Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zumba, Workouts and Anxiety

So if you follow my personal Facebook, you know that 3 things happened in the past week...
New anxiety medication (HEY-O!)
Stepping in a gym for the first time in a LOOOOONG time
My first ever Zumba class!

Let's start from the beginning shall we?

So again with Facebook (I know, I know...I probably share WAY too much...whatev), if you follow me then you might have noticed that over the past month or so my anxiety attacks have been much worse. We're talking "Stevie's freaking out at her desk" bad.
So after being bad and not seeing my therapist for almost 2 months, yes TWO (which for someone with severe anxiety is just unacceptable), I made an appointment to see the ever wonderful Melissa Harrell.
After talking to Melissa, we have narrowed down that stress (DUH) and social settings are what trigger my anxiety attacks...this we already knew...what we didn't (and honestly still don't) know and/or understand is why these attacks are happening with the above situations don't apply. More than likely, it's probably stress that I'm honestly not aware of. Anywho, during my wonderful session, we decided that the medication I was only simply wasn't doing it job anymore, and since Dr. Dumbass (AKA Dr. Chengappa) refused, yes I said REFUSED, to change my medication, we simply changed Cra-Cra Doctors. 
Crisis Averted.
So I saw my new Cra-Cra...his name is Dr. Attia and he's awesome. He put me on Zoloft, Klonopin and Ambien, and they. are. amazing. All of them. I have noticed that the Ambien makes me do really weird things, like super crazy FB status'. They're actually quite amusing. I have to go to my page every morning and read what I wrote because let's be honest...I don't remember for the life of me. Let me share with you my favorite Ambien-induced FB status:
I have the urge to poke the Pillsbury Doughboy belly and making him squeal....that is all.
And when a friend commented, "BAHAHAHAHA" my response was...
Don't squeal at me doughboy! I will eat you and your family!
I REALLY hope that she know I was NOT referring to her as a doughboy, but the actual doughboy. Like I said, I had NO idea I had posted this until the next morning, and I have absolutely no recollection of it, but we all have to's pretty freaking funny.
Now...onto working out for the first time in YEARS!!!
After seeing the highly disturbing HIGH number on the scale a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to stop complaining about my "baby weight" and actually do something about it.
***Side Note: At what point do you have to stop claiming your added pounds as "baby weight"? I say I have until Easton's at least a year old...I almost carried him for a year for crying out loud! I cooked a baby for over 9 freaking months...yes, I loved every single minute of it, but come on...give me a little wiggle room!***
Anywho, about a month ago one of my best friends here at good ole Shady J went back to Oklahoma with her brand new baby boy while her husband is deployed (and honestly who can blame her...doesn't mean I don't want her to come back NOW). I would be lying if I said I didn't go into a little state of depression for a while after she left (okay, honestly it was more like a lot before she left and a little after...). With her gone and my one other girl friend moving a hour away...who the HELL was I going to hang out with?! Cue my saving grace...a little angel named Chandler. Chandler is a new AF wife from Michigan. Her husband works with Chris, and even though I'm not replacing Jess, she's a wonderful addition to our little group! :-) Chandler actually has started to watch Easton and they are amazing with each other! One night, somehow Chan and I got on the subject of working out. I told her about a gym that was for women only, and coincidentally that's the name of it...For Women Only. I've heard wonderful things about this gym...the nursery is supposed to be one of the best in the area, they have a wide assortment of machines, they offer classes, they offer memberships with tanning AND they're are MORE than affordable! I actually know a fellow AF wife that works at the gym and was able to get Chan and I a week to try out the gym and the classes FOR FREE!!! So last night we dropped the baby off with Daddy and made our way up to the gym, which is conveniently smack dab in between both of our houses. We were both TERRIFIED! I can't count the number of times we looked at each other and said, "OMG I'm so nervous!". It wasn't the fact that we were nervous about working out because we're both pretty familiar with a gym, but the Zumba class...not so much. More on Zumba later. So the Zumba class was scheduled to start at 6:30pm, so we decided that getting there at around 5:30pm would give us a good amount of time to get everything settled with the front desk, familiarize ourselves with the gym all over again, and get in a good workout before the class started. Well, being the excited little squirrels that we were we ended up getting there at around 5:15pm, which wouldn't have been so bad if the class hadn't been pushed back to 6:45pm. So we had an hour and a half to burn before our class bueno. We decided that it would be a great idea to workout the entire our smartest moments. I ended up doing a mile on the treadmill (walking at 4 MPH), a little over a mile on the elliptical and FIVE miles on the bike. Needless to say, we were hurting by the time it came to go into the Zumba class...
So now for the Zumba class...
This was the first time either Chandler or I had taken a Zumba class. We knew it was going to be a lot of cardio, a lot of dancing around, and pretty much a LOT of us looking like complete white girls. I'm just about the clumsiest person alive, add with that no real rhythme and you've got a train-wreck waiting to happen. Turns out, Chan is right there with me, so it was perfect. We absolutely LOVED the class...there was really only one lady who had any sense of rhythme, but she came in halfway through so it wasn't so bad. If you haven't ever been to a Zumba class, you're supposed to be doing this...
But we were more like this...
Bottom line...we made fools of ourselves...had a blast...and burned all together a little over 1,000 calories!!!
I'd say we were pretty successful!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Long Time, No Blog Post

