Sunday, July 24, 2011

I have a dream...

I have this dream of being crafty, sewing dresses and cute things for my girls, re-claiming old things into something new with a little slip cover or some paint. I will browse through a store and say "oh that's so cute..I could make that" and not buy it because I reason that I could make it myself for less. That method works out fantastically for our wallets, as I happily window shop and never buy materials to make it myself either. BUT, I promise...one day, yes one day, I will find my inner crafty self and actually make one of these fabulous projects I dream about. Here is one that I thought was an ingenious way to reclaim a broken doll stroller (which we have). Maybe you will find your inner crafty self take on this project for your little girl.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Believe

A lot of special people have been on my heart recently.  Lost souls, broken-hearted, sick in body, whatever the need...GOD IS GREATER!  This song has been on my heart all week as I pray for so many dear friends and family.


"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30 (New American Standard)


Monday, July 11, 2011

TMI

This morning I asked my husband if I could borrow his nose-hair trimmer.  He didn't seem amused.  Our husbands like to see us well-kept, but don't really like to know how we got that way--they just like to see the complete package.  So in any case, I am here to confess today that I like this little device.  I originally bought it as a stocking stuffer kinda gag gift for my husband a few years ago.  But I have come to realize it is a rather useful little tool.  Not to gross you out, but every few months, you just take the little trimmer and zip away the little visible hairs just inside the nose.  

I am not a fan of waxing--at all.  I had my legs waxed before my wedding 8 years ago and although I went through with it, I knew then that it was a one-time thing (cost has a little bit to do with that decision).  Facial waxing is out of the question for me as well.  I have a little OCD when it comes to my eyebrows and I don't want mis-shapened brows because of someone else's shakey hand.  I pluck! There I said it--I pluck and I'm proud of it!  It's not so bad if you maintain.  So what does this have to do with the nose-hair trimmer you ask?  Well, nicely groomed eyebrows should also be trimmed, but not excessively. I keep an old toothbrush in my make-up bag to comb my eyebrows up and any stray (too long hairs) get a little zip from the trimmer. Then when you brush the eyebrows in their natural direction they look even and not bushy.  A new discovery is that of the little attachment to the nosehair trimmer.  I was scared at first, but it's basically like the guard guys use to buzz their heads.  Use the longer side of this guard and then comb it along your eyebrows and the excess length is trimmed off effortlessly.  Just don't go too short!!  However, I still prefer the first method.

So, this is my little secret obsession.  I hope you find this to be more helpful than it is repulsive.  

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
I linked up with LowerCase Letters today.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ready to Read

Abigail, our 5 year old, has taken all of her skills she has learned in k4 and before, and is determined to read.  She is doing very well, with the exception of the pesky exceptions in American grammar.   I love seeing her "get it". 


Photo Op

Me and my 3!  I am one blessed mommy!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

My Favorite Things

I'd like to end this week by linking up with
friday favorite things | finding joy
http://rachelmariemartin.blogspot.com 
My girls are pretty shy.  They are coming out of it, but still have their moments.  This moment cracked us up!


On stage accepting their trophies at their dance recital, Katie (far right) refused to turn around and face the audience.  (Abby is on the left)


Everyone was seated for over half an hour and she stood firm.


The ENTIRE time! haha


I just love my baby boy and he sure loves bath time!!  


He's got his thumb. And one of his sisters put that plush zebra on his arm like a bracelet. :)


Oh say did you see...this precious face on the 4th of July. :)


Jessie told me later how good he felt when Wesley was unhappy and he immediately calmed down when he held him.  I'm glad he can be soothed by someone other than me.


My three sweethearts!!!


Abby (my 5yo) took pictures of the firework display and got a few good ones.  I just love curling up with my family (and friends) at the park each year watching the firework display.  It's a special tradition!


At the aquarium, my girls timidly approached the giant tank looking for sharks..holding hands..makes a mommy proud to see their kids love each other so much.


Sweet friends are such a blessing and I'm thankful to have a few in my life. (Abby took this picture)


My nephew Ethan is going to be a big brother!!


Silly faces!


Today was a fun day that I would call a favorite.  My husband made us breakfast and we all went to the pool.  We had the pool all to ourselves!  Wesley took a nap in his pop-up tent and we swam and enjoyed ourselves.  The rest of the day was business as usual, but what a special start to a normal day.  


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