Friday Random Facts

Hello! I’m feeling super random today and also have a ton of shopping to get to as soon as Tyrion wakes up from his nap, so here is a slightly rushed, random fact Friday for you!

Dinner Wednesday night was yummy! I made Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada bake.


Let me rephrase that, I thought it was good. Travis and Tyrion weren’t thrilled. Oh well, I had leftovers for the next couple days and was completely happy with that!

This man is a phone stealer. He loves playing his games on it and takes it any chance he gets.


Here is the Phone nabber on his new chair from grandpa and grandma Whalen. He loves it.


Travis brought home the movie Big Hero 6 on Tuesday and the boys had popcorn cuddle time. So stinking cute! Tyrion loves popcorn, just like his dad and mom.


Sadly he still likes Despicable Me 2 more than the new movie. Sigh. . .

I made baby girls first dress this week. I love how it turned out, even if I had to move the pocket to the side more than I wanted because I had to patch a hole I accidentally put in the fabric. Oops.


Picture of our ride to see Grandma Judy at the hospital after she got her knee replacement this week. She is doing great and gets to go home today. She needed one for a while and so they finally decided to go ahead and do it.


I’ve been working all week long to try and get my craft room better organized. I had fabric coming out of my ears.


All over the place.


So I asked my Aunt Goldie, who I consider a great sewing extraordinaire, how she organized all her fabric. She said she has to walk in her room and see it all. That she wants to be inspired each time she opens the door.

Well it’s hard to be inspired when you have to sift through bins of fabric in total chaos, so I took her advise and re-organized it all!


My mom had some shelves she didn’t want and gladly gave them to me! I need to paint them white to keep my downstairs craft room bright, but I was too excited to get it all organized right away, so I plan to spray-paint them both later this summer.

I feel a hundred times better being able to see everything! Can’t wait to sew more dresses and accessories for baby girl!

Overall it was a very productive week, and this weekend is going to be as well. So I’m off to get it started! Have a great Friday and weekend! See ya on the flip side!

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Weekend Recap + Monday 2/24/15

Is it bad I want to take a nap and it’s only 8am? Because I totally could. Baby must be going through another growth spurt because I’ve been overwhelmingly exhausted the last few days. All I want to do is eat and sleep, and if that’s wrong I don’t want to be right. ; )

This has been one of my weaknesses . . .


I bought the trail mix for “Travis’s lunches” but in all honestly I’ve eaten way more than I’ve sent him to work with. In my defense Tyrion tries to make it healthier for me by picking out all the m&m’s for himself, but it’s still a heck of a lot of calories!

Travis’s parents came over this weekend and brought with them Oreos since they know it’s my weakness.


I can’t decide if that was evil of them or nice, but either way I ate a lot. A Stinking Lot. I go shopping Friday and have to get this under control. I’ve been way to indulgent of late and need to get some healthy food in my house ASAP, or my belly won’t be the only thing getting huge.

Other than that I’ve been pretty boring. A little shopping, a little cooking with Travis’s parents coming over for dinner Saturday. Sunday was church and afterwards Tyrion and I went with my parents to Costco for a yummy lunch and then we followed them around shopping for a bit. Oh my word Costco has the cutest girl clothes right now! I might have to pay them another visit soon and grab a few of the sets they have. Lots of little floral designs. I was in love.

And that was pretty much my weekend. Today I have this I get to do all day long –


Oh joy right? I waited again until everything Travis owns is in the ironing pile. You’d think I’d learn. Oh well, if I actually put on my big girl panties I can have it done in an hour.

And with that bunch of interesting and useful info I gave you this morning I’m off to put myself together. Have a great Tuesday! Hope you have something way cooler on your to-do list today than ironing!

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I’ve Turned Into A Crazy Sewing Lady

Hello all! Sorry I haven’t made it over here since Monday. The weather has been extraordinary this past week and Tyrion and I have been busy taking lots of walks and playing in the yard. The boy can’t wait until summer when he can pretty much live outdoors.

Yesterday was a bit on the colder side, so we had to stay in and come up with something fun to occupy his usual yard time. Enter: bubbles.


He played in my kitchen sink for almost an hour, until everything around it (including him) was officially soaked.


Yesterday I was also able to go through all Tyrion’s clothes, putting everything that doesn’t fit anymore downstairs in bins.


I feel like we just went shopping, but all his pants are high-waters and his belly is peaking out of most of his shirts. I am going to get everything super large this round so they last longer. Sheesh!

I also went through all his older clothes I had already put downstairs and pulled out anything I thought could be worn by a girl, or DIYed to be girly, and placed those in a separate sack for me to pull out closer to my due date. I have some cute ideas for switching some of the onsies, jeans, and shoes up and making them ultra girly.

Speaking of DIYing, I went to JoAnn Fabric on Tuesday and went a little crazy in the fabric department. Then I came home and went through some of my fabric bins downstairs, and realized I had a ton of girly fabric already that was given to me years ago, and I just forgot about it since I had a boy. So ya, I have a lot of fabric.

