Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Max dancing

hey guys laptop is still down but my bro in law fixed it just need to get it back.  Have been waiting impatiently for Max to arrive and trying everything under the sun to speed the process (esp since its in the 90s here!) Here is a video of max dancing to his favorite song.  When i get nervous he hasn't moved in a while this almost always does the trick.  :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Late Mani Monday

Sorry i am late guys. . My laptop/Baby has some serious issues and i am not sure what to do about it! I think it's going to have to go to the computer Dr! So this post is from my phone.  I wanted to share my mani from the baby shower.  I went mint (loreals club priv) coral (covergirl coral silk) and white( Sally Hansen white on ). My leopard mani lasted over a week but ineeded a change!

I also had to take a minute to share the amazing cake my gf Amanda made for my baby shower! So stinkin cute.  I will probably have to post for a while from phone or my dinosaur desk top.  But for now I have a house to get ready for company tomorrow, two girls to get ready for school and packed to go be flower girls in my brothers wedding, a hospital bag to pack, and at some point a baby to have.  Have a good day people.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

37 week update.

Okay guys we are here 37 week update.  This week was a busy one.  We finished the baby shopping and babies room.  I am still having headaches and bloody noses.  No end to that in sight.  We had lots of mommy daughter time because monkey butt was having her last summer visitation at her dads.  I have still been on the watermelon and icee kick.  I could live off those two foods I swear to you lol.  I am super exhausted.  I usually cry once a day usually for pretty much no reason.  but I have traded to water proof mascara and eyeliner just for that reason.  This is just how 9 months pregnant is...exhausting and emotional.

 Although this pregnancy has been a breeze compared to the one with fire monster, I haven't been happy with my physician and that has been a source of stress for me.  The appointments are awkward inappropriate and  the answers I get are things like "Its probably just because your old" (um I am 32) or last week when I asked about my allergies causing my bloody noses and what I should do "you probably shouldn't have anymore kids" I didn't realize that my allergies effected my reproduction!  I have come to dread the appointments and rarely bother with calling with issues. Which is both sad and ridiculous since this person is paid to provide my medical care.

I live in a smaller community where at our hospital who ever is on call when you go into labor is who delivers.  So even if I had traded obgyn's I would have 1/3 chance getting that o.b. anyway.   The other option is Sioux falls which is hour and half away!  I went from 3-10cm in half hour with my second I don't have the choice to risk that.  I had wonderful Doctors with fire monster and Monkey butt and was soo lucky.  I wish I could have my old doctor back.   But it is what it is and I am just going to keep my head up and hope a different o.b. is on call when I go into labor.  (sadly yes I would rather have a stranger deliver my baby).

Sorry for the rant but on to the next thing.  I have to cook dinner for the family :)  

maxs finished nursery

Okay since it is wednesday and I do my weekly pregnancy update I thought it would be a good day to also put up the post with Max's finished room.  Since we got the last of the stuff this weekend and powered it out over the weekend the room is now finished and ready for little max to come home.   It is a little room that is attached to our room so it is perfect.
 Okay so when you walk in this is what you see.
We have the rocker in the same spot.  We have the baby monitor set up and I have a lamp for late night feedings.  The cute little name canvas's I made here and the buntings I made here.

 I have the umaro blanket I knit here to snuggle him with.
By that is the crib.  I made him some cute puffs that hang over it and stuck up the fun wall decals.  His boppi is hanging on the corner so the cat can't use it. 
 There is the taggy I made him :)
Here is the duvet cover I made him here.
Here is the opposite side.

 Here is another cozy little blanky I made for him.
He has a cute little mobile my sister in law gave us at the baby shower.

 In this corner is the shelf unit we made into a little make shift closet for the little guy.  Since this room is technically a den or office it doesn't have a closet so we made one.  In between the crib and closet is a bouncy seat.  I covered it with a blanky because I washed everything this weekend and if I don't it will be covered in cat hair again!  I will put more about the shelf unit in another post showing how to do it.  It was easy and cheap.
The next wall is still mine.  I had took keep a bit of girl cave. (a girl has to have some place to do here make up and sew).  So it is my makeup sewing nail stuff all that.
Next wall has his changing table.   His clothes and blankets and shoes and what not are in baskets below with tags.  There is also some more of the bunting.
 Here is a basket of burp clothes I sewed for him and the muslin blanket from by gf Deirdre.

