Painting a Bathroom Vanity.
Painting Details by a DIYer!
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There are lots of things that I am good at in life.
I am good at sleeping, procrastinating, cussing, and sarcasm. These are just a few of the many things that I pride myself in.
One of the best qualities I possess is I can “DIY” anything. You name it, I got ya covered.
Every time I see something in Hobby Lobby that is super cute, my first thought is ” I can make that.”
Actually, those words come right of my mouth, loud and proud, if we are being honest! AND we are.
Recently, my front/guest bathroom is frequently getting more use since my sister and lead singer are living with us. Since we rarely use the guest bathroom, I put minimal work and effort into it.
I threw up a navy striped shower curtain, and just kind of left it at that. I didn’t see the need of making something cute when we literally never use the guest bathroom.
Needless to say, the bathroom is plain and needs some update, so its more astatically pleasing. Everything in the bathroom is white. The cabinets are white, the counter top is white, and the walls are white.
I think you get my point.
Exercise to extra fries.
Loosing weight naturally
I once said in my 100lbs recently lost body that losing weight naturally was one of the hardest things I had ever gone through.
I was completely wrong! Losing weight then gaining 70% of it back only to attempt losing it again plus some is by far worse!
I’m sure there are those who wonder how it happens, how you go from exercise to extra fries.
Well I’m not sure about others but I have my own special little recipe.
1c. No time
1/2c. French fries
1/2c. Added sugars
1 tsp I’ll start tomorrow
Mix it all together and you have 2 years of hard work and dedication ruined!
There is only one you!
Be yourself! Be You! Be Confident!
Summer is Over! And body shaming should be over too.
While attending over 40 field trips this summer, and half of them being water ones, I have established a new criticism.
I wish I had more confidence.
Do I think I am an attractive woman? Yes.
But there are times where I do not feel good in my own skin.
Over the summer, I saw several woman that were flaunting it, and I was somewhat jealous.
They did not have perfect bodies, they were not scar free, they were not stretch mark free, and yet they were in two pieces strutting their stuff.
Early Childhood education is an ongoing adventure.
I have a lot of great and humorous stories!
Anytime I tell stories of my early childhood education adventures, I always get the question…
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?
YES, this really happened.
These stories, no matter how extravagant they may sound, are true. I can retell them 100 times and they would still be told the same.
Children are amazing, and there are always those “memories” that you keep from them.
Throughout our JOURNEY together, I, Whitney Felty, will tell stories that are true, have happened, they are not fabricated.
(of course will not be using the real name of the child when doing so.)
The first week of back to school has finally ended.
When children go back to school it means a lot of things for us. As a mom it means, I now have to get up an hour and a half earlier than I usually do, pack lunches, and listen to how cold Jonah is every morning.
It is inevitable that every morning when I wake up Jonah says to me ” I am just so cold”. He then throws himself on the couch to procrastinate for five more minutes.
Taking Jonah to school instead of him just coming to work with me. I have the luxury of taking my kids with me to work because I work at a child care facility. Which is beyond convenient.
Somehow we make it to school on time even though everyday we wake up later and later. Good thing we live super close, like I should probably walk Jonah to school, BUT I don’t.
As an educator, it means that I have to transition my facility from summer to the school year. On the bright side it means that every precious little afterschooler that was there in the summer gets sent BACK TO SCHOOL(yaaaasssss).
What is a 4 Year Olds Etiquette?
So we have all heard of my sweet Chandler by now?!?
Three times this week she has corrected me and actually made sense of it.
All three times she was being a complete shit.
“A complete shit is defined as a child who has no intentions of pulling their shit together in the moment.”
First, Chandler was acting up in the doctors office for her brother Austin’s appointment. Not only was she singing “This Girl Is On Fire” at the top if her lungs but spinning the doctors chair, opening cabinets, etc.
Obviously I’m tired of threatening her with her dad, so I say “I’m never taking you anywhere that’s not specified for you again.”
