Sunday, December 29, 2013

6 months Old

Half a year with this sweet baby has come and gone and time just seems to slip away.

Once we were able to get our reflux under control this baby has been happy, happy, happy. (thanks uncle si)

He is in a size 3 diaper, drinks a 4-6 ounce bottle every 3 hours.

He has started eating a variety of baby food we have begun making.
Loves; apples, carrots and peas, bananas, and avocados!

And I am not sure these brothers could look any less alike! haha

Happy 6 months sweet Angel!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tennessee Christmas

Christmas was crazy busy this year!!

With three we were doing good to keep up with each child all morning!

So much fun and so thankful for videos and cameras to help me remember the blur of a day!

I am ohhhhh so thankful we were able to stay home this christmas holiday and be able to get some much needed work done around the house. 

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Hope you and yours had a fabulous holiday season sharing memories with those you love. 

This year we stuck pretty closely to the a need, a want, something to read and an experience.
I am so glad we are taking the shift off of the gifts and focusing on the reason we celebrate this holiday.

little baby was all about his teething rings!

We spent the afternoon organizing closets and finishing unpacking the house from moving in. 
(Can't wait to show you some of our progress!)

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Handtowel Tutorial Repost

Hey there! 
It's been quite a while since I have shared a diy craft with yall and Everyone that comes in just loves these hand towel!

This would be a great project for you to do with some girlfriends, or even as teacher gifts!

The first and most important thing to remember with this craft is to not complicate the items. 
You will need:
*any type of hand towel, 
(I found mine at target in a 2 pack for I think $3.99)
*scrap fabrics
*sewing machine or fabric glue
*some ribbon
*straight pins

1. First thing I did was trace a quarter for the berries, cut out my triangles for my trees, rectangles for the stumps, then I googled holly leaf and freehanded a shape.
(you can always print off some clipart, cut it out and use it as your pattern)

2. Pin down the design and zig zag the design onto the towel
Note: if you do not have a sewing machine or cannot sew you can purchase fabric glue and put a thin layer of glue on the pieces and attach them to the towel.

3. Attach either a ribbon or ric rac to the bottom edge of the towel.

These would make great little teachers gifts, or a happy for a friend. 

Can't wait to see and hear what you come up with!

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Grey Skies Clearing Up! Kitchen Happy Face

SO... when you find out bad news what does any anxious new homeowner do???

Spruce up your 1978 kitchen!!!!

With Black Friday come and gone, we decided to take full advantage of some of the deals on appliances.

There is SOOOOO much out there and sooooo many reviews to read and determine what you want. 

We looked at Sears, HH Gregg, Home Depot, and Lowe's. 

After reading about 2 weeks of reviews and examining pieces we decided to start with the back wall of kitchen appliances first and move out from there!

The first appliance we decided to start with was the dishwasher.

I knew I wanted a flat panel dishwasher, (to keep connor's pesky fingers from starting the dishwasher 15 times a day, UGH, haha)  it needed to be a tall tub to accomodate pots and pans, and the silverware holder in the door.
(picky i know)

We love it!
It is Whisper Quiet and we found a great deal on it at Lowe's the week before thanksgiving.

Now that we have an established "name brand" if you will; we went ahead and purchased the Whirlpool Gold over the range microwave.
We do not plan to use the microwave over the range for long. 
We will need to rebuild the cabinet containting the double oven to accomodate this appliance and add in a warming drawer. 

Trying to find cabinet builders who can build what we are needing. 
(if you are local please leave a comment if you have a person so i can contact them)

The next thing we went ahead and selected was a Beverage Refridgerator.
All three of these appliances have been installed and the beverage cooler is loaded up with my pellegrino and la croix waters!!! 
I told this fridge was only for when mommy and daddy's friends come over so they don't go and indulge themselves in my grapefruit waters (ie ruthie get over here for some la croix!)

Okay.... next up is fridge, backsplash and hardware.

Need your help and input...
side by side fridge?
french door fridge? (this is what I think I want)
Cabinet guys (local people)

Thank yall in advance!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

New House Woes

We have found out some things since moving into the house. 

This has been the biggest reason for a blogging hold up! 

Dealing with One problem after another!!! 

Like... the home warranty we wanted needed to cover the hvac, mainly because it's from 1978, and people didn't double check and make sure that was included. So we now have a home warranty that covers nothing! 
Like when the toilet flooded and messed up some Sheetrock and carpet, it only covers plumbing not secondary damage. 

The microwave was broken when we moved in. (Heating element went out)

And the whole sink, faucet, and kitchen plumbing was dry rotted and just needed to be entirely replace. 

And my favorite.... Upstairs heat won't come on, "needs further review" well, pilot light wasn't lit and the exhaust from the furnace was causing a major co2 leak. Awesome!!!!! 

Like call up the fire department, evacuate while they are fully suited up for them to check the dangerous fumes. 

