Apr 24, 2019

All the General Things

The declutter saga continues. So far I have gone through clothes (although I should mention that I found another very full tub of girls clothes that no lie almost made me cry).  got through all the books then finally through all the papers.

So now I'm on to general which includes video games, DVDs, CDs, pet supplies, craft supplies, coins and cords.

Not too long ago, Rob and I had gone through all the DVDs, CDs, and video games so we knew that wouldn't be too awful. However I knew going through craft stuff would be another story. I knew that was where I needed to start and the first step was gathering all of it.

Turns out I tried a lot of different crafts trying to find what I wanted to do without really figuring out what I liked. So it was time to get that stuff gone. Truthfully I had no idea I had that much stuff just sitting around. But there was nothing to do but start sorting. I had beads. I had paints. I had scrapbook paper. But the majority of what I have is planning stickers, washi tape, and die cuts.

It took me an entire day pretty much - with frequent breaks because kids - to go through everything. By the time the day was over, I still had some to do but the majority of it was taken care of.

But I didn't know what to do with all my planner stuff I didn't want anymore. Then it hit me. My kids love to craft. They are always bugging me about using my washi tape so why not give them their own stuff. So everything I didn't want went into their arts and crafts tub just for me. They were so excited. It wasn't exactly getting it out the house but whatever, my kids are pumped and have crafts to do for days and days this summer.

The only thing left in the craft world isn't exactly craft stuff but more old shop stuff. If you didn't know I use to own a jewelry shop. That seems like a lifetime ago. I had just packed everything away and didn't deal with it but now it was time to deal with it. So I started sorting. I put the stuff I could on amazon to sell, threw away from stuff then started taking pictures of the charms I had left. I decided to reopen that shop for only four months in order to sell off the charms as supplies (not as necklaces) in order to get rid of all of that. Of course I have to have time to actually take those pictures and make the listings but I'll get there. It's at the top of my list of things to do so I'll get there soon enough. (However if there are certain charms or something of that nature you are looking for, let me know I may have something.)

After completing all the craft supplies I was pretty much done. I did find a box of games that we went through and decided to get rid of a few things but most were staying. And like I said we had already gone through DVDs and we didn't have any CDs sitting around the house anymore, so that was already done.

Rob went through two boxes of cords we had and decided what we should keep and what was leaving - I had no clue what was what. We have a jar of coins here but that's fine. I think that's just silly to worry about at all. And as for pet supplies unless we plan to get rid of Stella and her food, there really isn't anything to get rid of.

So with that the category was done. It's actually be done for awhile now but I just haven't gotten around to writing this post. Life has been crazy I guess. I have even started on my next category which is another one that is much needed.

Apr 22, 2019

Our Easter in Photographs

I hope everyone had a great Easter.

Apr 19, 2019

A Dad and His Son // Happy Friday

The other day I was looking at Connor and I just kept thinking that he looked like a picture I had seen. I went looking into my computer and found that Connor looks quite a bit like his dad.

That one of the most recent pictures of Connor and here's the picture of Rob that I immediately thought of when I looked at this picture. 

Connor has my nose but man they look at a lot alike, even to the point that Rob's hair looks a little blond in this picture. 

I'm not crazy right?! They look a lot alike. 

Just for comparison, here's a picture of me around the same age. 

This post isn't about me but look at that hair of me and that sass from my sister. I will say that I can see some Connor there but to me, he looks a heck of a lot like Rob which I find entertaining since Connor is a mama's boy through and through. 

Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday!

Apr 18, 2019

Currently: Spring 2019 Edition

Currently Working On // All things shop. I'm always working on something to do with the shop. There is always new releases for the next month or I'm currently working on a massive reformat that I'm rolling out in July, plus I'm adding all kinds of new functional stickers to the shop that include foiled stickers. So needless to say I've been very busy.

Currently Anticipating // The end of school. Truthfully I kind of dread having all three kids all day long, especially since Connor and Addison have been bickering a lot lately. But I'm tired of getting up so early. I'm still going to have to get up early but maybe not 5:30 early.

Currently Annoyed By // How tired I am. I seriously shouldn't be this tired but I am and it's really annoying. I could use a nap or a vacation.

Currently Grateful For // The warm weather. No joke. Walking to school this winter was brutal. It was so cold and terrible. So having this nice weather has been seriously wonderful.

Currently Reading // Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I'm also reading Song of the Dryad and Northern Light  (Yes I realize that's three books but basically I have books everywhere. I keep one in Emma's room. I have one on my phone. And Harry Potter is my main book on my nightstand.)

