Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Smarti Pants Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Stephanie over at A Pocket Full of Buttons is a fan of Smarti Pants diapers and is hosting a giveaway! So if you are into cloth diapering or considering it and would like to try these diapers head on over and visit Stephanie.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Top Ten: Getting to know ME!

This is in response to Candace's post...

1) What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
Naomi, I like it and can't imagine another name except maybe Tinkerbell :)

2) What was your worst date (as in going out on a date, not an actual calendar date…unless you have a really bad one to share)?
Umm haven't been on many dates...maybe the one where the guy just wanted to sit and talk about "us" when there was no "us" to be talked about...

3) If you had to teach one subject in high school or college, what would it be?
Science for sure, such fun experiments to be done!

4) When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
last night, I just get goofy when it's late and by late I mean 10pm :)

5) What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
many things but most recently meals made for our family when we had our baby

6) If money or skill-set was no issue, what would you love to do for a living?
Diabetes nutrition counselling or dermatology or maybe to be more whimsical wedding planning and owning a cupcake/cake shop

7) What is one thing as an adult/parent/spouse you do that you swore you would never do?
not having the dishes done before I go to bed, nothing worse than waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes

8) If you could go back to one particular time in your life (not to live, not to change anything, just to visit) when would it be?
sometime before I was 11 to spend more time with my dad

9) If your walls could talk, what would they say about you (good & bad)?
I talk to the dogs constantly

10) If you could fix or put an end to one problem in the world what would it be?
Not treating others as ourselves

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Works for me Wednesday

Lent begins tomorrow and for all the joking about eating sugar, fat and eggs in preparation for fasting, I am excited because I'm going to be reading The Purpose Driven Life. I hope to use the next 40 days to really focus on God's purpose for me and the ultimate sacrifice He made.
I've read this book before with a small group and tried on my own since then but this time a group of us ladies are reading it and discussing it via Facebook. It's going to be great to be held accountable to read it each day, to get to do this all together and chat with friends and family from across the country.
For more WFMW head over to We Are That Family

Shrove Tuesday

According to Wikipedia: the day is often known as Pancake Day. Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
So tonight we're having pancakes. I mean really can you go wrong with sugar, fat and eggs?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Improving our Marriage for Valentine's Day

We don't make a big deal out of Valentine's day around here but yesterday we spent the day at church doing a marriage seminar. I figure it's a pretty good Valentine's present to each other. We watched a video series by Mark Grungor called Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage. HILARIOUS!!
Seriously if you get the chance watch these videos he has some awesome advice and presents it in a way that really makes sense to men and women.
Today is a banquet for the seminar attendees and one final video. I'm looking forward to a lovely Valentine's evening.
Happy Valentine's Day, give your loved ones a hug!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ergo Organic Baby Carrier giveaway

Lydia is giving away an Ergo Organic Baby Carrier as her first giveaway! These seem to be the cream of the crop when it comes to baby carriers and here is your chance to win one of you very own, head on over to enter.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WFMW: baby leg warmers

I have always thought baby leg warmers were so cute and now that I have a baby to put them on I just had to have some. I sew ( haha I totally just typed "I'm a sewer"...hahaha) so I set out to make some myself.
The first one I made following this tutorial but I was using adult knee socks and the cuff turned out too big for my baby's ankles. I did buy a pair of girls knee socks this week and will follow those directions, but for adult socks I made the cuff smaller like this tutorial shows.
They are so simple to make it's ridiculous, even if you don't sew I know you could make them.

here's my model
That's what works for me! For other great ideas be sure to head over to We Are That Family.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Bean has arrived!

Well she arrived nearly 2 months ago but we've been busy needless to say:

Isabel was born on December 15 @ 0640 weighing 8lbs 8oz and 20" long.
She is absolutely precious and we can't imagine life without her.

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