Friday, January 30, 2009

For the Grandparents...

My mom said she isn't getting her "daily grandkid intake" since I started doing the vinyl... so here they are :) I will try and do better with the blogging...

Ya happy now?? :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thank you... and the winner is...

Thank you all for your name input to my new "adventure". I loved reading all of your comments, e-mails & text messages!! You were all so creative! I ended up going with my own choice... BUT... I still want to give away the $25 gift certificate. So, I decided to give it to Christine, who came up with Wall Candi. I got a lot of e-mails and comments on that one. I was going to go with that name, however, I needed Vinyl in the name. Christine, just send me an e-mail with your order
It is official! The Vinyl Studio is now open and taking orders. Be sure to stop by and check it out. I am still adding quotes and new items everyday! I am offering 15% off all orders before February 15th. So... Go ahead, write on your walls {wink}

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Can we fix it???

YES WE CAN!!! as Bob the Builder would say!

Last night Owen wanted the Pluto toy out. We said sure and let him go to work with Reese's Handy Manny toolbox in tow! Soon, Reese came to help out the situation. These two worked VERY HARD on getting it out. A bit later, big sister Hallie came to their rescue. While Owen and Reese continued to work diligently on the cardboard, Hallie went straight for the twisty ties. Soon.... Pluto was out!!!

Sure, it would have taken us 3 mins to get it out for them... but they had the best time doing it themselves... and we enjoyed watching the teamwork efforts!!! {honestly, the fun was over once he was out of the box}

Party time

Reesey got invited to her first "friend" birthday party. It was for a little friend we met through gymnastics. She was sooooooo excited to celebrate with Cailida. (who was turning 2) We had a fun time, although Chuck E Cheese was a complete MAD HOUSE!!!!!!!!! Note to self: don't got at 2pm on a Saturday.... EVER!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have been super busy getting everything ready for my vinyl website to launch! I updated the 365 blog with pictures for you all to see. I wanted to post the FIRST thing I cut on my new "cutter". I will be posting information about the vinyl "Grand Opening" soon!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Under construction

This blog is under construction... I will try to update the sidebar soon... but at least the Christmas is gone :)

**I have chosen a vinyl name and my website and blog are also under construction... I am planning my Grand Opening very soon!! Stay tuned for my announcements!!**

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Staying warm...

It is soooooo cold (-17 currently!!!) I am staying inside and keeping warm :) I have been getting ready to launch my vinyl website and blog... so I have been staying SUPER busy!!! My machine came yesterday {but is still in the box} I am hoping to "play" this weekend. Enjoy some pictures of the girls from this week... (in random order)

Have a great weekend!! {and stay warm}

Friday, January 9, 2009

Need your help...

So, most of you know my love (and addiction) to vinyl writings for my house...

After purchasing my first quote from Cathey I thought I would love to do it! But of course I didn't because I didn't want to take away from her. Then Jodi got into it, and I was really out, because I didn't want to intrude on her... Well, now I don't live by Cathey and Jodi is super busy, so.... I am starting my VINYL BUSINESS!!!! :)

I am very excited. {Of course I am nervous and anxious as well} I am also in need of a name. I would like the word Vinyl to be in it {for easy Googling reasons} I am offering the person who comes up with a name that I choose a $25 gift certificate for custom vinyl. Let's hear 'em... I know you are all very creative!!

Thanks a bunch!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I found this blog, Homegrown Hospitality, through Ali's blog. Stop by... I love her quotes {and handwriting!!}

Getting into routine

We are back doing our normal activities around here. Nothing new is going on. Just wanted to post a picture so you know we are all surviving the cold! {I will be updating the look soon!!}

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Shopping, gingerbread and date night!!

On the first my mom and I took Piper (the girls stayed with Ryan) and we headed out to go shopping! It was a fun day! We actually got to have adult conversations, didn't have to chase anyone, and got to go at our own pace (even in breakable stores!!) Thanks mom for everything, and especially for spending the day with me!

Yesterday the girls and I FINALLY made the gingerbread house!! Better late than never, right? We missed having our gingerbread party this year... but we will definitely do it next year!

Last night my mom offered to babysit Hallie and Reese so Ryan and I could go on a date!! :) We haven't been on a date since May 10th for our ann'y! We went to see Marley & Me.... sooooo good! I am warning you all-- it is a TEAR JERKER!!!! I could so relate to "Jen" the whole movie! There were so many things they go through as a couple and a family that I felt like I was watching my life! I had tears several time throughout the movie, but the end is definitely the water works! GO... grab a date or a friend and go see Marley & Me!!! I LOVED IT!! {I will say... I don't think we will ever let Hallie watch it... here is your warning to parents... I think a kid would have a hard time watching it, and I am sure we would be answering questions for weeks after.} Thanks for the date, Ryan!

Project {365}

Check out my new blog!! Project {365} I explained the concept and will begin posting soon!

**This is still going to be our family's primary blog. I will still be posting to this blog as I always have.**

If you have problems with the link above the blog address is

Stop by and say hi :)