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Valentine’s Day Felt Wall Heart

Posted by nattya61 on January 4, 2013

I’m sure most of you have seen those felt Christmas Trees you can make to put on the wall for your little one to play and rearrange the ornaments. I made one of those for Nick this Christmas and was so sad to have to take it down last week, that I decided to make him the same thing, only a heart, for Valentine’s Day. I know this post is a bit premature since I haven’t even written about our Christmas (or Thanksgiving…whoops) yet, but it was so cute, I had to post a picture of it before I forgot.


I just cut a heart out of red, a smaller one out of white, and then a bunch of little hearts and LOVE out of felt scraps. I then put the tacks under the white felt and hot glued it to the red so Nick wouldn’t be able to get the tacks out of the wall, and that’s it. I know it’s a bit “girly,” but who cares. It’s almost Valentine’s Day!


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Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies – Thank You, Pinterest!

Posted by nattya61 on August 16, 2012

And thank you, Paula Deen, since she is the creator of this recipe.

So, I said I was going to make homemade ketchup. That was until I realized you needed a blender for the task. We have a blender, but I’m not in the mood to take it down from the top of the refrigerator, dust it off, use it, and clean it, so I decided to be unhealthy and make cookies instead.

I dug into my Sweets board and found the pin for Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly except I didn’t add the powdered sugar since I knew Nick would be eating the cookies and that would just be really messy. You have to buy Pillsbury cake mix because that’s the only brand (as far as mainstream brands go) that is the right size box (who knew…I always thought they were all the same). They are super simple to make. These are honestly the best cookies ever! They are soft and chewy. They taste like cake batter! Oh…so…good!!!

Nick didn’t even know I was baking cookies, but he ran into the kitchen and yelled, “Cookies!” He could smell their awesomeness from the bedroom.

You can’t eat just one!

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Almost Three!

Posted by nattya61 on March 13, 2012

Last Saturday we used our awesome JCP Portrait Studio Groupon and got both family pictures and Nick’s third birthday pictures taken. Nick was not very cooperative for the family pictures, but he did really well for the pictures of him alone. He’s at that age now where he’s more comfortable with people and will actually smile for the camera. The problem is just getting him to sit still long enough to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by nattya61 on May 24, 2010

Nicholas took his first steps on May 14th and he’s been walking more and more ever since. He is so proud of himself whenever he does it too. He’ll clap and shreik and laugh! It’s so adorable. Walking means getting into more and more things. I had to babyproof his bookcase for the first time and remove some of the more delicate books. I had to put the pekingese book from the 1960’s in the living room bookcase.

Speaking of pekingeses, I want a dog. This isn’t new. I missed Foxy since she passed, but now I’m really really wanting a dog. Some women get baby fever. Well, I have puppy fever. Bryan is willing to get one now, but I still want to wait until Nicholas is older. A dog is a lot of work. Nicholas is a lot of work. I may want a dog now, but I know we don’t need one. I’ll wait until that time. Maybe when Nicholas is four instead of five, though.

Other than that things have been pretty much the same. Bryan has been working a lot more hours lately. The money is good, but we’re both tired.

I’ll update when I can since WordPress is now blocked at my place of employment. Until then, have a good week everyone!

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Posted by nattya61 on January 8, 2010

According to it’s currently 0 degrees outside. Yeah, that’s cold. The windchill is even worse. And, I have a bad cold, which just makes it feel really painful out there. Oh, how I am looking forward to spring.

Spring? Where is it?

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Today I Feel Like This:

Posted by nattya61 on December 22, 2009

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Raising My Nick: A Parenting Blog Part II

Posted by nattya61 on October 21, 2009

I’ve found a few blogs (added to my Blogroll) that make me and Bryan feel like relatively normal parents when it comes to raising Nick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Friday

Posted by nattya61 on July 17, 2009

So, I haven’t had the most productive week. At work anyway. At home, things have been pretty good. I’ve learned how to bargain shop.  Read the rest of this entry »

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