Friday, October 22, 2010

Dream Dressing ~ Fun & Flirty Summertime

Considering Summer is back around here, I'm putting Fall/Winter on hold and it's back to fun and flirty sun dresses and floppy hats. 

Fun & Flirty Summertime

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I really really wish I was a neat freak!  
I want my house to be spotless and perfectly organized always. 
How does one train themselves to become a neat freak? Is it even possible? Oh, please say it is! 

Now more then ever with the baby I feel things spiraling out of control and the only thing that makes me feel better is when every room in the house is clean and put together. Which as you can imagine hasn't exactly happened since bringing the baby home :) 
You know how everyone tells you to sleep when he does well the minute he falls asleep and I put him down (and he stays down - another challenge :)) I rush around the house like a mad woman tidying up as quickly as possible. 
Yes, this does mean that when nighttime comes I panic because I'm completely exhausted and facing another night of sleep in intervals of 2 -3 hours but I can't stop myself. I just feel so wonderful and accomplished and capable of anything when the house is clean. 

I think my two favorite words in the English language are clean and organized. 
How do I become Mrs. Clean?
I get a little giddy when they are used. The problem is executing them is a lot harder then buying products that promise to help you achieve them. 
So my focus for now is going to be to achieve neat freak status and stop chasing these two words and instead live by them (oh yeah, and do this with a newborn...) 

Any advice? 


How to Organize your Laundry Room

Photo Credit: Thomas J. Story

22 Ways to Organize Your Bookcases

well now that I'm inspired it's off to do the dishes......

Monday, October 11, 2010

He Arrived!!!!

The husband and I were so excited to welcome our son into this world on 
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 9:25am. 

Ethan Noah weighed 8.3lbs at birth! 

a few minutes after birth... 

already such a personality :) 
After a week off (the hardest of my life by the way - no one tells you that labor and delivery become the easy part) 
I'm back to blogging! Yay! 
I've missed you all in my life and can't wait to get back to checking out what you are all up to on your blogs. 

I've learned a lot this week as it's become clear what it takes to be a mother or at this point just a caretaker to another human being. The emotional and physical demands are something you can't understand until it happens to you.

That being said ANY advice you all have would be appreciated as I navigate this new role in my life. 

We are beyond blessed, he is a really great baby, and can't wait to get to know this little man. 


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Vinaigrette How To

I'm a sucker for 'how to's' so I couldn't resist posting this beautiful, and may I say extremely helpful, article from a past issue of Cooking Light magazine. 

If I'm a sucker for 'how to's' then I'm down right loopy for magazines. They are by far my biggest vice out of everything (that beats out makeup, shoes, candy - so you get the idea how big it is.) I'm going to start sharing with you some of the best stuff I find in them.


Cooking Light May 2010

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