Sunday, October 27, 2013

OCTOBER FESTIVITIES 2013!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013


So the big news is out!
If you missed it, we revealed the gender of baby A.  here
And if you didn't know about said baby, just shameful...
I forgive you, now check it out.

Aside from all the wonderful milestones in our pregnancy and those to come,
we've gotten to do some fun fall activities with the family.
As usual we visited the pumpkin farm
BUT this year worked in a visit to Apple Hill 1st which is home to different apple, fruit, pumpkin, grape(wineries) & Christmas tree farms.



In the past, Apple Hill was reserved for November but the weather has typically proven unfavorable and unreliable.
So this year we went early and enjoyed home baked desserts,
yummy food, home made candies/fudge, apple cider, kids crafts,
some fishing and GREAT weather!

All the photos are below, 
Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BLOSSOM OR BUD?

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013


We're approaching the end of October and soon all the holidays/events to come, 
will begin to roll right into each other.
Which means, this baby will be here before I know it!

As I mentioned here on 9.25.13,
we had known the gender of the baby for a while,
but chose to hold onto that info for a bit.

I made these little flowers for them


Blossom or Bud?



It wasn't like we said, 
"Guess what? We know what we're having and we're not telling."

We kept mum about it until someone would ask.
Then we'd tell them we'd share soon enough because we wanted to enjoy this info as a couple, pray about it and well, truthfully share when WE were ready.

Of course, our choice had some "side effects" hahaha
CONTINUAL questions,
attempts to "trap" us into revealing the gender,
assumptions based on belly size/position,
confirmations based on what color I wore that day....

Oh and requests to be the FIRST to be told. 
HOW do we do that with so many people!?



Monday, October 7, 2013

TAKING IN A DRESS: SHOULDERS AND BUST

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013


Happy Monday friends.


It's mid day and I'm pooped already.

1) Woke up eager to get my kids ready for picture day,
which is always filled with a tad pressure to get them photo ready.
If I'm paying the money, we need quality shots which
a) will go into the yearbook,
b) be mailed out to family. 

Picture day's are also filled with reminders:
 not to get dirty,
 fix their hair or at least keep it neat UNTIL the photo is snapped 
and most importantly, SMILE GENUINELY!
Can't wait to see my cuties :)

2) M.S. our adoptive, giant of a daughter/student
has had some health issues and could not drive herself to the doctor this morning.
I got to play mom while her real mommy was away with her sister at a
different medical appt.

3) It's my typical laundry day. I'm getting to it, slowly but dreading it  :/
4) Working on Red Ribbon Week stuff for our school,
 (confirming order, getting ready to print and cut a load of papers/stickers, ect.) 
as it will be here before I know it.

HAPPY, HAPPY Monday,
I'm selling myself on the happy part hahaha

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Maternity dress: Thrifted $2.00 (Target brand)

fixing a dress, fixing shoulders of dress, fixing bust of dress, thrifted dress
BEFORE: Ignore the makeup-less, undid hair, me. The focus was the dress.
AFTER: Worn with a thrifted belt, tank & booties + a leopard bangle

This weekend was warm again, a perfect time to wear my "new" dress.

I thrifted it recently but hadn't worked on it yet.
It hung too low on my chest,
had an awkward bust area, with pointy/saggy features in the wrong, wrong, place haha
and the narrowest part hung lower than it should.  


Although it's a maternity dress,
the method should work for most dresses.

Friday, October 4, 2013

RACE ROOM REVEAL........FINALLY!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013



In my defense.......
I had tons going on and actually finished it in early September.
I just hadn't photographed it.
I'm no photographer, so figuring out the right time to photograph,
the lighting and the settings on this other camera I got passed down,
was all iffy.
  The photos are what they are.
I wish they did the room more justice.

The before shots are here



boys race room, boys room makeover, racing room, industrial, cheap makeovers

WARNING
photo heavy




SERIOUSLY