Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Here is a beautiful giveaway!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trying to remember God is in control.

I am really upset right now. I am trying to remember that we are in God's hands and that is all that matters. But sometimes it is hard, especially during the hard times, which is often one of the most important times to remember that.

I accidentally took my aunt's garage key home to Yakima with me (she lives in Spokane), I accidentally didn't mail someone's etsy order, I think I (or Jack) lost another Etsy order, Jack has been crying most of the night and all morning, he seems cold and I'm doing everything I can to warm him up. Mark stubbed his toe and split the toenail in half, stubbed it again and broke a toe, he was an hour late for work and now can't get the equipment he needs to do his job, got a $216 ticket on the way to work. I have no idea how we are going to pay the ticket and be able to pay rent and all the bills etc. for the rest of the year. I guess that is where faith comes in. Money is one of the hardest areas for me to have faith. Especially $200 worth.

But we did have a good time in Spokane and I hope to get those pictures loaded soon. For now, I will try to think of happy times.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I know it's been a long time...but...well I don't REALLY have an excuse. Here is an update on the things that Jack is doing now though:

Jack recently got his license!

Just kidding!

Jack has been sleeping through the night pretty well, praise God! He goes to bed around 8:30 or 9, which I still think is a little late. He wakes up about 5:30 every morning wanting to be nursed then goes back to sleep until about 8. Then we get up and play around for a bit. Then he eats 2 jars of baby food (or a waffle, or toast or oatmeal or whatever we have) and some num nums (like cereal or puffs). Jack only eats organic and dairy free foods. Here is a picture of Jack at breakfast today: (and yes, he is still and jammies and yes, they are Christmas-y)

(And no, I don't know why his nose is always so orange. He is teething something fierce right now which is making his nose run like crazy and gives him a cough all the time!! GRRR!)

Then we do a diaper change and maybe play a bit more, then it is time for a nap! Jack sleeps at least an hour, but sometimes more (like yesterday, he slept 2.5 hours!). Then we get up and play (and by play I mean wander around the house sticking things in his mouth or banging them on a hard surface). Then we eat lunch which is usually a big jar of baby food or two little ones and some num nums and share some veggie chips with mom. Then time for another diaper change (it seems that one of Jack's favorite things to do is make dirty diapers. Always has been!) and off to another nap.

Then we play and daddy comes home and we either go to Grandpa Stuart and Gigi's house or Grandma and Papa's house and play our little hearts out. We eat a snack and dinner sometime in there (also some ba-ba) and every other day get a bath. Then we get some more ba-ba before bed and head home and go night night and do it all over!

I am down to nursing Jack only 3 times a day! Once in the morning, once in the midday and once before bed! I am really happy with that and can't wait to wean him at a year.

Jack can recognize a few words like ba-ba (!), num num, no (although, he doesn't always obey it), mama, daddy, bye bye, hi, kiss, more and yay Jack. When you say bye bye or hi he waves (sometimes!):

When you say yay Jack he claps (he really was clapping here!):

When you ask for a kiss, he gives you a kiss (sometimes! Or maybe a bite! ouch!):

Jack can say ba-ba (a lot!), kind of says bye bye (but it sounds very similar to ba-ba). He knows the sign for more, but often gets confused and just claps. And when you yawn he opens his mouth and takes a deep breath. It is quite funny! He cruises around really well and could walk if he wanted to, but doesn't quite have the confidence to try. But he can walk around with mommy or daddy just holding on to ONE FINGER!

And to finish this post, here is a picture of me and Jack from yesterday. I look ridiculous but Jack was being cute!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New blog!

I wanted to let anyone who reads this know that I started a new blog...

I will still TRY to update this one though. =)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Yummy giveaway!!!

My lovely friend Sarah or Polygnome, is having an amazing giveaway! She has really great clutches and is offering one on her blog now! If you want to get in on this go to her blog!
And while you're at it, visit her Etsy

Monday, July 6, 2009

Goodie giveaway!

My sweet friend, Yvonne, from Threefive18 is having a really sweet giveaway! If you have small children, you might want to check this one out at her blog!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I have almost finished Jack's room so I thought I would post pictures of what I have thus far! I am doing a sailboat/nautical theme (but mostly sailboats!).

Above is Jack's new name that I re-did with some super cute sailboat paper that I had been looking for everywhere. Then I found it on clearance at Craft Warehouse! Above his name is his soon to be clock. I just have to add the "face" of the clock and the hands.

This is the fabric for Jack's crib sheet. You can see it in his crib in the picture below. It is the same fabric I want to recover Jack's lampshade with and possibly make curtains.

This is Jack's new collage poster. It took me forever to find some GOOD nautical/sailboat paper, but I found it all at Craft Warehouse!

And this is his light switch cover! His outlets have the same paper. Isn't it cute!

And here is Jack's changing table area. I re-painted his bins and put "nautical" terms on them. Swab the deck is for his lotions, wipes, q-tips etc. The head is the restroom on a boat so that is for his diapers. Anchors and buoys are for his toys. And navigation charts is where his books go! I think they are SOOO cute!

Now all I need to do is get a new hamper, preferably a navy blue one. Replace his fern with the cute shell plant seen here! Re-cover his lamp shade. Possibly sew some curtains and a changing pad cover!

Here are some pictures of what Jack's room looked like before. Still cute!

Anyway..I added some new items to my jewelry shop if you are interested in looking!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Long overdue

I have been real lazy on the blog lately. It's not that I haven't been on the computer, just too lazy to blog. So I'm going to post a bunch of pictures about things I've been up to lately (which really is not much!).

These first few are of Jack! Here he is styling with some sunglasses that are just his size! They were actually for my turtle from Build-a-Bear, but they fit him too! And isn't he cute!

And Jack is officially crawling now! He has been "scooting" for a while but now it's a crawl!

And here are just some random cute ones.

I went yard saling with my mom the other day and I got and AMAAAAAZING teapot and Samonsite "overnite" or train case. Each for $1!!!

And recently I've been missing my gnomes so I brought them inside. I love having them where I can see them!

This next picture is a BEAUTIFUL gnome picture that my good friend Hollie, from Blueberryshoes custom drew for me! I LOVE it so much! I have the perfect frame for it and can't wait for it to get here!

And this next one is also from Blueberryshoes and thanks to my wonderful, super sweet friend, Ames, at Sparklerocks. It is a super cute barbie vanity that turned jewelry display! Isn't it cute!!

See my Paypal account suddenly filled up a little bit so I had to go on a shopping spree! This is such a cool journal made from a recycled Starbucks apron that I got from my friend Jenn otherwise known as Jupita.

And this super cool gnome ring! I can't wait to get this!

Last but not are some of the fabulous things I have coming from Ames. And emphasis on the SOME because she is sending me a TRUCKLOAD of stuff! But these are what I have pictures of right now!

Anyway...I will try to post more often, especially as Jack learns new things! But that's it for now!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nicolas Landon giveaway

Etsy It Up is having a Nicolas Landon giveaway and I need it!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date..

Well not really, but I am a little late getting these Easter pictures posted. Jack looked AMAZING, of course, in his new suit grandma bought him. =] He wasn't too interested in the eggs though.

Those are so cute! Hopefully sometime soon, I can actually sit down and write a longer post. But I am going to be a little busy today. I have a WIC appointment in 2 hours then I am headed up to mom's to work on jewelry and get all the packages I need to mail all ready. We are headed out of town tomorrow. We are going on a mini-sailing trip. I will get lots of pictures of that!