helllllllo.

would it amuse you to know that as i write this i am hiding in between queen beds on our hotel room while aaron is on the other side napping in a pack and play that i am thankful to have brought? I'll take a photo for you when aaron wakes up.

the first part of our trip has been possibly one of the worst segments of my adult life.

it started when we checked in and was told that they do not have cribs "and i don't know who would have told you that ma'am, we cater to business folks". Thankfully, I had listened to my mommy gut and brought the pack and play anyway.

in the last 24 hours or so the following has occurred:
crying, screaming, screaming because of nightmares, crying from being awoken by screaming due to nightmares, coughing, puking because of said coughing, fever, a 2am call to our hotel room, no sleep, abdominal pains, the worst case of motion sickness i have ever had, no sleep, no sleep. not to mention the joys that come from having weaned aaron earlier in the week...nursing moms you KNOW what i mean.

not to mention that baltimore is way more ghetto than i remembered. and we went to THE most ghetto target in the world...complete with TWO armed guards and doug be solicited for drugs WHILE holding our three year old. awesome awesome time.

i am praying real hard and am trying to be determined to have a good TIME. i am desperate for moses to LOVE the aquarium!

so if you read this PRAY!!!!!

please and thank you!


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cuddle.

this is how we start each day.
this kid is a hard core cuddler.
15- 20 minutes every morning...
...and at the end of each nap...
...and here and there when he needs it.

when he needs a cuddle you stop what
you're doing and give that baby his cuddle.

:)
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p.s.


Be sure to check out Oh My! today for a post from yours truly! :)

AND

I've added some mix tape iron on's to the shop!
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keeping his cool.

moses is 3 1/2 but has to wear a 5t pants and a boys xs shirts.
sadly (for me) the boys xs shirts are meant for boys much older
than 3 1/2. for the most part all I have been able to find, or at least the
bulk of what I have found are either anime (hideous),
tacky characters or have some sassy saying on them.
blech.
I want CUTE three year old clothes...LITTLE boys stuff...
firetrucks and guitars and baseball.
my first shopping experience for these new sizes
had me walking out of the store with nothing.
I nearly cried.
Then I found some great ringers at Old Navy for a few bucks each.
And decided I would make my three year old, three year old
type shirts...in a big boys size.
Both are done with the simple applique technique.

the mix tape one I actually just cut out of the
fabric and arranged in a way that made me happy.
anytime I find a great boys fabric I grab some...
...they just don't seem to come around as much
as all the cute stuff for girls.

problem solved.
I spent less, made original AND my three year old
gets to dress like he is three.

:)





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good news bad news.

good news-there will still be a shop update today!
bad news- i did not get the wreaths done.
good news-when i DO get the wreaths done there will be
two of them...a medium and a small!
good news-these cute new towels WILL be in the update!
good news-i had enough leftover lovey materials to make a couple for the shop!
bad news-i have A LOT to get done before we can
head to Baltimore tomorrow!
good news-all these cute new belts will be there!

bad news-i didn't get done nearly as much as i wanted to this week...i must
have confused my schedule with someone else's.

shop update will be around 8pm or so Virginia time!
See you there!
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he's funny.

So long as Moses has known about sharks we have told him that
they say "doo doot, doo doot"...you know, like the music in Jaws.

That's cute right?

Add to that, the fact that Moses is being raised in the south...
and you get "deww dewt, deww dewt".
Which is what it sounds like when Moses makes the shark noise.

Whenever I hear him do it I add in my own "ya'll" and imagine a shark with
teeth like Mater from Cars.

Dew dewt, ya'll.
So at MOPS last week a friend was sharing how her 18month old knows
his alphabet...or can at least identify all his letters when he see's a photo of them.

Someone else at the table said "Well, you and your husband are both lawyers so it would make sense that reading is high on your kid's ability list"

Another friend was saying that her child was really into science stuff...the planets and what not.
And someone said "Well that DOES make sense with the degree that you have".

All I could say was "Well, what does it say about me if Moses can beat box and break dance?"

I raise cool kids?

After that discussion I bought Moses the post it note flash cards in the photo above.
I laughed out loud at the first four I pulled off. In that order.
I left them there are a good reminder.

Please, woman, think right!

:)


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20 minute crafter. chalkboard mugs.

Hello happy crafters. :)
Today's 20 minute crafter is Fawnda from
Fireflies and Jellybeans

She is here to show us how to make some adorable mugs...I saw these
and my first thought was how perfect these would be for teacher gifts!
Because summer will be here soon, right?
And technically this a total of 20 minutes of crafting
and not 20 minutes all at once. :)

I am so excited to share this project here on a Little Bit Funky!
This is one of my favorite blogs and Crystal has amazing projects and posts!
These CUTE chalkboard mugs will be perfect for any party! AND they are SUPER easy to make!


