Monday, October 29, 2012

A.B.C. house lately...

I have been neglecting my blog but it's not totally my fault.  We still have not decided on what to do about a new computer. Hopefully we have something figured out ASAP though ;) B uses his iPad all the time but that doesn't work for him to really do actual work nor does it work for me to blog so we just have decide what we want to shell out money on...having both our computers die within a few weeks of each other really stinks.

Anywho, around here lately...

I had my newphews over night the other week.  All 3 boys were up way too late and crashed hard!

The result of that sleepover was Cullen and I ended up with a 12 hour flu bug, no fun! I did love having my nephews over for the sleepover and C enjoyed having his cousins here :)

Cullen has been a ham as always....
and a cuddle bear...
C Bear turned 18 months!
We have played outside in the leaves at Gma and Bumpa's house!

Colored lots of pictures....
 Danced a lot with the kitty piano...

More cuddles during Ellen...

Found out that toys are not necessary for Christmas, C loves diaper boxes.

discovered that C has a new found LOVE for pickels...
 B surprised me with a treadmill and our downstairs living room became a workout room! I have wanted a treadmill for almost 2 years so of course I was very thankful!! Just had to wait for the right deal and opportunity. I've used it every day since we've had it. I really missed running, it was my alone time. My mind clearing time. And that's B.O.B. in the top right, I haven't been introduced to him yet ;)  Gus doesn't like him!
B and I getting a workout room meant that C's toy area had to move.  He now has his own toy room. He hasn't taken to it yet, he'd rather race his cars up and down the treadmill ;)
I made our favorite meal again, chicken pot pie! I topped it with biscuits...never again will I do that. Tasted delicious BUT the pot pie took about triple the bake time.
My bestie, that I haven't seen in over two years visited!! Her daughter is almost two! We had so much fun with the kiddos!  That deserves a post of its own.
I have also still been making wreaths!
These two burlap beauties are my most recent creations...
 Ornament orders keep coming in as well! If anyone is interested in wreaths or personalized ornaments, let me know! chaptersofourlife @ yahoo [dot] com
 At Earth's Best breakfast is not to be forgotten!!

With the school year in full swing, it may become even more challenging than usual to make 
time for a complete breakfast before work or classes. Despite your challenging schedule, it’s 
important to keep you and your children focused on healthy breakfast eating habits every 

We’ve heard it time and time again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there 
are many reasons why this statement holds true! The typical person spends eight hours asleep 
each night with no food or water. By the time you wake up, your body is dehydrated and you 
have little energy to start your day off with. This goes for adults and little ones in your family! 

If you skip your morning meal, you tend to eat more throughout the day and the foods are 
usually unhealthy and high in calories. An individual who fueled up for their day with breakfast 
can wait until lunch to eat with energy to spare. From as far back as the 1950s, studies have 
consistently shown that children who eat a well-balanced, complete breakfast perform better 
academically than children who regularly skip breakfast. 

Earth’s Best offers several breakfast items that will help your little ones start the day off right 
and are delicious additions to any breakfast regime. You may even find yourself stealing your 
child’s oatmeal for yourself! 

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I have also been selling C's clothes on instagram, if you don't follow me on there you should!! Annie 0720 - no space between my name and the numbers.
I have one of my parent's laptops right now so I plan to get a few posts lined up!  Always so much going on, yikes!
Hope everyone is doing wonderful!! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Keeping the house clean with Earth's Best....


With a new baby or active toddler around the house, we often completely lose sight of keeping the house clean and tidy. It may seem easier to neglect household chores and time consuming cleaning projects, but creating a clean and safe environment for your little ones is essential! It’s impossible to escape germs completely, but it’s possible to use certain tools to prevent unhealthy or dangerous living conditions. Here are a few tips to follow throughout the cleaning process:

 Spills can happen at any moment, not just meal time. Keep a bottle of Earth's Best All Purpose Nursery Cleaner in an easily accessible area of the house for those unexpected messy situations. Earth’s Best All Purpose Nursery Cleaner is formulated using natural and plant-based cleaning agents to help you clean up any mess, while keeping your baby's safety a top priority.