On top of  it is a basket of  diapers and burpie cloths, some wipes, and a teddy fire monster picked out for Max.  On the shelf is some of our favorite cardboard books.  The flowers are the bouquet from my wedding.
So there you have it the finished product of Max's room.
I love it and can't wait for the little guy to come home so he can use it.  We are all ready for out sweet baby to be here :)  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

sioux falls baby haul

Since I am just days away from being 37 weeks and won't be able to leave town I ran to Sioux falls with the hubby and Fire monster to get the last few things we can't get in town and a # 1 on our list was the travel system.  I did tons of research on ease of use weight size the whole thing and I chose the graco fast action fold click connect monroe . 
It is light weight it has a nice dark grey  color (fire monsters was light grey cotton and stained with the slightest spill even water!!!)
 We grabbed a 3 pack of avent bottles.

 Someone needed some socks. 
 Benji loved these little tennies .  They are soo cute they have mickey and the fabric is a blue plaid they came from joanns.
 Even though I had a breast reduction 3 years ago I am might be able to and am going to try my best to breast feed so I grabbed a pack of nursing pads.

 We needed a bit more newborn size clothes so we grabbed these cute white and grey onsies and the matching pants.
 A bit more 3-6 m size too so another set of onsies and pants.
 Some good old generic dreft to wash it all in.
 Some pampers swaddlers for the little guy.
We grabbed this  cosco folding bouncer when we came back to town,  I loved the look and yes we had a bouncer but the big thing we needed was something that would be small enough to travel back to the cities!!  This folds up super small.

 I had two prescriptions to fill and kmart is running a get 25$ per prescription you transfer.  So I traded two over and got a 50$ gift card can't beat that.  I also grabbed wipes and some receiving blankets and I think I wound up paying 5$ out of pocket!  Anyway we are now set for baby boy. (I take that back because I just had to place a order for a bottle holder, some burt bees baby wash, and wash cloths!) All I have to do is get a bag packed so it is ready to go to the hospital.  As much as I have cherished and enjoyed this pregnancy and tried to keep it special he is getting very big and very heavy and the more tiny laundry I fold the more I am ready to have him in my arms :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

monday mani

I am still rocking my nails I actually redid on thursday night.  They have held up and I love them so much why change.  I used wet and wild fergie polish in Miami spirit and going platinum and wet and wild ebony hates chris.  I used my dotting tools for the leopard.  It is soo easy.  You use a large dotting tool and make sorta odd shaped dots then go around them making 2 or 3 little c marks with a small dotting tool and black and make some little black marks in the gaps too. 

I had lots of fun with this and will def. be doing more leopard in the future :) On the pregnancy front I have a new symptom as of this morning.  My hands are falling asleep soo bad I can barley type!!  I am sure it is some carpel tunnel acting up due to swelling!  Isn't that just a barrel of laughs.  Well I need to get dressed and go run errands with Fire monster.  Have a good monday guys.

