Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Little Blessings...

It's always so fun to see the little surprise blessings that the Lord sends my way. It always brings a smile to my face.

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ~Psalm 34:8
I've been looking into getting a baby wrap. There seems to be 2 kinds woven or stretchy. I ordered a stretchy one, the Sleepy Wrap and decided that I would try to make my own woven wrap. Well today I was blessed with the fabric I needed to make a woven wrap! A friend gave me a large bag full of fabric and inside was 6 yards of the stuff I needed. I cut it promptly tried it out and I loved it! Then just a few hours later when the mail came my Sleepy Wrap came in the mail. So I switched wraps and tried it out. I love them both!

There are pros and cons of both but to me they are slight.

Sleepy Wrap Pros
The fabric is soft and what I call "snuggly". My baby went right to sleep when in it.
You can pre-tie it and don't have to untie to remove the baby very simple in and out!
Easy tie instructions.
Gives more freedom during nursing. Which is the best pro for me!!
Love how it evenly spread the weight.
Nice price, free shipping and awesome return policy!
Gives me more cuddle time with my little guy while still doing housework and taking care of my 3 girls.

Woven Wrap Pros
The fabric is light weight and was cool.
Gives more freedom during nursing. Which is the best pro for me!!
Love how it evenly spread the weight.
It was free!!
Easy to tie.
Gives me more cuddle time with my little guy while still doing housework and taking care of my 3 girls.

Sleepy Wrap Cons
The fabric was a little bulkier than the woven wrap.
It was also a little warmer than the woven wrap.

Woven Wrap Cons
Can't be pre-tied.
Need to untie it all to get the baby out.

As you can see the pros definitely outweigh the cons with both wraps. Of course since this is the first day I have had and tried them both this is just my opinion of them after one day. I'm looking forward to taking them both on trips and using them!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's been a long time...

...since I've last posted on my blog. I sort of lost interest after awhile plus I became really busy with life. One super big event happened during this past year, the Lord blessed us with a baby boy. Yep, you read right a BOY after 3 girls. He's been such a sweet baby and everyone in the family loves this new addition!

Another addition happened to our family, we decided to add a dog to the mix. Chris (Christmas Candy Cane, bet you can't guess who named him! lol) is a mini-Australian Shepherd.

He is twice this size now. I just haven't taken a picture of him recently.

I'm going to be reformatting the look and content of this blog slightly. Turning it into our family blog. It may take a little while because I'm still pretty busy but I work best late at night. lol

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hot, Themed Birthday Parties

It's been unusually warm the last few days (but I've loved it!). And with the inlaws in town it's been unusually busy. Today was another busy day. Visitation in the AM and then a birthday party about 20 minutes away and 10 to 15 degrees hotter.

The party was fun. It was a Wizard of Oz theme. They had a yellow brick road, character t-shirts, a fruit rainbow, and the party favor bag at the end was a "basket" filled with goodies. Even though it was 100+ degrees the kids all had a great time and so did the adults. The birthday girl was dressed like Dorothy. She was so cute! A blue gingham dress and her hair in pigtails.

The mom did a great job at giving her little girl a wonderful party. This year Ballerina Girl turns 5 and I'll probably do a big themed party for her, maybe. LOL Sissy turns 3 on the 25th and she wants a Disney Princess party. It won't be as huge an affair as todays party but she'll have fun.

Well, I'm exhausted and tomorrow is another busy day. It's SUNDAY! More of rounding up kids and taking them back and forth. LOL At least I'm not cooking tomorrow. My m-i-l is making a roast. Ok so I'll be making something, I'm doing a strawberry shortcake recipe by Paula Deen. BTW there's a new blog around and if you love Paula Deen or if you just love her recipes go visit: Paula Deen the Butter Queen.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

They'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain...

...when they come.

Yes today is the day my in-laws are coming into town! My honey left at 11:30 and he took the two eldest with him to go pick them up at the airport. They should all return by 2:30. So now that I have wasted an hour online I must go and finish cleaning, shopping, and getting things ready for them.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A Mother's Day Gift (Early)

I've improvised and pictures are now returning to my blog. Since I can't find my memory card for my digital camera I decided to use my webcam that's built into my laptop. So the pictures won't be as good but you get the idea.

My wonderful Husband got me my Mother's Day gift early! It actually wasn't going to be a gift just an item we needed to get but I declared it a Mother's Day gift due to budget constraints. My new microwave!!

It really finishes the kitchen! There has been just a whole there for awhile now and a large old microwave was taking up way too much precious counter space. But no more! It looks very lovely.

From yesterday's post here is a finished picture of the Bay window "mis"treatments. Again taken from my webcam.

It looks so much better than that ugly paper and they are so much easier to move so I can see out of my beautiful window. Now if only I could move the houses across the street then I would have a clear view of the sunset. One mountain at a time I suppose.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Window Mistreatments

I've been turned on to window "mis"treatments by Darla at Beauty Inside and Out. Since I couldn't find any window treatments that I liked for my bay window I decided to "mis"treat them. I'm starting with the some sheers next to the windows themselves. At Walmart I bought 4 white sheer panels,

three sash rods,

and a pack of white hooks.

I put the hooks in the ceiling of the window area, placed the sheers on the rods, and then placed the rods on the hooks by the holes in their ends. It is working quite nicely. I really like how it looks! The only thing I need to fix is the length of the panels. They didn't have the length I needed so I got the next best thing and will fix them when I start sewing lessons in July.

By the way, the yard looks great! It is 98% to how I envisioned it and it will become 100% with a day or two of hard labor. I wanted to take pics before, during, and after but I couldn't find my memory card for my camera. ARGH! I searched everywhere. I'll find it eventually.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Yard Excavation

Our yard is soon to be excavated. Actually we are hiring someone to come out and level it out. If I had my other computer I would do some nice photos demonstrating the need for it. But alas words will have to do. The front yard is an abnormal hill. It looks like someone dumped extra dirt there in preparation to do a raised yard with a retaining wall but never got around to building the wall. So we are going to get rid of the extra dirt and level out the yard. The backyard is also very uneven.

So many things have been getting done around here lately that have been on the To Do list forever. (My in-laws are coming next week and I think that has something to do with the way my husband has been getting moving on that list.)

After tomorrow (when the bobcat comes) we'll be able to finally finish the fence around our backyard so that I won't be worried when the girls are playing that a stray dog (or person) will just walk in and harm them. YAY!!