Without missing a beat Chandler says “Well, me and Bubba go to the same school so you have to take me somewhere specifically for him.”
Tantrum on aisle 5
How to Survive a Tantrum
Every single time we go out to grocery store we have a routine! We have this routine to try and avoid a tantrum.
The routine goes like this:
•Ally exits the car first then Sawyer.
•We hold hands and look both ways before crossing the parking lot.
•Once inside we go straight for a shopping cart.
•Sawyer sits in the front and Ally in the back.
•We avoid aisles with sweets and toys.
Well blame it on the eclipse, on a Monday, or just the fact that I lost my mind for a minute but I broke the routine!
After a great day at work/school I figured we would make a stop at our local Sprouts. My first mistake was bypassing the shopping cart with seats. I instead opted for the “single person’s cart”. You know the one that looks like a squished in cart with a basket at top and bottom?
All aboard the struggle bus!!
Where we struggle everyday and just enjoy the ride.
I was going to write the little choo choo noise, but just realized that was for a train and we are on a bus.
There has been a lot of change in our family recently, and with every new change is a new adventure.
We are a family of four; My husband, my two children, and myself. Recently we have grown to a family of six, and no I did not have twins.
For a while I had been offering my sister, Darah, the spare bedroom in the front of the house if she wanted to move in with us. Back in May she finally moved in. In fact she took my boring plain white extra bedroom and redid it to this cool grey and navy artsy bedroom; it has a great vibe.
Adding Darah into the mix was a big adjustment, but probably a bigger adjustment for her because she was in OUR dynamics now. You know that dynamic? The one with two screaming kids that live in a house? She’s my sister, we have lived together before, in fact we shared a bedroom for a good chunk of our lives, sooooo no big deal. No big deal is what I thought anyway.Darah moves in right at the end of school. So she had to get used to me constantly saying “Jonah, get your shoes on” or ” Don’t forget to brush your teeth” every morning. Because lets be honest, Jonah is six, and it is hard to get him to focus on anything for more than 2.5 seconds.
Just as things are starting to settle down (as calm as they can be) and we are getting into the groove of things, a sixth person strolls into our lives.
The Stubborn Child
I’d like to introduce my middle child to you, Chandler! Chandler, is “defiant, stubborn, strong willed, hilarious, and beautiful.” Chandler does something each week that I file away in what I call her own “Chronicles”. I want to share these stories with y’all because I figure that moms everywhere can relate to these type of situations.
Here is my first story of her adorable stubbornness and the conversation that ensued.
Me:Chandler get dressed we gotta take your sister to dance.
Adorable Stuborness:Ughhh do I have to wear a shirt and shoes?
Me:Yes please, especially since we will have to get out of the car.
Then my blondie (aka adorable stubbornness) comes out in a pineapple pattern tank top, leopard gym shorts, and ballet slippers. Can you imagine this outfit? When I asked what made her choose ballet slippers, she looked at me, number one, like was a complete dumbass for asking and stated “because they are just too comfy not to.”
There are always two grocery shopping list made in our house.
One for my Omnivores and one for myself.
This past weekend was pretty busy so grocery shopping for myself was overlooked which was only realized Sunday night as I’m standing in the middle of my kitchen trying to think what I can meal prep this week for lunch. One look in the pantry and spaghetti immediately pops into my head only to realize I don’t have my trusty $2 sauce in a jar. Well I asked myself “What Would Martha Do?” and got to work! Listed below is the quick and easy recipe I came up with.
- Angel Hair Pasta
- 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of Boca Crumbles
- Garlic (fresh or dried)
- Basil (fresh or dried)
- Oregano (fresh or dried)
- Parsley (fresh or dried)
- Boil your noodles till al dente. Drain and drizzle with a little olive oil then put to the side.
- In a separate pan add tomatoes (do not drain) then add Boca Crumbles, garlic then herbs to your desired taste and simmer on low.
- Place noodles onto your dish and top with sauce.