Posted by Staci at 10:04:00 PM
So the last two days has consisted of me opening up new toys and putting away old ones, not to mention finding a place for all the dang trains in my life.....yes my youngest is obsessed with trains.
This is a box that I put the last drain that sat on the train table to make room for the new train, i just slid it underneath the table.
Because the train table drawer is already filled to the brim with older trains.
Here is another train set that sits on the floor....
And after all the trouble the new wooden Polar Express Edition train still remains on the floor because it is YES , too big to fit on the table!!! Im pretty sure I did everything i could with the exception of asking my husband a hundred times "ARE YOU SURE it wont fit??"
Here are some of the new and exciting toys i had to clean the closet out to make room for....
Bat man castle with about 100 accessories....and a pirate ship with about 1000 accessories and random African safari style accessories......
Toy Bosch tool set complete with a chain saw, hard hat googles and a power drill....it even comes with a car that you can build and break down.....really screws the bolts in and out.... What the eff??
And after all my hard work getting the house back in order, wouldn't you know they wanted a "FORT" I'm like "here" as i proceed to get some unused PVC pipes, that I used in the baby rave party (i threw a glow party for my child, this is another story for another blog) and laid them across the twin beds and laid a blanket over it.....
They were satisfied, i promise....then in walks Jason.....
He kindly informs me it was a "good try" but "were gonna show you how boys do it up right"
Then he proceeds to undo the hours of organization and cleanliness I bestowed upon our house.
Here he is being all BOY
Posted by Staci at 11:33:00 AM
Christmas was wonderful.....my favorite gift was seeing my babies faces as they opened their favorite gifts!!! Aside from that, i get to go get a facial for Christmas...nothing compares to that!!! Ill let you know how it goes!! Don't be jealous!
Here are some pictures of my babies at Christmas!
Tinker Bell movie?? Yes, that is what my logan wanted from santa.......sheesh!
Our living area!
Hubby given me love cause i got him this!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!
Posted by Staci at 10:07:00 AM
So yesterday was one of those days, ya know the ones.....GOD I HOPE NO ONE SEES ME LIKE THIS!!!
Yes i stayed in my pjs all day, shooooot i don't even think i brushed my teeth yesterday morning ;)
Truth be told, i stay in my pjs almost everyday!! LOL I ALWAYS dress my kiddos though, but this day.....NOT SO MUCH.
Anyway, some of yall know by now im slightly OCD. REALLY. Everything has to be in its place, or rather, everything must be in control in my environment or i simply cannot function....its weird i know but true....so naturally everything must MATCH. :) So in my living room we have the decorative Christmas tree. ALL MATCHY MATCHY with my living room.
I know I know, i have kids and its just not fair.....CHILL, I have a tree for them too with which i let them decorate all on their own and now EVERYONE IS HAPPY!!!
So I turned on the ole Christmas music (courtesy of Time Warner Cable) made some hot chocolate, laid all the ornaments out on the table (my mother and mother in law are OBSESSED with hallmark ornaments so we have a bujillion) and let them begin.
Here are some of our favorite ornaments, this one is sooo pretty it lights up....its like a stained glass window.Heres my lil man in 2004, good gracious that was 4 years ago!! aww poor baby, he used to cry ALL DAY at day care....i tried to put him in a few times a week to socialize him....didnt work, he would sit by the door ALLLL day and say "momma be right back" it was torture. So as you can tell he wouldnt even straighten up to say cheese, and notice he has his coat on, this is because he refused to take it off cause "momma be right back" HORRIBLE, makes me all teary just thinkin of it!!!
Good ole Mr. Grinch....man he has a "you stink" look to his face dont he?? Mr. Grinch cant even stand the sight of me.....
Here's lil Logie pre K so this was two Christmas's ago, notice he looks stuffy....yeah ALWAYS at this time of year....makes for FABULOUS pictures , what with his chapped upper lip and all....
This is the littlest angel, thats what my pipaw used to call me....so my mom always gets me angel paraphanalia.....thats how i got obsessed with willow trees!!
the most famous reindeer of all.
And Finally the lil tree all lit up. I would show you pics of the kids but i had the same feeling about them as i did me...."God i hope noone sees my children like this" ;)
Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Posted by Staci at 8:13:00 AM
Anyone watch the hills.....anyone??
Before you call me an adolescent and laugh in my face understand that Jesus would be VERY disappointed in you for making fun!!! Really...he doesn't take it lightly!! He has my back yo!!
