Friday, July 16, 2010

Laundry tips for moms.

Right, so I never thought I'd be sharing household tips here but last night was the first time I washed a disposable diaper and well, the results were blog worthy.

We leave for Boise today and last night I was doing the last load of laundry before our trip. I started the load quickly before I left for a Full House MOMs Love and Logic seminar. When I returned I started pulling the clothes from the washer to the dryer while having a conversation with our babysitter, Ms. Angela. I saw shreds and just thought I left something in a pocket. Then I noticed the GOO that was EVERYWHERE. Very confused I showed Ms. Angela. She was like, that's a diaper. What?!? How could a diaper get in there?

We've starting introducing the boys to the potty and have them in Pull Ups, trying to get them to understand the concept. Our laundry hamper is right outside of their bathroom. My guess is that one of them decided to "help" Mommy and dispose of the dirty pull up. Funny thing is, I remember Darrell helping me one morning before he left for work and only having one dirty pull up at the end. I was a little miffed, thinking that Darrell went all the way to the Diaper Genie and only took his baby's diaper. Sorry babe. :)

Bright side? At least it was a Pull Up and not a super absorbent regular diaper. Can you image?

I ended up separating the load into 4 separate loads to give the goo room to be washed away. So my last load of laundry before we left turned into five. Maybe this will spare another mom from doing the same!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The next big thing.

Like we really need a NEXT big thing, sometimes I wonder if I just like to shake things up whenever the dust begins to settle. (No mom, I'm not pregnant.)

A while back I posted about leaving my job and getting my Master's Certificate in Online Marketing. Throughout the courses, I have been applying what I've learned and building my portfolio. So yesterday I was able to launch my start-up web design and marketing company!

It is scary to put yourself out there and I probably would have waited until everything was perfect. Because that realistic, right?

Instead, I was inspired by my amazing friend, Jennie of, and who I was so blessed to have visit me for a long weekend (6 days!) and give me the little nudge (great big push) I needed. Not only did she encourage me with her reaction to everything I had in my portfolio, she gave me more work to add to it and then put me out there to her little corner of internet (y'all she averages 2,500 readers a week!) I had 118 visitors to my site just yesterday. AND THEN this little post went up. Really!?! The Stir gets 6 million unique views a month.

You see sometimes I fail to remember that validation is overrated. I think we all do... so try not to be too hard on yourself. But not Jennie. Good lord, that girl is making things happen and it is so inspiring. In her post she said, she had no idea how far I had come in the last couple years. If I impressed her - then she made my head spin. It was just over two years ago that I remember talking with her about her ideas. She has worked hard to make them happen, not to mention starting a family and moving up the career ladder at her day job.

Mike are you listening? Load up the Uhaul and head to Portland. Jennie and I are taking over the world.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July!

Here's a slideshow from our fourth of July!