Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fun Filled Family Weekend

This weekend we had a great family time, because  my sister & sweet baby nephew came in town from Houston. I had not seen them since Christmas, so I was so excited to visit with them. We met up Friday for lunch at Olive Garden (YUM!), then we went back to that big consignment sale & did some more shopping. :)

Last night we got together for my dad's 59th birthday! I was able to get lots of baby kisses & smiles & giggles!
Sweet boy with Aunt Stacy! :)

Fritter had fun trying out little man's activity gym! :)

Cuddling up and eating cookies with the birthday boy! :)

I hate they had to leave and go back home...I loved having them here, but hopefully soon we will go visit them and go to all the fun stuff in Houston.

Well that's the weekend wrap-up!

Have a great Sunday evening!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fancy Fridays!

Today on "Fancy Fridays" I'm featuring a fun website called The Corner Stork Baby Gifts & More!

Corner Stork Baby Gifts & More offers a variety of unique baby items, such as, personalized baby gifts, baby gift baskets, diaper cakes, baby blankets, stylish diaper bags, baby clothes & so much more!

Here are a few of my favorite finds:

Personalized gifts

Stylish Diaper Bags

I like this one & there are so many more nice ones to choose from!

Corner Stork Baby Gifts also has an adorable collection of children's clothes!
Look at these adorable sets for the Spring & Summer!

For a little girl & a little boy!!

Another cute item I love is these bibs "Animal Crackers for your Messy Snacker"!
How cute would that be at a baby shower!?!

If you're looking for a fun and unique baby gift, you should check out Corner Stork Baby Gifts & I'm sure you can find something! :)

I hope everyone has a "Fancy Friday"!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jumping Fun!

Last night we went to my friend Michelle's little boy Drew's 2nd birthday party at a fun place called Jumpin Jupiter! It is an indoor place with jump houses & slides all in it!  Fritter had a great time & loved it! I can't wait to go back!

Here's a little recap of our fun time:
Wrestling around with Daddy!

Heading through the tunnel!

Smiles with Momma!

Trying out the slide with Daddy!

She did it all by herself!

We had a great time & she was worn out! (So was I...! LOL)

Well, headed to watch the Woman's Figure Skating! I can't wait to see who ends up winning! Have a great night!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reruns are FUN!

So twice a year our city has a huge children's consignment sale called Reruns are Fun. I went a month before I had Fritter back in 2008 on the Participants night & it was CRAZY! Just imagine 100+ moms, laundry baskets, and a smocked clothing tug of war and that pretty much sums it up!

I went yesterday with my friend, Hannah, and we found some good stuff! It wasn't nearly as crazy on the first day open to the public, but I was surprised to see how many people were there! I think I stood in line to check out half the time I was there, but it was fun and worth it. I got Fritter about 8 outfits for $80.
My favorite is the smocked Vive Le Fete Ballerina Capri set! I think we may wear it everyday this summer! :)

Tonight we have my best friend Michelle's little boy's birthday party at a fun jumping place! I'll be sure to post pics of all the fun tomorrow! :)

And last but not least, the winner of the Sweet Irie Gift Set is....


Congrats & thanks to everyone that entered!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Flowers & For Sale

Today was a busy day! This morning we headed to MOPS & it was so fun!

We had a local florist come and tell us all about flowers & gave pointers on how make a beautiful arrangement! I have to admit that any flower I touch typically dies, and I don't have what you say is a green thumb, but it was great to hear all the pointers & hopefully I can become better at it! :)

One tip she gave was when you are arranging flowers (say that you got from Walmart or so) to put all the greenery in first b/c it weighs & fills out your vase & causes you to put your flowers in and will make them not slant & slump. Sounds elementary, but I had never even thought about that! I always take them out of the plastic and cram them in the vase! (Once again, I'm not the best with flowers! LOL)

We also made some cute little flower clips! I made a cute light pink flower with a bedazzled jewel in the middle for Anna to wear, but I think she already hid it b/c I couldn't find it when I came to take a picture to show ya'll! HA!

