Monday, September 22, 2014

Heartbreak to pure joy in 30 minutes

My mom and I went to the Just Between Friends sale this weekend. We  went in with a plan to buy just a few things for fall, and a few things for winter. I don't want to end up with too many clothes that Sweet Pea doesn't get to wear. First world problems, am I right? Anyway, that was the plan... but they had so many cute things there! 

We got her Christmas dress, for $10! Most everything we got was either red, or pink. Except for two or three items, which were white. And they're all adorable, I can't wait for it to cool off so I can start dressing her up in this stuff lol 

We wash everything used that comes into the house, because you never know. Besides, one of the outfits smelled like cheese. So I threw everything in the wash, straight away. Can you see where I'm going with this? 

I pulled the wash from the machine, and out came my favorite off white sweater, with little pumpkins and bunnies, and red splotches?? Well shit! I was heart broken. I forgot about it when I threw it all in the wash. My mom read to do a vinegar didn't work. What were we going to do? It was only $5, but I loved it! 

I threw the rest in the dryer. While the rest was drying, the sweater was still soaking. Mister grilled up some burgers and dogs and we ate. 

I went through all the clothes again, reminiscing about our awesome finds, when I saw it. Another shirt ruined. This time set in by being dried. I took it out to Mister, practically in tears for being so foolish. He took the shirt, and said he could fix it. Boy was he right!

He dyed them both!! They're still wet in these pictures, but aren't they just perfect? I think I love the sweater even more now! I wish I wad gotten before shots, but oh well. Oh! I just love them!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I have a toddler

Sweet Pea has grown and changed so much. I know I say that all the time, but it's always true. She's a toddler now. I will always see her as my little baby, but she's a tot for sure. 

She has a mind of her own, is a spirited child and isn't afraid to tell us how it is. 

We went to the park a couple of times last week to get some pictures of her, because we had been neglectful in that department all month. We were letting her run around in the grassy area, to burn of some energy. By the time it was time to leave, the meltdown that was thrown our way was outrageous! Arching of the back, kicking of the legs. The whole nine yards. 

BUT! We did get some cute pictures. Priorities, am I right?

Sweet Pea can now say about 10 words, give or take a word. She doesn't say them in context really. Except "no". She's got that one down. And sometimes "Ow", like when she pinches us, or pulls my hair. Then she'll say "ow. Yes baby, ow. -_- 

Even on trying days, at the end of the day, when we snuggle up together in bed, my heart fills with joy. I'm so lucky to be her mama. Seeing her grow and explore everyday is so exciting. Exhausting. But thrilling, none the less.

Friday, August 22, 2014

5 days of giveaways, epic grand prize!

Rock -a- bye Booty is having 5 days of giveaways leading up to a grand prize. 3 wrap scrap covers, a $125 value! 

Check out the facebook page for details!! 

Rock -a- bye Booty is our favorite cover, ever! Not only are they cute, but they fit Sweet Pea wonderfully! They range from 7-35 lbs, and are now offering toddler size which go from 20-60 lbs! We're getting some toddler size for Sweet Pea pretty soon.

Monday, August 18, 2014

No more tangles review

Sweet Pea got a bath tonight, using Johnson's baby shampoo and conditioner. At first, I thought the fragrance was a little strong, opening the bottle. But as I was shampooing Sweet Pea up, I actually liked the smell. It almost smelled like apples. 
Sweet Pea doesn't have a whole lot of hair yet, but for testing purposes, I also used the no more tangles leave in conditioner. I have to say, Sweet Pea's hair is extra silky. I'm going to save the rest for when she's older and actually has tangles. Because, conditioner on a 14 month old is just silly.

We also received detangling spray. I didn't use this, but I plan to in the future. I may even use it on myself for my gnarly tangles.

Sweet Pea's hair is getting longer and longer, and before long I have a feeling I'm going to be very glad we have these products.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When feeling overwhelmed....

Things I accomplished today
  • Took a shower
  • Washed diapers
  • Folded diapers and put them away
  • Fed and got Sweet Pea dressed (even if it was late in the day)
  • Fed myself (sometimes that's extra hard to do)
  • Kept the TV off for a good chunk of the day
  • Spent alone time with Mister
  • Got out of bed

Sometimes on extra overwhelming days, it's good to write down what you did accomplish for the day, instead of focusing on what you didn't accomplish. 

It's been really hard for me to fold and put away the diapers the past week or so. So much so that I put Sweet Pea in disposables for yesterday and today. But once I finally sat down and started folding, I felt better. It's soothing. I love my cloth. Even the smell of the Tide makes me happy.

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea is finally over her rash!
  • We're having friends over this week for a play date
  • Sweet Pea's laugh is the best sound in the whole world, and Mister causing that laugh is even better!
  • Mister got bitten by some sort of insect this week, and it got infected with a red streak coming out of it. Some antibiotics seemed to fix him right up.
  • Sweet Pea is learning her body parts, slowly but surely.
  • My grandma fell, again.....and broke her arm. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saying goodbye and bringing awareness

I hope in this tragedy, we can find a little light. I hope that it will help bring more awareness to bipolar disorder. Robin Williams was a great man, a hilarious comedian, and a fabulous actor. We lost him too soon. He also suffered from a mental illness known as bipolar disorder, that a lot of people over look. And think that people can just get over. It's a brain chemistry thing. It doesn't pick and choose it's victims. Look who it got tonight. Mr. Williams had been suffering from the depressive side of bipolar, but there is also the manic side. When he's full of energy and wild and crazy. That too is hard to live with. You don't sleep, which can cause hallucinations. 

Telling someone they have no reason to be depressed, is extremely unsupportive. In fact, sometimes just asking "what are you depressed about" can be viewed as unsupportive, given the tone. There doesn't have to be a reason to be depressed, it's just something that happens sometimes, to some people. 

If you ever need someone to talk to, please reach out. I too have felt that I had no one to talk to, and almost made a permanent decision for a temporary problem. 

I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to. You are important and loved.