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Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby M Update: Week 35


How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain: 16 lbs. at my last appointment. Go in Wednesday so we'll see what I've gained this past month.
Maternity clothes? Yep, I've pretty much been wearing all maternity clothes but I do have some regular clothes that I can still fit in.
Stretch marks?
nope :) And I'm thrilled!
Sleep: Sleeping well. I have been waking up pretty early but most of the time, can fall back to sleep.
Best moment this week: FINALLY getting a phone call from Travis! LOVED hearing that voice after 3 wks!
Miss Anything? Still Travis!
Movement: Big time! I am shocked at how much she is still moving with such limited space she now has. She's a mover and a shaker!
Food cravings: I didn't really crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've been good this week.
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: No. I've had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing crazy at all.
Belly Button (in or out): Still in but oh so close to popping!
Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: The usual back and round ligament pain, and shortness of breath.Unfortunately, my swollen gums are back as well.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I was pretty moody this week. I thought at the beginning of the week it was just because I was tired from SNAP but apparently that wasn't true. Things/People were just really getting on my nerves and I didn't care what came out of my mouth. And I've had the random cry session.
Looking forward to: Hanging out with some friends this week. Having my Dr. appt on Weds. and working on some accessories for the nursery. Time is ticking so I better get them done! :)




allison

Friday, April 27, 2012

{Feature Friday} #69

Time for another Feature Friday. 
As promised, since I didn't post one last week while away at SNAP I will include some ideas from last week's party along with features from this week's party. 

Here are last week's features:
Dessert "BLT" shared by Will Cook for Smiles

Sweet Pink and Curvy Furniture Makeovers from Elizabeth & Co.

Cherished Bliss shared her Entry Way Pallet Wood Art


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tulips at SNAP

I promise a real recap post of SNAP is coming! 
I am still working on editing all my photos but I wanted to share some pictures of all the beautiful tulips that were on the property where SNAP took place.

SNAP was at a venue called Thanksgiving Point and while we were there, a Tulip Festival was going on so everywhere you looked, beautiful tulips sat begging for all of us bloggers to take photos of them! 

I didn't make it down to the actual Festival itself, (this pregnant body of mine wasn't too happy with me so I don't think I could have made it), but I did walk around the gorgeous grounds by the hotel and conference buildings. 

And if you know me and flowers.... I was in HEAVEN!!! 
I decided to just make collages of the photos so you don't get too tired of looking at tulips so enjoy! 

Water tower at Thanksgiving point and of course tulips

The grounds were so pretty! 
Here is a shot of a waterfall or The Hidden Falls that were on the grounds. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Fabulous Wreath Ideas

If you saw my Tasty Tuesday post from last week, you will remember that I asked a question about mixing up Tasty Tuesday recipes with other fun Tasty ideas. Well, this is the first week that I am sharing the other fun ideas. 

This post is all about some fabulous wreaths that I've pinned on Pinterest

Summer Wreath from Fireside Studio

Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath by Under the Table and Dreaming

Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby M Update: Week 34



How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 16 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yep, I've pretty much been wearing all maternity clothes but I do have some regular clothes that I can still fit in.
Stretch marks?
nope :) And I'm thrilled!
Sleep: Slept pretty good all week. Had a little trouble while I was out of town for SNAP but that is to be expected when it is not your own bed.
Best moment this week: Heading out to Utah for SNAP and seeing all my bloggy buddies and meeting new ones! :)
Miss Anything? Travis! I so wish he was home when I got back from Utah.
Movement: Big time! I am shocked at how much she is still moving with such limited space she now has. She's a mover and a shaker!
Food cravings: I didn't crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've been good this week.
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: No. I've had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing crazy at all.
Belly Button (in or out): Still in but oh so close to popping!
Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Back and round ligament pain, and shortness of breath. And now at SNAP, my ankles have swollen huge! Hoping it was just all the walking and not so great shoes so it goes away.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Talking to Travis again. We've emailed but it has been a while since we've chatted online and I really want a phone call! Haven't heard his voice since he left.


allison

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #76



It's Party Day!
Catch a Glimpse Button

I am hanging out at the Snap conference but still wanted you all to go ahead and party!
There may or may not be a Feature Friday post tomorrow depending on how much time I have but if there isn't one, I will be sure to share some ideas from this party on next week's Feature Friday.


