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Saturday

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Saturday

Yesterday marked the 26th time I’ve tried to put a side braid in my hair.  OK, I may be exaggerating, but I tried and and tried & after twisting the last part of the rubber band around my hair, I sported that braid all day long. 

Roman was instantly in love with my “princess hair” and kept telling me how pretty I look.  Goodness, he’s just awesome ~ I should start lending him out for women who need a little boost!  He will kiss you, tell you how pretty you are, compliment your every move, tell you he missed you when you leave the room… I’m beyond blessed to have him in my life.  I could wake up with 5 new zits, run to his room to get him in the morning and he’d still say, “Mommy, you’re so pretty.”  I know he’s going to be the best husband when he grows up.  Anyway, my braid became Roman’s security handle for the day and he just loved tugging on it.  Not to leave Rocco out but he didn’t seem to care much about the braid – He gives compliments out when someone is dressed up!  They are both just sooo sweet (& yes, bad at times too).

I left the guys behind to grocery shop (aka. my weekend time that I run into TJ Maxx and complain about how long the grocery store line was)!  They were stocked!  One of the things people always say to me is, “How do you always find such awesome pieces and good buys at TJ Maxx and every time I go there, I don’t find anything!?!”  Well, here’s the key.  You need to ask the manager or someone who works there full time, when AND what time their shipments come each week.  Then, you need to go within a few hours of the shipment to get the very best things.  They are really good about stocking the shelves when a shipment arrives & women who know their shipment schedule will go and snatch up all the best items first!  Become one of those women (like me)!  I will admit, I do live about 2 minutes from the store and if I absolutely had to, I could walk.  On Saturday, I found a pair of white, skinny leg jeans for $19 that look so much better than the $175 pair I recently saw online.  I’m thrilled.  Keep your eyes open for my post on: How To Hem your own Jeans.  My seamstress charges around $15 for hemmed jeans & being that I paid $19 for new whites… We CAN do this!

Saturday afternoon was spent at an amazing 2nd birthday party.  Rocco threw a royal fit because I woke him up and then he wanted to wear his bike pajamas while I was changing him.  The car-ride to the party was AWFUL & Roman just looked at him as if he was the most psychotic boy he knew.  He kept saying, “Rocco, why you cryin’? Stop crying!”  Then, it was like someone flipped his switch.  We entered the plan of homes where the party was, Rocco saw a cat in a nearby yard and snapped out of it.  Immediately stopped throwing his fit and said, “Look at that cat over there!”  Brian and I looked at each other giving eyes that said, ‘Seriously, what just happened?’ ~ We decided to talk about the fit after the party & the afternoon couldn’t have gone better.  Great party, great food, great friends, great celebration!

Before I leave you, I am so excited to share our new site with you!  I’m putting last minute touches on it and updating and editing the material.  I’ve figured out what I want to share & talk about with you and it really is about my favorite things: Family, Faith, Food, Fashion & all the in betweens!  Its pink & gold, girly & screams ME!  As soon as I saw the layout, colors, design – I knew it had to be mine.  Keep your eyes open!

xo

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Bugs, Private Parts, Tea Parties & Everything in between!

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I’m still reminiscing about Easter weekend… It was so wonderful!  The time spent with family, good food, good conversation & fellowship, lots of play time & cute Easter outfits too — Not to mention, I still can’t believe my 2 little guys kept their white Easter pants CLEAN all day long!  Yes, its the little things that make me happy!  Like the fact that they also wore their hats the whole day too!  Priceless.

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Whats Up.

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These pictures are pretty much the only pictures I took during ‘that month’.  When I look at them, its a reminder of some really emotional days I had then I shake my head and look longer.  When I look longer, I am reminded that these were some of the sweetest days I’ve spent at home with my family to date.  (And yes, I WILL find something sweet about our stupid animal that is getting into our garbage cans night after night.)  Staying home for 1 month proved to me that we don’t have to leave home to make memories (of any kind) with our kids.  These photos are also a reminder to me that no matter whats going on in our lives (whether happy or sad), I can always find a sweet little story about the pictures I take around 1046.  I love that about my life – even on my darkest days, my little guys (& big one too) bring such joy to my life. Read the rest of this entry

Yes, I know.

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I realize I haven’t posted in a while.  A LONG while.  Its been bittersweet but I sure do miss you and miss chit-chatting with all of you!  HOW ARE YOU?  I’ve been doing the usual: Spending lots of time with our little family of 4, focusing on getting healthy & well again, keeping up with house and home, cooking, cooking, baking, cooking… and of course, shopping for good deals too!  If you follow me on FB, did you see the Kate Spade Sheets I found at TJMaxx?  Gosh, I love that store!  And I washed them in Lavender… holy moly!  Its a good thing I have 2 toddlers or I’m not sure how I’d get out of bed in the morning! You need to check your local store for them!

I love the little e-mails and questions I’ve been receiving too!  Its sweet to know you care about my thoughts and opinions!  Flattering to say the least!  My latest question was about what to put in a toddlers Easter Basket.  Share your thoughts if you have any good ideas!  Maybe I’ll post on that soon…  Though I haven’t turned the ‘answer’ to your questions into blog posts – I did reply and I’m proud of that! haha  ANYWAY, this weekend is Rocco’s 4th birthday weekend!  FOUR!!!  I can’t believe it- our 1st born.  I attempted to create and bake a Pirate Ship Cake for him (his 1 and only birthday request)!  Oh wait, and a “huge squirt gun”…  The cake turned out pretty good!  Wanna see?  Find ‘Where The Piggy Toes Go’ on Facebook and check it out 😉  I’m off to clean up kitchen & home and get ready for our families to celebrate Rocco today!  Thanks for sticking around with me and checking our page for updates!  I’m still here and alive & I promise to share the fun we’ve been having SOON!  Hope you all are doing well!  Miss you lots!

*CHEERS*

(this thing was bigger than my head!)

xo