Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Tale of Hurricane Sandy

Is it too early in the week for me to wish it was over??  I'm there already, I swear.  Freakenstorm storm Sandy preparations, survival and aftermath have just been exhausting. The actual storm didn't end up being that bad, I think it was the preparations that were worse.

Sunday Olivia and I went to Target to return a pair of shoes, get batteries, and coffee......all the necessities. I was hoping it would be a quick trip...but, instead it was a disaster.

When we got there I went straight to customer service to return my ONE $8 pair of shoes that I bought mistakenly in the wrong size.  Ahead of me was a man with an entire cart........
The shoes......can't wait to wear them....
I naively thought he was just returning a few things....  $800 later....I was ready to explode.  Also, Let's just say I am not a person who's stomach reacts very well when there is cream or whole milk in their coffee......and I'm pretty sure there was. It is NOT easy to look calm and collected while absolutely RUNNING to the bathroom with a toddler and a cart while people are freaking out about the upcoming storm.  I almost didn't make it......

Monday, while the storm was on, was absolutely lovely.  No traffic and I got out of work at 1pm.

Mommy's coming home early, better finish these munchkins before she does.....
Seriously, what could be better?  But, then I backed into someone trying to get out of line at Burger King. The hittee...he was not pleased with me when I asked if I had "gotten" him.  His response "YES, you DEFINITELY hit me, I FELT IT".  I knew I had hit him (hit is such a strong word here though. I was going 2 miles an hour...if that).  Was there any damage?  No....of course not......it was a Toyota Tacoma....I mean...if that can't take the impact of 2 mph bump on it's bumper....we've got problems....

The hurricane "damage" at our house.....
Today, maybe the worst thing of the whole three day Sandy affair happened.  When I went to the kitchen at work to get my lunch I noticed a box of Joe on the table.  YES!  Office Kitchenette code says if you leave it in the kitchenette then it's public domain and I can eat/drink it freely.  So, I filled up my coffee cup and went over to the microwave to heat it up.  My coffee cup was too big and wouldn't fit in.  This was terrible...I was already invested in the coffee.  Frantically I searched the cupboards.  I found a cup that looked clean and I thought my coffee would fit.  I poured it in and heated it up.  It wasn't until I was pouring it out that I noticed a lipstick stain on the side of the cup.....  ewww....could I still drink the coffee??

I asked both my sister and my friend Andrea.....they gave me the same response....as long as I didn't drink it in the "heating up cup" I was fine.  PHEW.  I was really tense there for a few moments.....

Also, since Sunday Olivia's been sick....which is really why I don't have anything interesting to blog about.  I need to take pictures....but she insisted that I come home and nap with her yesterday.  Who is going to argue with a sick baby??

 NOT I....NOT I.

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Insta-Week

How is it already Friday?!?
But seriously, THANK GOD it is already Friday.

I'm just TIRED.

Ready for the week in review via my Instagram feed??

Coffee Break and Kate Spade....nuff said.
My crazy child actually walks UP slides like its no big deal.
No nap at baby school = nap immediately when picked up then crying all night.
She knows we had sushi with out her, and isn't impressed.

Can you tell I love Instagram, and Olivia?  Follow me @ babymarg08

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


This past February I turned 30. It was a really hard birthday for me. I didn't like the idea of being 30. Even now, thirty just seems way older to me than I feel like I am. Adults are thirty, and most of the time I just don't feel like I am an adult.

Having a kid and turning thirty in the same year was a double whammy. After having Olivia I felt completely lost identity wise. I had this baby that needed me so much, and a body that just didnt feel like mine anymore. Now add an age crisis on top of that and, as you can imagine, I was an absolute mess. It was a tough adjustment, but eventually I learned how to feel like "me" while being Olivia's mommy.

I still don't feel like I am thirty.

Now that it's October and I've been 30 for seven (whole) months I understand the wisdom of the saying "You are only as old as you feel".  I feel firmly in my twenties (really the perfect age range).

