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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

According to the ticker...

Well according to the ticker at the top of my blog page I've got about 11 days to go. That is 11 too many if  you ask me. I'm ready tonight...or at least I think I am.
My body is aching in ways I never thought possible and I am just too dang fat to be comfortable. Can't wait to meet this little miss.
From this teeny bean...

Too giving mama some stretch marks!!!

From this....

...to this...

...it just happens so fast!
Life is such a gift to treasure.
I am so blessed to have my girls and my wonderful husband.
Life just keeps getting better and better.

...this baby is coming...
the signs are there...
it's just a matter of time now...

Monday, August 13, 2012


I just had a very tiring one sided conversation with the little boys who live across the fence in the backyard...actually he's still talking but now I'm just saying "oh ya" at random and that seems to be pacifying him. Apparently they are both 6 and they go to Hart Highlands Elementary and they both have sister, and they blah blah blah...oh dear Lord!!!!! How exciting when Elliott starts talking!!! Or how about when Elliott AND Emmi start talking non stop...at the SAME time???

Oh the fun.

 Here is Emmi in my belly at 37 weeks. The bigger I get the more motivated to dress up with hair and makeup so as to feel pretty despite being ginormous.
 Next summer I will so be fixing this tan. My belly is about 100 shades lighter than my arms and legs. My thighs too actually. They haven't seen much of the sun this summer. It's been so beautiful out, but unfortunately I am too uncomfortable and hot to enjoy these sunny days anymore. Well, I enjoy them from the comfort of my AC'd bedroom. Thank you awesome husband.
Only 2-5 weeks left to go...I'm trying to be realistic and not get my hopes up about going early. Although I see the midwife tomorrow so maybe she will tell me stuff is happening where it should be? I'll keep you posted, whomever you are...
 My wonderful friend had her birthday celebration at my house this past Saturday. I didn't have to do anything! She hosted the whole shin dig and still bought me flowers? Nice gal, eh? I just love daisies of every kind and color. We had a blast and it was great to be distracted for an evening from my burgeoning belly.

 In other news...drab and boring news to many but not to me, I am growing off my nail enhancements with the intention to go a more natural route. hah!!! Just kidding! I am so going to purchase something like the CND Shellac gel nail system for my own personal use and then later on for clients when Emmi is a bit older and my leg is better. So I won't be doing extensions, however I will be able to offer my clients nails that last up to 3 weeks instead of a 5 day manicure. I am very excited about this...for my spa but also for my own girly pleasure.

But baby in the meantime...
Good ol fashion paint will have to do. Notice the blingy ring Ray let me buy so that people would know I'm married(my wedding set quit fitting about 2 months ago...dang you swollen fingers!). It shines brighter still with the sparkly polish. I am such a girl.

I've been blogging mostly of fun projects and DIY crafts and the like as of late. And I was working on a gorgeous antique dresser to redo my spare room when Danielle moves back to Vancouver. Alas, my projects have come to a bit of a standstill. Very disappointing. But it's not to say that they won't be picked up again as soon as physically possible. I am just plain tired and very pregnant at this point. My energy goes towards Elliott and Emmi and just making it thru the day with some semblance of order at this point.

Life goes on :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I am in love with my sewing machine!

Here is my second attempt at the Bow Pillow. I like this one better than the one that I did for Emmi's room mostly because I like the simplicity of this fabric better. This wonderful fabric that I purchased for $4.50 for 4.5 yards at St. Vincents :)

I may have just rekindled my love for small out of the way thrift stores.
I found a boat load of stuff to refurbish and up-cyle. I'm so excited for my next project!
I got the idea for this pillow from this blog. And although I didn't even read her instructions, I still must give credit where credit is due. Really I just saw her photo and made it up as I went.

I ran a line down the ribbon with my sewing machine and then scrunched it down. Super easy. I will most definitely be making more of this one in the near future.
I purchased this chair from a FB seller for $50. I recycled some black curtains and an old chair cushion that I had sitting in the crawl space to make the seat for it.
I am very happy with how this project turned out. It is in Elliott's room for when her daddy cuddles her at night. She wakes up maybe once a month in the middle of the night for daddy snuggles...our sweet sleeper.
I finally found a lamp shade that would do for the lamp I recently posted about. I am happy with how this turned out too although I must say, finding a reasonably priced nice lamp shade in this town is difficult!
I settled for this plain white one from Walmart for $14.99 and then just bought two rolls of ribbon to embellish it my own self.

I will post another photo when it's all tied together in Emmi's room. Which I really better get on since I need to do some final touches to both my girls rooms before the monopolize all my time when they are both on the outside instead of just one!
Nesting is fun!

Ray pulled out all the baby paraphernalia for me to wash and disinfect. I'm starting to really feel like this baby is actually going to come out soon!
My very cool niecey poo, Miss Kaelen Olivia, knit this sweet little hat for Emmi. I can't wait to put it on her little head!
I woke up yesterday morning to a lovely surprise. My beautiful friend Lonnie, who is also super talented and creative, made me this sweet wreath for no reason. I love how it pops on our brown door!

I love pretty things. They make me smile :)
Miss Elliott makes me smile every day. She is so pretty een covered in dirt and grime. I just adore her and her baby sister!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mamas' day out

Since SPD is causing me much discomfort in these late days of my pregnancy, my darling husband said to go ahead and get some more help. So Wednesdays off from now to the end seems like a great idea! My first one was this past hump day The whole day all to myself from 9 to 5. And even after 5 Ray still did all the work so it was more like a full day off mommy duties.

At first on dropping my sweet girl off at Aunty Rebekahs' house I was feeling a bit guilty. My need for rest is no reflection on my girls behavior. She is and always has been a delightful child with very few bad days. My need for rest comes from the pain in my body and the tiredness that comes with being in the last stage of a pregnancy. The guilt I think comes from believing that since I am the mom that I should be with her all the time whenever possible and that I am the best thing for her all the time. Pride maybe?
I realize this is simply not true and that other people in Elliott's life are detrimental to her turning into a well rounded little human. Anyhow... the guilt did eventually subside and I started my mamas day out with this view...
I went for a Pedicure at Core. It was luxurious and exactly what this tired Esthetician mama needed.
I am forever doing my own spa services well, because I can so why pay money. And although it was expensive, I am so glad I treated myself.
I had a lovely lunch date at Books n Co with the lovely Danielle followed by shopping in solitude for the rest of the afternoon. Shopping for all my fun projects that I have on the go.
So many ideas and so little energy!!!!

I love spray paint!
I love how spray paint can take a hideous lamp like this....
...and turn it into something magnificent and beautiful like this!

I on the lookout for the perfect shade to compliment this lovely new lamp. She will go in Emmi's room for now and then eventually maker her way down to my spare room I think. I am presently fantasizing about turning my spare room into a Shabby Chic getaway.
Alas, I may need to wait as these things take time, energy and cash...all of which I'm a little low on at the moment. But a girl can dream and plan and obsess right?

Here is to many more mamas' days out!