Monday, January 28, 2013

My Super Heros

When we found out our third and last baby was a girl, I was scared. I dont know what to do with a girl!! I am a boy mom. I get boys, I know what to do, I can handle boys. But a girl!? My first question was, "does that mean I have to do BOWS???"
But as Ive gotten more experience with my daughter Cora I realize more intensely how very different boys and girls really are.
Let me show you:

GIRL- playing with her mimi, strapped to her in her "baby carrier" She carries babies around and changes her shoes constantly.


Now, BOY- playing super "destruction" hero. The face says it all, huh?


They are all super to me.

The cape is a batman/superman reversible cape from etsy. It has been one of the best Christmas gifts!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Downton Abby

Downton Abby is, perhaps, maybe, my all time favorite series.

I blame my sister for getting me hooked.

Three hours until the next episode. I cannot wait.

No, I did not name my daughter Cora for the character on this series. My great grandmother's name was Cora. But I do love it.

Its hard after I watch an episode not to spontaneously break out into my British accent. Or say things like, "Don't be defeatist, dear, it's very middle class".

I absolutely love the characters, all of them, but you probably cant guess which is my favorite.

Go ahead, try. Just try to guess.

ok, I'll tell you. Its Lady Violet. Shocked? Maybe those who know me aren't entirely shocked.
I love her quit wit and how she says things like they are. Just whatever comes to that girl's mind comes right out of her mouth. {SOOOOO different than me....}

Here are a few of my favorite Lady Violet lines:

"Edith dear, you're a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do."   

"No guest should be admitted without the date of their departure settled."

"I don't dislike him, I just don't like him. Which is quite different."

"I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose."

"Edith! You're a lady, not Toad of Toad Hall."

"Well, so what? I have plenty of friends I don't like."

Who's your favorite character? Why? Favorite moment so far?

Friday, January 18, 2013

QuickZip Sheet Set GIVEAWAY! **WINNER**

ok, sorry, there's no chicken dinner, but we have a winner!!!

Cheyenne! You have won the sheet set! Email me to let me know where you want me to send the set!


Okay, you guys know I have my "mom must haves" list and honestly, my very top pick, the QuickZip sheet sets are a game changer. Some of you can picture it, and some of you have lived it.... having to change the crib sheets with a crying, exhausted baby, fighting the bumper pads or crib rails.. it's ridiculous. After I had Harrison and began to understand how often I'd change those sheets, and the incredibly, laughably hard, challenge it is, I knew there was a better answer. And I stake my very reputation on it. These sheets will change your life.
I used them through Lockett and Cora and give them to every new mom I can.
And here's the best news. They are having a HUGE sale this weekend! On their outlet store page HERE, you can find incredible savings PLUS I happen to have a coupon code. :)
And because I LOVE you, and never want anyone shedding tears over changing crib sheets again, and the wonderful staff over at Cloud and Stars want you to save money, I will share it.
The code: MLK3 will be active TODAY (Friday) 1/18 through Monday 1/21, and it is for 30% off the already reduced prices on the outlet store page (only).
I have the starter set and one extra top sheet. So, when I need to change the sheet, all I do is unzip the top sheet and zip in the new one. No hassle, SO easy. Game changer.
And more good news. I'm going to give away a set! The very, very good people at want to give one of you your choice of a crib or twin Starter set in the ecru/brown/white dot print!
All you have to do is leave a comment. Which set do you want? The twin or crib set? I will randomly draw a name from those who comment Sunday night and announce the winner Monday morning. Check back on Monday to see if you are the winner!

Good luck. I'm about to change your life. :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Safe in the Arms

This is a song my husband, Tim, wrote a few years back. He wrote it with some words Fanny Crosby wrote. He added a few verses and the music. He recorded it on his album. It has been sung at every one of our family member's funerals. I think its just such a sweet reminder, we are safe.

p.s. I dont know who posted this on youtube, but thank you! you can check out more of Tim's music on itunes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

be still

Some days are tougher to steady my soul than others. Some days I need extra reminders, encouragement and "steadiers". I needed this reminder today: