Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fall for fun

fall came in with a bang for us. temps were in the low thirties this morning but quickly warmed up as the day went. since it started out brisk i thought the best thing to do for the boy was layer his clothing. that way as the day went he could shed a layer or two as the weather warmed up. i'm tempted to pack up his shorts but i'll wait til we get deep into the season. i myself have packed up the summer wardrobe because i don't foresee the weather getting about 80 again this year. and that's where my shorts-wearing gauge starts. adiĆ³s summer!

shirt:  carters (similar)  ||  vest: gap (similar)  ||  jeans:  osh kosh 
shoes:  vans  ||  hat:  gap

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

best buds

here's little man spending a little quality time with his cousin, bella, this summer. they are finally getting to the age where they enjoy each others company. yes, i'm using the phrase "enjoy" very loosely here, it was more like tolerate each others company. there were occasional squabbles but for the most part they got along. not bad, considering they are both two and we all know how terrible they can be. ;)

shirt:  gap (similar)  ||  pants:  mini boden
shoes:  vans  ||  hat:  diy

Thursday, September 06, 2012

little rugby

lately the boy is fanatical when it comes to a subject. mind you it's not one subject but all subjects. he's all in. last week it was music, woke up wanting to karaoke to music videos, listen to music on our phones, singing in the tub, etc. this week it's trains. wanting to hit up every train table he's ever come in contact with, turning my candles into a train and actually using his own train table. well, a mom can only take so much choo-chooing at the top of his lungs so i was happy when he said yes to playing in his sandbox. now if i can just get him to keep the sand in the box.

shirt:  carters  ||  cargos:  carters  ||  shoes:  vans  ||  hat:  born to love

* hat was bought through babysteals

Thursday, August 30, 2012

a happy dance

first full day of school. both mom and boy are doing a happy dance. it's amazing how much you can get done when you don't have a kid in tow. errands, exercise and even blogging. have i mentioned the boy no longer takes naps. so any mommy time i did have has been non-existant the last few months. hopefully i'll get some crafting done. already started with the boys new big boy room. i'll hopefully be sharing the transformation going on in there in some upcoming posts.

off to pick him up and hear how his day went. i'm super excited to hear how much he liked it. at least that's what i'm hoping.

shirt:  crewcuts  ||  jeans:  gap (similar)  ||  shoes:  converse  ||  hat:  born to love

* shoes were bought used through ebay and hat was bought through babysteals

Monday, August 27, 2012

first day ever

yes, i'm still around. busy as always. i thought i'd take a minute and give you a picture update of the boy. he's growing up way too fast, so i've got to take pics to capture all these milestone moments.

today he started school. although the sign gives the impression he's starting pre-k, he actually started pre-pre-pre-k. today was an ease-in day and he only went for a little over an hour. he did great. even got a sticker for using the bathroom on his own. love this little guy!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

well equipped

a good biker needs some fabulous accessories. i usually don't splurge on anything. most of what the boy has/wears is bought secondhand, on sale or a gift. for instance, shirt, helmet and bike all gifts.

when the boy first started riding his bike he would occasionally stop and pretend he was getting a drink from a camelbak. one, i was surprised he was pretending to do anything and two, i couldn't believe he remembered drinking out of one once as opposed the millions of times he's drunk out of a sippy cup. so when i saw this little camelbak at REI this past weekend i couldn't resist. the boy was very excited when we pulled it out for him. he immediately put it on and was off. i have to say it was a perfect gift for him!

shirt: gap  ||  shorts: carters  ||  shoes:  vans 
helmet: bell  ||  bike: chicco  ||  backpack: camelbak

Thursday, August 16, 2012

swim fan

i'm pretty sure i've gone swimming more this year then i have any summer of my life. i'm just not a fan of the pool, the sun, etc. i was a weird kid. the boy on the other hand has become a great big fan of the water. pretty big change from earlier this summer. i'll have to post some pool shots but here's the boy after a day at the pool.

t-shirt:  american apparel  ||  cover-up: circo  ||  shorts:  mini boden  ||  shoes:  gap

Thursday, July 12, 2012

i wanna be sedated

i got this onesie a while ago at tj maxx, i'm pretty sure it was before the boy was born. i'm not quite sure why it's a onesie since it's made for a 2-year-old. and for some odd reason it's made for a child with a huge head. if he didn't have an undershirt, he would be sporting an eighties off-the-shoulder look. the boy hasn't worn a onesie since pretty much birth, so he wasn't a fan of the snap crotch. he did allow me to tuck the back in so he wasn't sporting a butt-flap. i may somehow modify this to make it more like a tee. but it doesn't look too bad in it's current condition.

sweatshirt:  joah love (similar)  ||  onesie:  sourpuss (similar
cut-offs:  osh-kosh  ||  socks:  diy  ||  shoes:  converse

* shoes were bought used through ebay

Thursday, July 05, 2012

hotter than you know what

all i've got to say, it's good to be home. we survived 10 days of vacation together. ;) 7 days at the beach, 1 family reunion and 2 days at grandpa's. we've been on planes, trains and automobiles. ok, no trains but we'll count the shuttles as our trains. we endured 100+ temps in the midwest. i have no clue how i ever lived there. i'm sweating just thinking about it.

