Remember the bow and arrows that the smiley child got for Christmas? Well, hubby is officially obsessed. Not only did he get a large book on archery from the library (which he read from cover to cover), he is now poking around at a wacky used stuff/consignment shop nearby to see if they have any cheap grown-up sized bows so that he and his daughters can share quality arrow shootin' time together without him feeling like Gulliver. His mommy did send him some Christmas dinero, so who am I to deny him his newly discovered life-long dream? I mean, you guys...they've started doing special back exercises. TRUE STORY.
(2)I'm starting to think that winter does weird things to people's brains. Because I want to redo the master bedroom. Before the baby comes. Using just supplies we have on hand and the Amazon gift card we were so generously gifted by our Old Friend. Because it is a pit of disgusting terribleness and honestly it is probably the cheapest room to renovate in this whole house and then I can say "Look! We accomplished something! Glory, glory, hallelujah!", and feel all productive and stuff.
(3)I'm going to do a whole post of "before" photos and demand that you give me ideas and suggestions later, so for now I'll just show you the first picture we ever saw of this "master" domicile...
Speaking of lovely, generous gift cards- Anonymous Meijer gift card has been redeemed! New baby needed a new infant car seat. Not only is the one that Paul and Cecilia used passed its safety expiration, it also got peed on by a cat in the barn. No. Thank you. So I did a whole bunch of research and finally settled on the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Infant car seat in Orion Blue. Thankfully it was on super sale before Christmas for less than $100 which put it in the running.
I had narrowd it down to this one or the Graco SnugRide and I finally decided on this one because a) it has the shoulder-strap adjuster in the front, so you can loosen and tighten easily depending on the level of bundling baby has on. The Graco adjustment is in the back and you have to loosen/tighten each strap separately. Pain. b) It's made in the U.S.A. (the SnugRide is made in China) and c) it can be used for babies betwee 4 and 35 lbs.
4-35 lbs.?!?!?! So he/she can use this seat until his/her 2nd birthday? At least? And he/she can be a preemie and still use this?
Unrelated: do you know how much I love vinegar? I never knew how much I could love it until we moved here and started doing wacky old-timey things. Now I put vinegar in every load of laundry and in every load of dishes. I use it to clean the bathroom (glass and counters and toilets...). And I even used it to make some delish salt and vinegar potatoes 'n' carrots the other day.
If you are a pregnant woman, I apologize for making your mouth water with those words.
And on the topic of "things I love", let's add Really Stupid Things.
Oh man, Pinterest....you do make my life so much funnier!
Have a fantabulous weekend friends. If you see any stupid stuff that would make me laugh, make sure to share it, okay? 'Cause sharing is caring, ya know.