Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Easy Pyjama Alteration

At the beginning of the summer I was faced with full drawers of pyjamas for both of my kids.  The problem:  all the pjs had long sleeves and pants and were not that appropriate for summer weather.  I was not very motivated to go spend a pile of money on summer pjs when I already had so many and that they would likely grow out of  by summer's end.

My solution:

The Before looked something like this:

And, with the help of a simple pair of kitchen scissors, the After looked like this:

Voila! Summer pyjamas in seconds. Who needs hems!?

(I know this post is a few months late in relevance, but thought I would share in hopes that come next June as the temperatures start to rise, you may remember my simple alteration and save yourself a few dollars and hours at the mall.)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Have You Ever Fainted?

Have you ever fainted  ... at a wedding?

Let's make this more specific ... have you every fainted during a wedding ceremony?

Yeah, didn't think so.

Well, there is a first for everything and this past weekend I got to check that one off the ol' list.

Yup, passed right out.

Fortunately I felt it coming on and was able to find a seat (it was an outdoor wedding and we were standing while they exchanged vows), thus making it a lot less obvious, embarassing and distracting as I passed out while sitting into my husband's chest. (Sorry, I know, a little less dramatic then what you had originally imagined, but there was a doctor that helped, ice cubes wrapped in a napkin and having to lie down at the table on chairs.)

Of course my husband and I had been looking forward to this wedding all summer - friends, gorgeous venue, bride with impeccable taste resulting in amazing details (everyone signed a picnic table for them, family dog with video camera tied to collar, blanket favours with their initials, and well that is all I got to), romantic outdoor setting, and within walking distance of our home.  It was sooo beautiful and the weather was perfect (well I guess too perfect if I got hot enough to pass out).

Got driven home at 7 p.m. and well, that was my Saturday night.

And what did you all get up to?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Return of the Pony Tail

This morning was magical and simply exciting.

I fit my hair in a regular pony tail!

Sure, I've been able to fit it in something that resembles a pony tail with the assistance of multiple bobby pins for quite some time, but pieces have been flying around, coming free and that "secured, clean, out of my face" feeling hasn't quite been achieved.

Today was different.

Today I attempted what I haven't attempted in a long time - a somewhat high, fully secured pony tail.

I almost didn't believe it. I was securing the elastic into place (final step) and no strands had fallen, no annoying wannabe side-sweep bangs had drifted into my eyes. It was a beautiful moment.

One bobby pin in the back for good measure and off I went.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hunger Games: I Miss You

For those of you who have not read the Hunger Games, please go out and read them ... NOW!

Don't feel stupid that they are in the Young Adult section of the store/library, just get over it and read them.

For those of you who have read the trilogy, here's my question to you:


I honestly miss the characters. I have been entrenched in the books for the past couple of weeks, devouring every page, getting way less sleep than I should with two young boys who still wake up for some reason or another most nights.  I finally finished the last page of the third book last night during Arthur... ("yes, honey you can watch one last show while mommy finishes this last page"). 

Immediately upon closing the book, I was sad. Happy at the final ending, but sad that I didn't get to read more about the characters and hear more about what happens next. I guess that is the sign of a good story/series.  The only consolation is the movies are coming soon - in less than a year - and I really hope they don't screw them up (cough ... Twilight).

Anyways, still time to go out and grab them if you have some holidays you're squeezing in during August.

P.S. I am Peeta all the way!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Giveaway Results and an Apology

Just wanted to let everyone know that Audrey I. is the lucky winner of the natural lemon cream deodorant giveaway!

Also want to apologize to everyone for my lack of posting lately. Summer has just been crazy busy with so much on the go, less of a routine, later bedtimes and as a result, a LOT less time to find time to write down all my posts for you to read.

I am hoping to shape things up a bit at the end of the month as I approach my official one-year anniversary of blogging. With September comes JK and nursery school and perhaps a bit more blogging time.

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer and enjoying your time with the little people.

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