Apartments in Town Meeting with the Lord Our Small Ones

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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 Sew Crafty Angel, Cuddlebug Cuties,
God’s Growing Garden,   A Peek Into My Paradise,
 Mice in the Kitchen, Epic Mommy Adventures,
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 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
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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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The sauna outside, tons of baby clothes, and prayer.

I spent most of the afternoon feeling bad because I didn’t take Callan outside today. That is, not outside to play. We took Alex to work and went to WalMart and the library, but we didn’t go for a walk or play in the yard. I turned the a/c on before 9 AM, because it felt like a sauna out there at 8. And I said “ain’t no way I’m going outside anymore than I have to.”

Instead, I spent all morning sorting, putting away, washing, and storing aaaaaaaaaallll of the baby clothes. And as I posted on Facebook this morning, I’m so glad we’re having another boy. The thought of doubling the amount of baby clothes we have seems impossible; the buckets are literally coming out of corners, ya’ll, and I can’t open my bedroom door all the way.

Callan kept me company hanging out on the bed, reading and cracking himself up by putting baby clothes on his head. He had fun playing inside today (pretending my nightgown was a cape happened, too), so I guess I shouldn’t feel too bad.

And…ohmygoodnessI’mexcited. Looking at all the wee little things again and thinking “soon! Soon soon!” I can hardly believe how fast time is flying.

32 weeks. I feel jus’ a lil’ puffy.

That said, I do have a couple of prayer requests…

  • I am…anxious. I’m not scared I won’t be able to push the baby out. I’m not scared of having a home birth. And I’m not scared of transferring to the hospital again. I’m nervous that since we were in the “minority” of abnormal labors and deliveries last time with Callan, we will be again…except more serious, this time. Like, transverse position, or cord prolapse…all these scenarios keep running through my head and I’ve spent a lot of time battling fear with prayer, soothing essential oils, and pregnancy tea these last few days.
  • We have a list of things we need to do and a (short) list of things we need to buy before the baby comes, but are a little overwhelmed at the thought of fitting these extras in around our already-crazy schedules. Please pray we find peace, prioritize well, and enjoy the “getting-ready” time. It’s also our last couple of months of just the three of us, and I want to treasure it.

Thanks, friends, for the kind comments and support you’ve shown us so far. I’m glad that the community around the blog is an encouraging part of our lives, and so excited to show off our new little guy in just a matter of weeks.

Hopefully tomorrow it won’t feel like a sauna outside, because I would like to make a serious effort to let Callan have some play time.

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A look inside a pregnant brain. Get ready.

Someday I think I should do one those “a day in the life” posts…you know? Where bloggers break down their day, giving you times and details? Maybe I will tomorrow…but for now, here are all the random things going through my head today that didn’t quite make it onto one cohesive post. Get ready, because some of them are doozies. And yes, this totally accurately depicts the state of my brain and what thoughts run through it in about a ten minute time span.

Yes, it drives me crazy.

You’ve been warned.

Yes. This dress (from thredUP, naturally)…so comfy, light, and a good new dress for our anniversary. A little see through…but maybe if I wear white underwear it won’t matter. I really don’t want any extra layers adding to my perpetual sweatiness.

All those garden greens are just sitting there wilting. I should wash them…later.

Itch…scratch…ow…dadgummit…stupid bug bites! I need my essential oil refills! Okay…tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus (for the diaper smell in Callan’s room), and oregano. I’ve got to see if it helps the eczema/crazy rash/wart outbreak on my hand. Husband approved ordering…boom.

Can I possibly stand to stand there and put a pot of water on for spaghetti noodles? I promised the boys spaghetti, so I guess I must.

Man, the boys had fun at the splash park today. It did feel good to put on a swimsuit and get wet…I just wish I had the energy to walk over there more often. Tomorrow they’ll be distracted by all the errands, and maybe I can get another 3 hour nap out of Callan. Because that was awesome.

I’m out of chocolate.

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I need a “thing” for my Etsy shop…one item I can make my own; my signature piece that I’m known for. I think baby mobiles would be super fun, a way to learn to make all kinds of stuffed animals, and something a little more unique than scrubbies and dishcloths. I think the first animal I need to learn to make is an elephant. And in the meantime, I need to just put the entire shop’s inventory at 50% off. It would be nice to use that drawer for baby clothes, or something.

The bathroom smells like diapers. Someone should take the trash out.

I wonder what it would be like to win the lottery. What would I do with an extra…hmm…I’d buy my birth kit, for starters.

How in the world did I rope myself into making pancakes for a snack?? There has got to be a way to get out of this…I know! I’ll offer him cheese with his apples. That’s unusual enough to distract him from pancakes, right?

Nota bene: I did put my entire Etsy inventory at 50% off. I also ordered my essential oils. I did not make pancakes for a snack. I’m planning on solving the chocolate situation tomorrow. I washed my greens, made spaghetti, and spent Callan’s nap trying to figure out how to crochet a small elephant (measurements, pattern people!). And I’m sort of hoping we win some kind of lottery, sometime.

A good Thursday, for sure. 

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Today, I’m a co-host for the “That Friday Blog Hop”

For the first time, I’m co-hosting a blog hop! All the info and host links are below, so indulge in some extra blog time today and enjoy finding some new blogs. :)
Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you’d love to share.
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The hold system at the library and the end of our Spring garden.

If I wrote to a “Dear Sally” column in a newspaper, this is the question I would ask her:

Dear Sally,

Do the ladies who work at the library mind that I use the online hold system for every single book I check out so that I can pick it up rather than go look for it?

But really, what would they rather deal with…collecting books for a lady to pick up, or the lady letting her toddler run riot down the stacks while she searches for books to read?

Am I the laziest library lover ever, or just plain practical?

A concerned patron of a public library

That is what I would ask. I obviously dearly love the hold system, because I have 10 books on hold right now.

Sad but true: after two more destructive forays on the part of the groundhogs, I’m throwing in the towel with the garden for this season.

It would take so much work for Alex to keep them out, and the man is working so hard already. It would take so much work for me to prune and re-plant and get seedlings (which aren’t in the budget, anyway), and I honestly don’t have the energy for it. What energy I do have I’d rather spend putting up freezer meals and getting the house ready for the baby. I won’t let the vegetables that are still alive go to waste; I’ll harvest them and use them happily. But I can’t handle more investment at the moment, and Alex doesn’t really want to deal with more disappointed-hormonal-wife-meltdowns. So until the Fall, we’re saying “you win” to the groundhogs.

This Fall I’m hoping to just plant a few rows with a lot of a few ingredients; namely beets, onions, carrots, beans, and peas. The rows will make it simpler for me and hopefully we’ll get even more, next time. For now, though, I’ll just be giving good business to the local farmer’s market so that I can get a supply of tomatoes in the freezer for the winter.

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