Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You are my sunshine... {heart broken}

Today my heart aches, the kind that will take much time to heal.
My only joy right now is in my family.

As this New Year approaches please give those you love a hug and kiss. And make sure that they know how you feel about them.

Today my family lost a very special man, my husbands much loved Uncle Bill passed away.
Very sudden.

{this is my father and Jellybean yesterday, the light makes me smile. It is like the heavens are shining brightly as they opened up to welcome our Uncle Bill}

Saturday, December 26, 2009

And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

We had a very Merry Christmas, hope you did too!  {Fav gift this year, my new yellow Flip} We are off to our beach condo to celebrate the upcoming New Year, hope to see you all around next year, have some goodies lined up! 

{this is where we will be bringing in the New Year, sorry for those of you snowed in!}

I ♥ Faces {Week 51 Hilarious Outtakes} Christmas Eve

We opened our traditional Christmas Eve PJ's. And we all snugged up in them for a family photo. It was pretty funny to trying to line up the camera for the photo. After I placed it on the fireplace mantel and leaped our a chair and ottoman to beat the flashing light, we lost Nana on the right... {entry 1}

Second try I went missing on the left... {entry 2}

Third time was a charm...

My Mom was getting Jellybean to laugh like crazy...
{entry 3}

Oh, my Dad and his hat that he has had for over 15 years {never had to change the batteries}. He wore to the grocery store!
{entry 4}
Happy Holidays everyone!

Click here for more I Faces

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

{Ride Buggie, Ride}

On Buggies first Christmas morning this was waiting for her under the tree from my Dad.  This year was the very first time she could reach the pedals.

You should see the faces of all the neighborhood boys, as she drives her hot pink Mustang down the street.  {Pick up those mouths boys...}

So true so true...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine

How could your day go wrong when you start it out by rolling over and seeing this sleeping angel?!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday to my Daddy...

My Daddy celebrates his 60th birthday today.
He has always been a strong force in my life, even though we were not
always in the same house as I grew up.

My Daddy is be far the most successful and influential person in my life.
So thank you for always sharing your experiences but letting me create my own, for always listening to my endless
thoughts, for fathering with an open mind and heart, and for always knowing when to
encourage and when to discourage.

I love you the most!

PS I am very proud of my Dad getting back to this photo weight over the past year, he lost 60lbs!

Oh and PSS go check me out over at Prudent Baby!  
Thanks Ladies for featuring my paint ornaments...

{Stroller Update}

Let me first thank you to all who have shared stroller recommendations.  I have not made any purchases yet but once I do I will for sure share what our choice was and how I feel about it! So please keep them coming, if they do not help me they might hope someone else!

But I wanted to share some pictures of my stroller.  Lets just say ALL the things I have complained about with any stroller I have owned or looked at this thing has wrong with it.  First off it looks like a shopping cart.  There is no cup holders, completely NON collapsable, um I guess hard as a rock since my Mom shoved all kinds of towels, blankets, and pillows in it, and the list would go on and on.

Notice the sun shade in this picture, it makes me laugh!

So counting my blessings the stroller industry has come A LONG way since the 70's! Can you imagine having to shove this into the back of your car?!

My Christmas came true early...

Our desire of becoming a family of four had a rough start compared to the breezy beginnings of
turing into a family of three.
With Buggie all I had to do was think about becoming pregnant, and poof.
And it was amazing to me how fast it had happened since I always had a feeling
that I would have trouble getting pregnant.

So when we decided it was time to add a little person to our family unit, I thought oh 
this will be a cinch.

We started trying and two months later, poof I was preggers!
For the first couple of weeks I was crazy tired (like could not keep my eyes open
at noon!), beyond emotional (crying at the drop of a hat), and was already 
starting to feel sick.  I started thinking something might be wrong.
But I pushed those thoughts to the back of my mind, I was not going to entertain them.

Then around 7 weeks woke up in the middle of the night, thinking am I cramping?!
By morning I knew I was and had started bleeding.
I got on the phone with my OBGYN and of course they wanted me in right away.

My doctor checked me and said there was not active bleeding.  But since I was SO early
along he wanted me to go across the street to the hospital for a internal sonogram.

