Friday, November 28, 2014

What's In MY Hospital Bag{s}

Josiah was an induced birth but when I went to the hospital, I had no idea what to bring. So I didn't really bring anything. LOL If I left something at home (like my charger) I had someone run home and get it for me. I came in clothes that I left in and if I needed something, like food, I had someone go get it for me. This time I want to make it as easy for and them as possible! Another reason is because I am delivering in another city. It's about 30 minutes away, NOT including if there is traffic in the tunnel.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Christmas Wish List

I know I know, I'm too old (27 isn't really that old) to be getting gifts still.... but its a tradition in our house to actually have a huge Christmas. I hope this continues til I'm at least 40! hahaha The adults usually buy each other 2-4 presents. Doesn't have to be huge, and more then likely no one asks for anything like crazy big. 

This year, I am getting my self the Canon EOS Rebel T5 from Walmart.... on Black Friday ... dun dun dun! 

Yes I am going to go out in the madness! I know I'm crazy for that too. and I work the next morning but oh well. I think I am used to working with no sleep right now. AND at least someone will be working with me so I don't have to do everything. I am going to buy this for MYSELF. More for the baby, because she and Josiah are about to be my models. Mommy needs money! 

1. Boots ; I always have boots, I have like 20 pair at home, but these.. I love them! You can wear them two ways and I really can't wait to be in my pre-pregnancy clothes and just wearing what I want!! These run about $20-50 dollars on sale! 

2. Curling Iron ; I know this can be found at simple stores, but since it's Christmas time, why not ask someone else for it???!!! I had a favorite curling iron and I can't find it. It just disappeared. It will probably come up when I get this new one. This curling Iron is very similar to the one I had, and I absolutely loved it! You can also get this at Kohl's for about $21.00 

3. Pandora Charm ; Since baby girl will arrive in December (or at least that is the plan) The pictured charm costs $65 at the Pandora store. 

4. Sewing machine ; I want to make baby girl some things. And if I'm really good and have time I plan to probably sell things. Bibs to even cloth diapers! Wish me luck! On sale this can run for about $39!! (that is actually black Friday deals LOL)

5. Sewing Class! ; I can't have the sewing machine and not a formal class, right?! Classes are about $85 for about 8 group sessions. Which I think is a steal!! 

6. Car seat Caboodle ; I get emails for these things all the time. I have a few things at home from Mother Lounge and I also have shared a few coupon discounts with y'all. I can get this for $50! HERE with the code "ThankyouCC"

There are some other things, I had asked for.. 

Like this Pandora Charm

Joe actually bought this for me a few days ago. It means Guardian Angel & I really love it. It represents my miscarriage with baby Elijah I had last year. 

While we were there, we looked at charms for baby girl's birth stone. I love the color! I can't wait to by a lot of it. He also knew I had been wanting a necklace for a while, so I think he is going to pick that up for me too.  He has never been so good at surprises. LOL We go through this every year. 

I also asked for some tights, and long sweaters things like that! 

What did you ask for? Is it a list like mine, more expensive or am I asking for too much?!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekly Wishes

Good morning!!! It's Monday and I'm off work! So I am not in the worst mood ever LOL I have another doctors appointment to go to today, because I will be 37 weeks this Wednesday!! ahhh Where is time going?!

The Nectar Collective

Last Week's Goals; 

1. CHRISTMAS WISH LIST - I will make a blog post this week!!
2. GET HOSTESS PACKET OUT// & MAKE THIRTY-ONE CLIP BOARDS - I have been bugging people to give me dates and people to invite, but I am done. I am tired of begging. And It just looks stupid on my part! I wish I had more friends that would order so I can get my goal of 1200 PV from December 1st through 15th BUT I know that's a lot to ask for. I'm going to continue to put as much time into my business as I can, without stressing myself out!! 
3. GET MY HOSPITAL BAG READY - I got it finished and a blog post will be up this week! 

