Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekend-ish Update

I would just like to start this post off by saying...
Black smoke, no Pope. 
Does this have anything to do with what I'm going to write about?
Do I care about electing a new Pope?
Not really.
Does the word "Pope" need to be capitalized? 
I don't really know. 

Truth be told I just really like the sound of it.
Black smoke, no Pope.

Moving on.

This weekend I became a first-time aunt to Miss Miley Marie, and I'm thrilled about it!
I asked my sister-in-law, Jessica if it would be mean if I didn't want to hold her...you know, cause I'm afraid I might break it her. 
After some convincing, and after I saw her adorable little face, I just couldn't resist...
Granted, I didn't let Jessica go anywhere...I don't dare hold a baby unsupervised.
Good news is I didn't do any damage and Miley is still in one piece. 
...I think I'm off to a good start with the auntie thing.

We celebrated another birthday last weekend too; one of my best friends, Kayla from The Lindholm Life, her daughter turned two with an adorable Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.
We got little Kenzie a Minnie Mouse stuffed animal as a gift, and I'm thinking it was a hit after I got this text from Kayla:
I think I may be better at this kid thing that I thought I was. 
I didn't drop my brand new niece, and we hit the nail on the head when picking out a gift for 
a two year old. 
Bonus points for me.

In other news, I've spent the last few months trying to track down a (free) wood pallet, so I could make a cool wall shelf out of it. You wanna know what I stumbled on last week, in my own garage?? 
You guessed it.
A wood pallet.
What's the saying..if it were a snake it would've bit me? 
At any rate, I totally got myself a cool wall shelf now.
Can't wait to get it all nice and decorated!

Lastly, I found a couple tweets this week that gave me a good lol.

Ah Professor Snape, you're funnier on Twitter than I remember you being in the books...
I like it.


  1. Loving that wood shelf..may have to steal that idea! And hah..loving those tweets..silly birds!

  2. You're niece is so cute!! Congrats Auntie!!

  3. You and that baby are just precious!! I think you look like a natural!
    And your panel shelf looks adorable! I pinned that idea a while back and wasn't sure how it would look in real life, but I think yours looks awesome!! #inspired!

  4. Contrats on becoming an Aunt! And I can't wait to see what you do with the pallet on the wall! :o)

  5. I seriously LOVE your shelf (funny that you had the wood in your garage!) And congrats on picking the perffffect gift... and of course I laughed at the Ellen tweet (I laughed out loud, my hubby on the other hand, didn't. hA!)

  6. Girl, if I lived closer to you, I could give you so many pallets! We use them at my job ALL THE TIME and we always have millions leftover! I've been wanting to do a pinterest inspired DIY with a pallet, but I always forget to bring one home with me. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    You're going to LOVE being an auntie. It's one of the best gifts ever. And she is SOO cute!

    p.s. LOVE that bag that you're wearing in the parking lot picture.



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