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Emma Talks

26 Feb

Photo: Emma in a box!!

Me: Hey Emma Beans, whatcha up to?
Emma: Oh, I’m just coloring a picture with these markers.
Me: Sounds fun!
Emma: Well, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my coloring. We can talk in just a few minutes when I’m finished with my work.
Me: Yes Ma’am!

Emma: Mommy! Mickey was a little baby!! That’s so silly!
Me: Are you a little baby?
Emma: No, I’m just grown up like a kid.

Me: Emma do you want some Chinese or Pizza for dinner.
Emma: Chinese Please!
Me: Chicken and Rice?
Emma: That’s not Chinese! I want Mac N Cheese!
Me: Chinese doesn’t make Mac N Cheese.. would you like some Pizza instead?
Emma: Yes Please! Cheese Pizza!

Emma: Mommy’s belly is getting BIG!
Daddy: Yeah cuz there’s a baby growing in there!
Emma: I have a baby growing in my belly too. It’s a baby boy and mommy’s is a baby girl (we don’t know the sex yet) and your going to have a baby in your belly too!
Daddy: No I am NOT!

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Craft Room Inspiration

4 Feb

I had been checking out some amazing craft rooms and studios off Pinterest before I started planning mine. Luckily my dad knows how to take an mix of ideas and create something amazing out of it! Here are some of the photo’s I used as inspiration:

Rambling Renovators: Getting Organized #office #ikea  Home office for 2...nice set up for one wall of your craft room with work table in center...

Instead of buying a desk I wanted to use a solid door so that I could custom order it the size I wanted. I have been working off of 6ft fold tables for so long I realized as much as I love the length of it, I wanted something a little bit skinner than 3ft. I also wanted to incorporate some of the storage closed and some open!

Love this! Home office! Guest room!

I loved the light gray on the walls in this picture. I really think a clean, light, bright color can really make a room more appealing to be in! The desk was out of the question because it was too small but since peanut is making an entrance I needed a murphy bed or sofa bed to make this a possible guest room. We lucked out with some amazing friends of ours who were getting rid of theirs – so we scooped it up!

Ellen Grasso Inc - modern - kids - dallas - by Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

This has a similar style of flooring that we are planning on doing! I also love the idea of an island work space as well, but since I don’t have room for a permanent so I am in the works of how to create one that can be broken down and stashed for company or have wheels and roll away! Since this one isn’t quite finished being planned out it will be a future project down the road.

I can’t wait to show it off! I have a feeling in a few more weekends we’ll be close to finished and the move in / organizing everything I own process will begin ;)

Emma Talks

3 Feb

Papa: Do you have the sneezy weezies?
Emma: No I have the tissue issues!

Me: Thanks for cleaning, you are doing a really good job!
Emma: Ahh it was nuffin!

Helping me do laundry and taking it up and downstairs for all of 15 seconds:
Emma: ohh my little legs are tired! They need a rest!
I think I need a new assistant ;)

Emma: Mom, can you make me some water? This cup is empty.
Me: Sure thing!
Emma: No not cold water, just warm water please.
Oh my – I didn’t realize we were in France or that I knew how to make water ;)

Me: Emma can you go wash your hands for dinner.
Emma: Okay!
Emma: My hands are all clean! See!? I washed them with snow cold water!
I think I need to teach her how to turn the water on warm :P

More Than I Could Ask For

2 Feb

Ever since we moved Emma into her new room and have been rearranging rooms for peanut, I’ve been moving my craft stuff into Emma’s old room. My dad has been calling it the Daydreaming Gifts Headquarters! 

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If you don’t remember – her room was a BRIGHT yellow that she had picked out. As much as I love yellow, I knew I’d be painting this room something a little less loud to make for a great craft room/guest room. But after planning it out with my dad we did a lot more than just painting:

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We decided carpet wasn’t such a great choice for a craft room floor so we ripped it up! 

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We also hated the wasted middle wall for that two door closet.

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So we tore it down!