After sitting in the waiting room in radiology for what seemed like 5 hrs, the tech took me back.  I laid there hoping, wishing, and more then ever praying that this was just a bad
dream and we would see a little blinking light on the monitor.

But this story does not have that ending I tried so hard in my mind to create.
There was nothing, I mean NOTHING.

After going back to the waiting room, my doctor called to let me know that I had a
chemical pregnancy.  After hearing this I felt betrayed, my body and mind had let me down.

It took me a little bit of feeling sorry for myself, to snap back into this will happen when it is suppose to.  And this "LITTLE" hiccup is nothing compared to what many many other woman experience every day as they try for years to get pregnant.  And how dare I complain when I already have A LOT more then most, with my beautiful little girl at home.

But 5 months later, we were blessed. And I knew this time was different.  That day back in February was the beginnings of the best Christmas present I could ask for this year.

My life has changed oh so much over the past month.  But when I look at the two little people that I have blessed to have, it truly all worth it.

So thank you Buggie and Jellybean for choosing me to be your Mommy and help lead you on your way through this world.  I do not take this job lightly.  
But I do take with lots of laughter, joyous memories and tons of love!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Made U Look.

Made U Look is one of favorite clothing lines.  Love it for all ages, Buggies has a couple of their items also.

Got this one last year...

Got this one this year...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Renewed hope that dreams do come true.

"I have a dream" is more relevant then ever for Julie of Joy's Hope today.
Her heart is big.
Her love is abundant.
And her dreams come true.
I admire her.

She did it, we did it!
Half way through the week and one well is built!

There will be more bundles, so do not forgot (maybe we can have TWO wells built?!)

Oh and I have been so lucky to be featured on Or So She Says
My first feature, thanks only to Tiffany for bringing me along!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Check me out in bundle #5....

Have you bid yet?

I hope so.

He hopes so.

Bundles are being posted each day (check out True Love Found in bundle #5)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Project 320 begins tomorrow, do not miss out!

After all the blogging, crafting, and mailing the time has arrived.
Project 320 begins tomorrow morning over THERE.

HERE is the complete details.

Every day next week, there will be three bundles posted, each
containing 20 items!  You know this will be good...

Please share the blog, FB, Tweet, whatever it is you do to spread the word. Then go over and
post a comment HERE and enter a chance to win a bonus Holiday Bundle (no donation needed).

Thanks to all that have & will make this happen!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Our holiday season truly begins tonight...

We live in a duel faith household.
I love that my children are exposed to both Hubby's Jewish heritage and my Christian.

Tonight we light our menorah...

And the children will turn theirs...

So Happy start to the Eight Crazy Nights!

PS Best part of duel faith household, now this might be selfish on my part, but not having to share holidays but Thanksgiving.  We never have to figure who's house we will be having Christmas Eve dinner at or Easter Sunday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reaching out to the blogging world for help...

I need some suggestions on a double stroller.

Bought this one and (excuse my french) it SUCKS!

And because I bought that, I had to buy this.  And it is even more

So I need some direction for a new stroller, remember I have a 3 1/2 yr old and a 1 month old.
Thanks Ladies...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Paint Ornament Tutorial {my very first tutorial}

My first tutorial.

Paint Ornaments:
I made these several years ago, maybe 10, and had not done them since. Not sure
why because they are SUPER easy and turn out so unique & special. So this year Buggie
and I made some to give as gifts to neighbors and friends.

What you need:
- Glass Ball Ornaments (Joann's has theirs on
sale right now for 50% off,
since they were putting out Valentines stuff!!!)
- Acrylic Paint (I just raided my craft supply, but if you
have a specific color palette in mind, they are less
then a $1 a bottle for the Joann's brand.)
- An empty egg carton

And thats it!

1. To start pick out at least three colors if not more to use. Then remove the top hook off the ornament. Place the ball in the container upside down.

2. Then pour about a 1/4 tsp of each color in the ornament. No worries if you get some
on the outside of the ball, since it is acrylic it will just peel right off
once dry.

3. Once you have all the colors in the ball, just pick it up an start swirling it. Cover the whole interior of the ball. You may need to add more paint as you go.

