Friday, January 28, 2011

Online Obsessions

Okay, so I've never been a HUGE online shopper. I used to do it here and there, when I couldn't find something in a "real" store. However, now that I have an iPad, online shopping has become somewhat of an addiction. The iPad has opened doors that I didn't know exsisted. (Don't tell David, he might return the iPad).
This might sound crazy, but I debated even sharing my new found little secrets. I'm scared if I share that then I might start missing out on the great deals because everybody else will shop these sights. How crazy am I??
Some of these I'm SURE you've heard of, some of them may be new, but here are my new obsessions.

1. Rue La La (I use the iPad app for this, easier to shop than the website).

This site gets me into trouble. The brands you LOVE, prices you can't believe!!! You have to be invited to join. If you are interested, send me and email and I will try to hook you up! They will email you almost daily of what sales are going on. You have about two days to shop, but the good stuff goes FAST. Everything from shoes, watches, sunglasses, clothes, jewelry, furniture, vacations, its all good!!!!

2. GILT for iPad





Oh this one gets me everytime. Just like Rue La La, the sales are quick and the goods go fast. If you are a shopper that gets stressed out easy like me....then just imagine when you pick up your iPad, swipe the bar to turn it on, and the first message you see is "the sale has started". AHHHH, I"M MISSING OUT!!!!!! I hurry and log in!!!! (okay, i'm crazy). So then you start to go through the new items, and this app tells you what goods are already in members carts, so if you want it you better act fast. These marketing people are GENIUS! But seriously, the deals are amazing...



3. So one my friend Sara Lauren recently turned me on to is 6PM....wonderful!!!! Just about any name brand you can imagine...all on sale. Deals, deals, deals. Here's the trick to this one. If you like the price you see...buy it. If you wait and go back later...they will jack the price up on you. Sara Lauren told me this, and she was right. I found an adorable pair of Diba sandles for $16 and didn't buy them.....went back...they were $29!! UGH.



4. You've probably heard of ModCloth, but I've only recently began purchasing from here. I have found that the items are GREAT quality! We are about to go on a trip to Puerto Rico and I have been looking for some fun dressesI just bought this and LOVE!


5. Lulu's: You've probably hit this one up or heard of it...but its a great, cheap shopping site. I've ordered some dresses from here and they are cute, but not the best quality....kind of like Forever 21 stuff. But you still can't beat a cute, $38 dress!

6. Asos: LOVE. Check this one out, they are always adding new stuff, so it never gets boring! I haven't yet placed an order from here, but I love to stalk it!!!

Happy shopping, and I must ask....do you have any favorite stores to share with me??:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THE LITTLE GYM!!

We have been going to the Little Gym for a full "semester" now. Last week was what they call "Show Week" where parents can bring family and the kids get to show off all the skills they have learned. They also get medals and have a little ceremony for them. It was just adorable!!

We brought my parents to watch. I'm pretty sure they loved every second of it. I know Cruz loved showing off!!! Here he is doing his wheelbarrow crawl: I always get LOTS of hugs at Little Gym. Cruz's class is a Mommy & Me class, I just love the time we get to spend together. In between every activity he will run and give me GIANT hugs, literally almost knocking me over!!!
So cute.


Balance Beam:





Funny story, each week they dump a big bucket of balls out. They are all different colors, and there is ONE black ball. Cruz gets the black ball EVERY week. I mean every. week. It's the only ball he will play with. It is so funny to me. One week another kid got it and Cruz did not know what to do. He came and sat in my lap and just pouted. He is so funny!!


I love him.

MEDAL TIME!! All the parents clapped and cheered when the kids got up to receive their medals!!! Yay, CRUZ!!!!

Cruz kissing his medal:

Class Picture.....


Grandmommy and Maddox:


After Cruz's class every week he eats his lunch. Then we sit and watch Maddox's class. Maddox gets to do his class without Mommy, because he is a "big boy".



However, on this day Maddox decided to have a major meltdown and would not come into class. He has NEVER, EVER done this before. I was beyond mad. He was crying and would not join his class. I think he was overwhelmed with the crowd and did not want to "perform". UGH!!!!! I finally talked him into it...He missed about 20 minutes of the show...but here's what we got:




Flipping on the bars:



Grandad entertained Cruz while Maddox did class:)


Balance Beam:

Learning to flip: (remember the teacher I told you Maddox had a crush on....this is her!)


Maddox receiving his medal!!!


And a class photo!!



And one of the boys favorite people at little gym is Mr. Stephen. He is not one of the class teachers, but he is always out in the lobby and ALWAYS makes time to play and talk to them. They absolutely LOVE him!!

We heart Little Gym...if you have one, I totally recommend it! We have already signed up for another session starting today!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blogger Catch-Up Week!!

I'M SO BEHIND!! I'm going to be catching up this week! I don't know why I've been such a lazy blogger! I just ordered a little device to attach to attach to my new iPad that will help me be a better blogger....I got the little attachment to allow me to download pics straight to my iPad and then I think I'll be more likely to blog! My computer has gotten so slow, I just don't use it anymore!

Anyway, my goal this week is to catch up on everything!! So here is one fun thing we did a few weekends ago!

My wonderful friend Michelle invited us to the Razorback game with her and her hubby Matt. We love hanging with them! We have known them since we moved here. She is such a fun girl! The Razorbacks won...beat Alabama....right down to the last second! Fun game!!!

Wooo Pig Sooie!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

So, Snow Fun

Just like the rest of the country, we had snow last week! I couldn't wait to put the boys in their snow suits and spend a day playing outside. We didn't get a ton of snow, but it was still enough to enjoy!

Maddox was ready to go! We got him dressed and he was out the door!

