Hey there! Excuse me while I write another one of my random posts. I was laying in bed at 5:30 this morning when Delilah woke me up and I was thinking how I wanted to write a more personal post today. I feel like I have been so busy lately I have just written a recipe or tutorial post and slapped it up on the blog without adding any of my own personality to it! I swear I am human over here – behind the pretty pictures are piles of laundry that need to be folded, two boys running around with just their undies on and a car full of sand from our trips to the beach.
So here are 5 things you probably don’t know about me:
1. I hate giving my boys baths. I just hate the whole process of them splashing and getting my clothes wet, getting them to stand still or balance while I wash them and then drying them off …. it looks like a wet dog ran in and shook all over our bathroom when they are done. I count on my husband Mike to do this job and he does about 50% of the time (or more). So far I haven’t minded giving Delilah her baths and maybe it is because she isn’t as crazy or because she is my littlest and I know when she is too big to bathe I won’t have another.
2. My three year old, Mason, is going to be the death of me. I might just need to break down and buy a parenting book preferably with a title that says something along the lines of ‘how to deal with a terrible no good almost four year old.’ I had to run errands and pay bills on Friday. At the bank he proceeded to throw himself on the floor and have a tantrum because he wanted doyyars (that is dollars for anyone who doesn’t speak kid). Then all of a sudden I feel semi-schizophrenic as I am smiling at the bank teller and speaking to her in my ‘nice’ voice, turning and talking to Mason in my ‘get your ass off the floor’ voice. I’m sure an onlooker would have been giggling at the performance. I told him to get his little butt off the floor and that he was not getting any money – he responded to me with ‘no butt’. How do I compete? I can’t compete with that INSIDE the bank on a Friday morning. By the end of the trip I could have cried. He is going to be four next month and I thought we would be out of this phase by now but apparently not.
3. We only own one car. When I was pregnant with Wyatt, my oldest, Mike and I decided to trade in both of our not-so-nice cars for a nicer one. We bought a brand new Nissan Frontier. At the time Mike had his patrol car that he could drive in our county and a motorcycle so it wasn’t that big of a deal. Long story short after we had Mason we sold the motorcycle and right before we had Delilah we got rid of our truck for an older jeep with half the monthly payments. The jeep is okay – I say that only because it fits three car seats better than the truck would have and it is cheaper. Buying the jeep was one of the sacrifices we made for me to be able to afford quitting my day job.
4. My favorite candies are fruity and/or sour kinds like Skittles, Sweet Tarts, Shock Tarts and War Heads. I would pick those over chocolate any day of the week!
5.The part of my body that I am most self conscious about are my stretch marks. I am trying to come to terms with them and even bought a two piece this summer (after lots of annoying remarks from my mom about how I look like an old lady in a one piece).
The next random thing I wanted to tell you is that The 2nd Annual Dollar Days Sale is happening in my shop right now. It technically ends tonight, but I am keeping it up through tomorrow morning so go and get your shop on. Super cute headbands are marked down as low as $2 my friends! This sale is my way of saying thank you to all of my sweet customers and friends.
On that note I am headed to the beach with my three munchkins in tow. Delilah has become quite the beach babe!.
Enjoy your Sunday,