make up haul walgreens kmart shopko

 It had been quiet a while since I did a makeup haul but I was really waiting for some of the awesome new things I had been hearing about to make it to town.  One thing I had been waiting to get my hand on was these..
 The remmil show off lip lacquers.  (or as they call them in the u.k. the appocalips way freaking cooler name)  I found them at a walgreens in Sioux falls sd.  I also grabbed one of my awesome soho makeup sponges, a jordana 12 hour liner in purple, and a jordana fabuliner
 Here are some swatches for you from top to bottom: remmil show offs Luna, Nova,Celestial, and Big bang. (these are great I wish I would have got two pinks that were a bit less alike but I am loving them the are called a liquid lipstick.  They have the coverage of a lipstick but the feel of a lip gloss. They are comfortable on the lips and don't get sticky at all.  I wore big bang all day today)Jordana 12 hour to last purple fix liner(this was way prettier in person and when washing this swatch off this took some rubbing!), and jordana fabuliner a good easy to use felt tip liner that is cheap and cheerful at 2$ and they were buy one get one half off so was the remmil which ran 5$
 At kmart I grabbed these.  I had been hearing great things about the jordana blushes I got sandy beaches,redwood these were 2.49 each  . I grabbed a fergie wet and wild lipstick in fergie daily 2.99 (love this) and remmil scandal eyes shadow stick in tempting turquoise 3.49  ( love the liners and wanted a bright blue I thought this would be great for when I want to line my lower lash line with a bright color.
 I swatched those for you.  The right is fergie daily  It is a great pinky matte nude it is creamy and not drying, the the remmil shadow stick these are great creamy and waterproof, sandy beaches blush it is a great coral with a nice sheen to it, redwood is a more intense red and more matte.  The jordana blushes are quiet pigmented and have quiet the lasting power.  I think the have the best lasting power out of all the drug store blushes I have tried.
 Another thing I grabbed from kmart was these two nail polishes.  They are both wet and wild one is limited edition one is fergie.  The limited edition one I can't remember the name for and It is all the way down stairs and that is allot to ask from this pregnant mama soo...but the fergie one is Miami spirit and it is the one I used for leopard nails this weekend and I LOVE it!

 At shopko I grabbed a few wet and wild shadow pallets.
This is the wet and wild fergie desert festival palette I believe this was 5$.  I used this for the sunset tutorial.

 Here are swatches from that one.
 This is a limited edition pallet and it is called to muse and carouse. This ran 2.99
 It is okay a bit powdery I don't know how much use I will get out of this one but It is fun none the less.
I grabbed a few art brushes from joanns for make up brushes. 

One I think I will really love is the angled brush because look at the thickness of one of my other angled brushes on the left and the art brush on the right!!  It is way thinner and will there for be way better for gel liner.
 I had to share with you what fire monster did to my brand new makeup sponge!!!  You will notice it isn't even used yet!!!  I was soo mad because there is no where around here that carries them and I won't be able to leave town to get one until after the baby when even I feel like I can travel the at least hour and half to get a new one!!!
So that is pretty much what I got.  I am pretty happy with most of the purchases.  I

Saturday, August 10, 2013

sunset eye look wet and wild

 In my friday favorites post I shared a new look I tried out that I loved.  It is sorta a sunset orange eye look that is comprised of browns and oranges. I watched leighanns video a while back and when I saw the pallets were finally in town I snatched it up.
 It mostly uses this wet and wild fergie pallet.  I dipped into some other matte shadows in my drink a glass of shine pallet but any matte shadows semi close in color to what she shows in the video will work.  :)
 Here is the video.
and this is my finished look.
 For the look entirely I used my maybelline 24 hour foundation, covergirl/olay concealer, flower brow pencil in brown, nyx jumbo pencil in milk for my highlight, milani eye tech for top winged liner, remmil scandaleyes in nude in waterline brown on bottom lash line, my mascara is almay one coat waterproof, bronzer sunny, blush is jordana coral sandy beach ( a new great new budget freindly find recommended by melissa on youtube) and my lips are lined with jordadas liner in baby berry then lipstick is fergie wet and wild fergie daily.   That is the whole kit and caboodle people.

 I figured since we are going out it would be a fun time to try out a new look :) 
 Let me know if you try this look out or any of the fun favorite products I used in this look.  :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

friday favorites

 I had a pretty good week and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys for...First off and if you know me you know this is coming...SHARK WEEK YO...
 Shark week is like Christmas in our house.  We wait all year for this.  It is running 24/7 in my home and we all love it.  This year we even rocked shark week nails (0r my poor attempt at anyway lol) You can find the post where I put the tutorial to the real nails here (hers are much better then mine I swear)
I did the Shark week nails sunday and by yesterday they were just starting to chip and need redone so while me and fire monster watched soul surfer I repainted my nails and I did this.. Which I love it is all wet and wild polishes. The teal and silver are fergie polishes in Miami spirit, and going platinum, and the black is ebony hates chris.
While we are on beauty related favorites I am trying a new look today and loving it.  I am going to link a tutorial later this week.  It is bright sunset colored eyes.  
It uses this fergie wet and wild palette in desert festival.

