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17 June 2009


We never found the old camera.. sad.. But I am loving the new one so far!
I took a few pictures of the 4th of July stuff I have out.. nothing major.. and you can tell that some little hands were helping me.. the O is just a little crooked!







Even with the new camera, Ramsey is hard to catch.. such a busy boy!












We went to the park today to try and take some pictures for Father's day pictures for Ryan and His Dad.. the kids call Grandpa "Pop Pop" It didn't go as well as I hoped but got enough done to make it work! Here are a couple of the pictures!















I am 25 weeks pregnant this week and really feeling this little guy move.. Other than that I don't feel much different.. not complaining at all! I have been trying not to go "baby stuff" crazy.. doing a really good job of buying mostly necessities so far! But this little monkey outfit was too cute!
I got it in a Preemie size, he will only be a month on Halloween and I am hoping it will fit just right! It's from Crazy8.com and is on clearance for a really great price right now!




Haven't been doing much else this week.. relaxing as much as I can! Enjoying that the weather has not been too hot!









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15 June 2009

Planning for the 4th some more!





Wow time is flying! 4th of July weekend is less than 3 short weeks away! We usually go out of town for the long weekend and spend time with family. It's one of my favorite holidays! Been planning what the kids will be wearing for a few months already. Think I got it all figured out, for the most part anyway. I will have to pack 2 dresses for Carsyn.. Can't decide between the 2! I hope they participate in some pictures! If I find or buy another camera by that time... We haven't found our camera since being back from our weekend trip last weekend.. Yikes!
If I would have waited a little longer to decide I would have changed my mind completely.. I really love these plaid shorts from Janie and Jack.


And I recently fell in LOVE with Tanya Whelan's Darla fabric collection.. There is an amazing set on ETSY.com right now that I am SOO wanting, Here is the link! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25779373&ref=sr_gallery_7&=&ga_search_query=whelan+dress&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes%25255B%25255D=title&show_panel=true




Since I only grocery shop every 2 weeks (other than milk and produce) I need to plan NOW what I am making for some treats to take and dinner at least 1 night.


Pretty sure I will make a BBQ chicken pizza for a dinner.. if everyone is willing to trust my cooking!I haven't decided between rainbow cupcakes with just red white and blue.. similar to this from Hostess with the Mostess. found here. http://www.hostessblog.com/2009/02/fabulous-rainbow-cake-tutorial/



Or decorated sugar cookies. I don't think there would be any of either left, cookies are easier to take, but cupcakes are more fun! If the next 2 weeks are not completely crazy I will probably make and freeze some blueberry and strawberry muffins to take, made in Wilton pan of course!








I have all my decorations out! and No camera.. very sad! If it comes down to it, I will take some with my phone.. Pictures will be even worse than usual, but at least I can post em!
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01 June 2009

Getting ready for some Fourth of July Decorations.. and crafts!



I have been looking for plain individual chipboard letters.. NO idea how hard they were to find.. Finally found some at one of the scrap booking stores in town. These are the BoBunny Brand ones.. ONLY 50 cents each! I thought that was a good deal.. I have been wanting to make the cute banners since I wont pay 25 dollars for one.. so glad I waited until I found these!
This is what they look like before..





I love Martha Stewart Glitter.. it really is the best in my opinion, and now that Walmart carries smaller containers with 3 colors it is a little more affordable.. So I just used the glitter glue and covered each letter with glitter.. I think I am going to spray with a sealer to keep the glitter on a little better, but I am worried it will take some of the sparkle off.
This is what they look like after glitter. Please excuse my horrible photography!





Now I just need to hole punch and string ribbon to make a banner for the fireplace ( I think I am going to use a star shaped punch and coordinating ribbon ) I am getting ready to change this farm stuff out and get my Fourth of July stuff out... which I have even less of! I try to get or make 1 or 2 things a year for each season, since Ive only been doing this for almost 2 years some seasons only have a few things.

I am REALLY already looking forward to Halloween.. Hoping it will get here a little faster.. I figure by then the baby will be here and we will have a nice schedule going... HOPING!




I have been getting tons of clearance emails from
lillianvernon.com
terrysvillage.com
countryhome.com
ANd they have some really great deals.. it's hard for me to think about Christmas already though.. it seems TOO far away.. BUT I did find this a couple years ago and have been putting off buying it..serious regret when the "G" was sold out... Just checked today and its BACK! Well in October it will be.. I will be saving for that for sure this time!






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