Tuesday, September 30, 2008

scrapbooking irony

Remember when I said:

"I think scrapbooks are so pretty. Only problem---no way I'm going to scrapbook."?

Well the baby book/scrapbook that I had my eye on has sold out. And no, unfortunately, my husband did not buy the last one. Sooo, one thing led to another and I am scrapbooking. It is turning out to be way more expensive than if I had just bought the one on etsy. But it's got more of me in it this way I guess. And I get to pick out the pretty paper. And let's face it-today I ran in to exchange some rub-ons that I had gotten to grab some stickers and I ended up spending 19 minutes picking out 9 buttons. My husband was in the car timing me. I have finished a few pages and thought you might like to see. If you have any ideas or pages you'd like to share just leave the link!

the blue square is for a little journaling
the oval is going to say something along the lines of '6 months of tiny toes'

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Simple High Chair.....by rach

When I first got pregnant I wanted all these awesome baby things, and often got suckered in to buying things with all the bells and whistles. One of those things was the high chair I ended up getting, and well I hated it. It was big and bulky, hard to clean, and really just awkward. So needless to say I was on the hunt for a much simpler model. My friend Malia has the high chair that I ended up getting, mostly because every time we would go to her house I couldn't wait to let Mae use the chair. For about 10 months I coveted it, I then finally asked her where she got it. IKEA who would of thought, I went home and ordered it that night, its arrived and I am in love. So easy to clean, takes up very little space, and was so cheap.
The lesson I learned from this is simple is a good thing and don't forget it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Maid

I'll admit to not being terribly consistent with this, but I imagine if I was it would work nicely. It certainly does the trick when I mention that The Maid is coming though!

Who is The Maid, you ask? Well, let me tell you. She is a fictional third person to transfer the bad guy persona to so Mommy can save face.

She comes in the middle of the night and "cleans" the toys that were left out. Except, instead of cleaning, she just takes them. What she does with them is up to you. I know some Maids who get rid of the toys forever (good will, trash, whatever works) and I know others who allow their children to earn them back with good behavior or keeping their things clean for "X" amount of time. I...uh...I mean "The Maid" at my house is more in favor of the earning things back method. Rewards for good behavior and all that. She just replaces the missing toys in their room in the night when they've earned them.

Halloween Prep

I am very excited for the upcoming holiday season. We're constantly coming up with new ideas we might like to start this year and turn into traditions. I absolutely loved going trick-o-treating and have been torn on how to do it with Jovie (since she is allergic to dairy and possibly yellow 5 and who knows what else exactly yet). So I thought maybe I would make home-made treats and after trick-o-treating she could exchange her candy for the candy I made. And my husband graciously offered to eat her candy she turned in, ha-ha. So I told my idea to Misty and she told me about the Halloween Witch! She comes in the night and takes their candy and leaves a toy. So that's what we're going to do and I am so excited to get to add another persona to my list...santa, easter bunny, tooth fairy and halloween witch!

Misty speaking now...(by the way, remind me not to let my 5 and 7 year olds read this blog.) Anyway, if your kids are older and not allergic to things... I keep the candy hidden and put it in lunches for several months. That way they don't gorge themselves and I have little treats on hand for lunch or random 'nice mommy' moments. :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We have a winner!!!

School started today and I did a random drawing for the tutu with random.org.

The winner is......The Bunnell Fam! This was her comment.

My Cuz Devynn told me to check this out and man I am glad I did! What an awesome blog you have!! I LOVE the tutu and it would go great with one of my photo sessions haha(hint hint)! Fabulous!

August 21, 2008 11:51 AM

Congratulations! Email your address to ctrmama@gmail.com and I'll get it in the mail!

Stay tuned for more fun tips, tricks and giveaways!