wondering where tuesday's post went? yeah, i'm pretty sure the boy wasn't wearing anything due to the wicked heat. we are completely spoiled in the mountains and i love it. today's high in boone: 84, carbondale's high: 106. thanks but no thanks.

shirt:  old navy (similar) ||  shorts:  polo (similar)  ||  shoes:  gap

Thursday, June 28, 2012

rolling with the fishes

spent the day at the nc aquarium. loved the new playground equipment. the fish were cool too! ;)

t-shirt: zulily (similar) || shorts: carters (similar) shoes: converse || hat: new era

* shirt was bought through zulily

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

b is for bob

we are on vacation! connecting to the internet is hit or miss. so i'll keep this short and let the pictures do the talking.

tshirt:  gift (found here)  ||  swimsuit:  h&m sunglasses:  julbo  ||  hat:  coolibar

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

district 12

yesterday, the boy and i traveled down to hickory, nc to do a little shopping. although we have most amenities on the mountain we do lack some staples. a target being one. and i definitely need a target fix every couple of months.
in order to get some cooperation from the boy, i.e. you behave and you’ll get rewarded kinda thing, i decided to take him to a playground when we were done shopping. when searching for a nearby playground, i remembered a friend recently posted a pic of one of his boys at a nearby movie location. i did a quick search and found it to be less than five minutes away. what movie you ask? yeah, the hunger games! i will admit that i have not yet jumped on the tribute bandwagon so all the buildings and references have little bearing on me. but i know i will eventually get around to reading the books and seeing the movies. and i certainly know A LOT of my friends have read the books and seen the movie so i thought this would be a great location to take some blog photos. (here is a link if you’d like to see a few pictures of the location from the movie.) all the boy cared about was throwing his frisbee around so he was quite happy.

and yes he is sporting the socks i mentioned making. i ended up using and old pair of socks, masking tape and some fabric paint i had on hand. they aren’t perfect but they give me the effect i wanted. i don’t think a tutorial is necessary but if you’re interested i’d be glad to make one.
*i reblogged this from my mybabykins site. it's been two whole months and this poor site hasn't seen an ounce of love. i've got some projects to share. and now that i know that i can stick to a schedule i should be getting better at posting. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

stopping to see "the guys"

yes, the boy has a love affair with the dog at old navy. i shouldn't post this because you'll now know how often we are there. (not necessarily old navy but the mall.) but any trip to the mall involves a stop to say hi to the dog and "the guys." i refrained from taking a pic this afternoon but we did stop to say hi.

Friday, March 09, 2012

friday pin | buffalo chicken cupcakes

yes, i pin. in fact i pin a lot. i thought i'd designate fridays as my "i pinned this and actually made/did/created" it day. i actually have a few of these things already under my belt. most pertain to the boy and consist of crafts and activities i've found to help occupy his short attention span. i've quickly discovered the attention span of a toddler is equivalent to that of a gnat. i have found a few things that will get him to sit for a minute or two.

anyways, i'm quickly getting off track. this is not the first food recipe i've gotten via pinterest. (see spicy goodness.) but it is the first one i've shared with people outside my household. (yes, my family has become human guinea pigs as far as pinterest recipes go. some have been great and others...not so much.)

for my first venture i chose to do something insane. super bowl party = chicken wings + crazy = cupcake topped with a chicken wing! this is what i pinned. and below is the end result. although it looks weird it tastes great! somehow the flavor combinations just work. i only made ten for the party but could have easily made more. i'll definitely make them again next year.

quick side note: little man saw these (sans chicken wing) on the counter and asked for one. i told him they were spicy but he insisted. i gave him a bite and he quickly told me it was spicy, then took another bite, then started crying and again told me it was spicy, then took another bite. it was just too funny cause he couldn't stop eating it cause it was that good but it just had that kick to it that made it a bit too much for him!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

my babykins

a friend and i created a new blog, my babykins. basically we're just documenting what our kids wear and where you can find those items. kinda like "what are you wearing" on a small scale. she's doing the girl's side and i'm in charge of the boy's side. it's still in early development and we're hoping it takes off. i definitely want to do a "look for less" section, "what mom crafted" etc. i'm open for any suggestions.

i linked my shop on the blog. i'm hoping by doing so it'll motivate me to get more crafting done. i actually do have a lot to add. i just need to take pictures and post them.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

so long snow

so this was the one "big" snow we had this month. seriously if you blinked it was pretty much all gone. with march around the corner it seems kinda pointless to wish for snow. i'm pretty much in spring mode now and ready to be outside enjoying the weather. as i'm sure everyone else is.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

motown in the mountains

currently working on this among other things. i'm selling tickets if anyone is interested. i'll have a website link in the upcoming days.

Monday, February 06, 2012

it's february and we're doing what!

hello bloggy-blog, i've neglected you long enough.

we are having such a mild winter here in the mountains that we really don't know what to do with ourselves. i have to admit keeping the boy occupied has been somewhat easier with outdoor activities still an option. just this morning we blew bubbles on the deck and played in his sandbox among other things. but it's freaking february and i was really hoping we'd get to do some winter activities. especially now that the boy's at an age where he can enjoy them. fingers crossed we get some snow. yes, i'm one of the crazy ones who loves the white stuff.