Here is what you will need:

Mugs (either new or ones you already have!)
Painter's tape
Sand paper (Optional)
Primer (not pictured)
Chalkboard paint (you can get this at most hardware, or craft stores)

1. Tape off your mug where you want your chalkboard rectangle to be.


2. Prime you mug in the area you taped off. Let primer dry according to the label.


3. After the primer is dry, paint on your first layer of chalkboard paint.
Let dry according to label.

**Some primers suggesting sanding inbetween layers**

4. Paint on your second coat of chalk board paint.
Let dry and cure according to the label.


5. Remove the painter's tape.


6. Rub some chulk all over the area you painted and wipe off to set the chalkboard paint up.
Invite your friend over for some nice warm drinks!

Or you can write the name of the drink on the mug...


Or write your blog name!
Thanks Crystal for having me today on:
**Note: these mugs are now HAND wash only***
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hello!


Here's a look at my week.
I'll be closing the shop to make up a bunch of
new things for the shop.
Towels with aqua trim!
Finishing up some red and aqua pillows. :)
Belts.
Wreaths.
And more.
I am hoping for a very productive week.
Including some fun posts.

Happy Monday!
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fruit.



Feel free to grab this image...I'll be printing and framing it myself.
Hanging it somewhere I can see it all the time.
This is who I want to be.

Happy Sunday.
:)
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hoho has a cupcake.

he loved every moment.
complete opposite of when we let Moses
have his first one.
Aaron went to town and ate it all.
he was so happy and pleased with himself.

Moses poked his first cupcake with a finger then
completely ignored it.

It was a great birthday.
We called the pizza taxi cab, as Moses calls it.
Moses sang happy "burp" day to Aaron.
We were together just the four of us.
And SO happy.
We introduce Aaron to bubbles and
completely blew his mind.
I made Aaron a cute birthday hat that he didn't
want to wear.
Then Moses gave Aaron a gift that he chose for him (a play register).
Then Moses took it over.
And stinkface made an appearance.

It was a great first birthday.
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i've had a break through!

And I haven't felt this good in a long, long time.

Finally a light bulb! Praise God for sure!

However...I just can't share it here.
If you want to read about my "ah-ha!" moment...just email me.

If you have ever dealt with an alcoholic or emotional manipulator
this just may be a jewel of help or hope for you!

:)
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p.s.

look what I am making for you...
:)
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HAPPY friday.

some things that are giving me a little pick me up.
aaron devouring his first cupcake. photos to come.
new business cards. from moo prints.
cuteness.
one of my favorite go to recipes...I make them into
bars and add chocolate chips.
more cuteness in the background.
happiness in a wallet.

i have several posts written in my head that
are begging to get out.
still trying to get back on my feet.

thanks for your patience...
...I hope to be back to my happy,
perky, real self soon.

:)
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happy birthday hoho!

We've been busy celebrating our sweet little Aaron's birthday!

I can't think about his birthday without thinking about
those first moments where he didn't cry
after he was born...it was the quietest loud
room I have ever been in.

For nearly a minute we didn't know to
laugh or cry...
finally hearing him cry was the best sound I have ever heard.

His personality continues to mirror that day...quiet until he needs to be heard.
He is our cuddle bug...lover of all things soft, adores his daddy and
thinks his brother is awesome and funny.
He eats everything in sight and his favorite joke
is when you pretend his feet are stinky. :)

He is a blessing to our lives and I truly can't imagine
our lives without him.

I can't wait to see all the reasons
why God let us keep him and I am
SO SO thankful that He did.

Happy Birthday to my baby boy!
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come on over.

Come see my new beauty!!!!!
I am SO SO thrilled!!
Bailey did an AMAZING job!
If you are visiting via google reader
you HAVE to come on over and see!
Be sure to click on the "design by" button
over on the right to get in line for
your own awesome redo...
...amazing, affordable beauty!

I have to run...I'll gush more later!

:)
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up for grabs.





While pondering whether or not to keep or sell
this beauty my husband chimed in "sell it".

I am pretty sure that is his kind way of saying
"I'd like to see it live elsewhere".

And since I am currently without a
craft room, which is where it would live,
I have listed it in the shop.

There will probably never be another.

:)


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20 minute crafter. how to make a simple applique.

Ready for another one?
Am I adding too much to your to-do list?
And I apologize that it is just me again this week...I
have just not had enough time to research new crafters.
Today we will learn to make a Crystal applique.
I call it that because I have no idea if this is
how normal people do it...this is what I
came up with. :)
You will need:
cardstock
fabric
Wonder Under
First, print out your template onto card stock.
This is American Typewrite in 850 font.
Second, cut it out.
Third, trace your letter onto Wonder Under-the smooth side.
Be sure to trace it backwards.
Fourth, iron your wonder under onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Fifth, cut it out. :)
Sixth, peel backing and iron onto your item of
choice then run a zig zag stitch around the edges.

Done and done. Now you can make anything cute.

:)

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