Hi all my wonderful blog followers!
I've missed you guys so much!
I know...I know...I've been a horrible blog keeper-upper...yuppers, just made that up...patent that!
Things around my sassy little household have been ridiculously busy.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know that though.
For those of you that don't follow me...tisk, just kidding.
But seriously, for those of your who don't read my 5,273 status updates a day...allow me to fill you in on the craziness.

First and foremost, my beautiful baby boy Easton.

Easton is better than ever!
He will be 10...yes, I said TEN...months old on November 10th...that's THURSDAY!
Where did this little guy go?

Anywho...Easton has SIX teeth now! Four on top and two on bottom.
He is crawling like a madman.
Pulling himself up on tables, coffee tables, couches and maneuvering his way around is one of his favorite things to do, as well as standing on his own for a little while.
As I'm sure you saw in the pictures, Nigel (his racoon blankie) is still around. He doesn't use a binky...he just chews on Nigel (which means Nigel get a LOT of baths).
He despises baby food. He would much rather feed himself "big-boy" food (Cheerios, peaches, chicken breast, macaroni, etc.).
He sleeps now just about as much as he did when he was a wittle guy...seriously, like 15+ hours a day.
He wears 12 month and 12-18 month clothes.
He was a skunk for Halloween...cutest thing ever! When my camera stops being stupid, I'll post pictures of that one!
He is in the top 1/3 percentile in his weight, height and of course head circumference...I mean...look at the dome on that boy (thank God for c-sections)!
He is in a big boy car seat...facing backwards, don't worry.
One of his favorite things to do is watch tv. His favorite shows include anything sports (this shouldn't be a shocker to anyone who knows my husband or I), The Weather Channel (seriously) and of course all of Mommy's favorites.

Let's move on to the other amazing guy in my life...Chris.

Chris is finishing up with his softball season...yup...we've been going since about April. Don't get me wrong, I love me some softball, but between the scorching heat this summer and the freezing nights this fall, Easton and I haven't been able to make it to very many. Needless to say, we're ready for Daddy to be home every night. :-)
Chris complete Airman Leadership School in July (I think).
He also made Staff Sergeant in August and should be putting it on before the end of the year! YAY FOR PAY RAISE!!!
He was awarded the Commendation Metal, which is a HUGE honor. It's a big honor at any rank, but he received it as a Senior Airman, which is pretty much unheard of. We are SO proud of him!
Ummm...I can't really think of anything else...I suck.

Now for your fabulous hostess...ME!

