Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wow, I have a toddler + weekend in review.

Already playing with makeup.  I am screwed!

Well, with a super sad face, the weekend has come to an end. *tear* And my baby?  She is no longer a baby.

Right after she told me no and waived her finger at me...

This weekend, I realized I officially have a toddler. I know, I know, she is 14 months and walking, so obviously I should have realized this before.  And I have.  But I mean I REALLY have a toddler.  She has the attitude of 16 year old, totally out of nowhere.  I said to Ledoux "grab your shoes" and what did she do?  She looked at me, looked at her shoes sitting on the floor across from her, looked back at me, and said "No, No, No" while she waived her pointer finger in the air and gave me a huge, devious, naughty little smirk. Say whaaaa? Did my sweet little baby seriously just tell me "no" and wave her little finger at me? Yes, yes she did.  And it was hilarious.  And it pissed me off.  I wanted so hard to laugh out loud.  Or scream. This happened multiple times this weekend.  Pretty much every time I said something, or asked her to do something. 

Then, I learned an important lesson.  No matter how cute babies are butt naked, running around your house, there is a reason they MUST wear a diaper. 

And letting your baby toddler play outside in the dirt with the hose?  The best/worst idea ever. She had rocks in her diaper. She had dirt in her ear and up her nose.  And it was awesome, because she loved it. (And bonus: It kept her busy for atleast 30 minutes which equals hours in mommy time.)

Other highlights?  We went and had drinks with BG and Opa this weekend, which is great because it means we have a DD. Safety first, people.  Ledoux decided she wanted to wear her sunglasses to the restaurant.  Such a diva.

Lastly, we welcomed our friends the Javelinas to our yard, also known as wild pigs.  However, they actually aren't pigs but rodents.  Weird, right?

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

5 on Friday: Our fave finds this week!

Linking up with Hello Happiness, here are our fave 5!

ONE: Kate Spade sale on Ebay RIGHT NOW!
I love Kate Spade... it is simple, classy, and pretty much timeless.  Unfortunately, it is also expensive.  Really expensive.  In the old days (aka before I had a baby) I had plenty of disposable income.  A $300 purse? Whatevs... I didn't have anything else to spend my money on.  These days, I think "that could buy so many diapers, formula, etc." (Actually, I just lied.  I think to myself "do you know how many baby gap outfits that will buy?!") Regardless, I hardly ever take the time and money for myself.  Through Sunday, Kate Spade has a HUGE sale going on- check it out if you have been wanting to score a designer purse on a budget.  I am buying this one now, 75% off!

TWO: Ugly Christmas Sweaters, family edition.  Oh yes, Tis the season my friends.  Well, not really.  But it is time to start planning the family Christmas card (aka outfit!) Last year, it was all about Ledoux, but this year (and ever year to come) I plan on having a theme.  A good theme.  This year is ugly sweaters (on sale now on Zulily!)  I cannot wait to send out our awkward, ugly Christmas sweater themed cards. Fa la la la la!

(Photo from Pinterest)

THREE:  Ikea LATT Table and Chairs: Kiddo edition.  This table and chair set is EASY to put together (unlike most Ikea items) and its $19.99.  No kidding.  I have wanted a toddler sized table and chairs for Ledoux, and found this at Ikea online.  I ordered it and they shipped it to my door!  Before I assembled it, I painted the table top piece with chalkboard paint and it is now Ledoux's very own art table!  We hand her artwork around it, added a kid sized bucket with chalk and crayons, and let her go to town!  The table and chairs come to you in a plain, pine wood- and it is up to you to color/paint them however you want!

FOUR: Halloween Lights

Think Christmas lights, only for Halloween!  One of my coworkers decorates his house starting in October, with a sound and light show that is synced to hit songs and draws major crowds!  Check out the Blurred Lines light show he did for Halloween this year!

FIVE: Camo Leggings for our littles
I love these.  Enough said.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy October, y'all + our fave fall brews

Happy October from Ledoux!

It is officially my favorite month (well, except for December...)  October reminds me of all things fall, apple spiced, orange and brown get the point.  Actually, the only real reason I love October is because of Pumpkin beer.  I really wish it was sold year round. Its complete BS that any other month of the year, it is non existent.  I also discovered an ahh-mazing cinnamon apple beer and a caramel apple spiced beer that are VERY close seconds to my loved pumpkin...  Here are my top 3 fall beers this season... give em a try! :)

In other news, lets address the elephant in the room... yes, I have completely (on accident) ignored my blog.  Life has been so insane, I find myself never able to find the time to sit down and write.  And I miss it.  So this is my promise to get better.  When I find the time to actually relax, I am usually busy making baby bows and enjoying a glass of wine before heading to bed.  You all know how it is, there is never enough time in the day, the week, the month... blah blah blah.  Bottom line: I am back, bitches.

We have had a crazy month, and I can hardly believe my sweet baby doll will be 14 months old this week.  WHAT?  Where in the hell does the time go?  We spent a fab family day today at the pumpkin patch, and then watching the Broncos game (they won.. Duh! )

 Here's hoping all of you are having a great October, and take time out to enjoy a pumpkin beer.  I'd also like to take a quick second to give a shout out to the creepers, aka Wilbur(t) and Steve, at work that stalk my blog.  XOXO and see you all soon! Cheers!

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