Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Kristin over at Project Baby  posted this video via The Daily What.  SO HELPFUL!

There's also this one done by Christopher Straub for my amazing company.

Ahh, I love scarves.  I can't wait to try different styles.  Every time I do, customers always ask about them.


Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A's first Christmas list

It's getting to be that time ...


Family/friends are asking what they can buy for A-man's first Christmas soooooo ...

Here's some things we are thinking A might like:

[Foam play mats.  He loves playing in the floor and he needs his own crawl space.]

[The conversion kit to turn his bottles into sippy cups.  These are Think baby.]

[High chair that can attach to our tall table.]

[Diaper covers from our favorite place: Rock-a-bye booty!]

Of course, we could always use clothes (9-12 months), books, puzzles, anything with dinosaurs (or monsters), and learning toys.  

I'm so excited for A's first holiday season.  It just means so much more now that he's here with us.  Ahh, love it.  

Off to bed.  Every second of sleep is precious for a retail girl during Black Friday week.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's been 10 days ...

... since my last post.  I'm a SLACKER.  

No, not really.  I have a sick baby.  I have a sick, TEETHING baby.  I've had a sick husband for about two weeks.  Its holiday time at work.  I'm pregnant.  The list goes on ... #whine.

My nerves are shot.

On the bright side of things, A has two teeth.  They are pretty, white, and cute.  We're conquering our first sickness (I think I'm going to post about it).  The husband feels much better.  He was also Crossfit level 1 certified recently!  My store looks so festive and sparkly.  We get another cute baby to snuggle on.  

Life isn't that bad.  I just need more hours in the day.

I promise, I'll be back soon.  There's a few posts in the works.  I just need to sleep for now.  Forgive me, please?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Get to know me a little better...

With these 50 questions.  I found this from A Shoe that Fits and decided it's time for another little "about me" fun.

Honestly, I just have to admit I'm a sucker for these things.

1#  Where were you 3 hours ago? - Sitting here at my house.  I have the weekend off so I plan to soak up as much time with my little man as possible.  
2#  Who are you in love with? - My house full of boys.  Including our pup.
3#  Have you ever eaten a crayon? - No.
4#  Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? - I'm actually wearing pink pajama pants right now :)

5#  When is the last time you went to the mall? - Today, I work in a mall so I'm there constantly.
6#  Are you wearing socks right now? - No, but I really need to put some on.  We got our first snow today so its a little chilly.
7#  Do you have a car worth over $2000? - No.  It's nothing fancy but gets us around and that's all that matters.
8#  When was the last time you drove out of town? - Technically, today.  I don't think it really counts when you live 7 miles from the border of another state though.
9#  Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? - I haven't been to the movies in almost the past 5 months.  Transformers was actually the last thing we saw in theaters.  It's just so pricey.
10# Are you hot? - No, I'm cold.  Remember, snow!  ;)
11# What was the last thing you had to drink? - Water with lime.  I love it so much more than lemon.
12# What are you wearing right now? - Pink PJ pants and a comfy hoodie.

13# Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it? - The husband does it.
14# Last food you ate? - A and I shared a steak.
15# Where were you last week at this time? - Eating sushi with my family.  A loves miso soup.
16# Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? - No.
17# When was the last time you ran? - I haven't ran in a month or so.  I'm sure that will change with all this new information my trainer husband is learning.
18# What's the last sporting event you watched? - Crossfit games.  Most impressive athletes ever.
19# What's your fave animal? - My Memphis pup.  I loves him so much.
20# Your dream vacation? - Honestly, I just really want to go back to Colorado with only the husband.  That's where we got married.  I was actually looking at the pictures today and renewed that urge to go back.
21# Last person's house you were in? - The neighbors.  We took A to their house to trick or treat.
22# Worst injury you've ever had? - None really.  (knock on wood)
23# Have you been in love - Best feeling in the world.
24# Do you miss anyone right now? - I miss my BFF and my family.  I also miss Chick-fil-a, white mexican cheese dip, and krystals.
25# Last play you saw? - Oh goodness, I can't remember.
26# What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex? - I don't like using "secret weapons".  Either you accept who I am or not.  That's why the husband and I work so well together.  We never "tried" with each other.  We just were.  I actually have a tattoo on the top of my shoulder that says "I am because we are".  That's how much we just fell into each other.  Gah, I love him.

27# What are you plans for tonight? -  Snuggling with my baby boy in our room where its warm.
28# Who is the last person you sent a myspace message or comment to? - And now we see that this came from an old myspace bulletin.  Love it!
29# Next trip you are going to take? -  Not sure.  Holiday seasons don't allow much for travel when you work retail.
30# Ever go to camp? -  All the time when I was little.  Now we just go camp wherever we want.
31# Were you an honor roll student in school? - I was.  I graduated 8th in my class in HS.  Now college, that's a whole other story ...
32# What do you want to know about the future? - Nothing, I want to live it as it comes.
33# Are you wearing any perfume now? - No.
34# Are you due sometime this year for a doctor visit? - I'll have a midwife appointment sometime in the next few weeks.
35# Where is your best friend? - On the other side of the country.
36# How is your best friend? - She's finding her way.
37# Do you have a tan? - Never.  I'm always pale.
38# What are you listening to right now? - My sweet A-man fighting sleep.  He's so, so sleepy but won't give in.  These teeth are going to be the end of me.
39# Do you collect anything? - I don't think so.  I used to collect anything, and I mean ANYTHING with Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake on it.  I had boxes, and boxes, and boxes of things.  They were burned.  I cried.
40# Who is the biggest gossiper you know? - I think we can all be a little gossipy.
41# Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? - Almost a year ago.
42# Have you ever drank soda from a straw? - Who hasn't??
43# What does your last text message say? - I don't text.
44# Do you like hot sauce? -  Oh gosh yes.  Especially while pregnant.
45# Last time you took a shower? - Yesterday morning.
46# Do you need to do laundry? - I have like one small load I could probably wash.  Just random things like the baby sling, the moby, bibs, etc.
47# What is your heritage? -  I'm not really sure.
48# Are you someones best friend? - I am.  I love her with all my heart.
49# Are you rich? - Not money rich.  But I have a wonderful life.
50# What were you doing at 12 am last night? - Crawling into bed after watching American Horror Story with my man.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm glad you're here ...

I did something BIG today.  Like, REALLY BIG.

I deleted my facebook ... AHHH!

I was way too addicted to the thing and found myself sitting on the computer for hours.  Neither can be healthy.  Not only that, but I was tired of reading everyone's "crap."  Pretty much everyone I went to high school with is in the EXACT same place as 8 years ago.  There's only a small amount of us that I truly care about and those either follow my blog (like, Heather at A Young Wife's Tale) or I actually talk to them (which again, is not very many).  The people that are truly important in my life have some other way of getting into contact with me.

It was seriously turning my brain to mush.

But, I have to say, I'm already having minor withdrawals.  I've already found myself looking for facebook in a tab, typing in the address, and just wondering what's going on in the big social network.

I keep telling myself, I'll be better for this.

Hi, my name is Sam.  I have an addiction to facebook.

So, lets be super social on my blog.  Y'all are my new blogger friends and I look forward to getting to know you a little better.  I think this is exactly where I'm supposed to be in my life!

PS:  Keep A-man (and mom/dad) in your thoughts.  He's teething hardcore and the blood curdling screams aren't good for any of us right now.  It makes me really sad for him.  We have some homeopathic Hyland's gel which seems to work, but he's just so miserable.

Deep breath in ....