My aunt came over & today and our house offically has a For Sale sign in the yard! She took lots of pictures & will hopefully having it on the market by the morning! So now the nail-biting begins!...I'm excited!

Well enough of my Monday ramblings...Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fancy Fridays!


Well I dropped the ball the last few weeks with Fancy Fridays from being so busy, but this week I have got a treat for all of you!

This Friday I'm featuring a really fun Etsy shop called Sweet Irie. Sweet Irie offers a wide variety of Wrist Keychains, Coin Purses, Wallets, Lanyards, Makeup Bags & Purses.
She uses a wide variety of fun fabrics too.

Sweet Irie is offering to giveaway to one of my readers one of her Gift Sets which include a keychain & coin purse in the fabric of your choice!

Here are a few pics of some of her great items:

Her wrist keychains are great! This is the one I ordered last year & it is still in great condition! I'm able to just wrap it around my wrist & get Fritter out of the car & not lose my keys! Very helpful!

Super cute tissue holder! Sneeze in style! :)

Adorable coin purse!

Wristlet holder for camera! What a great idea!

Here is a pic of what you could win in the fabric of your choice!

Here's how to enter to win:
(Please a separate comment for each entry to be counted! Thanks!)

-Leave a comment with your favorite item from Sweet Irie's Etsy Shop!

Want to be added again?
-"Follow" my blog. Add yourself over to the right sidebar! (Remind me if you are already a follower! :))
-Add my new button to your blog! :)

-"Follow" Sweet Irie's blog! Go here!
Another entry?
-Make a blog post or Facebook about this giveaway on your own blog with this post link. Come back & comment with your blog link. You should tell everyone you know! :)
Okay, another 5 entries?
Go on over to Sweet Irie's Etsy shop, look around, and BUY your favorite item. Tell me your purchase in your comment.
That's so many ways to win!!

Giveaway ends Tuesday night (2/23)!

Thanks & have a "Fancy Friday"!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Packing & Staging

So I haven't been around the last few days b/c I have been SUPER busy! My aunt came over to our house last Sunday & did a walk through and talked about the process of listing our house. We had a few more things to finish with the outside of our house & a few little paint and trim areas to tidy up & she will come back Monday to take pictures to put it on the market! I'm really excited!

We currently have a 3 bedroom 2 bath house but the 3rd bedroom is pretty small and is my hubby's office right now, but  my aunt recommended that we stage it to look like a bedroom. Sooo...I have been super busy packing up a TON of books! And cleaning out, organizing etc....I'm working on my staging skills throughout our whole house too for the pictures, so hopefully it will work & someone will want to buy it up fast! :)

Since I haven't blogged in a few days, I wanted to do a recap of some recent pics of Fritter! We had a fun Valentine's Day and she is loving all the candy! She asks for it all the time! LOL...She turned 22 months old yesterday & I can't believe how fast time flies! I better start organizing her birthday party! :)

Decorating Valentine cookies! She loved to pick up each sprinkle and eat it! :)
Valentine's morning getting her Valentine's from Momma & Daddy!
Playing at church on Valentine's Day evening!

My silly, sweet girl!
(P.S. I won her fun shirt in a giveway from Laffty Crafty. Amie makes some of the cutest things! You should go see her blog! She is so creative! Fritter loved her shirt! :))

And last but not least, I have also been busy creating and working with some new dress patterns! I'm excited about getting them all made & modeled & up in my store. Here's a little sneak peak of all the yummy goodness! :)

Well off to keep packing! Have a great Thursday! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Well we thought we got some snow yesterday, but we were wrong! We woke up this morning with inches of snow on the ground! It was so beautiful!
Our snowy backyard! Snowy trees are so pretty!
Fritter's first time in the snow! She loved it! :)
Posing with Momma in the snow....She kept wanting to run & kick it! :)
Daddy built our Saint's fan snowman! :)
Daddy kisses in the snow!

We have had a fun snow day around here! After drying off and coming inside we have been busy playing & doing housework. Tonight my Hubby is taking me to a fancy restaurant, Ernest's Orleans Restaurant,  & I've never been there, so I'm excited! What will I wear?!? LOL

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day!!

