Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm a soccer Mom


She is ROUGH & she is TOUGH.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Etsy

I am having a horrible experince with an Etsy seller right now so I thought that while I was bored at work, I would remind myself all of the many reasons of why I do love etsy! I just hate it whenever sellers think there is no need to have "good communication" with their buyers.



1. Big adorable bows like this...

2. Any of the cards or stationery from this seller. She is truly incredible. I ordered these baby shower invites for my friend Nikki and they were so adorable. I've always just won a giveaway for her blog! yay!

2. Knot dresses, I t-totally dispise pillow case dresses but these little numbers are so cute and precious! Not to mention you could just slip a long sleeve shirt under them for the fall or early spring!

Via Sarahrose3's shop

3.I would soo be ordering this for my little superhero if they had any girl shirts left.

I am also thinking about having a giveaway in honor of Miss Priss' 4th birthday! I will give ya'll more info on it this week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

John Deere

To be honest I'm usually an International kinda girl and totally against John Deere. But since IH doesn't make kids attire or toys we've had to buy that funky color of green! haha.

If you remember back last year from the "duck massacre" Charli Beth has the John Deere gator that she rides around in the yard all the time and her little bike is getting way to small for her. I had planned to not buy Charli a "big" gift for her birthday, because we seriously do not have the room anymore. That was until we stopped by TSC today to get Maggy a new line and to check out the ducks and we seen this....
Cute, huh?! Regular price was 129.99 (I think) and it was on sale for $79.99! After Charli spotted it, she immediately started asking if we could take it home and give it a try. I had her to try it out by sitting on the seat and seeing if she was tall enough. She fit perfectly! I called Mark and asked him to go look at it to see what he thought. While he was there, some random person told him to have the price checked on it because they thought it was on sale even more for the day or something. So we ended up getting it for $49.99!! Yay! She will be so excited to get her new big girl bike!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Preschool advice needed

I am so not ready for this. But it's time to figure out my game plan for Charli Beth and I would like outside advice on what you all think I should I do.

At this moment I plan to send Charli to a Christian Academy for Preschool only, and then switch her over to the county school system for many reasons. The first being that I would not be able to afford Charli going to a "private" school for that long and the second is a social aspect.

None of Charli's little friends are attending this school because, well to be honest it seems that they want to follow everyone else. But that is not me, I do my own thing and pick what I think is best. {Not to offend anyone if they read this; which is doubtful that they will.}
Who my child is friends with at this age does not matter to me, I want her to be friends with everyone and experience as much as she can. If that makes sense?

Charli Beth has never attended a public daycare or learning center, whenever she was in a daycare it was in a home of someone who I thought we could trust. Turns out that they flipped us for a twirl and we were very stunned.
Anyways, I love the fact that at this academy Charli will be a smaller crowd and possibly have some "one on one" learning experiences. Which I think is wonderful. You can pick your child's schedule or what days they will be attending and they also let you do fundraisers to help you pay for their tuition. Which will be sooo very helpful for me since I am relying my "tax money" on this. Also, do I mention that it is a christian based school? =) huge plus.

The county school system does offer a preschool and they go 5 days week all day, just like the "big kids" do. Which I personally think is way to much for a 4 year old? They also have two different classes one is a class were parents pay for their kids tuition themselves, and the other is a government funded class. WHOA what the hello! I was just amazed whenever I first learned about this, and frankly, it ticked me off to think that my kids would be separated from the others. I am sure that the school is fabulous and children learn a lot from going there. But to begin with I was not happy with Charli going that much and getting burn out on it before she even enters Kindergarten. The only good thing about this sutaition at all is I could get the goverment funding to help out, but I truly don't think that I can stand with her being seperated just because I cannot pay their price?

If someone knows anything about this or can explain to me why they seperate these two classes please explain. I hate to call the board of education and get all "Durty Durty" with them before Charli Beth is ever in their schools! haha.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Nossi College pictures

Our lollipop broke =(
My lil ballet girl showing off her moves
Most of these have not been edited but I still think she is beautiful =)
Don't you just love her outfit in her last two pictures! I do!
The lady that made it also made this one...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1 Thessalonians 5:18

I came across this on Kentucky Mama's blog earlier and thought it would be perfect to post!

--It’s easy to think the grass is always greener in your neighbor’s yard. And perhaps it is. At least the part you can see. But remember…

When you’re weary of fixing another meal and doing dishes yet again, somebody wishes they had food to put on the table.

When you’ve folded and put away a(nother) mountain of laundry, somebody wishes their children had proper coats and hats to wear to school.

When you’re groaning over the highest heating bill yet this year, somebody wishes they weren’t so cold.

When you’re losing sleep and gagging over a child’s stomach bug episode, somebody is praying for a miracle over her child’s hospital bed.

When the exhaustion and nausea of the first trimester are about to do you in, somebody is weeping (yet again) over a negative pregnancy test.

When your headache intensifies over your teen’s college financial paperwork, somebody is visiting the site of her teen’s fatal wreck.

When you wake up to another cloudy, rainy day, somebody is praying for moisture to end a season of drought.

When you pick up your husband’s dirty socks and take out the trash because he forgot, somebody is wishing that for just a moment she didn’t have to do it all alone, all the time.

The next time your situation threatens to steal your joy, try to remember… somebody wants what you have.

Give thanks in all circumstances…1 Thessalonians 5:18 --

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Work it girl, work it..

So Tuesday morning Charli Beth, our cousin Drew and I headed down to TN to Nossi College of Art to "Model" for their photography classes; yes I did warn them that we are not that photogentic but we did it anyways!

It was such a fun experince and they just ate Charli Beth up, not to mention she loved being a little ham infront of the camera as always! I'll probably do two different sessions of pictures because a lot of them are not in yet but here are some of us

Hope ya'll have a great Friday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thank you!


