Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Letter

Dear Jerk,
Hi, let me introduce myself. I live in the townhomes you were standing outside of this morning. Yeah, when you were ranting REALLY LOUDLY. Yes, I could hear you. And yes, I WAS SLEEPING. I don't really care what was going on, even if your life was just turned upside down--SHUT UP. The five people you had come out and talk to you didn't talk loud enough for me to hear, but YOU, you I could hear EVERY word clear as day. Plus the loud furious knocking on the door that is two feet away from mine, YES I CAN hear that thank you. So the next time you have a "problem" at 7:30 in the morning on a flippin' Saturday and carry on for half an hour, I just might have to yell out my window for you to SHUT UP. You don't even live here, go bother your own neighbors.
I hate you for not letting me sleep in,
Angry Mother Who NEVER Gets Sleep

P.S. I have a zit on my face, and although its probably poetic justice for picking my son's baby acne yesterday, I'm TOTALLY blaming you for that too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


My poor little baby has his first "illness". He has a fever and threw up this morning. He's been sleeping a lot and isn't rolling around and trying to crawl like he usually does. Makes me so sad. Isn't baby sicks the worst?
So since I'm sitting around with him I thought I'd just share a project I recently finished. I made this blanket that I saw at Aesthetic Nest. I loved hers and was way excited when I realized I had just about everything already to make it myself! Here's how it turned out:

And I just had to add this picture:

It makes me happy. I wish I could sleep so soundly.

And thats it. See ya next time.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I teach Relief Society once a month. Yesterday was that day. And you know what? I actually really like teaching Relief Society. Probably because we have the nicest women in the entire world and they are so sweet to me.


A sister came up to me after the lesson and we had the following conversation:

Super Nice Sister B.: Great job on your lesson!

Me: Aww thanks!

Seriously Awesome Sister B.: You're just so cute!

Me: Oh, thanks. (cheeks getting red)

Most Awesomest Sister B. in the World: I just like lookin' at ya!

Silly giggling commences from me.

I honestly think thats the best thing anyone's ever said to me! hehehe Awesome.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dresses

You know, I used to be fairly artistic; I used to draw and paint and all kinds of stuff! But four kids later, I don't always find the time to get creative anymore! So when I saw this contest from Shabby Apple Dresses (I LOOVE their stuff!), I decided I would give it a go! And you know what? It was really fun! And I may sound silly but I really want to wear these dresses!haha So here's what I came up with:

This dress I thought would look really pretty in a purple (I started out with red, but decided purple fit it much better!), and I would probably do it in a jersey knit material so its stretchy and drapes (thats what the lines pulling to each side are: draping sort of thing).

This next one I thought of in a silvery/gray color and I see it in a stiffer cotton so the collar ruffles stand up instead of laying down all soft and flow-y.

This one is one of my favorites, I see it in a really soft cream colored chiffon. Ruffles around the collar and the hemline, and the ribbon should be black or brown velvet.

This one I think should be a really soft chiffon-like material on top too in some sort of floral/spring print, maybe even polka dots. And the bottom should be a tan linen. I got this idea out of my love of double breasted jackets. :)

I like these kind of dresses in a floral cotton because I think they're less "in your face/lingerie" looking, I also love if the skirt had like big drapes that went into pockets. I've seen a lot of these dresses but the skirts are poofy and very short, I like the thought of a pencil skirt with it and the built in top.

This dress I didn't have the best colors for, I would like it to be more of a navy blue instead of this light/royal blue, and also the yellow toned down a bit, but probably in a nice cotton twill. I like the drop waist of it and the full skirt, I LOVE nautical themed clothes and I think this would be such a fun dress to wear! One of my daughter's dresses inspired this design. :)

Alright then, there's my designs for the Shabby Apple contest, you can tell me what you think but only if you love them! haha Its hard putting yourself out there, sheesh! :) So really don't make fun of me, I might end up crying in my closet! For reals.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Worst Thing EVER

I have a serious problem. Oh shut up and stop laughing already! I know, I know, I have MANY problems but really this one IS serious.

When I look at the computer for awhile, my eyes start getting fuzzy and I get a ridiculous headache. EVERY time I'm on the computer.

