Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
This is a sweater that I have had that I love but has a couple of spots on it. I love this color green especially this time of year!!
Now I get to wear the sweater in a different way!! It's now a scarf
Amelia loves this denim dress but it's way too short. I had this other dress from when she was a baby that I love. So I put her favorite dress together with my favorite dress and this is what we got.
I added a little lace because I am still learning to sew and I made a mistake in the front. I thought I would cover it up with some lace. I am so into lace these days.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
PHOTO 1 Before
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday was Great Grandma's birthday (Tommy's grandma), so I decided that I would take the kids for a visit today. The kids were super excited to see her. I enjoy taking the kids to see Grandma and Pappou, especially when it's just us.
Grandma had an activity idea for the kids. She had these gold streamers that she thought that they could have fun with and boy did they, especially when great Grandma threw it up in the air and it flew all over the place. It was all over the sun room and we would drag it into the house when we went inside. It got all tangled up in the wheels of the car and bike. Amelia was calling it gold snow as she laid down on the floor and made a snow angel. I tried cleaning it up the best that I could but every time I did, I would get yelled at by Pappou telling me that he needed something to do after we left.
We had a great visit, there was no crying, yelling and fighting. We got to sing happy birthday and watch grandma make the flame disappear without blowing out the candle.
There is something that makes me happy about watching my kids play and bond with their Great Grandparents. I think that the kids are very lucky to have four of their great grandparents still around!!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This book has made me crazy with all the talk about toxins in basically everything we use...cleaning sprays, soaps, lotion, makeup, laundry detergent, our clothes, sheets. The list goes on and on. I am thinking to myself every time I use on of these items I am releasing toxins into the air for A&A to breath in. OH MY GOD!!! I could be getting them sick. What am I to do?
Well I think I need to make a game plan. One thing that can help is to have about 15 plants in the house. It can get rid of 90% of the toxins in the house. I have two right now, but I think I want to go to get a few more today!
The book suggests getting rid of all the things I mentioned above. That seems like a lot of money down the drain. I know that the cleaning spray I use is safe. So I am good there. I will replace the items with the better stuff or I can make homemade stuff.
I keep telling myself that the kids have been ok so far. (KNOCK ON WOOD)!!!
Sometimes, reading something to help you, can actually make you go crazy. I should just stick to romance novels. Speaking of which after we did Borders I dragged Tommy kicking and screaming to see Valentine's Day!!
The book suggests using Shaklee products. Go to shaklee.com to find a distributor near you. Also Oprah loves this product...Shaklee Basic H2.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Amelia woke-up Saturday night vomiting, this morning Aiden woke up vomiting and Tommy came home this morning from work sick. I am doing everything to make sure I don't get sick.
I am relying on these products. I am constantly washing my hands with Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay beauty-Lavender scent to keep my calm.
After I was my hands I slather my hands in Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (this has really helped my hands from getting too dry).
I am cleaning up everything with my absolute favorite all-purpose cleaning spray J.R Watkins Natural Home Care Cleaner, the scent is lemon and it smells so good and cleaning everything top notch. In the background you probably see my Valentine's Day towels. I love to decorate for the holidays, and so does my little girl.
I am praying that I stay healthy, we have too much going on this weekend!! Stay warm and enjoy the snow!!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
First stop was to the Salvation Army...some might be shocked that I would go there, but since I have been blogging I have been truly inspired by the things some ladies do and most of them find their great things from Salvation Army and thrift shops. I wanted to see if I would be so lucky. Well I wasn't, I was there for about 10 minutes looking for something or anything that would inspire me. No such luck.
My next stop was to American Ribbon and Craft Outlet. If you love ribbons this is the place for you. I recently learned that they sell fabric. Since I have been trying to sew I thought that this would be a great place to find some material and it was because they had pieces of material that cost $1.69. It's very nice and rich looking. So I bought 7 pieces of material to do whatever my heart's content.
My next stop was to a antique store that I have never been to and it's a shame that I have never been there because they had a lot of nice stuff there for a great price. I found two great items the New Jersey handkerchief pictured above and a half oval table, I spent $13.00. What a deal. I spent about an hour just looking at all the great stuff. I can't wait to go back!!
My next destination was to TJ Max. I could just walk around there forever. I must be there all the time because the manager was so happy to see me as she was waving and asking me how I've been.
My last stop was to Target. I needed to get some things for the house.
I had such a relaxing day and then night came. I was sitting downstairs with my parents as Tom was getting the kids ready for bed. All of the sudden I heard bang, bang bang, and crash. Amelia was screaming and crying, she had fallen down the whole flight of stairs. She had put her sleeping bag over her head and fell down the stairs. She was bleeding, her foot was bruised very badly and it was swollen. Both Tom and my father said she should go to the hospital, to make sure that it's not broken. Amelia would not walk or stand on her foot. We went to the hospital and had some x-rays taken. The Doctor told us that she had no broken bones. We were so happy. I think that Tommy and I aged about 15 year last night. As we were taking Amelia to the hospital I said to Tommy that we should have gone out for dinner when my parent's offered to watch the kids.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tommy and I spent all day Sunday going through the toys and putting all the similar toys together. We started upstairs first and then worked our way to the downstairs.
Most of the toys were divided between Amelia and Aiden's room, since that 's where they've been playing.
I left some toys downstairs for instance their kitchen supplies and all their electronic toys. When I started to organize the kitchen stuff I decided it would be a good idea to organize them into categories of fruit/vegetables, grains, dairy, etc. This way when we clean up we can talk about the food groups.
It has been helpful because the kids know where everything goes and when they are looking for something I can tell them where to go.
I may have gone over the deep end here by organizing too much but I think that my sanity is worth it.