After being on the job hunt for over 6 months and starting up my own cleaning business I got myself a 8-5! I LOVE IT! I work as an administrative assistant for a logistics's not as fancy as it sounds...I do a lot of paperwork for a trucking company. See...not fancy lol.
I started my diet today...again. But this time I'm determined to lose the weight. Having a full closet of clothes that I can't fit into isn't cool anymore.
I'm still seeing my cra-cra doctor...she's awesome.
Yes, I realize that it is only the second week of November, but I will be putting ALL of my Christmas decorations out tonight. And no, I don't feel ashamed or embarrassed about it...I'm freaking STOKED!
My little family is also starting our nightly walks again tonight...again...STOKED!

I'm kinda tired talking about myself...more later this week...I swear!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rants & Recipes

Hey followers!
I apologize (again) for the huge gap between posts.
I want to apologize in advance if a "no-no word" slips out every once in a while in this post...I'm a little frustrated and need to rant a bit, and I know my incredible followers will not only support me, but be okay with my lack of "okay" grammar. :-)
With that said...let's begin, shall we?!

I've been filling out applications to try and find a full-time job like a mad women.
In the past 2 weeks I have literally applied to over 50 positions.
Out of those 50 applications, I have only gotten a call back for 3.
That's right...I said THREE!
All three, of which, were a complete waste of my time.

One was for a marketing sales company that had actually peaked my interest.
I drove 35 miles one-way to go to the interview for a 5 minute interview.
Seriously...5 freaking minutes.
He introduced himself, told me a little bit about the company and the position, and then told me that if the manager liked my resume, I would be getting a call back for the second of three interviews.
That's right, I said 3 interviews.
That's 3 trips to Greenville (remember, 35 miles away).
So, a bit defeated because they refused to tell me the salary for the position*, I leave Greenville and immediately call Chris, my mom, and Jess (one of my best friends here and the amazing person who watched Easton for 2 of my 3 interviews last week) to let them know how it went.
(*Side note: No, I did not want to know the salary because I was being greedy, I NEEDED to know the salary because I would have to make a MINIMUM of $14/hr, working a MINIMUM of 40 hours a week to be able to afford to drive all the way to Greenville 5+ days a week, put Easton in daycare AND still bring home money. Additional Side note: No, I do not need to make that much closer to home...obviously lol.)
Anywho, later that afternoon I got a call from the regional manager of the company letting me know that he was impressed with my resume and the feedback he got from the guy who did my interview earlier that day and I had made it to the second interview! WOOHOO!!!
He informed me that it would be at a different office location in Greenville, but because I was driving I couldn't really write down the address. So being the kind man that he was, he was going to have his assistant send me an email with all of the information for the interview on Tuesday.
Now Tuesday, I already had an interview set up in Raleigh (at the main office for a different company) for 10am, so I requested an afternoon interview, and they were more than happy to oblige.

Monday Evening:
No email yet with the address.
Not too worried long as I get it by Tuesday morning.
Prepare myself for an interview in Raleigh at 10am (which is an hour away) and the second round interview in Greenville at 2pm.
Bottom line...Tuesday = a LOT of driving!
Bring it on!

Leave super early to get to my interview in Raleigh (an hour away), but don't you worry...I've got my Starbucks in my cup holder and I'm cruising down the interstate!
Get to my interview 10 minutes early...because I'm an amazing overachiever...well that and I sped like a bat out of hell because I knew I was going to hit traffic (which I did...a little).
Interview went AMAZING!
It was for an insurance agent position with Physicians Mutual Insurance, and I was really interested in the position.
The pay was GREAT! A minimum of $2,000-$2,500 a month, which is a little over where we would need it to be. I would be able to work in Goldsboro and surrounding areas and some days even work from home.
Perfect right?
Maybe a little too perfect.
There was a downside.
I would need to take a few courses to become licensed. Who knew, right?
Well, the course would take about 2 months and would cost about $200, which really isn't bad if you think about it.
Unfortunately, we aren't in the position to wait 2 months for additional income, nor do we have an extra $200 just laying around to be able to take the courses.
I was offered the position on the spot.
I informed him that I would need to talk everything over with my husband and would be in contact with him about the position by Wednesday.
He said that would be perfectly fine and couldn't wait to hopefully work together.
Insert knife into heart and twist.
That WOULD happen.

