Release the "mommy guilt," cut yourself some slack and take a little "me" time. I'm hoping to combine a cup of fact, and sprinkle in just enough of my own experience along with a dash of my failures to help you see that no matter the recipe you are a better mother than you give yourself credit for! If you have come looking for perfect punctuation and spelling, well then you are in the wrong place. In fact I am totally one of those people who use punctuation as an accessory. Ya know? Like hair bows.

If you need REAL advice from REAL working and stay at home mom's on pregnancy, childbirth and everything from the newborn to teenage year's. You have come to the right place! Sit back, relax, contribute your comments and......don't forget to take time to smell the baby lotion.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Well that didn't go as planned....

Of course you've noticed I didn't get the blog updated yesterday like I wanted. :( Stay tuned. I hate when life decides to get in the way of what we really want to do. I hope everyone is haveing a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Guest Post....

Check out my new furniture! J/K But you can check out my awesome garbage furniture makeover. I did a guest post this week for my awesome friend over here at EatingMyCandy.

I worked at my big girl job last night so not much in the way of posting today. Check back tomorrow for a post on my cute little NO SOLICITING sign and some great info for parents of older kids on preventing teen pregnancy. I know, polar opposites. But it's my blog so I get to post what I want right? It's all about the important act of taking a little Time 4 Me. :)

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here again!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Angry Birds!!

I love playing the game on my phone and I saw the cutest thing on Pintrest so I decided to give it a try myself. Turns out it's super simple and super fun. A few yarn poms some google eyes and then some dixie cups as your structure and you have your very own NON DIGITAL Angry Birds Game. So fun!

I found a great tutorial for making yarn pom poms HERE. You can make a bazillion pigs and birds for so cheap if you take the time to make the yarn pom. Then for the eyes I just got a pack of like a bazillion google eyes from the craft store and the beaks, noses, ears and teeth are just small shapes cut from craft felt. To make the nose holes I just used a black sharpie and put two dots on it. I can seriously probably make 50 sets of these for the $8 I spend on yarn, felt and google eyes. I'd like to be uber creative and think of a Christmas lesson or saying that go along with them and then use them for neighbor gifts next year.

Cutest Bird and Pigs EVER!

Seriously, kids love them. I was just on vaca with my little family in St. George, Utah soaking up some sun. We hit a neighborhood park so the boys could throw the ball around.

My pink was supposed to be helping me make them. Well....that didn't turn out.

But....before I knew it there were children (who I presume lived around that neighbor) that were walking up to us and asking what I was doing. So...I told them and OF COURSE they wanted their own Pigs. Lol. Good thing I had a stock in my bag. I probably handed out as many Pigs and I was able to make poms.

So for the parent that is like me and HATES the finger prints on the phone screen or doesn't trust the littles with the Ipad now you can make them their very own angry birds.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Striped walls! Must!

I need a little break from working and exercising and organizing my home. So today I'm day dreaming on Pintrest.  I have an AMAZING SIL that has creativity oozing out her pores and after seeing a room on Pintrest she painted stripes on her guest bathroom wall. Check out her blog post about it HERE ! It's absolutely gorgeous. I want to do it to the kids bathroom/guest bathroom.

(Virginia's awesome bathroom)

This is not my SIL's but I found this on Pintrest and LOVE IT!

That's it for today. Take time to day dream. Find a project you can throw yourself into. It's important for mom's (and dad's) to have time doing something they enjoy. Work on it for an hour after the kids go to bed or between babies naps. Happy guilt releasing and crafting or projecting or whatever today may have in store for you.