My kitchen table looked like this most of the week.


I finally got it a little more manageable today, but am planning on moving it all back in the craft room later this afternoon where I can have a constant mess and work on it all at my leisure.


I am really into the older, vintage looking materials. I got a couple yards of flower patterned fabric that I’m in love with. Not sure yet what I’m making though.


I have my baby girl inspiration board up on Pinterest and can’t wait to try some of the ideas I’ve pinned!

I did make a blanket, flowered headband, and scratch mittens this week but those are for a friend who is having a shower soon.

I also made a few extra headbands for fun and to experiment with styles a bit, and am loving how they are turning out.


I know I’m going to get a lot of pink stuff from people, and while I am completely okay with that, I will be purchasing more purples, yellows, and grays myself since I love those color combos more. Super loud pink isn’t really my thing, but as subtle flowers or as an accent color I love it. I’m coming to the conclusion it’s hard to find anything not completely dipped in florescent pink though. Apparently that’s the go-to girl color. But as I mentioned, my baby girl will wear what people get her, ultra pink or not, and I will be greatly appreciative!

And with that I’m off to put my house together a bit and get ready for the day. Tyrion and I are headed to Costco after his nap for a couple items, and then we may have some guests for dinner tonight so I need to figure out what we are having for dinner.

Happy Friday and have a fantastic weekend!

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Weekend Recap 2/16/15

Happy Presidents Day! Ya for a holiday tacked onto the end of a weekend! Travis worked Saturday and Sunday but has today and tomorrow off, and it’s beautiful weather so he is excited!


Technically he is working in our basement the next couple days, but sunshine through the windows makes all the difference! I’m sure he’ll get out there and enjoy the sun a bit too. How could you not!?


Hope everyone day a wonderful Valentines day/weekend. Travis worked early Saturday so we celebrated with our gifts Friday night, and then had what is now becoming our traditional steak dinner Valentines Day.


Travis knows I love me some good chocolate so he always gets me See’s candy for Valentines, and I look forward to it every year! He went all out this time and got me two boxes and a box of lollypops that I love. So excited to try and make these last as long as possible. A week is a long time right? ; )

I went in search of Seahawks apparel for Travis last week, which was no easy task after the super bowl, but I finally found a sweatshirt which I surprised him with.

And we can’t leave out little Tyrion. He got a bubble blower and was beyond excited. Him and the dog could chase bubbles all day long.

After sending Travis off to work Saturday, Tyrion and I played around the house a bit before heading out to one of his little friends birthday party. It was at a local pizza place and Tyrion just loves pizza,  so he was a happy camper when he figured out why we were there. After pizza all the kids got to play with Play Dough, which was another hit.


After the Play Dough fun wore off Tyrion thought it was time to try and steal one of the birthday girls gifts.


Over and over I had to scold him and tell him to leave her scooter alone. He wanted it so bad. One of the ladies said, “Well I guess you know what to get him on his next birthday.” I guess so!

Saturday night Travis got home, started up the BBQ and got busy on the steaks while I worked on the mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. It was a delicious dinner finished off with a couple pieces of choice chocolates. Perfect Valentines in.

Sunday morning was church, and after that I was seriously so tired that I put on Tyrion’s favorite movie and set up a bunch of toys for him, and napped on and off on the couch for a couple hours. After I woke up I felt like a bum, so I got Tyrion and I ready and we headed outside for a walk.

Baby girl has been enjoying sitting on my bladder lately, and running while you feel like you need to pee every five minutes is no fun, so we took a brisk three mile walk instead.


There was so many people out and about enjoying the weather. I must have been passed by over 30 bikers.


We even walked though a photo shoot. There was a ballerina doing jumps in the air with the river behind her. Kinda odd but I’m sure it made for some pretty shots.


Tyrion passed out toward the end, but came to once we got home since he knows after our walks we usually head to the backyard and play.

My parents had a slide they gave Tyrion last week, and he has been on it nonstop ever since!


Up and down and up and down. Yesterday he finally figured out how to swing his legs around once he got to the top so he doesn’t need my help anymore. Such a big boy!

While he played I worked on cleaning up my flower beds a bit.


Um hello? It’s only February? You would think it’s April with all the stuff I have growing in my beds. I hope we don’t get a huge dip in the temps anytime soon. If my trees bud out and freeze and I don’t get any fruit this year I will not be a happy camper.

And that was pretty much our weekend. Hope you all had a wonderful one as well and get to enjoy some beautiful weather today. Happy Monday!

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20 Weeks Pregnant and We Are Having A . . . .

Early yesterday morning my mom dropped by to watch Tyrion so Travis and I could head to my ultrasound! It was time to see if baby was growing healthy and happy and if Tyrion was getting a brother or sister in July!