So, I leave my interview and immediately check my email.
Still no email from the marketing company with the interview address.
Of course, the number they had called from the day before was a blocked number.
There goes that opportunity.
Feeling completely defeated I drive home, fighting back the tears the entire way back.

Tuesday Afternoon/Evening:
I get a call from another company about what I thought was an administrative position.
They have two locations in my area, one in Goldsboro (where I live) and another in Kinston (about 30 minutes away).
Of course, they couldn't have the interview in was in Kinston.
At that point I didn't care where the interview was...I just wanted a freaking job.
From what the online job posting said, it was for an administrative position  for a sales company making $14/hr...PERFECT...or so I thought.

Drive 30 minutes to my interview.
I was told on the phone the day before that my interview time would be at 10am.
I get there at 9:45am, so I expected to wait for a little bit because from what I gathered from the lady who called me the day before, they were going to be doing a bunch of interviews that day.
I waited 45 freaking minutes!
I'm sitting there, playing on Facebook, texting everybody and their mother because I am that bored...for 45 minutes!
So, the time comes for my interview...
A few things about the guy who was interviewing me and the office where it was happening.
I couldn't understand half of the stuff that was coming out of this boys mouth. I say boy because I was older than a couple of years. Here's a little side note...I'm only 23.
The office where I had my interview had a cheap-o desk, 2 metal folding chairs and about 172 nails in the maybe 172 nails is being a wee-bit dramatic,  but there was a LOT!
So this boy starts talking 90 to nothing in a THICK Carolina accent about the job.
Basically, he wants me to be the Kirby man of air purifiers.
How, in any way, shape or form is that administrative?!
Honey...that's SALES. DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES if you want to be specific, which obviously, you are not.
Needless to say, interview 3 was strike 3.

I've still been filling out applications like a mad woman, but I haven't had anymore calls to set up interviews, so I'm a bit down.

Okay...I'm done for the fun part of this post...the recipes!!!!

For those of you who are expecting to see a recipe for my famous Chocolate Chip Cookies or for my mother-in-law ridiculously amazing Chicken Spaghetti...sorry...these aren't those kinds of recipes.

Prepare yourself for recipes for everyday things in your house that's going to save you TONS of money!
I have TONS of recipes, but I'm just going to give you the ones that I have tried so far and how well they work.


This past week...after my interview blahs I sulked and spent an entire day on Pinterest (which is my newest obsession).
While drowning my sorrows in Pinterest, I come across a recipe for homemade Febreze, so I decided to give it a try and let me tell's cheaper and BETTER than regular Febreze.
That's right...I said better!

Homemade Febreze

This recipe is for a batch that will fit in an actual 32oz Febreze bottle.

- 1/8 cup of your favorite liquid fabric softener
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- Hot Water

- Pour liquid fabric softener and baking soda into your empty Febreze bottle.
- Fill the Febreze bottle with hot water.
- Shake and spray the odors away!

Like I said before, I personally think that this works better that regular's AMAZING.
I've been using it like a mad-woman!
I just made a batch on Monday and it's already almost gone!
Maybe I'm a bit Faux Febreze happy, but that's okay because it didn't cost me a single penny since I had everything I needed on hand already.

Here's the breakdown of costs:

Faux Febreze ($0.15 or less for 1 oz Fabric Softener and 2 Tbsp. baking soda)
Total Cost: $0.15 Each

Compare to Actual Febreze ($5.59 Each...which I find absolutely ridiculous that I EVER paid that much! SHAME SHAME STEVIE!!!)
Total Fake-It Savings:  $5.44 Each*

*Let's say you purchase 1 Bottle of Febreeze per month, that's a Savings of $65.28 per year!
Ummm...yes please!
*(If you would like to see the original post for the Faux Febreze click here.)