What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

And Away to Utah I go...

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Right now, I am driving to Utah to attend the SNAP conference!


I'm very excited to see all my bloggy friends again and then finally meet some IRL.

I will be tweeting, facebooking, and instagraming while I am there if you want to keep up in some way.

And once I get back, I will be sure to share a full recap with all of you!

If you are going, let me know!
I would LOVE to meet you! :)


allison

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Questions for you and a Recipe

I have a question for you all...
Do you guys enjoy the recipes I share for Tasty Tuesday?

I had a thought to keep the recipes but every so often throw in a Tasty Tuesday of things that are not recipes such as tasty decor ideas, tasty rooms, tasty crafts, etc.
Would this be something that you all would be interested in?!

PLEASE let me know in the comments!


And since this is Tuesday... I will still share a recipe with you all today!
I saw this on Pinterest and it looks so delicious so I thought I would share.
It is actually a recipe from Kraft Food.

Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cookie Cake

Click on the image to view the recipe!


ENJOY!!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Week 33: Baby M Update




How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain: At my appointment last week, it was a total of 16 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yep, I've pretty much been wearing all maternity clothes but I do have some regular clothes that I can still fit in.
Stretch marks?
nope :) And I'm thrilled!
Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty good. Some nights when I wake up to go to the bathroom, it takes me a while to fall back to sleep but other than that, sleep is happening!
Best moment this week: Being able to talk to Travis more. Catching him on FB and getting daily emails is fabulous! And having my rib pain stop! :)
Miss Anything? Does Travis count?! Well I am putting it! He has only been gone for 2 wks and it feels so much longer! Also, being able to drink a glass of wine too.
Movement: Big time! I am shocked at how much she is still moving with such limited space she now has. She's a mover and a shaker!
Food cravings: I didn't crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've been good this week.
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: No. I've had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing crazy at all.
Belly Button (in or out): Still in but doesn't have much more to go until it officially pops!
Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Back and round ligament pain, and shortness of breath.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Heading off to Utah to go to Snap this week! YAY! Can't wait to see all my bloggy friends IRL again and of course, meet so many others! If you are going... let me know!! :)



allison

Friday, April 13, 2012

{Feature Friday} #68

Yeah for Friday!
Are you ready for some Features?
Here ya go!

Spring Button Flowers created by Flamingo Toes

Live Laugh Rowe shared her Washi Tape Chipboard Decor

Lampshade Makeover from Our Pinteresting Family

Mermaid Party from Moments with the Montano's

A Couple of Craft Addicts shared their Snake Bubble Idea

Just Us Four created this Melted Crayon Art

Easy Waterfall Card Tutorial from Hope in Every Season

Stenciled Lampshade from Some Kind of Lovely Ride


Thanks for linking up everyone!
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

allison

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #75

It's Party Day!
Catch a Glimpse Button

I don't have a project to share this week but I am in the Final 5 in the Creative Bloggers Got Talent Competition and would LOVE for you guys to pop over to Every Creative Endeavor to vote.I can't tell you which project is mine but I just sure hope you like it and vote for it! :)
Thanks!


What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Creative Bloggers Got Talent Finals!


Hi All!

I'm in the Final 5 in Creative Bloggers Got Talent Competition over at Every Creative Endeavor!

YAHOOOO!!!

And I would LOVE your votes!

I can't tell you which project is mine but I'm hoping if you've been following me for a while now you will possibly recognize stuff in the background.

So pop on over to Every Creative Endeavor and vote!
Thanks!


allison

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Pinterest Dessert Finds


A few weeks ago I shared recipes from my Recipe Pinterest board.
Today, I am sharing desserts that I've pinned onto my Yummy Treats board.
Click on the name under the image to view the recipe.