Cruz on the other hand, he was ticked off from the moment we put the snow suit on. I guess he didn't like being bundled up? But I thought SURELY once he realized how fun snow was, he would get over it!!

Maddox immediately plopped right down and started making a snow angel. I didn't even know he knew how to do that! Wonder where he learned that??


As I took a picture of Maddox, Cruz followed me, still ticked off.

So, we moved on. Got our sled out and headed to the hills of the golf course. Maddox couldn't WAIT to go down!!Cruz, he was miserable. He didn't want any part of the "fun".

But, being the "mean" mommy that I am, I made Cruz sled anyways. I thought he would like it, and then he would quit crying!!So I pushed them down......Maddox cheered......Cruz cried LOUDER!!!!Time to go home!! Oh well! We tried! We did gather enough snow to make some snow cream. Maddox and Cruz BOTH loved that!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Shtuff!

  • Is everyone staying WARM? We haven't gotten much snow in NWA yet. Maddox was less than thrilled with the dusting he saw when he woke up this morning. I, on the other hand, was excited and couldn't wait to show him. When the boys came down I brought them to the window and said "SURPRISE!", opened the blinds, and they just stood there. Maddox said ( in the most boring voice you can imagine), "that's not enough to sled in." OooooooKAY......
  • However, we still laid on the couch for a while and got "cozy". Look at sweet Maddox below. Yes, he asked me to pose him like that.


  • Speaking of the little stinker, Maddox....I think I've mentioned before that he is not a "huggy, kissy" kind of boy. I have to take the love when I can get it. (I'm not going to lie, it kinda breaks my heart sometimes....). Soooo, when I was watching TV in bed the other night and he came to me and said, "Do you love me", and I said, "YES, do you need some hugs??" He said "YES!" I jumped on the opportunity!! That boy let me rock and rock him!! We talked and talked. I don't know what came over him but I was soaking it UP!! I even called David back to take a picture because it was so stinkin sweet!! Of course, when the camera came out, Maddox acted silly, hence the blurry head!

  • Okay, on a totally non-kid note.....I have a GREAT new product. When I find good stuff, I just have to share:). We have a new store here called ULTA. I don't know how to explain it, but to me it's like a Sephora, Sally's, Walgreens Beauty Section, and Trade Secret all rolled into one. From low end to high end stuff. I went in the other day and spent a long time shopping for stuff I didn't know I needed. I came across this stuff:
It's Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo. You must buy it. I had heard of it before but never seen it, but when I saw it I decided to give it a try. Now, don't think I'm gross, but I don't wash my hair every day. I can't....it's thick, it's dry, colored, curly, wavy...a big ol mess...I couldn't blow dry this mop every day....much less the stress it would put on my hair.

So this stuff is a dry powder that smells amazing. It "poofs" out of the bottle in a small amount of mist, so thin you can barely see it. You apply at the roots, run a brush through,I even use the blow dryer to give a little volume, and voila...your hair looks refreshed!!! I'm serious, it is absolutely amazing how well this stuff works!!! (and no, no one asked me to say this...haha!!!) I just have to share a good product!!

  • Moving on, I haven't shared a good video in a while. I love the one below and have been meaning to post it. It's my sweet Cruzy! Oh, learning to share....such tough lesson....on this particular morning Cruz had gathered up all of his "choo-choo's" and would not let Maddox have one. I got my phone out to record the big fit he was throwing. I ended up catching him learning to share:). (OH, and listen to my little parrot, Maddox, in the background trying to be the boss!!! ha!!!)

video

  • And one last thing....everyone on facebook seems to be looking for Snow Cream recipes!! I have one!! I've kept it in my recipe box...I found it in the Kids Directory a few years ago! Hope this helps:

*1 Gallon of Snow

*1 cup white sugar

*1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

*2 cups milk

Directions: When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistancy. Serve at once!

Have fun in the snow everyone!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

This is a little late, about 9 days late!! But Happy New Year!!! We changed up our normal NYE plans of going to the neighborhood club this year and headed out to dinner at Crabby's. This place has great atmosphere, food, and drinks. Perfect place for NYE!!

We sat guys on one end...girls on the other!! David is down there somewhere;).




I "stole" these pics from the other girls. Long story, and funny, but basically I lost my camera batteries at some point and couldn't take any pics:(!!!!

Looks like I decided to entertain with my awesome singing, or most likely rapping, abilities:)!!



We posed it up after dinner!!






And that was the end of the photos for me:(!! We went on to a new place in Rogers called McB's, which was tons of fun!! But like I said, my camera was out of commission, and I missed out in the rest of the picture taking. Emily(the girl next to me above with the red purse) and I sat and talked forever!! (loved getting to know you Emily!!!).

Again, Happy New Year!!! Can't wait to see what 2011 will bring!!

One wonderful new thing this year has already brought me is an iPad!!!!




David surprised me with one a few days ago, this is my first blog post using it. This thing can do so much it is a little overwhelming. I don't know where to start!! So if you have any tips or apps I must have, please leave me a comment!!!;););)


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Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Stuff

Its no secret. I heart my babies!! Heres a few reasons why:

• Cruz tries to be sneaky, but he eventually tells on himself. Like when he ate a whole roll of pez candy. He knew it was wrong, so he came and showed me!



• Maddox rarely gives his momma hugs. He tells me boys don't do that. But today he was giving me TONS of good lovin. He said, "Sometimes God makes me love on some people."

• when Cruz is happy, he tells you. He simply says, "happy.". It's sweet.

• Maddox loves Cruz so much. He hates for him to take naps because his playmate is gone:(!



• and last, finding funny things like this in my kitchen just makes me smile:



Can you see the perfect little bite taken out of that croissant? One of the little guys opened the box, took a bite, closed it, and went on about their business! Cute.

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