Sunday, March 28, 2010
More on why my day started so early soon..... pinky swear.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
So... what did I find? So glad you asked! ;)
I was really looking for 2 things: stuff to decorate my home (y'all know that's my fav hobby!) and stuff to dress up my kids. I scored on both!
$2 hair bows - seriously, I couldn't make 'em myself for that! Got Big Sis 4, including OSU orange....
Got this cute burnout tee.....
The challenge: to work out 5 times/wk... or 20 out of 26 days until the Semi-Homemades and Everythings head to Vegas! At least 12 of those 20 (3/wk) have to be jogs - the rest can be jogs or strength training. I've got some girlfriends on FB I can check in with for motivation.
The progress: I'm 10 days in... and I've worked out 8 times! It's amazing what kind of motivation you can find when you're staring at your first vacation. In.two.years. Today I even worked out at 5am because I had plans tonight.... and Sat I even jogged 3.5 miles with a hangover! ;)
And for all you running experts out there... when should I quit adding distance and try to add speed? (I'm currently running 5.0 mph.)
Oh, and I was planning to give you another installment of running music (rap volume 3 - or is it 4?) Stay tuned for that next time!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Initial Wax Seal Necklace - they're giving one away! Ahhhh, this would make me so happy! I love these necklaces so much, that you may remember me telling y'all how I bought one for a friend of mine when the adoption for her son was final. They're just perfect... for a mom, a bride, a friend, yourself.
Simply visit their blog and enter - it's so easy! And if you win... come back and tell me how much you LOVE your new necklace!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Awww, I just love, love Wishful Wednesdays with Kelsey! (I'm totally bummed I missed last week's... it was about wedding gowns... maybe I'll swing back around and do it later this wk. You know me - I don't concern myself that much with actual timing!)
This week's topic:
'I wish' .... I could win the lottery REAL soon, and I would hope to______!
**The real question is would you
1.) quit your job/career
2.) continue working
My first thought was... everyone will know what my answer is! But now I'm not so sure.... y'all know I adore my kiddos and would love nothing more than to spend more time with them. So, would you guess this to be my answer?
'I wish' .... I could win the lottery REAL soon, and I would hope to work for myself!
Yep! I'd put that money into my millions of business ideas (all of which are creative.... y'all may remember this one, about my dream business, from a past Wishful Wed.) I'd do something I was passionate about... on MY schedule... not worry about the $ I'm bringing in.... and spend tons more time with my beautiful babies!
Then, after a couple of years of establishing my new dream business, I'd use the earnings from that business to begin mr. fix-it's custom building company (giving the economy time to heal in the process)! Ahhhh, to dream!
Be sure to visit Kelsey's Wishful Wednesday and tell us what YOU would do if you won the lottery!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I love to plan... and I always have a plan..... mr. fix-it and I have had a long-term plan since we moved to TX... I'll spare you the details, but the premis is this: work as hard as we can, in order to afford ourselves flexibility to chase dreams and take risks...
But, no matter how meticulous you are in that plan.... no matter how much effort you've put into it.... no matter how 'fail proof' it is... I'm starting to realize, the truth is this:
In the end, it's just our plan - me and mr. fix-it's. Apparently, someone else has bigger plans. I'm going to (try!!) to trust in those.... continue to work my ass off.... even if it appears that our plans are changing. It's kinda scary (and disappointing and a huge mix of emotions) and I'm not sure what the outcome will be... but as mr. fix-it said... it always works out, even if we have no idea how it possibly can. I have the best husband... :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Reading back through what I wrote about this day last year, I found myself still feeling the same way (isn't it nice when you agree... with yourself?) ;)The recession has had a big impact on so many moms I know - moms who were staying home, but had to go back to work.... wives who are supporting the family while a husband has lost a job.... and more!
Tell a working momma how great she is today! (And she'll probably tell you how great YOU are - and that you've made her day!) Hugs to ALL my mommy friends!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
And so... concept #1..... Big Sis in Wonderland!
The color palette:
What's awesome about this theme is how the color palette plays into Big Sis's current bedding perfectly. Woo hoo! This takes the pink & green from her bedding... color scheme from Paper Presence!
It almost seems necessary to have a big tree decal in a corner... but it would have to be really dense, if that makes sense... and almost dark... maybe too scary! ;)
The bedding: You could go over-the-top on bedding....
So..... what do ya think of this Alice in Wonderland themed bedroom?
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
'I wish' .... I could have gone to the 2010 Winter Olympics to see one event, and it would have been the women's downhill!