Thursday, April 28, 2011

Seafood on a sub???

I've seen these seafood subs advertised for Subway for a while now but had never been brave enough to try one. Lily and I went to eat lunch with Brandon today and of course we went to Subway. I decided it was finally time to taste this seafood sub I've been seeing.

I got it on Wheat bread with no cheese and nothing on it except for light mayonnaise. After tasting the first bite the verdict was....yum!! It was so good! Everyone thinks it's probably going to be gross because of the "seafood" name but it's just crab meat, that's it.

Go try one! I dare you.

A Late Easter Post

I'm a little late doing this now but I didn't want to miss posting Easter pictures of Lily.

Sunday we went my Grandparents house for lunch then around 4 we headed to Brandon's parents house for supper. Lily didn't particpate in the egg hunt but I have a few pictures of her basket from the Easter bunny and her in her dress. I had planned on having us all wear matching colors so we could get a good family photo but Brandon refused to wear the shirt I got him so we'll have to do that another day.
Being distracted by Daddy
and entertained by Marly

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Memories of my Willow

Right after we got her

Sleeping after a long day on Christmas

Halloween 2009

She loved to play


Today is a very sad day. My precious yorkie, Willow passed away last night. She had gotten into some rat poison in our laundry room last week and we thought she'd be fine because she wasn't showing any signs of sickness, until yesterday. I got up to let her and Marly out and there she was, laying on a towel soaked in blood. I immediately called Brandon and told him and he said he'd check her out when he got home. I couldn't even go back in to check on her all day because I was so afraid I would see her and she would be gone. Finally around 2:00 I decided to open the door to the laundry room and let the dogs go outside. Willow came out but not very well. She only got a few feet into the kitchen and collapsed. I decided to get her back into the laundry room and just let her lay down.

When Brandon got home he checked her out and said nothing in her felt broken and it was probably the poison taking control of her. At that point I knew she wasn't going to make it and broke down in tears. He moved her outside to the pen and gave her some water and food and she took a little but was still not active at all. We left to go work at the new house and do laundry and about 7:00 a storm was brewing.

We came back home to put Willow inside and get a few things before heading back to the new house. It has a basement so we knew we'd be safe there. When I walked outside I saw Brandon didn't have Willow in his arms. She had passed sometime when we were gone. Somehow I knew it was going to happen, I just didn't want to believe it. I cried on the way back to town and have been all day today.

We had only had her a few years but she was my baby, besides Lily of course. I loved her so much and don't even want to believe she's gone....
RIP My Precious Willow

Monday, April 18, 2011

Family Dollar Score!

I was at Family Dollar the other day when I decided to check out the hair stuff. I thought maybe I could find Lily some cute flowers or bows. As I was looking around I saw a 4 pack of crocheted headbands for $1!!! I paid almost $2 on just one of these before she was born! I only grabbed one pack of cream, red, black, and gray because she had all of the other colors but I couldn't believe it when I saw these so cheap.

Doc appt

Lily had her 6 month doctor appt and shots Friday (even though she's almost 7 mths.) She had been sleeping and hadn't had a very good nap before we got there so she was grouchy the whole time. Plus, Brandon wasn't with me so it made it even worse. She weighed 15 lbs 12 oz and was 26" long so she's a little small for her age but I really think she'll always be a petite little thing.

While we were waiting for the doctor to come in the room I had her sitting on the table and she was so tired and cranky she was continuously putting her arms out for me and not happy unless I was holdig her. It broke my heart but that's the first time she's ever held out her arms for me that much. When the doctor came in she immediately started crying so I knew this wasn't going to be a great visit. He said she looked good and since she's been doing good on baby food we can start her on solids, meaning "our" food as long as it's mashed good. I immediately was in shock...can my baby girl be ready for adult food already?

I had to ask him about a rash that's on the back her neck she's been scratching at but he said it was just a heat rash, nothing to be concerned about. She's also sitting up the way she should be and also putting weight on her legs, which she's always done. Sometimes I think she'll be walking before she's crawling.

After the doctor checked her all over it was time for shots. The nurses came in and I set her down the the table one last time and dreaded what was to come. I think Lily knew what was happening because she immediately started crying. She had to get 3 shots and an oral solution but thankfully they did them fast because as soon as they stuck her she started really couldn't get her breathe crying and that's the worst. I picked her up as soon as they were done but she didn't calm down a whole lot. I quickly got her dressed and put her in her car seat so we could go and she finally stopped. It wasn't long after we pulled out of the drive and she fell asleep.

I hate seeing my daughter so upset, it's heart breaking. We get to wait until she's a year now before shots again.

Sweet Potatoes

We started giving Lily baby food a few weeks ago. Last week we gave her sweet potatoes and she loved them. She did get a little messy though...
She has since done a lot better with them but we still strip her down when she eats her veggies.

We're Moving!

We've been talking about moving for a while now. We are currently living in Brandon's grandparents (they've passed) house about 8 miles from town. When we moved in we had the idea to fix it up and make it nice. Since we were doing the work and paying for it, we didn't have to pay rent. We did quite a bit of work to the thing while I was pregnant....put new floors down, painted, tore down a wall, make an opening bigger, and put new drywall up in the living room and dining room. We only got so far then ran out of money, especially when we needed to start buying for the baby. So the remodeling stopped. The house currently isn't fully kitchen cabinets, no sink, countertop, etc. We have to do our dishes in the bathroom sink. The bathtub is gross, I don't even like taking a shower..and I can't even take a bath because it's so shallow, and I am a bath lover!! Also we are using the dining room as our living room because the living room isn't finished and the only heat we have is a small propane heater in the "living room" and electric heaters in our bedroom. Poor Lily isn't even able to be in her room because it's too cold in there.  We also don't have much storage space at all so our house is cluttered!! And everything in the house runs off of propane except for the electricity so it's very expensive, especially in the winter.

We also would just rather be in town.

A couple weeks ago Brandon came home and told me a guy he works with has a house that just sits with no one in it. He had hired someone to remodel it but he decided he wanted to go back to school so it's sitting there not getting done. We went and looked at it and I decided I really liked it, plus the owner said we could go ahead and finish remodeling it and do whatever we wanted to do to it...with his money, not ours. It is a little small and only has 1 bedroom on the lower level but it has 2 upstairs so we can be up there with Lily and a basement!! The kitchen is pretty small but we'll actually have a fully functional kitchen with cabinets and a sink so I'm thrilled.

We're going tonight to start painting to so I'll be sure and get some good "before" pics. I'm so anxious to have a nice place to come home to and a finished, safe, place for Lily. Hopefully we'll be moved in by Mother's Day!!

What a Waste..

Saturday was the big open house with the other 4 girls. As I mentioned in the previous post my goal was to sell $2000 and have 10 show bookings. We also wanted to have at least 100 people show up. After 5 hours of being there, our guest total was 12....yes 12!! After having a Facebook event up for almost a month and putting up flyers only 12 people came.

I ended up having only 2 people order from me and my total sales were $110, and no shows booked. I can't even count it as a real show because a real show is $250 or more. I am beyond disappointed and very frustrated. I ordered so much supplies and displays for this thing thinking we would have a really good turnout and we didn't.

I really need to book some shows so I'm running a special in May that if you book a party with me before Easter you get $25 in free product and if you buy from me this week you get 10% off......any takers???

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I've been seeing these posts in the blog world for a while now and just never thought to do it. Today I saw the perfect things for a post like this. I doubt I make this a weekly thing but I really want to share what I'm loving today.

1. This little girl!! She finally went down for her nap this morning without putting up much of a fight.

2. My new HP 3 in 1 printer.

I originally had this HP printer that did a good job, however, it had been packed away in storage until last weekend. Brandon was so kind to dig it out for me so I could start using it to print my lia sophia stuff. I got it out one day ready to use it when I realized the power cord was missing....great :(.

I have been thinking about getting a new 3 in 1 printer anyway so I could make copies of the stuff rather than having to print it all and this just made me want one even more. Last night while at Wal-Mart I was looking at them and Brandon gave me the ok to get one. I booted it all up today and I've printed a few things and I love it. It's a chic black and I think I might have to put some pink accents on it to make it more "me." It ended up being $60 which was more than I wanted to spend but it's tax deductible since I use it for my business so I guess it's fine. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Open House

Saturday is a big day for me and my lia sophia business. I will doing an open house/expo with 4 other girls....who all just happen to be my cousins! Between the 5 of us we will displaying lia sophia, Thirty-One Gifts, Mary Kay, Scentsy, and It Works Body Wraps. We'll be set up for 5 hours so I hope we have at least 100 people come through. That's the goal anyway.

I had to order quite a few supplies so I'd have enough stuff and I'm going to be very busy these next couple of days getting my packets together and making sure I have everything I need.

My goal is to have $2000 worth of sales and get 10 show bookings...wish me luck!

If you would like to help contribute you can go to my Click on "our jewelry" then under "hostess lookup", type in my name, Crystal Ault. When the box pops us, click my name and start shopping!! We have a great Customer Save Plan this 2, get 4 (the most expensive) half off!!!

You can also have a catalog party if you want and everything will get shipped directly to you to distribute. Our hostess benefits are awesome and this months hostess special is have a $600 or more show and get $100 worth of jewelry for $19!!

Let me help you add to your jewelry wardrobe!! Everyone woman needs some sparkle!

Monday, April 11, 2011

6 Months

Lily turned 6 months in March and here's her pic in her chair.
and her St. Pattys Day pic

5 Months

Lily turned 5 months back in February but I wasn't able to post her pic then so here it is now.

Here's her Valentine's Day pic with her min lily Daddy got her.


Last night Brandon asked me why I wrote a blog and it got me thinking. Why do I write a blog? Why do I take the time out of my day to do it? I don't have a ton of followers. I don't get many comments on my posts. I have no sponsors and my blog isn't even a popular one.

I didn't have an answer for him but I think the reason I write one is to just get all of my feelings out and to be some kind of entertaiment. I follow a TON of blogs and I love reading about other people's lives, projects, recipes, and whatever else they write about. I hope other people that either already follow my blog or just stumble upon it will get enjoyment out of reading what I have to say...and hopefully someday I will have that long list of followers I'd love to have an each one of my posts will have 5 or 10 comments. So that's why!!
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