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Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday's Mutterings

Sorry, we were out of town for a week, and Ezra was sick, so we took some time off. But I am sure you didn't really miss us. We are back and ready to roll.

1. I don't like people that are impatient with kids on planes. If you don't like children, you probably shouldn't fly Southwest...and flying back & forth from Arizona to Utah is the worst destinations for people who don't like kids.
2. I enjoy watching Ellen, I love her. If we all did nice things for people like she does every day, the world would be a marvelous place.
3. Speaking of Ellen, "Dance Dares" are my new favorite thing in the world.
4. I use Amazon.com way too much and for way too many things. I have resorted to buying some of my grocery items (non perishables of course) on there instead of going to the store...
5. I don't understand when people from your ward, who know you have a small child, who probably takes naps, ring the doorbell. I have tried unhooking it, but I can't figure it out.
6. I have never had a cavity before.
7. I love raspberries to death...my sister made me chocolate cupcakes with raspberry frosting when we were in AZ, and they were to die for!
8. I don't understand or get along with many people around my own age. I usually have friends that are a bit older than myself. :) And I love it! They teach me so many things!
9. Children's toys that sing, or make noise, get old really fast....
10. Chris Martin from Coldplay is one of my favorite people to watch, plus I like their music.
11. My eyes change color. They are blue/green, sometime they even look gray.
12. I like my nails really short. Don't know why, but I can't stand it when I can see more than like a millimeter of white.
13. Water is really hard for me to drink sometimes.
14. I can't eat oatmeal, I wish I could handle the texture, but it just feels like throw up and I can't make myself do it. I have tried everything, but I just can't make myself do it. You are lucky if you can eat it. I'm jealous.
15. I DVRed the Oscars & the Red Carpet Show, and Gwenyth Paltrow was my favorite. :)

What's on your mind today?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fashion Friday

This one is for all of you trying to figure out what to wear for family photos.
I don't know about you, but my family tries to take a family picture every so often, especially if someone has been added since the last one. That way the little ones don't feel left out. (One of them got really upset, because they were "a bump" in the most current one last time).
This is the dilemma we are always faced with, what color scheme should we go with, and what should we all wear to fit into the color scheme?
Also, you don't want to spend too much on new clothes, especially with kids. So luckily everything seen below can be found at Old Navy or Gap. :)
Happy family picture taking! Hope this makes it just a little easier!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

Need some fun jewelry on a budget? Or do you just like wearing things you made yourself instead of spending on something you can make yourself? Then you will enjoy these tutorials!

For the tutorial for the bracelet above called the "hexnut" click here.

And for these beauties called the "braided bead bracelet" click here.

I love both of these. Would be great gifts for anyone you know, I think my neices would love these. :) I am planning on making them with little Em & Fallon next week.

What do you think?

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

"We make a living by what we get; We make a life by what we give"

So true. I love helping others, and doing nice things. It makes me feel more fulfilled than anything I could possibly buy or any possession I could have.

Its something my husband is glad I have taught him. He has always been a really nice, genuine, and thoughtful person, but now he is more concerned with how he can help or do something nice for someone else. I am really proud of him (sappy I know, forgive me). Now he always goes to help someone move, or get involved in the ward service projects, its awesome. I think we have grown closer as we do things for others, and we have become even happier. I think service is the true key to happiness and a life you can be proud of. That is the legacy I want to leave behind. :) And one of the many lessons I want to teach our children.

I just feel that people are too concerned with themselves & self involved and losing sight of why we are here. Especially younger people, they can't really see past the end of their own nose a lot of the time (or past their phone...ugh).

That's why I am going to donate blood tomorrow. Can that be my good deed for the day?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tiny Tyke Tuesday

This is what my week has been like thus far...messy... Ezra has decided that he doesn't eat baby food anymore. He only eats food he can put in his own mouth. So now he eats blueberry waffles for breakfast cut into pieces. Either a flop over (a quesadilla with refried beans in it) or pb&j cut up for lunch...and whatever we eat for dinner. Its harder than it sounds. I don't know if my kitchen floor will ever be clean...he is SO messy!
My poor little guy also has a yeast infection. Poor kid. I feel so bad. It took me a couple days to figure out what it was. Luckily I said something to my friend Carrie, and she helped me figure it out. :) Thanks Carrie! I didn't even know they could get yeast infections. But its clearing up. Thank goodness. It looked so painful.
I love that Ezra has started being more cuddly though. He lays his head down & gives hugs all the time. But unfortunately not to everyone. Two people he gives hugs to every time without fail is Grandpa Norm (Ezra's great grandpa, its so cute!!!) & Cody's little cousin John. Ezra loves John like no one else. John gets him to laugh hard & he always gets super excited kicking his legs & clapping his hands whenever he sees John. Its the sweetest thing. :) I love it. Especially since John is 14, but still loves to play with Ezra, he's too cool for a lot of things, but not Little E!
Love it!
Well, I will stop there. Hope I didn't bore you too much! Until next time! :)