 Keep cleaning tools organized! Knowing ahead of time that you have a specific place that you store each needed item will help make the process less stressful!

 Make a list of daily or weekly cleaning must-dos. Try to strategically tackle one item at a time while your little one is napping or being watched by another family member or friend.

 Earth’s Best provides an extensive guide featuring 12 basic tips to follow that will help you baby proof your house to keep your little one safe:

 Wash your hands frequently! Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice as a good timer. To avoid passing germs onto your child, make sure to wash your hands often, especially before picking them up or feeding them. It’s as simple as using soap and water and rubbing your hands under a running faucet for 20 seconds. Encourage all family members to do the same!

 Make the items that your baby spends the most time with a cleaning priority. Safely keep cribs, baby’s strollers and car seats clean with Earth’s Best chlorine-free, Nursery Wipes. Throw a travel-pack in your purse or diaper bag for all your on-the-go needs.

Earth's Best is providing one of you a chance to win a travel pack of the nursery wipes and a canister of them as well!  Just leave a comment if you want to be entered in the GIVEAWAY!!

We always have the travel pack with us for wiping carts at the store and I use them at home for wiping Cullen's high chair and his play table! 

The WINNER is lucky #5!
I will be contacting you!

p.s. My laptop died and so did Billy's computer! We have an iPad but it's not convenient at all for typing and posting, in my opinion, so please stick with me and the blog while we figure out what we are going to purchase.  Our sweet little Culley bear is 18 months today!!!  Hope you are all doing well!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

halloween decor...

I've had our Halloween decorations out now for a while so I figured I should get to posting the rest of them!  I've already showed you our outdoor decor and some of the decor on our front entry table.  I love decorating so I had so much fun finally being able to use all the decor that I've saved up over the years.

Here is the rest of Halloween madness around our house!

I found some pumpkins the other day as well to add to our outdoor decor!  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

personalize it...

If you thought you LOVED my wreaths then you are certainly going to be head over heals about my new creation!!!

ONLY $6/each
Almost any color combos you can think of I can create!! 

GO LIKE A.B.C. Creations on facebook right now and place your orders via message!!! Or you can send me an email with details :)  && of course I ship!!

I'm still making lots of wreaths and taking orders!! 
Recent wreath creations for SALE...

If you would like an ornament made or a wreath send me a message, leave a comment or find me on FB!! :)
 I will open an Etsy shop but not until I catch up with all the orders I have already received!! Love all the support and my fans!! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chartreuse Giraffe - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!!

I recently came across this adorable baby boutique...

& when the store owner of Chartreuse Giraffe, Faith, said she wanted to work with me I was so excited!!  
She generously sent Cullen all these items...

(she also include a paci clip in fabric the same as the tie! Cullen still has a paci at nap times.) 

I would suggest shopping from Faith's Facebook page --> CLICK HERE
She has A TON of super adorable items! 
Her prices are awesome and she has the quickest turn around time I've ever seen! 
If you are looking for baby gifts or something for your own little one you need to see all the cute items she has!!

This is just a tiny sample...
stroller/toddler blankets

I adore them all!!

now onto everything else!
*lovey blankets*travel changing pads*flannel receiving blankets*burp clothes*hooded towels*bibs*sushi gift set*monthly onesie sets*washcloth cupcakes*
Keep in mind this is just a sample of some of my favorites!
You must go visit Chartreuse Giraffe on Facebook to see the entire collection!

If you want to make a purchase at Chartreuse Giraffe send me a message for a 10% DISCOUNT CODE!! 

Faith also wants to offer a GIVEAWAY for one of YOU to receive a stroller blanket!!
1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. Heart Chartreuse Giraffe on Etsy
3. Like Chartreuse Giraffe on Facebook
4. Visit Chartreuse GIraffe on either Etsy or Facebook and let me know your favorite item!
extra entries
5. Tweet about the giveaway include me in your tweet (Annie0720)
6. Follow Chapters of our Life on Facebook
7. Make a purchase and receive 4 bonus entries!

That is a possibility of 10 entries to win a stroller blanket of your choice!!
This giveaway will end in a week and winner will be chosen, randomly, shortly after!

lucky # 71
Her little man is adorable!
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