Friday, August 28, 2009

"Hello Maternal Instinct, Where are you?"

I recently spent the week with 2 extra kiddo's in the house. Wonderful neighbor of mine watched mine while I was working a couple weeks back so I returned the favor and watched hers while she was working. Here's what I learned while having 4 kids under the age of 4!

  • Never feed 4 kids who aren't the best with utensils, rice. I was trying to be all Martha Stewart like and actually cook lunch. Now I'm wondering what was I thinking as I try to sweep soft, gooey rice off the floor. Have you ever tried that, doesn't work. Should have gone with the lunchables.
  • Never ask a 4 year old tomboy, "What's in your box?" It's always a "pet" cricket that decides to jump right at you while you're holding a 9 month old. Of course I sacrificed the 9 month old,..that's who I am.
  • 1 monster energy drink a day just isn't enough.
  • The next door neighbors are putting in a pool today. I swear they're laughing at me saying, "Look at our pool. We are so much cooler than you. By the way, you have vomit on your boob."
  • Maybe I'm not as maternal as I once thought I was. These kids are really getting on my nerves. "No, you can't put that dog collar around your neck while being pulled by a leash." Tomboy replies, "Roof Roof, my name is Rusty and I wont answer to Megan. Now take me for a walk you moron!"
  • I'm too lazy to load 4 kids in the car to head to the park so I insisit we can't go b/c it might rain. I don't really think they're falling for it. Maybe I'll blame it on the swine flu.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sale starts today!

It's here, the day has arrived! Comment here or send us an email or call! Just get the info to me! If you leave a comment, make sure I have your email address so I can send you an invoice!

To get further details, please see the post below.

Now, some of my favorites.....

Baby Gap Madras Top
Reg. Price: $15.95

Sale Price: $7.97

Click HERE to view

Janie and Jack Winter Dress and Top Set
Reg Price: $31.95
Sale Price: $15.97
Click HERE to view

House of Hatten boys Smocked Outfit
Reg Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $14.97

Click HERE to view

Tips for shopping on eBay:

Incase your new to eBay here are some guidelines to help you shop.

-NWT: New With Tags
-NWOT: New Without Tags
-EUC: Excellent Used Condition. No stains, tears or rips and minimal wash wear
-VGUC: Very Good Used Condition. No stains, tears or rips but medium wash wear and slight pillage

Have fun!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Details are in! 50% off our eBay store!

For 2 days only everything in our eBay store will be 50% off. This is a private sale that is only available to blog followers. All items will be marked at regular price. Only you will know it is available for 50% off. Remember eBay is a competitive place. As soon as you have made your selections let me know quickly as many items at our eBay store are not available in duplicate quantities.

WHEN: August 24th-25th

WHERE: Waddlers and Toddlers eBay Store


  • You must follow our blog to participate. To do this, just click the "follow" icon to the left.

  • Copy either the item title or item number of the listing you would like

  • Starting Monday the 24th, I will create a post for the sale. You may either comment there with the information of the item you would like or email me at

  • For those that prefer to call, you may do so at 469-261-0555

  • For combined purchases you will pay the highest shipping cost plus an additional .70 cents per purchase.

  • All orders over $50 are shipped for free.

  • Sale is for apparel only; that includes adult clothing as well.

  • Sale ends exactly at midnight on the 25th.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Where have I been?

Why no answer to your emails and phone calls??? I've been at 21st Century Dental working! It's only the best dental office ever! I promise I will be done this week and my usual schedule will return. I have received your phone calls/emails and will catch up on them tonight. All your purchases have been shipped and you will receive your tracking numbers soon.

Maybe later I will share some stories of "behind the doors of a dental office." Now there's some funny stories.

Stay tuned for our Christmas in August Sale. It will be held the last week in August for 2 days only. Stop in on Thursday for the details.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paper Planes and Wishes

I'm in a sentimental mood today so forgive the sappiness that is about to begin!

We are currently getting ready to put our house on the market and the search for a new home has begun. In my heart of all hearts, I have a vision of the home with the white picket fence, big front porch and hardwood floors. A craftsman style home that was built in the 1920's where the street is lined with trees. We live in a beautiful home now but we actually want to downsize. I know that sounds odd but I believe in living life simple. We have over 2800 square feet and only use the family room and kitchen. To be honest, we would all just rather be together in the same room. I often daydream of having Christmas around the fireplace in a cozy living room. A living room that has been around for over 80 years where families before mine have created their own memories. I daydream about a time where you could knock on your neighbors door and borrow some sugar or where the women in the neighborhood share coffee at brunch. Where I could walk my children down the block to the local stores to meet the shop owners and soak up the flavor. My problem, this house seems impossible to find. Here's a photo of a house that is about an hour from where we currently live that I would absolutely love to live in.

The problem is, most of the houses in our area that are historic with all the charm I so desire are not in the best neighborhoods or have the best school district. Where is a girl to find this home!

I am sure my visions of what I wanted when I grew up started very early on. From the movies I romanticised and the books that I read. I often wonder what my own daughter wishes for. Today we made over 15 paper planes and I have to tell you there was something so special about it. She was amazed how Mommy could fold each one differently and magically make them fly. We placed all her magical paper planes in a bowl and I told her for each one that flew, she could make a wish. We called it our Paper Planes and Wishes.

