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Feeling Good! August 26, 2012

I am BACK! It has been over a week since I posted last, mostly due to the fact that I was nowhere near a computer in Indy. I am thrilled to be blogging right now, though! I have accomplished so much today, and I am feeling GREAT.

Indiana is always full of great memories when we get to visit. I’ll post some of the best pictures we took. There are several to sort through. The Indiana State Fair is one of Erik and I’s favorite things about going back. Fair food, the Midway, the world’s largest boar, and winning prizes for our little ones! We also were able to visit the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, which is amazing! Margot loved it the last time we were there, and she is obsessed with the carousel. The last place we wanted to visit if we got the chance was the Indianapolis Zoo. I haven’t been to the zoo since I was little because I think it smells awful. Margot and Jude got to experience the zoo for the first time ever, and they LOVED it. Our kids will thank us for all of these early memories later.

Now that I’m home, I’m thankful to be here. But I don’t know that Tennessee will ever really feel like “home”. Besides, Carmel was voted the #1 place to live in the United States. Anyone wonder why I want to move back? Since we’ve been back, we’ve done a lot of running and sleeping. I took the kids to the library, Wal-mart twice, and Yaya’s. I cleaned all but Erik and I’s bedroom; I did three loads of laundry; I did three loads of dishes; I made a wreath. It’s been crazy today, and I don’t know where all this energy came from[other than a long nap that the children and I took today]. I’m incredibly thankful to have gotten all of this done. Thank you, dear babies, for taking a long nap AND going to bed at a decent time.

Anywho, pictures from Indiana:

The kids driving a concept Hot Wheels car!

Erik and Margot discovering dinosaurs!

Margot and I on a ride at the fair!

Margot and snuggling meerkats!

Jude’s first motorcycle ride, JUST KIDDING.

Finally, I’m going to post some pictures of my first attempt at making a wreath. I saw “pool noodle wreaths” on Pinterest, and desperately wanted to try it. Unfortunately, Wal-Mart was out of pool noodles, so I just winged it. I bought raffia, fake flowers, floral wire, fake berries, and a little box of decorative pumpkins and pine cones. Seriously, it came out better than I expected it to. Here’s my first autumn wreath!

I know, it’s not that amazing. But I’m proud of it! It’s hung a little off center, but hey I did it myself! Now I feel like I can make one for Christmas, too!

My next DIY? Crayon letters! It’s another Pinterest inspiration. We just rearranged the living room and made a designated “kids’ corner”, and these would look grade along side my melted crayon piece.

My inspiration

Have a great day, guys! I have missed you! What are your current DIY inspirations?






It’s OK Thursday! August 10, 2012

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Its Ok Thursdays

I have been reading these for about three weeks via Ashley at Simply, Ashley. This week, I feel it’s necessary that I participate in this link up. I need to accept some of my failures.

Here it goes…

It’s OK..

1. That I didn’t actually make a second, meaningful post yesterday as promised. Jude didn’t go to bed till Erik and I did.

2. That I have found another mom that I really click with and have spend an enormous amount of time with her trying to socialize our kids and ourselves. I need “mommy” time.

3. That I have really slacked on my slip cover project, and I desperately need to finish it. I’m so unmotivated…it’s rough doing these things by hand!

4. That I really want to go on a date with my man even though we’re about to go on “vacation”. We rarely get dates, and sometimes I need him to myself without the babies. We’re young, but we still have to work on that “spark”.

5. That I already want another tattoo. It’s ridiculous. We just finished ours. But Tyler’s work is SO good.

6. That Erik claims he doesn’t read my blog, but he reads whatever I write over my shoulder. It’s adorable.

7. That I am dying to be done breastfeeding for no other reason other than to have coffee again. Yes, I love that I am nursing, but some days I just CRAVE a cup of joe.

That’s it guys…I know it’s not much. But don’t worry! Another post is coming!


Six Word Saturday Link Up! August 5, 2012

This is my first ever link up, but I love this idea! This came from Show My Face originally, but I read about it first through Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom.

The thought is to describe your life in six words. So I will desperately attempt this, even though I can never find enough words.






and Sleep.


I encourage you to link up too! What six words describe your life?


