Getting Creative with Baby Proofing

This is a post about baby-proofing. This is one of two openings out of our living room.  The other opening is the doorway between the living room and the kitchen.  That is blocked most effectively by a Baby Gate.  This opening is much more tricky.  When TR was a little younger, I could get away with blocking this using the jumparoo.  We also had a bunch of packing boxes up against the wall at that time. He's crawling now.  He's everywhere. This kitchen had been behind our couch until I … [Read more...]

7QT: Pajama Christmas Adventure!

- 1 - Happy Friday! Can you BELIEVE we're about to be entering into Christmas week?!  This is such an incredibly exciting time of year! - 2 - Dessert of the Week My sister got the family a French Silk pie from Baker's Square (as you know that's my favorite pie), but shockingly no one at my parents' house ate it.  (?!?!?!)  So my mom brought it over to my house.  We ate it after bedtime over the course of a few days and it was absolutely delicious.  PLUS it was Christmas decorated - red … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Cupcakes, Tootsie Roll & Their Parents

  This is our first time carving pumpkins in our new home, and its Tootsie Roll's first time actually getting to see the pumpkin being carved.  He was there last year, but couldn't see through my abdomen. I am SO excited for Halloween! Poll: What is Your Favorite Thing about Halloween? [You could also answer this poll on my Facebook page] … [Read more...]

7QT: Halloween Baby & other Halloween Stuff

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's been a pretty fun week.  Our little family went to the pumpkin patch, we did more organizing and cleaning… last weekend we had our awesome Stock the Bar Party and it was a great time. Happy Half Birthday to Tootsie Roll! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Halloween Marshmallow Fluff with Gummy Worms and Oreos!  a sponsored post from TruMoo - It's NO BAKE!  Check it out! - 3 - Pumpkin Patch I want to show you all about it, but I kind of think that should be its … [Read more...]

Progress on our House – Party and Wall Decorating

Housewarming Party Theme: Stock the Bar / Halloween We're throwing a housewarming party and the theme -since we don't need any presents - is Stock the Bar!  I found this awesome idea for an invitation.  Here's the top half of ours: I'll write a post all about it after it's over so I can take pictures of everything.  So stay tuned! We Also Put Up Some Wall Decorations In the hallway between the kids' rooms, I put up my old calendar from when I was a Kindergarten teacher so Cupcakes and I … [Read more...]

Progress on our House – Garage, Tootsie Roll’s Room

The bank repaired the garage for us because those violations added up to $4000!  So that was awesome.  However, they didn't paint or install siding.  Thankfully, I have an awesome dad! and he painted it for us!!  Our village demands that the garage walls match the house so the color we chose was Mushroom Cap.  I like that name.  :)  I was telling Hobbs… If the village didn't insist about the color match, I don't think it ever would have occurred to me to do the garage the same color as the … [Read more...]

Goodbye Apartment!

We've been back and forth to the apartment so many times this month scrambling to get everything out.  I seriously have NO IDEA how we've accumulated so much stuff.  I'm trying so hard to sell / donate / trash things to widdle it down!  Luckily, I've just discovered Facebook Garage Sales!  Have you heard of this??  Just go to Facebook and search your town + "garage sale" and see if anything comes up!  I've found two groups near me, and even finding buyers for some of my stuff.  I got $30 for our … [Read more...]

7QT: Future Blogger, Moving & 5 Months

- 1 - Happy Friday! This week has been dragging… I'm so glad we're at the end! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Waffle Cone Carmel Vanilla Ice Cream (Market Pantry)! We bought more of this at the grocery store and the cashier was going on and on about it with me.  Her and her daughter love it too.  They say it's their secret.  So I'm letting the secret out to you, my fabulous blog readers.  Give it a try!  We did because they were out of our classic Oreo flavor and we love it so much!! - 3 … [Read more...]

Working on our House – Progress!

  We bought all new floor vents because the previous ones were completely rusted out and disgusting.  $7 each.  Not bad!! Hobbs started putting Living Room curtains up, but they're not quite ready yet.  $17 each from Target.  Better than expected.  I'm a little disappointed in the color.  At the store, I thought they'd be ok, but I actually wanted them to be a little lighter blue.  I'll show you when they're ready.  We need to find some curtain ties… where's a good place to buy … [Read more...]

7QT: Good Things and a Memorial

- 1 - Happy Friday! The week after the four day week is so hard… #LaborDay - 2 - Dessert omg it's been so crazy we're barely figuring out dinners!  #moving - 3 - Something Really Good Happened It might have been an answer to a prayer.  Not a huge prayer, but a significant one.  And I'm feeling pretty good right now.  :)  Today is going to be a good day. - 4 - We Live in a House Now! Have you heard??  You can see the first view on my new place on my Wordless post from this … [Read more...]