Friday, December 21, 2012

Items needed:

Kraft paper 
electrical tape
rubber stamps
ink pad
scotch tape

Needing some last minute ideas for some creative gift wrapping? Create your own! It's so simple, I let my 3 year old stamp away on kraft paper I picked up from the dollar tree. I then made a bow out of electrical tape, drew some haphazard stripes with a sharpie, and tied up the remaining packages with left over fabric and ribbon I had in my craft room. So easy, so simple people with think you spent so much time on it! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Things I thought I'd never have to say: no.5437

Have you ever had that moment as a parent where you realize, "wow, I never thought I'd have to say that. " Yesterday I had one of those moments. 
My son is in the process of potty training, we've conquered the peeing part of it, yay! The... ahem, #2 portion of it we are working on. So as I'm trying to cook breakfast or wrap presents, or something, I hear: "NO, ZOOEY! DON"T PLAY WITH MY POOP!!!" "NO, ZOOEY!" I run to their bedroom to find, much to my horror. My son pointing to three small piles of excrement and my daughter with a handful of it heading towards the play kitchen. All I could think of to say was, "NO ZOOEY! ICKY, WE DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR BROTHER'S POOP!!!" Yes, this really happened. Yes, I am totally embarrassed, but clearly not so emotionally scarred I can't share it with you. You're welcome. How's that for a month long writing hiatus.  

Monday, November 12, 2012

monday funday

I've been working outside of the home recently. It's been a little strenuous on all of us, especially the kids. Today, I have the day off. I miss having absolutely nothing to do and absolutely everything to do all at the same time. Does that make any sense? So what's on the agenda? No clue, that's the beauty of today. But most likely a lot of this: 

staying in our pj's way past the appropriate amount of time

pillow fights, jumping on the bed, lots of tickling, and belly laughs, lots and lots of belly laughs.

 and most definitely some messy crafts.

Happy monday, hope you get to have some fun today too!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chalkboard art

Here is my first attempt at chalkboard art. It's pretty popular right now around the blog community and of course, Pinterest. So I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to use one of my favorite scriptures as my inspiration. The perfect example of how to LOVE, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. I think it turned out pretty good considering I've never done anything like it before. But, next time I think I will use an assortment of fonts from my computer as my guide. I just kind of free handed these ones and clearly I only have 3 or 4 fonts to choose from in my brain. :) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You can call me a faux fashion blogger, if you please.

I tried my hand at being a fashion blogger today, go check me out at Hopefully I didn't do the fashion industry an injustice by pretending to know what I'm doing. Shhh... If you won't tell, neither will I.

Monday, October 22, 2012

miss zooey's first birthday party

Zooey turned 1, I can't believe it! This year has truly flown by. It makes me sad that my baby is well,  not a baby anymore. We celebrated with family and friends at our home, the theme for this little lady was a tea party. What little girl hasn't pretended to play tea party? I am looking forward to the days when Zooey and I can play those games together. Guests were encouraged to dress in their sunday best. We dined on cakes, cookies, and sweets until our tummies couldn't take any more. My dear friend sara makes my children's parties that much sweeter with her amazing cakes and cupcakes. She spoils them and to be honest, I love it. I love that she loves them. A one year old gets a cake that could easily pass for one of the layers on a wedding cake? Yep, that comes standard in my house. We love you Sara!
 A few ideas came from the help of pinterest. But for the most part, the jumping off point really was the beautiful birthday banner from Rifle Paper Co. That woman is such an inspiration, I love everything she makes.  

*I'm thinking of making a tutorial for my petite pom pom's I made for the party. Super easy.

Happy birthday my pretty girl, we love you so much! You have brightened our lives so much. You are SO worth it!

Friday, October 5, 2012

The state of affairs

If you came knocking at my door this very instant this is what you would find:

A baby crying, vacuum cleaner running, radio disney blaring, a toddler throwing newspaper all over the living room, me- unshowered, no bra, still in my pajamas, yes I know it's 2 o' clock, yelling at the toddler not to throw the newspaper, or kiss the window, make a mental note to add wash windows to my chore list, feed the two kiddos lunch, while shaking a bag of caesar salad for myself to eat, laying the baby down for a nap, a mountain of laundry sitting in my arm chair, sweeping up crumbs from breakfast and lunch that will just return after dinner, telling the toddler to eat a hundred times (slow/easily distracted eater), tell your toddler to stop licking the ranch from his plate and dip his chicken nuggets in it instead. Put toddler to bed. Aaaah, me time...
Toddler starts kicking the bed and laughing, wakes up baby, toddler gets in trouble, lay both of them back down, both are crying, toddler is still talking, baby is still crying from being woken up, guess I have to go back in there, who's stupid idea was it to buy a two bedroom house? Oh, right both mine and my husbands, idiots.  Just another typical friday afternoon at my place. Wanna hang out?

