Sunday, April 13, 2014

3 months!

This past Saturday, P hit the three month mark.  Has it really been three months already?!  Wow.  This little cutie is getting too big.  I feel like, since having Persephone, life has been on warp speed!  Weeks pass in the blink of an eye.  I wake up on Mondays like 'wow, is it really Monday again?  Already?!'.  I mean, it's going to be Easter this weekend!!

But before this moment speeds away too, let me give you a quick update on our little girl!  I feel like she has started to morph from newborn to baby this month, and it's been  She's giving us lots more smiles now!  
She loves to watch her brother bounce around the room.  I can't wait until she starts giggling :). She is also quite the little talker!  We had a whole 5 minute conversation the other day.  It was very reminiscent of Dory trying to speak whale, and I loved every second of it :)
Physically, she is growing out of control!  Like we are in 9 month clothes now.  9 month!! Her hair is getting longer, and those roots are pretty blonde.  Speaking of hair, I've started putting bows in it and I can't.handle.the.CUTENESS! 
 She can hold her head up for quite a long time when resting on her tummy.  But, she doesn't stay happy on her tummy for long.  She'd much rather be laying on her back, grinning at the ceiling fan.  Is it wrong that I'm a little jealous of an inanimate object?  The smiles she wastes on that fan, it's really not fair :). 
She's still sleeping with us at night, and napping in the swing or on the go during the day.  We are trying to work on more of a sleep routine now, since we've been having some issues at night.  The habit she's developed this month that I'm not a huge fan of?  Screaming for at least an hour before bed almost every night.  Talk about a rough way to end the day!  Everything that I've read says it's pretty common, and can be caused by the fact that she's not getting enough sleep during the day.  So, we are working on more scheduled naps.  Starting with trying to get her nursery into sleep ready mode!
Wait, you didn't know the nursery STILL wasn't finished?!  Yea.  It's been hovering at about 80% for the last month.  But since she's been sleeping with us, we weren't in a huge hurry.  This coming from the girl who almost had a panic attack at 7 months pregnant with Gage when the nursery wasn't complete.  Somebody has definitely mellowed out ;P  We've been busy putting some final touches on the nursery this weekend (like a mattress and bedding).  Can't wait to show you the final product!
She's become more of a fan of her car seat this month.  She loves to bat at the toys strung across the front of it.  Just yesterday I caught her trying to pull the lion into her mouth :). And she's been drooling and chewing on her fist a lot.  Wonder if teeth are on the way already?  Oh, speaking of her mouth, baby girl has become a spitter, just like her brother was!  There are burp cloths all over the house now, and I constantly smell like sour milk :). 
That's our Persephone!  She's amazing, adorable and I just wanna squishthosecheeksallday!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

She went to Sherwin!

Thats right kids, Sherwin Williams semi annual sale started today!  And guess who was bouncing around like a kid headed to Disney World this morning??  This loser awesome person :D

So once Dano got home, P woke up from her morning nap, and we got ready to go, we all piled into the car and set out on my FIRST EVER trip to Sherwin Williams!  I could barely control my excitement, or bladder.  Cut me some slack, I've had two kids.  All the mommas out there feel me on that one.  Anywho, we got about two blocks from home, and as Dan rounded a corner he said 'I think the car is about to die'.  What?!?!  But I'm going to Disney World Sherwin Williams!  And they are having a SALE! We had no choice but to limp home.  The alternator breathed it's last just as we pulled into the driveway /sadtrombone.

There is, however, a happy ending to this over-dramatized story!  So did I mention Sherwin Williams is only about 5 blocks from my house?!  Yea, anyone else smell the danger THAT presents?  And we have a second vehicle :). But since said vehicle is a mustang, I was going to be flying solo on this great paint adventure.  We unpacked the kids, I grabbed my purse, hopped in 'the race car' (Gage's adorable nickname for the 'stang) and resumed my quest!  As I write this I'm thinking 'wow, talk about priorities Robyn!  The car is dead but who cares? Give me paint!'.  However, my live in mechanic is currently fixing the alternator.  Love that man :)

Back to the paint!  So my local store is awesome.  As I walked in, Manny introduced himself and asked if I needed any help (hi Manny!).  I explained my projects, and the fact that the previous owner was a little over zealous with holes in the wall :). He recommended their Harmony paint, so I got a gallon of that mixed up.  It's zero VOC and odorless, plus it will help fill minor imperfections on the wall.  Then I told him I needed some rollers and some paint for the floor.  Unfortunately his store doesn't carry the specific paint I was looking for, so I'll have to hit a different SW this weekend (darn ;)).  BUT, he told me if I call earlier in the week, they can have things delivered from a different store, for me to pick up here!  Love it!  Manny patiently listened to all my questions, discussed options  and even offered to carry everything to the car for me, all while the store was pretty busy!  I will definitely be back :)

'But wait Robyn, did you say paint for the FLOOR?'  I knew I couldn't get anything past you ;)  That's right friendlies, we are going to paint the concrete subfloor!  I've done some research, and looked at tons of pics.  I'm pretty psyched about it!  Fingers crossed it happens this weekend, so I can tell you all about it next week!

So how did you celebrate paint week?  Anyone planning a trip to SW to take advantage of the sales?  Click here for a coupon to help you save even more!



Monday, April 7, 2014

National Paint Week

Hello friendlies!  How was your weekend?  Mine was too short, as always :)

So I'm just popping in today with a quick post, wishing you a happy National Painting Week!  That's right kids, my favorite DIY project has its own week in this great nation of ours :)  And why shouldn't it?  You can do soooooo much with paint!  With a couple hours, a gallon of paint and some foam rollers, you can completely transform a room in your home.  Or a piece of furniture.  Or your kitchen cabinets.  The possibilities are endless! 

Sherwin Williams is celebrating this week by highlighting a different color each day.  And then this weekend, they are having a awesome sale, discounting paint by 30-40%!  So its the perfect time to refresh your spaces.  I've actually never been in a Sherwin Williams, but I hear great things!  And you know I can't pass up a sale, so I will be all over that this weekend :)  Can't wait to share my loot and experiences with ya!

What have you been painting lately?  I have quite a few projects that come to mind :)  And a new-to-me idea that I'm looking forward to trying in our playroom!  So what are you waiting for?  Grab a paintbrush and celebrate!

* Sherwin Williams has no idea who I am.  I just wanted to share the upcoming sale with you guys, and hopefully inspire you to get painting!