I am absolutely crazy for Christmas and around August every year I start to get very ancy for the holidays. I kid you not, I have a binder full of holiday ideas, projects, and decorations that I pull out every August to start planning the holiday season. I am the crazy neighbor that puts up her decorations in November. Even when I was 8 months pregnant you could find me outside with a hammer and life size candy canes decorating our front sidewalk. This year in honor of the holiday season and the joy it brings, we will be having a Christmas in August sale for our blog readers only. Details soon to follow! Here are my 2 favorite Christmas Songs below to help get you in the spirit!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Let me count the ways...a letter to my Husband

Dear Husband,

Thank you for putting your dirty dishes on the counter above the dishwasher you romantic fool! I stayed up late last night emptying the dishwasher and you didn't want to spoil it by putting dirty dishes back in.

You know me so well. You know how special I feel when I get to scrape dried refried beans off a plate. I feel so needed. So important. My life's goal is to get those dishes clean and having you by my side, I know that goal will come true.

It's just me and the beans as I so lovingly daydream out our kitchen window. I daydream of what will be on the counter for me tomorrow. I feel sadness for the wives out there that don't get to flirt with old milk left in a glass or the 10 oreo's you half ate and so adoringly left for me. Did you only eat the inside of the oreo's just for me? Were you saving me the cookie parts? We all know that's the best part.

These beans fought a brilliant battle. A battle I thought I was going to loose because the kiddo's kept distracting me. I had to dodge paper airplanes being hurled at my head and I believe our daughter painted all my toenails but I stayed the course. As I watch the beans take their final journey, swirling in the sink and finally down the drain, a small tear streams poetically down my face. Sad that the moment is gone. My moment of glory has now ended. But because of you, my dear sweet husband, I know tomorrow will bring more moments for me to shine. You will leave me more beans tomorrow and the next day, and the next day, and the next day, and the day after that. Just like our love, so are the beans everlasting.

I have laid your favorite pillow and blanket on the couch so you can be wrapped in my love too as you fall asleep tonight.


Your adoring wife

Friday, August 7, 2009

Deal Alert at Old Navy

Seriously ladies this is one huge sale. Old Navy has marked all their clearance items at an additional 50% off. I bought kids shirts at $1.50 and women's jeans at $6.00!! I bought 2 bags full for under a $100!!

Hurry and get shopping!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

eBay Up In Smokes!

For the first time ever, I actually have flowers in the garden that I can pull on a weekly basis to grace my house! They sit on the kitchen island between last nights dinner, a few sippy cups, an old bottle and some other random things. Somehow the flowers make even the stuck on goo of the pans look good. I have always wanted to have fresh flowers. Somehow I imagined that if I could only get the fresh flowers like Martha says, all would be right with the world. We all have that one thing. Maybe yours is waking up to actual clean clothes to choose from, maybe it's a crisp pillow case or something else. The fresh flowers have always been my go to "blame the inanimate object" choice. The kids aren't behaving, it's because I don't have any fresh flowers and they have finally realized they drew the short stick when Moms were being handed out. But I digress. I am a huge eBay shopper. It's usually the first place I go when I need anything. I needed a bud vase to put my freshly picked flowers in. The bud vase would really complete the picture here. If I only had a bud vase my dream of being a mother who is actually put together would come true. My entire existence rests upon finding a bud vase. I somehow feel fancier needing a bud vase! Honestly, I just like saying bud vase. Who else besides Martha would ever wake up in the morning and say, "Gee, I really think those flowers would look lovely in a bud vase." So as I was shopping on eBay I came across this listing:

I immediately realized how ridiculous I was for needing a bud vase and put the flowers in a glass.

I am half tempted to ask the seller if the Marlboro's come with the vase? Do they cost extra? How old are they? Have they been opened? This seller is serious. He's not trying to pass off the lights, we're talking straight up mediums here. These are the "reds" for goodness sakes. What had to be going through their mind when they made that decision. Let's see, I could use a dollar bill, maybe a glass, I think I'll use my Marlboro's. Yeah, that's it. Perfect. Bud Vase...Malboro's....not an oxymoron at all.

Here's to you and whatever your "bud vase" is!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jon and Kate Plus 8

I'm about to get to Jon and Kate but need to do some updates first!

Thank you to all who ordered the squeaky shoes! The sale was a huge success and it was wonderful meeting all the new customers and great talking to my returning customers! Let me know how your waddlers and toddlers enjoy the shoes! I'll be posting a video soon of my own waddler in his squeaky shoes soon! Today is the last day of the sale so get shopping if you haven't already!

Also, our blogger friend Mod Mami is throwing a 50% off sale over at her store! What are Monday's for other than shopping!

Now on to Jon and Kate plus 8 minus Jon. Who's watching the season premier tonight??? Whatever your opinions are, you still find yourself watching it? They've been controversial lately and there is so much written about them but I still can't help myself but to watch! Do I care about the kids,..of course! But it's like a train wreck that I just can't turn away from. I use to feel very sorry for Jon. Although I always thought he only had himself to blame for his roll in the relationship with Kate. I always gave Kate credit and leniency for the way she treated Jon. I thought perhaps Jon "needed" the "nagging" in order to get his bum in gear but it always made me want to run and hide when she would belittle and berate him. But with Jon's recent behavior the sympathy is definitely dwindling. At the very least, could this man wait to date until the dust settles?? I mean,..really! What about dating Hailey Glassman? Does anyone else find that a little creepy? The daughter of the doctor who did your wife's surgery? How old was she when they first met? She must have still been in high school!

If you plan on watching, come back after the show airs and let me know what you thought! I'm in the mood to have some good old fashion Hollywood Gossip!