Monday, October 29, 2012

House Tour

Okay Sandy, enough!!!! Pllllease no more wind and rain. I'm ready for my sunny cool days back. 

So far today we've resorted to making Pretzels, Peanut Butter Pie. And then stuffing faces with said food.

Aubrey had no school today and it's been cancelled for tomorrow as well. She has gone as far as actually wanting to do dishes. 

This is after we cleaned out my closet and she claimed some of my old shirts - as you can see above.

We've been quite bored. But I just want to say that bored is a GREAT thing during a hurricane. I'm so thankful to be bored. Thankful that we're not having to sop up a flooded basement or any other horrible things that come along with hurricane weather. I have been sending prayers out and I pray you are safe and warm and cozy in your home this evening as the winds whip and rain pours. 

The kids are sleeping in the basement tonight. We are pretty fearful of some trees around our house that we have not cut down yet. So for tonight my babies get to sleep with me! 

Looking out the back door. 

So, I would like to share my home tonight! If you follow my blog, you know we moved recently and I have yet to give a house tour. 

These are assorted pictures, some from when we first came to look at the house and some from when we first moved in.

This is a view of the living room, right before we were about to paint. 

Where the living room and the kitchen meet.

Eat in kitchen.


Hallway closet.

Hallway bathroom.

This is the mast bedroom closet and bathroom. For some reason I don't have any pictures of the actual room itself.

Purple bedroom.

Blue bedroom.

 Downstairs living area.

Downstairs bathroom.

Downstairs hallway closet.

Downstairs bedroom.

There is another bedroom/office but I don't have any pictures of that.

This is the utility room.

 Utility sink.

Downstairs closet.

Downstairs living area.

Under the stairs closet.

Looking out the front door.

Downstairs hallway view. 

We have slooowly been doing some projects around the house. I'm very happy with going slowly. I have realized that my ideas change the longer we live here and the more it becomes 'ours'. 

The past few weeks we've been working on a big DIY project in the living room and I cannot wait to show you! Stay tuned!! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

We've just been outside and my goodness it feels fantastic! What amazing weather we are having. Although it has been a dilemma for me every morning waking up and trying to figure out how to dress Aubrey for school. In the morning's it's pretty chilly but by the afternoon it's been around eighty. 

Is this your favorite time of the year? I'm not sure if I would classify it as my favorite, I think spring is is the one for me. But I do love October. I looooove it. 

It's so beautiful with the changing trees and colorful leaves. The nice cool feeling when you walk outside and realize 'this is the perfect temperature, no need for a jacket but just cool enough to bask in the sunlight without breaking out in sweat'.

We have been busy raking. It's never-ending ! I promise we had raked the entire back yard this past weekend and now it's worse than ever.

Our property is mostly tree's so I guess I had better get used to it and to be honest, I kinda love it. I actually do enjoy raking for some insane reason. It's extremely therapeutic and a nice arm workout. 

One of my outside projects that I've been wanting to start is to clear a nice path in the woods. I figured no better time than the present. I'm very excited about it! We have a big yard but the kids and I love walking in the woods so I wanted a nice clear path for us to go walking. I would like to do one all the way around our property.

My hip baby.

My little Power Ranger, wearing his big smile. He always wants me to look around and point out the 'monsters' so he can go beat them up.

He hates shoes...


Loves leaves...

And especially jumping!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Try This at Home Remedy!

It's Frrriiiiddaaayyy!!

Brandon and Emma both have a cold and cough, so we're dealing with various amounts of snotty noses and hacking coughs. It's pretty nasty outside so I'm very happy to stay inside today and cuddle my babies and have some indoor activities.

MMMMM, I'm thinking Hot Chocolate time!!

I also finally tried a home remedy I've been wanting to try for a long time. 

I had read that if you rub Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottom of your feet and throw some socks on, it will suppress coughing.

I thought 'yeah, right'. It's seems too simple to be true. So last night when Brandon woke up in the night with an awful, uncontrollable cough I headed to the medicine cabinet and broke open the small bottle of goodness.

IT WORKS!!! Crazy but true, it really does work. I have no idea why or how but I just know it worked and I'm going to the store to stock up! It was amazing, after about 5 minutes Brandon was peacefully sleeping with no coughing. 

They are now called the magic socks and they are awesome!

The label says not for use in children 2 and under so I have not tried it with Emma. I may ask the Doctor about it though. 

Now... Does anyone have the home remedy for chunky thighs???? 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In Which ... We Are Sad

It was a bitter sweet weekend for us. 

The sweet was that we were able to spend a fun day with family on Saturday. Jerry's cousin was having a birthday party and his Uncle who lives in California was visiting. We had a great time catching up with everyone and the kids were in heaven playing with cousins. 

The bitter, was oh so sad.

Our sweet baby boy kitty was hit by a car. We are devastated. We always make sure he is inside at night but for some reason on Friday night we left him outside. I'm so upset with myself, I wish I would have just made sure to let him in.