I think my body's trying to tell me enough is enough. WAAAAaaaaahhhhhhh!! Oh how I love the computer, oh how its my sanctuary, oh how it distracts me from doing what I should be doing, oh how it...makes me sick. :(

Sad day.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Don't Dye!

Man! This is just not my week for sanity! I'm having little freak out sessions all the time! Here's whats going on today:

I decided I needed a change. I've been feeling a little blah because I just am having the hardest time losing this baby weight and I feel pukey. So I decided I was going to dye my hair. Not a huge change because I didn't want the upkeep, I just wanted to dye it a dark red. So I did that tonight.

Don't freak out and hope for a picture, it barely looks any different at ALL. Poo. Really honest, you can't tell unless the light hits it just right. Double poo.

So not only am I disappointed about the turn out, I'm also freaking out a little. You see, they put in the directions that you should do a skin test thing, to make sure you don't have a reaction to the hair dye. I haven't dyed my hair in about 10 years, but I've dyed it before and not actually DIED, so we're all good right? Besides I have absolutely ZERO patience to wait 48 hours before I actually do it, if I want it done I'm going to do it RIGHT NOW. And like I said, I did.

But now I feel a little sick. And like my face is swelling and like my head is crushing in on my brain. I really do! I swear I'm not exaggerating, there are serious sweat beads on my upper lip!

I really hope I don't dye--I mean DIE!

You know what else? Hair dye stinks really bad. Its making me feel sick. I mean sickER than I already do...

UPDATE: I did not die in the night, although when I was woken at 1am and rolled over to look at the clock and the numbers were all fuzzy I seriously thought "I'M GOING BLIND BECAUSE OF THE HAIR DYE!!!" Yes I need help.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Things Go BumB in the Night!

Okay, I never came back and blogged the other day. BUT I'm here NOW and thats really all that matters right?! Right. Whatever don't roll your eyes at me, I can feel it.

So I've had quite a scare tonight and I'm still not sure if its over. You see, as I said in my last non-post that my four month old is trying to crawl. He's on the floor a lot and thats a problem because my next two older children feel the need to step on him and drag him around and whatnot. SO, I wanted to get him a bumbo to sit in for when he just needs to get away from those other naughty kids. (Side note: whenever I think "bumbo" I automatically think "bimbo"--its just the way my mind works.)

For those of you who don't know, this is a bumbo:

It is a magically awesome baby seat. No really, it is seriously cool. Even a little tiny baby like mine can sit up in it perfectly. Their little butts just conform to it or something.

They run from $30 to $40 bucks and I just don't think they're that awesome. So I went on craigslist and found one for $15. Score!

Fast forward to tonight.

I made my husband go pick up the bumbo because I had visions of being hit over the head and dragged into a dark alley if I went myself. Also because he had a meeting right after, so I figured he could just pick it up and go to the meeting. Easier, plus no me in a gutter anywhere. Win/Win!

So its after the pick up time and I haven't heard from him, I figure he's in his meeting but its a casual meeting so I text him to make sure he got out of the ghetto alright.


Send another text. Nothing.


Call again. Maybe four more times. STILL NO FREAKING ANSWER.

Send two more texts telling him if he could just text a letter or something so I know he's alive that would be good. Get nothing back.

Until at one point I FINALLY get a text back saying he's in his meeting. WHATEVER thats what the kidnappers WANT ME TO THINK!

He's home now so I know he's okay. Unless they brainwashed him and he's going to kill me in my sleep...?!

I know I have issues, a fear if you will, of dying in a horrible way. But hey, we got a bumbo out of it! So it all worked out in the end. Even if I won't be able to sleep tonight and my stomach's all in knots, its allllll good.

G'night, see ya tomorrow...I hope!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I know I know, I haven't posted in FOREVER. I've been busy. My oldest went back to school, my youngest (who's only four months old) thinks he can CRAWL. My third thinks the only way to live life is to cry and scream and have you carry him all over the place. My second? She's pretty good. A little whiney, but I'd take it compared to the rest.

Also I have a TON of laundry to fold. I'm good with the washing part, its just the folding that gets me. We went camping this weekend, don't go camping with little kids. Seriously.

I feel sick.

I gotta go lay down for a little bit and then I'll be back with a REAL post. Promise.