Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Sorry I've been MIA lately. I don't get on my computer much anymore and instead I relax or clean in the evenings. During the day I'm pretty much never on the computer.

Big news, though! We moved Layla from our bed and into her crib almost 2 weeks ago and she's doing great! For the last 2 nights she has slept through the night...completely. That's HUGE for her and I'm SO proud! Of course, I had to check on her a couple of times to make sure she was still breathing because it was so unlike her :)  She's growing up! She's also super adorable sleeping in her crib. Last night when I went in to make sure she was breathing she was sleeping on her tummy with her little booty in the air :)  SOOOO cute! I wanted to take a picture but of course the flash would have gone off and probably waken her up. Not worth the risk.

I got to officially celebrate my first Mother's Day this year. I would love to say that it was a great day but honestly, it was pretty stressful, haha. Layla slept bad the night before and we switched her to her crib the night of Mother's Day and she didn't nap well that was just crazy. Plus we were at my parents house all day so I think that was part of her sleep issue. Besides that, it was a good day. We got some great family photos at least!
This is my absolute favorite!!! All 3 of them are too adorable! 

This is a really good 'personality' picture, too. 

My family :)

4 generations 

My sweet girl 

I also turned 25 this past Monday. I'm getting so old! HA! But I'm already taking advantage of this new age and I just booked a hotel room under my name for the first time! Isn't that crazy that you have to be 25 before you can do that!? You can drive at 16 (which is too young, lol), go to war at 18, vote at 18, buy a gun at 21, drink at 21, but you can't rent a hotel room until 25??! Crazy.

But I had a very good birthday. Layla slept until 7am (she's been getting up between 4:30-6 since switching to her crib) so that was a great start to my day. My mom and dad took me out to lunch and then babysat Layla so I could have a little 'me' time and go shopping. Antony bought me a card that made me cry and we made half baked cookies and ice cream for dessert! We haven't gone out for my birthday yet just b/c evenings are still crazy with getting Layla adjusted to her new sleep routine but that'll come sometime. 

My Grandma and I share the same birthday so we celebrated together on Sunday. 

Just hanging out after dinner 

Look at that adorable, silly smile!!! It kills me!

Don't ask me how I did this ^ b/c I don't know, haha. I think maybe it was a collage off my phone so this is how it works on the blog??

This weekend we're going down to AR to visit Antony's family so we're hoping Layla does well on the drive down! We haven't been down there since Christmas so its been a while since she's been on a road trip. I'm hoping she'll take a good nap...This trip will determine whether or not we go to Wichita in a couple of weeks for one of my best friends bridal showers. We just booked the hotel but its not 100% yet because if this trip to AR is just awful then we won't do it again 2 weeks later, haha. So pray that she does well!!! I'd LOVE to go to Wichita!

Well, that pretty much sums up the last 2 weeks around here. Oh! We're getting new carpet in the living room on Friday! Super excited about that!!

Here's a silly picture for your enjoyment :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Spruced Up the Bathroom!

I'm excited about all the new things going up in our home! I made these 'curtains' for the bathroom tonight and it only took about 20 minutes! AND they were free...well, the fabric is leftover from Layla's bed-skirt...but she bought it to begin with so it was free to me! haha 

I love the way it turned out. 
We also ordered one of Antony's pictures from Rome to hang up in here so that should go up in a few days!

In other news, Layla has taken a bottle a few times this week! Yay for progress! (She still nurses exclusively) 

The bedroom is still a work in progress. We're done painting but just haven't gotten it put together yet. I'll post a picture once its done! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

A New Living Room!

I am excited to introduce to you....our NEW (half painted), re-arranged, organized living room! It finally has a touch of home and we're so happy. We still need some more pictures/decor but that'll come. Unfortunately I didn't get 'official' before pictures so here are my best pictures which show how messy and unorganized it was.


We painted these two walls and it has a much warmer feel. Its a very subtle change but its just what the room needed. We only painted the two walls because we have to paint it back when we move out and because paint is expensive! 
We also ditched the coffee table so Layla has lots more play space. 

Layla's toys finally have some organization to them and they're not pouring out of a re-purposed diaper box. Speaking of re-purposed boxes...we have two in her corner, one for diapers and one for her dirty clothes. 

New curtains (TJMaxx)!!! Before we had a boring, short, brown curtain. Now we have pretty, decorative curtains! (The wall needs a large picture of Layla and it will be complete:) ) We also got rid of the black shelves that were in front of the window and replaced them with this storage bench (Target). Extra seating plus storage! Double bonus. 

I also organized our bookshelf (in the entryway) so its now a little more appealing to the eye :) 
We're still working on our bedroom,  the spare room, garage, and Layla's room but its all coming together!! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Making This Place Home

    We've been busy around here lately and I haven't updated in a while. Sorry! We're making lots of changes to our townhouse and are finally making it feel like home after being here for almost a year. Since we've decided to renew our lease we got permission to paint! We started in our bedroom today and so far we love it! I will post pictures once its all finished. We are also going to paint our living room which I'm really, really excited about! Who ever decided that rentals should be boring and white? Not a fan.

   Along with painting we're going to do some mega organizing. Our place gets cluttered way to easy and way too fast so we're hoping that by adding some different furniture and some new decor that it'll help spruce things up a bit.

   New curtains are coming! (As soon as I find them). We're possibly getting new carpet in the living room! Pictures and maybe some shelves will go up in the half bath and the spare room will be useable and not just a junk room. This will all take lots of time and work but we're so excited to finally feel organized and at home.