Monday's Mutterings

1. I have never been to the circus, or anything like it.
2. I have a hard time with large groupings of people.
3. I watch the 4th hour of the Today Show every day (I DVR it, so its not like I make sure I am home for it everyday).
4. PDA is very annoying to me; being near it, or being involved, doesn't matter which. Just not a fan.
5. I actually read people who do PDA actually do so because they feel they have something to prove or need validation. Is that acurate? I don't know, but I could see how that would make sense.
6. My worst fear is someone breaking into my house & harming me or my family, or taking my child.
7. My husband is 11 inches taller than me.
8. I miss working at a salon.
9. My favorite colors to wear are white, grey & black...boring huh? I have recently become obsessed with grey.
10. I have a hoodie addiction. I own over 20.
11. I am an extremely loyal person, like loyal to a fault, whether it be friendship, relationships or family.
12. I need noise. Whether the tv just be on with movies or whatever, music playing in the background etc.
13. I am cold a lot of the time, even when I was pregnant.
14. I have self diagnosed myself with acute OCD
15. If my son's hair is not done, he has a hat on. Never fails. One of the things I am very particular about.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Simple Saturday

When I saw this I thought GENIUS!!! They are frozen crockpot meals. You put everything for your recipe in a plastic bag & freeze it. When you are ready to make the meal, you just place it in your crockpot, turn it on & wait for it to cook. Awesome. And yes, I do believe it just might make life a little simpler. :) This blog has some recipes if you would like some. You can find them here.

Fashion Friday

This is what I am all about; jeans, comfy tank or tee, comfy sweater, throw in a few accessories and tada, you have a great ensamble. I love riding boots too. I don't fool around with lame heeled boots, or bedazzled ones, no thanks. If thats for you, great, but its not for me. I am all about comfort, classic-ness, and simple chic in style. :) What do you think?

Thrifty Thursday

I found these tutorials on a blog called "how about orange". I love ruffled tees! But I have a hard time going to a store and paying for a shirt when I can make one myself, just the way I want it, and possibly with different colors, and for a fraction of the cost. So cute! There are a few different ones. Check them out here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Words of Wisdom Wednesday Take 2

This one is an Italian Proverb.
"After the game, the king & the pawn go into the same box"

Being Italian I feel a little qualified to expound the meaning hahaha. When everything is said and done, when this life is over, it will not matter what you had, who you were in society, or what people had previously thought of you...you will be as everyone else.

I think people forget this more than anything else. Thats why everyone is trying to keep up with the Joneses, or tryig to perhaps be the Joneses. Its often too late when they find out that the simplest things are what mattered, and what made them the happiest. Hopefully I will be able to keep things in perspective, and remember that. I know I strive too, I just hope I never lose sight of that.
Cody & I have promised eachother that no matter how little or how much we have, we will NEVER be "those people", who care what they drive, how big their house is, what possessions they have. My life has never been about those things, and I hope it never is. :)

Whats your take on this proverb???

Tiny Tyke Tuesday

I love reading people's blogs. But its kind of redundant when they are ALWAYS about their kids. Like only about their kids. My child consumes most of my life, yes, but I do have other things going on as well...So I limited myself to one gush a week.
Ezra started dancing consistantly last month. Its one of my favorite things. He nods his head, bounces either sitting on the floor or standing somewhere. I love it. I must say I think he might have some rythm! Which I am really happy about, because his daddy doesn't have an ear for music or anything...Luckily he stuck with mom in this particular area. :) One of the few things I was hoping he would inherit from me.
He also likes to sing. He does it when he is laying in his crib, he sings along at church, etc.
I am hoping we might have an interest in music, possibly an instrument??? A mom can hope, can't she?
He cracks me up. Seriously the light of my life. I couldn't imagine a life without him. I wouldn't trade one thing in this world for my little sweet boy!
There you go, my one gush for the week. Now that wasn't so bad, was it? :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mondays Mutterings

1. I contemplated selling my son on Ebay today. But he usually gives me extra loves the day after we have a rough one, so I would probably regret it.
2. I find people who are obsessed with their phones so annoying. Can you just put it away? I usually have it on me, but I only have it out if I am talking to someone, texting someone or taking video or pictures of the child. But I do use facebook messenger to talk to my cousin during the day. (I haven't actually seen him since I was 4 or 5)
3. I really don't like anything peanut butter or banana flavored...ugh!
4. I am obsessed with hair accessories.
5. I miss the homeland during the winter for the weather, but I wonder if I almost miss it more on a warm day in spring or summer, cause I can't just run out to the beach like I used to...sad.
6. I miss being closer to a bigger diversity of people. I like the people here, but I do miss encountering people with different beliefs and ways of thinking....I felt more educated.
7. I am getting back into the school thing, and I am actually kind of excited. :)
8. Little E laughing or just babbling is my favorite sound ever.
9. I detest fake people. Its like they are insulting my intelligence. Yes, I see through you, and yes I like you even less for it. Just be real & own it, at least I will have SOME respect for you.
10. Referring back to #9, when I want to say something not nice, or suspect something might be said that someone might not appreciate, I just fall silent...cause I refuse to be fake, but I don't want to be mean. I just figure silence is my best option, thanks Thumper!
11. Something might be wrong with me, because I don't find Brad Pitt or Bradley Cooper abnormally attractive, they are normal guys...Cody on the other hand...haha
12. My sister in law got me into this season of the bachelor, but at least now we have an excuse to get together every week :)
13. I have too many crafts & recipes circulating in my head...Thanks Pinterest.
14. Indie music makes me super happy.
15. 14 is my lucky number...

Whats on your mind?