Thank you to Lesli for sending us the most adorable package of bows and headbands! This is the only picture that I have been able to snap of Charli Beth because she is obsessed with this hat! Everyone that seen her today just loved her hat! So go over to her blog & visit her adorable family!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

May I introduce you to...

A stylin' & profilin' 3 year old wild child!

Don't you just l.o.v.e those glasses?

I do!

They remind me of Danny Gokey!
Hello.

But she says that she is Taylor Swift {you know from the, "You belong with me" video}

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday




Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

I am always on the look for "cool" baby names and will write them down or do whatever I must do so that I can remember them in the years to come! BTW, I am the girl that totally freaked whenever I found out that someone named their daughter the same thing as Charli Beth and spelt it the same way and all. No I'm not kidding! haha. We live in a very small town, and I don't like names that can be confused, I'm all about unique and sassy! {not that there is another wrong with the other Charli or their family. mmk?} Charli's name is also in honor of my late Papaw Charles.

Have I ever told you all what my full name is? God love my little heart. - Paigeleana Rachelle.

Paigeleana...rhymes with thumblina! You remember that little fairy book/movie from when we were kids. Yea, I dunno. But it's kind of cool that I am probably the only person in the world with this crazy name ;o)

Girly Names-

Charli -- duh! btw some people think that her name is pronounced as Karleigh, nope it is just like the boys name Charlie.

Caroline - middle name

Marley - I can't have a Charli and Marley though! haha

Emerson - I would call her "Emmy Rae" can you get any more country than that?

Although, my next girl's name is a secret =) bahaha! Hint: this person is very famous in blog land!

Boy Names -

Boston

Ellis - middle name only

Corbin

Kessler - I think it's a Whiskey, but it's cool

That is all that I can think of for now! Hope you ladies are having a wonderful week so far!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The good, The BAD, and The ugly.

So we all know that the 82nd Academy Awards were last night, and let me go ahead and add that I l.o.v.e Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe and I was rooting all the way for her! Her tears whenever Oprah was speaking of her, made me tear up myself! She is so wonderful and I have not even seen the movie, yet. I loved looking at all of the beautiful dresses and the not so pretty ones too!

Sooo the frist dress that I seen that I loved was this:Although, Miss Priss Miley needs to learn how to stand up straight. Just sayin'
Doesn't she always look fabulous!
She is so beautiful!

I'm actually not sure, if this chick will ever be able to get out of her "Bella" character but I wish she would, she's freakin' me out.
But I do like her dress.One one site (here) she got an "F" for this dress!
I disagree, Faith is fabulous..maybe that is what the "F" was for?

Now my uglies..
& Now this lady..
I really thought she was going to pass out whenever she was giving her speech?
I pray it was because she was nervous and not because her dress was to tight.
Love her heart.
I watched "Hurt Locker" at work one night with the guys and thought it was pretty good, so yay for her! Oh and she beat out her ex husband for this award {hahahahahaha =) !! }and is also the first woman to receive this honor!

Friday, March 5, 2010

What is LAA?

LAA; Little Angels Attic Sale - is a two dale consignment sale that is held twice a year in Bowling Green, KY. The sale consist of practically everything for children and has wonderful items for expecting or new parents. They have swings, strollers, bouncers, walkers, crib bedding, toys, books, clothes from maternity to preemie to size 14 in kids(?!), shoes, outside toys, kitchen sets, shelves, decor.

This is my third sale volunteering although I have never consigned there are TONS of parents who do. The wonderful thing about this sale is 30% of all profits go to local charities. Which is an amazing amount of money with each sale. Whenever you volunteer at least a 3 hour shift to LAA, you are able to shop early on Thursday afternoons.

Every sale I spend at least $230! Yes, I know that is a lot of money but I get a lot of clothes for Charli. My game plan for every sale is to big at least two large bags pack them full of things that I can get my hands on, find a corner, go through my selection and make sure there are no stains. I had a lady following me around Thursday night waiting for me to sit down because she liked everything I grabbed and wanted what I didn't. That kinda made me feel like my kid at least has some style. *Woohoo!*


$8
Ralph Lauren $5
Not sure the brand - $4

Giggle Surf $6

Gymboree $8, plus socks & bows

Old navy -$3

Ralph Lauren dress $7

Baby Gap - $10

Baby Gap $6

Old Navy -$7
Gymboree $6
Gymboree $10 - what a deal!!!!
bathing suit cover, flamingo $4

Ralph Lauren {looks brand new!} - $15
Ralph Lauren $10
Ralph Lauren $5
Old Navy -$5
Old Navy $6
Old Navy - this one & the dress below were together for only $7

Ralph Lauren $3
Not sure brand, $6
Charter Club - $6 (how cute will this be with cow girl boots!)
Ralph Lauren swim suit - $5
Bunny Shirt w/ light pink minky skirt $8
Gymboree bathing suit & skirt $8
I also got Charli a portable bed to take on vacations for $8 and several Pajama sets for under $3! I was so very excited for all of my deals this season. I hope to go back in the morning for half price day! If you live in my area the next LAA sale is September 10-11! You can check the website for more details or to sign up for a newsletter!

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I am a sinner saved by the grace of God. A wife to the 5oh, and Mother to Charli Beth and Bryar. This is my story of Motherhood, life experiences and sometimes even my overwhelming heart all typed out. I believe in second chances, yet the firm hand of parenting. That sweet tea is of the comfort food category. Chickens belong in every backyard. Children should each have a responsibility of their own while helping take care of duties in the home. Sports are a must for our family, and we spend many nights on courts or fields. We consistently feel new to each of the experiences that are brought into our lives. But we are always excited for the journey in which God has given us.

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