April 30, 2010
These past four weeks have been on a tipsy-turvy, overloaded crash course with baseball games/practices and softball games/practices and Mr. Hawthorne marathon training and doctor appointments and dance classes and social outings and babysitting detail and sick children and sick mommy. Really I'm surprised I remember to pick the kids up at the right times every afternoon.
To top it off I totally forgot I had made plans earlier in the week to stop in and visit friends today. I feel horrible about it. What a lame-o I am. I know life happens and mistakes are bound to litter our lives, but, I just hate knowing that someone was waiting and I didn't deliver. So, I had myself a strawberry margarita at dinner to squash the guilt. I hope to share a margarita with Ms. Preggers in roughly 21 weeks to make up for my lame-ness.
On a brighter note. I came across these most fantastical velum mobiles via Design Mom this evening. I'm currently trying to stockpile this idea into the right side of my brain. I'm envisioning them in blue and green hues over the lunch table for Miss Divine's Under the Sea birthday party. They look pretty easy to make. You can find them at project wedding and the directions are here.
Another super fabulous, new fave is Birthday Girl. I'm pretty sure I love her.
Oh and in other news. I am delving into the email realm of blogging. You can say hi just by heading over the right side of this screen and finding that little box labeled "email". I'm sort of excited to see what might be waiting for me in that little inbox. But nervous too. Not everyone is nice like you.
Did I tell you that I am having a little internal organ looked at next week to see what it's up to? No. Well, I mentioned I was very sick this past weekend with flu like symptoms but it wasn't the flu. Coupled with a lot of pain, I started fitting the puzzle pieces together of past similar situations and I came to suspect my gallbladder as the culprit. Mr. Hawthorne asked me if it was my goal to get all my unnecessary organs removed. I told him I would weigh less that way. Har. Har. Har. My ultrasound is on Cinco de Mayo. Maybe I'll bring some chips and salsa with me. You know, make a party out of it.
Today's challenge (see below) has been kicked into gear. Once I opened that door, there was no going back. Although after getting half of the "stuff" out I realized I didn't remember this room being as big. I pictured it smaller. But judging by the amount of "stuff" I had in there I was wrong. Although all the "stuff" is lining the hallway and some stacked in our master bedroom, it is all organized. That alone brings me a little hope. It's a big job. More to come.
Are you still with me?? I won't be offended if you've clicked away by now. That strawberry margarita has me a little long winded. Jeesh! All this chatter just to say April has been a tough one. See you all in May!
Currently I'm storing "stuff" that I didn't know what to do with when we moved in. All the "stuff" I didn't have time to think about, couldn't find an immediate spot for but needed it out of the way. This small room with the challenging roof line is NOT organized. And, it bugs me knowing it is there unkempt and in disarray with no real purpose. Believe it or not, one of the previous owners used this small room for their tanning bed. No joke. We actually have a switch in the breaker box that says 'tanning bed'.
April 27, 2010
April 26, 2010
April 24, 2010
First I emptied the closet. Oy! What a mess.
I had a shelf I was using in the corner of the living room that was overfilled with crap and looked very cluttered. Most days I avoided looking at it.
Then I had to decide how I was going to get all this stuff into the closet in a neat and organized fashion.
Here is what I have today. Looks good so far.
Now that things are feeling more settled in our new house, I've been itching to "decorate". This house is a TOTAL blank space. The only walls that were painted were the master bedroom and bathroom. One bedroom has wallpaper...which I'm grateful for. Our last house was riddled with wallpaper. Very ugly wallpaper. Almost every room. Mr. Hawthorne spent many, many, many hours removing wallpaper.
April 23, 2010
April 20, 2010
This pair had to come home with me since we live with the Adventures of Franklin and Mavis.
Found this adorable charm at an antique barn. I plan on giving it to Miss Divine for her birthday. And this lovely shell box will be what I give her new trinkets to her in.
My most favorite find to date. An adorable chair perfect for a little girl's room. Swoon!!
April 19, 2010
April 18, 2010
After hot gluing on shells and adding a straw.
April 16, 2010
Also check out Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database. It had me rethinking many products we use on a daily basis. If only the stuff that truly won't hurt us in the least possible way wasn't so darn expensive. I can't imagine a family living pay-check to pay-check and wanting to live healthier, being able to "splurge" on these products. And, not just cosmetics but in food as well. Something has to change. It's not fair that the stuff that is better for us is so expensive and yet we are made to feel guilty for not buying and spending. However, the stuff that is really, truly bad for us is cheap and often found on really good sales. It's crazy!
April 15, 2010
I had myself a lunch date with Petite Artiste this afternoon and what a good date she is. First of all, she eats like a bird, so I don't have to buy her her own plate of food which makes her a cheap date. Second, she is easy on the eyes which makes her a cute date. Third, she doesn't talk your ear off which makes her a relaxing date. Fourth, she dances to the music next to the table which makes her an entertaining date. And, fifth, she gets not one but two fortunes in her fortune cookie which makes her a lucky date.
Top two fortunes are Petite Artistes. Mine is the bottom one. In case you were wondering.
April 14, 2010
We managed to hide the little snafu with some fancy hairstyling and use of hair gel. No one was the wiser.
A few weeks later, Miss Divine got herself an actual hair cut with bangs.
There was still a really short bit, so we've been patiently growing her bangs out and trimming them up so the two bits would match in length.
This evening was the very last trim and I'm happy to say her bangs are all one length. Yippee!!
Yesterday, I came into the eating nook to find Franklin on top of the table having himself a little snooze. Both chairs were tucked in and he was content just chillin' out.
He was all cute and like "what?"
And I was like "what the heck are you doing on the table?!?!?!"
I'm nervous where I'll find him next. I'll keep you posted.
April 13, 2010
There are occasions I stumble across bloggers that are residing in the same area as me. In fact, there is a network of women doing some of the same things. Recently, my memory was kicked into high gear after one of million trips taking my daughters to dance class. I realized I had seen things in a blog and now I was seeing them in person. Talk about deja vu!! I stumbled across the tres chic dottie angel ages ago. Amazingly, after my mind was defibrillated, I found her blog again. Even more amazing, turns out we live in the same neighorhood. Crazy small world I tell ya. Ms. dottie angel is pretty super. Go see for yourself!!
April 12, 2010
April 11, 2010
Anyhoo, ARCHIE McPHEE is a hilarious mishmash store of odd things and rare finds. We had a great time wondering around. We even doubled back a few times because there were things we didn't see on our first go around. Miss Divine was oogling this very large tulip.
Afterwards we headed to Trophy Cupcake. We spied some very cute seahorse napkins and decided to buy them for our upcoming Under the Sea birthday party in June. To which Miss Divine announced to the sales clerk that they were for her birthday. The sales clerk assumed it was her birthday today so she gave Miss Divine a candle in her cupcake. We didn't argue.
Happy "FUN" Day Miss Divine!!