My how time flies! Our darling little Emelia Rose is 2 already. Where has the time gone? She is solo sweet and funny and did I mention adorable too! Her signature pigtails just add to her cute little personality.
One of my favorite things she does now is every night at bedtime I put her in her bed and she says in her sweet little voice,"Sweep in my window!" She loves for us to lay in her window seat while she is getting to sleep! Now if we could only get her to stay asleep in her bed all night!
These are her two year highlights!
Favorite foods: only have found a couple she doesn't like, cantelope and chicken. Otherwise she eats everything on her plate and yours too!
Loves to carry around a purse
Wears her pigtails with her bows!
Loves to do things "myself!"
Still likes to have a bottle at night night time.
Gives the best hugs and kisses!
Loves her little kitten Dakota and carries her around all of the time! She likes to smoosh her in the back of her trike!
Likes to be read to.
Loves to play peek a boo!
Very agile and climbs on and up everything!
She loves chocolate....no idea where she got that trait!
Says almost anything in the sweetest little baby voice!
Says "wuv you!"
Loves to keep up with "Aba and "Kale".
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
January started off with a little sledding at our friend's house. The kids had so much fun. Their cousin Dax came along too and they were all smiles for about 45 minutes and then they were all done. The crying started and we headed for home.Here is Dave and Kale on the toboggan that I had as a kid. It still works!
Here are random pictures throughout the month....some not in order, but I wanted to do this in January and here it is mid February! So here goes!
Monday, February 4, 2013
I love to decorate.....surprise, surprise, but I've never gotten to decorate for Valentine's Day before. My husband does not like the "Hallmark" holiday, but I do and I love how my mantle turned out. The bird house was one of the first things I bought for our house and I try to incorporate it for every holiday. I love the little heart banner I made on my cricut. I made another little heart banner by just using one of my heart punches, a little hot glue, and some jute. I've had the LOVE sign forever and the heart wreath I'm pretty proud of because it is just some greenery that I had in our old house and I wired it into the shape of a heart. I spent.....$0 to make my mantle festive for the holiday! I'm already planning what's in store for spring/Easter. Easter is a little early this year though so I'm going to have to do some extra thinking so I can use what I have for both!Here's a picture of it from a little further back. I painted the decorative piece on the front of our fireplace before I decorated for Christmas and I really like it still. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to decorate at your own house!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
We didn't really get to declutter/pitch anything before we moved due to me having three kids and Dave working on the house non-stop. So needless to say when we moved everything just got put somewhere and the next two pictures give you a little insight on what our pantry has looked like for the past 5 months. I was off a couple weeks at Christmas and had a couple things on my "to do" list and the pantry organization was one of those things. Here are the BEFOR pictures. Note the bottom part where if you don't know what to do with it then just throw it in the bottom of the pantry. Nothing was really out of date as I had gone through that a few months ago after I went through my Grandma's cubboards and pitched items that were well over 5 years old so that being said I thought I should do as I preach and come home and do it to my own house.
Here's a close up of my labels. I LOVE having my baking supplies in a basket that I can just pull out and bring to the counter. We have a little overflow to the left and right, but those are things that we don't use all that often, liquor is to the left and crackers, bread crumbs, etc are to the right.
I didn't get new containers for everthing, but I am thinking about it!! I love things to match, but for now this is what they were in and at least they are labeled. We have our own cake pop container. Ava got one for Christmas and her Daddy and her spent until 3:00 in the afternoon making cake pops. Let's just say that the kitchen was a disaster. The other two are for icing and sprinkles....maybe I should downsize the amount we have, but at least I will have what I need when I go to use it. We have a TON of cookie cutters that I've collected over the years.
I didn't think I had one, but found one on my phone of where the coffee pot is. It works out nicely and Dave's mess stays in the pantry. I'm thinking about moving the snack box a little higher, but for now it is good. Bad thing is that Kale can reach all the snacks without my help!
Here is a picture (out of order) that was taken before I got "label happy". I LOVE anything with a label and that is my goal to get my entire house organized and labeled. Dave just rolls his eyes and lets me go! The shelf on the left has the coffee pot. I guess I didn't take a picture of that, but we put outlets for both the coffee pot and the microwave so we don't have that on the counter either. Can you tell that I like to keep my counters clutter free! Up next is my bedroom cabinet and closet.
Friday, December 28, 2012
This was our first Christmas in our new house and anyone that knows me well knows that I LOVE to decorate. I got to decorate a little for fall, but I really got into the Christmas spirit. I have a very neutral living room since it is open to the entire house. For my mantle I made a NOEL banner for the lighted greenery wreath and put my Willow Tree nativity "up high"....lots of little hands at my house. The bird house is my main focal point on my mantle for all seasons and I like how it looks with the Christmas decorations. The chalkboard JOY fit just perfectly and my star from IKEA turned out very neat. I thought at first it was going to be too tall, but with our 2 story room it worked out well. I made burlap stockings for my mantle although the kids asked several times where their stockings were. The tree next to the fireplace is for my ESC Snowman ornaments. I love them. This tree has only toppled down twice on my 16 month old!
Here is a view of the mantle and garland from afar. I love sitting in our living room looking at all the decorations.
My kitchen didn't get decorated near as much as I had hoped, but I just plain ran out of time. I did get my chalkboards updated thanks to my Mom and had another ladder that I hung on our wall with some greenery. Next year I would like to add word silhouettes on the greenery. Lots of ideas in store for 2013.
Hope you enjoyed my "Christmas House Tour". The season flew by so fast, but I'm sure I will have just as much fun decorating for spring.