Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Like most years we spent our Christmas Eve at my parent's house. Since we wouldn't be back over Christmas day, we opened our gifts that night. This did not disappoint Lillias, she was more than ready for a little present opening action! Addy was surprisingly good a present opening too, the girl loves paper!! Grandma and Grandpa did not disappoint getting Lillias a princess castle tent, it was the year of princess EVERYTHING!
Later that night before bed we put out a cookie, milk and a note to santa to say thanks!
A very good start to Celebrating CHRISTmas!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

iphone magazine idea pictures

One of my presents this Christmas was a Charles Penzone Spa gift card. So last night as I sat there enjoying my pedicure, I looked through Lucky magazine. I hate it when I see ripped out pages, there have been times where I see something I want to remember but out of respect for the next reader I don't tear anything out. So yesterday as I sat there with my iphone next to me the thought occurred to me that I should just take a picture! I'm probably the last person to think of this, but just incase you get bummed every time you see something in a magazine that you want to remember, this one is for you! ;o)

Here are some random things I wanted to check out...

I need these Band-Aid's, Lillias has her princess and Hello Kitty Band-Aid's... the sequin bling Band-Aid's are right up my ally!

Wouldn't mind this candle making my room smell wonderful! Plus in the back of the magazine they had a coupon code, can't pass that up!

I'm not a huge make-up person, but I would love to get really dressed up and "make-up-uped" and go somewhere fun... until that happens I'll take iphone photos just incase! 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Addy's Adventure

Well, I didn't make my goal of posting everyday...  Oh well, next month ;o)

Last Thursday we took Addy to Sweet n' Sassy to get her ears pierced! They require babies to be at least 6 months {we snuck her in 2 days early} 

Poor baby was so happy and smiley before and then mean mommy and daddy let these strangers poke something through her ears. She let out one really hard/loud cry, which made me cry and lets just say that she quit crying before I did! 

She has been the best baby and the only time I have ever heard her cry that loud was for shots and this :( 

They are so stinkin cute though! I love my little {chubby} baby with little pearl earrings!!

At home, still with the black dot from the marker they used.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this child??!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blessings and Challenges of being a MOM...

Today I was sitting on the couch holding Adelaide with Lillias next to me and I just felt so blessed that I had the honor of raising these two little girls! Lillias is going through a rough stage right now, and most days I feel like such a failure and a mean mom lacking the patience that she deserves. As I sat there today, however, watching my girls smile and interact with each other so lovingly I had thought that everything is going to be ok, Lillias and Adelaide will turn out ok, despite Lilli's current behavior trend she will grow out of it.. {hopefully ;o)}

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I used my kitchen for the first time since I painted the cabinets and boy did I make a mess!
The cookies were super simple and yummy but I can make a mess making anything.
I got the recipe HERE.

{cookie image taken from the recipe blog, mine did not look so perfect, haha}

Got to love a season that encourages lots of treat making and consumption! ;o)

Monday, December 20, 2010

H&M Kids Rocks!

I have found my new favorite place to buy Lillias' clothing... H&M! One opened by me late fall, and I just made it there for the first time tonight... LOVE! Cheap to make the hubby happy and rocker chic to make me happy ;)

They even have an app, yes I am convinced that they have an app for EVERYTHING!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Sunday

I found matching dresses for the girls this year to wear to church today, kinda cheesy but I think they look cute dressed the same!

We are getting pretty excited for Christmas here at our house!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Party

Tonight was our Church Christmas Party, I went early to help out and Shawn was in charge of getting the girls ready... he did a pretty good job, the girls were both reasonably dressed and he was only 20 mins late! ;o) 

I think I look a little crazy eyed in this picture, but people kept saying how cool it was that Addy and I coordinated, so here is one of me and my girl... 

 What a difference a year makes, this year she was very eager to tell Santa that she has been a good girl and wants Sleeping Beauty Earrings! Funny girl!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Adelaide at Six Months

Last night Lillias stayed the night at Grandma and Grandpa Adams house so it was just Addy and I this morning. Addy has been sick with a cold, but instead of being a cranky baby she slept until 10am and woke up happy. Looking so cute even sick, here is a picture I snapped of her at {almost} 6 months...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Got to Love Audrey...

