Stilettos and Diapers: December 2009


Hello...Is my body there? {Best of 2009-Repost}

Original post February 16, 2009
You read that right. Not anybody, my body. Yeah, my body that used to respond to deprivation of all things tasty and ridiculous exercise. No more, I tell you! How can I be running absurd distances, eating pretty darn healthy (valentines exception), constantly be chasing after a very fast crawler, but still not be improving?
I'm at my pre-pregnancy weight, and my clothes fit, so I guess I shouldn't complain, but there is no way I am wearing a bathing suit this year. I've thought, maybe if I get tan enough, it will be better. I ran the idea past my mom to pierce my belly button just as a distraction...I could see her keel over through the phone. Haha. That's my Mom.
I don't want to tell God how to do His job or anything, but seriously, this area could have used some improving. There should be some intense post-baby tightening hormones that work much like a face lift, just further south.
I had a feeling this would happen, and that's why while my Dr. was doing the c-section to deliver my massive child, I was begging him to do a little nip/tuck.
It makes perfect sense.
Shoot, I might have even snuck him a few $20s on his way out. Now I find myself judging the plastic California women a little bit less. I have always liked watching Dr. 90210.
Maybe I should pay him a little visit. Hmmm.
I guess that's something my husband would find out about, huh?
All the men are probably so grossed out right now. Wait, do men read this? At least you moms are agreeing with me...well, I think you are.
Crap, am I the only one in this boat?
Oh, and you poor girls that dream of being mommies; you might be doing some serious reconsideration. So sorry! Oh, well. I know my body will never be perfect, but I do know one thing is for sure . When I lay down with Cooper to put him to bed, I love how he throws his little arm around my neck and squishes his face against mine. While I am waiting for him to fall asleep, I know that I would do anything, give up anything, change anything to be right there.
To be his mom.


The best of 2009 begins.

I know I have been ignoring my poor boo blog. I'm having fun with the in-laws in NY, doing lots of eating and watching out the window for the snow that's coming today! I decided that since my blogiversary is coming up, this week, I should do a little reposting of my very first blogs.
Here ya go!

In my quest to run this half marathon, the "workout music" play list in my ipod is on overload . It is interesting the music that people run to...stuff they generally wouldn't listen to, I think. I suppose everyone needs the upbeat, motivational kind of music. I particularly like the ghetto rap that makes me feel like my feet are in a fight with the pavement. The downfall is that it throws my whole pace off because I start running with the beat, stomping ever so hard with every step. My arms have to get involved too, of course. You are supposed to move them while running, right? Well, probably not as dramatically as I do. I think my run looks more like a dance. A really bad dance. It's a good thing I haven't actually seen it, because I might quit.
One song that I have really enjoyed lately caught my attention the other day. You see, with any song I have the tendency to make up my own words and really, really think they're right. Unfortunately, I can't understand half the things that are said in my running ghetto music. Probably better. When I actually understood some words, I was surprised. "Car and a crib she 'bout to pay 'em both off, and her bills are paid on time...that's why I love her." Wait a minute...I have good credit and I am not late on my bills. That's seriously the requirement for love? I could have had a filthy rich rapper that wrote a hit about his love of my money management?
Oh well, guess I missed that one. Hope my discovery helps some of you single ladies, though!


Santa came early to our house!

Dear Santa is so sweet. He left his his busy little elf's in the North Pole and came to our house last Saturday.
(Don't worry, I won't tell your kids.)
He knew we couldn't fit all Cooper's presents in the suitcase to get home from the Big Apple. I must say, Dear Santa went a little overboard this year. He must have been very excited that Cooper could open the gifts himself.

Hmmm, what's in here?

He wanted everything out of the package before opening the next gift!
Diego backpack for the plane ride. Doesn't he look ready for school? *Tear*

Oh, Santa. What were you thinking? Just because they're electric doesn't mean you can't hear the BEATING.
But I'll listen to the noise for that smile!

Now Santa, I just want a white NY Christmas! Make it happen!

