Sunday, July 10, 2011

bleh

Well I have this new design, and I feel like I should post more but I have NOTHING to post about no recipies, no travel, nothing so I guess I will do my Target Tuesday and call it good enough :) I do however have some stuff coming down the pike so there will be posts to come! I promise!!! Check back next week for the next adventure!!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New Design!!!

hey check out the new design from Jenn over at Munchkin Land Designs!!!
If you are in the market for a new design I highly recomend her! She was great and easy to work with and the whole process took about a week from me requesting a design to the finished product!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Target Tuesday: Home Decor

Since we are doing a massive Renovation on our den I thought I would highlight the home decor!


I'm not sure I would use all of these pieces together as there is alot of black, but I really like them all :)


OK no not really something I would but in my den... but oh so cute!!!

Love these Lamps!!! simple but with a bit of  flair.

Now that we have a sweet little famlily I want to show all 5 of us off!


Cant tell you why but I am obsessed with metal wall art these days... its becoming a problem.


I like these tables because they are small but totaly functional.

Love, Love, Love this rug!!!!! It is just so different from your standard flower-y rug :)

Sunday, July 03, 2011

S'mores Pie... FAIL

So I found this wonderful recipe over at Simply Made...with Love.
Well it looked easy enough and fun for a July 4th weekend project.

It started out easy enough...

I gathered the ingredients

pressed the cookies into the pie pan...

Filled it up with marshmallow cream  (This is where the fail happened.... Way to much marshmallows!!!)

Put in my chocolate bars
Then rolled out the Cookie topper and put it in the oven at 350 for 15 min...


This is what I came back to!


Lesson learned! Will try again tomorrow with less fluff!!!!!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Reflections

well its Friday the 1st of July and I think now would be as good of a time as any to reflect on the last 6 months.
January:
Well 30 was different from every other birthday so far :) As seems to be the status with my friends we all hit 30 and end up in the hospital! The day after my 30th I ended up in the hospital with Pre-eclampisa and was put on bed rest until the kiddo arrived.
February:
Mr. Connor Arrives at 11:32 PM on Sunday Feb. 13! 28 min short of Valentines day. Yes this is a good thing! I did not want a valentines baby and the wonderful doctors and nurses knew that so when it became obvious that a C-Section was needed that wheeled me in there so that the kiddo would be born before Valentines day! Got to love that!!!
The rest of the month was a blur of baby and no sleep and honestly I cant tell you another thing that happened :)
March:
UK did great in the SEC and NCAA finals I remember them being on and watching them and cheering but I cant tell you much more than that. Except Connor was in his Blue and White for every game!!! GO CATS!!
April:
Nasty weather! Gosh this is awful I sat down to write a post on reflections and I cant remember anything! ARG!!!! Well lets just say that we managed to ride out the awful weather and no one was harmed :)
May:
My first mothers day! I can not tell you how special that was. For years I never thought it would come, I was convinced that we would grow old and the only thing I would be a mom to was a dog. I had almost come to terms with it when we found out we were pregnant with Connor. We went to brunch and then to dinner at shakertown it really was a nice way to celebrate.
June:
Nick had his first fathers day and I know it was special for him, when I asked him what would you like to do for fathers day he looked at me and said you know, I never thought about it. And it was just so sweet as he realized that he was a dad and that this was a special day for him.
We also started on the great renovation of 2011 this month. We are moving the back door and this has been a bit of a project!  (For photos of the project go here) I hope we get the other projects that are on the list done this summer!!

 Now I am not a huge church goer or any thing like that but I have got to say that I am so thankful for the blessing that is my son. I have never been so in love. Nick and I had talked on occasion that we are amazed at the amount of love that we feel for the boy. You hear it ALL the time, and I always thought well duh of course you love your kids but I swear its just one of those things I see that precious boy in front of me and there is not anything that I wouldn't do for him.

His path to us or our path to him was a long a twisted one, but oh so worth it. I honestly didn't realize how much he had changed my life though until this week. My Mother passed away 6 years ago on June 27. Well on the 26th it crossed my mind and then I didn't think about it again until the 30th. Now I don't want to sound like I just up and forgot my mother because I see her every time I look at my son but he has switched my focus. Instead of spending the month of June in a deep depression as has been the case for the last 5 years I just rolled on with my life. Something that I am very proud of and so thankful for!

I certainly hope that I can get to a blog a week in the future maybe it will help my memory ;)
until next time :)

-Jess-