Sunday, November 18, 2018

and she's back...

Hi yall! Im back! and I guess I should start with an update. Let's see where to being..we still live in the house we bought. We've changed some things, no actually scratch that. I meant alot of things. Also, we had our 3rd baby about 7 months ago. Her name is Hailey and she's the cutest thing ever and super demanding! But i love her and she's my little Hailey. She is sure to be the last, the shop has closed and Im ready to just hang out with these babies and focus on them.

Also I am now a 5 year teacher. Its been amazing and every year I learn just a little bit more of what I can do. This year has been one of the worst years thought..well I would not say worst, I think it's been challenging. Thats a better word: challenging.

Some things you might find different about my blog is that I will be talking about decorating my house. I will say it's not like magazine type photos and Im okay with that. Im working on what helps and what works best for my family. Plus my DSLR is missing it's charger, so there is that.

I will be updating every week from now on, because I do love to blog so here we go....

Monday, July 27, 2015

House: Summer list

As soon as school was let out I go started on painting all the rooms and getting started on figuring out on what I wanted to do for every room. Mind you we have 5 bedrooms and three baths so I really needed to get on the ball with all the rooms. I have only finished painting the kitchen, Megan's room, and all three bathrooms. I mean it's not too bad but it's still I feel like I still have so much to do. Sometimes I just look at the room and think "how the heck do I want this to look like?". Its a little overwhelming.
 All these pictures were taken with my iPod because my iPhone broke. Yes, it was a sad day.

So here is the kitchen. I recently painted it yellow. I wanted something happy:) The color of the sun. I am going for a rustic feel through out the whole downstairs rooms, the living room, dining and kitchen. The colors we chose for this side of the house is white, yellow and grey. I already know what I want. The hard part is to find the actual decor to make it happen. These things are not the type of decor you can buy at the stores. I have to actually make it. Which is time consuming. 

We also decided on painting the cabinets white but I really don't know how I am going got do that or if it will even come out pretty or crappy looking.

This is the half bathroom that is also downstairs. This bathroom has grey and white and I need to add a splash of yellow somewhere in there. I was thinking a mason jar on the side with a yellow flower. Haven't really thought much on it. Jaime for whatever reason wanted to take over the decorating on this bathroom but I need to stop him somehow. I will find a prettier mirror and replace that one there.

This is the upstairs bathroom. This room was colored light grey but came out as somewhat light blue. Ugh I hate when the paint does not come out the way I want it to sometimes. For the record it's been twice. So moving on. This is what it look like right now. I still don't know what I want to put on those shelves but I am thinking a plant and maybe some small frames. Also we will be taking off that ugly sliding door. I truly hate that sliding door thing. I just now have to do some research on how to take it off. I also need to add a basket in there. I won't even show you the organization of under the sink. It's lovely by the way. Not!!

Megan's room is probably the pretties right now. I need to get rid of her dresser, it really doesn't go with the rest of her room. I am still looking for a chair for her as well for her desk. I saw one at a vintage store but Jaime did not want to buy it. Seriously, this guy. I think Ive said this before my husband things that he can decorate better than me. Mmhhmm. Megan just needs a new dresser and a chair and maybe a few more wall decorations and shelves.

This is the master bathroom which I just finished painting two days ago. I really want to put a molding around the mirrors(is that what its called?). Maybe white. I also bought these shelves that I will be putting them together tomorrow to go on the side of the mirror. I don't know how it will turn out or what I will use this shelves for, but thats what I am going to do. Don't mind my mess. I just finished painting and never put things back.

This little shelf area, I have no clue what do do with it. I don't know how to make it prettier. I was thinking to do some sort of a design in the back of it but I'm really not sure.

The living room is finished as far as painting go but I am still back and forth on how to arrange the sectional and what to put in that awkward space. I was thinking some sort of a table but Im just not jumping up for joy about it. Tomorrow I was going got see how I can rearrange the living room. Im so terrible because I always wait till my husband leave the house for me to do crazy stuff. It's just better if he is gone so I can just get in the zone with what I want. Im obviously a terrible wife.

