Saturday, February 20, 2010

DIY and Craft Blogs

Oh my! A post that isn't about Maggie!

Nope, it's about something else that's fun! I am talking about DIY, Decorating and Craft Blogs! Now that my baby has started taking regular naps and I've got most of our house in order I've gotten the itch to start sprucin' up the joint.

As you all know, Will and I moved into our house a little less than two years ago. When we first moved in we painted the entire house but beyond that, we did nothing else to really make it our own. My mom came for a week to make curtains and throw pillows for our couch but other than those two things I was at a loss for any other ideas to decorate.

So, since my baby has started taking regular naps (Thank you, Jesus!) I've started trying to come up with ideas for decorating our house. I've found a couple of really great blogs that have tons of ideas and tons of DIY posts! Those are my favorite, by the way.

Here are a few of the blogs I've discovered but I want you all to tell me of any that you might have stumbled upon. Or tell me about some projects that you've completed in your own homes. Either one! As you leave the blogs or posts in my comments, I'll add them to the list below so everyone can refer to them. And lastly, as I complete projects in the house, I'll try and keep you guys updated so you can see just how helpful you are.

A Soft Place to Land
Living with Lindsay
A Home in Progress

Friday, February 19, 2010

Maggie Rolling Over

Earlier this week I managed to get a video of Maggie rolling over. She had been trying for the better part of an hour and when she finally managed to roll over she was pretty much done! Since I took this video she has almost mastered just what to do with her arm the gets stuck under her.

P.S. Don't you love the duck-tail/mullet look my girl is rocking!?!?

Maggie Rolling Over from Laura Lyon on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just another day...

These past couple of weeks Maggie and I have been working on her nap schedule.

And I have to say that she's done really well with it all in all.

We've had our bumps but for the most part I have a much happier little girl.

She had her 4 month dr's appointment the other day and was given an A+! The doctor couldn't believe she already had two teeth.

Maggie is so close to rolling over.

I think by this time next week she will have conquered that milestone and be ready to move onto the next one.

I can't wait to see what she does next.

Watching her grow is such a rewarding experience. But seeing how fast the time flies makes me enjoy every day I can as much as I can.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monogramed Tote!

The Monogram Chick is hosting a giveaway on her blog for this extremely cute duffle!

You can enter to win it as well! Just tell her that I sent you.

Friday, February 5, 2010

She'll probably come back with a funny accent or a nose ring...maybe both!

Well, it wouldn't be fair for me to talk about Maggie a lot and then mention Adrienne and JT's wedding and NOT mention the other big event that happened recently in our family. So, while I was off having a baby and Adrienne was off getting hitched, Jenny decided to run off to Ireland! Well, not exactly run off...she flew. And it's not like we didn't know it was coming. She is studying abroad for a semester.

Now, before I go much further in this post I should mention that Jenny has taken a back seat to all the major events that both Adrienne and I keep coming up with and she's handled it very well. She and my mom had planned and saved to take a trip to Europe/London when Jenny first graduated from high school. However, when Will and I became engaged their trip got postponed. Then Adrienne and Will both graduated from college at the same time causing an even longer delay in planning their trip so much to the point that by the time we announced that we were expecting and Adrienne and JT announced their engagement, mom and Jenny's trip had been forgotten.

So, Jenny decided to study abroad for a semester. In Ireland! And off she went last week. I'm very proud of her for going, too! This will be her fist time living away from home with the exception of a couple months when she first started college. The only difference, other than the fact that she's in another country, is that this time I think she is very ready and going to do great! I'm really excited to hear about all the things she's going to see and all the people she's going to meet. She's even threatened, much to my father's chagrin, to get her nose pierced. Only time will tell what she decides to do. But in the mean time, Jenny have a great time and enjoy it because 4 1/2 months is going to fly by! But the experience is going to stay with you forever.