Wednesday, January 18, 2012


As a Chicago native, I LOVE cold, snowy winters. That doesn't happen here in the PNW very often. We woke up this morning to several inches of snow & the kids are anxious to build a snowman.  If we build a good one, I'll share a photo of it later...

"Where does the white go when all the snow melts?" - unknown

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Giveaway WINNER!

There were 77 valid entries for this month's giveaway, and one lucky winner will receive all 3 of the awesome prizes!!

 I would like to thank Erin of Crochet Medley & Rebecca of Hoffee and a Nuffin for participating as guest vendors.  They are both excellent crafters, and I hope you enjoy browsing their shops!

And now....


You have 48 hours to claim your prizes (e-mail or another winner will be chosen.  Please refer to the "rules" on the original giveaway post for more information.

The February Giveaway will be posted on Monday, February 6th.  See you then!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Words of Wisdom...

When we first found out that we were expecting baby #3, I wasn't exactly thrilled.  It happened shortly after I had finally decided that the baby factory was CLOSED.  OK, so I was wrong.  I had a little cry & had a brief "what are we going to do" moment.  I wasn't questioning whether we'd keep the baby, but we had literally JUST given away all of our baby stuff.  In fact, I gave the guy who was driving the moving truck our Pack-n-Play.  Anyway... I'm babbling.

Everyone we told was surprised, and seemed very excited... but I still wasn't.  Two people really helped get me out of my little funk with some helpful words of wisdom...

"Our kids are so awesome, consider this baby our gift to the world." - My Husband (who remained cool and calm while I was beginning to panic)

"Having another baby is wonderful. You will never regret having another, but you might regret NOT having more in the future."  - My Grandma (I'm the child of her 3rd baby... who was also a surprise, LOL)

They're both right.  :)

And I'm totally excited now... and I can't wait for our ultrasound to find out the baby's gender.  :)

My first 2 babies (in 2009)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Post-It Note Tuesday

For those of you that aren't familiar... on Tuesdays, I post 3 sticky notes that contain a brief thought or opinion.  They usually don't follow any rhyme or reason... just stuff that comes out of my head.  I didn't invent "Post-It Note Tuesday", but it's fun.  I hope you enjoy reading them.
If you would like to create your own sticky notes, you can find them HERE.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Missing Someone...

“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” 
 ~ Kay Knudsen