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Then moved it to the other side to make way for a wide double door closet instead :)

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And of course primed the room for some new paint :) 

There’s so much more to come! I can’t wait to show you what all we have in store for the new headquarters, thanks to my dad for spoiling me! This is way more than I could have ever dreamed of having!

 

My Eyes Filled with Tears

25 Jan

Although I am an emotional person, I am not one that cries in public often. I am very good at hording all my feelings inside to everyone but those close to me. Even those close to me sometimes I am able to bottle it up and move on.

There are a few moments that I haven’t been able to control my tears and one of those moments was last night! While I crochet, I tend to pull up movies on Netflix to give my eyes and ears something to do while I mindlessly hook away at my scarves. If I don’t have something to keep me busy I get bored pretty easily!

Each time I watch a movie, I rate and it and then it gives me some things it suggests for me. Well I found a suggestion and went with it. The movie is called Listen to Your Heart.

If you are a fan of the The Notebook you will eat this movie up like I did! The story line is addicting and the soundtrack keeps your heart moving with it. This movie is about a young composer/singer who has an amazing look on life. He is such a positive person and cares for others around him in a way that we should all do more often.

A beautiful girl walks into his work and he knows at that very moment she is the one he’s been waiting for. Little did he know she was deaf but that doesn’t stop him from falling for her.

This journey they take together is like a fairy tail and your heart can’t help but ride along with them. This movie is about fighting for what you want, making a difference in the world, following your dreams, and never letting go of what makes you happy.

I haven’t seen something so inspiring in quite some time and couldn’t resist sharing. This movie is a take your breath away moment and you don’t want to miss it!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the movie that I will be taking to heart with me:

“I’m not gonna miss out on something that could be great just cause it might also be hard.”

“Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.”

“This is the first day of your new life. But do not take good things for granted.
Listen to the world.”

“Music’s a powerful thing. A song can change your mood. Make a memory. One song can change your whole life.”

I will be watching this movie again and again. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before now!

pictures via imdb and google images

Emma’s Life

24 Jan

This child seriously cracks us up. Here are some seriously amusing things we’ve heard/seen these past few days:

Me: Sweetie, I think you forgot to flush the toilet.
Emma: Oh don’t worry, you can do it!

Helping me clean the table (where she sits during all meals).
Emma: hmmm messier than a bear

How Emma eats a grilled cheese sandwich.
A slice of bread not toasted.
A slice of cheese.
Another slice of bread not toasted.
Only my child eats a sandwich one piece at a time and then asks for pepperonis on the side.

Emma: I don’t think daddy will love me forever.
Me: Yes he will!!
Emma: How come?
Me: Because he made you!
Emma: Can I get a ring from daddy that says I will love you forever?
Here is where the future conversation about my ring comes back to bite me in the butt. Brian you are going to have to shovel out some cash for a ring for your little girl!!!!!

Getting Down and Dirty

23 Jan

Alright this post is not going to be the typical post. I have a few things on my mind that I felt like sharing because I know I can’t be the only one that feels this way!

I love new beginnings. I love the feeling of starting something that could make a huge difference in my families lives. There’s something about the way a new adventure in life can really spark a sense of hope in someone.

I guess you could say I’m a new beginnings junky! When I notice that I’m getting in a rut of things I get frustrated, bummed, and get antsy.

Antsy is where the magic happens. I can’t stop searching for that perfect thing even though I have no idea what I’m looking for somehow inspiration always finds me! I find that next new thing and I go nuts researching it until I feel ready.

When I reach that moment I tend to search and destroy. Which for me means rearrange, clean and organize every single thing I can think of that might in any way have any slight thing to do with my new inspiration. Okay some of them don’t but it’s super fun!

Then I make a notebook full of lists and goals and preparations and steps to succeed.

I spend a few weeks trucking along with this wonderful, why didn’t I think of this earlier?! mood. Then I get stuck in a rut and we start back at square one.

