Thursday, January 29, 2009

Guest Bathroom Remodel!

Poor sad little bathroom. Painted European White and blah.
No pretty rugs (potty training boys will do that you know) Nothing special about it.
Ahhhhh..much better. A shiny new fixture, a little battenburg lace and gingham ribbon...
A cute white shelf to perch on. I love my new birdie and topiary I found at TaiPan Traders yesterday! The bird? $2.00! The topiary? $9.00!
Some pretty white beadboard goes a long way to make this space (and this girl) happy!
Didn't Dan do a great job?! He and I don't work well in the kitchen together. But I painted the room and he did the finish carpentry (after buying a few new tools and saws of course!) I had so much fun doing this with him. Great job babe! I am waiting for either a good sale or a few more paychecks to replace the light fixture in there. You know how that goes.

I see some master bedroom crown molding in my future!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Trip to Instacare Anyone?

Remember this cute kid?
He changed into this today...
Not so cute, huh?
Maybe little boys should listen to their mom telling them "Do NOT play with the couch cushions, they are NOT a slide!"
Slide, whoosh, bang into a coffee table right.between.the.eyes.

Luckily it's not broken.
Apparently I *can* get three kids loaded into a mini-van in less than 10 minutes.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where Are My Manners?

I apologize! I have NOT been a very nice blog hostess these days. Me me me!
(Marsha, Marsha MARSHA!)

How boring for you!

So a new happy bloggy look and hopefully some fun new things to blog about.

My bathroom is now painted green and I LOVE IT!!
Finishing touches tonight and a trip to Lowe's to get beadboard tomorrow!

Pictures for you this weekend!

ps....Samoa ice cream is BACK! My fave. I will forgo all three meals to eat some. YUM!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just in Case

If you were dying to know what I did today - I spent SIX hours trying to find a new endocrinologist within a hours drive of me.

All I asked was that they spoke English (like me, so I could converse with them, not trying to be rude here) and that they accepted my insurance.

I found ONE and have an appointment at the END of APRIL.

If I get "next life" I am coming back as an English speaking Endocrinologist with a NICE receptionist. I'll make a fortune. Seriously people.

Until then - I am going to be moody, sleeping all the time and going bald unless I can find some Synthroid on the black market. (kidding, sort of, they don't sell drugs at the black market I know)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Paint Opinion Please!?

So remember this green from my entry way that I painted early in the summer? I've got some left. I've got a small guest bath waiting for something fun to happen besides boys messing it up in there.

What do you think about the green in the guest bath...maybe with a little beadboard action going on with it? Hmmm? Yay or nay?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Come ON Vermont!!

Look at what a beautiful little state way up in the north that you are. Don't you have ONE blogger there who wants to visit my little corner of the blogosphere?

Every other state has done it - now give in to a little peer pressure and make a stop by to say hello, won't you?

And WHO are the people from my hometown in California reading my blog but not being brave enough to say hello? HELLO!!! I know you are reading!!!

I've been a little introverted as of late. I do this from time to time and know this about me. Dan is sweet and calling it the Winter Blues. Which I agree with to some degree. I have had a lot on my mind. I have one dear friend making a very bad decision - I think, and I have been very sad for her. I have another sweet friend who has been on the horrible receiving end of mean gossip and a mess of lies. I have been both angry and sad for her. GRRR - gossipy people!!!! (I am including myself as one who needs to learn to watch my mouth better so maybe this was a lesson for me as well.)
I have yet another friend who is trying to plan a basement remodel, plan her daughters first birthday, her son's 4th birthday, has had a 6 year old bouncing off the walls and STILL cannot find a good endocrinologist. (Oh wait, that friend is me!) Crimeny.

And I have had a constant prayer in my heart for those two sweet babies, Brayden and Harper. I don't even KNOW their mommies. I just know I've been so sad for them this whole weekend. I think every mother knows - you just want to go to the hospital, have your baby, be told they are perfect and go home. When Lauren was born there were some complications and she had trouble breathing - I didn't get to hold her for almost 12 hours. It felt like a lifetime to me. For some reason, God has given their families this trial. I am continuing to pray for their healing and that Kelly and Jenna can hold their sweet babies soon and take them HOME!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Prayers Needed

I started following the blog Kelly's Korner over a year ago and was overjoyed for Kelly and her husband when they became pregnant last spring after battling infertility for such a long time. Now their precious daughter Harper is finally here but is had some complications and she is not doing very well. Please pray that her health might improve and that Kelly can have that sweet baby girl in her arms soon!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hold Your Applause Please

I purchased three items from Old Navy that came today. The color names are aqua, lemonade and hollyhock.

Mark this day on your calendar friends...I think I may have turned a corner from my beloved almost all black wardrobe phase.

I think I pulled it off better when I was thinner and had time to do my hair a little sleeker. Now it's just sloppy and spit up on.

I've moving on to colors people. Or....maybe I'll start doing white. It does go great with a tan....hmm.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bride Wars

Went and saw this movie last night with my best friend, Kj. It is the cutest movie! Fluffy and fashionable. A plot you can almost see through. Perfect for a fun Saturday night out!

Dan was AMAZING yesterday. I needed a break from the kids - and badly. I ran errands and went to the gym on my own while he had the kids. Didn't blink an eye when I said I wanted to go out to a movie. And then I came home to cute kids asleep in bed and a perfectly clean house. Not a single dirty dish, the counters all cleaned, house vacuumed, etc.
Sigh. He knows how to make this girl happy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First Day of Preschool! Take TWO!

Greg on his "Meet Your Teacher" day. He insisted on wearing his backpack!

We all know about THIS drama, right? It ended up being wonderful to have Greggie home with me more and he went to Grandma school for some one on one time with my mom. He loved that.

But the kid is LAZY! I guess I should say, just not so interested. My mom would ask him to say his full name - his reply would be "You already know that." Funny kid.
So we signed him up for academic preschool - it's fun but should also move my already social but not wanting to write letters boy right along the fast track to Kindergarten.
One on one time is rare, so he and I stopped at Starbucks for a treat and drink on the way home. He was so cute and just chatted away about what he thought of it all that day. I know if the other two kids were there with us - he would've just said "It was fine mom!"

Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Dr. & Diet

I am on the hunt for a new endocrinologist. Mine is downtown and getting there with my schedule and three kids is becoming more and more difficult.

So prior to doing this I thought I should start writing down everything I eat to show this new Dr. and maybe he can help me out with a few things. Like, I can eat whatever and not gain a pound. I can not eat at all and not lose a pound. It's not that fun.

So, since I am writing everything down I thought I would put myself on a new diet. It's all the rage and I've heard somewhat popular. It's called:

You know, like desserts should be a limited treat, now and then. Not after every meal. And breads should hold some sort of grain in them, not just white flour. Vegetables and fruits should be eaten before they start to go bad in the fridge.

Things like that.
I won't be talking about this non-stop because I get annoyed when people only ever talk about their diets and what they ate and what they did at the gym. But I will give updates.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


It has already had a cruddy start.