Thursday, April 29, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

***Warning---There will be a photo at the end of this post that is kind of gross, so if you have a weak stomach you may not want to look.  It really doesn't look too bad, but I thought I would warn you first.

Last night while I was in the kitchen finishing up this amazing recipe from my good friend Ashley, I was startled with crying and it wasn't the oh I think I'm hurt please kiss my boo boo cry, it was the holy shit I just hurt myself really bad cry. Apparently Harper thought he was strong like the Hulk and tried to pick Kaylee up, he then fell backwards and hit his head on our dog's kennel giving him one nasty gash on the back of his head. I freaked out and couldn't see past the blood and the crying child, luckily the red headed fox was here and busted into action putting his good combat medic skills to use. We managed to get the bleeding under control and loaded everyone up for the ER. Let me just say that the daily goings on in this house is like a wrestling match, they are siblings and think it is appropriate to fight about everything, last night Kaylee was so worried about her brother that she was scrambling around the house like a mad woman trying to find her flip flops.  She couldn't even think straight so I guess that means she really does love her little brother despite what she may say on occasion. While we were waiting in the ER Harper told us he would really like strawberry ice cream for dinner, so when it came time for the red headed fox to take him back and get looked at Kaylee and I headed to the shoppette to get him some ice cream then I get this message:

"Harp just said he was Humpty Dumpty and Kaylee is the wall. No bs."

While waiting for the Dr. to look at him that is what he told his dad. haha! At least my baby still has a sense of humor hurt or not. When it was all said and done, he came away with 3 staples in the back of his head, a popsicle, stickers and a prescription for one large chocolate ice cream.  When we made it back home he sat down at the table and waited for his dinner of chocolate and strawberry ice cream.

This is him this morning

and this is his staples in his head.......

He's feeling pretty good this morning, he's calling himself the "Iron Man" because he has the staples and he says his head isn't hurting. He doesn't seem to like me putting the medicine on it though.

Love & Robots,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Mail & Art Journaling

Yesterday I received a lovely happy mail package from my happy mail partner this month Jaymi. I absolutely adore everything that was in it!!

She also sent some of her adorable earrings that she makes (LOVE them!) and a pennant for Kaylee that isn't pictured because she couldn't wait to hang it up in her room and this adorable little print. I will be framing him very soon and he will have a nice little home in Harper's room.

Here are a couple of pages from my art journal for the "Tell Your Story" class. I am so in love with the whole process of art journaling and I know there will be many more after this one is complete.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Wednesday!

Love & Robots,

The announcement I promised days ago......

Ok, so I know I posted two days ago that I would have a small announcement and then I never made it. I had every intention to come back later in the day and make it, but I was sidetracked and then yesterday was spent away (for the most part) from the computer. So here goes.........I have opened my very own Etsy shop!! I only have 3 things in there right now because I was trying to get the feel of it all, but if everything goes right I should have much more in there this time next week! I'm sure I'll post about it once it's all up and running!!

In other news, I took my last final of the semester yesterday!! I am so glad this semester is over!  I've been going back to school for a little over a year now, but up until this semester the red headed fox was deployed and I never took more than one class at a time. I felt like I would get overwhelmed taking care of two kids by myself, all the day to day things that go on and school, but this semester I sucked it up and took 3 classes and managed to pass them all with time to spare!  It wasn't easy but I did it and I'm so proud of myself. I'm also so happy to be taking a break from school for the summer!!

The "Tell Your Story" art journal class also started this week so I'm going to be sharing a few of my pages soon!  I am loving this class and it's really making me think outside the box!  

Oh and a little webcam fun for you this morning. Harper likes to see mommy make silly faces on the computer.......

and sometimes he plays along. :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Love & Robots,

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend in Review...

We had a wonderful weekend! Friday night was game night at our close friends house. Game night is always tons'o'fun! We didn't do much on Saturday, it was raining most of the day so we stayed home except a quick run to the shoppette (or convenience store for all you non military people). It was raining but it was still warm out so we let the kids play in the rain and boy did they have a blast!

My loves doing what they do best......acting like robots

We spent most of Sunday outside because it was such a beautiful day! We went walking, hit some softballs at the softball fields, played in the water and just had a nice little day of family fun.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!! I'll be back later with a little announcement and a couple of other things.

Love & Robots,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My first skirt ever!

Ok so that's a lie. I've made skirts before or tried to make them but they always fit funny. I'm not one for patterns and prefer to just free hand it all, then I came across this tutorial and my skirt making luck changed!  I am in love!!!

It's getting closer and closer to summer time and I love me some summer dresses and skirts so I have a feeling I will be making quiet a few of these for myself and Kaylee. I do wish that I had used wider elastic, but I just used what I had on hand, I also omitted the pockets but will be adding them in the next one.

I used part of a vintage sheet that I found not too long ago on a thrifting adventure. The sheet didn't fit any of our beds and I am so in love with the floral print I couldn't not use it. Now I'm off to make Kaylee a skirt. :)

Have a happy Thursday!!

Love & Robots,

Happy Earth Day!

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

Love & Robots,

P.S. I'll be back later today with a cute little skirt I made this morning. Have a wonderful Thursday!! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What I've been up to today.....