Now for the next recipe...Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent...AMAZING!!!

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

This recipe will made 2 gallons of laundry detergent.

- 1 bar of soap (Any kind you favorites are Dial Cranberry and Lever 2000 with Aloe. The Dial makes a pretty pink detergent and smells delicious and the Lever 2000 smells super duper clean).
- 1 cup of Borax (You can find this in the laundry aisle at most grocery stores by the Oxy-Clean and other stain boosters...I was able to find it at the Commissary and Wal-Mart).
- 1 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (This, also is found in the laundry aisle with the Borax by the stain boosters).
- A big pot (that holds more than 2 gallons...I had to split the recipe into 2 pots)
- A cheese grater
- A funnel (I didn't use one, I just pour it into a mixing bowl that had a lip and it worked perfectly fine)
- A long spoon
- 2 empty gallon jugs/container

- Grate your bar of soap into the pot.
- Pour one gallon of water into the pot with the grated soap and cook until the grated soap completely dissolves.
- Add the Borax and the Washing Soda.
- Bring mixture to a boil. The mixture will start to thicken.
- After it starts boiling, take mixture off the heat and add 1 gallon of cold water. Stir.
- Pour 1 gallon of mixture into each jug (this is where the funnel of lipped mixing bowl comes in handy).
- You now have 2 gallons of homemade liquid laundry detergent!
- Use 1/2-1 cup of detergent per load of laundry.

* After about 24 hours the laundry detergent will turn to a jello-like consistency...that's what it's supposed to do. Just shake it up before you use it and you're golden!

The estimated cost is $6...that's for 1 box of Borax, 1 box of Washing Soda and soap.
This could be a little more or less depending on the type of bar soap you use.
If you make enough laundry detergent to go through both boxes of the Borax and Washing Soda, you're paying $6 for 576 loads of laundry (again, depending on the type of bar soap and the amount you use per load). Either way, MUCH cheaper!!!

*(For the original post click here)

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

- 1 Box Borax
1 Box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
24 Packages Lemondade Koolaide (*Side note: Lemondade will stain the soap dispenser yellow, another option would be to use citric acid instead of lemonade.)
-3 Cups Epsom Salt

- All you have to do is mix everything together really well. I didn't have a bowl large enough for it so I mixed mine in a giant Rubbermaid box. Looking back I probably should have done a half batch in 2 bowls and then mixed them together, but I didn't that about that until afterwards.
* A cheaper solution for a rinse aid like Jet-Dry...vinegar. Just pour a Tbsp in the bottom of the dishwasher. :-)
- Oh...I guess you need to know how much to add, huh? Add 1 Tbsp. of your homemade dishwasher detergent to your load of dishes! :-)

*(For the original post click here)

Homemade Baby Wipes (Can Also Be Used as Makeup Remover Wipes)

- 1 roll of paper towels (Viva and Bounty Select-A-Size are the best)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. baby bath
- 1 Tbsp. baby oil
- Spill proof container

- Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a non-serated knife.
- In container mix water, baby bath and baby oil.
- Mix well.
- Take one half of the roll of paper towels and place in the solution and let it sit to soak up the solution.
- Occasionally flip the entire container over or just flip the paper towels over so that both sides soak up solution.
- After a few hours of the towels soaking up the solution, take the towels and gently sqeeze the extra solution out. Pull the cardboard paper towel roll out and place towels in a container like an old diaper wipes case, lysol wipes container, or Germ-X wipes container.
- Place the other half of the paper towels in the solution and let it soak like the first half did.

* You can also make antibacterial/all purpose cleaning wipes using this same method, the only difference is the solution mix. For that, you mix 1/2 cup of Pine-Sol and 2 3/4 cups of water. Mix and continue on like you did with the diaper/makeup remover wipes.

Thanks for sticking with me through this ridiculously long post!
I love my followers!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Know...I Know

I promise that eventually I will be back to blogging everyday.
Some things have been preventing me lately...

