Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Inspiration: Jack's 2nd Bday.

I'm starting to plan Jack's 2nd birthday, but I can't decide on a theme...

- Yo Gabba Gabba (again)
- Cars
- or circus!

Here is some Circus inspiration! 

I'm leaning more towards circus! It's just too cute!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Goals (6/26)....

This weeks goals
 - clean the apartment
- laundry (always)
- make checklists for weekend trip
- pack diaper bag for plane
- pack bag for trip
- plan recipes for the 4th
- schedule blog posts (that's how I get ahead)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pretty dress...

Dress: Dear Creatures via ModCloth
Shoes: Bakers
Socks: old. 

I LOVE this dress.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Toddler lunch...

During the school year, Jack goes to preschool. He goes 2 days a week from about 9 to 3. We packed him a lunch everyday. This year, we got reports every day telling us what he ate and what he didn't. It was usually a lot of what he didn't or wouldn't eat. It took us all year to figure out what he would actually eat during lunchtime. I found a lunch box that would let us give him a good selection of lunch items. He got to choose what he ate and he actually ATE! I found the Goodbyn's on Miss James' blog.

This was a typical lunch for the last 2 months.
 I decorated the front. :]

 Toddler Mott's juice box, Smucker's Uncrustable sandwich, strawberries, Cherrios, yogurt melts, raisins, and Pirates Booty.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Potter Party...

We have a friend that has never (yup NEVER) seen Harry Potter. Not one. So we decided that we needed to have a watching party. 
 (we only got through the first one... wah. it was the NBA finals last game)

 The spread.

The watching.

Happy Potter Party!

Cleaning out my closet...

I am trying to clean out this thing I call a closet.. but it's more like a mess. ALL THE TIME.

I have so many pretty things but I can't wear them all.

If you have any questions about anything, let me know! :]

Hello Pretty Bird : Closet Clean Out

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


My friend, Danielle, opened an Etsy shop named Flourish. She sells pretty little leather braided bracelets. She sent me one to review before the shop opened... but before I received it, she opened and I couldn't help but buy two more! 

She sent me the shiny gray one, Obscure. It fits like a charm and it's so comfortable. They are very well made and the packaging is a green and perfect!

I bought the Cerulean Blue and the Somber Grey. They are very reasonably priced. I can tell that Danielle put a lot of love into making these and designing everything. And I love them all. I wore the two gray one's all weekend. They were included in an outfit post, too!

She just released a bunch on new colors!! I had to swoop in and buy.... 4!! I ordered Bliss, Reef, Rosy, and Amethyst.  I am beyond excited!

I am not a big jewelry person, but I honestly love these. I've become a bracelet person.... :]
Everything about them is perfect! Love love love!
Go snatch some up! 
Moxie Double Braided Brown Leather Bracelet $7

Sinuous Twisted Double Brown Braided Leather Bracelet $7
Augment Double Braided White Shimmer Leather Bracelet $7

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pretty fox...

 I FINALLY found skinny jeans short enough for this shorty!
fox shirt: forever21
cigarette pants: urban outfitters
braceletes: flourish & chan luu
red flats: ???

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jack's Ears...

My mom and Jackson :]
My sweet little man had his ear surgery Saturday. It was the roughest, fastest, hardest, easiest thing ever....

Let me explain.

Like I've said before, Jack had a lot of fluid in his ears that he wouldn't/couldn't drain. This caused him a TON of earaches and some hearing trouble. His speech is delayed because of this and he was always uncomfortable. We saw an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor a couple weeks ago. He suggested tubes. Well, more like stated Jack needed tubes. So we scheduled his tube placement ASAP. 

We went in for some pre-op on Friday. No blood taking (THANK GOD) but there was plenty of prodding and poking that Jack hated. They explained the process and made us as comfortable as they could. We were so nervous and freaked out.

We went in on Saturday at 6:45am. We got Jack in his little gown and they took some vital signs and made sure everything was in order. 
Daddy and Jack reading in the hospital room.
We tried to distract him and keep in entertained. He was doing pretty good for the most part. We had to wake him up really early and he wasn't a big fan of that.

Playing in the playroom waiting to be called in.
After vital signs were good and written down, we went to wait in the little playroom. He loved all the trucks and played with a few other little guys that were having the same thing done that day. 

At about 7:45am, they called his name. I almost just started to bawl right then. I knew what was coming. They gave him a sedative to help with the separation from us and help him calm down enough for them to put the gas mask on him. We stayed with him until the sedative kicked in. Then we had to put him on a rolling hospital bed and watch a nurse wheel him away. He wasn't too interested in us not being with him at that moment, but it was possibly the hardest moment of my life so far. I was so helpless. I couldn't go with my little baby. 

Before they wheeled him out.
The 3 of us before Jack got wheeled away.
A sweet nurse walked us to the waiting room. I ducked into a restroom to cry. I couldn't help it. My mom and Jeremy's parents were there and quite a few people in the waiting room as well that I didn't want to see me cry. I didn't stay in there long. I had to pull myself together so I could wait for the doctor to come out and tell me my little man was a-ok. I came out of the restroom, got some coffee from a vending machine, and sat down.... and then the doctor came out to tell us he was done! DONE! It was about 8 minutes from when I watched Jack wheel away on a bed to the doctor smiling at me telling me it went great! Wow. 

Jeremy and I went into the recovery area to find Jack screaming... and screaming. They warned us that a few kids don't take well to waking up with the anesthesia. Jack was one of them. Actually, he was the only one out of about 10 that was screaming. Not only was he screaming, but when I finally got him in my arms, he started headbutting and throwing punches. Now, I'm little... He's not. So, I got pretty beat up for a good 15 minutes until the medicine wore off. Then I got my sweet guy back. He drank some juice and we changed him and left!
On the drive home... still sleepy.
We drove home and he snuggled some with me on the couch. Then he was off to play with his cars! He was good within 20-30 minutes of being home. We were told to only give him clear liquids for about 2 hours after and if he was doing well then we could give him his regular diet. 

Playing with his cars with his little ankle ID bands on.
He is doing so well. He's already started talking a lot more. He doesn't say words so much yet, but he's back to babbling A LOT! I know he'll be back on track so soon! It's going to be amazing to watch! 


Saturday, June 4, 2011

New dress....

I got a new dress!!!

dress: urban outfitters
shoes: old navy flipflops
bracelets: Flourish
I'm doing a review soon!! :] 
Necklace: DIY 

I love it! :] 

* Jack's ear surgery was today. It was very hard, but he's doing amazing! I'll post more on it later. My mom is still in town and we have a full awesome day tomorrow! She has spoiled us!!!!