Awkward space

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The summer I turned pretty

This series was a roller coaster, in a good way. I felt like I knew this guy. He's the type of guy who pretty much strings you along. He is the type of guy who out of nowhere can be cold at times. It was a really good series and I'll will admit I was a little apprehensive to read the series at first but after the first book I had to read the second. The third book very interesting and kept me at the edge of my seat. I recommend this book to read on the beach, as most of the setting of this book is on the beach.

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.-goodreads

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ed Sheeran ATX

About 2 months ago we bought some Ed Sheeran concert tickets. It was kind of tough getting them because Austin is the city of music. They go nuts over anything music. We were able to score some ticket, when I say we I mean Jaime. I had to work that day when tickets were being sold.

Fastforward to this week, I was so excited to get away from home and be with my husband for two days. We never get those kind of days so it's important to really savor those moments.Some thing we were looking forward for was some sleep. We have not slept for a year now and we are just so tired. Honestly, I could sleep for a whole day.

Jaime and I requested some days off for this tiny trip.  It was so much fun we started off the adventure at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. We stopped at the Guadalupe river. Stayed there for awhile. We did a little walk that felt like I was walking up a mountain. I made it, I needed some water afterwards but it was worth it. I got to put my foot inside the river.

 When we finally arrived at Austin I really wanted to get some macaroons. Megan has always wanted to try some so we went searching for them. I came across a blog called hungry girl austin and she has a link to the best restaurants that make macaroons. So we found a place we could possibly buy some. When we arrived its looked like such a cute little place.

We went in and the I saw the macaroons that I wanted. The waitress then asked me if I wasted to stay for lunch. So I asked Jaime if he was hungry and he said that he could eat. So there we are looking at the menu and I look to the top of the menu and it says Vietnamese restaurant. Uh....what?! I had never had vietnamese food. So order something that she said was in the food network so I ordered it. Jaime ordered some sort of soup. Honestly, the whole time I was waiting for the food. I was hoping I didn't order something really gross.It turned out we did pretty good. It was not that bad. Mine was pretty good. Let me just say though Jaime's soup smelled so gross.  It turned out to be better than what it smelled like. When we finished with food we asked for those macaroons that I had seen before. She informs me that they were black peppered, lavender, with honey. We just told them that we would pass.

After we ate our food we headed to our hotel. We stayed there for awhile before we headed to the concert. It was about 5:30 and it was traffic hour. We waited for awhile on the road but finally found the place. At first we were not sure exactly where it was because we could see the place we just could not get to it. So we had to find a park garage somewhere. We had to walk a couple of blocks but we finally arrived at the arena. We arrived there pretty early. Girls were waiting outside near the unloading area. I was telling Jaime that he was most likely inside already because he has to do a walk through Im sure. Then some lady comes out and she says "ladies, he's inside already". It was so funny. I felt bad for them because some of them really wanted to see him.

The concert was amazing. A man went on stage and propose to his girlfriend. All the while Ed Sheeran was sitting on the side watching this unfold. Oh it was so romantic. I mean each girl was in awe there.

Oh that reminds me of something I told Jaime as a joke that I thought he brought me out to the guadalupe river to propose to me. He just started laughing. I always joke about that.

He put on such a good show. At the end he told us that it was going to be his last song and then when he left no one left and he went back out and sand two more songs. Gosh, he was so great! I can't stop singing his songs now.

In the morning we were still looking for those macaroons.  We found another place called la patisserie and it was so cute! The lady was so helpful. Im just glad that they opened at 8:00 am because everywhere else opened at 11:00 am. After we ate at Denny's we went driving around awhile.  We saw this neat place for artist to tag.  On the way home we stopped at Buckee's and finally came home to pick up our babies from my parents house. I missed my kids so much. I was glad that they were finally with us.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Our weekend

This past week was an easy week. After testing was over we pretty much had fun days. Lots of movies and playing board games in the classroom.Tomorrow we are back at teaching. I have two  unit lessons that I think are going to last for the next 4 weeks. Which should be fun.

