Monday, August 22, 2011

make it better Monday!

So I did not completely forget you, my dear readers, this past week by not publishing a "make it better Monday" post.  Life just seems to keep getting busier and busier!!!  As hard as I am trying to get things off my plate and just do stuff at home, I can't seem to do it!

How do you clear out your schedule and be productive with housework and getting ready for a baby?!  (Maybe you don't have the last part of that but I'd still love to hear how you are productive at home!)

But back to our regularly scheduled program!  Here is your make it better Monday post for August 22nd! I hope you are as excited by these little goodies as I am!  =)

1) Adorable little kid accessories
So you all read about my dear friend Kristin from Petal and Thorn in my post about my beautiful baby shower but I have to share this with you.  Not only is she beautifully talented with parties but she is also the creative mastermind behind the Etsy store Petal and Thorn.  She has just brought out a kiddie accessory line - you have to check it out!
2) Fun with family
The hubby and I had a pretty packed week with family from Arizona in town and got to do a bunch of fun stuff with them - like going to the beach and making smores with JUMBO marshmallows!
these got taken on my phone so they aren't the greatest quality but it was definitely the biggest, greatest smore I've had in a long time!  =)

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this site?!  (or how much time gets sucked by it now?) But I do love to look at all the beautiful things that people are finding around the interwebs - like this!
pinterest via here (my sister and cousin are very seriously hoping that baby is going to be a girl - i thought this was adorable.)
That's it for this week.  I hope you all have a beautiful week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

make it better Monday!

So I realized my problem - when I am doing things, I am so busy talking to people or enjoying the "general splendor" that I completely forget to get my camera out or even snap anything with my phone.  You may not always get pictures with my posts as much as I am going to try.  =)

1) Old friends, new families
On Friday night, the hubby and I were able to spend a lovely evening with old friends from college at a wedding shindig for Ruby and Justin!  A lovely new couple and a great evening of street tacos (they hired a taco truck!) and fantastic company!  It doesn't get much better than that.  
this picture is from their wedding courtesy of Ruby's sister
2) Fresh paint
We finally painted baby's room!  Pictures to follow as I get more things set in the room.  =)  But it is a lovely shade of sky blue that makes momma very happy - hopefully baby will like it as much.  
3) TOYS!!!

People have been incredibly generous and kind to us as we prepare for Baby Nagel's coming and I got this lovely little toy over the weekend from "Aunty" Jenny.  Isn't it cute?!?! I do like kids toys.  =P  My little sister always got mad at me for playing with her things and I wouldn't let her play with mine.  Thankfully, we have both grown out of that stage.  =)

Hope you all have a great week!

Monday, August 1, 2011

make it better Monday!

It was/is another crazy week!  But that is ok - I'm realizing this is probably how life is going to be for a little while.  And I will keep plugging along as long as I can.  And I'm realizing that I look forward to these little "make it better Monday" posts because they give me some time to think about things that make me excited and happy.  I hope they do the same for you!

1) Garden surprises!
Moving into our own house at the beginning of the year was fun in and of itself.  What is turning out to be even more interesting, is watching our "garden" grow!  We have not planted anything except what I shared with you in this post but we keep getting surprised by flowers and trees and all sorts of beautiful things in our backyard!
these popped out of the ground right outside our bedroom window last week!  I couldn't believe it and they are even more beautiful in person!

the trees started flowering and are bright green and yellow - when the wind blows, it looks like it is snowing yellow in our backyard.  =) it makes me happy.

2) Adorable shoes
I stumbled across this shop through an Etsy email that featured the most beautiful yellow sandals ever and if they had not already been sold, I would have bought them.  Unfortunately, she does not currently have any other shoes in my size but I am going to keep an eye out because she has great taste!  Check out her shop!
I thought these were a nice second to the pair that originally caught my eye.  =)
3) Planning a nursery
This is starting to get to the fun stages - where I actually get to do something about all the ideas swimming around in my head!  And I was going to share pictures with you but I think I'll save that for another post.  Suffice to say, momma may end up liking baby's room better than baby.  =)

Hope you all have a great week!  Have a beautiful day!
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