Friday, July 31, 2009

23 Weeks Pregnant....

Wow, how time flies! I am now 23 weeks into the pregnancy and feeling great! We are beginning to plan our new little boys room and have picked out a Vintage Sports theme so I am so excited to get started! Check back as we continue to post as time goes by and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby Bella's Baby Shower

Let's blow our horns in honor of Baby Bella!

WOW, we made it!! How exciting it is to finally be here...a Special Baby shower for our precious Baby Bella! Your Grandma Deb@Talking Trash is so sweet to host this party for you and your mom Jenn@The Apiary. Thanks for inviting us! My name is Ty Allen, I am 3 years old and I say a special prayer for you every night! I am so excited to know you are such a strong Lil' girl and so happy to be here! In celebration of you, my mom and I have brought a couple of things:

1st, a special card for a special girl...
2nd, a crown for a princess...

3rd, lots of sweet things, because you are such a sweet girl....

Last but not least, I thought you would look really pretty in this cute vintage onsie...

Well, I can't wait to see what other things are in store for you today but for now, I am going to blow my horn in honor of SWEET BABY BELLA! You are special! Now, let's go grab some ice cream!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Memories of "Our lil' Cabin"

The Cabin...what great memories! My husband Joe's parents built the cabin as an original shop that Mary, my MIL worked out of for years! When they decided to build, they passed it down to Joe and he and I made it into a little cabin in the woods home! We were just talking about it last night which brought me to pull out pictures so that we could remember exactly what it was like! At the time, we did not have any children so we were somewhat saddened by some of the pics with our little Yorkie,Sadie and big cat on the front porch who have both since past. We do although have lots of great memories of taking a very well-built shop with so much character and making it "our home." We will always cherish these memories and miss this neat little cabin. With an open floor-plan, some of my favorite things were,the large screened-in back porch, spiral staircase to loft upstairs, claw foot tub, large ceilings with white-washed pine, a corner stand-up fireplace stove, built-in stained glass window,knotty-pine cabinets and one of my favorites, the open air vent painted red across the ceiling! When we decided to start our own family, we sold the cabin due to the size but will always cherish the memories of our Lil cabin in the woods!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Children's Artwork

Don't you just love this artwork?
...a Playroom, Little Boy or Little Girls room.
SO VINTAGE-LOOKING and just fabulous! Makes a statement in any room. Check out these and more at

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ty Allen's 1st B-Day, BARNYARD BASH

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Kelly's Korner is continuing her home tour with children's birthday party ideas so I thought I would pull out Ty Allen's 1st birthday Barnyard Bash pics.
I really enjoyed planning Ty's 1st birthday party and chose a Barnyard Bash theme because my mother-n-law and father-n-law have a Miniature Donkey Farm,Short&SweetDonkeyFarm.
I found the cutest little one-piece jumper that Ty wore which matched his barnyard theme. Online, I found some really cute invitations with a stable and a lot of animals including a donkey that we used.
Other items included:
-Wire baskets and red bandanna's
-A red and white gingham tablecloth
-Barnyard plates and cow print cups
-Cow printed pencils and custom barnyard candy wrappers that said Thanks for coming the Ty Allen's first birthday. I attached the pencil to the candy bar with strands of hay.
-Ty's large cake was a barn with animals and of course he had his own small cake!
-We ordered a large blow-up pin the tail on the donkey game on eBay and the kids really enjoyed playing it!
-To top the party off, we watched a video,The first year of Ty Allen's life. This was really sweet and everyone enjoyed all of the pics from the time he was born up until he turned one,very sweet!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


My husband, Joe & I found out Monday that our second child is a BOY!
With excitement, we headed home to show Ty Allen the sonogram pics and tell him he was going to have a little brother. When we arrived, he was just waking up from a nap with Grandmother and we said, look Ty, a baby brother! He just started crying and said, I don't want a brother, I want a sister! I want a girl!!
It was so disappointing so Joe reminded him that they could play baseball, go fishing, hunting and other boy things they could do. Later that evening, Ty came running to me and said, Mommy, LOOK! I brought my baby brother some stickers and he stuck them all over my tummy!!!
The next day, I took him to preschool and he ran in telling all of his teachers and friend he was going to have a baby brother! SO SWEET!
Due Date is December 4th.
(picture taken at Ty's 1st preschool program)
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