4. Once it is covered, pour the remaining paint out in the tray.

5. Then set upside down in the egg carton. This is when gravity does its magic. The colors will start to run down.
6. It is best to let them dry for at least 4 hours.

7. Then gently replace the topper. And poof you have a one of a kind ornament!

As you can see the more colors the more dramatic the look. Buggie picked some pretty crazy color combos, but I have to say they all worked! She has such an eye. You can finish them off with a bow around the top or not. I think ours will go without. Hope you enjoyed and are able to try these, it is very very easy with a beautiful result.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Snowflake Princess

Inspired by Kim at Tomkat Studio's Snowflake Design.  

What did you do this weekend? {&winners}

Ok so not sure what you did this weekend, but I am most burnt my house down 
during mine!

I have had my handy dandy blow dryer for no joke at least 15 years.

So this past Friday night, I was blow drying Buggies hair before her little recital, when I heard a
pop and looked up to see smoke coming out of the plug of the dryer.

Lets just say it scared the *bleep* out of me.

Thank goodness my house did what it was suppose to do and the breaker tripped.
But now I am without a blow dryer.

Blow dryers are a very personal item.  I have naturally curly hair so it is important it
has a low heat setting that blows slowly.

Any suggestions on a new dryer?

September House - Maria 
True Love Found - Tiffany

Ladies please reach out to me within the next 48hrs to claim your prizes, if not contacted within that timeframe will choose another winner.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Go check out this Giveaway week!

My girlfriend Tiffany is having a HUGE giveaway on Steals, Deals and Heels, most days will have more then one fabulous shops.  You will have a chance for a True Love Found store credit on Monday.  Go check it out!  

Tiffany also posts all about steals and deals that she, her Mom (the wizard) and followers find. It is a great site to follow.  And a big thanks to Tiffany who is the reason I have my blog page...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The story of my day...

As I sat perched on my couch, doing what I do best, nursing.
Buggie was at the kitchen table drinking her "special drink", aka a blue slurpee (ok I know 
a blue slurpee?!  But it was that or coke flavored).  I told her she could having a special treat after school and as we all know drive-thrus are our friends when you have kids.  So I stopped
at BK.

Ok back to the story at hand.  So there I was, one kid on the boob and another drinking a blue slurpee.  

Then it happened.

It was like slow motion, I saw it and could not do a thing about.
That darn blue slurpee slipped right out of her hands.

 I sat there knowing if I stopped nursing all heck would break loose with
the little man, all I could do was direct Buggie to carefully swing her legs to the other side of the chair and step down.  

Then I sat there, for what seemed like an hour, and watched as that freakin thick sticky blue drink slowly creep across my tile towards the carpet and Hubby computer charger.

Thank God little eats fast and that drink was slow moving, cause I got there just in time.
But man that blue (I know I have mentioned that it was a blue drink several times already) drink stained my tile.

So now all I can think about is what color Buggies insides must be.  NO MORE BLUE DRINKS!

{would have taken a picture to show but time was of the essence}

Sneak Peek...

Mural check...more to come of Jellybean's room.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I could not say it any better...

As promised more information on Project 320.  Julie from Joy's Hope has such a way with words that I will let her tell you, click here.

Are you excited now?  You should be.
It can be done and it will be done.
One well.
One week.

Holy Cannoli, call me CRAZY! {Giveaway}

I knew I would not last until the new year, GEEZ.  Ok so I am reopening True Love Found today.  Could not help myself, missing the creativity.  But I am opening with MAJOR time frame stipulations.  I will processing orders from the date payment is received in TWO weeks, which is not including mailing.  And I will NOT be taking any rush orders right now.  I have to do this, it is the only way I know I can keep my sanity.  And if things take off (which I can only hope) I may have to shut down occasionally to play catch up.

So I want to offer you guys a little giveaway to get my juices flowing...

Leave a comment, anything you want.  You could tell 
me your favorite item from my store. You could encourage me in this process.
You could just say Hi.  Anything you would like.

One comment per person.

One winner will get a $25 store credit (to be used within three months) to 

Giveaway open until midnight Dec 3.
Winner to be announced sometime Friday.