Terrible Twosday July 24, 2012

I’m ready for a break from motherhood today. I adore my children. I wouldn’t trade being a mom for the world. But these past few weeks Erik has been working long days, and on his days off has had appointments. I think of myself as Super Mom, but days like today I just cannot handle it. My list of things that I need to do seems endless. I need to: do laundry and put the clean laundry away, clean the house because it’s a wreck, work with Margot, work out, and possibly go grocery shopping. It doesn’t sound like a heck of a lot, but I am just not motivated to even begin.

Laundry is like my least favorite thing to do. I don’t mind washing and drying, but I hate everything else. I hate folding. I hate putting it away, mostly because I have to put away clothes for four people. It drives me crazy sometimes that Erik doesn’t put his own clothes away. He doesn’t even put his dirty clothes in laundry baskets. It’s a man thing, I know. He works hard, and he deserves to have all of that done for him sometimes. But it’s not likely to happen today.

I hate cleaning. Hate, hate, hate. It’s not because it takes forever, but because my kids have a tendency to undo anything I do to clean up after them. Jude chases my dirt pile when I’m sweeping. Margot pushes her toy box over in order to get one toy out. She pulls all the books out of her book cabinet to climb in and closer herself in there. She throws all the pillows and stuffed animals off of her bed. She tears the paper off of crayons for whatever reason. I’m a little too on-edge today to deal with all of that. Like I said, I need a break.

Working with Margot on her early education things is not too difficult or taxing on me. I love seeing her learn. This will definitely be happening today.  We’ve been using ABC Mouse and a few workbooks that we picked up the other day. She digs it.

Working out is definitely necessary today, whether I want to or not. I really need to get back in the habit of exercising at least 4 days a week. If I want a hot mom body, I’m going to have to work for it. I started using a “kit” by Jillian Michaels that I got on clearance at Wal-Mart. It sounds redneck, I know. I’ll do a review of it in a few days after I’ve had a chance to really utilize the whole kit. She kicked my ass yesterday. I’m sore…really, really sore. I know that’s a good thing. It’ll feel good once I get started.

Finally, grocery shopping is a chore no one should have to take on with two little ones. If I could trust Margot to use public restrooms or not run off, it wouldn’t be that hard of a task. But the fact of the matter is that I can’t trust her. She’s two. I can tell her something, but it goes in one ear and promptly exits the other. There’s nothing that really is an emergency, so if I can I’ll probably wait until tomorrow.

If I get a nap today, I’ll be thankful. But the chances of that are slim. I just need an extra set of hands to help me. Since the kids have woken up from nap, they’ve been easier. Jude is still kind of fussy, but Margot has been cooperative. Some days she just doesn’t understand that babies and toddlers need naps.

Mr. Cuteness

Miss Beautiful!



Hello, Cyberspace! July 21, 2012

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This is my first post as you can see!

I just want to say hello, and explain what this blog will be about(or at least what I hope it will be about). As a stay-at-home mom, I constantly crave time to myself and very rarely get it. Call it selfish if you want, but every SAHM will agree with me here. I plan write mostly about my days with the kids, as they are always eventful.

Anyways, I know you can read my “About Me” section to learn more about us, but I’ll go ahead an properly introduce my crew. I am Brittany, a 23 year old SAHM of two beautiful babies. Erik is my fantastic, loving, “might-as-well-be” husband(we are not married — don’t criticize). Margot is our stunningly gorgeous two year old daughter; she is quite a handful! Jude is our sweet and handsome eight month old son. We are extraordinarily happy. The kids bring so much light and joy to our lives, and we could not be more blessed to have them with us. We are young parents, but we are the exception to being “babies having babies”. We are great parents.

-Excuse me, it’s dinner time.-

Ahh, this never happens. It’s 9:30pm, and both babies are asleep without a fight! It’s my lucky day! I actually have time to write and sit here doing nothing!!

Let me explain to anyone who is not a parent: doing nothing or listening to silence or being alone for ten minutes is the equivalent to pure bliss in many parents lives. Some women wish for diamonds; I wish for a period of time where I have nothing to do but enjoy the sound of silence. It’s beautiful, really.

Well, I believe this concludes my first post. I am going to begin my first “official” day in the life blog!