While You Were Napping

lets be honest, i wish they were napping

a few of my favorite things

so we  are in El Paso…cricket cricket..yes its not that exciting to me either.

I am enjoying this time with my two big kids before the little one comes..we are 6 days out from Due Day..however I was told not to plan on her coming on time. Good old encouraging doctor. We have some days we would like to suggest as a birthday: 7/4..fireworks automatically every birthday, amazing! 7/6 I would love to share my birthday, 7/7 would be cool cause 7/7/14 (7+7=14..my son is 4+7=11), 7/8…her actual due date which would make her my favorite. 🙂 If they have to induce they said as a hospital they don’t until 41 weeks and 3 days…Tyler’s birthday is 4 days after that so he said well just keep her in until the 22…as one of my sweet friends said earlier..”oh so he wants you to birth a toddler” I laughed so hard. 

Funny story..So I’ve never had my water break on its own but since we are staying with family I have had this fear its going to break in a bed or on a rug that doesn’t belong to me. How embarrassing would that be…mortifying. Well the other night I was really hot when I went to sleep, I woke up and my pants were soaked..I kept thinking man I would think if my water broke I would feel it,There would have to be some type of significant movement to break it right? Did I just wet the bed..oh my goodness. Thankfully I felt this little movement on my back..apparently Hanna came in our bed in the middle of the night. Well I don’t know if Id use the word Thankfully but It was definitely her and not me. Not exactly how I wanted to start the day at 6am but I got lots done. lol …preparing me for waking up super early all the time right? 

So I know she will come in her own time. In the mean time I am enjoying…story time at the local library and the splash pool. Along with the hilarious things my kids have come up. Being a stay at home mom for this short period is fulfilling and exhausting all at the same time. Probably because I am huge and yet this is the less amount of weight I have gained during any pregnancy. Kinda proud of myself. 

In the mean time I’ve also been crocheting and enjoying Blogs..and pinterest. Its a dangerous world I live in folks. Here are few of my recent favorites.

http://www.mooglyblog.com/ Moogly Blog

She does cool round ups of free crochet patterns and projects. Kinda amazing. Heres are few of my favorites I’ve seen recently..

Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch! Free #crochet pattern from Mooglyblog.com


I made one and I’m just waiting to buy a clasp. Mine is all purple though, it was fun. I’m afraid its a little bit bigger but it fits my iphone and I kinda LOVE that. Since soon I will be throwing my cellphone and wallet in a diaper bag.

http://happyhooligans.ca/ Happy Hooligans

She has amazing outdoor activities for toddlers. We did this car wash idea the other day. My kids have asked to do it every time we go outside now. lol 

muddy car wash  - an awesome backyard muddy, water activity for kids

http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/ We did not do the MUD because I am not that brave.

if you have kids that are between the ages of 3-5 her facebook/pinterest/blog is totally worth followin

I hope you enjoy these two blogs, they really are amazing!!! I’m off to see what the screaming/giggling is about. 

Have a crafty Summer!! Hopefully soon I will have some photos of  sweet Mikaela should she decide to arrive.

I am updating my etsy shop with items that are ready to go! Be sure to check it out 🙂





Its raining…correction…ITS POURING…

It looks like it is 6:00am outside and really its 10:20…crazy. We woke up at around 2:00am to some crazy thunder and then little miss decided that she would wake up at 7 which is about 1 1/2 earlier so guess who is napping now!

I haven’t worked on Pebbles yet, I’m going to start this afternoon. I closed in Chickasha (about 45 minutes away) forgot to get gas on the way there…well if you live in Oklahoma you know that once you are on 44 there is no turning back….I had never been so happy to see a Valero in all my life..the gas light was on. Got home around 1:45 am and then up and attem at 7:00 to get Hanna to the baby sitter to work an 8 hour. So…I was tired yesterday and crashed at 8:30. Were getting old..

So I’m reading MOM blogs this morning seeing what is out there on the web.I always enjoy doing this on rainy days. I just need a coffee and it would be perfect..but no coffee for this preggo!

Here are some neat links I found…

I haven’t ever read this blog before but she has a tutorial for a cute ruffle dress that is made out of recycled TShirts..I love the idea of not spending tons at the fabric store. Especially since there are so many things I’m still learning


I guess I should have put the actual blog this came from but its fun to read are a review while you are searching a pattern, nothing better than hearing if something is good or bad from someone else. I must admit I think this looks so cute closed, I think it really appeals to pregnant women (if a little longer) I saw a pattern (McCalls…only $.99 patterns at Joanns right now…I should work in their marketing!) but I must admit I’m terrify to sew knit. It moves and I know my sweet cotton blend will stay still while I work with it…maybe soon I will get up the courage.

Here is a cute tutorial for those who have little ones who will be going trick or treaters or to fall festivals. We haven’t decided what we will be doing. but it has been discussed to purchase candy and turn off the porch light and eat it all ourselves! Tyler informed me the other day..that he will be in charge of costumes so…we will see if Miss Banana gets dressed up…

and last but not least…

A friend from SAGU makes the cutest things! She is also the reason I found the beloved Pioneer Woman..YUM! These growth charts are super cute!

Well I should get off here watch some DVR while I work on Pebbles. I’ll be back. I have all day off so hopefully I’ll get some stuff done.

Whats your favorite blog? Find any great tutorials????
🙂 Amanda

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