Friday, December 22, 2017

That is NOT a typo on our Christmas Card!!!

YEP!  Unlike 2 years ago where I misspelled our name... I did not have a typo on our Christmas card!!!  We will becoming a family of FOUR in 2018.  It is taking all my strength not to type in all caps and use excessive amounts of exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!   

I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and feeling quiet fluffy.  I'm in that weird phase where nothing fits {and hasn't for a month} but not really showing quite yet.  My mom asked from a baby bump picture and I sent her what I call my baby intertube picture...  I'm wearing lots of baggy clothes and trying to embrace my changing body.  :)

We found out I was pregnant back in the beginning of October and we were both pretty surprised.  Not to get tooooo into the details I just thought that it wasn't our month.  I had wanted our babies about 2.5 years apart and they will be 29 months apart!  This was definitely God's timing and I am so thankful. 

 I didn't tell Tall Tan Man in a cute way because we were in Oklahoma for a football game {and I really didn't think I was preggers}.  I knew I would be going out for margaritas after the game and decided to do the mature thing and take a pregnancy test.  I flipped out!  I couldn't believe it.  I let Sean sleep for 45 more minutes then I busted into the bathroom {while he was brushing his teeth} and just blurted it out.  He looked shocked but not nearly as terrified he did the first time around.  
Baby J #2 is due June 12th and I have already started to feel some movement!  I couldn't believe it but that movement is pretty distinct.  Now please don't hate me... I haven't had morning sickness again.  I definitely have to eat first thing in the morning or I feel a little nauseas.  Also... I haven't been that tired either.  It's been SO WEIRD!  With Mack I couldn't keep my eyes opens but this has been so different.  I had to nap every couple days but never like I did with Mack.  It has me kind of freaked out.  I was googling..."is there something wrong with my baby if I am not tired??"  Everything {including my ultrasound} have come back normal.  Praising God for this growing baby inside my belly!  

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Pillow {dollar spot find}

Hi there!  Last week I had one of those never ending weeks of parenting.  Tall Tan Man was gone for work and Mack decided to go through a growth spurt/mental leap/teething/sickness.  It was like I was  living with a wild animal.  On Friday, after we both almost cried in the grocery store I decided I need a project.  Laying on the couch while watching Netflix and intsa-stories would not fix the funk I had entered.  

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chocolate Cake + Easy White Chocolate Trees


YAYYYY, IT'S MONDAY!  It is a good Monday because Christmas is only ONE week away!  We celebrated Christmas with Tall Tan Man's family this past weekend and I was in charge of the dessert.  Please don't ask me to make real food... ;)  I made a similar chocolate cake for Mack's first birthday, and loved how it looked but not how it tasted.  Box Cake = Barf #jk #kindof

Monday, December 11, 2017

Our New Christmas Tree + Basket Tree Skirt


Man oh man, I love Christmas time!  Before Thanksgiving, I told Tall Tan Man I wanted to get a new Christmas tree.  He pretty much looked at me like I was nuts and said no.  I cried.  No, not really... but I did proceed to shop for a new reasonably priced flocked tree.  Everything I found was about $175+ which was a little higher than I was thinking.  I can be terrible at spending money on something that I know I might not like in a couple years. Does that make me awful?  Probably... Anyways, Tall Tan Man come home from work a few days later and told me he sold my tree.  WHAT?!  I guess one of his coworkers was looking for a tree and that was that.  

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DIY Kids Keepsake Canvases


Happy Sunday!  It has finally cooled down here in Denver and that has made it actually feel like Christmas.   Last year, Mack and I made these DIY Kids Keepsake Canvases.  He was 11 months old so you can probably guess that it was a one-sided craft.  I got all the paint and canvases from Hobby Lobby.  50% off baby!!!  This project is pretty self-explanatory, but I have a couple tips to help you!   

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole


Christmas and breakfast are two of my favorite things and ohhhh my goodness, this Cinnamon Roll Casserole tastes as good as it looks!  I think it was impossible not to go back for seconds.  This would be perfect for Christmas morning because it comes together fast and is a real crowd pleaser!  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How I keep sane while hosting Thanksgiving!

Happy Friday y'all!  I find it SO crazy that Thanksgiving is next week.  Thankfully I have a routine and go to recipes that keep me from losing my mind.   As much as I admire my Grandmothers and the hours they spent in the kitchen cooking on Thanksgiving that's just not me.  I try to do as little cooking on Thanksgiving day as possible! #lazy  Tall Tan Man is in charge of the turkey {bc I refuse to touch the big slimy bird} and he either smokes or fries it.   They both turn out amazing and I don't have to lift a finger!  I also ask our family to bring a veggie and I always order our gravy and stuffing from our favorite Denver market.  #bcIdonteatthose

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Best Apple Pie Recipe


Is there anything better than warm apple pie with ice cream?  This is definitely one of my fall favorites.  Along with chocolate cake, toffee, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Laceys from World Market.    I have tried several apple pie recipes and this one takes the cake pie!  

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Refinishing Furniture Biz Update

Hey y'all!  I just thought I would pop in and share all that was going on with my very little business adventure.  About a month and a half ago I decided to finally try to sell come furniture pieces that I refinished.  I am such an optimist because I did not anticipate any hiccups and there has definitely been some!  I decided to keep my designs pretty simple to maximize my supplies {and profits}.  Out of the 4 kitchen tables I have refinished, I have sold 3 of them.  I thought I would share my 4 tables and things that I learned from refinished each one!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Fast and Easy Halloween Brownies

Hello!  If you're like me then you're usually playing catch up.  Yesterday I wanted to throw together a cute halloween recipe and this one turned out perfect!  I saw this idea in my Martha Stewart Magazine and it takes almost no time.  #mykindofrecipe
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