Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's been quite a while!

At least I have a semi-good reason for not posting in *gasp* months! Right?
Sorry to anyone who actually follows me and reads anything I post! 
Sorry for the long absence :)

 My husband and I are expecting our 2nd the first part of October! I cannot tell you how excited we are!! 

We get to have an early gender scan this coming Saturday- yay!!  
Although I am not getting my hopes up of having a girl- I have a feeling it might be. But I'm not 100% positive. I'm not sure if I'm making myself think it's a girl because I'd love to have one, or if my "mother's intuition" is right. 
With my son, I hoped for a girl (probably because I have a sister and really have always wanted to have at least one girl), but way down deep- knew he was going to be a boy. My husband and I both even had dreams we were having a boy (before we found out we were having a boy) when I was pregnant with him.

This time around I've had one dream that we are having a girl.
So... Saturday can't come soon enough!

Have any of you moms out there had any feelings about what gender you were carrying? 
Were your feelings right?
 I'm just curious ;)

Hope you all are having a great week!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Messy Mom Monday

So today I've decided to do something different.
I've decided that today is a good day to do a link up for the first time.
I'm linking up here for Messy Mom Monday!

I've got to be honest, I have probably read at least 7 different blogs who have linked up to do this.
I'm not sure why, but I needed to snoop around see other peoples blog posts about their messy places in their homes before I felt ok to do this post. I know I'm not the only one out there that can have a messy house at times, I just needed to see the proof.

So here goes nothin'!

This is our kitchen table.  As you can see there are a pair of my son's shoes, my wallet and checkbook, scissors, a book I'm reading, and various papers strewn about.  Perfect environment for eating ;)

Part of my kitchen counter tops. I was in the middle of making breakfast when I decided it was the perfect time to take pictures.  Can you spot what item doesn't belong in the kitchen? If you see the can of hairspray- you're right!  I think it's time I move it back to it's home in the bathroom...

 This is my 3 year old's room. It's actually not as bad as it has been. Usually it looks like a toy store threw up in here. And yes, that is a giant, stuffed alligator. My dog loves it my than my child.

This is where my clean laundry usually ends up.  On a chair. In our room. In a pile.  Oh, and see that lovely pile of boxes? Those used to be in our closet. I recently cleaned out and organized that space. I'll do a before and after post about that soon- so stay tuned :)


And this room. This is the messiest room in the whole house. This is our third bedroom. It's looked like this since we moved in back in July.  We moved from an apartment to a mobile manufactured home out on 5.5 acres.  Who knew a 2/2 apartment would have more storage space than a 3/2 home?  This is where we are storing a whole slew of things- everything from Christmas decor, hunting gear, my son's clothes that he's grown out of, baby furniture, etc...  Hopefully we'll be able to get some sort of storage out here where all this stuff can go live so we can start turning this into a nursery {here's hoping for baby #2 in the near future!}

And there ya have it, folks!  Just trying to keep it real
I hope we can still be friends :)

Happy Monday!! 

:: Edit- after publishing this, I immediately started cleaning up our messy spaces! I feel so much better now, lol :) ::

Saturday, January 21, 2012

new M&M discovery

While I was at Wal-Mart today {I practically live at this store..} I decided to take a stroll on down to the Valentine's day aisle, or should I say aisles {seriously, there's at least 4 aisles dedicated to Valentine's Day things at the Wal-Mart I go to}.  I was specifically looking for any sort of candy or chocolate.  I was needing a sweet fix today.  Anyhow, as my son and I were walking along one of the candy aisles I started paying closer attention to the M&M's {who doesn't love M&M's?!}.  I saw your token milk chocolate, peanut, even dark chocolate M&M candies.  All excellent choices.  As I was about to pick up a bag of the peanut- my absolute fave- I spotted another bag.  This bag was white and had maroon and red M&M candies on the front with a picture of a heart with an arrow through it and, of course, the classic red M&M guy dressed all snazzy for Valentine's Day. As I stepped in to take an even closer look, I read the package: Cherry. Oh. Em. Gee. I LOVE chocolate/cherry flavors together!  I immediately grabbed a bag and placed it in my cart. Done and done.

I didn't waste much time opening them after I got home.  Wow. These are pretty delish!  If you like chocolate/cherry flavors together, I highly suggest you give these babies a try!  Yum-O! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

new hair

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a relative who does hair for a living. But I sure do! My sister is an amazing hair stylist and is the one who cuts my hair.  I'm so lucky to live close to her so she can help me look beautimous!

The other day I was looking at my hair and noticed my ends were looking pretty bad. (I hadn't had a hair cut in nearly {gasp} a year...)  I picked out a few strands with my fingers and began really inspecting the pieces.  I was immediately drawn to what I thought was a few strands of  hair with split ends.  The few strands actually turned out to be one single piece of hair that had, and I'm not lying when I tell you this, 9 split ends branching off of it!!  Can you believe that?!  Who in the world has 9 split ends on ONE piece of hair? Me, that's who.  Eew.

Thankfully my sister graciously offered to cut my hair soon after the split end fiasco.

Here's how it turned out...

What do you think?! 
I LOVE it :)

If you're needing a great hair stylist in the Pearland area, you should check out  Neri Hair Studio and ask for Lauren.  You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

pinterest love

So by now I'm sure most of you have heard of the newest addiction on the Internet- Pinterest (if not, have you been living under a rock?)  I am absolutely in LOVE with the site, aren't you?  I have been able to find SO many great ideas for crafts and of course, dinner! I love that I can go to Pinterest and find a new, awesome recipe to try out instead of scouring other websites or my cookbooks.  Anyhow, I'll leave you with some pics of some of my favorite finds on Pinterest... Enjoy!



Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

wal-mart & the bathroom

So my son and I went to Wal-Mart yesterday evening to get some groceries.  While we were shopping my 3 year old informs me that he needs to potty. We've only been in the store for maybe 15 minutes so I'm nowhere near to being finished with my shopping.  So I walk up to the front and ask a cashier if it would be OK for me to leave the cart where he was so we could go use the restroom.  Pointing to my son, he says, "As long as you take him with you."

"Really?  He doesn't really think I'm trying to ask him to watch my child so I could go to the bathroom? Has someone asked him to "babysit" for them while they pee?" These are the thoughts running through my head.  I'm so confused.

In the time of the .7 seconds it took these thoughts to run through my mind, I politely say "Oh no. I'm not going to leave him. I'm taking him with me."
It really baffled me that those words came out of his mouth.  I'm guessing maybe someone had asked him to watch their child for a few minutes while they stepped away... why else would he have said that?


Just as a heads up:: Don't ever ask a Wal-Mart employee to babysit for you so you can go use the restroom- they'll say no.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Hunger Games

So, have you read The Hunger Games trilogy?  If not- you should most def read them-- SO good!  If you have, didn't you just love them?!  I sure did!  I loved the first and third books the most- there was just so much action in those two I had a hard time putting them down!  The second book is good as well, but the first and third were def the best (in my opinion)...

Over the holidays I managed to read all 3 books.  I'm so excited they've made a movie and can't wait to see it!!  

Anyhow... you should certainly check these books out- you won't be disappointed!!