Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday in the Park

 Yesterday after church, we took the kids to a local park.  There are a ton of parks around here, and I love this one because it is almost always deserted and it has some great scenery for photos.  Here's a few I took yesterday.

I sure do love these people.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday, Sunday

  • We're here in our new place and getting settled.  Moving is always an adjustment.
  • It was a much smoother adjustment until the internet guy disconnected our free cable.  We haven't had cable in 4 years {and will probably never have it again}, so we felt pretty cool for those first few days.
  • Did I tell you that Starbucks is a 5-minute walk from my front door?  Well, it is.  Awe.  Some.
  • We attended our new ward today.  I had been in Sunday School for about 4.6 seconds and I missed Primary.
  • The ward is great, though.  The Sunbean loved nursery and met some new friends.  About 5 million people introduced themselves and everyone was very welcoming.
  • I'm so thankful to be here with my husband.  Our house hasn't sold yet {it's only been on the market for a few days, so no worries just yet}, but we made the decision to move as a family.  We'll have double the expenses until it sells, but I'm so glad we're all here together.
  • We are in the land of the Buckeyes now, and I'm absolutely amazed at how 'stylish' Buckeye apparel is in these parts.  That trend will have to grow on me.
  • We are just a half hour from some dear friends of ours, and spent Friday night with them.  It was so nice to sit and have pizza and milkshakes with some familiar faces.  I've been homesick, so it was great to just relax and be myself with people who love me.
  • We now live in, apparently, a ritzy little place.  You know, the kind where they don't use store logos.  It took us forever to find Lowe's and Home Depot because they are disguised in this large brick buildings with itty-bitty signs.  For the love, people, the new citizens of this town have a hard time finding Wal-Mart when it looks classy.
  • Life is good.  Quite different, but good.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PSA Giveaway Winner

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this.  I just barely dug myself out from under moving boxes.

Yay for Maya!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

What I {Want to} Wear Friday

Remember how my insurance company is paying me to lose the baby weight?  Well, I visited my doctor this week and I should be getting my check next week.  Awe.  Some.

So I was strolling through Target the other day {thank you, iPhone, for entertaining the preschooler} and saw a few things that caught my eye.

Ultrasoft Boyfriend Cardigan in Oatmeal Heather

Long Trench Coat in Black/Grey Plaid

Denim Skinny

Ramone Tunic Top

Suffice it to say that I'm stalking the mailman until I have this cash in my hands!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One Thing I'll Miss

There's lots about this town I'll miss.

We have so many great friends in our life here, and so many family members close by.

But here's one thing I'll miss:  fun nights out with fun friends.
 This particular friend happens to be a photographic genius.  He snapped these with a Polaroid camera.  He's the only person I know that actually has one of those.
This is my new favorite ever.  Their crazy boys, and my sweet Sunbean, just enjoying a summer night.

We finished the evening by staying up way too late and laughing way too hard at things that are barely funny.  The best kind of friends to have.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Giveaway: PSA Essentials

I few months back, I was contacted by Libby at PSA Essentials.  She asked if I'd be willing to try out a custom stamp and review it on the ol' blog.  So about a week later, I got a fun little package in the mail, full of goodies:

Basically, it's a self-inking custom stamp.  You know, like those return address stamp things.  Except this one is modern and fun.  They have tons of different designs to choose from.

But wait.  Not only is it a cool custom stamp, it peels off (like a sticker), and you can replace it with a bunch of other stickers they offer.

Here are a few things I whipped up with the goodies she sent:

My custom stamp was my blog title and address, which was perfect for me.  Awhile back, my blog contained personal identifying information (first and last names, location, etc.).  I decided to switch to a new blog, void of all that info, to keep the bogeyman away.  Well, people are always asking me what my blog address is, and my mom is always directing people to the blog.  So I made some of these little cards and stuck them in my wallet.  Kinda like a blog business card.

 Do you have kiddos back in school?  A spoiled husband?  I thought this was a cute way to package up lunch.  Just a mid-day pick-me-up.

Or is your offspring way too cool for that kind of lunch bag?  Just stick something like this inside the lunch box.  That way you aren't the embarrassing mom.

 Then I made a few of these little cards, for sticking in random places.  The bathroom mirror, in a schoolbook, in the backpack or briefcase...just another little way to spread some love.

I give the PSA stamps two big thumbs up.  The stamps were easy to change, and it was totally fun to have so many options.  These would make adorable envelopes for Christmas cards, too.

You likey?  Well, one lucky reader gets a custom stamp all their own!

You can enter the giveaway twice:
1. Become a follower of the PSA Stamp Camp blog, and leave a comment mentioning it.
2. Like 'em on Facebook, and leave another comment mentioning that.

The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 7th.