Saturday, March 31, 2012

The One with Easter Egg Hunt 2012

First thing's first - this morning we took Alice to her new home and my Aunt/Uncle/Cousin's house. Her cage is right next to another lone old bird so hopefully they'll keep each other company. I'm so grateful for their generosity of taking Alice for the remainder of her days.
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Not too shabby, eh?!
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Anthony and Alice sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g!
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We went straight from there to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Eddie Park. Check out how much Fox has grown in exactly one year - these were taken right before last year's hunt:
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Bald baby!
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We played around on the jungle gym for a bit before the party got started. 
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We lined the kiddos up with their baskets then let them have at it. 
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Candy for lunch is okay right?... 
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Huntin' for eggs!
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As usual with big get-togethers, we put all the babies in a bunch to take pics! I'll never get over how many babies there are between us.
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I love this tradition!

Friday, March 30, 2012

The One with Easter Ideas

I'ma post my Easter findings from my Pinterest board so that when I eventually turn this part of my blog into a book I'll have a hardcopy of these ideas! And if others are inspired - well I call that a win-win!

Easter bunny origami - free template!
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Perfectly pastel rice krispie treats!

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Easter candy bar.
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Marbleized eggs - from Martha Stewart, surprise surprise :)
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DIY washi tape wrapped plastic Easter egg wreath!
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Shaving cream painted easter egg cards - the colors and possibilities are endless! Can't wait to do this will all our kiddos when they're bigger.
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Paint chip Easter egg garland I made last year during the craze.
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Crochet wrapped Easter egg magnets from boorashka's etsy shop.
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DIY Easter embroidery hoop.
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Button Easter egg - I'd use a few more pastel colors, but I definitely love the idea!
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Deviled eggs (not even sure what "deviled" is... that's how much I know about cooking... but I'm sure a little googling could fix that!)
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Orange dyed and carrot-shaped croissants filled with egg salad and topped with fresh dill.
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Easter art and other fun Easter crafts for kids!
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Pastel colored doilies - great for putting snacks and treats on, or making a garland, or wrapping eggs with, or, or, or...
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Spring colored nails! Beautiful!
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Bucket o' baby bunnies. Could this BE any cuter! (said in a Chandler Bing voice). So jealous my sister got to see these bundles of fur in real life. I want one! No I don't. Yes I do. But I don't. But I really really do :)
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The quintessential Easter cookie. Much too lovely to eat!
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Yummy Easter treat - melt Hershey's Kisses onto pretzels and add a springy colored M&M on top.
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Paper flower wreath I'd love to hang all year long!
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DIY string eggs. Too cool!
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Birds nest cookies - I spy Cadbury Easter eggs!
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Happy Easter - almost!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The One with Tuesday Randomness

Some thoughts and reflections on a Tuesday! Prepare for total randomness!

I had a routine ultrasound this afternoon and the doctor was able to point out her little lady parts so I'm like 99.9% sure it's a girl. Couldn't be happier :) 
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I'm still saving clothing receipts, but not because I'm doubting her gender anymore, but because maybe things won't fit or I'll change my mind. 

We saw The Hunger Games last Friday night!
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I was most definitely entertained the entire time and give it an 8 out of 10. This is a rare instance where the movie is pretty much just as good as the book, IMHO. And better yet, we hired a new babysitter who lives three doors down, loves all our pets and can handle them, and charges a couple bucks less an hour than our usual sitters. Win all around! Granted Fox was asleep the entire time she was here, but she's a great girl and I'm excited to hire her as much as we can the remainder of the time we live here!

I'm trying to de-stress my life as much as possible. So as sad and heart-breaking as it is, I've decided to find homes for our caged animals. On Friday we're taking Alice the zebra finch to live out the remainder of her days at my aunt/uncle/cousin's house. 
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She's at least 7 years old and their life expectancy is only 5 or 6 years. She's living it up as a bachelorette!
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I'm going to miss Alice and Chandler and Li'l Chinchilla something fierce, we've had so many great years together. But with Chris gone all day every day and me working full time and taking care of Fox and a new baby on the way, they just aren't getting the attention and love they deserve. I hope I can find nice and loving homes for them soon. Maybe I can do this to Chandler before he goes in honor of Easter:
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J/K.

Back in January at CHA Amy and I went in together on some beautiful fabric and lace tapes. They arrived a couple weeks ago and I've already used them tons. Aren't they pretty? :)
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I want to do this to my keyboard with all the washi tapes I'm acquiring:
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Some day when baby Jane has her own room, it's going to be completely designed around this pillow from The Pink Palace.
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I LOVE the colors and the textures and the designs. Swoon!

Randomness over!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The One with TOMS

My dad's name is Tom and Chris's dad's name is Tom (Fox has two Grandpa Toms!) so I bet they're thinking this post is about them... Buuuuut, I'm actually going to talk about TOMS shoes :)
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TOMS have been around for a long time, but I'm always a little late to jump on fashion trends. Now that I've owned a pair of TOMS for almost 6 months (and worn them pretty much 6 months straight - and they still look and feel good as new!) I've become familiar with and notice them EVERYWHERE. Who doesn't own a pair of TOMS is more like it! They come in so many colors, patterns, textures, designs, styles, for men, for women, for youth, even for babies! Chances are if you see 100 people wearing TOMS, they won't have the same pair as you on their feet. In fact, I don't even see the pair I own on their website (green corduroy), that's how many they have and I guess they "retire" some. Here are just a few of the TOMS I'd like to grace my wardrobe: 
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And Jane will take one of each color of the glitter TOMS please, thank you!
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Even Fox donned a pair of TOMS for a few months until his feet outgrew them. I loved them!
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If I could only wear one kind of shoe for the rest of my life, it would be TOMS. They're so(OOO!) comfortable, especially with my growing and swelling preggo feet!
PS - I wasn't paid or endorsed or anything for this post, I just really like these shoes :)