I am officially noting to everyone that this is my new problem. Who knows, maybe one of these days my next new thing will actually pan out and satisfy my crazy need for new happenings in my life!

Does anyone else feel the same way? What do you do about it?

Peanut’s Making It’s Mark

10 Jan

So now that the news out of the bag ;) and I am “officially” prego – I get to share the news of how it’s making it’s mark on the family so far!

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Although it’s only month two I feel like I’m showing. I know this is the teeniest tiniest bump to everyone else but it’s not letting me button my jeans anymore :( the saying about showing earlier the second pregnancy is quite true.

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I secretly wish that I could sleep like this during the day. THE ENTIRE DAY! Peanut is making me quite tired and it’s proving to be difficult to do daily tasks!

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Seriously – everyone is sleeping but me.. but according to Brian he gets all the sympathy pains, headache, exhaustion, hunger, stomach ache, queasiness, and and refusing to get the weight gain ;) haha!

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So far I don’t think Lexi has noticed a difference yet, except for that I’m curled up on the couch as much as I can each day (and she is enjoying it very much!!). We have been joking about how her world is going to go upside down when suddenly there’s no lap room anymore!

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My mother in law bought Emma a baby doll for Christmas (not knowing I was pregnant) but we are totally going to use this when Peanut arrives so she can take care of her baby while I take care it.

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So far Peanut hasn’t affected Emma too much – except for the fact that she gets to stay in her PJ’s longer because I have no intention of doing more work than necessary when I’m super sleepy!

Emma’s Big Girl Room Plan Reveal

6 Jan

Since we moved Emma into a new room we have been planning what her new big girl room is going to be like. Here are some of the ideas we’ve pulled together that we’ve decided to do for Emma!

Another amazing bedroom idea. Love the light pink striped walls, the chandelier and the area rug together!

We are going to do very light pink walls and on one wall do pink stripes. 

Fiber optic lights on ceiling for nursery

Since there’s now fixture in the ceiling for a fan or light or chandelier (like I had thought would be adorable) we found this idea of fiber optic lights like stars instead!!

DIY crate bookshelf made from wooden crates from the craft store (Michaels under $13)

If you haven’t gotten to know my family at all yet than you have no idea – we are a family filled with readers. Each house has a library (except me – working on that) and I would be shunned if we didn’t give Emma a mini library of her own (seeing as she already has enough books for a few!). We bought the crates which I’ll be painting white and prepping for a bookcase library for Emma. 

boxes for hanging decor vs. shelves

Shadow boxes but instead of random things in it, we are going to put Emma’s play toys in it (like her figurines!). We got the idea from younghouselove from what they made for Clara but we already have a few of these shadow boxes around the house that are not even being used!

Everyday Art: DIY bed canopy for little girls room

A reading hideout! Either in her huge closet or in the corner of her room – I’d love to give her a place to hide and read. I have a feeling she’d love this. 

Little girls room

I also want to make her a few things to decorate her walls with. This is adorable and would be a fun way to add some 3D art to her walls. 

For our toddlers room: Poster made by my Hubby. #posters #toddlerroom

I also love this option! E is for Emma!! 

Thank you pinterest for making it easy to plan my little ones room!

Nail Wall Art

2 Jan

My first project for the new year! I made this gem for my mother’s library (opesopinions) as her Christmas gift and have been dying to share it! Of course I needed to wait until she got it first ;)

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I got the idea off of pinterest! This picture to be exact:

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So I grabbed my handy Dad and we got to work! We found some awesome weathered wood, cut it into three pieces, built a backing, and attached the boards to it.

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We then painted it with a weathered gray paint and smoothed over some white (taking a wet cloth and dabbing it to make it look faded).

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After letting it dry I printed out the letters I wanted to use for my mom’s library, cut them out, and lined them up on the wood. My husband took a drill and pre-drilled the holes around the words.

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We then nailed them in and wrapped them with yarn!

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I absolutely love how it turned out and will hopefully be making something similar for my craft room!

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