Andrew turned the BIG 1 on Saturday.We took him out for breakfast and holy cow can that little guy eat. He loved his breakfast.Afterwards we went to target to pick up a few items for that night. We were going to a wedding that night and we just needed a few things. We went home and just played with Andrew. We didn't have a party this time around. Im sure we will do one next year but we opted out this year.  

 We took Andrew to the wedding with us, which an hour into it we realized we should have left him with my mom. The wedding was just beautiful. The wedding was one of my high school friends and she made a huge wedding. It was just gorgeous. She wanted a fairytale wedding and it was just that. Jaime also bought his first suit, and I was just so smitten by him.

Pay no attention to the whale next to the bride(that is why I hate flash pictures). Isn't she beautiful, in her wedding dress? We had a blast. Jaime and I danced to a song and then we stayed for a little while longer. We were not able to stay long because Jaime had to work the next day. There were free cocktails and Jaime and I kept getting drinks. We didn't get too crazy, we were okay. We were just having fun.

We also had a big storm which came a problem to our house but thats for another post.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Staar Stressing....I mean testing

In Texas we have a standardized test called "STAAR". Today was the mathematic part to the test which is my test(I teach 4th grade math,in case you didn't know) so it was nerve wrecking.I just wanted to give you a little glimpse of my thoughts of today.

The assistant principal tells me in the morning "okay, your test are ready, come pick them up."

Another teacher comes up to me and informs me one of my students has thrown up due to nerves. I should have been more concerned.

We only have 4 hours for the whole entire test. If you ask me it's not enough time for a 4th grader to do a test of 56 questions.

One of my students was still working 10 minutes before I had to call time.

When the student finally finished.

We usually eat at 11:40 and we had to wait till 12:30.

When I actually was able to eat.

I was so tired from the day that I left early from work and pretty much left half asleep.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Some books I have read so far

In case you were wondering where I find the next book to read, wonder no more. I find my next read on instagram #yabooks. I usually scroll through pictures of what other people are reading then I go on amazon and see if it is a book I would be interested in. I usually am interested in most YA Reads. I think the only ones Im not that excited for are the fantasy ones that have to do with werewolves and other super natural beings. I think I'ver read one series on those type of book and I think it was enough. I usually read syfy, dystiopia, and romantic ya books.

I cannot get into the more adult books. I wish I could, it's just not something I like to read. In about two week we got to Corpus Christi where the nearest half off book store is and I'm so looking forward for that. I'm looking forward to see my sister graduate too of course.

The slammed series

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

These books were top 5 of my all time favorite reads.Well, maybe I should say that the whole series was my top 5 favorite series books. I read the first book in 4 hours I mean I could not stop turning the page. Thankfully this was on a Friday and I didn't have to wake up early in the morning. By the time I was finished with the book I went on Amazon and I ordered the next one. I wanted to know what happened next so badly, I went back and forth as to if I should just buy it on my kindle even thoughtI had already bought the paperback. Yes, that's how badly I needed to read the second book. Read this book, You will not regret it one bit.

Red Queen

Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

I saw that many people were reading this book so I decided to buy the book. Once I got through the first 4 pages I was hooked and could not wait till I read it again. With kids, reading is not something you can do often. So I would read it during my lunch break, at night, and nap time. Hey when your a mom and love to read you will find time. Back to the book, I have to say that this book really surprised me. I didn't think I was going to like it but it somehow reminded me of the selection just like it said it would. It really was amazing. I had to read some parts out loud though because It was hard to picture in my head but in all. I think this was a fascinating book to read.

I don't know about the title though. It could be giving something away with the coming books and I don't think I enjoy that.

Book I am currently reading:

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

I have to admit I have not totally fallen in love with this book. I think this is one of those adult books, but people were reading this book so I jumped on the bandwagon. Im only on page 7 so I have not read much of it. It's interesting but we will see how good it is.