Monday, October 31, 2011

We needed a hair bow command center. The top of Lucy's dresser was getting out of control. It was so easy I wish I would have made one a long time ago. They would also make very nice gifts if you know any sweet little girls.

Here's all you need:
*Glue gun
*Wood letter {i purchased mine at Michaels}
*Ribbon {about 2.5 ft}
*Embellishments {optional}
*lighter {optional}

 gather up your supplies

Glue your ribbon to the back of your letter and trim 

Take your lighter and lightly go over the bottom part of your ribbon to prevent fraying

Glue on any embellishments you might have to the front of your letter

Hang and clip away. 
Now we have a nice and neat organized place to keep all of the "pretty's"


Here's my sweet pea having a Sunday night tea party with her babies and her daddy. She takes her tea party time very seriously and it cracks Nick and I up. She's doing a little  better with her cast these days but still not quite walking. We go back Tuesday for more x-rays, fingers crossed everything is healing well. 


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Welcome C'mon in! So I decided to keep it real today and give you a tour of a real life Sunday afternoon in our house. It's about 1:45 pm and Lucy's taking a nap so we'll have to keep it down.

Lucy has a {BIG} thing for toy story.

You probably saw Nick outside when you drove in. Poor guy has been battling those dang leaves for weeks. 

Watch your step when you come through the door. I'm sorting all the winter accessories today.

Want a cupcake? I baked them yesterday with Nick's sweet sisters.

Lucy's been having a blast at her coloring table lately.
{the table was mine when I was her age,  and so I'm glad my mom  saved it for me}

chairs don't always get pushed in around here

Trixie enjoys the hours of 1-3 pm every day too when she can safely roam the house with out being tailed by a toddler.
{note the comics from the Sunday paper on the floor- a favorite weekly tradition for Nick and Lucy}

Smell that? It's our favorite candle- the house signature smell if you will.
{voluspa in santiago huckleberry} 

While they read the comics I catch up on my catalogues.

Crappy season and all we still love our Colts!

I've been organizing my desk, I can't believe all the cool stuff I forgot I had.
{btw those clear plastic shoes bins go for a $1 at Wal-Mart.}

And last but not least I'll show you a sneak peak at the new nursery.
I made that large ribbon board Friday night with an empty frame I
found laying behind a frame shop with a "free" sign on it.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Time for m to go eat some cheez-its now.


Monday, October 24, 2011

We're baking spooky sugar cookies, reading halloweeney type books and working on our pumpkins today. Chili-mac is on the menu for tonight and I've got tons of work to do after Lucy goes to bed. It's a wonderfully productive day! 

all images via 

Hope you have a blessed day!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

We've got the first fire in the fireplace going tonight and I'm all curled up with my favorite cream cable-knit throw with my favorite fluffy pooch. I'm really grateful for family this weekend. The past several days have been pretty challenging for us as we all adapt to Lucy's leg being in a cast. I love my mom for getting me out of the house to relax at the mall Saturday. I needed that time to breath a little. I love Nick's mom and his sisters for coming over and playing with Lucy so he could work in the yard while I was gone. You've never seen so many leaves! Nick's mom has also brought by countless books and toys to keep Lucy's spirits up over the past week and means so much. Thanks guys! 

"Sometime's, the most important thing in a whole day is the rest you take between two deep breaths." -Hillesum

{Cheers to a fresh week}


Thursday, October 20, 2011

pinspiration thursday

A quick list of my favorite pins this week! 

An ode to Halloween! Lucy will be donning this sweet Audrey costume maybe in a year or two. It's too cute for words! You can purchase one here

I know we still have November but I couldn't resist sharing these cute gingerbread house mug toppers. From a Beautiful Mess.

My new obsession this season= layered leggings, leg warmers and boots!

Want to learn to do a fishtail braid? Check it out here! I still need to work on this, but I love the look.

How beautiful is this kitchen? I love the play between whites and grey-blue. 

Hope your days is off to a great start!!! If you want to see more of my Pinterest faves you can check out my complete boards here


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

bump in the road

I knew it, I just knew something in the back of my head told me not to gush quite so much in my last post. I would just be asking for a shoe to drop and boy drop it did. Monday evening I ran to the grocery store while Nick played outside with Lucy. Towards the tale end of my trip I got a call from Nick that something had happened with Lucy. When I got home a few minutes later she was still pretty worked up while Nick explained that he went to put her down to walk and she had leaped out of his arms only about a foot from the ground but fell on her side on the concrete driveway. We phoned the pediatrician on call who told us to keep an eye on it overnight and to bring her in if she still wouldn't walk on it in the morning. We figured she had twisted/sprained her ankle.

The next morning we had high hopes she would just spring to life like normal but that didn't happen. She was all smiles until she tried standing in her crib and her leg just folded under her little body and she began crying all over again. We got her in to see her pediatrician as soon as they opened. After an initial exam we got the news we didn't really see coming. It was her leg. Not her foot or ankle. They sent us to x-ray. Ever seen a 21 month old get an x-ray? Not fun. After two tries they got a good shot and we headed back up to her pediatricians office to await the results. About 20 minutes later her doctor came out and confirmed the worst, it was broken. She had a spiral fracture to the fibula and sent us to the orthopedic doctor down the hall who fitted her with a pretty new purple cast from the knee down.

{don't worry her daddy wasn't on his phone but he was trying to distract her with a game}

She bravely sat for her cast with out complaints but as soon as he was done putting it on, she was over being there. We finally got to take her home, fed her a happy meal and put her straight to bed. When she woke up we had to drive to the gymnastics center where she goes to class to take them her doctors note and get a credit for her upcoming classes she will miss and then we took her to dinner. Bath time was awful she cried and cried. After that we gave her a healthy dose of ibuprofen and put her back to bed for the night.

Reality sunk in as I was laying in bed last night. What am I going to do to keep this little girl happy for the next 4 weeks? How will we all stay sane? Anyone that knows Lucy probably isn't too surprised this happened because she's known for being a little wild and fearless. So how do I explain to her that she's limited for a while? How do I keep her content and busy? Yesterday she wouldn't budge unless we picked her up. The doctor said she'd be able to walk with the cast on once she got use to it. Today started the same though- me carrying her everywhere which I don't mind but I'm pretty sure it's not recommended a 20 week pregnant woman lift and carry around 25lbs all day long. As the day wore on though she grew braver and braver. I walked down the hall to the laundry room to toss a load in when I sensed her coming. I glanced out the doorway and there she was crawling down the hall towards me like a bat out of hell with a huge "look what I can do mom!" type of grin on her face. I'll never forget that look. It was the moment I knew this would all be OK. She'd be fine, she's strong and resilient and determined. Her leg will heal soon and we just need to buck up till then. I was so proud of her, in a weird way it was like seeing her crawl for the first time all over again. The hardest thing about being a parent is seeing your child hurting but when she showed me that spark it was a giant weight off my worried shoulders.

That was at around 3pm today by bedtime she was throwing that casted leg up in the couch and hoisting herself up onto it all on her own so we know walking is only a matter of time. Thanks for listening to my therapeutic rambling, I needed that.

Monday, October 17, 2011

weekend love

So many wonderful things happened this weekend I could never even count them. It was just one of those magical couple of days that make you smile just thinking about it. Lucy was in a perpetual good mood and even began saying lots of new words, everything I tried new to bake turned out great, we had beautiful weather, there were birthday dinners and cake, hot pumpkin doughnuts, and pumpkin patches. 

Can you believe Halloween is just 2 weeks away?! And then it will be November. Who hit fast forward all of a sudden? Time for this family to slow things down and take it all in. 

I hope you have a beautiful day!