Friday, August 29, 2014

House Fixing, House Selling, School Planning, Hyperventilating (7qt)

So. We're thinking of selling the house unseen.  Not the blog or the domain name but the actual house.  I know!  I know.  But a little more land, a little less dirt road. A second bathroom...those would all be nice things.  Especially that last one when you've got six kids and are tryin'a homeschool and people are fighting in the hallway about who needs to pee more urgently.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy birthday to my biggest boy

My first baby boy turned seven years old on Sunday.  Seven.  Seven years of knowing this sweet boy.
I already told you about how he careened into our lives  (and hasn't stopped since).

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cotton & Laden Weighted Baby Blankets for Charity- review and giveaway

You know that thing that babies do where they get all surprised that you've laid them down so they punch  themselves in the face to punish you?  Oh yes, we've all been there- with the putting weight on their torsos and sort of kind of holding their arms down, but not too much or they know what you're doing and not too little or they freak out.

So a few weeks before Mr. Chombie was born (have I explained how Chombie became his nickname?  Charlie the Burrowing Wombat became Chombat the Wombat which became Chombie Wombie which became just Chombie for short because that's super normal), when Freya of Cotton & Laden was all "Hey, do you want a special treat that will help your baby not to punch himself in the face?", I responded with a most enthusiastic "I am want all the treasures this very instant!"

And lickety split an absolutely adorable weighted blanket arrived in the mail.

My sweet boy at 8 days old with his magic blanket
From the product description:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My lip synch video + Theme Thursday. It's a twofer!

So. I'm giving my vanity the ol' one-two punch today with my contribution to Kelly's lip synch challenge. Whew, I am not good at being postpartum, y'all. Baby is 11 weeks old and I look like I just delivered last Saturday. THROAT PUNCH TO MY VANITY BY POSTING THE VIDEO ANYWAY.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

5 (really 3) Favorites


You know that song with that"can't buy me loooooooove, can't buy me loooooove, money can't buy me love."  Well I don't believe in that song.  Or I do because Christy didn't send me money.  But she did send me a handbag, and that's pretty much the same thing, so I guess I really don't believe in that song because I love Christy.  Yay!  Goodies for me!  Buy my love!
I guess she was cleaning out her closet or something and decided to give away her amazing things using her IG account (so clearly you should be following her on IG.  Clearly.) because she is nice and not lazy like I am.


 Several times Firmoo has tried to send me glasses, but I kept ignoring them because I don't, um, actually wear glasses. But then I realized that they also do sunglasses and boy-howdy was I on board then.  So I picked this pair in tortoise shell with the darky darkest brown tint and today they arrived and I actually think they look pretty great!  The color of the lenses makes the world look beautiful and golden too, which is a huge plus in dweej land.

Note to self: apply make-up before taking selfies for blog.  Also brush hair.

EDIT:  I forgot to tell you that the glasses came with a hard case, a cleaning cloth AND a tiny screwdriver on a keychain.  So.  Free stuff.  That's fave #2.5.

Babies napping with daddies

I try to get a photo of every baby snoozing with my husband.  They always look so much alike when they're sleeping and the cuteness level is off the chizarts.

Oops, I gotta wrap it up because kids are freaking out and I'm trying to do, you know, better at momming and stuff.  They're already yelling at each other in the kitchen.  A fight about butter.  Save me.

Only three favorites for you today!  And they're not even anything you can buy!  I'm so helpful.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Money Savers

I guess the seven days straight of blogging didn't reboot my blogging mojo after all, huh?  Hello!  Welcome!  Long time no see!

First, my not so tiny tiny one is ten weeks old.  Ten!  Sigh.  What an adorable, fabulous baby he is. Ogle:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuna 'n' Egg salad recipe of amazingness

You guys know this isn't a food blog.  I mean, wow, can I mess up food something fierce.  Which is why I am inordinately proud of my little ol' self for creating this egg 'n' tuna salad recipe yesterday.

It was SO good.  Goody goody good good.  So good that I took a bite out of my sandwich before I remembered I wanted to take a photo.  Evidence:

Also, blogger's kid probs: having your mom bring the big camera to the lunch table like it's nbd. Pretty sure this terrible scarring is going right into their record-smashing memoirs in 20 years.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The best person for the job

When I was a going to work mom, I thought being a stay at home mom would be so super easy.  I mean, I was already doing both jobs, right? And pretty darn well (or so I assured myself).  So if I could one day just drop the job job and make the home thing my only job, I would be so relaxed!  I'd have all this free time!

Surely my house would be kept clean, the laundry would be finished, errands would always be run on time, I would never be late for an appointment.  Because my work would be cut in HALF, you guys.  I'd be doing half the work!  Because look!  Clearly by going to a job job, I'm doing twice the work of a mom who stays home!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

House shopping when I should be house fixing

You know the blogging challenge you gave yourself is a resounding success when you lose followers because of it.  Consider me the dad from The Berenstain Bears. You know, the one where he's trying to teach them how to ride a bike and he keeps riding into ravines and smashing into trees and then saying "yes, that's what you should not do.  Let that be a lesson to you?"  You read that as many times as I did when you were a kid, I just know it.

Anyway, I am he and "blogging so much that you lose readers is what you should not do. Let that be a lesson to you."  But I can't wimp out on day seven, so onward we press.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Lake day photo dump

The thing about a 7 day blogging streak is that sometimes it's 10:30 p.m. and you just have to throw some pics up here because maybe you spent the day at your friend's lake house and beer....

Friday, August 08, 2014

Lip synchs, not lip synchs, the coop y mas (7qt)

What's a seven day blogging streak without a little 7qt? Nothing, I say. Nothing!

Most of y'all have probably already heard of Happy Saints (totally adorable, no?) but maybe you haven't seen the alphabet card and poster project he's launching this year.  You should see it!  And since he's already met the crowdfunding goal, you won't even feel guilty if you can't order a set right now.  Clicky aqui, pronto.

Anyway, I'm in love.  That is all.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Panic. Time.

It is absolutely...

Hold on while I take my watch off. When I take my watch off, you KNOW it's time to write.

Ahem.  It is absolutely no accident that today's Theme Thursday theme is panic.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

How I (fail to) Meal Plan

Last evening I was making my husband's day amazingly interesting by bemoaning the fact that I cannot (I use the word "fact" in this case kind of loosely.  Or maybe it's the word "cannot."  You be the judge) manage to meal plan in any way that really saves me time or frustration or money.

You guys.  When I designed my planner at the end of last year, I made sure to include an ENTIRE category every day dedicated to the listing of the food for the consumption.  True story.  Every day is divided into categories and one of my categories is "eatin."  Do you know how many times that box has been filled out ahead of time?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Dat Baptism in 10 Pics

I'm trying to do one of those "7 posts in 7 days" things to get myself back in the bloggin' groove.  Consider this your warning.

p.s. It's not really 7 a.m. right now.  No.  It's 12:04 a.m. and the baby just went to sleep and earlier tonight Paul got sick all of a sudden and  now I'm all "somehow he got ebola!  I can't go to bed because I have to check on him every six minutes!" Of course.  Aren't you so excited to be reading the blog of an insane person?

Monday, August 04, 2014

Two Months

Tomorrow John Charles will be two entire months old and I'm gonna go ahead and jinx the bejeezus out of this here situation and say that he is a fabulous baby.

Sure we eat at night and get fussy about gas and spit up directly down the front of mom's clean shirt, but he is a baby after all.  But the colic....I do believe we've dodged that bullet this time and seriously ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD ON HIGH.

Wanna see his cuteness?  Of course you do!
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