Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday's Five!

My top 5 for the week...

have you been there recently?? I've always loved their kid clothes, but they have got some bangin' styles for women as well. LOVE! Lots of cute flowey (apparently this is not a word according to spell check) tops (which when you have 3 kids, is a must in your wardrobe) and adorable colored jeans that are all the rage right now...head on over!

2) Naptime Missions- my new summer resolution: get something productive done in the house while kids are sleeping, yesterday was re-organizing my pantry...

YIKES! It was a tad bit out of hand, but now...

It's gorgeous, and makes me happy whenever I sneak in there for a snack!

3) Pool time!

When we're not at the neighborhood pool or at my parents house using their pool,  it's nice to have an inflatable hippo pool you can throw in your back yard on these 100+ degree days! This one is from Target, and we have gotten our money's worth :)

I'm a little late to the party, I know, but I love this thing! It's so much fun putting different filters on the pictures and making them look this one

and this one...

All 3 girls on the 4th of July before we headed out to the neighborhood parade!

Which brings me to #5

5) Independence Day!

I hope yours was filled with fireworks, good food, and good company :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Feeling Fancy

I just ordered some awesome prints off Etsy, and had to share!

We are about to re-do the Big Girl's Room since she's ready to toss the toddler bed for a twin sized bed..

I fell in love with these prints, I love the colors and I love the perspective they are shot from :)

I ordered the bottom print for MY bedroom!

We have been in our house almost 3 years, and still we have nothing on the walls in our bedroom (gasp)

I feel like this is a good starting point, it's fun, romantic, and vintage which are 3 things that I love!

The top 3 prints are from, here

and the bottom print can be found, here


Monday, July 2, 2012

Aunty Em, Aunty Em!!!!

Sorry for the delay in posts...we've been dealing with tornado's over here!

In Richmond, VA !?!?!?

The hubs had foot surgery friday so the big girl spent the weekend with the grandparents, and it was just us and the twins.

Friday night around 11 p.m. we had a SEVERE Thunderstorm warning.

Now, I love thunderstorms as much as the next girl, but this storm was CRAZY! Our house is surrounded by trees, so when we were watching the news, and our trusted weather man said to brace for 80+ mph winds, we got a little nervous, and when we looked outside and saw the trees bending over, we got really nervous.

Nervous enough to wake the babies up and huddle in the downstairs bathroom until the storm passed.

As if that wasn't enough excitement, Saturday came and when 7:30 p.m. rolled around, a tornado touched down a few miles from our house.

I have never been so scared.

Again, we were huddled in the downstairs bathroom, as the house shook, and we could hear limbs and debris hit the house.  Luckily no major damage at our house, just some downed limbs, the kids outside play equipment got picked up and tossed all over the yard, but those things can be cleaned up.

Some of our neighbors experienced down trees, and while we didn't lose our power, tons of people in the area did, and they are still out.

I can't even explain the feeling of helplessness, when your sitting huddled in a bathroom clutching your child and praying that mother nature passes your house.

Especially as a mother, feeling out of control when it comes to the safety and well-being of your children is the MOST frightening thing in the world!

Of course, we've been battling sweltering heat down here in the south, 101+ days, which has been contributing to our crazy storm activity.

I hope everyone who has been in the path of these storms is safe and doing well, and hopefully we will find relief from this crazy heat soon!!!!