Anyway, YES i am a fan, AND not only am I a fan but (hold the phone) my husband is too!!! Im okay with you making fun of that, cause its just not right....lol. Although his main reason for watching is to observe Spencer's jackassedness, Jason has not one mean bone in his body, so it shocks him that this dude can be soo horrible and yet still be liked by anyone. He sits next to me with a some what bored look on his face until spank comes into view....then this smirk slides wistfully across his face......its amusing. :)
Moving along, as i said I am a fan. Ive been watching Laurens dramatic life play out since the wee days of Laguna Beach. I obsessed over her obsession with Stephen, and loathed Kristen Cava-sluttee right along with her.
Then I lived vicariously through her when she moved to "The Hills" and decided to go for a life in fashion, and was pleased with her decision to have feisty Heidi as her Bee Fri.
And next i was distraught for her when Heidz started putting Spank before their friendship, and heartbroken for her when Heidi chose her bro over her hoe.
But i was satisfied with her life because she had Whit, and Audrina, and somewhere in all this mess Lo comes back into the picture. Lo is cool but im not quite sure i can read her.....that bothers me a tad.
Oh and lets not forget Justin Bobby, he is just a KEEPER isnt he?? Ive had many a screaming session at the TV with him in the picture.......but I give him a pass because he is OBVIOUSLY a wounded soul.....;)
Anyway through all of Laurens dramatic scenes Ive never quite related until recently.
I can't believe im admitting this....
But the last two episodes of the Hills I was overcome with emotion.
Stop with the hysterics, cause its not like I really care that much about "their" lives its just that I realized I had suppressed some emotion from a situation in my life. Watching these last two episodes brought this emotion to the fore front and boy did the water works appear.
Let me explain:
First I have only a few close friends, three of which i call my best friends.... They all mean the WORLD to me, you all probably think Stephanie when i say best friend. Because you know us as bloggers, but I have two others, Amy, Whom I met in High school, and Lindsay whom i met at the same time I met Steph, we met at our Church youth group. In this situation I am speaking of Lindsay. Are we up to speed?? cool.
Lindsay and I have been through alot together. When I say alot i mean ALOT. There are things that she has helped me through that i will forever be grateful for. And there are things that I have walked with her through that NOONE would want to see their best friends have to deal with. She knows EVERYTHING about me. And I her, and she has ALWAYS supported me.
If you watched the last episode of the Hills , im sure you saw Lauren and Heidi talk, (SHOCK i know) and then in the previous episode you saw Lauren say goodbye to Whit. These last two episodes hit me hard, I identified with Lauren in a big way.
There was a time about a year and some months ago that I had to make the decision to create distance between her and I. This decision , now looking back, was for the best....for both of us and I know Lindsay would agree. But it was the hardest sacrifice I have EVER had to make. For almost a whole year we did not speak. It was torture, and the hardest part was knowing that she was suffering.
God was faithful to restore our relationship, and that is the best gift. But during this time Lindsay made the decision to move to another city where her family would all be together. It was the BEST decision for her and her precious family, but it left me heartbroken.
I dont deal well with emotions, I suppress them as often as i can because deep down i think i am REALLY an emotional mess and i think i would explode if i let myself feel them. So when I saw Lauren saying goodbye to Whit It all rushed back.......but I was strong enough to keep it together......however not good enough to hide it from Jason, for a brief moment he took his eyes off the tv to notice i had a look of distress on my face....he pushed, i pushed harder. He dropped it. But last night, when Heidi and Lauren finally had a moment together, I remembered how difficult it was to not be with her, to not have her in my life......and i wasnt strong. Jason was just as shocked as anyone would be..."seriously WHY are you crying" but it had nothing to do with them.
I remembered her calls........and the strength it took to not answer.
I remembered feeling soooo alone. When id struggled and had noone to call.
I remembered when he came home after seeing al........and falling onto the bathroom floor thinking i had lost her friendship forever.
I remembered the instant connection and the "UN-awkwardness" i felt when seeing her for the first time in a year.
I remembered seeing syd for the first time after a year and feeling like she KNEW me still , her aunt tace. :)
I remembered her txting me and telling me she couldn't come see me cause it would be too hard to say goodbye.
I know your not far.......and I know ill see you as often as possible. But I wanted you to know how MUCH you mean to me......and how VERY much i miss you!!
Do you gals have a best friend you miss??
Posted by Staci at 10:34:00 AM
Okay so Im really NOT trying to overwhelm you gals and the .5 guys who read this by posting 2 blogs in one day *GASP* but i simply MUST win this prize hosted by the grand pooba......i was drawn to her blog by the name and the picture on her profile because i didnt believe it was possible that anyone elses husbands like to make retarded faces and take self portraits as much as mine does ;).