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
— Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lillias' Preschool Christmas Program

Today Lillias had her preschool Christmas Program. The Grandparents on both sides and Uncle Scott all came to watch her in action. It was so sweet to see my little girl up on stage singing and dancing {wiggling}.

Lillias lead the group into the room, Miss Vickie {her teacher} to her right.

I love that she goes to school at a church and they incorporated the real meaning of Christmas into the show! Lillias is REALLY excited to get presents this Christmas, she defiantly gets that part about the holiday but isn't to interested in the part about Jesus. Every night in our prayer we say something about remembering the real meaning of Christmas and how it is because of Christ's birth that we celebrate Christmas {i.e. get presents ;)}

Here is the school tree with all the kids hands, so cute!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If I wasn't still painting...

If I wasn't still painting the cabinets, I would be making these fabulous Christmas crafts:

Top Left: Button Wreath Ornament by Martha Stewart 

Bottom Left: Baby Sock Advent Calendar by Martha Stewart

Middle: Wrapping in Style via 6th Street Design

Top Right: Cookie Puzzle by Martha Stewart

Bottom Right: Christmas Card Holder Wreath by Fern Creek Cottage

Monday, December 13, 2010

Random Kid-Cuteness!

I have taken a lot of pictures on my iphone since I got it almost two years ago, and hardly ever do anything with them. I love looking back through them though, because it's like a timeline of the places we have gone and the things that make up our daily lives. 

Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorites from the last couple months...

 Poor little neglected child passed out watching cartoons today while I was {still} painting. What makes my neglect worse is that she has a cold :( Still so cute!!

Lillias got a kids meal at sonic a couple months ago and took it to the food court at the mall... this was the rockin toy. She thought they were cool for all of about 1 minute {thankfully, haha} 

More random playtime shots of my happy baby!

While I wasn't looking Lilli got into my wallet and took out all my money, she usually just goes for the coins but this day she took me for all I had. It wasn't a small amount either. We have been really focusing on sharing lately and so when I asked her to put it all back into my wallet she informed me that I needed to share and handed me a 1 dollar bill. Mind you it was the only one mixed in with 20's! Smart girl! ;o)

There is lots of sisterly loven going on at our house. It is so amazing to watch these two together!

I am a blessed mama!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Art Work = Photographs

When I was first married and learning to decorate a home I thought I needed traditional art work to fill my walls. I have since learned about myself that I'm not a traditional art worky type of person... I love photographs! Mostly of the people I love, but I also photographs of random things that make up daily life. 

I stumbled on a blog that I have since forgotten, but they mentioned that if you go to the canvas people website you can get a free canvas print! {You just have to pay shipping} Check it out....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

So Far...

For all the hours I have spent thinking about and then working you'd think I'd be further along... But here it is so far {forgive the iphone quality picture}. My excuse for not being further along is that Shawn got into a car accident that totaled his car the night before last... now that sounds worse than it was, his car was a junker. The airbags did go off and so he is pretty sore, but overall he is ok. So his focus has been on finding a new car, while I work on the cabinets with my two helpers ;o) One of these days I hope I'll look at them and say "oh that was totally worth it!" Hopefully.... 

Oh and notice my favorite thing, out of everything..... THE BACKSPLASH! I love it!!! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

See ya in a year...

Well not really, but I am up to my eye balls in never-ending cabinet dust! Yesterday and today we worked on getting the wood filler on all the doors to get rid of the grain and then sanding them down. Tomorrow we will prime and hopefully get the first coat of paint... wish me luck! 

Back to the freezing cold garage I go... to sand, sand, sand!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Etsy Love

You that know me, know that I am a huge Etsy fan! People are SO creative!! One store that is filled with loveliness and great gift source is The Sweet Life by Design. Check her store and blog out, you won't be disappointed, especially if you are a ruffle lover like I am!

I love these Iphone cases!

Pretty sure I need these towels in my bathroom!

Who wouldn't love these tissue holders, cute and functional!