The other day I went thrifting with the little ones to pass some time and I found a dress. A dress that I wasn't sure if I liked, but ended up getting it anyways. I figured if I didn't like it as a dress then I could just use the material for something else. I bought it and brought it home only to find it fit perfectly everywhere but my "girls". At first I was pretty bummed but I hung it up on my curtain rod so I could think about what I could do to make it fit. I finally decided to turn it into a tank dress and that's what I've been doing this morning. I am so in love with how it turned out and I can't wait to find another dress to do the same with.

What I did--- First I cut the top off, then sewed the tank on (it was a useless tank that I had bought last summer and it was shorter than I like), I chopped off about 5 or so inches in the length and hemmed the skirt. I also added fabric flowers made out of the fabric I cut from the bottom. 

Oh and I just realized the before pic is the back of the dress, but you get the general idea. :)

Total cost of this tank dress -- $8.50, you can't beat that can you?

Now I'm off to do my last assignment for the semester and study for a final! Happy Wednesday!!

Love & Robots,

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dear JabbaWockeeZ

I think I love you. Your robotic dance moves have been on my mind since I last saw you on ABDC Champions for Charity. Please teach me how you do it so I can impress my little ones the way you do.

Love & Robots,

Art Journals, Happy Mail and Formspring

After I made my first art journal pages for the "Tell your story" class, Kaylee quickly let me know that she wanted her own art journal, so like any crafty momma I made her one.

It's small and it fits her perfectly, she has been filling the pages with her own little drawings and I love watching her sit on the couch concentrating on whatever it is she is trying to draw.

I also received a little happy mail this week! I got a lovely handmade card from my happy mail partner Jaymi (I'm loving the matryoshka tape), a Marilyn Monroe note pad from Gina and a few more Thailand goodies from my sister Samantha.

I've also been hard at work getting Jaymi and Gina's happy mail packages ready to send out.

Last, I will leave you with a formspring question someone asked me last week.
  • Is your life what you thought it would be when you were younger?
Not at all! It is so much more than I ever imagined.  Growing up I thought I would always live in the small town I grew up in married to what was then my high school sweetheart (I use that term loosely, it was a very unhealthy relationship and he is far from sweet) and just live the small town life that I had always known. Thankfully after high school I moved away from my hometown to go to school and found a different way of life that I absolutely fell in love with. In doing so I was able to meet some amazing people along the way and my red headed fox. Now I'm happily married with two little ones and have a handful of friends that I wouldn't trade for the world. I feel as though I am right where I'm supposed to be. :)

Love & Robots,

Weekend in Review...

This past weekend went by way to fast, but was filled with tons of family time and FUN! On Saturday we went to the "Month of the Military Child" festival here on post. We went a little after it started because we knew it would get crazy the later we waited. I'm so glad we went when we did because the little ones were able to go to every booth, ride the rides and bounce in the bounce houses without having to stand around waiting in line, which if you have little ones you know that they can get very impatient.  Oh and the best part was everything at the festival was completely free to the kids! Oh and lunch was included too!

A few snapshots from the morning....

When we were done at the festival the kids were exhausted so they went home to nap and I ran to the grocery store. After groceries Kaylee and I went to JoAnn's to pick up a few card making supplies and no sooner than we walked in the door, one of the ladies that works there was doing a shirt painting demo and called us over and painted Kaylee a shirt. Kaylee told me it was her "best day ever!" We grabbed some Sonic for dinner and had a little picnic in our front yard. After dinner the kids played around with chalk and then made a new little neighbor friend. It was a wonderful day!

Sunday was pretty lazy, we cleaned most of the morning and played outside. Later in the evening the red headed fox took the kids to the soccer field to play around and I was able to do a little studying, although facebook kept getting in the way! haha!

What did you do this weekend?

Love & Robots,

Hello Monday!

My this weekend went by fast! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend (I know I did!). I will be back later on for a weekend recap, a little bit of happy mail and an answer to a formspring question or two.

Have a great morning everyone!!

Love & Robots,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Happy Friday!

I am so glad it's the weekend!! We really don't have many plans for this weekend so it should be a nice relaxing weekend spent at home with the ones I love the best, and really is there a better way to spend it?

These make me smile.....

{all images found via we heart it}
Hope you have a very happy Friday!

Love & Robots,

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thrift {LOVE}

A few finds from our thrifting last Saturday....

If I'm not mistaken my dad had a lunch box like this that he took to work when I was little, I couldn't pass it up and it's in wonderful condition!  Not even a scratch on it.

A few weeks back I found this exact thermos at a different thrift store and ended up passing on it, but this time around I didn't resist. I love it!

Everytime we go to a thrift store, Kaylee gets so excited and has to look at everything. She oooohs and ahhhhhs and tells me how beautiful everything is and normally she gets to pick something out. Here's what she picked out this time, I'm not sure what we will do with them, but they are lovely.

I also scored big in the vintage sheet department. I have been looking for vintage sheets/fabric for forever it seems and never find what I'm looking for, but last weekend I found two different ones! The first one being the sheet photographed with the previous finds and then this one, I love them both so much and everytime I walk into my bedroom and see them it makes me smile.

I scored a few more sweet finds but they are for other people who happen to read this blog, so I'll keep them to myself. :)

I'll leave you with what I've been doing today.......

Love & Robots,