I've got a yard sale on Saturday, and I've been getting stuff together and priced like a mad woman! So far I have 4 GIANT tubs of stuff that have been priced and I still have to go through our outdoor storage and mine and Chris' closet.

I literally spent ALL day today on the computer filling out job applications. I've been doing this since Sunday...I think. All I know for sure is that I've been doing it for multiple days, and I've gotten 2-3 calls and/or emails for job interviews. They were all wonderful job opportunites, but I guess when they looked at my resume they didn't notice that I was 1-3 hours from their offices (I didn't apply for these jobs, they saw my resume).

I think that Easton has a little summer cold. Top that with teething and you've got one fun baby.

My. House. Is. A. Disaster.
It doesn't matter hard I clean it...even cleaning it NEVER, EVER clean for more than 24 matter how hard I try.
You want to talk about making my anxiety go through the roof...yeah...that'll do it.

I'm getting SO sick and tired of my husband being gone all the time for softball...and up next is football season.
Don't get me wrong...I LOVE sports, and I love that Chris is able to play them, but it is WAY too hot for me to take Easton out there in this ridiculous heat.
Football season won't be as bad because by the time the games start, it will be cool enough in the evenings that Easton and I can go. Plus, they're only during the week, so it won't butt into our weekends.

If any of my amazing readers have any ideas for the above problems...please let me know!

Keep it sassy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm Back!!!!

Hi my little sassy, classy followers! 
It's been a while!

So I've go a lot to catch you guys up on...well kinda.

Easton is now 6 months old! I know! I can't believe it either! 
He's HUGE!
He's eating baby food...and loving it.
He can hold the bottle by himself...HUGE help for Mommy and Daddy!
He's drinking up to 4 ounces of diluted apple juice a day out of a sippy cup.
He's drinking water out of a sippy cup.
He's holding said sippy cup.
He's rolling ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!
He's starting to scoot, so I think crawling is just around the corner!
He's wearing 6-9 month AND 9 month clothes already.
His very first tooth is coming broke through the gum two days ago...that was a bad day in the Stansbery Household.
He discovered that he can play with his he's always holding onto them.
He LOVES to play with his own hair...which is finally starting to grow.
He's obsessed with touching people's faces and chewing on tags.
He loves to watch The Weather Channel and baseball.
He had his first trip to the beach and wasn't the biggest fan of the water, but loved to sand and sun-bathing with Mommy.
He had his first trip to the North Carolina Aquarium and loved the jellyfishes, seahorses, and bubbles that were in the aquariums.
He had to have another EKG done...he's perfect and so is his heart!

He's kind of a stud!

Morning session with my little Monkey!

July 4th at the beach! 

This is how we find him in his cribs most mornings.

Watching the fireworks in Wilmington...he LOVED them!

So freaking adorable...let's be honest!

Somebody found his feet.

Getting his EKG done.

Playing in the ocean with Mommy.

Watching the fireworks with Daddy.


I can hold my sippy!

I'm 6 months old!

Sunbathing in Wilmington.

See what I mean...tags!

Our living room is really open, so it's impossible to set up baby I had to get creative.

In other news...we have a new dog.
We adopted him from the animal shelter.
He's a pit bull/lab mix and is the sweetest dog in the entire world!
Meet Kobe...
Kobe and Easton LOVE each other.

He's about four times bigger than this now...

...but still as freaking cute!

Chris spent 5 weeks in Airman Leadership School, which was REALLY hard on us because even when he was home, it's like he wasn't here because he was constantly doing homework.
But he finally finished and graduated, so we got to spend an evening with grown ups!

In other news, I'm starting to look for jobs.
This is a LOT sooner than I thought it would be and completely unplanned, but there's a couple of opportunities that could more than double our income...which, let's be honest...would REALLY help our family out!

I've started making and selling pacifier clips and hair can find them on my Etsy page or on my Facebook Fan Page!

I've missed you guys! 
Expect to hear a lot more from me on a regular basis again! :-)

Monday, April 25, 2011


Why not? :-)
Age: 23

Bed Size: King, but the way I snuggle up to Chris, you would think it's a twin.

