Early morning brainstorming

I’ll be the first to say that if you were to step in my house and look at the blank walls you would ask “how long ago did you move in here?” and I will nervously respond “about a year and something months ago” and try and change subject. We went to Tee’s uncles house on Saturday and let me just say that they have a very lovely home. Its something out of a magazine. They have decorations and pictures all over the place I bet if it was like my home it wouldn’t have the same feel to it. When you walk into their home you feel welcomed it feels like a home. I think their vibes have to do something with that too. While Tee and his uncle were chatting me and Kason took a little walk around their house. WEIRDO ALERT!Anyways every room had a picture or some pictures of smiling family members. They also had this picture were my aunt (we are all family now so why not right?) was sitting with her mother and brothers/sisters in a living room. Then in that same frame was a picture of a home. I am thinking it was or still is her moms house the house she grew up in. I don’t know that picture really caught my attention. She is a successful women so to see where she grew up and where she is now is amazing. They are spiritual people they have a wall full of crosses of all sizes and they also have decorations with scriptures on them. Over all I loved there home.

 

So this morning well no actually yesterday afternoon, I was going trough my little arts and crafts section. Its just a little corner in my bedroom with my school stuff. And I found some little picture frames that I had put away so I grabbed Kason’s cake smash pictures and put two in each frame. I then went to the living room and started to look around that wall was too big for three small frames it would look odd so I then took a few steps and ended up in the dinning area. And perfect. So I grabbed the hammer and some nails and hung them there. I shoulve taken some picture but really and I mean really its not big deal. So now when you walk in bam!!!!!! You see them three frames just hanging there inviting you to view them and admire them.

 

Today on my drive to work while listening to my morning music I thought to myself I should def get a bunch of frames and decorate them myself. Because I went to hobby lobby and Michaels and let me just say I can get about 16 frames and pay the same amount at the Dollar Tree or maybe get about 4 at Ross or Marshalls. And I like to decorate anyways so it works out. As soon as I walked in to work I got my laptop out an started opened up Pinterest and found so many ideas NOT just for frames but decorating period.

          One of my favorite ideas is hers.. But I’m thinking of maybe doing mine with glitter

                                http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/style/diy-sprinkles-art/

 

I also loved her DIY its so elegant to me, all I need is some card board and flowers I have the glue gun ready to go!

                    http://themrsandmommabird.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-floral-letter.html

 

 

I don’t have a picture of the following one because I’ve thinking about this one for a while! I want to get a picture frame and hot glue pearls (not real ones of course you would find those on my ears lol) all around it.

                            Something like this, but in one solid color and a bigger frame

Okay I think that’s it for this one, I have more ideas I just don’t want to make this like two blogs long. I think I already did. But when I do this which would probably be by the end of this week before I start school again I will post pictures of it all.

 

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Kason’s One year Update

 

I know I stopped updating there was a lot going on with school and this thing called life. Ive been doing a lot actually. But I am here to update you guys on Mr. Kason

So obviously he is One!!

He is walking/trying to run well atleast he thinks he is

He is eating solid food now I am not giving him gerber as much as anymore

He is still breastfeeding I am having trouble getting him off of it

From time to time he does drink Organic Milk

He has 2 teeth with his 2 top teeth coming in

He still has a thing for balls lol he loved to throw them and kick them

He is a very small boy he does not fit 12 month old clothes he is still in 9 month

He wears size 3 pampers

Over all he is a very small baby

He gets confused for a 10 month old baby

He gets called Bruno Mars because of his hair

He dislikes getting tickled

He is also very clumsy (like me)

He loves to cuddle with me only

Total Mommas Boy unless you have food for him

He loves food

He waves bye

He will give you things just so you can say thank you

He loves the swimming pool

Loves to smile and act silly

 

DIY Party/Picture/Room Decoration Banner

At first I was going to order a banner off of Etsy, but then I thought about it the banners that I had see where about 30-40 well the ones that I liked anyways. They were great and I admire the people that make them so much creativity in one person is very dangerous (that’s what I like to say about myself) So I looked Mr.Know it all (Google) for “DIY party banners” as sure enough all this posts and pictures of very cute banners came up! I went crazy. Yall just don’t understand I will spend all day on google or my favorite place in the world Piterest looking up anything and everything under the sun. I just love making things. I don’t make them often but when I do I take great pride in it!

Oh and by the way his theme will be (drum roll)

“Little Man” which is basically mustaches and ties and his color scheme is mint blue and red

                            I was originally going to make the banners my self but then I went to target and found this…

Banners

 

They were $1.99 each I thought that was pretty good so I got 2 red and 2 blues I ended up going back and returning 1 of the blue ones because when I get in my zone I change my mind more than once.

Then I went to Hobby Lobby that’s like the best place in the world besides Michaels of course!

I got some blue (mint) and red scrapbook paper, K,J,N (that one was for Noah) wood letters, red and mint blue paint, stencils, xacto knife I found a pink one, canvas and mustache stickers.

