Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Peacock Find

So last week I was talking to my friend Jennie of the Prim Pumpkin and she was telling me about this lighted peacock outdoor holiday decoration she had seen at Lowe's. Perfect, I thought, as I knew Jon & I were heading there over the weekend for fun things like toilet parts and a new light fixture for the nursery. I need another Christmas decoration like I need a hole in the head. Honestly, I am actually weeding though and selling some things, now that I have decorated this house for 7 years and I know what I use and don't use. But this was different... it was a peeeeaaaaacock! They only had one left and with minimal eye rolling from Jon, it was mine! I don't plan to put it outside, as I don't trust the little critters from chewing through the light cords (like they did to my display last year). Instead, I am going to put it in my bay window so that it can be seen from the outside, but being safely inside. This is perfect too, because the bay window is in our dining room and I always do our dining room with all my peacock decor - tablecloth, plates, little tree in the center with all my peacock ornaments. Even though I don't decorate until after Thanksgiving, I am certainly starting to get in the mood!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

14 Weeks

Taking pictures of yourself in the mirror is a lot harder than I thought it would be!

I think I can safely call my tummy a baby bump now, instead of just a muffin top! Things are going well. It's funny how as soon as I passed by that 3 month mark, I am feeling a lot better. Well, actually it's more like one day I am full of energy and in full nesting mode - cleaning house and taking no prisoners. And then the next day I am asleep on the couch again. Oh well, I take what I can get when I can get it.
Macaroni and cheese is still my #1 go to meal. It has to be Kraft spirals - not just the regular elbow shaped noodles. I hope the baby doesn't come out orange! But then again, it is a Wisconsin baby at heart so it will naturally love cheese.... even if it is artificial and powdered.
We have an ultrasound to find out what we are having on December 22nd.
I am not digging the pregnancy brain - forgetting things within seconds - or the weird dreams. I have already dreamt that I gave birth to a puppy, and then last night's dream was about zombies. I love my dogs like they are my kids, but I would really rather prefer a baby than a puppy!
This past weekend, the bump and I traveled to Chicago. Friday was spent with one of my good friends and her 5 year old daughter. We had the full American Girl Doll experience. Wow! That was crazy! Then Saturday, I met my Mom, Sister-in Law, her sister, and my nephew who had taken a bus trip down from Wisconsin. I did a lot of walking those 2 days!!! My big purchase in the big city was a new skin care kit from Philosophy. I had been using Proactiv for about 2 years, but noticed it either left my face an oil slick, or a dry flaky mess. Throw in pregnancy hormones and there's a whole new crop of problems. I haven't even been using this new system for a week yet and I can already notice a HUGE difference in my skin!!! I love it!!!
Well, that's what is new with me lately.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wood Shop Reloaded

I've just added some new wood burned components to my Loose Feathers etsy shop, many of which are from a scrapbook embellishment package I found. They are wood shapes with pre-printed images on them, but I enhanced them with my wood burning on the front and backs. I am going to try very hard to keep adding new things to the Loose Feathers shop - whether it be wood findings or destash.

It's been quite a productive weekend thus far. I spent the whole day yesterday scrapbooking with a nice group of friends. I scrapped my first trimester, and then got caught up on a lot of other pages. The sense of accomplishment was great, and I think my motivation and speed was based on the fact that I know once the baby comes I will have very little time for scrapbooking - at least at first.

I'm off to see what else I can get done today! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Short & Sweet

I am in the middle of my busy week at work - has a month gone by already??? So, I will keep this post short and sweet. Just wanted to show a couple of new necklaces I listed on Etsy this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!