Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simply Amazing.

This morning I was lucky enough to be able to witness the birth of my best friend's daughter. It was amazing. My friend is a champ I swear she was made to birth babies. She pushed for maybe 2 minutes total. I hope to be that lucky some day!

This isn't her first child, and I was lucky enough to be able to witness the birth of both of her children. I have to say, I feel so blessed that she would allow to share this experience with her, not once but twice. Her daughter's birth was just as amazing as her son's birth six years ago.

Thank you again Ambre for letting me exerience the birth of your children. I love you so much and I am so thankful for our friendship. I love watching your family grow! And hopefully soon Collin & Cambria will have a friend on the way!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thank You Craigslist

I have been hesitant to post this because I can see the eye's rolling upon reading this post. But then I decided I don't care, I'm in love and I'm sharing it with you!

Saturday afternoon I was cruising craigslist which is always a bad idea for me. I tend to always go to the baby/kid section first, just to see if there is ever a good deal. Well today was my lucky day. Let's back it up a minute, I have been obsessed with baby crap forever, more specifically strollers. I don't know what it is but I just love a good stroller. Not only do I love a good stroller, but I love a beautiful pram. I have always thought that prams were just the coolest stollers and they are just so classic and unique.

Fast forward to yesterday when I saw a tutorial that someone had done where they redid a moses basket, and it was adorable. So I started searching craigslist for a cheap bassinet so I could re-do it. One of the ad's that came up was for a unique, european pram I had to check it out. And there it was, in all her (my favorite color) and a price I could afford. I immedietly sent the seller an email asking if it was still available, she responsded, it was. I had an internal conflict for a few minutes; do I buy it? Did I really need it? Did I only like it because of the price? Was I just crazy? So, I called my sister who always tells me the truth saw the ad and told me I had to buy it. So I called the seller and told her I had to have it, and five minutes later I was out the front door on my way. Without further ado, here is the newest member of our family, in all her glory!(please ignore the horrible picture quality, I will take better pictures once the sun comes out to play!)

For the time being she will be going to my parents house to hang out. That way my sister can use her for photo's, and let's be honest, there just isn't any room in our place. My mom is THRILLED to have this at her house. (Have I ever mentioned my parents already have a crib for their future Grandchildren. Now, they they didn't buy it but when friends offered it to them my dad said no, my mom however immedietly called back and said YES!) Hopefully by next year at this time there will be a little one getting pushed around the neighborhood in their lovely pram!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Monday

It's Miscellaneous Monday again! Here are my random tidbits for the week.

1) I applied for a nanny job today, I'm praying I get a call back.

2) I am SO ready to get out of California. I'm praying things start falling into place for us to move come October.

3) We are starting to put together a monthly budget, and I firmly believe that Target should be it's own category. Food, Rent, Utilities, Target, Entertainment...

4) I need some inspiration for a headboard for our room. I want to diy an upholstered one, but since we have a "busy" print on our bed, I don't now if I should do a solid color or a different print? HELP!

5) I need to make some friends here in San Diego. I spent far too much time alone, and I LOSING. MY. MIND.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Getting To Know You

I'm trying to meet new bloggers so I am participating in Getting To Know You over at MannLand5's blog!

The questions..

1. The most expensive thing hanging in my closet is.....? This is really sad, I have nothing expensive in my closet! The most expensive thing would be a dress I bought on our honeymoon for $60. This made me realize just how cheap I am.

2. Have you ever played a team sport? Yes, growing up my parents always had a rule that we had to play a sport, any sport we wanted. I played softball for 8 years (both public and club leagues), I swam for 4 years (both club and in H.S) and I played volleyball for 3 years (both club and in H.S.)

3. If you were a bug, what kind would you be? Are butterflies considered bugs? Is so than I will be a butterfly! If not than I would be a cricket, because I love listening to crickets chirping on hot summer nights.

4. Where on your body is the worst place to get sunburned? (thanks Ian) I got sunburned really bad on my chest when I was 13, and then I got a burned on top of the burn. It was pretty brutal. And then a few years ago on a trip to the Cayman Islands I got nice and burned, but my feet were the worst part. Wearing sandals was intense.

5. Are you happy? Overall,no. I am happy with my marriage, and that I am healthy and alive. I have a really hard time focusing on the good in my life and tend to focus on the bad. It's a very bad trait I am trying to work on.

6. People are always abbreviating..are there any abbreviations that make your skin crawl when people use them? I hate abbreviations in general, I really don't think it is that hard to type out what you want to say.

