Saturday, March 26, 2011

searching for inspiration.

So I was looking at the "Blogger Buzz" a second ago and noticed they're about to change the look of the dashboard. Just when I figure out how to use this, they change it. Not sure when it'll happen, I got to distracted to read it all.

We're finally in our new house and I just can't seem to get motivated to finish unpacking and cleaned up. I've been so tired and I hate myself for feeling this way because I want to get so much done, but I just want to rest.

Lorelei is growing like a weed. At six months old she is trying to stand up. While standing beside a box she actually pulled herself up to stand. It won't be long before she's walking. I'm not looking forward to that because its hard enough as it is to keep her still.

Oh, and speaking of our new house... I need some inspiration.. Right now the walls are all a pale tan, and we've got the same old furniture.. Everything is the same. I need color and excitement.. I need some inspiration..

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I've actually got one of those jars.. Thats a good idea though, but i'll need 4 more.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We moved!!

I love love love love love my new house! Finally I don't feel like I'm living in a cramped apartment. I can move around in a HOUSE! I also lovex5 my 2 car garage even though I feel like its going to chomp down on the tail end of my car every time I close it. I also love my way bigger than necessary laundry room and the ten million closets.. and the pantry.. oh my gosh the pantry is like five times the size of my old pantry I'm pretty sure I can fit everything on just a shelf and a half.. and there are like six shelves. Not sure what to do with all of this extra space. I need an interior designer.. scratch that.. I just need some money. What I'm not loving is the stairs.. I'm pretty sure this is bigger than the normal staircase. My legs hurt already. I can't imagine having to carry Lorelei up and down these stairs everyday. But I'll do it cause I love this new house!!

Speaking of Lorelei, She has been staying with grandparents since Friday. I'm not sure how I've gone so long without her, but its been a big help since we've been moving. She is such a good baby though. She is so sweet for everyone, she probably didn't even miss me. Since she has been gone she has almost mastered crawling, and she can now sit herself up. Before she left she could only rock on her hands and knees and could only halfway sit up on her own. I feel like I've missed so much. My mother-in-law had a picture made of her while she was with her..


I may be bias, but I'm pretty sure that is the cutest picture in the whole world!

Friday, March 18, 2011

handwriting game

thanks heatherxdawn for tagging me in this handwriting game.. I don't write nearly enough anymore. I think I wrote enough back at the paper that my hands needed a break.. 2 years working there equals 3 years of a break. maybe my hands will be ready once Lorelei gets into school. 

I was to lazy to go find my camera and upload and stuff so I just took the picture with photobooth on my computer..



1. What is your name / blogger name?
Victoria Herring / rainingparade... still not sure where that blogger name came from.
2. What is your blog URL?
http://www.rainingparade.blogspot.com/
3. Write "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog"
done.
4. Write Your Favorite Quote
I don't have a favorite.
5. What is your favorite song?
I've got a bunch. My taste changes from day to day.
6. What is your favorite music right now?
I've been listening to a bunch of Relient K lately.
7. Is there anything else you would like to add about your handwriting?
I love cursive! and usually my handwriting is a mix of cursive and print. Oh, and I hate shorthand!
8. Choose Thee Bloggers to follow suit.
I don't know of anyone to tell to follow.. so anyone who reads this, follow..

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Things have been going great for me lately! We are preparing for our move that is in one week. It is so nice not to stress about it because we have a moving company that will come pack up everything, move it across town, and then unpack it. We just sit and watch.

This weekend we found a Zoo right down the road. Seriously, it was only like five miles from our house! I have a rhino five miles from my house! It was so fun. The best part of all is that it was so cheap. We got to go into this huge park, which had camping and trails for about $12. With that we got our tickets to the zoo. for another $6 we got to ride a train. The ride wasn't the most scenic thing in the world, but who doesn't like a train ride? The wind felt great because it was pretty hot that day. I was worried about having to walk around the park, but the set up of the park was so nice. Everything was shaded! Luckily I had taken part in a deal at CVS where you buy $25 worth of certain baby products and you get a free umbrella stroller. That stroller already has some miles on it!


Can you tell she loved it? Oh, and the X's and O's stroller is pretty cute too.. Especially cause it was free!  I'm sure we will be returning to that zoo, and soon too!

I've been getting into shopping at drug stores lately. There is a free deal almost every week at every one (CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid). I've gotten free medicine, soap, deodorant and toothpaste, and that is just in the past week! My husband was getting upset that we had stuff stacking up. I had to find something to keep up my hobby/habit, and to keep things from piling up in my house. I found a way to donate the things to homeless and needy people who really need it, and now I get even more excited about going shopping.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This year seems to be going just how I have wanted it. I hope my saying that doesn't jinx it. My efforts at saving money have been going great. We've paid off our sofas and our credit card bill which will save us almost $200 a month. I'm still paying on a student loan though.. that'll be payed off with next years taxes maybe. My husband and I both got new computers and gave our old one to his mother. I finally got my MacBook Pro and I'm so in love with it!!

We're moving this month too! I think I've mentioned that before though. Thankfully the Marines are going to move us so it won't be too much work for us. I'm so excited to have a bigger pantry to keep all of these groceries that keep rolling in. Not to mention that I've lowered our grocery budget, but I have been able to bring in more food. I've been buying more organics and the good quality name brand food... and spending less!!

I've got a trip planned for today and I will be able to get 6 bottles of spray n wash laundry cleaner and 2 bags of hall's cough drops for free! Actually they will be paying me to take them out of the store. I've never been able to do this before so I'm really excited. I'll have to take pictures later and show you guys.