He was so special to us and fit so perfectly with our family. He was such a precious boy and we miss him so much that our hearts are aching. Emma would pick him up and pinch him but he would never bite or swat at her. He would climb trees with Brandon and walk Aubrey to the bus in the morning. He was the best.

On Sunday Aubrey drew this same picture over and over again...

We just sat around all day and talked about him and missed him. I still look for him on our porch and then I remember that he won't be there.

We just loved him so much...

We told Aubrey that he had gone back to his Mommy because she just missed him so much and wanted him to come back and that he was very happy.

I think it helped for her to think of him happy but she still says she wants him back.

We are planning on getting another kitty, not to replace our sweet Copper but just to help fill the void he left.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Why I Love Starbucks and EBay

If you have read my blog before you probably know that last spring I started selling things on Ebay to make some extra money.

Oh my! I loooove it! It's so much fun and I can do it in my PJ's! 

I wanted to share with you my best sale so far.

I was in a small thrift store in my hometown just browsing and trying to find some inventory. I always scan the coffee mugs because some of them can sell very well and they're just fun to look at. Who doesn't love coffee??

So there I am and I just happen to catch a glimpse of a nice thick mug that looks like it could bring in a profit. I pry it off the back rack and was delighted to see it was a Starbucks cup. 

I myself rarely go to Starbucks but I know that a lot of people love it and also collect Starbucks mugs. The mugs feature different cities and countries around the world and apparently from what I read you can only by a city mug in that exact city. 

So I scooped it up not knowing if it would actually bring a profit or not but willing to take the chance.

Guess how much I paid for it?? GUESS!

.50 cents!!! 

So I get home and I start researching to see if I had picked up a winner or a dud. After a few minutes it looked as if this cup was definitely a dud. There had been a few to sell here and there but none with any major profit.

So I set it down and went on to do something else. Later that day for some reason I picked it up again and decided to do some research one last time. 

Thank you God! 

This mug was from Seattle and looked a whole lot like a different mug that was also from Seattle. When I had first looked it up I had gotten it confused with the other mug. So the second time I found the actual mug that I had purchased and I almost fainted.

The last mug of this kind to sell, sold for


I was pretty much doing back flips by this point and could not wait to get this thing listed for auction. 

I went ahead and did a 7 day auction. I was hoping to get $200, hoping! Mine was the only mug for sale at the time so I thought it was possible.

As the bidding started going up I started doing a little happy dance. Hubby and I could not stop checking the computer to see what the highest bid currently was.

Finally as the listing ended I was overjoyed to see my mug sold for....


I kid you not!! My .50 cent thrift store investment made me a huuuuuge profit!! 

Not only that but the buyer even payed their own shipping charges. 

Ever since then Ebay and I have been in luuurve! 

So, if you ever see this mug anywhere


Thursday, October 4, 2012

What's New...

My sweet baby has been sick! Last week she started with a fever on and off. I thought it was must have just been a virus since it went away over the weekend. 

When it started coming back this week, hubby and I immediately knew what it was.

Urinary Tract Infection.

This is the first time Emma has ever had one but Aubrey has had a few. I'm shaming myself because I should have realized last week what it was. 

She had the same symptoms that Aubrey gets. On and off fever, excessive drinking and urinating, tiredness. I'm so mad at myself for not realizing it sooner but I thought 'no way, she's only 1'. 

Of course getting a UTI has no age limits. 

Aubrey has had 2 severe UTI's and for the second she needed antibiotic injections in both legs to shut it down. The next day she had a renal ultrasound and thank God everything checked out okay. 

Did I mention I hate giving the kids antibiotics?? I am very stingy with medication but I know it's what she needed. 

So Emma is getting oral antibiotics once a day. She has already started feeling better which makes me happy but every time I have gone to the Dr. for this problem I get so scared.

Especially when the Dr starts talking about kidney scarring and urinary reflux. 

I'm so thankful that Aubrey has not had one for over a year now!! 

So now I get to worry about Emma. 

Do you know how difficult it is trying to get urine from a one year old? I crawled behind her all morning holding a small cup between her legs -- NOTHING!! 

Thankfully someone out there knows what it's like and invented a cool little contraption that you can just stick around those parts that has a bag attached. 

 I just don't get why it's happening, especially when it has affected both my girls. She has a follow up appointment in 2 weeks and I'm really going to quiz the Dr. on why he thinks it may be happening and if there is anything we can do about it. I'm trying not to freak out because I know it's not uncommon at all. 

On another note, Aubrey may need glasses. She failed her eye exam that the school gave her. She also didn't do too well on the exam at her last wellness visit. 

My eyesight is pretty good but Hubby is supposed to wear glasses even though he never does.

Have a great evening everyone, I'm off to relax!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

I Love Wooden Toys

Here lately I have a thing for wooden toys. The kids love them, I love them.

They are so durable and pretty much indestructible.

They never need batteries or produce annoying noises.

They are great for any age range. This wooden train set has been a big hit with all of the kids.

This Noah's Arc Wooden Shape Sorter is another one that all the kids enjoy. The animals are nice and chunky, perfect for baby hands.

Brandon and Emma were playing so well together! 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...