Saturday, May 18, 2013

coop {part one}

so... we're building a coop. a chicken coop. well... my dad and ryan are... i'm just the pinterest expert that presents pictures and ideas and color schemes. 

 i'm so excited!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

she :)

she is 3.
she is smart. as in... you can't really outsmart her anymore. but you can bribe her with gum and lollipops.
she likes school. she likes nail polish. she likes going fast in the car.
she plays with her brother. she chases him around the kitchen and says, 'come on baby, come on' and he squeals and laughs.
she gets wild. and we get frustrated. she throws fits that are louder and bigger than she is. we watch her on her monitor with wide eyes.
she says sorry. she tucks her head when she pouts. she's overly particular about the color of... the hair tie, cup, shirt, shoes. oh her trustworthy purple shoes. you wouldn't know she owned anything else.
she asks about her grandparents. and loves her baby cousin. she can't wait to get the baby chicks. she asks to go camping at the beach. and then rattles off some obscure detail about our last trip that makes my mind spin.
she makes me proud. she makes me tear up when she talks about jesus. she told me flowers have nectar for birds and bees.
she is my blonde girl.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

i'll do it myself

i've been reading a few blogs promoting stitch fix. i was intrigued. i signed up. waited. and when they were finally ready for me... i was not. 
i had been stalking stitch fix review blogs. these girls get a little kick back if someone signs up under their code, so naturally there are 500 girls hoping you'll do just that.
there are some girls who make the clothes look darling. i mean... model worthy girls. and their houses were gorgeous too! others look frumpy in their wrinkly fresh-out-of-the-box clothes and dirty bathroom mirrors. i can only assume i will lean towards this end of the spectrum.
and the prices. i understand it is a 'service' but until ryan opens 30 more shops or teachers make football star salaries, i can't justify an $88 scarf. that wasn't that cute. 
so... instead... style myself. when gap has a 40% off code. and free shipping. and returns. 
that i can do! 

i also grabbed two 'teacher' sweaters that will be perfect for next fall. and a hot pink cardigan. all of these treasures were significantly less than any stitch fix review total i read about. i also {shouldn't admit} i own gap items that are much older than my children. and still look great.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

last year

last year the teachers put together this test prep video for the kids.

i'm testing and i know it 

our 2013 version comes out tomorrow. i love my coworkers.