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Hello friends! I've missed you. We've been taking a break for summer and focusing on spending time with the baby. But I hope to stop by more frequently starting this fall. In the meanwhile, I wanted to bring you a recent home improvement.

Our attic access is through a ceiling opening in our laundry room...an opening with no stairs to get into the attic. This meant hopping up on top of the washer and hoisting ourselves up there. Hope you're feeling strong.

Thats why we were really excited to get the opportunity to try a compact Werner attic ladder.

They make a compact ladder that's perfect for our narrow attic opening. The instructions warn that you need to have some DIY skills before attempting to install it yourself and we found it to be the case. The instructions were very straight forward, but it was a little more complicated than we expected. Of course, had it not been 100 degrees in our attic on the summer day when we were installing, or had we not have needed to keep climbing up there on our awful washing machine system, it would have been a lot easier for us!

werner attic ladder



But we are so happy to have installed it! Now when we put boxes or Christmas stuff into the attic, it's a breeze!

 

installing werner attic ladder





Thanks to Werners for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Meet My Boy


May 07, 2013
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I’d like to introduce you to someone special.  My baby boy was born several weeks ago.  I am completely in love and my heart with overflowing joy.  I feel so blessed and am incredibly thankful for him.  Have I mentioned I am in love?  Love. him. so. much.

I will be calling him “Junior” on here.  This is mostly so I can share things like poopy diaper stories without the fear of his friends Googling his name in high school and having him melt with embarrassment.  I plan on doing my mom-embarrassing in person instead by doing things like I kissing him in front of his friends as I drop him off for school Open-mouthed smile.  So I hope you understand why I’ll be keeping his name off here and also not sharing a ton of photos of him.  While I love seeing cute baby photos on other blogs and am tempted to share the adorableness that is him, the protective mother hen in me wants to keep him off the internets for now.  There will be plenty of time to put him out into the big scary world later, but for now I kind of just want to bottle up his baby innocence and keep him all for myself.  I’m not sure if that makes sense, but I’m a new mom so I’m allowed to get away with doing things that don’t make sense!

Thanks for being understanding and still reading this blog even though I’ve been away for a little while.  I’m still trying to figure out this “mom” stuff and want to focus my time and energy on my little bundle of joy so things have quieted on the internet lands for me.  I will be popping in and sharing things more now as I’ve gotten my “sea-legs” in this whole parenthood thing, but it will still be kind of sporadic as I am enjoying my baby bliss. 

Have I mentioned how in love I am?

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Since Easter is just a few days away, I figured I’d make this week’s Friday Faves Easter related.  Here are some of the cute Easter ideas I’ve come across.

Excuse me while I try to take a bite out of these delicious adorable giant Peep decorations by The Seasonal Home.

Giant Peeps Decoration - The Seasonal Home


If you have kiddos, I love this fun idea- plant jelly beans the night before Easter and in the morning the kids wake up to lollipops that “sprouted” up.  Lovely idea from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam.

Plant Jelly Beans Grow Lollipops - Beauty and Bedlam


If you’re looking for a super cute Easter appetizer, check out these adorable deviled egg chicks by Breida with a B.  There’s nothing devilish about these cuties.

Baby Chick Deviled Eggs - Breida with a B


But if dyeing eggs is more your thing, I love these natural egg dye ideas.  Yummy Mummy Kitchen was very clever and used natural dyes from things she already had in her kitchen like tea and wine.

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs - Yummy Mummy Kitchen


If you’re looking for some more Easter ideas, you can check out my Easter dessert ideas post from last year.  Do you have any plans for Easter this year?

P.S. If you're pinning any of these images onto Pinterest, please click over to the original blog post and pin from their site.

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