I told our ultrasound tech that I was positive we were having a boy and if she told us it was a girl it would be the shock of my life.

Well, she decided to give me a shock. We are having a GIRL!!!!! Like Tyrion’s tech, she made sure to point out the gender on our ultrasound photo so we wouldn’t doubt.


I was completely floored. I told the tech that this pregnancy has been just like my last and I was sure that meant I was having the same. She looked at me and asked, “Why would that matter?” I said that all my girlfriends who were having different genders said their second pregnancies were extremely opposite experiences and she was like, “Well we all are different aren’t we?” Yes, I guess we are! Moral of the story: you can never be 100% sure!

Funny thing is I had most of my family and friends convinced we were having a boy too, so when we announced they were also in shock. This is the first granddaughter for Travis’s parents and mine. My side of the family has three grandsons, so this little girl is going to be spoiled and have lots of boys to watch over her. I love it!

On the way home we stopped and grabbed a couple pink balloons (just in case one popped) and took them home to try a photo-shoot with Tyrion for our announcement.

You gotta love taking pictures of toddlers. They don’t hold still! Out of about 60 shots I found three that worked!






I did the photos in color too but ultimately went with black and white with the pink balloon so it stood out easier.

PicMonkey Collage

Since yesterday marked 20 weeks on the dot and I’m officially half way through, (Ya!) I thought I’d do another update for you all.

20 Week Update:

Excuse the faceless photo, I am rocking the morning look right now and you don’t want to see it. Promise.

20 weeks baby girl

Baby is the size of a banana!

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel.

Weight gained:

I’m at a 12 pound gain right now, and I’m soooooo happy with that. I didn’t keep great records of my weight last pregnancy but I’m almost positive I was up over 20 pounds at this point.


When it’s nice Tyrion and I get outside and I try to run/walk about two miles. This happens once or twice a week. But if the weather keeps getting nicer I can see us getting out there more! I’ve also been trucking away with PiYo, also getting it done once or twice a week. I have to pick and choose which ones I can do now though. Any workout that includes abs are almost impossible to do.


Not anything huge. I’ve had a issue with my leg hurting for about a month now and it’s driving me crazy, but not bad enough to get seen. I’m pretty sure I have a pinched nerve. I tweaked my back just over a month ago and it hurt for a week, and then seemed to settle in my leg. I should honestly go see a chiropractor, but I’m lazy and cheap so we will see how long I ride it out.


This girl is definitely not as active as Tyrion. She does move a bit, but from the minute I could feel Tyrion move to when he popped out he was kicking up a storm. I feel her move a few times a day, but she is much more subdued, which I’m okay with. Tyrion felt like he was practicing boxing and I was his punching bag. Not always fun.

Food Aversions:

Nothing really. I’m not a huge meat fan this pregnancy (same as last) but I’m honestly not big into meat anyway, so it’s not much of a change.

Food Cravings:

I could literally eat Mexican food from sun up to sun down, breakfast through dinner every day and be the happiest girl ever. I just want salsa, guacamole, veggies, and chips. All. Day. Long.


My leg makes it hard to get to sleep most nights, but once I’m out I usually only wake up once to use the bathroom, other than that I’m sleeping great.

Stretch marks?

Nope! My sister didn’t get anymore her second pregnancy and I’m hoping for the same outcome. Fingers crossed.

Miss Anything?

Regular jeans. My pregnancy jeans from last time are still a little big and constantly fall down and it’s maddening trying to wear them. Plus, with spring around the corner I don’t want to invest in new ones,  (hello $60+) since last year when it got nice out I lived in my maternity capris and skirt. Right now I’m doing a lot of leggings and a pair of regular black fabric pants that still fit me at the moment.

I was really enjoying fitting into all my favorite jeans for a few months before I got pregnant, and then they were ripped away from me. The joy was short lived and I miss going to the dresser knowing everything I owned fitted great. Ah well, it will happen again.

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week:

We found out baby is a girl, so it can’t get more fun or interesting than that!

Belly Button in or out?

In. It won’t go out. I should just remove this question.

Wedding rings on or off?


Happy or moody most of the time:

Both? It seriously comes and goes. Last week the weather was rain, rain, rain and I was about ready to jump off a bridge. Okay not that bad, but I was depressed! Once the sun came out happy Eryn also came back. Boy I missed her, Travis did too. It’s sad how much the weather seems to affect me.

New Baby Items:

Hello everything girly! I’m still debating having a baby shower. There really isn’t anything I need, everything big and spendy from Tyrion will crossover well with baby girl. So I just don’t know. But I do know shopping for girl clothes is going to be fun!

Looking Forward To:

I ordered a new maternity top to go with my leggings the other day and I’m looking forward to getting that. I love I get their daily emails and when I saw this certain maternity shirt it was too cute to pass up. Hope it fits good!

And that’s it for today! I’m off to work on some Valentine crafts with Tyrion. Have a great day!

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