I've been out of commission due to the holiday hustle and bustle. I will however have updates to post soon! I'll put up the latest belly picture, a before and after fence reconstruction, nursery updates, any maybe some more. I need to charge the camera and get going.
Oh and I received a lovely label maker for Christmas. I've been on a rampage labeling everything. I had no idea how much I would want/use one of these things until I got it. This has come in REALLY handy since I've been trying to organize Marisabelle's room. I bought a bunch of these glass jars at Ikea to help sort things, but to also keep things neat and aesthetically pleasing. (Ask me again after 3 months of no sleep to see if I care about aesthetics.) But seriously, I'm going to finish up in her room today and then I'll move on to organizing the beast of all beasts: our home office/spare bedroom. Since I do like to do crafts, I have quite a bit of stuff here and there. A lot of it is in those plastic sorting bins. I love 'em and I know where I keep my stuff, but sometimes when someone comes over and wants to make a card, they can't find things. This is especially difficult for my husband when he gets a whim to hand craft a simple card. He never knows where I keep things, so he gets deterred from any crafting. That makes me sad because he can be quite creative when he wants to be. I digress...I absolutely love my label maker!
We bought my MIL a Cricut for Christmas. I think she really liked it and can't wait to use it. Unfortunately, be booked it out of Kansas too early to play with it. Heck, we didn't even take it out of the packaging. It came with the basic George cartridge and overlay, but I knew she'd need at least one more. I found the Alphalicious on ebay for a lot better price than I'd EVER seen it in stores. Well, 'lo and behold, Michael's has their Cricut cartridges on sale for $49.99. If it isn't in stock, they will issue a raincheck to honor that price and the raincheck never expires! We are headed back there today to get rainchecks for the rest of the ones they do not have in stock. They are regularly priced at $89.99, so this is a really great deal!
Glider and Ottoman
And lastly, we finally purchased the glider/ottoman combo for the nursery. I didn't want a fancy schmancy super deluxe chair. I just needed something that was easy to clean, went with the rest of the furniture pieces, and was durable during the feedings. It is very difficult to find them in the ebony color, but Target.com carried it, so we went ahead an ordered it. I'm a bit ticked off that I had to pay shipping on it and that I didn't take advantage of the 15% off they were offering. I did find a 10% off coupon code, so that eased the burden enough to cover the taxes on it, but oh well. Still pissed about the shipping. And I swear, if they offer free shipping in the next week, that'll just be another reason for Target to go on my sh*tlist. Don't even get me started on their return policy! sheesh!