Friday, December 30, 2011


Hello! I'll no longer be blogging at That's So City. Don't be sad, because what's in store will be 100 times better. My two sisters and I have all been blogging separately, and have decided to combine our efforts.  So, from now on I'll be blogging at Twenty Something Mama

We are a SUPER excited to start blogging together! If you like reading what I have to say, you're sure to love reading what my sisters write. We're redesigning/planning as I type, so hopefully we'll be in full blogging more come Sunday. We've decided to keep things loosely structured if that makes any sense. We'll each be posting individual posts every week and a specific day (mine is Wednesday). The other three days (we most likely won't post on Saturdays) will be posts we write together.

Please, please, please head on over to Twenty Something Mama, follow us, add us to your bookmarks, reader, blog roll or whatever, and follow along with three pretty fun, crafty, out spoken and crazy twenty something mamas.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Finished Collage Wall

Remember the collage wall in Love Bean's nursery? The two empty frames are now filled. I put our Christmas card in one of them and in the other a picture of Love Bean and the hubs. I love the completed collage!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

My mom made all of her grandbabies Christmas countdowns. It's a little box filled with cards with the number of days until Christmas and a little activity for that day. Stella's too little to know what's going on, but I'm having fun doing the activities with her anyway!
Our countdown box
 So far we've listened to Christmas music, watch a Christmas movie while eating popcorn, and decorated our tree. The first day we were suppose to make a bird feeder, but we skipped that for this year, and today we're suppose to write a letter to Santa. We'll probably skip that one too.

Because we've never really had room for a tree, for the past 2 years we've had a little 15 inch one that we'd set on the bookshelf. This year since we have a little more room, and we have our little Love Bean, we decided we needed to get something a little bigger. So after church yesterday, we made a Target run and bought a 4 foot tall pre-lit tree, ornaments, garland and ribbon for wrapping presents! 

Our floor lamp was taller than our tree, so we had to improvise. We covered a diaper box with some lace and set our tree on top of that. Then hubs and I hung the ornaments together. We bought bright, metallic, and glittery ornaments.
Every year I choose a theme for our gift wrapping. Last year it was golds and blues. This year, I knew that I wanted to use newspaper as the wrapping and then add big cool bows and lots of ribbon. I had so much fun wrapping, it's probably my favorite part of getting ready for Christmas. I still have some more to wrap, but I'm waiting for the mailman to deliver them.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Closet Overhaul: Part 3

I decided it was time to overhaul my closet. I've purged, assessed, created my needs list, and now it's the fun part . . . creating my wants list.

This is my original wants list—I wrote it way before even deciding to overhaul my closet. It's kind of long and vague, that needed to change. Part of overhauling my closet is being deliberate and specific with what I add.
  • Skinny jeans
  • Trouser jeans
  • Grey jeans
  • Black casual pants
  • Hunter Boots
  • Black sweater
  • Long sleeve white t-shirt
  • Knee high black boots
  • Cardigans (white/gray/bright color)
  • Lace dress
  • New scarf (2)
  • Brown leather belt
  • Black belt
  • Flats
  • White t-shirt
  • Black pumps
Here is my new and improved list. I narrowed it way down, even though the other stuff would be nice to have, these are the 4 pieces I really want to add to my closet right now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let Me Hold You Longer

I cry every time I read Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury. I told Tim, that I'm not going to be able to read it to our Love Bean once she understands that I'm crying. Seriously, it should be a illegal how sentimental this book is.

We often think about and get excited for all our babies firsts, their first smile, first bath, first laugh. But holding onto their lasts is what this book is about, the last time you hold them on your hip, the last time they tell you their going to marry you, or the last time they sleep in the bassinet next to your bed.

Yeah, that last one is happening soon in the Krenz household. She's been a little big for a bassinet for a little while, she's such a crazy sleeper she's always hitting the sides, but I'm just not ready accept she's that big already! I won't even experience most of the lasts in the book for a few years, but still it gets me bawling my eyes out every single time.