Monday, February 25, 2013

82nd Mommy Mondays - Musings from my Son

Some funny things my son has said this week - he sure cracks us up.

"I have bad news, and I have good news. The bad news is Mommy isn't coming back. The good news is we're staying here." - our son while I went to take the laundry to the neighbors since ours is broken. I did come back 2 hours later with our laundry and after talking to our neighbors.

"Mom, I wish there was 2 of you." - our son.
"Me too" - Me

*** new record with my daughter - 7 days and 2 hours of no nursing - still begs to nurse most days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wellness Wednesday #14 - Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is popular in countless forms, from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid.


My favorite use for dōTERRA's peppermint oil is for tummy troubles. I just rub it on my stomach for soothing comfort. (*You don't want to use this one (unless heavily diluted) while pregnant or nursing - it can decrease your milk production.*)
Most people get head tension quite often, rub some on your temples and the back of your neck to get soothe that area.
It's also a great energy booster when you need respiratory support to clear your sinuses and give you some energy to get some things done.
Which of these uses most interest you?

Friday, February 15, 2013

111th Fashionable Fridays - Valentine's

Here's what I wore for Valentine's Day. I'm really loving purple lately =)
What colors did you wear on Valentine's Day?

Top - Kohls several years ago
Skinny Jeans - Wal-mart on sale for $11 - plus they're my favorite brand LEI - which I could find more of this brand with styles I like. They have turned into really young/decorated look.
Shoes: Clothing Swap

Next time I'll try to take pictures right when I wear the outfit, not at the end of a very busy day. I look pretty tired in some of these photos.

My friend and I took a ton of pictures of our kids in their Valentine's outfits, especially the girls. Once I get them off her camera, I'll post what my kids wore =)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Orange and Yellow Wedding Gift

I made these canvases for a wedding present. Their colors were orange, yellow and grey.

Also I helped come up with an arrangement for some of the decor at the wedding...
It was so fun =). She originally had a very symmetrical design like a mirror image, but I cam up with this more asymmetrical design. What do you think?

Monday, February 11, 2013

81st Mommy Mondays - Getting There

Well we're making more and more progress with the weaning. Her new record is 106 hours, a little over 4 days. There was even one night where she didn't ask for milk at all! Too bad that didn't last. She still begs, cries, kicks, flails most times at night. I'm a little more hopeful that we'll make it before she's two in April. The pacifier, I'm trying not to worry about, but boy has she been using it a ton! Hopefully that will be easier to wean her from. Maybe I'll attempt it a month after she's completely weaned from nursing....unfortunately we probably won't get her weaned from the pacifier before she's 2. She goes to the dentist on Thursday to check out her chipped crown. Hopefully all will be well.

Good thing she's cute huh!

Mommy and Me Skirts from Creations from My Home to Yours

Friday, February 8, 2013

110th Fashionable Fridays

Here's a simple outfit I wore to my dōTERRA presentation. Purple, green and grey are dōTERRA's most used colors so I made sure to incorporate that into my outfit. I also had a green necklace on, but I must have taken it off.
These grey slacks from Kohls are super comfortable and great tummy tucker =)

This outfit thrown with a grey skirt instead of slacks or some dark skinny jeans and boots would be a nice non-traditional Valentine outfit too.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wellness Wednesday #12 - Brain Exercises

For today's Wellness Wednesday, let's get your minds thinking. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE

Check out their other videos to blow your mind more:
My husband and I had fun watching these yesterday.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Chicken Soup Giveaway - Cat

We had guests over once, and our cat just went berserk. He ran in circles, climbed partly up the wall and then hid.
My family had our cat first when I was a teen, then got a puppy. We trapped them both in the dog cage, and we have a picture where our cat is looking the opposite direction from our cat. I'll have to ask my parents if they can send me the picture to post =)

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Friday, February 1, 2013

109th Fashionable Fridays: T-shirt Dresses

Happy February! Do you think that groundhog will see his shadow tomorrow?

Here are fun T-Shirt dresses my daughter and I got to model from The Polka Dot Alligator. Loved the print - great choice for an adult or a child. I wish though we had coordinating prints instead of perfect matching, but I'll still definitely wear these again!

I added my favorite wide black belt to create curves, a couple necklaces from Paparazzi, earring, and a shabby flower clip. 

For my daughter, I added a pink belt she had from one of her other dresses. Then tried different hair accessories to see which one she'd keep in. =) She always does better with a clip than a headband.

We even had my son join the fun and got him to wear his pink tie and black suspenders for a little Valentine photo.