Thursday, January 10, 2013

17 weeks and counting

Week 17

  • You are about 5 and a half inches long and your fat is beginning to form this week.  You have also learned to swallow this week and are beginning to hear lots and lots of things.  
  • We still don't know what you are yet and are very eager to find out!
  • I have a felt a few flutters this week but it's still hard to determine what is you and what is just weird feelings in my stomach.

Week 19

  • You are now about 6 inches long and are the size of a large mango.
  • You are forming a protective coating around your skin this week to help protect your skin from the amniotic fluid.
  • I got the nasty stomach virus and have felt pretty awful from it. 
  • Your dad took me on our annual YaYa's Christmas Dinner date and let me buy a new dress for the special occasion!  I have been craving all kinds of meat (bacon, steak, hamburger, etc.) and I have to say that the steak from YaYa's hit the spot. 

We go back to the doctor on January 2nd to find out what you are because the last few times we have tried to peek you haven't cooperated well!

Friday, December 7, 2012

G Baby

G Baby,

It has been a very long time since I blogged and I wanted to use this as an avenue to record things during my pregnancy so I am hoping to become more diligent with these post.  To catch up here are some highlights since I have been pregnant with you.

  • I crave real Coca Colas....NEVER in my life have I had a real coke until pregnancy.  I still drink diet coke every now and then but specifically a mexican coke from the glass bottle sure hits the spot!
  • Some nights at 4:00 am I wake myself up from hearing my stomach growl because I am so hungry.....oh and I feel like I have been eating like a 13 year old boy.
  • I have felt you kick one time and it was the weirdest yet coolest experience yet.  
  • I had no morning sickness but a lot of insomnia in the first trimester.  So me and Dawson's Creek got to hang out a lot in that first trimester at all hours of the night.
  • My hair has been oily at the scalp and dry at the ends (one sign I am having a girl).
  • Daddel and Gummy, Bumpy, CiCi, Noni or whatever my mom ends up being called....and MG have been showering you with gifts.  Buying lots of gender neutral clothes (since we don't know what you are yet) car seat, blankets and bibs.  I have a feeling this baby will overly loved when it enters the world.
  • We got so lucky with our doctor because she has already done 3 ultrasounds of you and it has been so fun to watch you grow over the weeks.
  • In 5 days we find out what you are.  I am thinking girl but your dad is hoping for a boy so we will see who is right soon. 

15 weeks                                                                         

16 weeks

So far being pregnant has been great!  I take each mood swing, hungry stomach, tiredness and many other weird symptoms and try to treasure them because it has already gone by so fast!  Soon we will get to name you and I will get to start crafting up some goodies for you....and I can't wait!  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It has been quite a while since I have blogged and I have to admit I have missed it.  I figured I would start with the newest adventure in my life....getting inked.

As most of you know crafting and sewing are a HUGE part of my life and I am so thankful that God has given me the talent to create things with my own two hands [and of course an amazing sewing machine]

I have debated about a tattoo for such a long time and I always knew that I wanted something but wasn't exactly sure what I wanted it to be of.  If any of y'all have a tattoo you know that you have to get something that you literally will want to look at the rest of your life.

With a love of sewing, crafting and antiquing a decided on the little picture below that no resides on my left shoulder/chest area.

Honestly I was terrified to get it and when the guy started and with my loving husband watching over me I realized that it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.  Of course it didn't feel great by any means but it wasn't the awful pain I thought it would be.  After being on my body for a little over a week now I can't even begin to express how proud I am of my tattoo.  Clients and friends constantly tell me how pretty and feminine it is and that is exactly what I wanted it to be.  Almost every morning I glance down at it and think how beautiful it is and honestly how beautiful and feminine it makes me feel.  I am overwhelmed by the detail and color of the tattoo and it blows my mind that people are so talented at doing things like this.  If you have ever considered getting a tattoo I would highly recommend it...yes it stays on your body forever....but to look down at this everyday [in a strange way] gives me such a new confidence about myself.

Friday, October 22, 2010

my latest project

It has been harder and harder to blog in the past few days because Caleb and I have been using our laptop as a method of TV lately.  Since we NEVER watched anything live we decided to quit cable, spend about $20.00 on some cords and hook up our laptop and watch everything online or Netflix.  I must say at first I did not want to give up my Monday afternoon Lifetime movies, but after a few weeks of having it off and being able to save around $75.00 a month it is totally worth it!  Since I have a lot more time to be crafty and get projects done around the house I decided it was time to post the newest love of my life. is a hutch I purchased from an antique store for whopping $75.00.  With a purchase of some Kilz, 6 knobs from Hobby Lobby[that were half off] and re-using some left over paint from my craft desk I have come to love love love this piece of furniture that Caleb did not want me to paint.....but of course I won the fight on that one.

It was extremely easy to do and what is so fun about doing projects like this is that each person does it different and gets to add their own touch to something that was once precious to somebody and now means so much to me because I did it all on my own!



Here is how the process went down:

1.  Sand entire hutch with a harder grit sand paper and then buff with a softer grit sand paper.

2.  Apply at least 1 maybe 2 coats of Kilz.

3.  Apply 2 coats of desired color.

4.  After it has completely dried, take sand paper and lightly or heavily[depending on how much wood you want to show] run the sand paper across the hutch taking of parts of the paint so that it looks stripped and old.

5.  Decorate as needed.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

my very first country concert.

Tonight I got the opportunity to take my dad's ticket and go to Carrie Underwood's concert at Verizon Arena.  I must say I knew only 2 of the songs that she sang, but she put on a great concert and as always there was the one fool who danced out of control and got laughed at from across the crowd.  Gotta love Arkansas for its proud people that don't care at all what other people think of them!

Here are a few pics.  And yes she is in an old truck above our heads it was crazy!

I honestly have to say if I was ever going to listen to country music I would listen to her because she is insanely good at what she does.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

fall is almost here.

Tonight was craft night and I carved my first pumpkin.  Yes I am 25 and just carved my first pumpkin.  My inspiration came from this link and was extremely easy to follow.  I did the halloween house template 3, needless to say I am practicing for my first ever Spooktacular Halloween Party and hope I will do well at the pumpkin carving contest.

I havent put a light in it yet but hopefully soon I will get one to place in it.

On another note my sweet friend Kim has started blogging and everyone should follow her blog here because it is too cute not to get seen.

Monday, September 27, 2010

::my somewhat productive monday::

I am not so good at keeping up this blog yet.....but this week I am going to try to be better at it.  I promise!! Today was like a usual monday for me, clean, organize, craft and go do some antiquing!  I keep telling myself I will get back in the routine of running since it feels so amazing outside now, but that's a whole other goal to do.

Today I ventured out to the Goodwill of the lovely NLR.  I think this has been the best findings of all, mostly because it was all so cheap and because I loooove all my new nifty things.

Everything was $1.00 except for the tall vase with dried flowers in it adding up to a whole $3.00.  I brought my things home and dispersed them throughout my house.  Caleb and I laughed because pretty sure both our grandparents had most of this decor in their house at one point and now it is making its way full circle back into our house and little hidden treasures that make our home feel homey.

On another note I started one of my quilts today.  Its not really a quilt, just two pieces of fabric sewn together with batting in the middle, but I call it a quilt cause it's not a duvet cover.  So far everything has gone very good with it.  Hopefully I can finish it this week so I can display some pics.