 

yay

 

So I took the stencils and traced the following on the mint blue paper “Happy Birthday Kason” I cut those out and glued them on the banners. I tried using the knife yeah im not very good that that so I stuck with the scissors. I already had printed out the mustache and bowtie and I basically traced them as well and glued them to the banners.

letters

banners

And this is the finished look

tada

Then what I did with the canvas was this

canvas

I filled in the mustache with black paint

The letters were the easiest of course lol I just painted them

Letters

I will be putting the letters over Kasons bed and the banner and canvas will be put away.

I am still not done with the party decorations I will be posting as I go .Hopefully I can find the charger to my camera so I can take better pictures.

Kason during his "cupcake smash"

Kason during his “cupcake smash”

 

 

Hello there!!

So ive been gone for a couple of months and so much has happened. I am currently waiting for my computer to sync with my phone because there is so many pictures to share!(its done!) I am briefly going to summarize what has been going on.

Okay so Mr. Kason will be 1 this 29th. I can hardly believe that my little baby will be the BIG 1. He took his birthday pictures last month. You may be asking why? well the girl who takes all my pictures was already booked for the whole month of June. So I just went ahead an took them a month earlier! I will be posting some of his pictures once I get them.

Noah will be 6 in August. He gets out of school this Friday! He will also have like a little mini graduation this Thursday. He will be going to 1st grade! He is doing awesome. Him and Kason will be taking pictures together some time in August.

As you can tell I have 2 birthday, well actually 3 because Tee turns 22 on the 9th of this month! Not only that Fathers Day is coming up! So that means I can get CREATIVE. For Kasons pictures I made some of the props! We didn’t use 2 of them but I will be displaying them at his party! With that being said be prepared for som DIY posts! I enjoy watching DIY videos and reading about them as well so its only appropriate that I do some myself!

As far as me and Tee go we are good we hit some bumps not too long ago. But what couple doesn’t. Our relationship has always been a unique one (well I like to think so) I feel that we go trough the bad all at once to get to the good (eventually) We are a working process.

As far as my school goes I am still in school. I just finished 3 classes about a month ago. Can we say stressful! Um yes you can! I will be enrolling AGAIN this July. If all goes good I should graduate this October!! And that is my goal for this year I want to finish school and do what I love!

I have also started working out! I love it!!!!!! It takes so much stress off of me. I can just sweat it off basically. Im not going to the gym to loose weight I am just working on toning my body. My tummy area to be exact.

Anyways I will be posting some pictures of the props I made for Kasons pictures after I publish this post.

Bye.. well see you in a bit

To yellow or not to yellow???

I like to plan ahead of time well now I do. I don’t like being rushed! When I do rush I feel like I could’ve gotten a better outcome when I am done doing whatever I was doing. That is why I already looking up birthday themes and cookie cutters and all that fund stuff. Anyways that is not the reason for this post. The ULTIMATE reason for this post is to yellow or not to yellow?

Now you’re probably asking yourself “what is she talking about?” “what does she want to yellow or not yellow?” I know I would be asking my self the same thing. Wait for it………..

We are taking family pictures on April 4, 2014 at 9 am!
My biggest dilemma with this photoshoot is the color scheme. Wait there is more we are not just the only ones taking pictures Tee’s dad and wife along with their kids are taking pictures with us. So in total we will be 9 in the picture. I have already talked to Shani (tees stepmom she’s awesome by the way) about what colors we should wear. We both were thinking the same YELLOW and white (cant do a white colors because then you wont be able to see it lol) I have dressed Kason in yellow before and let me tell you he looks handsome! Not just saying that because he is my son he honestly looks handsome in colors that I really don’t wear. His skin color compliments the color. Tee has also worn yellow before and he looks great. Me and Noah however have never worn yellow. Why? you ask well I simply don’t like yellow,brown,green,orange, or any light colors like the ones I just listed. But I have challenged my self to try new things this year. So I am on the hunt for a yellow and white dress or an all white cute dress! I cannot and repeat cannot get an all yellow dress I don’t know what shoes to wear with and all yellow dress. So my planning begins I am already looking online because spring is upon us an I know there will be plenty of white and yellow all around the mall and smalls stores around me!! I already have the kids and Tees outfit down white jeans or shorts and yellow shirts. Im telling you finding outfits for them is the easy part finding one for me is like looking for a needle in a hay stack.
 

Party Planning in February!

So I recently started to look into birthday themes for Kason’s first birthday. Its months away by the way……with that being said my Tee thinks im starting way to early. I on the other hand think im being super smart about it because Kason turns  1 on June and Noah turns 6 on August. So basically I will only have a month to plan Noahs. Well I have come to a conclusion why not plan ahead of time so everything just wont be done last minute. Now I am not getting anything yet. I just want to have a theme picked out and have an idea of the decorations that I am going to do and all that. Noah will be 6 so I will let him pick out the theme for his. I already have an idea of what he wants maybe ninja turtles and if he does pick that then I have the cutest idea for the balloons and goodie bags!!!Now if he chooses like say spiderman I may struggle. Kason is too little to pick out his theme so me being the awesome mom that I am I will be choosing for him. At first I was set on Mickey Mouse because I just know I can do so much with that theme. Then I thought about it everybody does Mickey Mouse and any other cartoon character. I want to do something different and cute. I went online and found so many ideas! So this is my list for Kasons themes well at least my top choices

