Friday, November 19, 2010

Guest Post

My next guest is my sister Gabby. She is a funny and beautiful mother of 4. She is sharing with us her Organized Pantry. Clear jars were purchased from Ikea, wicker baskets, collected and bought and different places. Gabby also added some pictures of her closet. Thanks for sharing.

Here is Gabby:

A pantry and a closet is not a place, it's “an attitude “

My pantry and my closet are my favorite places in the house.
Being organized eliminates clutter. My struggles are gone because my strategy exists.

Every item in the pantry has a consistent, assigned home.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sewing Projects #1 and #2

Halloween was right around the corner from the day that I purchased my sewing machine, so I started to work on my first two projects. I haven't sewed since junior high, so I just quickly read the manual on how to thread the machine, and off I went. I found tutorials online on how to make my son's Halloween costume and my nieces Minnie Mouse's skirt.

Sewing Project #1
First was my sons costume. He is currently into The Mickey Mouse Club, and I wasn't sure on how he was going to be on costumes that had masks, and hats. So.... I made him a Mickey Mouse Cape, and bought him a foam sword from Michael's.

                                                      Here is my "Mouseketeer Super Hero",
                                    the mickey mouse head had his middle initial "J", adorable right?

Sewing Project #2, a skirt
I have never made a skirt, so I searched all over and found this simple skirt tutorial over at It was super simple, but it came out just a tad crooked, but that's OK, it was Halloween, and it wasn't THAT noticeable. Thanks to my niece Anna for being a good sport about it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Guest Post

I have been wanting to get Friends/Family on my blog whether they have blogs or not, and have them share a story, tip, recipe, and/or any great idea that they would like to share with the rest of us. I will be posting weekly, hopefully 2x a week, but for sure weekly.

So here we go.....
My first guest is my niece Stephanie, she is a young new mom, and has a beautiful baby girl named Emma. Emma was so excited come into this world, that she decided to come out super early, so early that she arrived at 27 weeks gestation and weighing in at 2.5lbs.
I asked Steph to give us a tip or two after being a new mommy.

Steph, take it away:

Being a new mommy is awesome! I went through a lot to have my baby girl Emma,but it was all worth it. It is true what they about how you forget everything once you have your baby home. Ivan and I would visit Emma in NICU ever day for 3 months, and now it is as if we never went through everything.

My advice for new mommy's is there is no such thing as a stupid question. Ask what ever your concerned about to your DR. And yes every older person in your family will give you advice,some of it is good and some times you just have to smile and nod. You will need a lot of patience, especially when waking up at 4am for feedings. Once you see that little smile, your heart melts and you wouldn't mind doing everything all over again.

                     And here is Emma at 5 months. She has been doing so well and growing fast.
                                                     Love you Emma and  Stephanie

Emma and Mommy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I just wanted to make a quick post, I got some great news today. I have been wanting to become a stay at home mom for a while now, well, ever since I had my son, who will soon be 2 in December (tear down my cheek). Due to my overspending at Target, I need to work for a little while longer.
The hubby and I have worked hard (especially the hubby, he has kept us on a budget), and I am now able to transition from a full time to a part time (jumping for joy).
My current job has accepted my request to work Mon-Wed (again jumping for joy).
I have so many plans for my Thursday and Friday days off:
3.join Stroller Strides: a mother child exercising class
4.clean my house so on the weekends we are free
5.cook home meals again
7.take our dog for walks
8.Enjoy having 4 day weekends every week...wooo hooo!!!
and so much more.
9.One step closer to becoming a stay at home mom

So first on the agenda, on my first week with my new schedule, on Thursday I get to go to NEW YORK!!! yes my friends NEW YORK!!!.
I have never been, but my husband works in the East Coast, and they have their company Christmas party on a Friday night this year, and we were able to RSVP, and I am just so excited.
I already love my new schedule.

One last note:  if you are a working mom away from home, and hope that one day you get to be a stay at home mom, work from home, or work part time, keep your head up, keep on doing what your doing, and it will happen sooner rather than later.

Friday, November 5, 2010

No Makeup Bag

Yesterday morning I was in a bit of a rush. I normally sit in traffic for about 30 minute daily, so at that time I do my make in the car. I know, that's dangerous, but I'm going less than a mile, so it gives me something to do. Anyways, I normally leave my makeup bag in my purse, but the night before i took it out so I can change out my blush color for the next day.
I'm in the car, and I reach my traffic point, I lean over to grab my purse, and I cant find my make up bag, I look in front of the passenger sit, nope it's not there, I quickly look behind the passenger seat, nope not there either. Crap... I left it in my bathroom.  I am so worried, I want traffic to get going so I can quickly get to Target and buy, powder, blush and mascara. I already had on my foundation and eyeshadow. My eyelashes looked powdery and I was about to risk being late to work so I can stop by the store.
I came to my senses and no I cant be late for work, so I sucked it up and went to work without my finished face.
I was at my desk, trying not to make any conversations with anyone, I wasn't sure if anyone would notice, but if I did talk to somebody I felt like they were looking straight into my eyes thinking "where is her mascara?".

The day got a WHOLE lot better when I met up with my niece Anna for lunch. As soon as I got in her car, I said Hi and asked "can I borrow your powder and blush?". NO  mascara though.After that I felt soooo much better, and was able to continue with my day.

Would you be able to go out without makeup?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A portable dvd player...2 thumbs up!!!

I love my reality tv shows, but i dont really get to watch them till late at night (when im half asleep and end up turning the tv off in the middle of a show) or because our little son wants to what mou mouse aka mickey mouse or handy manny. so...this last week we entered the portable dvd player. when I get home during the week, i sit him down at the dinner table with either dinner, or a snack, and I push play. I turn on the tv and watch my show or shows while I'm cleaning up, getting things ready for the next day, dinner, or just wanting to relax. wow,how come I didn't think of that before? not only are we both content, but I'm multi tasking at the same time. I love my ideas sometimes.
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