halloween costume ideas

Category: everyday | September 21st, 2012

i am loving this pic of miss P. this was last year for her first halloween. we had such a good time, but i am even more excited for this year because 1) she can walk up to the doors now and 2) she will have a better idea at what’s going on….or at least until she realizes what she gets when she goes up to the door. i may be a bit excited myself about all her candy. :) i had fun making her candy corn costume last year…it was pretty easy and she actually kept the tutu and headband on the whole time. this year i am not so sure how she will manage with “props.” i have a few ideas that i’ve seen on pinterest that i think she will tolerate and that i can make myself (while not taking forever and a day).

the mister and i didn’t dress up last year but we did the year before when i was pregnant with P. good ole juno. :) (i totally left my sunny d jug at home). i want to dress up again but i have no idea what. i’m loving all the pregnant costume ideas. hmmm. do you make your kiddos costumes??




almost exactly giveaway! (closed)

Category: giveaways | September 17th, 2012

happy monday everyone! today i have a fun giveaway for you from the awesome kelly over at green jazz face! green jazz face is a collection of one of a kind banners for all occasions. she focuses on weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, anything that can be celebrated! they are great for photo sessions at holidays, milestones, and major events! she also does customized banners…from personalized names to a variety of color choices.

green jazz face is generously offering two holiday banners, halloween and christmas (shown below), to one lucky almost exactly reader!! to enter to win these fun banners, simply visit the green jazz face shop and leave a comment below telling me which holiday is your favorite! easy peasy.

the winner will be drawn at random and announced this friday. thanks for playing! ALSO…green jazz face is kindly offering almost exactly readers a 20% discount to her shop. she has so many banners to choose from! coupon code: almostexactly20 

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happy 4th

Category: everyday | July 5th, 2012

we had fun celebrating the 4th yesterday. we decorated the stroller and walked in our little community’s annual parade that went through our neighborhood. these events make me love living where we are. it’s our own little town. (always reminds me of Friday Night Lights. ha). loved seeing everyone all decked out. after the parade i made a few desserts for our dinner party while P took a much needed nap. snickers salad. ummm….delish. got the idea from my sister, so i found a simple recipe on pinterest (of course). highly recommend. you don’t feel as guilty with all those apples in there. ;)

then we spent the evening with a group of lovely families. LOTS of babies. it was a lot fun. ended the night with some good ole sparklers. miss P demanded to hold them by herself. ha. maybe next year. hope everyone had a great and safe 4th!

(ps. i’m 20 weeks today! hard to believe we’re halfway there already!)

a birthday and a blog

Category: everyday | May 10th, 2012

the mister had a birthday last week. i tried to make it all about him. it was a little challenging considering he had to work/be on the phone/go to meetings all day…and i had miss P to chase around. but i think we did a good job. and to celebrate his day he decided to launch his new blog! i’m so excited for him because he has been wanting to do one for so long now. it’s a how to live life to the fullest/what’s your purpose/find your passion type thing. and i love it. and i love him. :) go check it out for some great inspiration too! oh and say hi! who doesn’t like to get comments from readers??  i will warn you…there are no pictures or bright colors. in fact he’s the exact opposite of me when it comes to style. hah. it’s still pretty awesome though. ;)

and here’s a little recap of parts of the day.

side note: he wakes up later than normal and isn’t very hungry so that’s why there’s no “happy birthday breakfast.” and i was probably too tired to make something. (story of my life right now) ;)

we went to a meeting with him at starbucks (his clients are pretty cool with us coming and trying not to be a distraction). all of the seats were pretty full inside so we chilled outside…which wasn’t the most fun for me since i had to chase her every 5 seconds since she wasn’t happy sitting still. and it was about 105 degrees outside. but she had a blast and that’s all that matters right? ;)

after he drank a weeks worth of calories in his drink (so just kidding), we went to barnes & noble for him to pick out some books….while i chilled in the car because P fell asleep. lol. we then went back home only to pack up some other stuff and got back on the road again to drop off P at the grandparents house so we could go to a “happy birthday movie date!” (thank you!!) i’m pretty sure that was the first movie we saw in theatre since P was born. saw the hunger games. it was intense but i liked it overall (and no i didn’t read the books. i’m not cool like that). i did take some photos there but they didn’t turn out so pretty so i’ll leave those out. ha

some might say this wasn’t a very exciting birthday but i mean it was a wednesday and he had to work. ha. i loved it. he did too. even though he probably didn’t get as much work done as he’d like. it was his birthday, come on. ;) don’t forget to check out his blog www.howuseful.com!

three wonderful years.

Category: everyday | April 18th, 2012

today is our 3 year anniversary! that day was such a fun day i will never forget. i have been blessed with an amazing man of God and not to mention my best friend. we have a lot to be thankful for and are excited to see what the next year brings us!