Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Post 223: Back Home

After 10 days gallivanting around Kansas and Oklahoma the boys and I have made it home. (huge sigh of relief) Road tripping with a husband, a dog, and a baby is hard work! It was exciting to have so much time to see family and friends but I am happy to be home. I have tons of pictures to share, TONS. Unfortunately today has been declared laundry day. Two suitcases and a trash bag FULL of dirty clothes. Gross. Have I ever told you how much I hate doing laundry?? ...and dishes...and grocery shopping...sigh.

(image found here)
I bet if my laundry room were this cute I would enjoy it more...or not...I may never know. I am so in love with the vintage fabrics and the aqua cabinet. Sooooo stinkin' cute!
Enough carrying on for now. I'll be back with pictures later...if the laundry doesn't kill me.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Post 222: Me Me Me Meeee!

So, it has been awhile since I updated the pic or rambled on about myself so I figure it was about time. I know you are all just DYING to know more about me. I am SO interesting and, well, full of...sh...junk. ha. yeah you see that. I censored it. Anyway. Midnight is nearing, I have a 12 hour drive to Kansas in the morning and I don't want to sleep.
I haven't visited the family since January and I will be seeing some family members for the first time in YEARS. I am supper giddy...I will regret being so giddy and sleepless when 6:30 rolls around, but what can I say, I never learn.
A few random facts about me that you probably don't care to know, but you are bored and going to read anyhow. (haha) :p

1. I drink WAY too much Diet Dr. Pepper. I am surprised I have not gone into an aspartame coma yet.
2. I am only one of 7 siblings (not counting the 2 steps)
3. I am obsessed with fabric. Seriously. (Oh man, a Sonic Diet DP and a stroll through Joann Fabrics, heavenly. )
4. I used to want 1 or no kids, after having Lucas I want 30. (Yes, thirty)
5. I am random. And I have no idea why I do the things I do. (i.e. this entry)
6. I love way too easily. Some may see that as a pro, but to tell you the truth, it is not. Not at all.
7. I am a hermit and outspoken...and loud.
8. I pretend I am tough, but anyone who REALLY knows me, knows I am far from it.
9. I dream of one day being able to keep up a blog with some consistency as well as an Etsy shop...one day...maybe (I am planning to reopen Red Planet on Etsy this summer!!!)

Siiiigh, anyway, I will be giving sleep another shot I suppose. I will be back and blogging in 2 weeks!

Post 221: Wedding Weekend

Eeee! Is this not the cutest? We have a week of weddings, friends and families coming up. We will be out as soon as I can stuff this ungodly amount of baby junk, clothes and a dog in our little rental car. I may need to pull out some Mary Poppins tricks to make this work. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


So, the boys and I have an outdoor wedding to attend this weekend and I was putting something together for the Babe. Is the light green polka dot too girly?? I cannot make up my mind!

Post 219: Waiting for Peonies to Bloom

Ever since the peonies quit blooming last summer I have been anticipating there reappearance. I love them. The way they look the way they smell, reminds me of childhood. Sitting on the cool cement porch, the hum of the neighbors radio, the smell of mom baking mixed with the sweet scent of peonies <3<3
I was playing with the new camera and the zoom lens the other day, seeing if I could catch anything interesting. I live in the woods but it seems as though all of the insects and animals were hiding. The pup did manage to chase this squirrel up a tree and I got a few sub par pictures. It wasn't until after I put the pictures on the computer that I noticed the baby squirrel!
I have been impressed so far but still have A LOT to learn. I refuse to have such a nice camera and use it in automatic mode...I actually took this picture from INSIDE the house. pretty awesome huh?
And I am posting this because we have these little purple flowers growing all through the woods. They are quite pretty and fragrant but I am clueless when it comes to identifying flowers. Do any of you happen to know what these are called?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Post 218: Outside

