48 hours can change a lot

The past few days have been a roller coaster. Mostly because my sleep has been nonexistant.

Yesterday was the beginning of it all. I had a really sick baby, and being the last of 5 shifts in a row, I was tired to begin with. Then on top of it I came to Andrew!! WAHOOOOO. Oh wait thats a good thing. The bad thing is he had a rough time, and had some tears. We chatted and he felt better.

Then at home, I found water in the basement. DEEP BREATH. geez.

I sat down, called my dad and brother and my dad came right over

There I was sucking up the water, in my scrubs, with flip flops on and tears running down my face. I was just beat and needed to get some ZZZZzzsss

Today the AC guy, Mr Mike, as I call him, came to have a look. He figured where the leaking was coming from, but the bad news…….the furnance/AC is 23 years old. So a new one is in the cards soon. Right now though, I was told by Mr. Mike, a funnel, tube, duct tape, and bucket will do the trick right now.

Doesn’t duct tape fix everything? haha.

Andrew’s use for duct tape.

I am very thankful for my parents who calm me down, reassure me that everything will be ok, and that they will be there for me if I need anything. Sometimes I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders, and I need to step back and realize its just an AC.

to be continued…..

Question for you:

What do you do to relieve stress?

House in a year

Its amazing how time can simply just fly by. I have been very lucky this past year to have a wonderful family, a great group of friends, an adorable son, and a roof over my head.

One year ago from today, I signed the papers for our house! Can you believe it!?!?!?

A lot has changed in a year with our house, and it defiantly starting to feel like home.

We started with the huge kitchen remodeling. Luckily, we did this before we moved in

The move was actually pretty smooth considering all the stuff I had to bring over!

Dealing with the noises of the night…was not as easy haha. Although setting up the cable, internet, and phone was more of a nightmare! We even had a visit from the cops.

The first MINI project after we moved in was putting stepping stones in on the side of the house

Of course we decorated for the holidays!

Fall

Christmas decorations

Added a few decorations to the upstairs bathroom

 

 

Of course, the easter bunny came to visit!

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And then we decided to ripe apart the main floor bathroom, which started when the sink was leaking….and is still in progress

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what will happen this year?!?!?!

Questions for you:

Do you like home improvement projects? Working on anything now?

How long have you been in your current house, apartment, condo, etc?

Easter Egg Wreath

The past week has been a little rough. Today started out with cartoons w/ Andrew, but then I went to church. A great new church with my friend Chrissy. Her son is in school with Andrew.  And while there, I started crying. No joke. I have been really stressed about a lot of things. I am still exhausted, and this weight is not coming off. I am feeling overwhelmed.

Onto happier things. I ate alot better today and I even got in a pinterest project (and much faster and easier than the bathroom idea haha)

My brother’s girlfriend Melissa and I both wanted to do this wreath project!

First row

second row

Then place a few on top to cover holes

Final step is to place grass into spaces

Andrew took the picture of Melissa’s.

With his three star wars Easter Eggs haha

Ready for Easter

Andrew getting out of the way for the picture haha

Question for you:

Do you celebrate Easter?

Will you do any crafts?

 I would love suggestions 🙂

Dirt Bath

Today it was a MILLION degrees in St louis. But my house has to get done sometime!

After church I was starving, and stuck with the good o’ egg/banana/ PB sandwich haha

Then off to my house to sand the kitchen walls. My brother put the mud on this week. There was white stuff everywhere! I told my dad that I aged 40 years working in my house already haha. It was all in my hair!

I then pulled a million weeds in the front yard, and then attacked this!

we worked for 5 hours at my house! We got a lot done, but still has a way to go before my Bday on saturday!

I then took a bath, because this wouldnt do….

gross I knoow. there was more dirt on me than on the ground. I was a mess!

Luckily I thought ahead, and put a pork tenderloin in the crock pot with potatoes, carrots, water, and spices

and it was ready for dinner at 6!

it was delicious! I also needed something sweet! (like always!)

I know they make PB with chocolate. But I just put PB, then melt the chocolate chips and then spread. it does a body good!

The finally plan of the evening, shaving my son’s hair. He wanted a mohawk and since he isnt in school and doesnt get to decide many things, I went with it.

Before Picture

He loves it haha

He looks A LOT like his dad now….who has the same hair cut haha

Then I had some popcorn and watched tourist, with JOhnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. It was ok. Nothing special.

Now bed~ more work tomorrow 🙂

Question for you:

Do you let your kids decide their hair cuts?

Do you like Angelina or Johnny?

-I love the pirate of the caribean movies. and I just saw Salt, which was really good!

crazy for veggies?

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This morning started with the Last of the red and blue pancakes

perfect bite

After crying over the last eating the pancake, and realizing it was already 90 degrees at 930 and canceling our bike ride. I made a trip to my second home. Home Depot.

 I bought some new stepping stones to fill in the walk way. My next project!

 This is what it looked liked before

After getting rid of a ton some weeds, it looks like this

after pictures to come……..

Then after sweating, just by moving the new bricks. I took a break with two cookies and a trip to the pool!