What a fun day! We woke up this morning to beautiful white snow falling & covering the ground! Being that we are in Louisiana, we don't usually see snow very often, so we were really excited! I got Fritter out of the bed & bundled her up and took her to see the snow! She loved it & kept saying "nows..(nose)" So cute! She would have stayed out in it all day if I would have let her. It has been coming down pretty steady all day too, so I'm hoping it will stick tonight & we can play in it again tomorrow!
Sweet girl looking up to the snow & loving it! :)

I'm also happy to say that I'm typing from my new laptop tonight! :) My hubby got home early today & we went to Best Buy to pick out a new one! I love it! I got an HP again & I'm enjoying learning about all the new stuff on it!

Tonight we went to a banquet for a great ministry that is growing in our city called Heart of Hope & it is a maternity home for pregnant girls. I hope to blog more about it & the organization tomorrow.

Off to go bundle up & head to bed! Hoping for more snow in the morning! :)

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rest In Peace HP

So many things have been going on since I last blogged so I'm going to do a little weekend wrap-up.

So yesterday my HP laptop officially died. I knew her day was coming since she would get super hot within minutes of being on, sound like she was about to lift off, & then would just suddenly turn off when she willed. She was missing 3 keys, the CD-Rom was broken, & she made funny noises....She was a good laptop, but she definitely got her use & finally croaked!  :( I still have lots of files on there that I hope to recover and think I can probably find someone to do that for me...So my question to you all out there is....What is a new computer to get? What do you use and what do you love? Mac or PC? What brand? etc? I would love your feedback! :)

Also, this weekend the SAINTS won the super bowl! I know this is old news to everyone, but I just wanted to say how fun it was to see them win! ESPN has been on non-stop at our house since then so it is still new news to me! LOL We had a group get together after church service and watch the last half & it was fun! My hubby was in New Orleans the end of last week & said it was already crazy down there! He caught me some fun Saints beads & Fritter a colorful cow at a parade that passed his hotel on Canal St.!

Some other fun news, is that we are getting ready to list our house to sell & look for a new house! :) So I am going to be very busy these next few weeks getting things cleaned out/packed, etc. for a move soon. I figure the more I get done each week that it won't all be on me when the decision comes. It will be exciting house hunting with my hubby since I moved into the house he lived in before we got married, so it will be a first for us even though we have been married for 3 years. It should be a fun, stressful, and exciting time! :)

Well off to organize, clean, sew, and make sure Fritter doesn't undo all that I just did! LOL

Have a great Tuesday! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hidden Thief

So last week we were cooped up in this house being sick & being cooped up in a house for too long can make you do some crazy things...That even goes for Fritter too!! 

Around Friday or so, I went to my purse to look for my debit card before I ran to the store to go get some more medicine & I realized it wasn't there! The last time I had used it was a few days earlier when I think I was going to order something off the internet! (shhh!..LOL) I looked all over the place, in the couch cushions, under the couch, in all the rooms, & still couldn't find it....I ended up just taking my hubby's card & went to the store, came home & forgot about it! 

Well...yesterday morning when I went to the bathroom, I was looking at the UGLY space heater that is in there! (No offense to wall heaters, but they are super ugly & serve no purpose now!) LOL Well as, I was looking at it I noticed my Hancock's card in the space heater! As, I looked even closer there were lots of cards in the space heater! 
(Can you see it?..LOL Also, please excuse the filthiness....I try not to look at it, much less clean it! LOL)
(Digging it out!)

I went and grabbed a flashlight & my trusty tweezers & lo and behold, I pulled out 4 cards from my wallet including my debit card!! LOL...I couldn't quit laughing! Fritter ran in there when I was digging in the heater & looked at me and smiled! What a mess! 

(All the cards I pulled out! I'm scared to know if there is anything else in there! LOL)

So, moral of story....If you have a busy 21 month and you lose your debit card...Check the heater! 
You never know.....

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