  1. Balloons (like the movie Up) but instead of having the characters I can just make a bunch of balloons decorations
  2. Little Man (ties/bowties and mustaches!) Now this is my ultimate favorite!
  3. Owls (I have an obsession with owls) but I think this will be a bit tricky
  4. Prince Kason (basically a bunch of crowns)
  5. Blue (exactly what it sounds like just all blue decorations)

So this are my top 5 there is one problem well not such a problem but a big deal kind of Kason was born on my dads birthday and Tees birthday (I know this is like  so weird to me but it has convinced me that me and Tee are totally made for each other lol) so I will have to kind of convince my dad to make his birthday party if he is having one some other day. Kasons party falls on a Sunday and Noah’s on a Thursday which means I will be making his on Saturday.

I am so excited to plan the kids birthday party!!!!!!!!

what do you guys think? suggestions are welcome…

Letter to Myself

Dear self,

I know some times you feel like you live for everybody else. You rather see people around you happy, you rather them have the last of your food, you rather them be warm, but what about you? I know you ask yourself that all the time. I hear you. I always hear you ask “but who thinks about me?” well heres your answer I do. Sometimes you put yourself before others because deep down you feel its the right thing to do. Hey! and that’s okay you care way to much and that’s okay too. That’s just who YOU are! Its okay. People tell you that you are too nice. Well you cant be mean all the time now can you? You try and where does that get you? NOWHERE! because then you feel bad. Some people think your soft and that cannot be strong. Ive seen how strong you are. I was there with you when all that stuff with Noah’s dad happened. Iv’e seen you struggle. I saw how hard you tried not to ask your mom for money to buy him a box a pampers because his dad couldn’t even get that. I saw you ask around for jobs. I saw you and I’ve seen the dirty looks people gave you when you walked around with your round belly. I’ve seen some of you closest “friends” turn around and stab you in the back and told people things that you told them. Did you once tell other people their secrets? No! I heard you cry as well. You cry a lot actually! I don’t know if you cry because you’re happy or actually sad/mad/tires/or just had enough. You are very confusing at times. You think way too much sometimes. You second guess yourself a lot. Sometimes you think you’re not good enough. YOU ARE! I have notice the changes and let me tell you I love the bangs even tough sometimes they just don’t listen! When has your hair actually listened???? It has a mind of its own. I know you’ve been going to the gym too. Next time try not to care about other people and do what you went there to do! Your style has changed you have a very casual style but you try to make it your own. You no longer wear what you think people like you wear what YOU like. Your confidence has changed as well. I remember when you use to think it was you (you know what im talking about) it wasn’t you at all and im glad you see it now. You are beautiful and I hear you say it every now and then. I see you know how to smile now lol remember when you would never show teeth and now that’s all you show. Freckles oh dear freckles. She disliked you for a long time and now look at her she loves you guys. We thought Kason would get lucky and have you guys too but yeah that didn’t happen. You are doing everything you can to finish your studies. I’m so proud of you. Sometimes its okay to feel over whelmed its okay to cry and want to punch the wall because it seems like nobody gets you. I get you. You have turned to God many times but some reason you tend to get distracted and that’s what we need to work on. Michelle even said it “you need to get out your comfort zone girl!!” shes right try new things! Except sushi! we have already tried that and we both agreed we did not like it. Whether people see it or not just know you are doing what you can. You are a wonderful mom. You are not perfect you make mistakes. But you try and be the best for Noah and Kason. Talking about Noah let go of all the blame haven’t you notice how happy he is. You have done and still  continue to do everything for him. You have really learned to stand up for yourself you don’t take much from people! Go YOU! From all the friends you had how many are still there? Just know those people around you now although you don’t have a big group just know they care for you and want the best. Oh and cool it on the neat freak part God knows you make your own self mad.

To sum it all up Miriam I want you to know that although you are confusing, clumsy, caring, loving (we all know how attached you can get), and giving that makes YOU (US) who we are. Don’t ever let people influence you I know sometimes you want to change all this soft parts of you but that’s what makes you beautiful from the inside. Sometimes you think you are and old soul I think you really are, because some of the things you do are just plain old lol. It’s okay to do things for you sometimes like your nails or shopping for yourself (girl just be careful with your nails because you are already missing one.) just because you are a mom doesn’t mean you cant be 22. Love yourself its okay to do it. Its okay to be mad, sad, happy, excited, and bubbly. You are more fun when you are bubbly. Matter of fact you are more fun and beautiful when you are being you. Next time you get that idea to build a fort with Noah and sleep in the living room…Just do it those are memories you ad Noah will have and if Tee doesn’t want to join its okay. Live for you. Yes like I said you are a mom but its okay to think about yourself. Every choice you make will effect them but we all know you have made decisions that were awesome.

And if anybody tells you, you cant just remember that they are not me therefor they cannot tell you what I cant and can do!

Im surprised you didn’t cry you are usually crying your eyes out by now.

Write me sometimes I do get lonely you know!

Love Me (you)

Does this make we weird lol oh well it needed to be done

Miriam