Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I/We Wore Wednesday

So we are having some weather whiplash here in Florida lately. Today it's like 60 degrees and three days ago it was 80 degrees! Truthfully I don't even know why I buy fall/winter clothes but I can't resist a good cardigan or a pair of tights. I think I have a slight cardigan addiction, I counted last night and I'm hovering at around 50. And looking back at my outfits, I think I wear a cardigan like 90% of the time. What can ya do?

These two of Syd & I were for our family pictures.
Cardigan: Old Navy
Dress: Target
Tights: Target
Boots: Ross

She also had on a cute headband but it was soon discarded after the pics were done.
Dress: Target
Cardigan: Target
Tights: Old Navy
Boots: Target

Cardigan: Target
Shirt: Target
Skirt: Land's End Canvas
Necklace: Target
Flats: Target

It's possible I have a Target addiction too.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Crafting

We have a tradition of doing a Christmas craft on Thanksgiving morning while we munch on sausage balls and sip our coffee. This year we did a project from the new magazine called, Stitch Craft Create. This magazine has page after page of super cute ideas so I really hope it sticks around.

We decided on the cute little trees that adorned the cover.

Fabric stitched and ready to be sewn on.

The end results.

I decided against using the sticks/wire for the bottom since they seemed a lot sturdier without it. Plus, I figured when you packed them up, they would get bent out of shape.

Sydney made some cute little snowmen while we worked on our trees.

Have you made any Christmas crafts lately? I always love a good project!

Friday, November 25, 2011


We hope you all had a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving holiday. We started our day off crafting for a few hours (as per tradition) and then proceeded to stuff ourselves silly and collapse on the couch while watching the Shrek Christmas movie. Sydney is obsessed with Puss & Boots, only she pronounces it Ace & Boots for some reason.
Puss & Boots was the first movie she ever saw in the theater (with her Daddy) and it went well except for the chair eating her shoes and her rear end a few times.

Bear cub..she really wanted that hat
Moms get to swing at the park too. Right?
Leaf collection from our yard
Zoo visit

At the park
Christmas crafting (more on this later)
The gift of meat...what's better? Ha!
Cupcake = yummy

That last picture was at a birthday party we attended recently where Sydney proceeded to spit out a half eaten cookie on the floor for all to see. I did not get a picture of that as I was to busy trying not to look totally horrified and embarrassed. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

So, I've been MIA for a few weeks. My bad. I've had a lot going on, just no time to blog about it. I'll catch up with everything soon, but I want to be cliche for now and talk about what I'm thankful for since it's Thanksgiving tomorrow.

My Daughter

This kid is amazing, I know we all think that about our kids but she is MY amazing.
She is freakin hilarious. (She told me last night that we needed, no demanded crab legs. That's my girl!) She is loving. (She actually hugged and kissed ALL of the mannequins at Old Navy.) She is intelligent. (She was carrying on a conversation with the bag boy at the supermarket like it was nothing. He said she was awesome. Agreed.) She is sassy. (I was told last night that I needed to 'chill out'.) She loves to sing. (Walking on Sunshine is her favorite as of now.) She is so many other kinds of awesome that I could go on for hours but I won't. I am so lucky to have her.
I truly am thankful every second of every day that I get to be her Mom.

My Hubby

This guy has put up with my craziness for around 13 years now, so you know he's a good man. He works his rear off everyday to provide for our family and I am so proud of the successful man he's become in both his home and work life. I've known he was a keeper for many years now but when I saw him as a Dad it was like, BAM. I'm a lucky lady.

The Family

Poor Sydney, look at her, she's already looking at us like, 'what the heck is going on, you crazy people.' We love some drama and a good laugh in our family. Oh, and a competitive game of Yahtzee. I love these guys. They rock.

My Furry Friends

These three are my furry children. Penny Lane, Rita and Ringo Starr bring another kind of joy to our daily lives, some days it's playing ball outside or a sweet lick on Sydney's face. I feel thankful for the fun they bring to our home, even if I do threaten to throw them in the lake sometimes. (All I want for Christmas is a Ringo that doesn't bark at EVERYTHING.)


These lovely ladies are two of my oldest friends. Ginny and Debbie (Dark Horse) have seen me through the good times and the bad. Luckily, we've had more good and things just keep getting better. Even though sometimes we are far apart, when we get together it's like we've never been apart. Love you guys!

What are you most thankful for this year?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daily Life

Fall has finally arrived here in FL (well, most days) and we are enjoying lots of playtime outside these days.
Gotta love those lopsided pigtails. She is constantly searching for dandelions in our yard, it's so cute.
The afternoon sun, a quilt, a good children's book and the iphone (for Instagram pics) equals a great afternoon with my kiddo.
Mommy & Sydney
Taken from my backyard, the sky that night was breathtaking. Sydney said, 'Oh look how beautiful the sky is Mommy!' She says the cutest things now!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Little Owl

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! We had a great time this year, Sydney was really into getting 'treats' this time around. The poor kids plastic pumpkin was so filled, Daddy had to carry it home cause it was too heavy. Of course, she doesn't realize yet that Mom and Dad are entitled to half of that candy!

Sydney has been telling me for a month that she wanted to be a brown and white bird for Halloween so I decided to make her an owl costume. I threw in a little blue so it wouldn't feel so drab. Also, can I say that I LOVE that she wanted to be an animal instead of some Disney princess or something. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just love that she's not consumed by that stuff yet.

The back of the costume.

Hoot, hoot!

All of the feathers are made out of felt that I cut and glued to a khaki dress she already had. I also made the owl face out of felt and glued it to a hairclip since I knew she wouldn't keep on a mask or hat. Then I added some brown leggings and a white tee and voila, an owl!

Daddy carved us a spooky pumpkin!