Monday, September 24, 2012

True love is:

 Let me set up the situation for you...

Date night.

Olive garden.

*A cold that may turn into a sinus infection.

While eating my eggplant parmigiana and simultaneously trying to eat and breath through my mouth. Classy. (my worst nightmare; people think that I'm a mouth breather for realzees).

Where was I, oh right, while eating and chatting with the handsome hubby, mid conversation he said. "um, you have snot that's about to run out of your nose". Without skipping a beat went back to telling me about random things about his week away.

God, I love that man. Thank you for him.

True love is: even when I have snot running out of my nose and I'm a temporary mouth breather, he still thinks I'm the most beautiful woman in the world. How do I know? He tried hitting on me a few seconds after I wiped the snot away with a tissue.


* I know I should have done the responsible thing and stayed home in my condition. But when someone gives you a free night of babysitting AND a gift card to olive garden. There is only one thing to do, man up and take a Sudafed.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The king over throws the queen

If the title confuses you, what I mean to say is we got a new bed! We got rid of our queen and went for the mac daddy of them all; The King. Not just any mac daddy, we splurged and got the tempur pedic cloud. I know, totally ridiculous. But as my wise sister in-law says " you can't put a price on comfort". Amen sista. Amen.

 Last night was the first night sleeping on it. How does it feel? One word. AMAZING! I usually toss and turn because my hips and lower back hurt and I have to sleep with a pillow in between my legs for extra support. That is a thing of the past I am completely supported from head to toe. In short, it was WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.

Even Everett approves!

Friday, August 31, 2012

That just happened...

  *A conversation that just occurred with my 2 1/2 year old.

Me: Everett, guess what? Auntie Kalynn is going to have a baby boy.

Everett: In your tummy?

Me: No, honey. In auntie Kalynn's tummy.

Everett: Where's your baby?

Me: Zooey is my baby, she's sleeping.

Everett: (while simultaneously trying to lift up my shirt) Where's Zooey's drinkies?

Me: Drinkies...???

Everett: (Laughing) Lifts up his shirt and points to his... er, nipples and says drinkies.

Oh dear, weening his sister is still 2 months away... Here's praying he can't remember this when he's older.  And if he can't, I'll remind his prom date in 14 years.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sincerely, SK is having a giveaway!

We aren't blog friends yet, but I think it's safe to say we will be. Her name is Sara, she loves fashion, coffee, and Jesus. My kinda gal.
 She is having a giveaway right now for a beautiful bubble necklace. I want it. bad. So, help me win it. Won't you? :) Go check out her blog, Sincerely, SK. She is a cutie pie with a great sense of style, and she says, Ya'll cause she's from Texas. Isn't that adorable?!? I wish I could casually use the word Ya'll in a conversation, but I'm from the pacific NW and I think I would get a few funny looks. But, seriously, go check her out. Go,Go,Go!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I found this great old picture at a yard sale the other day. Now I just have to find the perfect spot for it... decisions, decisions.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Things I learned on vacation

We are so blessed, every year we get to go to Sun River, Oregon. It is so beautiful and serene. I am very lucky to have in-laws who spoil us with a week long family vacation. Here are a few things I learned this year in Sun River:

Looking through holes in the deck to the ground below equals hours of entertainment. OK, not hours, maybe minutes. But hey, minutes of not fighting sure is nice.

 If you buy a boy a Duck sweatshirt; he'll want to wear it everyday.

 Matching mommy-daughter gladiator sandals are a must.

Everyone looks good in black, even babies.

we should invest in a jacuzzi tub

  Cousins that bathe together, stay together.

Getting to see REAL firetrucks, just like the one's daddy works on are pretty cool. 

True story.

If you try to tell this joke to your husband; he won't laugh, like you thought he would. Em.barr.essing.

Being able to wear the same swim outfit two years in a row saves $$$.

Bouncy houses are the bomb.

If you buy this shirt, he will live up to it's name.

Crowds, heat, and no naps make little girls grumpy.

  petting zoo's and lil' sebastian look a-likes are smelly. 

If you give your husband permission to go to the Nike outlet; he will come back with shoes.

Cutest store in the old mill district of Bend. Should be renamed ' $100 dollar store'.

Water socks are a necessity at the kiddie pool (the bottom of the pool is like sand paper after a few hours). Bloody feet = party foul.

Your baby girl will decide it's the appropriate time to grow up. Learning how to clap,wave, pull her self up to her knees, and sit up by herself in one week's time. Stop it young lady, you are suppose to be my baby.

twenty minute car ride naps are not fun for anyone while traveling.

Your dining room will look like this and stay like this after you unload the car.

It's sure good to be home.


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