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies
Watermelon Cooler

Monday, April 9, 2012

Baby M Update: Week 32


How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain: I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and I have officially gained 16 lbs. but in the words of my doctor, "It is all baby."
Maternity clothes? Yep, I've pretty much been wearing all maternity clothes but I do have some regular clothes that I can still fit in.
Stretch marks?
nope :) And I'm thrilled!
Sleep: Rather good this week. :)
Best moment this week: Hmmm.... not too sure. I have gotten together with some fellow spouses a couple times this week and then with Mandy from Mandipity for her gender reveal party.
Miss Anything? Everything about being pain free. I don't remember what it is like to not hurt in some sort of way.
Movement: Big time! She's a mover and a shaker!
Food cravings: I didn't crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've been good this week.
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: No. I've had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing crazy at all.
Belly Button (in or out): Still in but doesn't have much more to go until it officially pops!
Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Back and round ligament pain, shortness of breath, and now I have a dislocated rib! OUCH!!!! It happened Saturday and it totally stinks!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Being able to talk to or hear from Travis at any point in time. I love seeing his name in my inbox and if I can catch him on FB then even better. Still waiting on things to settle down for him so I can get a phone call. I miss his voice already!


allison

Friday, April 6, 2012

{Featured Friday} #67

Time for another Feature Friday!
Today's features are all Easter ideas so just in case you are still in last minute preparations, perhaps some of these will help you out!

Ruffled Easter Baskets shared by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Shaken Together created these Itty Bitty Bunny Picks

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Memo/Creativity Board Tutorial

Guess what!
I made it into the Top 5 in the Creative Bloggers Got Talent competition!
Yahoo for being a finalist!

Want to see the project I created and submitted for the round that got me there!?
Here ya go!

Memo/Creativity Board
It can be used 3 different ways... just choose the best for you!

Here's how to make one for yourself.

Supplies:
-Large piece of wood the size you would like your board (I used a piece of MDF we already had)
-Molding or some sort of trim to create a frame (I used old tobacco sticks we already had)
-Chalkboard paint
-Primer
-Decorative knobs
-Small hooks
-A piece of metal or a metal ruler
-Paint cans or some other type of storage container
-Twine or string
-Small roll of craft paper

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Easter Egg Edition

Since Easter is this Sunday, I thought I would share some fun egg dying techniques that I found while searching on Martha Stewart's website.

Click on the name of the technique below the image to learn how to do it.

Lace Eggs

Striped Eggs

Monday, April 2, 2012

Baby M Update: Week 31 & Maternity Pictures


How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain: I know I gained the 10 lbs and I am sure I have gained a few more especially since I feel like she grew so much since last week. I have my next appt. on Wednesday so I will find out then!
Maternity clothes? Here lately, I've been wearing a good amount of maternity clothes because we have been really busy but I can still wear a lot of my regular shirts as well.
Stretch marks?
nope :) And I'm thrilled!
Sleep: Pretty bad! But not because of the pregnancy but because of me being sick. I've had a crazy cough so that has kept me awake. Luckily, the past few days I have slept more so I assume I am finally getting better! :)
Best moment this week: Just spending time with Travis. Also, we got to check out our maternity photo proofs. I shared some of the shots below.
Miss Anything? Breathing normally! lol
Movement: Big time! She's a mover and a shaker!
Food cravings: I didn't crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've been good this week.
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: No. I've had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing crazy at all.
Belly Button (in or out): Still in but doesn't have much more to go until it officially pops!
Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Back and round ligament pain. Also, the shortness of breath.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: hearing from Travis. He officially left on his deployment EARLY Sunday morning so now I am in the waiting stage of hearing from him. :(


We used Suzanne from Photography by Suzanne to do our pictures.
We got quite a few outside around her property of the two of us nicely dressed and then some studio shots of more of the belly shots.







allison