21 Days to Getting ORGANIZED Challenge

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The last couple of weeks I have failed miserably at cleaning & organizing my household. I am taking a couple days off of work to really focus on getting things together before the new year. I just want to feel like I am getting off to a good start. I came across this challenge over at A Bowl full of Lemons, and had to join up. I need all the motivation I can get! Have I mentioned how lazy I am? yeah I need all the motivation I can get!!

If you want to join up, here's a post on what you can do to prepare for the challenge.

Slowly going back to normal

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
My life is a mess!

Well no it's not but my house is so it makes me feel like my life is too hehe.

To save money this year I went the DIY route with a couple gifts (post on that coming), so I have junk everywhere! Over the last week I have lost my keys more times than I can count! and my husband keeps leaving his keys & wallet on the couch which drives me insane!

I have a 5 day break coming up which I will use to clean & organize a bit but I did tackle our key problem!

Inspiration came from the DIY Show off blog, I did a search to see if they had any ideas (since I do not have an entryway), they had this super cute super easy thing I had to do!

I got a serving platter, Letter stickers & mod podge.

 Super Easy! and cute and will get the job done until we get an entryway!
And, here's an awful pic of me & the little guy but I Love how he looks over at me like "put that camera down lady!"

My Baby's First Christmas

Thursday, December 23, 2010
I am off of work for a couple days and I am just excited - this will be Aaron's first Christmas and I can't wait to see what the day brings. I probably won't be posting much the next couple of days since I will be soaking up these days with my munchkin but I wanted to wish everyone a most Joyful & Happy Holidays!!!!

After the holidays, I have much to share:
  • a couple DIY Christmas gifts
  • a super easy way to create a key holder
  • more baking
  • my new "100 in 1001" initiative
  • and I'll share how the little guys first Christmas went
so back to bed I go, to cuddle with the big & little guy! It's going to be a great couple of days!!!



DIY Christmas Cards

Monday, December 20, 2010
I made my own Christmas cards this year!!!! They are not amazing as I am just learning how to use Photoshop but I came across a simple template and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

I found an awesome free template HERE.
Here are more free photo card template resources I came across in my search: http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/12/free-christmas-photo-card-templates.html



Infant Night Terrors

Sunday, December 12, 2010
being woken up at 2am by your baby's gut wrenching screams is not fun! especially when it's been happening three nights in a row. I know he's ok because I still have him in the room with us. He falls asleep on our bed and then we move him to his crib (that's in our room).

The first night it happened I cried myself, I picked him up and just help and cried with him because I didn't know what to do. This wasn't an I'm hungry or wet cry - it was an out of nowhere loud cry.

The second night, I told my husband we had to call his pediatrician like NOW, of course my husband thought I was over reacting so we decided to do some research before I woke up my whole family and drove to the hospital hehe.

looks like he's having night terrors and by picking him up and trying to sooth him we were probably frightening him even more and he is still asleep during these incidents. We just need to ride it out.

Looks like it can happen when a baby isn't getting enough sleep, my guy hates sleep and fights it whenever he can. He's also a light sleeper and will wake at the slightest noise.

The good news: He has no recollection of the episode (thank God) and we can try to stop the night terrors from happening if we rouse him a bit after he's been asleep for a couple hours. I'm trying that tonight, let's see what happens.



At 7.5 months, he can now sit and hold his own bottle. But of course now that he can sit he thinks he's a big man and refuses to be laid down and if we try he screams bloody murder, lol.

 above is the little guy in best bottom cloth diapers. We are still cloth diapering part time.
 and who doesn't love chunky baby legs!! 

   & Baby Aaron! :)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cupcakes

Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yup!!! Cookie & Cheesecake in ONE cupcake! aaaamazing!

Again, I am not a baker but I sure do know how to follow instructions. This was the result of a another late night baking session with my girl Diana.

I found this recipe on Hostess with the Mostess Blog, and here is how it came out:

Cookie batter layer first:

Then cheesecake topping:

Final Product:


You can find the recipe here!

To my new blog followers HI!!! So happy to have you! I have been slacking on blogging for a couple weeks but there is LOTS to catch up on! Post you blog in the comments section, I'd love to stop by and visit you as well! :)

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