Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Website Wednesday - Scentsy

Click HERE to shop the Scentsy website. My friend Heather sells it and was the one to introduce me to their products. It's the smell of a candle without the open flame which works great for a household with kiddos. I also have the plug-in warmer for my bathroom and I love it as a night light. I'm thinking about getting one for our back bathroom too. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Life is Good!

The pink onesie. I've had this little outfit for almost 4 years. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Harrison, my friend Andria was so excited, she gave me this girly onesie. After I found out we were having a boy, I packed it away. Before Waverly was born I found it again but I was so sure I was having another boy, I packed it back up thinking I would mail it to her in hopes that she would have a girl one day. Well, I was going through clothes and I found it again! I think Waverly looks SO sweet it in, it was definitely worth the wait! This is my new favorite photo of her.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Black and White

This morning when I walked into Harrison's classroom, I noticed a little girl painting. They are learning about transportation this week and the teacher had given them green and red paint to represent go and stop. The little girl had swirls of green all over her paper with hints of red throughout. After school, I pulled out Harrison's painting and had to smile. Of course, he would paint blocks of color and not mix the two together. He's the type who won't color outside the lines :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lotta Ropes

This is Harrison's contribution to the blog. He's all about the ropes. Sometimes I'll find the dining room chairs knotted together. Always something going on here!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Waverly has such a sweet nature about her. Every morning for the past two weeks, she wakes up smiling. I hope this never changes!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thanks a latte!

I believe every new mom needs another mom to look to for guidance. My go-to mama is Heather. Her son is a couple of years older than Harrison and then she has twin boys younger than Harrison. She helped me so much as a new mom whether it be giving advice or just listening to me ramble on. Since she's experienced events before me, I can rely on her for tips. 

The other day, she was telling me about all the cleaver and creative gifts she has given teachers. Everyone likes to be appreciated and I want to make sure Harrison's teachers know how important they are to us. So today, we gave them a Starbucks gift card with a note thatt says Thanks a latte!" Click HERE to get the above template. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of School!

It's that time of year. I think we're both ready this time :)

It's been a long first day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Website Wednesday - CNN

What's your homepage? Since we don't watch the news very often and we don't subscribe to a newspaper, we depend on CNN for the top stories of the day. Click HERE to head to CNN. It's constantly updated and keeps me up to speed on the happenings. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ready for School

Wednesday is the first day of the 3-year-old preschool class for Harrison. His teachers sent this calendar home for us to help prepare for kindergarten. I was kinda surprised to get it b/c kindergarten seems so far away but I guess it will be here in a blink of an eye.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Who says guys can't multi-task? This is proof they can! Doesn't Waverly look SO long?!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Vacation - Part Two

The next day, we strolled through Garvan Woodland Gardens which was beautiful! It was an overcast day so in the morning the weather wasn't too bad.

This was probably Waverly's favorite place. The pleasant sounds of nature and the light bumping of the trail makes for a perfect nap. 

Little man and me getting ready to feed the fish.

Those fish were insane! They were jumping over each other and practically nibbling at our toes for more food.

Harrison insisted we bring his old umbrella stroller and I'm so glad we did. I love this picture of him looking at the map. 

Next stop, the alligator farm! In my opinion, it was really creepy but of course the boys enjoyed it.

I did not have to zoom in for this shot!!! There was probably around 100 gators there.

They all seem to be looking at me with the mischievous smile! 

Don't mess with me guys or you'll end up being a pair of stilettos!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Vacation - Part One

A week after Waverly was born, Harrison finished his summer school program and asked where we were going for summer vacation. I guess they were talking about vacations at school. Vacation? In my head, I was thinking the hospital stay was our vacation! So we waited until the last week of summer (so Waverly would be older) and picked somewhere within an hour of driving. You never know if you'll have to turn around and come home, especially with a baby and toddler.

Harrison got in the car and said "I'm ready for the open road, get those big wheels a turnin!" 

We began our journey with the Mid America Science Museum. Of course, Harrison had to pose next to the wooly mammoth.

Ryan is channeling his inner astronaut fantasy.

This picture cracks me up!

I think Waverly slept the almost the entire time we were there. 

Dada and his little girl chilling on the bench.

Harrison took this photo. Waverly was on my lap but he managed to crop her out.

I had to take a photo of all of our gear. Anyone who has traveled with young children know it crazy how much stuff you need! The funny part is, this was only for one night!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Daily Groove

We're starting to get into a daily routine. Miss W loves to relax in her bouncy seat or swing.