Currently Staying Active // I'm currently two weeks into level one of 6 Week Six-Pack. It's definitely not as bad I remember from the very first time I did, but its not exactly easy either (but maybe the fact that I get up at 5:30 every morning to do it doesn't help...)

Currently Craving // I didn't have anything really until I read the last Currently post and saw that I wrote down Texas Roadhouse and now I have a craving. I get this filet and grilled shrimp dinner and it's delicious. I love the shrimp, it's so good in all it's garlic butter goodness.

Currently Loving // How interaction Emma is now. She's at the age where she is very aware of everything and she just wants to talk and move and see. It's great to see her take in the world and of course who doesn't love having a talk with your baby and that baby giving you the biggest smile in the world. I love it.

Currently Would Love to Travel To // DisneyWorld. The kids have been asking to go lately and we do plan to go but we have a few more years before we are going to make there. But I look forward to taking the kids one day.

Apr 15, 2019

Three Ladies & Their Gents: Spring 2019 Edition


He has to easily be the easiest member of this family to update on because not too much changes with him. He's still just working away, always busy. He has a few projects that he's working on for me around the house. He's working on a programming program for me that will help me meal plan and he's also in the process of making me new end tables for the living room. He's dreading spring/summer because that means he has to go back to mowing again which he hates doing. But otherwise things are pretty much the same with him as always.


I've been busy truthfully. Juggling being a mom of three, keeping the house, feeding everyone, and running an Etsy shop keeps me pretty busy. There's just so getting around that. The kids are all going through their own phases which can be frustrating and exhausting. The shop is doing great and keeping me busy which is why sometimes my house is a bit messier than I would like.


Addison is about done with her kindergarten year. It's hard to believe it has flown by so quickly. She's doing great though. She's reading like crazy and excelling in many areas with school. Her favorites is computer lab, P.E., and math. She's excited about summer and not having to get up early but I think she's going to find herself wishing for school again. She told me the other day that she's ready for first grade, both excited and nervous. But the girl is a little rockstar and is going to do great.


He is something else if we are being honest. He's energetic and exhausting, but he's hilarious and smart. Lately every day he's been building train tracks and it's really impressive. He is definitely a little engineer. I've been really impressed with how he's been doing. We have been working through potty training which pretty good results. I think he's looking forward to when Addison is out of school too so he doesn't have to get up so early. He's been excited because we found out he got into preschool at Addison's school next year so he's ready to go to school. But for now he's just going to just keep building.


Little miss is going through a wonder week and it has been trying. But she is pretty dang adorable. She has officially moved into her own room and is doing great. Since we moved her, she has slept through the night every single night, which has been pretty amazing. She just wants to see everything and loves to sit up. She's very vocal and is always smiling. She's definitely easy going.


Stella has been a little feisty lately. I was walking by her the other day and she went crazy and attacked my foot. She's just been needing some attention lately and weirdly for her wanting to play. We do think that maybe she's more feisty because she used to sleep on the changing table in Emma's room but since we moved Emma into there, she has been kicked out and that has made her grumpy. Cats are moody, what are you gonna do?!

Apr 12, 2019

The Four Month Comparison // Happy Friday

They all look so much alike this month. Addison and Emma are basically the same person and I definitely see some of Connor in Emma.

Emma and Addison are basically the same person for sure. They look alike. Addison was what they call a happy spitter and Emma is definitely following in her footsteps. Emma is the smallest of the three of them. Connor was definitely the biggest. Emma is as long as the other two but she weighs less than the other two.

Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday!

Apr 10, 2019

A Day in the Life: 6.6 Year, 3.2 Year & 4 Month Edition

5:29 -- My alarm goes off. Every day I think how stupid early it is but yet every day I get up. I gotta get my sweat on.

6:14 -- Done. As I cool down before my shower, I write a recap in my personal fitness journal I keep. I think it's fun to go back and see how much things have changed and how strong I have become or whatever. I just think it's interesting. Sometimes I use it to remember how a workout went before I decide to go back to it.

6:22 -- I head upstairs for a shower.

6:40 -- I'm out of the shower and ready for the ready. I have some time before I have to get the kids up so I get back into bed to look at my phone then read a little.

7:00 -- Time to get the kids up and moving. To be perfectly honest, having all three kids all day sounds exhausting this summer but I look forward to when I don't have to get up to exercise so early and I don't have to wake the kids up in the morning.

