Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Project 365

I'd like to start this in pictures.  We will see how far I get!

I've been feeling crafty lately.  I love that I have pulled out my sewing machine and have a couple projects going there.  I also finally printed off pictures from Walker's birth so I can start scrapbooking those.  Aaron's aunt Jennifer made a beautiful scrapbook for us so all I need to do is add pictures.  That's right up my alley today. :)

I'm researching cake decorating right now.  This little man will be one soon and I'd like to make his cake!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I didn't mean to be gone that long!  I took a trip and started working on a few projects around here...  Time just goes by! 

Here's the latest project of mine:

It's not perfect by any means- but my mother-in-law had made a couple of these blankets for Walker and they still are my favorite ones to use.  So I wanted to see if I could make one.  I'm not sure what I will do with it.  Gift it, maybe?  I was thinking about a give-a-way, but wasn't sure if anyone would be interested.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mr. Cool Dude

Has a new trick.

I don't know how to get him to stop putting his feet on the table!  This is obviously not a habit I want him to keep.  He, of course, thinks it's the greatest thing ever. 

A side note- it's been a lot of fun seeing his personality pop out.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My Sink is Shining

Thanks to this lady.  I'd heard of the flylady before, but never checked it out until last week.  (Now, be forewarned, that website is not easy to navigate.)  The mention of this method came at the perfect time because I've been feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the normal cleaning of my house on top of finally getting everything organized.  But once I started with the babysteps, I feel like I can do this. 

So my sink is shiny and I'm getting things under control.  That makes me feel good.  It's been an adjustment, going from working 40-50 hour weeks and simply having time to just barely keep the surface clean, to being at home and actually having time to do more.

I didn't realize how much of an adjustment it would be.  But it was, and that threw me off a bit.  It's good now.  We have a routine down and I'm making strides with the house. 

...I'm out of words tonight. 

And so, goodnight.  (Name that quote.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Healthy Eating

As Walker eats more and more table food I am realizing how little I actually understand what constitutes a healthy meal. 
I know the basics- the more color, the better- veggies, fruits etc.  But I don't really know how else to go about devising meals. 
I want for all of us in my household to eat a healthier diet.  (And I know I'm doing alright with Walker, but not so much with myself.)  I'm determined to lose the last of the baby weight by his first birthday.

So, I'm asking you guys- where can you direct me to help me learn more.  Meal ideas, nutrition info etc.  I've tried looking but I just get a little bit overwhelmed.  I know some of you have ideas for me!

Friday, March 4, 2011

My favorite part of the day

Is when Walker puts his little arms around my neck and squeezes- which usually happens after I pick him up from a nap. 

What's yours?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Before and After

It's a little hard to see in these pictures how this actually works- but here is a before and after of our upstairs bathroom.

 We cut off most of what used to be the bathroom- the area you can see in the bottom half of the picture.  This is now part of our hallway- and where you can see the sink in the above picture I now have a closet.  (With shelves in it as of Monday, which makes me very happy!)

Okay, the shower that you see in the before picture was moved 90 degrees- what you can't see in the after picture is the window that was by it.  It would be on the right here. 
And the toilet now is in the back corner that you can see in the top before picture.  We took out the window on the right- it would be where my sink is now.

As you can see, we still need trim.  It's up in some places on not others.  I don't have a doorknobs on my doors yet because they still need to be finished...  And lots of other little things that will come eventually!