door handle in their room so the lock is on the outside. just so i can lock the boy in time out.

he is trying my role as a mother more than ever. no obeying, no listening, no reasoning. this is why they call it the hardest job in the world. tonight at the dinner table, he {my almost 4 year old} stormed off with an angry face, folded arms and stomps. his teenage years flashed before my eyes and i lost it. bawling. what a wreck i am. i feel out of control and emotionally out of tune with him.

 don't let her fool you. she's not as sweet as she looks.

he did however, take these great pictures of himself and sister. classic trouble-makers, right?

so, after my appointment tomorrow morning, my week calms down and i am re-devoting myself as a mother. giving it my all and all the consistancy in my being. this has to end so i can love on these babes as much as possible before #3 comes. i can do this.

i CAN do this.



Friday, August 6, 2010


did you know that i have a huge fear of sewing anything other than a straight line?
it's true. 
so i'm tackling my fears head on. 
i decided to follow this tutorial from cluck cluck sew
{i think she might be my
favorite blogger quilter} for paisley's quilt.
so here's my start at it. some of my favorite fabric combo's before i cut them into quarters:

i really have no theme of colors or patterns here, i just went for saturated colors.
crossing my fingers it plays out well. 
wish me luck!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

waiting for miss bonnie {or my quilt lady as i like to call her}

i have finally finished the boy's quilt top. i seriously started this over a year ago.
nesting is in full swing and i'm moving on to the girl(s) quilts. weird to say that:)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

tortoise shells

these are my new glasses:

and this is my latest read:

this picute was on accident, but way cool huh? 
the only part in focus is through the lens of my frames.

does anyone have any thoughts for me on wuthering heights?
i hated this book, but couldn't put it down, so kind of loved it?
i can't decifer my feelings!