Next week's goals - 

1. GET BLOG POSTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER/ ASK PEOPLE TO TAKE OVER MY BLOG FOR SOME DAYS - Since I won't be blogging much in the month of December (and/or January too), I want to have as many scheduled old posts, and maybe some blogger friend take over my blog a couple days. 
2. GET CANDY MADE FOR JOSIAH'S "BREAKFAST WITH SANTA" - He is enrolled in a preschool program that I absolutely adore! They are having a "Breakfast with Santa", and although Josiah is terrified of the real life Santa I still wanted to put myself in to help! Hopefully I will get my camera and have plenty of nice pictures!!!! 

Clamshell Candy Chain  Reader Hallie Lowe of Cedar Park, Texas, sweetens her home's front entry with a string of super-sized treats, cleverly constructed from take-out containers.

3. GET DONATION FROM WORK FOR "BREAKFAST WITH SANTA" - My lovely boss said that he would donate cups and lids!! I'm hoping they will have an average amount of people before I leave work, and if it's low, he may donate more!! 
4. GET GUESSES ON WHEN BABY GIRL WILL BE HERE & WRITE A POST - I have some already and I am loving the guesses! hehe
5. DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH ON BLACK FRIDAY - I already know what I need/want for Christmas, but the question is do I need to buy it myself or is someone going to get it for me!!! 
6. START ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR FRIENDS - Well I planned on doing homemade everything, but I've been so lazy that I think I will just buy some cheap gifts. 

This weekend I.. 

 I was at the store and noticed my hand hurt to bend!!! I couldn't believe I was that swollen!!

 Josiah got a new Wii Mario Game from his daddy and the remote came in, he gets frustrated and then I tell him to turn it off LOL shoot! 
 We went to the Hampton Christmas Tree Lighting!!

 They had fake snow!! 

 Later that Me and Joe went to the movies to see Hunger Games! 

 Joe got me the Pandora Charm I wanted in memory of Baby Elijah (my miscarriage last year) I'm so in love, it is definitely my favorite charm! 
AND I'm doing it again for December!! I nee 6 friends to get a few orders for me! I have a goal to reach and I'm so close I can taste it!!! Please email me if you'd like to participate!! 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Handprint Turkey Craft

I said I wasn't going to do crafts, seeing as how much other crap I have going on with Thirty-One and baby girl coming in only 5 (give or take) weeks!!!! BUT I couldn't help myself. I love crafts!!!

What you'll need;

Toilet Paper Roll
Construction paper (orange, blue, green, yellow, purple)
Glue stick
Wiggly eyes

Trace your child's hand-print and cut it out. If they are old enough, let them cut it out themselves. 

Cut out the beak and feet with the orange paper. 

Then glue on your hand print one at time, gluing them on a little above the next. It should look like this. 

Let the kids put on the beak and eyes. 

Put glue on the inside of the toilet paper roll, and place cut out feet inside like this...

Then bend the feet so they show. 


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Friday, November 21, 2014

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#DIY Superhero Skyline Backdrop

So I have had the worst luck the past month with my parties not going the way I really planned them! Mostly because of poor timing and camera failure. 

In this post I am going to show you how I made Josiah's Superhero Back-Drop for his 5th birthday party. It was easy, fast and super cheap because I already had everything in the house for this one! 

What you'll need; 

Large cardboard box
Black spray paint
White plain computer paper
Bamboo Skewers
Blue table clothe (for behind the box)
(Any extra Props)
First I took the box apart

Cut the box - I used a picture off to make a city skyline.

After I finish cutting the skyline, I put skewers where the top of the box kept falling in.

This was the outcome -

I let my step-dad spray paint it for me, which I don't have a picture of, but I let it dry over night. The next day I cut out a few different size "windows" out of regular computer paper, and let Josiah help tell me where he wanted them.

Add your own props (we had a large Spider-man) & also Added the blue table clothe in the background.

Add your kids

(Sorry for the sucky quality in pictures.)
I also went back to the same Etsy Shop that I went to for my Baby Sprinkle. This time, sine we had kids handling the masks, I printed them out on better paper ! ^_^


Check out my Baby Sprinkle and the Photo booth I made for that as well! 

You can check out how I made these super easy invitations HERE

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