Friday, November 9, 2012

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

Since my rockin' husband bought me the sewing machine I have been wanting, I thought I'd go ahead and make a list for the things you can bring me.

Factory lightweight quilted jacket. This would be so great for running around with the little one. I love it! And even though I live in Texas, I feel the need to get a new jacket every year.


I've been wanting one of these handstamped necklaces for a while. I have tried to order one twice through Etsy and both sellers never came through. I'm so disappointed!

I want one disc to say Alaina and the other to say 9-2-12. I'd like to be able to add a disc for each baby so one for my sweet girl, one for our sweet angel and one for each baby that follows!


We've been talking about getting a new bed for a while but haven't done so...Really, we don't want to spend the money. I love this set from Restoration Hardware, that I am SURE is FAR out of my bedroom budget!

VS Knockout Crop. I love VS workout gear. And I need more. I've become quite the snob with my workout clothes. I think because I tend to go the gym early in the morning and often don't get to shower until Lainey's afternoon nap so I tend to run errands in my workout clothes and I refuse to look like the poor little Mexican girl I am. Not gonna happen!

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The Marley Lilly monogramed luxe clutch. LOVE THIS!!! I actually ordered one for me and one for my sister for Christmas. I am so obsessed with this. I hate digging in the diaper bag trying to find my wallet or phone but carrying a normal purse is just too much. THIS is my solution and I'm SO excited about it!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Ok, two things...

1. I created a new page...and NO clue how to find it or link it.



2. Who are your fave folks to follower on Twitter? I need some new people to stalk.

A Thanksgiving Dress...

Last week I won a $50 gift card from Shabby Apple from Heather's blog and I wanted so much! But, like so many mommies do, I used the gift card to get Lainey's Thanksgiving dress! I was super sad because the dress I wanted wasn't available in her size but then I saw this:

Strawberry Patch Dress
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Super adorable, right?! I love it. I got some brown boots for her to wear with it. Can't wait to show y'all after Thanksgiving...And fingers crossed it gets here on time!
I love it. Now, I need to find out what this mama is going to wear!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Because this deserves a post

I am completely disgusted with Americans right now. Not because of who was elected, but because of how people are reacting to who was elected.

I will not say who I voted for or which of the big issues I support because it makes no difference and that is not what this post is about.

But I will say, this is disgusting:

"Someone please shoot this idiot. I'd rather have his VP at this point."
...unacceptable. The man has two babies!

"I don't care what he does, my president is BLACK" 
....and supporting him simply for the fact that he black, is disgusting.

I'm so amazed that racism is still so prevalent, on both sides.

Friends, this was taken directly from my Facebook page. One person wishing our president dead, one person not caring what the president supports.

Maybe I'm naive but I am saddened by this response. I just cannot believe the things that people are so comfortable saying, rant or not.

Please, friends and readers, don't let stupidity and hate get the best of you.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Potty Talk

Y'all! I am ALMOST done Christmas shopping! I am SO excited about that. Just four more gifts to buy and I am D-O-N-E! Well...and I have LOTS of spending to do for my Lainey, but I don't really count her. I'll probably shop for her until Christmas Eve...because I'm a mad woman.

One of the things I'm looking at buying Lainey a potty for Christmas. She will be 14 months. However, I'm thinking about starting in January once things calm down and the holidays are over. Too soon?

Which potties have you tried?

These are the two I am considering.

The Boon Potty Bench. Boon has super cool baby goodies! We have the frog bath toy caddie and the diaper rack and we love them both!

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Prince Lionheart® pottyPOD™

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 I'm always up for advice and guidance! So clue me in!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Shopping Part 1

How are you doing?

Usually, by this time of year, I'm done. However, with my hospital bills, Lainey's hospital bill and countless other hectic "stuff", I am still proud to say that I am about 1/3 of the way done!

B and I never really buy each other Christmas gifts, we typically buy our own gifts because we want to get exactly what we want. I know, I know, boring.

I am SEW excited about my gift! I ordered it yesterday and it should be here on November 9.

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Brother CS6000i Advance Sew Affordable 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine

I can't wait to get it in. I've even ordered my first pattern and am going to attempt to make Lainey's Christmas Day dress. I've ordered her dress for Christmas Eve service and HOPE that it comes in on time.

For Lainey, here are a few things I am looking at:

Princess Cozy Coupe® 30th Anniversary Edition

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Little Tikes 3 Corners Playhouse
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Our backyard is ALL pool so we don't have much a play area back there. In February, we are going to be fencing off the pool leaving us with a small area for dining and play. We had this great little spot that the previous owners filled with concrete and rocks (they did SO many weird things to this house!). So, this weekend, as part of her Christmas gift, we dug it up and planted grass so Lainey can have a little area of her own. We are on the hunt for the perfect little house or kitchen for it and I think this might be it.
Bobby really wants a new iPod, some bluetooth headphones for the gym and...something else that I can't remember. Wife of the year, right!? Ha.  Like I mentioned, we usually just go shopping and get what we want, so I'm not concerned. :)
I love Christmas shopping! It makes me insanely happy. I think because I never spend money like this during the year. And partially because I think I may possibly have a shopping addiction.
By the way, I have NOT been sleeping well. Of course I got excited thinking it was a sign I was pregnant because I never slept while I was pregnant with Lainey, but it's not. Anyway, I tried the Celestial Herbal SleepyTime Tea. It is so yummy!! Have you tried it? I love Lipton Sleepytime Tea but they didn't have it at CVS so I grabbed this and it was SO good! Even helped me sleep a little...though...I did slip into a weird dreamy, partial conscious state that scared the piss out of me. Wonder if it's from the tea...Interesting. Didn't even consider that until I started writing this....Oh well.

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