Monday, December 7, 2009

I'm Stumped.

I don't know why, but I'm having such a hard time this year with ideas for making fun homemade gifts and it's driving me nuts! I know I'll think of something great when Christmas is too close to pull it off or when Christmas is over. I have a lot of things on my list to create, but nothing that would fit into gift giving. Please send any ideas my way :)

I've been having a great time with this pattern that I came across. I was scared to play around with knits, but I'm really starting to like it. I've only created a few things so far and I still need to do a bit of tweaking, but I can see some great creations in the works and for little to not money! Love this store. Here are a few pics:

I hope that everyone's having a great holiday season already. Grace has decided that this year we're going to start making gingerbread people on Christmas eve and sing carols :) Santa's going to get his own cookie of himself also. Here's where Meg has decided her favorite hangout is now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Miss Me?

This is what I've been up to lately:


Two weeks of this:


That was a long three weeks, but I will have to admit that we've done a little bit of happy dancing in our new kitchen (to music of course)! I LOVE it! It's not actually completely done yet, but man I didn't realize how much I love having a kitchen sink until I didn't have one. Today I'm working on a valance with this fabric.

The kids had a fun Halloween trick-or-treating for the first time. Usually it's been really bad weather or trunk-or-treats going on so I just haven't taken them around to houses. To tell you the truth I was kind of dreading it, but they were so excited and it did end up being a lot of fun. Kate loved it. Notice Grace's toothless grin :)

I really am not ready for Christmas to come. I haven't bought one thing and I still have no idea what things I want to make for the girls. I love having a homemade touch to Christmas so please send me all or your creative ideas (I'm begging). Speaking of creative things I haven't done as much as I'd like to lately, but here are a few fun and easy things that I've done:

This is a great way to use your fabric scraps! I just used regular batting on these, but for my next ones (Christmas) I'll used something stiffer so that I can make a garland.

Grace and I also made this fun chandelier for her friend Alyssa's birthday.

Give me a minute to catch up on all of your blogs! I'm sorry that I keep disappearing. I hope you all are doing great. Talk to you soon.

xoxo Tiff

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hello, is anyone out there?

Okay so it's been too long :) I haven't been too busy so I won't make that excuse. I've kind of been in this weird frame of mind lately. I don't really know how to explain it. I've just been kind of trying to figure out who I am lately. Yes, I'm 30 and still don't know. I've been trying to get some creative juices going because that really makes me happy when I'm creating things and it's been too long. Nothing huge, but I'll take some pics soon of little projects here and there. Here are a few things that come to mind that we've been up to over the last month.

1. The girls started school of course. Abby loves Kindergarten and is super sad that she's out of school this whole week due to parent teacher conference and UEA.

2. We've been enjoying and not enjoying our new family member Meg. She love to bite which is driving us all crazy and the kids hang out mostly on top of the couch with their feet up. Kate loves her the most and even though she gets nipped quite a bit she still is always in her face talking to her and offering her toys or shoes to chew on. Here she is when I found her digging through my yarn.

3. Kate is really starting her terrible twos early and I have a feeling that it's not a phase. I'm convinced that she'll continue her terrible twos through out the rest of her life. Thank goodness for her that she's so cute. She climbs everything and gets into anything and everything she can find. She has to do everything that the older girls are doing and trys to put them in their place (by hitting and yelling "NO!" at them) when they don't do what she wants. She has started only wanting me again and will only go to Corey for short hugs. Gotta love toddlers :) Here she is in the kitchen helping herself to some Peanut Butter.

I promise I'll be back very soon. I hope you all are doing great and loving the Fall is here! xoxo until next time.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The post I never thought I'd be making

WE'RE GETTING A DOG!! The bold and exclamation are more for shock value that excitement. Corey and I always had this agreement that we're not really "pet" kind of people. Well obviously Corey morphed into a different person over the summer and we had plenty of arguments over it. Well as you can see, I've been outvoted. At least I got to name her, lol, that makes it all worth it right? The girls got to meet her yesterday and we get to bring her home next week. Blog buddies, I'd like you to meet our yellow lab, Meg.

Can I get three cheers for puppy potty training!?!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Meet Jon :)

This very relaxed looking buried guy is my oldest brother Jon.

He's an artist and a very talented one at that. Yesterday I talked him into opening an Etsy Shoppe to sell some of his illustrations. I think that they'd be perfect in a kids room or playroom. He has lots more great stuff to add, I just wanted to give him a shout out! Jon, I never thought that you'd have an Etsy shoppe before me, but I'm glad you do.

xoxo until next time.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's Official

Guess who finally turned five :)

The day that she's been waiting for for months. I planned on throwing her a party on her birthday, but it just didn't work out so I knew that we needed to something fun and different than the usual. Andrea and I met at the Fun Park and our girls had a fun time playing video games and also in the huge soft play area. Then she picked Chilis for dinner and I was more than happy to not have to fix anything. I think that it was meant to be that we didn't have her party that day because my brother David and his family came into town (from Indianapolis) later in the week and it was perfect timing to throw the party and to have them come (that was quite a long sentence wasn't it). So Saturday we threw a little fish/water party. You really can't go wrong with water (pool and slippin' slide) and a pinata. For lunch we had Spongbob Mac'n'cheese, octypus hotdogs, fish in the ocean jelly, and some ordinary watermelon. Corey's mom was sweet enough to drop off some cute cupcakes that she made. Abby loved hanging with her friends and cousins. I'm glad it was a hit. I must say that I am really excited to have two years until the next friend parties, lol.

