Friday, February 21, 2014

five on friday

Linking up today...

Don't be fooled by all of the pictures that I take with Trace... This is the reality of taking pictures with a baby. He loves to play with and pull on my hair with his tiny wet fingers, which ensues a knee-jerk response of my hands to fly through the air and peel my hair, strand by strand, from his tight grip before my hair ends up in his mouth. It hurts like a mother and unfortunitely he gets great satisfaction out of this, as you can see below... His concentration level is admirable, I suppose......

A few weekends ago we decided to grab our Mexican Train game and beverage of choice and head on over to our neighbors house for a casual night of fun. Once well into our night, Bryan dropped his popcorn all over their kitchen floor and proceeded to fall out of his chair. Needless to say, he had the "24 flu" the next day! It was awesome.

During one of my massively bored days at home I drank 2 cups of coffee, ate a large plate of power greens and decided to put my insane amount of energy into lining my pantry shelves and reorganizing everything. I bought 9 baskets at $10.00/each... Which means I spent nearly $100.00 on freaking baskets for inside my pantry. Although they look nice I'm pretty positive I could have gone to h&m and walked out with a good amount of clothes for that price. Eh, whatever. I'm super geeked about my pantry and show it off to just about everyone who comes into my house!

Ladies, if you have a newborn or are pregnant -- do yourself and your child a favor and buy them a 2 pack of the Aden + Anais security blankets. They are so soft, they are breathable and they come in cute colors. These security blankets are perfect for playing peekaboo, for calming crying fits and for assisting in putting your child down for naps/bed. They are also great for car rides and general comfort. We keep one upstairs in Trace's room and one downstairs in our family room, so that where ever we are, Trace has access to one. His new favorite thing is to eat it, as you can see in the picture... I plan to buy 2 more - 1 for the car and 1 extra, incase we lose one or one is in the wash, etc.

Trace now has his very own large personalized rolling duffle from Personal Creations and I'm totally in love with it! It's huge and there are so many zippered pockets. Very patriotic, right? Love!

21 comments:

  1. I love how politely you describe your booze filled evening. Maybe I should take some tips from you and not describe mine as drunk, hungover, shots shots shots, etc.

    And friend- your pantry is very impressive. I don't think I took a good look at your house.

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  2. Hahaha I love that picture of Bryan- we like to call it wine flu or napa valley fever in our house ;) Your pantry looks awesome! I need to do something similar to ours. You are right on with that pic of Trace- Miller has pulled out more of my hair than I ever knew possible.

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  3. Spending money on home fixes like your pantry organization is such a bore but it always pays off! Just think, in 90 days, three months, you would probably look back on that timeframe and gladly have given a dollar each day for the satisfaction you got each day in opening an organized pantry! (I can justify anything, ask Ian) ;)

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  4. Your pantry looks amazing. Once upon a time, mine looked like that...for a very short period of time.

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  5. Loving this post! Your pantry looks awesome and I love the pictures of Trace :) xo

    LIFE AS A WIFE

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  6. That picture of Bryan falling out of his chair is pretty awesome! Happy Friday lady!

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  7. Oh you are talking my language with that pantry! Where did you get the baskets? I need to work on this ASAP as well as the bathroom/linen closet. Oh and that pic of Bryan is hilarious!!!

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  8. It's not even funny how jealous I am of your pantry. I think it was $100 well spent!

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  9. I went all crazy after too much coffee and did that to my pantry too once.. But it did feel good..

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  10. I am pretty sure that half of the hair I've lost postpartum is due to sticky baby fingers, lol!

    Your pantry is awesome. It may not have felt like a fun investment at the time, but my gosh will it pay off! Yours is now my inspiration:)

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  11. OMG, I totally know about the hair thing. You literally have to unpeel their fingers so you don't lose 20 strands of hair!

    When I organized our linen closet, I did the same thing...I wanted to show everybody the organized space! So so nice.

    LOL, love the picture of Bryan. Too funny.

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  12. Wish our pantry wasn't so deep so things wouldn't get lost.

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  13. every mom I know by anything aden + anais. although my pink blanket i've had since birth, ISN'T an aden + anais brand, I still sleep with mine to this day. betcha didn't know that! (or did you?)

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  14. HI Kate! Just came across your blog and happy I did. (Your son is ADORABLE!)
    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself as your newest follower.
    Hope you'll stop over to my blog and follow along with me and my little family in south Florida..

    Have a nice weekend!
    -Christina
    The McGuire Family

    MarkChristinaMcGuire.blogspot.com

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  15. HI Kate! Just came across your blog and happy I did. (Your son is ADORABLE!)
    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself as your newest follower.
    Hope you'll stop over to my blog and follow along with me and my little family in south Florida..

    Have a nice weekend!
    -Christina
    The McGuire Family

    MarkChristinaMcGuire.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE the Aden+Anais blankets! They're the best for long rides in the car seat.

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  17. Your Pantry looks amazing! Good job! And, as always, beautiful pics of your family :)

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  18. I hate spending money on stuff like that but then it's ALWAYS worth it when it helps clean up and organize a space!!
    Your family is perfect!! So cute!

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