Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Ok, my heart pounded with excitement when I received my Zulily email this morning.

Dont know about Zulily? In short, its an online shopping center for all things momma and baby. Seriously, all brands, all items, all up to 70% off retail! You will get a daily email of what companies are offering promotions that day. Promotions stay up for a few days but expire within a week.

Today, drum roll please, MUD PIE is on sale! Little AC wears tons of Mud Pie and we always receive "how cute" and "what brand is that". It's not too expensive at regular price but its on sale!!

So, you have to sign up to shop but its FREE!! If you go HERE I will receive a coupon or gift certificate. Once you sign up, you will get your own link for $ and you can share it with others! (I know, it may be tacky and I've told tons of people about the site without mentioning the rebate but I'm blogging and thought I'd throw it in..)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

My email is blowing up with Cyber Monday deals. Seriously, I'm twitching just trying to keep my fingers off the mouse.

We shopped this weekend. I mean, I'm always up for shopping but I'm trying to control myself - these "FREE SHIPPING" and "40% Off" headers are killing me.

I did some holiday laundry for little AC, my baby cant squeeze another ruffle skirt into her closet, and I have bags of clothes waiting to be wrapped for Christmas.(Shh, dont tell her)

I cant promise I'll stay away from Cyber Monday but I promise to give little Avery lots of smooches for her 5 month birthday!

* We took Avery and Graham to see Santa, waited in line with gigantic dogs, little dogs and a rabbit. Dustin was to get Avery's attention and I was acting like a fool to get Graham to look at the camera. Both were distracted. We held up the line and went home with these prints.


I hope you had a great Gobble Day!! We sure did.

I never made it back around to tell you what I was thankful for so here are 10ish:

1. God's Grace
2. Our amazing family and friends
3. My baby girl, my man, my puppy and our health
4. My home, career, and memories I've made
5. Sleep, lots of it, and antibiotics.
6. Grande skinny vanilla latte with an extra shot tossed in
7. Chocolate.
8. People who make me laugh, Board games and card games
9. AOL Radio and Christmas Music
10. Pictures

Monday, November 22, 2010


Yep, still got the yuck and I've even managed to give it to Dustin.

We got an email that sent me racing across the house to the computer, our proofs were ready for our viewing pleasure. Now, onto making holiday cards!!!

Speaking of holidays, Thanksgiving is Thursday. Thursday. I'm sorry, I've seemed to misplace the first 10 months of 2010. Please let me know if you find them.
(Even more strange, we were discussing New Years Eve plans. Actually acknowledging the coming of 2011.)

I know we are supposed to reflect on our blessings daily, but this week always brings them to the forefront. So, I'll be reminiscing and giving thanks for all that my family and I have to be so thankful for. Maybe I'll share some with you..and you can share some with me.

Here's one, (and it's a proof)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feeling Blah

I have yucky stuff swirling around in my head, not thoughts, cold and sinus stuff.

Avery's had it for months so I try not to whine but man I feel- BLAH!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Three years ago, today was a Saturday and I was just waking up in a local hotel with a dozen of my best friends. A few minutes from now Dustin showed up with flowers and an ornament coke.

After collecting my gifts, a kiss, eating breakfast with the girls... it all began. It was my wedding day!!

Today is our three year anniversary. Throughout these last few years there's been laughter, tears of joy and sadness, tons of memories made and a lot of love shared.

First Time Dustin Saw Me in My Dress

Cutting the Cake

Leaving in Style

Monday, November 15, 2010


Do you remember when I told you we had our Christmas pictures taken? Well, our proofs should be ready any day now and I can’t wait to see how they turned out!! In the mean time I have been adoring Shutterfly’s Christmas card designs. L.O.V.E. Them!!

Have you used Shutterfly before? Earlier this year I made a calendar with Avery’s newborn pictures and I was so pleased with the results. (psst!! Great Christmas Gift Idea!!) Shutterfly also prints affordable canvas photos, I can just imagine one of my baby’s Christening pictures on an 8x14 canvas!

So, if you haven’t decided on your Christmas cards yet- hey even if you have- check out their 2010 holiday selection and make sure we’re on your mailing list! I’d love to see your card!

BLOGGERS- Want to get 50 free cards from Shutterfly?? It’s so simple, go here to learn more.

*Special thanks to Lindsey for posting so yours truly could tell you!

Friday, November 12, 2010


My Nana has been in ccu this week. She had two Strokes in late September, rehab, surgery, and a stay in ccu. She is scheduled to have another surgery today, we covet your prayers.

Nana, Dustin, Avery and I having Halloween lunch.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Tis the Season!

We decorated for Christmas. (Dustin would tell you I did but he did help)

It was our tradition to decorate our tree on our anniversary, the 17th. It's a week day this year and we will be busy both the weekend before and after. So with some free time yesterday, the tree went up along with mantel decorations, wreaths, table runners and more.

Avery loves the big tree. I do too. So does Dustin.

I hope she loves her tree too, once it's complete that is.

(Lauren took pictures for us this weekend- some of Avery in her Christening gown and others for our family Christmas card. Cant wait to see them!)

Friday, November 5, 2010


It's cold. Very Cold.

This morning it was tough to get out of bed it was so cold. (Honestly, its hard every morning.) Avery's hands were like icepops thanks to the tall ceilings and large window in her room. We need to heat her room with a secondary heater. Do you know of any SAFE heaters?

The thought of one of these in her room send chills down my back (not because I'm cold, because I'm scared.)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We are introducing solids to AC (Avery Cate).

She has had rice mixed in her bottle for several weeks but now its rice cereal and oatmeal using a bowl and spoon, a silver spoon. (My grandmother gave Avery a beautifully engraved silver spoon for her Christening) I quickly realized a single silver spoon wasnt going to work so we bought more, courtesy of Gerber.

Within the same week of introducing a silver spoon Avery started to exhibit a new trait. Dustin and I refer to it as attitude. When she isn't content she now displays this by bowing her back. Yep.

We are adding a lunch veggie next week and I am considering silicon spoons.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Farewell FB

So, I've made the choice to remove myself from Facebook for a while. I'm ok, Dustin's ok, We're ok, Avery is ok- it's just something I'm doing for me.

I'm also challenging myself to be a better wife, mom and friend. I want to spend time talking to my man and watching tv with him instead of being plugged into my phone. I want to print and frame more pictures of AC instead of creating FB albums because its easier. I'm going to call and text my friends instead of checking their status to see how they are doing.

This is not something I'm doing to get others to leave FB and I definitely don't want it to seem like a soapbox speech. I'm just simply saying I'm leaving the network and why.

So, I am split 50-50 on where I stand about going back.