Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
- December 22: took an extremely loooooong night shift with Violet so Marc could sleep.
- December 23: Donated a $1 to St. Jude's at checkout
- December 24: Sent a picture of Violet to Marc while he was at work waiting to get out
- December 25: Drove home from my parents even though I was exhausted, I knew Marc was too.
- December 26: Held the door open for a lady at the craft store
- December 27: Left coins in Red Cross collection jar
- December 28: Let someone go in line ahead of me nice they had fewer items than I did
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A new year always brings resolutions, promises and new goals. I don't know that I have ever kept a resolution. Maybe it is will power or maybe it is because they aren't specific enough.
I want to be a good mama, this is so important to me. Violet is already active and learning so much everyday. I want to make sure that I do fun things with her and not to do the same routine over and over. I will admit, I have a tendency to be lazy. I am not the best at keeping motivated and getting up off the couch and doing things. I want to keep Violet active and engaged in new things.
I have complied a list of 24 projects, activities and fun things I would like to do with and for Violet in 2013. I am calling this my Active Mama Series 2013. My goal is to complete two of these activities each month at the very least. If I do more in one month, great, if I do less than that means more the next month. I plan to post my Active Mama updates during the first and third weeks of the month. My first update will be on Wednesday January 23, mark your calendars!
Projects for Mama:
- Tutu jeans
- Hairbow holder for Violet's room
- Start a Project Life book for her first year
- Make a silhouette portrait
- Squish Bags
- Ribbon Wands & Dance Party
- Edible Finger Painting
- Water Play
- Sticky Situation Play
- Plastic Egg Maracas
- Play in the snow (this is huge for me, I hate being outside in winter)
- Trace Violet's hand on her 1st birthday and do this every year
- Read Violet 100 different books in 2013, keep a list
- Go to a Bring Your Baby matinee movie
- Bring Violet to Babies & Books at least 12 times
- Mirror photo shoot
- Make an indoor ball pit
- Pipe cleaner activity
- Pom poms and Tupperware
- Clothespins on clothes
- Make a drum out of a container
- Egg carton with plastic eggs
- Rolling picture cans
- Ball tube
What do you think? Have you done any of these activities? Any suggestions?
Monday, December 24, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
I just counted up my comments for Cans for Comments and I had 30 comments. Yay! I plan on donating this weekend.
We will not be hosting a Raising Imperfection party this week due to Christmas but we will be back on the 30th.
Now for my features...
First up from Sara at Rockin Oily Momma and her Checking for Pregnancy post. Go click the link, I know the puppy picture has you curious.
Do you love glitter? I know that I do so I can't resist featuring these adorable glitter color block flats from Brie at Breezy Pink Daisies.
I love these glitter ball ornaments from Natalie at Northshore Days! I am going to make some of these for next year, so cute!
The most clicked link of the week is from Javeriya at Believe & Inspire and her cute hair fascinator.
December 17: Donated to Sandy Hook through the CT PTA.
December 18: Left 4 quarters on vending machines at Toys R Us
December 19: Made an In Memory donation to Give Kids the World Village in honor of a friend I knew through the Disney message boards who passed away this week.
December 20: Brought home Marc a surprise Starbucks gift card from my trip to Target.
December 21: I am planning on getting my canned goods bought and donated today from cans for comments.
I also just wanted to say that when I say I donated to somewhere, it isn't a lot. I have donated $1 - $5. We have a very tight budget but I feel like it is important to help others even if it is a few dollars. By no means am I MissMoneybags flinging $100s of dollars at charities. I am saying this because even if you can only spare a $1 it does help!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
All of my Christmas presents are made, bought, finished AND wrapped. Yes, I might be bragging a bit.
I am super happy with how Violet's gift from Santa turned out. I started with a $7 baby doll cradle from the unfinished wood store. I painted it grey to match her room and bought a truly hideous baby that I returned after my friend helped me find the cute, snuggly baby Belle. Then Belle looked lonely, so we added Cinderella who is cuddly and lights up. Violet is very into light up toys at bedtime. I made a pad for the bottom, a pillow and a blanket without throwing anything on the floor. Santa doesn't wrap presents at our house, he leaves one big gift and fills your stocking and then the rest are from mom and dad. I am so happy that I was able to do something semi-homemade for her first Christmas.
I love this silly Christmas card from my lawyer's office. Don't worry I am not a law breaker.
I love this picture of V and myself. I look at it and feel love, me and my sweet girl.
And on a completely ridiculous note...can we talk about Sex and the City for a moment? First, I love this show. I have to watch it in order so I have lost count how many times I have cycled through. In case you are wondering I do watch both movies when I am done with the series, have too before I can start season one again. ANYWAYS, my point of this is that is there a more detestable character than Aleksander Petrovsky? I want to punch him in the face. Side note, he is a ballet dancer in real life. Another side note I noticed yesterday that two people in Grey's Anatomy were in the same episode of Sex and the City and they dated on Grey's too. Fun, huh? No, I am not telling you who. You have to guess. I will give you a hint....main female character who has been on the show from the start and a guy she dated briefly. 1....2...3....GUESS.
I realize how pathetic that previous paragraph makes me sound so let me give you one more fun fact. The Allstate Mayhem guy was also in an episode.
One last fun fact before I try to get some sleep....I have never had a cosmopolitan and I don't own any high heels.
With that I bid you farewell until tomorrow with the features from Raising Imperfection.