Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Body Clear for Summer

Oh dreaded bacne!!! I remember in highschool girls with acne on their chest, back and shoulders...and I always wondered why they didn't do anything about or IF there was anything you could do about it...well, I now get to experience it myself! woohoo for pregnancy hormones! I discovered this little bottle of 'body clear' by Neutrogena that has worked wonders... here's a little video, hope it helps!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How To: Hair Bows

I picked up some more ribbon today and filmed a 'how to' on the hair bow/clips I made yesterday. Hopefully the video is easy to follow along and you make some wonderful creations! Enjoy :)

Friday, June 24, 2011


So I've been reading this book on Kindness.. and it is funny how it is so fitting that I read it now when I do NOT feel like being kind to certain people. I am continually reminding myself that I cannot control how others are, I can only control how I am and how I react to certain situations. So hard.... especially when hormonal and moody!!

My little girl is such a girly girl. She loves anything pink, sparkly, princess-y, and that is 'fancy'. I thought I'd make her some quick little hair bows while the kids napped today (hair pins all magically disappear.. how is that?)

It took me about 10 minutes to make these ones, super easy...I didn't video tape it this time because I wasn't sure if they would turn out, but if you like them I can certainly make some more!

I got all the supplies at Michael's for under $10, but you can buy all these things at Wal-mart and it'll probably be a bit cheaper. I had a lot of ribbon left over too... the clips I used were the smaller ones in a multi pack, so if you can find a pack of smaller clips it works better... or alligator clips would work great too.

Here's a video of our ultrasound this week.. so cute to see her moving in there (even though I feel it all the time, she's kicking my butt!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

change of heart

"Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I need it the most"

Interesting quote I came by the other day. And fitting to the way I have been feeling the last couple of weeks towards myself and to others. I feel like my heart and mind have been invaded by emotion. Granted I AM pregnant, and apparently my emotions are hightened...but that's not necessarily a bad thing right? Kind of like a super hero.

Anger, frustration, grief, sorrow, dissapointement, annoyance, disgust, confusion, abandonment, helplessness, pride, judgement all bundled into one happy package that consumes my mind.

When things happen to you, there are so many routes you can let your mind go. The difficulty is finding the right one and acting on it. I think its especially when you feel 'justified' in the bad thoughts..and you very might well be, but that doesn't mean that the outcome should be more negativity.

This morning I woke up and all the heaviness of my heart had transformed to peace. I realized that I am capable more than just getting mad or offended, hurt and pitied. I am going to be a better woman, be kind and loving to those who I might feel don't deserve it. Not because I am so great, but because I don't deserve it...and I would want the same. love, gentleness and can heal a lot of mean. so that's what I am going to try to do.

wish me luck.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


So I got asked to speak about manners to a camp of boys this summer. The program is for fatherless boys in the community. It teaches them life skills and provides mentorship in areas that they lack in their every day lives. Last year I got to share about my life and how God has changed it.
This year they asked me to speak for a session about etiquette and manners. Where do you begin? from holding the door open to meaning the words you say... there is so much that I don't know where to start.

It's funny how things kind of happen in cycles and in themes in your life. I've become more and more aware of the kids around me. The kids we spend time with, the kids at the playground or park, the kids at the mall. I have to say... the majority of the time I am completely horrified. Kids have no manners, foul mouths and no discipline. It's scarey. Now that I have kids it affects me and it makes me think hard about what I want my kids to be around and how they are influenced.
We do a lot of stuff in the community so our kids are exposed to a lot, and I don't mind that.. I don't want them to be narrow minded snobs, but at the same time I want to protect them from a lot of things that no child ever needs to see or hear.

I feel like every day my husband and I talk on the issue of schooling for our kids. Frankly, it makes me nervous. *sigh. One year at a time, one day at a time I guess.

It's kind of like, you don't want your kid to be a bully..but you don't want them to get picked on. You don't want them to be TOO cool and do bad things, but you don't want them to be nerdy and awkward either. Part of me wishes I could live in an enchanted forest or on a farm in the middle of nowhere! hahaa!!

anyways, my brain is all a muddle which means I should probably take a nap while everyone else does.
have a good day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


ok, so I'm a secret undercover hardcore fan of 2ne1.
they are all adorable and I love their style!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

it's a GIRL!!

before we were even thinking about getting pregnant again (which at that point seemed unlikely) our daughter would pray every night for a little sister... when we got pregnant, she would always say "i want a sister, but i will be thankful for whatever i get).

So I am 17 weeks pregnant and the ultrasound department didn't have any appointments for my ultrasound until the end of June... needless to say I am impatient and anxious. So we went today to get an ultrasound to find out what it was!!

if you guessed what you thought it was on the previous VLOG, I'll post the winners in the next couple of days!