July 21, 2014

2nd Birthday WISH List

Here's a fun fact for you on this Monday morning:  In 33 days I'm going to have a TWO year old.
It's totally surreal, I tell you!

Now this almost-2-year-old may not really need anything for her birthday, but I still had fun putting together this little wish list based on the things she's into right now :)

1. Hello Apparel Floral Pink T-shirt - Let's be honest--if Arden gets one, I'll be ordering a matching one for myself ;)

2. PBK Mackenzie Geo Backpack (small) - My little gal starts Mother's Day Out in August for 1 day a week...what a big kid, right?!? (tear!)  It sounds like she'll be bringing a lot of stuff to and from school, so I decided to get her a size up from the mini backpack that she takes to church.  And then I got carried away and got her a lunch box too...whoops! The good news is that they were on sale and she'll be able to use both for a long time!

3.  Play-doh Fun Factory Super Set - Because every kid needs a little Play-doh in their life!

4. Frozen Anna Toddler Doll - I can just picture Arden toting her BFF Anna around with her everywhere :)

5. Daisy & Josephine - A story about a little girl and her French Bulldog--how could I resist?!?  Special thanks to Courtney for the great recommendation!!!   

6.  Lifetime Kid's Picnic Table - Arden's Grandma & Grandpa are surprising her with one of these babies!  I think it'll be perfect for having little friends over, doing activities on the patio, eating outside, etc. 

7. Personalized Step Stool - Brushing Arden's teeth and doing her hair is about to get a whole lot easier (not to mention more fun for her) courtesy of Gigi & Papa.  My mom and I went to a local store last week to pick out the colors and design. It's going to be so cute!

8. K-State Kids Lawn Chair - Football season is quickly approaching, and a girl's gotta have a place to sit at a tailgate! Plus, who can resist a mini bag chair?? :)

**Not included on this list: All of Arden's old toys and such that'll be arriving on a moving truck this weekend...I have a feeling they're going to be like new to her again! Score!**

July 18, 2014

Oh Hey, Friday!

Five on Friday withdrawal...it's a real thing, people!
I'll jump back on that wagon when it returns after a summer break, but today I'm pretty excited to join Karli & Amy for "Oh Hey, Friday".  Same idea, same rules...so here goes!


I think I found my new favorite HGTV show while on the treadmill at the gym today.  It's called Fixer Upper and it's all about a cute little husband and wife duo in Waco who remodel homes together.  I love Joanna's style and I kind of want her to come decorate my new house...and be my best friend.


In completely unrelated news, I was once a California Raisin for Halloween...paper mache costume courtesy of my crafty dad.  The jazz hands though? That was all me.

You're welcome :)


We met some friends at the petting zoo/farmstead this week and enjoyed the perfect 70's weather in KC...in July.  I'll take it!  I don't know how she does it, but Arden has a knack for surrounding herself with all boys. Uh oh!

And isn't taking pictures of toddler so easy?! ;)


This girl loves her ranger rides...even when they consist of doing chores!


We close on our house in a week.  
One. More. Week!!!!

Here are a few updates from my daily recent visits.

The cabinet hardware is being changed to satin nickel, but I love the backsplash...not to mention the little photo-bomber in the corner.

I really can't wait for this room to become our family room...and to not have 20 shelves on each side ;)

I've been worried about this staircase carpet since the day I picked it.  The rep advised me that such a simple pattern might be a little risky on a curved staircase...but hallelujah, it turned out okay!  I actually kind of love it...

Well that's all folks! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

July 16, 2014

25 Weeks Down--15 To Go!

Get ready folks--I've gotten even lazier with the bump pics.  Workout clothes and a cell phone mirror pic.  So awesome, right? :)

How far along: 25 weeks

Size of Baby C:  13.5 in, 1.5 lbs

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Baby Center): Rutabaga...yeah.

 Total weight gain: 9lbs

Sleep:  Sleep is great once I actually get myself to bed.  It's hard to shut my mind off with everything going on these days!

Movement: Tons.  Such a fun little reminder throughout the day :)

Unglamorous body changes: I had a minor breakdown recently when I discovered my first varicose vein forming. BOO! I knew they were in my genes, but I guess I was just hoping I'd dodge the bullet. No such luck! 

Maternity Clothes?  You know it.

Showing: I'd say so! Especially after I eat Mexican ;)

Food cravings: Still loving fruit. Thank you Costco for berries and grapes in bulk!

What I miss: Nothing right now...

Anything making you queasy: Nope!

Milestones: Baby boy could have a full head of hair by now and I'm just dying to know what color it will be!  A blondie like his sister or darker like his dad?!? A few more months and we'll know for sure!

Best moment this week: Technically it was last week, but hearing the baby's heartbeat at my doctor's appointment was great.  He gave some pretty strong kicks right at the doppler wand, which made both the doctor and I laugh :)

Looking forward to: Still can't wait to get into our new house and work on the little guy's room.  I'm ready to start nesting!!