Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Unintentional Prom Hair

So having longish hair and all like I do, 
I try to avoid washing it daily

My hair gets really dirty looking after less than 24 hours..
Ponytails get boring so I try to spice it up. 

This morning I started hair-pinning and twisting away and ended up looking like I was headed to prom. 


Yep. Prom hair.

PS- It's really hard to get a picture of the back of my head. I took the following in the bathroom at the library. 
So tacky, right?

I was like, soooo over dressed for the preschool story time at our local library.  

All I was missing was my wrist corsage... 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Sun!! It Burns Us!

Long post ahead to include:
Pregnancy stories
Belly shots
Two, count 'em, TWO projects
All kinds of sarcastic wit from yours truly *wink*

This is the sound of the light of day touching my skin as I finally emerge from the cave of the first half of my pregnancy. 
Me eyes!!

(picture I took after running into the Misters coworkers...because without fail I always look like a scrub when I see people like that.  I only have make-up on one eye...A mess I am!

Yeah, remember this?

Baby #3 is currently cooking in my oven (25weeks5days) and I am loving it. 
Well, loving that I have finally started feeling better the past couple weeks.

Side note: Wanna hear a funny story? 
How I knew I was pregnant...Ahem!

Back in February, the Mister had two months of training to complete up in Montana. The kids and I drove him up there and dropped him off at the smallest tiny-teenie base I ever saw. I was sad to leave him but that's the life of this military wife, my friends. Anyhoo, on the way home the kids and I blasted the "Frozen" soundtrack for the majority of the hours home, singing our hearts out.  Whenever this song came on.....

...I was a sobbing mess, like tears dripping off my chin. I have lots of sisters and the sister love in this movie just gets to me every.single.time..
So I was sitting there, crying, and I thought to myself, okay these songs are good... but they aren't this good.
I was due to start my cycle that day but after a year of disappointing pregnancy tests I had told myself to just wait a week to test.
But when we got home I gave in and boom.
Then I had to be the "married-single-mom-military-wife" for the next two months.
We watched a lot of Netflix and ate a lot of crap food. And I don't even care if you judge.

This pregnancy has been my hardest.  Super odd how that happens. With Sunshine and Birdie I felt better around 12 or 13 weeks.  This baby took me all the way to 20weeks of feeling consistently terrible and then slowly got better up until now.

So without further ado.... please bask in the vast glory that is my baby belly.
Pictures taken at 25weeks3days

But first...
Please witness what I wear on a daily basis...
Leggings and over sized t-shirts
And yes that is a mix of Doctor Who and Peter Pan, two fandoms of which I support an addiction.
Tink is the light on the Tardis...
"So that's how it flies!"

It was sunny. My faces are ridiculous...

Okay, up first, the more flattering quarter-turn angle...

Birdie was all...Wha???

All right, here comes the big one

You know those little pregnant mamas who just stay so cute and tiny and adorably cute?
I am not one of them

In other big news (get the pun?) nesting is in full swing at my house. Been working on some fun things.
Take a look!



Sand that baby down!

Slap on the paint...


Oh yummy! I just love this little dresser so stinking much! I got it for free from a friend and I'm letting my kiddos share it...even thought I love it so much I considered just keeping it in my kitchen so I could look at it all the time.

And look! 
I finally finished our little birdie-girl's quilt.
Thanks to my tall neighbor for holding this up for me!
Quilt stats-
13 fat quarters making...
20-8.5x8.5 squares
12-8.5x16.5 rectangles
1-16.5x16.5 square
Riley Blake fabrics (love that stuff!)



My new favorite thing to do is have a little peek-a-boo on the back of all the fabrics used for the front.  
And that purple binding is just heaven to me. 

This quilt also ended up with some awesome stippling.  
Loving it...

Yummy stippling texture...

The angle of the sun really makes the texture stick out.  
I kept rubbing my hands on it, I couldn't help it!

More stippling texture...

That's all for now my friends!
I have lots of projects in the works and am excited to share them with you! 

Thanks for reading