New review blog!

I just started a new review blog. It looks just the same as this one, but for reviews, not my endless chatter. I was just told this morning that I wasn't supposed to do a review I did because of the advertising on my blog. So sorry!
So go follow me there to keep up on reviews and giveaways that I do!


Fashion Friday - Biggest accessory of all.

Since becoming a mom, I have quickly realized that carrying around a child covers up at least 1/3 of your outfit. This just makes your baby a huge accessory. I usually dress Coop up to coordinate with me when we go out for something important. This is what he will be wearing to Christmas Eve church, to go along with my red and black outfit. I just dressed him up for this photo shoot and then immediatly stripped him down.

He had enough, and started walking away!

Outfit Deets:
Plaid Shirt - Children's Place
Vest - Children's Place
Black Cords - Old Navy
Children's Place is like my FAV store for kids. They are affordable, have great sales, and have super cute clothes. Sign up for their mailing list and you will get coupons in the mail, too!

Fashion Friday is brought to you by the fab, Summer.
Le Musings of Moi


Getting in the way

Life is getting in the way of my blogging.
Changing diapers
Christmas shopping
Getting ready for a Christmas party here on Saturday
Watching my reality shows (Well, maybe this shouldn't count)
Playing in the rain with my little man
Grocery shopping
Organizing the garage so I can find the jogger and run.
Sitting by the new fireplace with the hubs and just talking about our day.
Kisses and hugs and snuggles from an almost 20 month old that adores me no matter how much I get upset at him for pulling ornaments off the tree.
These are the things filling my days and nights right now. And I think that's how it is supposed to be.


Fashion Friday - Christmas Party Wear

This Fashion Friday is brought to you right from my closet...literally. Why haven't I thought of this before? Get dressed, snap some pics, and leave. Oh, maybe it was the fact that I couldn't fit my pinkie in my closet before. Just ignore the mess in the background. Soon it will be all pretty and organized, and I just might keep taking pics here! I just have to unpack the rest of the boxes...

This is what I wore for the Mom's Club Christmas Party this week. I had to get all fancied up because I'm on the party planning committee. Sounds important, huh? Not really. It just means that I cooked and made crafty little snow globes until my fingers fell off.

Anyway, I was getting ready and I slipped my shoes on forgetting to take off my snuggly knee high Christmas socks. I looked in the mirror and loved what I saw. I asked the hubs if they could fly. (He usually doesn't like my outfits, so I was prepared for the worst) He said I kindof looked like the legs from the Muppets, but it was festive and he liked it. SERIOUS?! Awwww yeah!

I headed out to the party and quickly realized I was overdressed, and that everyone was glancing down at my feet. One mom said "you look so fashionable!" I think that is code for "you are dressed really funky". There were several moms there that I hadn't met before. One asked me if I was just there to help with crafts. When I told her "no, I'm a mom", she asked if I was a teenager. Mmm, thanks? It's so obvious I don't fit in with the "normal moms" in my mom's club.
Whatevs, I didn't even care. I loved my sparkly, festive, muppetish outfit and I love being a mom.
Moral of the story? Dress to make yourself happy, be comfortable in your skin, and just be you.

Outfit Deets:
Black shiny cropped pants - Old Navy
Red cardigan - Gap Outlet
Skinny black belt - Target
Sequin tank - AJ Wright (bought this like 4 years ago, and found it with the tags still on behind the drawer of my dresser!)
Black booties - Charlotte Russe
Muppet Christmas socks - Walmart day after Christmas last year.
Accessories - NONE! I can't find them. They are in a box somewhere!

On another note, Cooper did get to sit on Santa's lap and get a present at the party. He immediately started screaming when I sat him down, and continued while I took a picture. I think that will be the last of the Santa visits for this year. Poor thing.

Fashion Friday is brought to you by Summer!

Le Musings of Moi


The move (preview)

I'm a busy little bee this weekend! The move is going, and going, but we will finish it up tomorrow! Woot, woot! Just wanted to tell you I haven't forgotten about you and I will be back to read all your wonderful blogs sometime next week!!
In the meantime, here is a little sneak peek of my new place to call home.

