Saturday, March 19, 2011

Big News!!!

What's the big news??? We are MOVING! Yes, again. Now I actually HATE moving. It is a pain, time consuming, and overall exhausting. And after moving back to South Carolina in June, the last thing I want to do is to move again. Packing... blah!! But as most of you know, everything changes when you have a baby. And as soon as Harper arrived, our idea of an ideal living space drastically changed. In the past we wanted to live on the water, take out the boat, relax in our secluded yard.

Now we want to live in suburbia. We want neighbors and kiddies next door so Harper has plenty of friends to play with. And safety is our number one concern. We knew eventually the lake would go from being an everyday adventure to an everyday headache. Having a toddler around a large body of water would be a frequent concern that would take away from the joy of living on the lake.

Now that I am moving, I have a new house to decorate. If I had a million bucks, I would be really excited about this. But trying to decorate like I want to decorate, with my budget is nearly impossible. So in the meantime, I shall DREAM!!

If you are a dreamer like me, you are going to LOVE this web site! Olioboard allows you to experiment with interior design (for free!) The website allows you to create amazing mood boards.

An Olioboard (or mood board) is yours to craft — an interactive tool to experiment with the style and mood of a space. You can cleverly combine items to help dream up your interior design ideas. Check it out, I think you will love it! I know I do. But caution, it is a little addictive!

Right now I am loving the grey and yellow color combo trend. Here is a moodboard I threw together in about 10 mins. Possible master bedroom ideas???

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Free Dinner! Seriously!

I found a really awesome deal! If you go HERE and signup for Earth Fare's e-mail list, it gives you a coupon for FREE DINNER!! This includes rustic mashed potatoes, organic baby carrots, and a fresh whole chicken!!

And another great deal at Earth Fare is their lunch special. For $5.00 you get a half  of a sandwich, a bowl of soup, and your choice of chips or fruit. Their food is amazing and I couldn't make this meal for $5.00!!

For all of you Greenville folks, there is an Earth Fare on Pelham Road. You should check it out.

And TODAY ONLY, if you sign up and log in, you will get a half off coupon for Earth Fare's Hot Bar & Salad Bar! 

Now for a baby update, Mister Harper is growing like a weed. He can crawl towards things. He loves to crawl towards his ball and my cell phone. He is extremely alert. He smiles as soon as he sees mommy or daddy and he laughs and giggles all day long. He enjoys baby food, he seems to like the baby carrots the best. When I feed him he grabs for the spoon and tries to feed himself. It makes for a pretty big mess! He is quite the flirt and will interact and smile at any stranger he meets. I love this baby more than I ever knew was possible!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cheap Date Night!!

So excited about this deal today!!! For $6, today's Groupon gets you one ticket to see The Lincoln Lawyer, arriving in theaters this Friday, March 18. I happen to be a huge Matthew McConaughey fan so I am pretty excited about this! To get this deal GO HERE!

Then to top it off, you can get a free small popcorn coupon HERE!!

Looks like Erik and I will have a fun (and cheap) date night this weekend, can't wait!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I will admit, I have been a total blog SLACKER. It was funny, before baby I just assumed I would have time to keep up with my blog. Now that baby has arrived I feel like I don't have a single spare moment to sit down and do anything, let alone type up a blog post. It is amazing how fast my days fly by.

My little monkey man is growing up on me. It is kind of depressing how fast time flies when you have a little one. One day you are scared they will somehow break and they next day you are worried about what they will break. Harper has learned to grab things. And this kid is seriously strong. He was sitting on my lap at Joe's Crab Shack the other week and he managed to grab one of the large steam pots and pull it towards him across the table. He is a master at knocking over drinks. And now he likes to touch my cell while I am trying to use it. His skills are quite impressive and of course I actually get a little excited when he knocks something over... almost like it is some kind of accomplishment.

It is very evident that we were blessed with the best baby in the World. And that my friends is an understatement. I didn't have morning sickness during my pregnancy, he popped out after six good pushes, he only cries when he is hungry, and he seriously laughs and smiles NONSTOP!!! 

This past weekend Harper and I headed to Charleston for my best friend Cissy's wedding. Erik was supposed to join us but unfortunately some things came up at work which forced him to stay in Greenville. So there I was stuck in Charleston with just me and baby (and I was a bridesmaid in the wedding.) Slightly stressful to say the very least. I commend every single mother out there because this past weekend I felt like a single mom and man it was tough. Luckily Harper is such an angel he made a complicated situation much more manageable. We woke up early Friday morning to make it down for the bridal luncheon. I had several stops I had to make on the way (I will go into that mess on a later date) and we arrived in Charleston at noon. Baby was wide-awake from noon until eleven at night. He made it through the luncheon, through the rehearsal, and through the rehearsal dinner without a single cry or a single nap. Apparently Harper is a party animal, he didn't want to miss a thing. But throughout the entire rehearsal dinner he was passed around to at least 30 different people and he just smiled and giggled at every single one of them. It was incredible. Once again, we are blessed. I know this is not "normal" behavior for a 5 month old. But I think Harper's great behavior and fun personality made a few other folks at the wedding want a baby. I think Harper should come with a warning label, "WARNING NORMAL BABIES ARE NOT THIS WELL-BEHAVED."

We made it though the trip without any huge mishaps and the entire weekend made me so incredibly proud to be Harper's mom. Motherhood is simply amazing! 

I need to get back on the ball with the photo challenge. Today's photo- 
Day 04 - A picture of your night

My night consisted of playing with my new MacBook Pro and trying out Photobooth with Harper. Poor Erik has a horrible stomach virus. He was sick all day so I had to bring the baby to my parent's house and Erik stayed with his parents tonight. We hope he feels better tomorrow! And I pray our munchkin doesn't catch anything from him. As far as the new computer is concerned, I love my new computer and I can't wait to test out Illustrator on it! The screen is incredible and it is super super fast! I debated buying a new computer for the past month. Luckily, I heard online that Apple was supposed to release a new version in the near future. So I was patient (for once in my life) and waited to see if a new one was coming out. Sure enough they released it on Steve Job's birthday. I am so glad I waited! It has several great new features and I think I would have been pretty upset if I bought a new computer and they came out with an upgraded version a few weeks later. I guess it pays to be patient. Well I am off to bed but I will try to do a few more updates this week. Life is crazy and lots of changes are happening in the near future. I can't wait to share!
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