My son and I needed some together time, and we had a blast playing with the beach ball. After two hours at the pool and many cocoa almonds consumed it was time for some real food……in the form of a smoothie!p>

What do you think of the new hair cut?? I cut off two inches, and I miss it 😦

Unfortuantly this smoothie didnt get finished. The yogurt I put in (left over from work yesterday) had cinnamon in it, and DID. NOT. TASSTE. good at ALL! So it got pitched 😦

I hate wasting food. So I ate some cool whip cake instead.

Then it was time for YOGA!! It wasn’t that hard this week (a lot of newbies) but it was an awesome stretch and time to DEstress.

I have been having a lot of stress lately, and I found that the past few weeks that I have been going to yoga, I find that I am a much happier person. (now I just need to work on getting rid of this weight!!!! Its amazing how a number on the scale and tight clothes can make you unhappy! and I hate it!!)

ANyway, after yoga I was CRAVING veggies. This. NEVVVVVERR happens. But I listened!

I had sweet potato fries, cucumber, spinach and a leftover hamburger. Also a side of ketchup haha. I didnt even want to put my hamburger on a bun!! I love carbs…I guess I just enough of them earlier in the day

And a pedicure!

Now Im going to bed, and I will hopefully be getting up early for a bike ride! good night!

Question for you:

What is something that stresses you out?

Do you stress about the number on a scale?

Its a Brick Housssee

Does anyone remember that song by the commodores? 

(pause)

My son and I just danced to this song from Youtube haha

Anyway, here is my brick house!

 

On the day that I closed, family and friends came over to see the place!

We celebrated with some champagne and grape juice for my lil kiddo

My younger brother, his gf, with me and my son

Me and my mom after EVERYONE cleared out

So a little tour of the house(maybe ill do a video tour later!)

When you first walk in the door it is the living room

And to the right is the dining room

(that table isnt there anymore, it was just for the visitors to put their things on while touring the house!)

Then continue past the table, and you enter the kitchen. (which as we speak is completely torn apart)

crazy monkey

If you start back in the living room you can go through the door way on the left, it is the third bedroom.

But we will be using it as a family room (sorry thats probably complicated haha)

we call it the green room, because the carpet is nice, but not the best color……………

Then we go upstairs and to my room!

Andrew’s room is to the left….hes obviously excited hahaha

And then there is a full size bath upstairs

So that covers the house. Unfortuantly I dont have a picture of the back yard w/ a two car garage, or the basement.

Im not sure why. And these pictures are REALLY boring since there isnt any furniture.

There are MULTIPLE projects going on:

1.) Everything in the kitchen was taken out. Im painting the cabinets.

My brother and dad are redrywalling (the previous owner’s son did a HORRIBLE job)

2.) Full bathroom: shelves w/ new contact paper (FINISHED). New shower rod and curtain+ towels etc (FINISHED). Doing a beach theme in there w/ shelves and a little paint

3.) Painting my son’s room blue. (I am on the FOURTH COLOR! blue paint you are the death of me haha) Im painting my room later

4.) New fans in the “green room”, Andrews room, and my room

5.) Removing ivy and old brush in the front and the back of the house

6.) Spray painting living room coffee table : FINISHED! (yep I can say this one is finished haha post to come later)

 

And obviously there are many other things I want to do to the house, but I dont need everything finished before we move in. Which is set for the end of May, but well see how the boys do on the kitchen haha

Question for you:

Have you ever accomplished (or attempted) a large house project? How did it go?

 

Hello world!

I have missed you blog friends!!

But I have been one BUSY BUSY lady!

FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT! I bought a house!!!

Ive been running around like a mad women buying stuff.
(ok really MOST of it was fun haha)

Then I met my ex fiancee’s new girlfriend. And its been rough.

I didnt know she was going to be at my son’s baseball game. I ended up crying on Friday night for a good two hours.

(thats my mom and dad in their younger days! arent they good lookin? haha)

Then it was mother’s day!! I had a great day, except I woke up sick and unable to breath through my nose. No good.

But I did get an awesome card!

The inside was the best part!

My mom is46 years old. (Im really 25 haha)

My mom’s favorite food is mushrooms (true but I LOVE ice cream )

My mom’s favorite job is being a nurse (VERY true. except for being a full time mom)

My mom’s favorite TV show is the weather (I dont watch much tv, but when there is a tornado, Im ALL over that!)

Mom likes when I hug her (of course!)

My mom cooks the best macaroni and cheese (I do make a mean dish of mac and cheese haha)

I like to help my mom clean (good bud. cuz we have a WHOLE house to keep clean)

I like to go to Target with my mom (Ive created a monster)

My mom looks pretty when she has her purple dress on (it is my favorite! You can also see the picture of me in my purple dress in his card!)

I know my mom loves me because she kisses me (I love giving kisses)

I love my mom because she gets me legos (the boy does like legos haha)

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I hope you all arent mad that I have been MIA.  Ive been throwing myself into the house. First to stop thinking about the ex, and to get my house looking B.E.A. utiful.

I have also been sick the past two days and have been living on this!

Question for you:

What is your favorite food when you are sick?