Mr. H rebuilds his Legos after a hurricane or tornado hits. Once his Legos are assembled, he destroys them and blames it on mother nature.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Biggest Mess Ever!!!

So we still have a week before pre-school starts and I'm desperately thinking of ways to entertain Mr. H. Since it's too H-O-T for the outdoors, I created an indoor sandbox using dried beans and rice. It's been great this past week until today . . .

Waverly was sleeping, I was working in the back and Harrison was driving his tractors through the faux sandbox (or so I thought). I walked into the living room and he had a handful of the beans/rice mixture and was throwing it across the room! Unfortunately, this wasn't the first handful. I think he was on number 20! I almost couldn't believe my eyes, there was at least 1000 beans/rice all over the the floor. Instead of getting mad, I really wanted to break out laughing b/c of the look on his face. It read excitement and he knew he was in trouble. I think he just got caught up in the moment. 

Me: Harrison, what are you doing?!?

H: Oh, I don't know.

Me: This is the biggest mess you have ever made. 

H: Yes, I know. I made it just for you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Website Wednesday - Netflix

Confession, we do not have cable. We've had it in the past and didn't really watch it. Once you throw two kids into the mix, we really don't have time to watch tv. We do have an antenna so we are able to get about 20 basic channels. However, I love having Netflix. Click HERE to go to their website. 

Harrison is very particular on his cartoons. He really only likes Bob the Builder. Whenever a cartoon character gets into any time of trouble, he immediately turns it off so that only leaves us with Bob the Builder (which there are a ton on Netflix). He also enjoys watching soccer, animal documentaries, Mighty Machines, Ice Road Truckers and American Pickers. I'm thrilled about American Pickers and hoping one day he'll be my flea market buddy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Double Trouble

When these two cousins get together, it's guaranteed a good time. Those smiles are nothing but trouble :)

This is the aftermath of Hurricane Dan and Tropical Storm Harrison. Hey, at least they were entertained for awhile!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Snuggle Bunny

Waverly is quite the snuggler. She's happy as long as there's a warm arm to cradle her.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Art Display

Harrison has so many cool art projects from school, I'm running out of room to display them so I came up with this idea. In the hallway, I hung twine at his level and used clothes pins to hang his latest creations. In the future, I can display Waverly's on the other side.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Dresser

I am just now finding time to start working on Waverly's room. I'm shooting for antique furniture and a classic look. I found this dresser for $60 which included the mirror. It's the perfect height to double up as a changing table. Looks pretty rough,  huh? I see definite potential!

The top of the mirror has a carved design. I don't know why someone painted it brown. I'm going to start sanding and see what I get.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wakie Wakie

Waverly is more and more alert everyday. Plus we're seeing more smiles from her.

One of her favorite activities is watching the ceiling fan. I'll turn it on for a second to get it to spin and she's mesmerized.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Brotherly Love

I'm still after that perfect picture of Harrison and Waverly. I'm getting a little closer. Dontcha dig the shoes! They just crack me up. She's growing like a weed, I don't think she'll be able to wear them too long. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Website Wednesday - Prudent Baby

Today's website is Prudent Baby, click HERE for the link. It's described as a site with modern DYI craft ideas for moms (or anyone else), includes free sewing patterns, tutorials, paper crafts, art activities for kids and giveaways. They even have a section called "Nap Time Projects" which is perfect for me :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Burlap Lamp & Sack

I'm really obsessed with burlap. Not sure why, just am. I found this burlap lampshade at Hancock's for $19.99 then it was 30% off. The lamp was Ryan's Nana's and it's super heavy. They don't make lamps like this anymore.

Bob picked up an extra burlap potato sack for me the other day. He thought I find some use of it. I think it was a little more than a buck.

I've been noticing decorating items with numbers on them and I love that look. I couldn't find a font on the computer that I liked for my numbers so I decided to free-hand a few.

I cut them out then figuring out the right placement on the burlap for them.

Next, I traced them with a black permanent marker. I put a brown paper in the middle so it wouldn't leak through to the other side.

I found some black craft paint and filled in the numbers. I removed the brown paper before the paint stuck to it.

Ta da, my numbers are finished. Now I'm trying to decide what to do with it. I'm thinking either a table runner, wall art (I would need to find a large frame) or maybe make it into a pillow for the porch swing or bedroom. Can't decide which one, what do you think?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Family of Four

This picture makes me smile. I didn't realize you can't see Waverly and Harrison is either tired or bored. Someday I'll get us all looking at the camera and smiling.