Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Holidays are Coming!!!!

The holidays are right around the corner and I've been looking for some safe toys for Aidan. We have a toy store in town that only stocks toys made in the USA and Europe. It's sad to think that we have to worry about lead in our toys and contaminants in our candy but that's how things are these days. Anyway, one of my favorite Mommy sites, Cool Mom Picks, has a new safe toy guide. I'll leave it in my sidebar through the holidays. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Five Months Old!

Sorry I have been negligent about posting. I've been keeping busy with work and this little guy. Isn't he wonderful? ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fun Thingie

I found a fun tool online that allows you to generate your very own realistic-looking newspaper front page. Find this nifty tool here:


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holiday Meltdown Already?!!!

The holiday season is approaching and I couldn't be more excited. But I have to admit I am in a decorating rut. For baby's baptism two weeks ago, we decorated in a fall/harvest theme. After all that work, I didn't feel like taking down all that stuff just to put Halloween up and then taking THAT down in a few weeks to put the harvest stuff back up. SO...I just put a few Halloween things.

When I got married in 2006, we didn't have a guest book. Instead, we stuck some curly willow branches in a pot and had people write on purple paper grapes that we tied on green ribbon onto the branches to make a "grapevine." Our curly willow "tree" lives on top of our entertainment center throughout the year until the holiday season when it becomes a centerpiece. For Halloween, I hang little beaded bats on it. Then, for Thanksgiving, I hang up glittered fall leaves. For Christmas, I hang glittered snowflakes on it. It is fun to change the whole look of this simple piece with a few ornaments. It's so easy yet effective.

I finished baby's teddy bear. I'm not going to show it to you yet until I get the face on. My friend Monique is going to show me how to needle felt the nose and eyes onto it. So far, it's looking pretty good. Also, I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping!!!!! I'm so proud of myself! Now, if I can just get the decorating in gear...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Here's a meme from my friend Vieve:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

That would have been the fall of 1998. I was in the middle of graduate school for my master's degree in anthropology. I was dating a guy in the air force who was eight years older and ended up being one of the worst mistakes of my life.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?

1. Publish the latest Junior League newsletter. (done)
2. Pump at least four more times.
3. Post the video of baby's baptism.
4. Upload the photos of baby's baptism and edit them.
5. Finish my current library book (GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)

3. What snacks do I enjoy?

I am a cookie monster so if there is a chocolate chip cookie available I definitely go for that! Most of the time, i have a granola bar.

4. Where are some places I've lived?

Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, Sonoma County

5. What things would I do if I were a billionaire?

Pay off my debt and student loans. Buy a house. Donate to all my favorite charities. Buy my mom a house. Create a college fund for Aidan. I want a home of my own so badly. If I could win a lottery for just a couple hundred thousand I would be a happy happy woman. Real estate is so ridiculous in California that I doubt we will EVER be able to afford a house.