High five for Friday

Friday, April 18, 2014


Happy Good Friday! Or, like my friend's son put it 'Sad Friday.'  I love the true perspective that children bring to ever day life and events.

I am once again playing catch up on my high five for Friday posts...

One. A week or two ago our office had a silent auction for breast cancer awareness where I purchased this awesome fudge that my co-worker makes!  I have since sent it as birthday gifts to a couple of friends!

Two. One room complete in our home renovation project! This is a good feeling - I love how this space turned out!  More to come soon.

Three. We've had a few nice days here and there in Iowa so I've been taking 'Axe' for a walk when I get the chance.  I'm not sure what she thinks about the slower pace I'm walking these days, she often turns around and gives me the look like "Are you coming?!"

Four. I posted this picture on Instagram this morning!  I love waking up and having a cup of coffee in our new kitchen.  It turned out so beautiful.  Just a few tweaks that need to be made before it is 100% complete.  Then get ready for a kitchen tour!

Five. Since I finally have a full kitchen, that's not in the garage, I've gotten do some baking!  My husband loves being able to put chocolate chip cookies in his pocket as he walks out the door. (A little strange? yes!)

I hope you all have a very happy Easter!

Bump Day: Why pregnant ladies do what they do

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This week we hit the 28-week mark, also known as the start of the third trimester! Eeek!  Seriously - how did we get here so fast?!  Adam and I have a lot that needs to get done including finishing up our house, assembling a crib, and figuring out how in the world car seats work... Oh yeah and we need to fit spring field work into the mix!

After being pregnant for 28 weeks I've learned a few things including why pregnant ladies do the things they do like walk funny and touch their stomach.  Yes, prior to being pregnant I just didn't understand these things and found them to be just a little strange.

Here are your answers explained!

Why pregnant ladies walk funny:
This is because our lower back hurts like crazy!  I didn't realize that your spine shifts to help your body find it's new "center of gravity."  This has caused me some serious lower back pain.  After a day on my feet, at the gym or trying to do too much I start to walk funny to avoid back pain.

Why pregnant ladies touch their stomachs:  
I found this super obnoxious until I found myself doing this.  It's because by the time you are 26 weeks along the baby moves constantly and sometimes it's uncomfortable, especially when they get a foot or hand up underneath your rib cage.  By putting your hand on your stomach you can sometimes get the baby to stop moving or get their foot out from under your ribs.

Now you know...  If you have other quirks to explain, let us know what they are by leaving a comment below!

Tax Day Discount!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Happy Tax Day!

If plans for your tax refund include re-decorating your home, I have the perfect offer for you!  

How does a $25 discount sound on your next e-design?  This offer lasts one day only (April 15, 2014) so claim your e-design now!

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High five for Friday

Friday, March 28, 2014

I'm behind a couple of weeks with my usual high five for Friday posts but none-the-less good things are still happening!!

One | All of our babies are born! We now have ten of these little bandits running around and boy are they fun to watch!

Two| Spring is on it's way... I think... and hope... so its been fun to wear peep toe shoes and more spring-like clothes.  Fortunately, at 25 weeks pregnant I am still able to mix in some none-maternity clothes to wardrobe.  Oh - and I got my hair cut! I love it!!

Three| We are making progress now!! Our cupboards are installed.  Hopefully by Monday afternoon our counter tops will be in!  Then the plumber can come back, and the electrician, and painter, and...  Anyhow, hopefully by the first full week in April we will be moving back in.

Four| Our neighbor makes THE BEST cupcakes! I actually ordered a few from her as a birthday gift and when she delivered them she brought one for Adam and I.

Five| I will forever be a Minnesota Gopher fan but it's been fun to watch the Iowa State University Cyclones play in the March Madness tournament!  We'll be cheering them on tonight! :)

A couple more things...
I am offering a 25% discount  now through March 31 (Monday) in my etsy shop! Use code SHOP25
And, last chance pricing on e-designs runs through Monday as well! More information here.

Cheers to a great weekend!
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