I love wet and wild if you are new to my blog or the beauty world, they are not the wet and wild you used when you were a kid.  The shadows are mac quality and dirt cheap.  They are amazing and if you haven't tried them you really need to.  My lips are wet and wild too. 
 It is a new but favorite combo of  fergie daily lip stick
It is a great matte nude that is creamy and not dry feeling at all but it is a tiny bit too nude on my skin tone so I line my lips first with jordana baby berry lip pencil.
I have 3 beverage related favorites.  The first is this new flavor of sparkling ice.  It is peach nectarine and it is sooooo yum.  I love it

 Another favorite is these Seattle best coffee drinks!!  They are 2.68 at walmart and they are by the smoothie section.  Now if you don't live by a starbucks or caribou these are pretty much just as good.  They are kind of coffee like ice cubes and you add milk and blend them.  Each packet makes two of this size and they are only 130 cal! Amazing love love love this.  The vanilla and Carmel are my fav so far
Another fav is this.  I got the big glass mug from shopco a while back and then me and my hubby worked together and made some lids that are just like it out of canning lids.  I have been using them non stop. The girls have been using them to drink out of regular jars but But this last week I found little baby glass mason jar mugs with handles at runnings( a local farm/sporting goods store) for 1.69 a piece!. They are perfect for my monkeys and they have been loving them.  I will put up a tutorial for that later this week.  It is sooo easy and cheap.
 Another friday favorite/ life favorite is this amazing man!!  We were out buying school supplies yesterday for my baby girls first real school year and he snuck a new shower head into the cart for me :)  He is soo sweet.  We have a TINY stand up shower in our master bath and it is soo hard for me to get clean and shave my legs and everything with my huge baby bump in the way so he grabbed it for me.  I hooked it up last night and me and fire monster already tested it out and loved it!
This is a friday favorite too.  Snuggling my baby girl and getting some quality time.  Monkey butt is at her dads for her last visit before school and this girl sometimes feels bad like she is missing out.  Her sis goes away for a weekend or week and goes fun places and comes home with all kids of things she got bought and all she got to do way lay around with her big as a house mama and watch shark week lol.  Poor thing.

 She can bee allot of work but she is sooo sweet and loving you can help but forgive her.
 She is soo ready to be a big sister too.
 So since my hubby went to bed early last night me and her went on a mommy daughter date.  She eats up the attention.

 This sweet guy is a friday favorite she had been breaking out on his head and around his mouth and head and itch.  I figured it was a allergic reaction to the food he was on.  We traded them to 9 lives this winter and after doing some research I found out its not good for kitties and the main ingredient is corn which can cause allergy issues so I traded him back to beyond one and his handsome little face is already almost cleared up a week later!

 now this rotten little boy is not a favorite he is on my list.  I decided I should have named him jaws this week!  He is like a great white he is grey on his back white on his billy and the last thing you see before you get bit is the white tip of his tail a.k.a. dorsal fin.  He has been a pain all week wiether it is relaxing knitting and looking down to see his eyes dialate right before he attacks, a surprise attack from under the bed as you are going to sleep, or sitting down after a long day to hear him fishing in the toilet splashing water everywhere!  Then you forget about that and since I am 9 months pregnant and have no memory and have to pee every two seconds go on in and plop down and the soaked toilet seat. 

 I also bought them a new water dish because he uses their water bowl as a hockey puck and gets water everywhere, which ticks my hubby off because he falls in the puddle numerous times a week.  So I being the smart lady I am bought then a water dish with the bottle attacked thinking he couldn't knock it every where and play with it.  Ooooh was I wrong.  He has fun for hours a day splashing the water out with his paws just like he does from the toilet!  He can empty that bottle in a day!   So this little man is not a favorite but he is cute and loves the kids so we keep him lol.

But the last favorite for the week is the Tickle commercial on discovery.  To be specific my favorite part is about 17 seconds in where the guy yells moon shine fight and nails the guy right in the face at close rang with a water balloon full of moon shine!!  Lol I can't help but crack up every time.  I thought I was going to die the first time I saw it lol.

That is it for my Friday favorites.  But I have some errands to run before we head off to Sioux falls, sd to get the last baby stuff, and school stuff and just plain things we can't get in town before next week hits and I am not allowed to leave town.  I hope you guys have a great day and what were your friday favorites for the week.