7. Do you love where you live..or could you live anywhere? I hate where I live, and I am probably the only person here who will say that about San Diego. I don't like the people, the huge debt this state is in, the fact that even with the housing market craziness we still cannot afford a house, and the fact that my husband and I will both have to work full time for the rest of our lives just to pay our bills each month. Do I think I could live anywhere, no! But hopefully in October we will be moving to Texas. We will see how that works out!

8. What, if any, extreme measures do you go to to keep yourself from overeating when you're full? I take no extreme measures, if I want it, I eat it and I will just suffer the consequences! Not the smartest plan of attack, I know.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Great Saturday

Today ended up being a wonderful day! Travis was originally supposed to have the day off but another manager got fired, so he had to end up working. I had plans to get up at 7am and go garage sale-ing, but when my alarm went off I decided sleeping sounded better. I had planned on painting our coffee table once Travis went to work so it would be a surprise once he got home, but I accidentally sent the text message explaining my secret plans to him instead of my sister. Oops! I also got some cute coasters sewn and some pictures framed and hung on the walls. It was a productive day.

I am thrilled with how the coffee table turned out. I originally wanted to paint it a shade of green, but I'm glad I ended up painting it red. I still need to distress it...but for the moment it will work just fine! Plus it adds some color to our place, which it really needed. Plus it was a deal, I bought the table for $15 and spent $10 on supplies, so it cost me $25 total!
(Please ignore the fabric under the legs, since we rent I had to make sure the legs were not still wet and got red paint on the floor!)



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Someone Needs To Stop Me

As I have mentioned before I have a few "addictions", one being baby items and the other being those little red stickers at Target! I have a serious addiction to buying things that are on clearance. Some people get a high from shoes, makeup, photography, all sorts of things; mine is seeing just how much money I can save! The last time I bought something at full price was a dress I found on our honeymoon, but even that was $40 cheaper than I had ever seen. Moral of the story, if I see a "good deal" I have to buy it. For instance, two weeks ago I left Target with a dress, tshirt and a pair of tights for $10!

That being said, my last trip to Target was bad. Very, very bad. There were just too many awesome clearance items that I just couldn't resist. I have NO willpower. None. At. All. Here is what ended up in my cart. Oops!

This dress I have had my eye on for months. I just love it! It was $12.99 and I paid $4.25

This is the cutest dress of all time. I had to buy it. $17.99 marked down to $4.75

I also got a 3-pack of long sleeve onesies regularly $9.99 for $2.25 and then a 5-pack of onesies that was $9.99 marked down to $2.25! Score! If only I had a baby who could wear all of these clothes! I'm honestly shocked Travis has not told me to stop yet. He must really love me. This is my "bucket" of baby stuff. It is now full. Holy crap. I have a serious addiction. I think I need help. (Don't worry, I don't have 2 buckets, it's just a picture of either side)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Misc. Monday

Today I am participating in Miscellany Monday with Carissa @ Lowercase Letters! I just love her blog. So here is my Misc. Monday!

1. My mom has the most amazing garden. I hope to have one like this one day!

2. For my sanity and well-being, I must find a new job.

3. I think this has to be the most ridiculous baby item I have ever seen. I would like to meet the people who have purchased this. Haven't you ever heard of a sling?!?

4. Flowers make me happy. Very, very happy. (these are all from my mom's garden!)

5.I thought Betty White was awesome on SNL this week. She may have been the highlight of my Saturday night!

6. We have only been married 3 months and the baby fever gets worse and worse each day. Each time I think I am "okay" with waiting a while, within a matter of seconds I realize I don't want to wait any longer to have kids. We are supposed to be having a "discussion" Thursday night to really look at our finances and start planning. I'm not going to lie, I'm hoping it happens NOW, screw planning!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Some Day I Will Need This List..

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Today at Kelly's Korner the topic is baby names! I have had a running list going for the past five years of names I just love. Many of my favorites sound ridiculous with our last name, but I think we have a few that will work when the time comes!


Paisley Ann This is our current favorite. Travis picked out Paisley, which I just love and Ann is my mom's and my middle name.



Brooks Bruce This name comes from both our Grandfathers. Brook's is Travis' paternal Grandfathers middle name. Bruce is my paternal Grandfathers first name. We were both extremely close to our Grandfathers and it means so much to honor them this way.


I'm hoping we get to use two names from each list, but Travis says let's start with one and see how it goes. Either way I can't wait to have a little munchkin to name!
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