$200.00 later on the top of the line Kidde smoke/co2 detectors and secondary co2 detectors.
Then..... The master bath had some noticable "patch" spots of grout. Come to find out.... 

Everything has to be gutted to the studs because it's all installed improperly and the ceiling in the den needs to come down and be repaired. 


And no one seems to care!!!

I am strongly considering getting my real estate liscense so I don't have to have a "middle man" this next go around! 

Ahhhhh now. The "dust" of the newness on this house has settled and we are starting to prioritize the problems and tackle them one at a time. 

So... What I need from you wonderful readers it's Lots and Lots of reviews and feedback on everything from new hvac, companies to go with, type of system you used.

What your favorite things are in bathroom redesigns. (We know we want the basket weave accent tile) 

Best stove top, double wall ovens, and what French door refrigerator you have. 

Granite sink? Stainless sink? Apron front? 2 compartments or just one big one? 

Keep mixing nickle and oil rub bronze? 

Just forget it all and start working in the flower beds? 

I think this is worse than building from the ground up! 

And thank you in advance for all your help!!!! We need lots of people's input because all these decisions while running/ growing the Preppie Peonie, and hubby traveling and 3 kids 5 and under and I am WORN OUT!!! 

Love y'all! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Five Months Old

Somehow I missed documenting 5 months. Found the pictures today so I thought I would get them uploaded!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Back to God's Country

One of my sweet college roommates invited us to join them for a tailgate for the Alabama vs. Tennessee game. 

We haven't been to tuscaloosa for a gameday weekend since Anna Caroline was 18 months old. 

We were way overdue a gameday visit!!

We knew going into the stadium with 3 little ones was likely a nightmare so we just went to the quad to tailgate and head back to the house to watch the game and let the kids play. 
Standing behind Casey is one of his good friends from college, Tim. We got to meet their sweet baby and get to catch up with him and his wife! 

The kids were over the moon to get to listen to the band warm up and hear the cheerleaders sing the fight songs!

Whitty just sat around hanging out. Trying to figure out what all these crazy bamer's were doing!

Roll Tide y'all!

BTW... have y'all seen Dixie Delights PRECIOUS roll tide printables??


Monday, November 25, 2013


The middle of last week we decided at 9 pm the night before daddy left for a work trip to tag along!!! 

It was... Ugh... Eventful. And we probably won't do that again. 

First thing we did was meet my friend Sibi at Monkey joes to let the kids play! Got to meet her sweet baby boy and catch up with her. 
Bubba tried to tag along with daddy to work and loved sporting a tie!
Then we chilled in the lobby for oh... 5 hours because said middle child flushed the keys down the toilet. 
After pop a lock finally showed up, $185.00 key later we were back in business. 

We spent that afternoon checking out the real estate in franklin, tn! 

Grabbing some precious fabric and my fabric spot to fabric shop!!
And finished the evening at Loveless cafe! 

Before leaving town on Wednesday we grabbed some necessities at Trader Joe's! Then headed home! 

Barely home 48 hours and on Friday night managed to total the swagger wagon. 
Thankfully the kids weren't with me.

What an end to a crazy week !!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Little English Sale

This past week was the Little English Clothing Sale! 

I always wait and buy a few things for my kids here because it's crazy how awesome the prices are! 

Everything at this sale was $35.00-$5.00.

As any seasoned limited sale shopper would do... I stopped by the location the night before to scope things out. 

Eyed one or two things for sister. 
And they had a good bit of summer wear for boys. 
Hello matching outfits!!!
Then I spayed these precious elephant rompers!!! 
This was a duh?? We have to have it type of thing! 

If you are ever in the area and want to come to the sale they have them several times a year! 

Just leave me your email in the comments and I can email you when the flyer comes out, that way you can come and be added to the mailing list! 

The appliqué tees in the 5.00 grab bins are awesome!!! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hall Lighting: What We Chose!

Thank you all so much for weighing in on Instagram and telling me which light you like!! 
#3 was the unanimous favorite! 
This light has pushed me WAY out of my comfort zone but I am warming up to it. 

I think once artwork and wall color are up I will like it a lot more! 

It has definately brightened up the space!

I dread this whole scraping the ceiling mess... 

Happy tuesday friends

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Cotton Fields

Since baby girl was born 5 years ago I have wanted to grab my camera and head out into the cotton fields. 

Honestly, the fall is SOOO busy for us we have never made the time. 

On our way to Lowe's the other day, hubby said "Do you have your camera? If so here is some cotton, don't put it off, let's just do it!"

So we did. and honestly... I am pretty pleased with the fun pics we got. 

They so perfectly capture each of my children at their current ages!

yes, c was running and trying to keep up! 
poor fella

and this sums up his whole personality. 
a flirt, stinker, and always making us laugh!

chubby little bunny.