Crazy last couple of days

12 Feb

Whew! Talk about some madness around here lately. Here’s just a few tidbits from our weekend.

The weekend started out pretty laid back. Saturday morning I hit a couple yard sales. And it just wasn’t a good yard sale day for me. You know how some days you come home with a car full of loot and then others you find nothing good. Mine was the latter. And there was an awkward moment when people tried to push their stuff on me at one sale. At least for me it feels awkward. The lady told me “this shirt would look so good on you, it looks a lot better on then on the hanger, and it’s only five dollars.” That’s just a pet peeve of mine. Pushy people at yard sales. And I didn’t buy the shirt. Awwwwkwaard!!

After my yard saling, we took the kids to play at a playground. It’s seriously so much fun watching them play. They played with another couple of kids there and it was cool seeing them interact with other little kids. They had races around the playground area. It was so cute. It was such a beautiful day with blue skies and birds chirping. Oh yeah I love spring time!

Then later that day my son got sick with the stomach bug. Any parents of a sick young child know, it is not fun at all. I felt so bad for my son. He’s only three and he just kept telling me his tummy hurt. And then he got really sick. And of course I freaked out and was ready to take him to the doctor. Thankfully I have my husband to calm me down and tell me he’s ok. Kids get sick sometimes. And he was right.

I am so glad he is better today. Sunday was rough tho. He was even running a small fever with it. We spent the day in our pjs, watching cartoons and being completely lazy since he was feeling so bad. But, now he’s all good and being his playful happy self again.

This isn’t really big news or anything but we bought the set of The Hunger Games books. My hubby started reading the first one Saturday and he’s already on the second book. I’ve just started the first one and it’s really good so far. I keep telling him “stop, don’t read without me, I want to talk about it with you.” But, he said its too good to put down. *sigh* I guess I will have to read alone. I’m so mistreated haha.

And for our big news! Today one of our family members had a baby!! We are seriously so excited about that. And as soon as I can I want to go see them and the baby at the hospital. I wanted to go up there already but with my son being sick I’m going to wait until someone can watch them. It’s always so cool getting a new baby in the family tho!

So my weekend and today have just been a little chaotic. With the yucky stomach bug in the house and our brand new family member arriving I have done no house fixing up stuff. But, now things seem to be calming down again around here and I can get back to the “make our house a home” project. I still haven’t gave any updates on all the work I’m doing outside the house. The exterior house stuff I mentioned here. I can’t decide if I should give little updates about what I’ve done so far or wait and do a reveal at the end. Hmmm I’m thinking I’m going to do a reveal at the end.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! :-)

The Inspired Momma is getting a facelift

6 Feb

Only in bloggy world. I’m not personally getting one but my blog is. So what do you think of my new header? I love the colors and patterns so much. It is more me. More my style. My only issue is the size but I’ll get to that in a minute.

When I started this blog almost a month ago, I was sooooo pumped up to start it that I just used a free header from a wonderful website that offers those. If you would like to check out their site it’s Shabby Blogs. They have soooo many cute things it’s crazy. And it’s free. Awesomeness all together.

But…even tho their stuff is super cute, it wasn’t exactly what I had imagined for this blog when I started it. So last night I FINALLY got around to working on changing my header. Last week sometime I bought some digital paper from Etsy to use. Until then I seriously didn’t even know they sold that there. You can buy a pack of 12 different patterns for about $3. As much as I would love paying someone to design it all up for me, I can’t exactly afford that right now. I’m really trying to put any extra money into fixing up the house.

So I had to just make my own. I stayed up until 3:30 am last night making it. I got a really late start, like around midnight, because my baby didn’t want to go to sleep last night. Then it took me awhile to pick my pattern combo, font and all that went in it. Then I had trouble finding an free editor online that I wanted to use. It was a lot of trial and error. I kept making it too huge. And I finally figured out how to make it fit better. Then I woke up this morning to realize it’s still way too big! I guess I was so tired last night I didn’t notice it’s still too big. I now have so much more respect for blog designers. It is so much harder to make a header than I realized. They really must know their stuff!

But, anyways the header is good for right now so I’m not going to touch it until I have time. It may be this evening, this week or even next month (I hope sooner than that tho!). Who really knows when it will be since I’m also taking care of two 3 year olds and a 3 month old (that makes me feel tired even saying it).

So I would love to hear what y’all think of it. Do you think it looks ok (other than the size)? I feel like it is so me. I love those colors and patterns so much. I’m hoping it really looks alright and it’s not just my lack of sleep fooling me. Haha!