Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mulva Monday... On Wednesday

Mulva's Big Announcement

Well, Mulva hasn't said much lately.  Her usual day is Monday, but she didn't want to wait a whole weekend to share her big news.  So, I told her we could cheat this one time and let her share today, so long as we pretend it's Monday:)

Drumroll, please....

Mulva is going to be a big sister!!  That's right, I'm pregnant, and she was the first to know.  She found out a long time ago, but she had to keep it a secret for a while.  She is excited to finally be able to share the news, and she's even more excited that I'm finally over the "morning sickness" phase.  I wasn't very pleasant to be around for a few weeks, but she was a trooper.  She cuddled me and told me the worst would be over soon.

The due date is May 28th, which happens to be the day after my 6 year anniversary!  Mulva is secretly happy about that, because she knows that means Mom and Dad won't be leaving her at home to travel for their anniversary this year.  But, she assured us that she will be a big help when the baby comes - she is ready to cuddle her new brother or sister, although she realizes it might mean less attention for her;)

In the mean time, Mulva decided to help me practice!  She also gave my hubby some tips on "growing up" and dressed him to be more fatherly.  With Mulva being the silly pup she is, I'm sure we have a lot more adventures to come, both before and after the baby arrives!

Brandon acting "fatherly"
Mulva helping me practice


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Long Time, No Post!

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything...  Sorry about that!  Sometimes, the time just disappears, and you don't know where it went!

The holidays are coming up, and I'm getting excited:)  Christmas is my favorite holiday, despite my distaste for cold weather.  This year, my husband and I have decided to make at least one gift for each person in the family!  This is the first year I'm finding myself being "crafty," so I'm pushing myself to come up with something unique and different for each person.  Thankfully, there are lots of ideas out there to help with that!

I've mentioned Pinterest before, and I'm plugging it again.  I love that I can keep all these lovely ideas together in one place.  So, if you're looking for some holiday ideas, from party food to gift wrapping, to gift ideas - be sure to look through Pinterest!  If you aren't already a pinner but would like to be, I'd be happy to send you an invite:)

For this year's Deck the Balls Party at my in-laws:)

Cute gift idea for anyone on your list!

Button ornament

Made one of these as a gift, and it was a hit!

Great for a kid at heart - and you can make it with love:)

Paint chip gift tags - great idea!!

Make your own newspaper gift bags!

And, there is SO MUCH MORE!  So, I challenge you to make something this year - be it gift tags, home decor, or even a gift for someone special on your list!  There is just something extra special about a handmade holiday:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Liberty Originals!  Those extra 5 entries from the treasury must have helped her odds!

Liberty will be receiving one of these super cute screen printed bird pillows.  Thanks to everyone who participated - it was fun!