Hope you all had a great week! xoxo until next time.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

That's Right :)

I'm a Scentsy consultant :) It sounds funny to me too. I discovered Scentsy a few months ago if you guys can remember the picture of my plug-in that I love so much. My friend Andrea and I kept talking about how fun it would be to have easy access to all of the fun scents (and more plug-ins for me). One of the things that I love about Scentsy is that you don't feel like your forking out a ton of money for the products. Right now I have orange dreamsicle burning and I LOVE it. So needless to say, we took the plunge together and decided to sell as partners. We're just getting things figured out on the business side, but definitely let me know if you are interested in anything. Check out our website HERE If you've never smelled any of the Scents that Scentsy has to off and are interested let me know and we can help you there too. For those friends of mine that just stocked up on their Scentsy right before I joined, you're in BIG trouble ;P

This week has been pretty slow so far. We have zero plans which sometimes I really like, but I'm not really loving it right now. I really need to think of some fun things to do today or I think the girls might just lose it. In closing I thought I'd treat you to some summertime pouting shots ;) xoxo until next time.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Something New :)

Look to the right and see if you can see anything different. Click on it. Check it out and I'll be back with details :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Evil Cookie

Why do I have zero will power when it comes to sugar?! It was Monday night so of course I had to come up with something for Family Home Evening right? I was so strong all day not to eat unhealthy and to control my portion control. I really thought I had the day in the bag. Then came along the sugar cookie :)

Who even knows many many of this delicious circles I downed. Oh well, maybe today's the day (wish me luck).

I am not ready to be entering into toddlerhood with miss Kate!

Yesterday I took the girls to Hobby Lobby to stock up on a few needed craft items. I even planned well and went in the morning before Kate would even think about being tired. Who knows what happened, but half way through our browsing she outright started screaming and throwing a huge fit! I hurried and headed to the checkout which thankfully there weren't any lines. I couldn't believe that she pretty much cried the whole way home. She really tired herself out by the time we got home thankfully :) Oy. Maybe I'll have to give up shopping with her for awhile.

Grace and Abby both decided that they needed a change with their hair. I'm always up for changing up styles so on Saturday we headed to the beauty school and let a couple students practice their skills. They were really cute with them and did a pretty good job too. Now Grace looks older to me which I'm not sure that I like a whole lot.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Btw, between the beginning and end of this post I ate two buttery pieces of toast. I'm off to a bad start (it was bran bread though, hehe) :( xoxo until next time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Life in the slow lane.

I have to admit that I've really loved not having to run kids around to dance, soccer, or piano (actually Grace walked to piano. I just watched her from the window until she was safely to her piano teacher's house). That's one of the great things about summer, but I can already tell that I'll be ready when school does start again.

A few weekends ago we finally got to have our pictures taken! It was so much fun. Today Emilie posted some on her blog! Take a look :)

Yesterday Grace to spend most of the day at a friends house so I broke out the pool for Abby to keep her mind off of missing Grace (and the fact that neither of her friends could play). I was amazed at how much fun she had just by herself.

That's about all that going on around here. A house that needs a good cleaning, two daughters that discovered how fun showers are, a few baby teeth peaking through gums, and lots of swimming. Abby is FINALLY (she asks how much longer everyday) turning five in a few weeks:

If you have any fun ideas for a water/fish party please send it my way! xoxo until next time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gotta Love Dads

As this day is now ending I want to take a moment to introduce you to the dads in my life.

First up I'd like to say how much I love my husband Corey. Our three girls are so blessed to have him as their dad. He is the best snuggler, wrestler, monster, and dead horse (Abby likes the horses to be alive when she rides them, but that's okay).

Second, is my dad. He really is the coolest. He really is someone that I look up to in so many ways. I've loved more than anything seeing him as a grandpa. My girls couldn't love him any more than they do. He is so great with them and always makes sure to make time just for them.

Third, is my father-in-law Shawn. I've known him for a little over nine years now and he's always made me feel at home. He is a great with the girls and would do anything for them.

and finally my other father-in-law, Gordon. He's my load, crazy, ZZ Top singing father-in-law. He just recently moved closer which has been a lot of fun. The girls have a great time with him and he's always making us laugh.

I'm very blessed to have these men in my life. They're all completely different from each other and I love them all in such different ways. I hope that they know how much I love and appreciate them for who they are in my life. Yeah for dads!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm in Love!

Ever since I got my camera I've been searching for a fun camera bag. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to track something fun and funky down, but it is. I just found this site and I'm so excited to start saving my pennies for one of these beauties. You even pick out your own fabric! What's even cooler is that they're giving one away right here. Go and sign up in my name, or I guess sign up yourself, lol. Have a happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Princesses Galore!

Yesterday, Ginger, and I loaded up our girls and headed to Lindon for the Princess Festival. Thank goodness for Corey's GPS system that told every turn to take along the way (not too familiar with Lindon). The girls were SO excited when we finally got there. I don't even know where to begin. It really was so cute. There were princesses, princes, and many more fun characters walking around. The girls had a great time jumping on a trampoline with Peter Pan and blowing pixie dust with Tinker Bell. The Blue Fairy took the group of girls around and they helped save the princesses. The girls had a great time and I was seriously impressed. I think that next year we'll make it a "mother daughter sleepover." Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day. Hope you had a great day!