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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last night, knowing that I was to host Bible study at my house the following night, I was down stairs doing the frantic cram jam into closets, pantries to hide junk, dusting counters and spot cleaning the floors, all the while trying to entertain my Toddler- quite a feat. Finally I get Wyndham down, whew! So I mix up my new recipe for White Choc Chip Coconut Macaroons and through it in to bake. Knowing that I have 30 minutes til the timer goes off, I run upstairs to draw a warm bath and put my feet up before I go back down stair to take out the dish and finishing prepping the Bruschetta {since I know I will have very very limited time between work and the girls arriving for dinner}.

As I start to draw the water I realize there is something floating in the water. take a closer look. DUST, my enemy! Yes it has been that long since I have relaxed in our gorgeous tub. Sad but true. So I instantly turn off the water and hop in the damp tub and proceed to scrub the whole thing. from top to bottom. Ahhh yes, spotless. Now I can relax. Now I start over with the drawing the bath process. I sit down in the tub, look at my watch and realize that my 30 minutes has now turned into 17. Ok a little more than 1/2 the time left, not great but I’ll make it work.

So I sit down. As close to the faucet as possible as i'm cold from the air vent that somehow always manages to shoot straight on me in the tub no matter how I maneuver that beast! Sitting so close to the water, I get a cute glimpse of myself in the convex mirror like thing at the foot of the tub {really I have no idea what this is called or what it is for. i think i recall my dad telling me one time when i was very young that he put that there to make sure i knew where to stop the water at. aka. if you fill it past there and overflow the tub or run up my water bill i will spank you ha!} Anywho, back to the mirror like object that loves to distort my body into funny shapes. I look at myself in there and can't help but think i really resemble an orangutan. big pot belly, enlarged chest (not that I’m complaining about that! one huge perk for this flatty appreciates during pregnancy), and small head. Really this little mirror is not kind and does do a number on the reflection. Surely my heads not that small, right? I do however think that very pregnant woman do resemble an orangutan to some regard, kinda funny if you think about it, but still reflection- not nice! so I decide to lay back on the cold tub awaiting it to fill. About the time it gets high enough to cover my belly, the timer goes off and I have to get back to being domestic.

Please don't get me wrong I love being domestic- cooking, baking, cleaning, sewing, crafting, blogging, DIYing, decorating and above all being a mother and wife. But this is my down fall too. I just can't let things go, ever! That is why I’m sleep deprived. There is a reason sleep deprivation is used as torture. I get mean. I get cranky. And I know my issue, yet I just can't change it.

Sleep deprived I lay in bed knowing that my macaroons are cooked and tub is dust free and can sleep more soundly... must weigh the options. what is the lesser of 2 evils right??.....

Spring & Summer Scarves

Some new scarves in the making: the Trap Scarf, Eternity scarf, Wide Eternity Twist Scarf, Satin Ruffle Scarf, Ascot Scarflette with Keyhole.  Til those are finished being made and ready for posting, here are some other spring and summer lovin scarves :)

ModCloth Scarf
YELLOW!! Anything yellow I love.  And Zebras.  Oh rock my world, i love you.
Outfit: Rag & Bone ScarfOutfit: Dorothy Perkins ScarfOutfit: Forever 21 Scarf
(side note, just bought Wyndham some coral shoes from H&M, that exact color, minus the wedge obvi)
Outfit: Alexander McQueen Scarf
Love a good scarf, any time of year.  Perfect accessory :)
{Images Courtesy}

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grilled Bananas

Just saw this recipe at Dine And Dish, and it looks pretty much amazing!  Trying these on the grill this week, will let you know how they turn out :)
Grilled Bananas
Amazing summer, grilling treat!  Serve immediately topped with ice cream and carmel.  YUM!!  Or as Wyn would say, "ummmy, tas it!!!" - obsessed with that girl!

Samurai Sushi

Our favorite Sushi place EVER!  A little hole in the wall over by Baptist Hospital across from the Exit Inn... Loves it!  These 4 rolls were literally gone in a matter of minutes, yum!  We went there for our Anniversary last month then made a quick stop at Tasti D Lite for some yogurt that we ate in the park and did some people watching, enjoyable as always!

LOVE THIS MAN!!!  4 yrs, wow! Big plans for our 5 yr next May :)  We take turns planning our anniversary celebration and next year is my year.  Big surprise in the works :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Crain Family Photos

Here are a few of my favs.  Ok more than a few... I just love this beautiful family.  Beautiful families make photography seem easy.  Hailey has all the photos from the shoot and will post at her discretion to fbook :) Oh how I LOVE little photo sesh's in my backyard.  Thank you beautiful farm for parking behind me xoxo...

I long to be a real photographer someday... another dream of mine.  Perhaps someday :)

Hope you enjoyed these sweet photos as much as I did!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Belly Pics {Paisley James Edition}

here are most of the pics, all taken at 32 weeks.  I really do LOVE being pregnant, but really I can't wait to meet you face to face miss paisley james :)