- I've not made a habit of updating this blog as ofen as I would've liked. I think that I'm holding back the mundane aspects of our days, thinking that I'll wait for something exciting to happen and blog about. I'm considering adding some daily inspirations on here as a minimum to blog about. We'll see how that goes. With all of the renovating going on, I've been focusing a lot on our daily routines/living and saving simply. I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan and have lately been subscribing to e-mealz and love it ! We do the low-fat Wal-Mart plan. It truly cost~$75 for 7 nice, well-balanced meals. After the first week, we had to cut down to buying only 5 of the meals per week due to having too much food! *Insert reminder here that our kids are 6, 4, and 13 months and do not consume the amount that they will be in their teens, at which point we may need to double this menu! There is at least one item per meal that I can get my picky eater to try. My next venture
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Today, I spent my bithday $ on new Jane Iredale makeup; seen here. I got the liquid minerals, powder spf, and circle/delete concealer. I got these at a local spa, but would also love the sample palettes with eyeshadow/blush/lipstick on the website. It's been a long while since I got new, quality makeup. But honestly, with the frequency that I have to replace drugstore makeup, I'm not sure that I'm saving that much money by going cheap. My mom used this for a while after a spa visit and I tried it on and loved how airy it felt. So I'll let you know how I like it over the long run. Pre-boys, I was a makeup/skincare junky. Some women are clothes/jewelry junkies, but not me. I guess wearing scrubs a couple of days a week takes the fun out of the wardrobe world for me. The boys, young as they are, do not understand these girly purchases of mine. Why in the world would I not buy myself the latest megatoy? They looked at me as if I had just written a formal letter to Santa requesting only socks and underwear for Christmas. The hubby partially understands these ' for me and only me' purchases. They are good for the parenting soul.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I must admit that we southerners feel a need to take multiple views of our homes and yards whenever it snows and these pics are rather misleading regarding our normal climate. We are working diligently at 'staging' our home for quick sale (dreaming, I know) this spring. And then there's the matter of balancing those boys in the midst of all this change...it should be an adventure. Will post updates and moments of insanity as they occur!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The boys loved stomping on pop-pops. Big brother had his first go with a sparkler this year. They're a lot different now than the ones I remember. These were like little colored flames. The old ones actually sparked, which was probably more dangerous. Wonder how many of those fake rabbit-fur coats ignited in the eighties? The last photo is one of those that will always make me smile. I was content letting the men handle the fireworks, but the baby kept wiggling to be set free from my hip. Swapping hip-baby duties with daddy, it was my turn to light up the sky. Jimmy cackled as a ran from the lit bottle rocket like I had just ignited a grenade. Next year, I vow to be a spectator only. Yes, I used to dress up and be all pretty and sparkly for New Year's Eve. Yet this year, I'm photographed wearing sweatpants and houseshoes. Hmmm...speaking of resolutions.
This was a couple of days after Christmas. Nothing better than some first steps caught on camera. What I love most about this is big brother's obvious excitement over baby's accomplishment. Yes, there is a cage around the tree. Sanity trumps pretty in this house.