Addison is already up and got herself dressed - this is rare. Then I go for Connor who is very sluggish getting out of bed. I wait for as long as I can to get Emma up.

7:13 -- We head downstairs for breakfast. The kids have been having scrambled eggs, color their choice (I just use food coloring to make it whatever color they want). They also have Egg pancakes that they love, a yogurt.

7:29 -- Emma's finally awake. I finish making Addison's lunch so Rob goes up to get her diaper changed and dressed for the day.

7:33 -- I start feeding her so Rob can go shower.

7:51 -- She's done eating which is good because we have to finish getting ready for school.

7:57 -- Somehow I got all three kids dressed and fed and out the door to walk to school, so off we go.

8:20 -- I get Emma and Connor into the car so we can run an errand.

8:57 -- We are home again and now I'm against the clock. Emma started to fall asleep in her car seat but I wanted to get her down in her room so I raced to get her upstairs as soon as we walked in the door. Connor went back to the breakfast I saved in the fridge for him.

9:02 -- She put herself to sleep and it's amazing! We haven't started cry it out but I sit with her still. She has started rejecting the pacifier (yay!) for her hand which is great self soothing!

9:12 -- I promised Connor some train track building.

9:47 -- Emma is awake. She napped about 45 minutes so not as long as I'd like but maybe she'll take a longer one later.

Emma hangs out on her play mat while Connor and I argue about a banana. He then goes back to playing cars and trains.

10:18 -- Paw Patrol

10:33 -- Emma decided she was hungry so she's eating a 6 ounce bottle.

10:53 -- Connor told me he was hungry so we start making lunch. He has the same thing just about every day of chicken nuggets, cheese and chips.

11:16 -- I sit down to eat while Emma plays on her mat.

11:27 -- I take Emma up for a dry outfit and clean diaper. Then I read to her, sing then put her down for a nap.

11:40 -- And she's down. Time to get the other one upstairs to his room. That will be more of a fight for sure.

11:46 -- As I predicted it's a fight. He's cranky and tired but doesn't want to admit it.

11:58 -- And now he's down in his room too.

I take this time to eat a cookie and figure out what's next. I think I need to get some work done. I have new releases coming out this week but I already need to be working on releases for next month so that's where I start.

2:52 -- I can hear Emma over the monitor starting to stir. Just as well I have to get her up soon anyway to get Addison and she took an awesome nap.

3:15 -- I get an unexpected call from the school nurse that Addison is there wheezing. We talk for a few minutes about Addison, but since it's the end of the day I'm going to pick up like normal. I get a call back that the nurse is concerned about her and thinks we should have her checked out so I'll just pick her up from the nurse's office.

3:20 -- I get Connor up and we head off quickly to get Addison. While we are walking I call Rob to talk to him about what he thinks then call the doctor's office. Our regular doctor isn't in on Tuesdays but I'm hoping they can squeeze us in with someone. He tells me that they will get us in at 3:40 so we book it to get to school and get home to get to the doctor.

3:42 -- We get to the doctor just a couple minutes late and get her right in.

She was wheezing some and her breaths were definitely labored but it wasn't awful by the time we get to the doctor. We talk about what's going on - she often has breathing problems when she's sick but this time we think allergies are to blame. So we get her some allergy medicine with a focus on asthma  symptoms and another inhaler. She's fine by the way. We are just trying to keep it under control and over this quickly.

4:34 -- We are home again. I give Addison first choice on what to watch and just let the kids chill while I fill in Rob and my mom about Addison.

4:58 -- Time to get Emma down for her evening nap. This is the most dreaded nap and she definitely fought a lot harder.

5:13 -- It was a fight for sure but she's down.

5:18 -- I start dinner.

5:44 -- Emma woke up screaming. Not long enough but she's not going back to sleep so I get her and put her in the high chair next to me while I finish up making dinner.

6:03 -- Dinner is ready and Emma is now screaming in her high chair. I make my plate then feed her while I eat.

6:10 -- Rob's home.

6:35 -- We are all done eating and just relaxing.

7:39 -- We head upstairs to get ready for bed.

8:25 -- All kids are in pajamas, teeth brushed, read and sang to. I get Connor down then Addison a few minutes later. Meanwhile Rob take Emma to her room.

8:40 -- Emma is down for the night too.

I do a little more cleaning up then finish this very blog post. We head upstairs and just relax while watching the game the rest of the evening before exhaustion takes over. We do have to do this all over again tomorrow.

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