Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lallie's Activities and FINALLY New Windows!!

Lallie is starting Ballet I this year!  This will be the start of her fourth year of dancing and she still LOVES it!  She's excited to audition for the Nutcracker for the very first time as well (though the audition will feel like an actual class for these smaller ones, to not stress them out too much).  I'm told Lallie is a good contender for a mouse since she's so tiny anyways.  :-)

Other activities.....gymnastics and girl scouts.  She's on a gymnastics team which means practice for 3 hours a week!  Ack!  That's hard on mommy while I'm still working but will be easier to swallow with homework etc. once the baby arrives.  My work schedule will be completely different as I'll be working from home, after maternity leave, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which fits the gymnastics schedule perfectly.  I tried to go down to one day a week on gymnastics but Lallie loves it and wouldn't stand for it.  So, we'll see how the schoolwork and schedule goes for now and make that decision later if it becomes a problem (especially with Nutcracker rehearsals).  Education of course, comes absolutely first!

In other news, I'm so excited!  Our new windows FINALLY arrived and were installed yesterday with the rest being done today!  Yay!!  That means I can FINALLY finish Baby H's room.  I can't wait to show you all the crafts I've been working on.  They include a recovered glider, a renovated lampshade, painted side table, memory boards for both girls, curtains, picture frames, embroidered clothing and burp cloths.  I've been a busy momma crafter!  And now we can finally finish painting and hang everything on the walls.  Yay, yay, YAY!!  Hopefully we'll have all done this weekend and I can debut next week!  Then I can get started on finishing Lallie's room.  She's in the same boat with her new window so once her new furniture arrived, I delayed hanging anything until the windows were done.

But Husband is planting the garden this weekend (YAY for fresh veggies and fabulous tomatoes!) and I need his help as I'm a horrible picture hanger.  We shall see if he can fit me into his planting schedule.  :-)

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Monday, August 26, 2013

32 Week Pregnancy Pic

32 weeks with 7 weeks to go!  I will be delivering one day shy of 39 weeks due to a C-Section (long story and no, I do not have a choice).  But, like most pregnant women, I'm ready now.  And again, like most pregnant women, even though I'm ready I still hope she stays cooking up until the C-Section for obvious reasons.

Shirt - Motherhood T-Shirt (two for $24 black and grey)
Shorts - Zulily for $29.99.  I think they're Pink Blush.
Jewelry - Stella and Dot necklace and clam shell silver earrings from my mother-in-law ten years ago
Reef Flip Flops - I live in these now.  I have them in multiple colors and they are the only comfy shoes at this point since my feet are starting to swell.  Even at the office (until I have to put on heels for meetings)
Happy Monday Y'all!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

LUSH Lusts....

I am obsessed with LUSH products....I mean OBSESSED!  Who wouldn't be!  Green (as in environmental, not color), handmade products with fresh ingredients with as few chemicals as possible, while smelling and feeling great with actual results for the intended use of the products?!?!  Seriously, LUSH is GENIUS!

Here are a few of my favorite products (and by the end you'll be saying "that was a few?")

Body "lushes"

Facial Goodness! 
(Hard to read my comments.....)

...Soon to be back on the shelves after a brief hiatus, Let the Good Times Roll is an AHHHHHmazing cleanser!

The Ayesha Mask is perfect for the aging, working mom (ahem...ME!) who could use a little tightening and refresher.

Foot Rescue Treatment
Take it from a year-round flip flop wearing girl... your feet will be callous free and constantly invigorated with this treatment!


And like I could forget Lallie!  
Lallie LOVES these products as they are just plain fun!  All the while giving mommy the aroma-induced child relaxing mood and a little extra time on her hands due to an extended bath time!  Be prepared to dunk your little one in  the tub early for these special treats or you'll get a "But mom...I'm not wrinkly yet!"  

In a more more sensitive nature, when she was younger, we had problems with just any generic bubble bath causing "issues" with her "you-know-what."  Since these products are all natural without chemicals, NO more "issues." (Those of you with little girls will know what I mean).

So, that's pretty much the ENTIRE LUSH line....told you my "few" wasn't really a few.  What are your favorite LUSH products?

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Enjoying the Last Few Days of Summer!

Lallie turned SIX on July 30th!  At her request and planning, we had a pool / bounce house / slide / ice cream social party at the house.  Needless to say it was a ZOO!  But a fun zoo!

Earlier in the week, we celebrated her birthday with Granny, Grandaddy and Uncle Patrick with a birthday apple pie.  And, on the actual day of her birthday, we went out to eat at her favorite restaurant, the "brown bread restaurant" (a/k/a Outback).

Lallie was also treated to a pedicure on her birthday.  Her first full spa pedicure actually!  She thoroughly enjoyed it (as did Mommy who can no longer see her toes, so I'm assuming they looked okay!)

Lallie loved her new dress and headband from Auntshleigh.  Pink and sparkly, a winning combination! 

Some of my closest couple friends and I attended a Luau celebrating the fifth birthday of a charity board I serve on here in South Florida.  We had a great couples night away (and thank goodness, my Lilly maxi dress didn't make me look seven months pregnant!  From the front anyways!)  Don't worry....the swelling has now commenced so I'm REALLY looking pregnant right now!

And the big first day of first grade for Lallie this Monday!  We are SO proud of our little girl.  She even picked out her own outfit!  Monogrammed collared shirt, collar popped, of course, with pink, sparkly, leopard print Sperry's!  Her first day went very well and we're excited for her as she embarks on another year of learning (with TEXTBOOKS!!  Ack!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!