Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekending

No pictures to share, move along if you aren't reading.


> A last minute decision on Friday night, the Husband decided that we should just go with the pro to the do the room.  It would take us far too long on our own and we could handle some of the areas that were driving the cost up, like the two walk in closets.   So freedom from painting, yay, but still stuck with this horrible depressing bedroom, boo.

>Ashlynn's battling a cold.  She came home from school on Thursday with a bit of a runny nose, but not bad.  I was actually surprised it took her to the third week to catch something.  By Friday she was blowing nose and barely napped.  On Saturday she was full out stuffy head and starting to cough.  I broke out my essentials oils and so far everyone else seems to be spared and she seems to be turning a corner, blowing her nose like a beast.  One skill I'm so happy she picked up.  She really hasn't masted blowing out candles, bubbles, or bubbles in water - she uses her teeth, but I guess blowing your nose is a more appreciated skill at two.

> I went the Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta on Saturday to finally get my eyebrows done.  I don't consider myself an over-plucker, but I've been trying to grow them in a tad more mainly because they are so light.  Eyebrow shadow is one of my musts they or else they just don't stand out.  So I hid the tweezers for well over a month, something I don't think I ever did, and had them cleaned up with a new shape for me to try to follow while they continue to grow a bit a fuller.

> After the girls woke from their naps, we headed to Babies R Us to use a credit on some more pacis for K because we are down to two and while she's not super dependent on them, I always like having one on me just in case and another in the crib.  We also grabbed another potty seat for the downstairs bathroom since I'm really getting sick of cleaning the tiny one.  So now we have a seat on both floors and I don't need to buy stock in clorox wipes.  After that I (literally) ran into JCPenney to pick up the Rapunzel costume I ordered for Ashlynn incase she decides to not be Elsa for Halloween.  It was marked down to $19.99 and with their headband braid, which I think she'll be more likely to wear than a giant wig, it was just under $30 getting it shipped to the store for pickup (plus 3% in ebates).

> Sunday was spent at home, drawing with markers, watching football, practicing walking, and of course family walks both nights to enjoy the warm fall weather.

> We also worked on the list of home renos we are ready to undertake, on top of the bedroom.  So much needs to be done to the house, but of course without winning the lottery - or sending me back to work, we can't do it all right away.  We did some major repairs when we moved in and some minor things here and there since... if you consider appliances like dishwashers and ranges minor, but still.  It's time to either tackle the master bathroom or kitchen (or mudroom, or yard), and most likely the bathroom will win for fear of mold.  I just hope whatever we choose it's done by Christmas, it always seems reno jobs get so drawn out.


And with that, it's Monday.  Cruddy Monday, but the forecast is gorgeous.  I think we have a Wegman's run and baking some pumpkin muffins on the agenda, and hopefully an afternoon trip to the playground if everyone is looking healthy.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Amanda {Tickled Pink}September 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    One of my too anxieties Bout sending Liky to school-germs!!!! What oils do you go with at the first sign to keep everyone else healthy? Time and money! The two things for home renos. Always such a buster!

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  2. Curious if you think the oils really work. I am debating on buying some. Poor baby girl has her first bought of whatever gunk is going around and has to have neb treatments, and lots of other not fun meds. Plus bigger girl will NOT sleep like every. 2.5 years and never has ever slept through the night!!!!

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  3. I figured we'll be adding many princess dresses over the next few years, why not add another now (only have the two frozen).If she changes her mind and wants to be cat or something, no harm no foul.

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  4. I drank the juice. I've never been big on taking medicine, usually only tylenol when I have a terrible headache that I can't deal with. So far I really like them, but wouldn't call them the cure all/end all. Even my husband, who calls it my voodoo magic, agrees they work when I gave him a few different ones to treat things (allergies, foot pain, back pain)

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  5. Part of me doesn't care, as long as it's just a cold. I can deal with a few sniffles and I know ultimately it'll make her build up immunity and be healthier when she's in grade school, but def not looking fwd to the germs that knock her out with a real sickness. I use doTERRA On Guard for immunity support and preventive care. Been spraying the beds/sheets with a mixture and rubbing the oil on all our feet. I ordered a diffuser, but am still waiting on it. If I had it I'd probably be running it non-stop!

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  6. Ellie got sick this week too! But seems to be on the mend - hoping she learns to blow her nose soon!

    Can't wait to see what changes your making on the house! I feel ya, our have a slow process and are on major budget since I'm not currently working.

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  7. I think A finally got the hang of it over the summer, good luck trying to teach Ellie haha. I'd be happy with any progress at this point. I feel like we've been stalled since we did Kenley's room.

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  8. Oh thanks! It's a new goal of mine and I didn't even know it! Lol

    We made some oatmeal zucchini muffins this afternoon but I need to make something with all the apples I got from our neighbors tree!

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  9. WHat kind of eyebrow shadow do you use? I'm in the market for a recommended brand.

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  10. I'm so impressed she knows how to blow her nose! That is one skill I WISH Mason knew but sadly I don't see it happening anytime soon :(

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  11. I use Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (in med ash/med brown) I use a cheaper eco tools angled brush that I absolutely love.

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  12. I hope Ashlynn is feeling better! Liam is battling a cold, too. Our list of home renovation projects just keeps getting longer and there isn't any time to do them!

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