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pintastic Project

When Olivia watches TV she watches Disney Junior, or cartoon movies. We don't really watch any other kid channels with her, because basically, I don't like the shows they have to offer. I get stuck watching this crap with her....so right now, she's got to watch stuff that I like. Mostly, I like everything on Disney Junior (with the exception of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, but that's only cause they annoy me to a ridiculous degree with all their Yay Hay Haying....). One of Liv's favorite shows is Chuggington. We call it her Chuggers. She actually says "chugga, chugga". The show is about young talking trains learning how to be good trains from the older trains. Adorable. One of the "main" characters is a train called Coco and when she's excited she says "TRAINTASTIC!" Long story, but that's what I thought of when I wrote the title of this blog. I can just picture Coco jumping on her little train track saying "PIN TASTIC!" CHUGGA CHUGGA CHOO CHOO!

I love Pinterest. I could spend so many hours just pouring over every little pin. I have several boards with TONS of things pinned........ But I NEVER go back and look at them. When we moved into the new house I decided that was over. I WANTED to actually do some of the things I pinned. I have been wanting to make a cool jewelry storage solution for awhile. I pinned this picture....
Via www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com

And decided I NEEDED this in my bedroom. In the original pin they used a towel rod and shower curtain hooks to make the hanger. I've noticed that a TON of crafters use towel rods for crafting. I wanna know where they are buying these! Towel Bars are EXPENSIVE!

Since it was kinda spendy, and I thought it was too big, I decided not to use the towel bar for the hanger part. I had some rusty ugly kitchen towel bars that we had removed from the cabinet under the sink in the kitchen. FREE! I got some spray paint and some S hooks at home depot and got to crafting. I started with 8 hooks.....I think. It was enough for all the necklaces I currently have, but will need some more soon (hopefully).

I really love the way it turned out!

I still have one of the gross rusty kitchen towel bars left, so I think I may do a tutorial..........

Friday, October 19, 2012

My Insta-Week

I have a really nice camera that Hubs got for me when Liv was born, but I'm forever snapping pictures with my Iphone. It's always with me, always charged, and wonderfully light and thin. Are the pictures as good? Absolutely not, but I capture a little piece of Liv's life everyday, so I'm ok with it. I love to use Instagram to edit and share my pictures (follow me!! Im babymarg08).

I thought it would be fun to do a week in review, through my instagram pics on fridays. So.....here goes.....
Nips in a value pack was my million dollar idea......I thought....
Hiking up Monument Hill
Helping Mommy
I FINALLY found twilight ladybug. She was lost after the move. Apparently I didn't really search the closet well.
I stumbled upon my old drivers license. Yuck!
Sometimes, you just cant wait for the wine to chill

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Inspiration: Mini Boden

Today while looking over my Gmail, I stumbled over to Nordstrom (seriously my favorite department store), and found myself looking through the baby clothes.  I just love to dress Olivia.  She looks cute in seriously EVERYTHING!  

I came across this line of clothes called Mini Boden.........OHMYGOSH.......... I'm in love!  Olivia is a very lucky baby, that has a wardrobe mostly consisting of pieces from Janie and Jack.  I think Janie and Jack is just absolutely adorable, and thankfully have a sister in law who works there and can hook me up.  But, Mini Boden, welcome to my life, I think Liv will be wearing some of you soon too.

Actually, part of what I liked about the Mini Boden clothes were how much I thought that I would be able to recreate them myself.  I have been dying for the time to actually make Olivia some clothes by hand.   Maybe I could start slow by throwing some appliques, like these, only already made clothes......

Mini Boden

Mini Boden

Mini Boden via Nordstrom
Mini Boden

The top with the butterflies is a Little Girl top, and not a baby one, but how adorable is that?  When Olivia was in the belly I decided to do her room with a butterfly pattern and then just went crazy with the butterfly accents.  To this day, whenever I see butterflies I associate them with her.  I love to put her in things with butterflies....call me crazy....but I just feel like she loves them as much as I do.

Oh....by the way..... look at me I finally got a blog post out!!  YAY!  

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