Chore you hate: Putting up laundry. I really don't mind actually doing the laundry or even folding it, but I absolutely DESPISE putting it up. UGH!
Dogs: Ollie...he's our first baby.
Can you say doggie bed-head?
Essential start of your day: Brushing my teeth.
Favorite Color: PINK!
Gold or silver: Silver. I think I look weird in gold.
Height: 5' 4 1/2"
Instruments I play (or have played): I used to play the piano (WAY back in the day) and an ex tried to teach me how to play the guitar, but it made my fingers hurt and I'm a baby lol.
Job Title: Stay at home Mommy and wife.
Kids: Easton Michael

Lives: Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Mom's Name: Stacey
Nickname: Steve, Steven, Steve-O, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, Steviekins, Stevie Wonder Bread, Stevenator, Pooh Bear (Mom and Daddy), and Zoid (Chris).

Overnight hospital stays: Just when I had Easton.
Pet Peeve: Food Smackers...UGH!
Quote from a movie:
Right or left handed: Right handed

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 half-brother, 2 step-brothers on one side and 1 step-brother on the other side.

Time you wake up: Whenever Easton wakes up for his morning bottle...usually between 8-9.

Underwear: Old lady panties...I need a sexy underwear makeover!
Vegetables you dislike: Beets and radishes...YUCK!
What makes you run late: Everything and anything
X-rays you've had done: Hmm...back, hips, elbow, wrists, arms, ankles...I think that's it...oh and ribs.
Yummy food you make: I make REALLY good baked italian chicken and green beans.
Zoo animal: Turtles!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Everybody head over to my Etsy store, Sassy's Accessories!
Tons of super cute hair accessories and great prices.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Favorite Friday

The Bumbo...AKA Lifesaver!

                                            Mr. Elephant, who is constantly in Easton's mouth.

 Easton's Walker...he LIVES in this thing lately. He sits in and just kicks his little heart out.

Pacifier Clips - if it weren't for these bad boys, I would have lost about 12 binkies by now.

Mason jars. Enough said.

Sleep masks, again, enough said.

 Actually persuing my dream of becoming a wedding planner.

Sun-brewed sweet tea...even better is sun-brewed sweet tea in mason jars! Hey-o! 

My baby boy falling asleep in his walker clutching his blankey and sucking on his binky.

The look on my little monkey's face when he realizes he's actually the Tickle Monster. 

Handwritten notes from a 6 year-old to her baby cousin. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Confessions

It's been a while since I've done a Thursday Confessions, so prepare yourself!!!
Here we go!!!

- Lately one of the only things that calm me down and don't cause me to have anxiety attacks is blogging, making hair accessories, and working on my wedding planning certification.
- After my therapist diagnosed me with post-anxiety she told me that I could do it with or without medication. I chose medication because in all honesty, I don't have the patience to JUST try and fix it with therapy, so I'm doing both.
- I have a really bad habit about waiting to wash bottles until there is absolutely no clean ones left...can you say procrastination.
- Right after I had Easton I immediately wanted to try for baby #2. Now I want to wait until Easton is at least 1 to try again.
- I have started couponing and even though I save a lot of money on my trips, sometimes I end up buying unnecessary things because I have a coupon. For example, I currently have 5 bottles of laundry detergent, 8 tubes of toothpaste, and 6 boxes of Kleenex's. Yes, we will definitely end up using them, eventually, but I didn't necessarily need them right fail.
- I hate wearing jeans or fitted shirts because I don't fit in my pre-pregnancy anything yet.
- I drink approximately 5 glasses of sweet tea a day.
- I desperately need to go to the dentist, but I am terrified of getting my teeth cleaned...eeek!
- I HATE feet, but I think Easton has the cutest big toes in the world!

Now, for some pictures!

Here are a few of my hair accessories! To check out my full line head over to Sassy Accessories on Etsy!

See what I mean about the big toe!

 Happy Boy!

 We have an early teether people!