Friday, August 12, 2011

Blondes Do Have MORE Fun!

Please excuse the poor photo quality in the 'before' photo. This mama was in a rush to make her hair appointment on time!


I've had highlighted hair FOREVER...
Last September I decided that I wanted a change and had the brilliant idea to dye my hair red.
Everyone warned me that red is a difficult color to maintain.
Did I listen?
Of course not!
So after almost a year of being a brunet, I was feeling the need to go back to blonde.
Boy, am I glad I did.
In my opinion, being blonde is more fun!


Everyone have a great weekend!!
P.S-I've been patiently waiting to find out what my birthday surprise is from my hubby, so stay tuned!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Potty Training Tips

Yes, it's that lovely time in our house again. Jaylie turned 2 in May, and this Mama is tired of changing and buying diapers! I potty trained Jenna fairly quick, but that was after the second go-around. I've found that when a kid is not ready, there is no use in forcing them to do something they don't want to. So....I bought all of the Dora and Princess panties I could find, a cute little potty, and 2 giant bags of M&M's. Next week we are gonna get down to business. School starts and we need to get back in routine. Here are some cute ideas that I found for bribing teaching your little ones to be diaper free!










Source: littlelucylu.com via Ashley on Pinterest



Maybe a little sweet convincing....




Source: ohdeedoh.com via Kammy on Pinterest



Or perhaps reading up on the "subject".....




























Source: thehandmadehome.net via Jessica on Pinterest



And there is always the good ol' Potty Chart. Once that baby is filled up....then its time to....

POOTTAAYY!!!


Not funny, Ok.

You can do it Jaylie Bug!!







Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weekend Recap and Big Reveal!!!

Hello!! If you are reading this then you've probably noticed my new blog design! I am beyond thrilled with the way it turned out. I had a very specific vision of how I wanted things to look, and Smitten Blog Design was able to bring my vision to life. I have officially checked another thing off of my bucket list!!

This past weekend was pretty busy! On Friday I took the girls to Tanaka farm to go watermelon picking. We had such a great time. I had never  heard of the place before then. I recently joined a moms group {another check off of my list! LOL} and this was the outing for the week. It was great to get out of the house and meet new Mamas. I love finding outings where both the kids and I are branching out and learning something new. In this case, we learned all about organic vegetables and farming.



And we also learned that Jaylie Bug is not so crazy vegetables...


P.S- The secret to picking out that perfect, ripe, juicy, delicious watermelon is to give it a good thump. If it has a deep, loud thump then the sugar crystals are evenly dispersed and the melon should be sweet.
Let Jaylie show you...



On Saturday, Aaron and I went to the Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow Concert. It was really fun!

Sunday we went to a family BBQ and just hung out. Over all, pretty awesome weekend! I'm not so thrilled with the piles of laundry sitting on my couch and sink full of dishes, but hey it was worth the fun. How was your weekend?!!