I want to win.....i am OBESSED with Bath and Body works and i will take out any one (who lives with in 20 miles of me of course) who wins this besides me.....
WATCH YO BACK LADIES!!!
Posted by Staci at 11:57:00 AM
Posted by Staci at 7:45:00 AM
Yes its a repost....so shoot me....I have bloggers block....AGAIN....but this is a good repost!!! The best, cause its about my night at the pat benetar concert....you cant beat that!!!
This is proof that I used to be a good blogger, i used to be comical, i used to have substance.....WHYYYYYYY??? why cant i write??
Oh well, ENJOY how i USED to be....
When I was a tiny tot, my dad was in a band called Renegade......now lets remember that I was born in 79, just one small year short of being born in the raddest, bad to the bonest, bodacious, gnarlyest decade of all time!!!
Posted by Staci at 8:48:00 AM
The Caylee Anthony disappearance case, and I am sad to hear that they may have found her body.
I feel for the family....may her precious lil soul rest in peace.
Posted by Staci at 4:21:00 PM
Okay Ive had several comments about how to make the wall art that i posted in the previous post so i will share the wealth!!! Lol
I must admit though this is NOT my creation, it is my friend Shannon's she is a fellow blog designer, and she is also very crafty!! I figured i would make a go at it and see if i could make it look as good as hers.
She did not however add a picture to hers....so i guess i am slightly crafty....okay I'm REALLY crafty, I'm just trying to be modest....its not working!! ;)
Here are the steps from her blog.....
Scrapbook Paper (the thicker papers work best but I used the thinner ones too)
Modge Podge (I used matte finish, but they have gloss as well)
Sponge Brush (about 1-2 inches wide)
Acrylic Craft Paint (little bottles at the craft store)
I bought store made canvases at a craft store. The canvases I bought were about 2" thick and they were 8x8. Canvases come in all sorts of sizes. I used the 8x8 because of the space I was filling, but I think 12x12 would be awesome too! (and then you wouldn't even have to cut the paper down!) I painted the sides of the canvas a dark brown.
Then I picked out scrapbook paper that I liked and that matched the decor and colors I was looking for. Next I trimmed the papers down to fit on the 8x8 canvas.
Then with my modge podge and sponge brush in hand I began to put it all together. Using the sponge brush I coated the face of the canvas with modge podge, placed the paper on top and pressed down firmly everywhere to make sure that it stuck.
Let this dry for about 5 minutes. Next, using the sponge brush, I put a thin layer of modge podge on the paper. (make sure you cover it completely) I also put a layer of modge podge on the sides over the paint as well. As it dries the paper may begin to wrinkle or bubble a bit. That's where your handy dandy hair dryer comes in! Once your piece is no longer sticky to the touch, use your hair dryer to blast the bubbles and wrinkles with heat and smooth them down with your fingers at the same time. (it gets a little hot!)
That's it! Pretty easy! New art for your walls! Now go get craftin'!!
Just so yall know I (Staci) bought 12x 12 canvases at Michael's for like 4 bucks a piece (they are originally 6 but go on sale frequently)
After I let the modge podge and paper dry then i modgepodged the back of the 5x7 picture I had and placed it in the center of the canvas.
Then I modge podged the front of it and dried it with the hair dryer just the same as the paper.
Then with sticky ribbon (by Martha stewart) I lined the picture and modge podged that as well and WHA LA!!!It was a MODGE PODGE party people!!!
Oh and make sure that even if you get a 12x 12 piece of paper AND canvas that you STILL trim the edges......cause sometimes paper makers get overexcited and don't measure correctly!!!
Have fun, and comment with a link if you do one....I've got more to do this week!!
Thanks to Shannon for her fab idea!!
Posted by Staci at 8:57:00 AM
Here are the Christmas Decor pics i promised...
First things first, with the holiday stress i decided i would try making wall decor that my good blog design buddy Shannon suggested a while back, she laid it out step by step and it was sooo easy, so now i have something that is minimal cost for the sweet ladies in my life. i added a picture to mine of me and my boys and hung it in my freshly painted half bath down stairs...cute huh??
Here's the tree.....the boys didn't help with this one cause they have their own up stairs in their lil living area next to their rooms, i let them do what they want with it, and this one keeps with the colors and theme of my living room....
Posted by Staci at 4:55:00 PM