This weekend was a cold rainy lazy weekend. I didn't take pictures. I didn't want to. All I wanted to do is sleep...and pout. Before the gross weather blew in Lucas and I got to spend a little time outside playing in the dirt...and eating the dirt/leaves/grass.
Then I told him dirt and leaves were not for babies to eat. He was less than pleased.
Today the sun is out again and it should be warming up. Last week the house was as hot as 83 degrees and last night we were at 62, inside. This weather has been nuts! Now that the sun is back I hope to get some good pictures with my new toy. I am super excited! I have read the instruction manual front to back. My head hurts from information overload but hopefully I can come up with something nice :D

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Post 217: EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

My Mother's Day/5 year anniversary/birthday gift/Christmas gift/whatever else comes in the nest two years gift came in the mail today!!!!
I am super-duper excited to put this baby to work! I am NO photographer by any means and I have a lot to learn but I definitely look forward to it! Thanks Husband!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Post 216: Flashback Friday!

My family is the outdoorsy, nature & animal loving type. And this would have to be one of the more interesting things I have seen. It was Memorial Day weekend '08 and my cousin, Ryan, shows up on a wave runner with a fawn....A baby deer. On a wave runner. Nuts!
Ryan found him with two injured legs stuck in some rocks in the lake. It looked as though he had fallen from a drop off. Ryan and his momma were on it immediately. They bandaged up the little guy and contacted a wildlife rehab.
(Seeing this picture now makes me giggle. I remember, when the cousin was younger, him and my little sister would bandage up stuffed animals in the same way with toilet paper and popsicle sticks.)

It was pretty amazing to see the little fawn get so comfortable with people. (And to see the cousin so comfortable with the wild animal)

After bandaging the fawn up and making a couple of phone calls they jumped in the car and took him to a wildlife rehabilitation center. It still seems a bit unbelievable to me. I am glad I was able to get a few pictures :D

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Post 215: Happiness in My Mailbox!!

I bought this beauty the other day... (here)
I love her!

Usually, I buy something online and stir and wait for days, sometimes weeks for it to arrive. Waiting for items in the mail is a very dramatic time for me. But the folks at New Duds apparently know how excited and impatient I am and this pouch made it here four days from the night I ordered it. F-O-U-R days! Talk about on the ball!!

Saddest part of this story, I bought it as a gift for a special momma in my life. I really considered keeping it but then I realized I received a coupon with my purchase! OH YEAH!!

Post 214: Here We Go Again!

Overnight, Aid for Aidan took off again! All of us were completely surprised to hear it made it to FARK.com yesterday as well as several Brazilian publications and who knows where else. We thought it was over in December. I shut down the Etsy since I was no longer able to juggle it, a new baby as well has home renovations. The kindness of people is amazing.
Aidan as a Gnome!

This week I was complaining. I was in a bit of a funk over the way people were acting towards me. I feel like this is a bit of a reminder from God that there are more amazing people than there are mean ones...and that maybe I should be a little less selfish.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Post 212: Craft Room Disaster.

This weekend I was motivated to sew...then I walked into the sewing room and saw this.
Needless to say, I changed my mind. For the past few months it has turned into a catch all as well as the cutting room for our flooring project and storage for all the things Baby Luke has already grown out of.

I know I have mentioned working on the sewing room time and time again. But it seems like everything else that happens around here trumps that project. So I sat down last night and started making a list of things I needed to do in order to get the sewing room organized and usable again.

Then I stopped.

Lucas turned 9 months yesterday. I have always had plans of having Baby Numero Dos when Luke is around two. That means within the next year or two I would be kicked out of the sewing room left finding a new spot to set up shop.

So this morning I am rethinking. We have Luke's room, our room, a guest room, Husband's music room...and the sewing/next baby's room...That leaves me with a closet or the laundry room. Bummer right?? Then I found some of these great small craft spaces on the ol interwebs.
Then I started thing it might not be so bad...
In fact it may force me to be a bit more organized, which is always good...
I love this last one. Love. I love the wallpaper and that it is well decorated for such a small space. It excites me. A little surprise space behind some plain old closet doors.
Do you have some tips or idea for small craft spaces??

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Post 211: Spit

Hi, my name is Lucas and I like to spit.
Today my little man is 9 months and last night he learned how to spit (raspberry style). He thinks he is quite the comedian.