Saturday, September 6, 2014

And we meet again...

And we meet again...
Breezy weather.
Hiking shoes.
Nature. 
Happy faces.
Fresh air.
Water bottles.
Bumble bees.
Colorful butterflies.
Big Sunflowers. 
Wild weeds/flowers.

Oh yes, it's definitely September. 

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
-Hans Christian Andersen













I absolutely love this time of year. The air is fresh, the breeze is gentle and we love spending our time out in nature.  

We'll hike until baby  starts showing signs of wanting out. I'm going onto 39 weeks and I must admit the fresh air, walking and gentle breeze allows me to forget about any discomfort my pregnant body is currently experiencing. 

This day, the air was fresh and the smell of rain approached us.  The calming sounds of nature surrounded us. -Buzzing bees, chirping birds and leaves on trees gently blowing in the wind.  -It was a beautiful day. 

Oh, how I love nature!  


*Hello and welcome to all my new readers*
I'm so happy to have you all here. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello September..

I love September, especially when we're in it.
Willie Stargell















Hello September..

So many changes will happen this month. We will welcome our newest addition to our little family.
Yes, our little family of three will grow into four. I probably should include our pug! So technically our family of four will grow into five. :) -We're so thrilled!
We have enjoyed our time out in nature. Taking pictures and breathing in the fresh air. 
I started baking again.- The sweet aroma of baked bread, cinnamon covered almonds and sugar plum fill our home. 
I'm ready for fall to arrive. This is my birth month and I probably should enjoy my birthday a little more this year. 
In my garden.. flowers are changing. I still  have many visitors. -My favorite are the hummingbirds. 
I'm ready. - I'm ready to welcome our baby, to bake more, enjoy life more and take these simple moments and turn them into everlasting memories.

This month I'm looking forward to:
Welcoming our baby
Preparing our daughter on the changes she will experience as a big sister.
enjoying simple moments more.
Exploring just a little more. 
Laughing more. 
Embracing life more. 
Being thankful more often.

What are you looking forward to this month?

Welcome new readers!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lately.

“Any moment called now is always full of possibles.” 
― China MiĆ©villeKraken














Lately.

Rain visits us during the day. Nights are cooler and the sun shines perfectly. 
We spend our time out on the porch.- Our daughter blowing bubbles and splashing away in her pool.
My husband grills and I kick my feet up and enjoy these moments with my family. 

Lately.

Nature is absolutely beautiful. Rainbows appear after the rain and fields of flowers blow gently in the wind. Normally you can go on long drives and see nothing but sunflowers lining the side of the roads. -It's beautiful. 

Lately.

I'm nearing the end of this pregnancy.- 38 weeks next week.  I'm nesting, adjusting and experiencing sleepless nights.  I've been experiencing contractions. Lots of contractions.  I usually sit them out, swaying my hips while sitting on my exercise ball. This is the time that our daughter prepares a special meal (play food) and feeds me. Mama needs all the energy she can get! She's very thoughtful.  We have spent our time going over reading lessons with our daughter. She's making such great progress. -We're so proud at how quickly she is learning.  We take trips to our local library. -Children singing and dancing.-It feels my heart with such joy. Our daughter enjoys picking out a few books of her own. -It makes her feel all grown up. 

Lately. 

Life has treated us well. I'm thankful for each new day. 
I'm ready for all new things and endless possibilities.  :)

Thank you for coming along on my blogging journey.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Little colorful box monster. (A Diy craft for little hands)



This hands-on craft is so much fun! At times it can get a little messy, but it's tons of fun. My daughter absolutely enjoyed this fun craft. We named it- Little colorful box monster. It's colorful and designed by my daughter. 

For this craft you will need:

-An empty box. -We used a tissue box. 
-Craft/construction paper
-Scissors
-Paint
-Glue stick 
-and of course anything you would like you add to your little monster.
-stamps, stickers, beads-etc.

Since we used a tissue box we can easily insert items into the monsters mouth.
-Mail, battery operated candle, candy and  more! 

Get creative when designing your monster box. Cover your box with craft paper. We chose white paper. This made it easy for my daughter to paint and create her own look for it. We added some teeth and a few sparkly stick-ons. I promise your kids will enjoy this craft! :)






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Hello and welcome new readers! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

DIY- Simple cute on the go snack container

DIY- Simple cute on the go snack container


When on the go we like to pack a few snacks away. 
They sure come in handy with our daughter if we're out for too long. 
I decided to make a simple cute snack container.  For this I am reused an empty Nesquick chocolate milk container. 


For this Diy project you will need:
-Scissors
-Craft paper
-Glue
-washi tape (optional)


1. Start off with lining up your craft paper onto the container. Once lined up, glue craft paper onto container. 

2. Once step 1 is finished, you can apply some washi tape to the bottom of your container. I did this just to add a little more design to our container.

-Now  fill  your container with a few snacks! 



You're all done! Enjoy your simple on the go snack container!  It sure does come in handy and we were able to reuse this container instead of throwing it out. :)

-Stephanie

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Products (Currently using and packing away for my hospital stay)

Truth is..I over packed for my first pregnancy! My stay was short and we packed like we were staying for quite some time. I'm more prepared this time around. Packing less for mommy and baby. These products are a few products I'll pack in my personal bag. Not all products are pictured below. These are just a few. 



1. Clean and Clear- Morning burst facial scrub. I absolutely love how refreshing this scrub is. Its light citrus smell will for sure refresh you in the morning. I'm sure this will come in handy for my hospital stay. It's actually a tiny bottle I picked up from Target.

2.Nivea Smooth Sensation. This lotion is light weight and has a nice soft clean scent. My skin tends to dry out. I can use all the moisture I can get.  

3. Softsoap body wash. This time I'm packing smaller bottles of each product. It helps to not take up so much room.

4. Body Oil. I currently use this right after my shower. Just a few drops and your skin is left feeling silky and soft. I'll probably pack this away for my stay at the hospital. 

5. Bareminerals.  I don't wear much makeup. But I do want to feel and look refreshed. Especially for my hospital pictures. This power foundation is very light weight and goes on very smooth.

6. Covergirl blush. I'll probably toss this in my bag. Just a gentle light sweep across my cheekbones and I'll be on my way.

7. Benefit. On my birthday last year, I actually received this from Sephora as a gift along with mascara. It's a soft focus highlighter for your face. You can apply above cheekbones, or the arch of your brow. Adds a simple glow and looks wonderful. I always carry this around with me.


8. Deep conditioning protein pack. It's a great leave in conditioner and my hair could use a little tlc from time to time. 
  
9. Blistex Lip Vibrance. I was looking for a product for my lips. I threw this one in our cart and hadn't realized that it had color tint. I love it. It provides a light shade of color along with SPF 15. 


10. My simple to-go bag. I picked this up sometime last year. I'm sure it was purchased at the Target dollar aisle. It's light, simple and fits most of my products inside. 


11. e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator.  I carry this around with me at all times. It's so gentle on your lips as it exfoliates the chapped skin away. I love how it leaves my lips feeling soft and looking great.

A little update: I took a short break from blogging. I needed time to think and rid myself from technology for a  few. I'm currently 35 weeks along in this pregnancy. Experiencing braxton hicks contractions daily. I totally hate this heartburn that I'm experiencing day and night. Baby's head is down and I'm one uncomfortable mama! I  try reminding myself that pregnancy is beautiful and that soon I'll be holding our newest addition to our family. Life is a blessing. :)