Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Okay friends, its been awhile and I'm finally back with updates and all kinds of greatness. Maybe. Probably not. Did I say greatness? I think I meant mediocrity.

My husband's out of town, its been almost a week, with a little less than two weeks left. One of the worst parts of him being gone is that I CANNOT GO TO SLEEP!! Its really bad, like I've been staying up until after midnight, more like 1 am--and THEN right when I'm about to fall asleep my two year old wakes up and screams for half an hour to an hour. Seriously. Just kill me. The whole thing is this crazy bad cycle, where I stay up late, am cranky all day long, have no patience for my kids, want to stay up after they go to bed to "get stuff done" and have some peace; lather, rinse, repeat.

The weather has been FANTASTIC the last few days--FANTASTIC!! Yes its been so nice it deserves to be yelled TWICE! (!!) And yesterday we went to the park twice because it was just too beautiful not to be out in. And I was totally pitting out through my shirt, but I didn't care because there was SUNSHINE!!! (lots of twirling with face upturned toward the sun going on here...)

I recently started reading this blog: Mimi G. Style and I adore her!! She loves to sew and has awesome style, and even shares tutorials on how to make some of the stuff she does! So I was inspired to make a skirt for Mother's Day (remember how I made a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30? No? Seriously??) One of my goals is to do some sort of crafty thing every month, so thats what I did. Here's a terrible, low quality picture, but its going to stay that way because I don't want you to see in high quality all the mistakes I made on it. ;)

So yeah, I'm pretty much awesome now. 

Like I mentioned before, my husband's out of town; so Mother's Day was pretty much how it is when he's in town...aaaaand thats all I'm going to say about that. Except, I LOVE YOU DEAR! xoxoxo

We're trying to buy a house. That should be super exciting (and it is) since its our very first house (been married for over 10 years, so I think its about time already). The thing is, since we've never bought a house before, we have no idea what we're doing and all the ideas I had in my head of what it was "going to be like", were completely out in la-la land (shocking--thats never happened before...). The first time we went to look at houses, we had two on our list to go see and I thought FOR SURE we would buy one of those houses. From the pictures they seemed GREAT! We get there and all my expectations are blown away, why are people so gross? Anyway, we just put an offer in on a house last week, but even thats not very exciting since its a short sale and who even knows whats going to happen. At least I know there will be lots and lots of...waiting. Plus our agent just called and said they wanted to counter a few things from our offer--like that WE have to pay $1200 for the septic tank to be cleaned and inspected since they haven't done it AT ALL since they've lived there for the last 10 years. Awesome.

Well, thats about all I have time for, its "homework hour" and all the joy that brings me... Later.


  1. You look adorable! Very 50's glam.

    And buying a house can be super stressful. When we bought our first condo, it really seemed like a breeze, but that was when all the sub prime loans were in full effect.

    This last go round was a NIGHTMARE.

  2. Sooooo good to hear from you again. Like I mentioned on facebook, you look great in that picture and good job on the skirt. I haven't sewed for ...well..............MANY MANY years.
    nor do I intend to.
    I am liking your hair.
    It is hard when our hubby's are gone out of town, I never sleep well either, End up watching tv until all hours of the night.
    and....I am so glad I am over the "need to do homework" part of my life.
    hugs to ya sweetie

  3. What a great skirt! you look beautiful and stylish and chic, as usual.

    Remember that time you moved home to Utah and we played ALL THE TIME?!

    Me either.

  4. Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo



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