{Just a little cheesin with champagne in my cleaning getup}
{The kitchen, which took me forevas to clean!} There's more to come! In the meantime, anyone who wants to come help me decorate is more than welcome!


Cheers to 4 years!

Today is our 4th anniversary, and also our move into the new house day! This afternoon, we will be going to the house with a whole ton of cleaning supplies, to scrub the place down to my liking.

(I'm not sitting on any toilet seat that I haven't personally cloroxed...cause I'm weird like that)

The plan is to put Cooper to sleep in his pack and play and we will eat Chinese take out, pop champagne, and CLEAN! Sounds uber romantic, huh?

The modern gift for the 4th anniversary is appliances. I am a lucky girl given my hubs career choice, so we got each other the Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer. I am super excited!

Photo Credit

So you want to see wedding pictures? Get comfy. Well, there actually aren't tons, because everything is packed and this is just what I can find.

Even my wedding day was all about the shoesMy sis putting on my something borrowed, her veil. My something old was the necklace I wore for the ceremony. Me and my sisters are the 9th generation to wear it at our weddings.
I was so excited to run out to the limo in the snow!Our reception was at a hotel that had an indoor courtyard that felt just like outside, minus the freezing and snow. It was all decorated beautifully for Christmas, but I can't find any pics of that!

Our first dance to Keith Urban's Memories of Us

We are both breakfast fanatics, so we decided to have a breakfast buffet reception. We had eggs, all sorts of breakfast meats, blintzes, fruits, pancakes, pastries, crepe and omelet stations, muffins, and breakfast potatoes. And maybe some more stuff that I can't remember. I want to eat it again. Right. Now. It was amazing and exactly what we wanted. It was the perfect blend of a southern, serve yourself wedding, and a northern, 5 course, fancy schmancy wedding.

In our 4 married years, we have lived in 3 states, made 2 cross country moves, and have 1 beautiful baby boy that makes life amazing. I am extremely blessed!

Happy Anniversary, Billy. I love you!


April Showers is having a Giveaway!!

I know I have already posted today, and this is my first time doing 2 in 1 day! When I saw April is giving away blog makeovers, (yes, that is plural) I had to repost! I am oh so in need of a makeover, and not just on my blog, but whatevs.
April Showers Blog Design is having a HUGE giveaway and celebrating her OPEN waiting list that starts January 1st! April not only does blogs - but also invitations, announcements, calendars, cards, business cards, custom illustrations, and so much more! Just by pasting this paragraph on my blog, I'm a winner!

No! Those are mommy's balls!

Some things are said that make people do a double take.

Sometimes, when your windows are open, your neighbors hear things you wish they didn't.

Things that make them wonder "what in the world is going on in that house?"

My only literal balls are some that were decoration for fall, mixed with my cute pumpkins. All of which look like nice throwing balls to an 19 month old.
Resulting in me screaming (with the windows open) "No! Those are Mommy's balls!"

Don'tcha love the one sock?

Link up your Wordful Wednesday at Angies!


Fancy Yancy Christmas Music!

I am a super sucker for Christmas music. Even though I haven't decorated yet, the music is a playin'. When a childhood friend (who happens to be an amazing singer/songwriter, AND have fabulous style) asked for blogs to review her new Christmas CD, I had both hands in the air! She has written for some big deal artists, so you know she is talented.

The songs are a mixture of traditional Christmas carols and contemporary favorites, but all performed in a very fun and modern way. Yancy penned two songs: “Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas” and “Christmastime”. Both are sure to become staples for many Christmas’s to come. The song "The Greatest Gift" is being played on radio across the U.S. My favorite is the Medley track. It is 4 of my favs all upbeat, and they get Cooper dancing around like a fool.

If you are looking for some good Christmas music, go get "Have a Fancy Yancy Christmas"!
You can get it any of these places:

Yancy's Website


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