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Wake Up Wednesday Blog Linkup

Welcome to the 23rd week of 
 
 Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
 
30 Blogs  –  1 Party
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Last week we had  348 awesome linkups!
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 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs!
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 Sew Crafty Angel, Cuddlebug Cuties,
God’s Growing Garden,   A Peek Into My Paradise,
 Mice in the Kitchen, Epic Mommy Adventures,
Natalie Loves Beauty,  A Kitchen Hoor,
 Probably Crafting,    Heidi’s Wanderings,
 Far From Normal, Teach Inspire Love Raise,
 Desperate Houselife, Cristina’s Beauty Box ,
 Anointed Heels.   Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife,
 Organized Chaos,  Oh My Heartsie Girl,
 Look by Liz Lewis ,Three Kids and a Fish,
 Sewing for Sophia,  Chaos & Kiddos:
 Mommy’s Survival Guide  The Organized Dream,
 Row House Blog , rainbows and beauty
 Relaxed Thairapy, Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Candle Wicks and Carrot Sticks
The Truelife of KMK
      Notes from Heidi
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4th of July Coffee Filter Fireworks Pom Poms

from The Suburban Mom
Summer is the perfect time to try new crafts, especially on rainy afternoons. If you are in search of an easy and entertaining craft that results in a cute 4th of July decoration this is your project. I expected my girls to decorate maybe 10 coffee filters before moving on, but nearly two hours later we decorated more than 50 filters. And my six year old would have kept going if wasn’t time for dinner.

Mississippi Mud Pie No Bake Cheesecake

from A Dash of Sanity
My kids loved my recent recipe of my Mississippi Mud cookies, in fact two days later they were asking me to make them again. I didn’t want to make the exact same thing, so I turned their new favorite cookies into a no bake cheesecake which is a dessert they always seems to love. So enjoy this summer sensation as a family, at a BBQ or pool side party.

Frozen Birthday Invitations – 2 Designs!

from One Creative Mommy

Last weekend, we hosted a Frozen Birthday Party for Lu, and I’m worn out!  If you read my blog regularly, you know that I go a little nuts when it comes to birthday parties.  I love to host themed parties, and I love to create games and crafts to go with the parties.

Yard Sale Milk Glass

from Penny’s Vintage Home
I went to a yard/estate sale Saturday where two lovely ladies were selling what was left of their mothers things,    Their mother had amassed quite a collection of milk glass….about two rooms full.

Grilled Corn, Zucchini & Black Bean Enchiladas

from LeMoine Family Kitchen

How do I balance out all those cookie recipes I’ve been sharing? Well, with a Meatless Monday Mexican dish of course! Its been awhile since I’ve posted a Meatless Monday recipe but I’ve certainly been making an effort to create more vegetarian meals for my family. These Grilled Corn, Zucchini & Black Bean Enchiladas are absolutely wonderful! They are incredibly flavorful and filling and of course full of good for you veggies and lean protein of the beans. The homemade enchilada sauce is really what brings the flavor and makes this dish a bit addicting!
Beauty Review Post #5 – Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Concealer
from Beautiful You
  The product I’m reviewing today is Maybelline’s SuperStay 24HR Concealer. This is literally the best concealer I’ve ever used. No joke. I’ve tried the really expensive ones and none of them have the staying power that this one does. I live in a very humid area, so any make up on my face has to practically be glued down.

A Portrait of Feminine Dress ~ From Church to Wedding

from Deep Roots at Home

With weddings and graduations coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about what to wear. As I get older, I sometimes have to put a good bit of effort into attire so I am not frumpy. As we work on the heart issues of modesty, let’s also turn our attention to the exterior for a few moments!

Two Peas in a Pod Tutorial Series: DIY Seashell Door Stopfrom CereusArt
Wake: Nautical terminology; the track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters. Weekly recap of events from Cereus Art.   Starfish Boutonnieres Last weekend in between my mom’s birthday celebrations, I was able to spend some time in my studio.

Old Fashion Apple Pie

from O Taste and See

Old Fashion Apple Pie reminds me of one such commercial.  Every time I think about it I remember a jingle from an old Chevrolet commercial that promoted all things American.  They sang a chorus about “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet.  They go together in the Good Ol’ USA.”
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Baby Two at 30 weeks: some amazing things.

Today, I was tired. Yesterday, I was tired. Tomorrow, I anticipate being tired. It’s that point of pregnancy. At about 30 weeks, I feel every step, every movement, and while I’m not yet super uncomfortable, the word “cumbersome” and “oof!” echo in my mind multiple times, daily. The food? It’s all delicious and going to the right places. The iron? Well, I’m very anemic again and on a full iron supplement (I’ve been on a half dose for the whole pregnancy, so far). So anemic, in fact, that the midwife’s little finger-prick-tester-machine wouldn’t give her a number the first time; it just said “lo”.

 

Due to  the fact that a pregnancy is indeed a family affair, I have to say “Happy Father’s Day” to the man who amazes me. Alex wakes up with Callan every morning to give me a few extra minutes to sleep. He works two jobs. He makes time for reading, writing, and helping me clean. He is just as tired (if not more so) than me…and yet he took Callan away for a few hours this weekend to give me a break, played outside with him a lot of the afternoon on Sunday, and in general earned about ten thousand dad/husband points by just being here.

 

Today? It was amazing that Callan woke up at 5:45. It was amazing that he took an hour nap at 8:30. It was amazing that he didn’t wake up grumpy, that he ate carrot sticks with lunch (!!) and that he took another two and a half hour nap this afternoon. The little boy I’m babysitting also took an hour nap; I literally sat on the couch, amazed, for a few minutes, not knowing what to do with myself. Actually, I sat on the couch a lot today, unable to be anything but exhausted, and watched as the boys played together happily, letting me rest.

Can I use the word “amazing” one more time? No? Okay okay…fine.

The thing that took my breath away (aside from our walk, when I started getting worried about early labor because holy crap Braxton Hicks!) was when Callan opened a “Baby Signs” book, looked at the illustrations of different signs, and started doing them. He was literally reading sign language out of a baby book; several of them were signs he’s never done before.

What!?

 

We are beginning potty training tomorrow, and if I needed encouragement to get started, I didn’t know it. But that was so encouraging to realize that he’s making those kinds of connections, and gives me hope that maybe (maybe) he’ll be potty trained in the next month.

On the agenda for the rest of the week:

  • start potty training, and don’t freak out
  • continue to notice these little things that make you thankful, because you’ve had a good start this week!
  • get motivated to do a) some exercise, and b) some cleaning, and c) some resting and d) some more resting…
  • wash and bleach those poor cloth diapers that have been sitting for…ahem…
  • rest some more and ignore the to-do list. Because those Braxton Hicks are kicking your butt, and baby has to stay inside for at least another seven weeks.
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