Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tal!

Happy early birthday to my sweet hubby who turns 39 on Wednesday, October 3!

After church today, our family celebrated Tal's birthday at his favorite Italian restaurant with 9 friends from church:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

For the last 21 months, the medicine closet (in our master bathroom) has been a mess:


For a grand total of $12, I reorganized (and relocated) our medicine cabinet to make it more functional and pretty:


To begin, I cleaned out our closet and threw away expired meds, as well as items that we hadn't used recently. Then, I sorted the products into simple categories that make sense for our family. For instance, I put allergy meds in one basket and cold and flu meds in another:

To coordinate with our home's color scheme, I bought green and blue baskets from the Dollar Tree:

For labels, I bought 4 pieces of chevron scrapbook paper (for $4 total) at Archiver's. Then, I printed category names (sunscreen/bug spray, first aid, etc.) on 2x4 labels that we already owned:

I like how each basket has several spots, which makes it easier to organize items and keep them upright:

I've read that keeping one's meds in the bathroom decreases their effectiveness due to the bathroom's humidity. For that reason, I relocated our meds to one of our upper kitchen cabinets where our meds will stay dry and out of Savannah's reach:

Our family loves our newly organized medicine cabinet!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

3 Generations

Savannah, Grandma Barbara, and Grandaddy

Pumpkin Farm

On Saturday, Savannah, Grandma Barbara, and I had a wonderful time at a local pumpkin farm. It's one of our favorite fall activities because it's free, fun, and family-friendly. 

Savannah and Grandma Barbara

Grandma Barbara and Savannah
looking at the fish and ducks in the pond

Savannah kept saying, "Mommy, take a picture of the turtle!" 


Stinky Chickens

Saying "hello" to the goats

Savannah rode a horse for the first time!

Savannah stayed on the horse the entire time...and didn't cry a bit!

Grandma Barbara and I were so proud of our big girl!

And, yes, Savannah insisted on wearing socks with her Crocs. :)

Playing in the corn bin

Savannah...dumping a bucket of corn on her head

Not only did Savannah ride a horse for the first time,
but she also went down the giant slide all by herself
 (and with a smile on her face) for the first time!

Grandma Barbara

Mommy and Savannah


Train ride around the farm

Savannah is 40 inches tall!

She has grown 4 inches in the past year!

Hay ride to the pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch

Savannah chose a baby pumpkin

Grandma Barbara and Savannah with their pumpkins

The hay ride driver let Savannah sit on the tractor:

Savannah was thrilled!

Leaving the pumpkin farm

Baby Pumpkin, Grandma Pumpkin, and Mommy Pumpkin

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Daddy Daughter Haircuts

Tonight Tal and Savannah got daddy-daughter haircuts at the same time:

Savannah LOVES getting her haircut with Daddy. It doesn't matter that Tal gets his hair cut at Sport Clips, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys.

The stylists always give Savannah the all-star treatment that includes a bang trim, a cute bob, and a fruity lollipop:


Garage Sale Finds

Savannah and I hit the jackpot when we went to 5 garage sales in our neighborhood last Saturday morning. We scored the 4 items below (all in excellent condition)...for a total of $10! 

If Tal and I would've bought these toys at Target or Walmart, we easily would've have paid close to $100.

Last Saturday morning was like Christmas morning for Savannah, who hadn't gotten any new toys since her birthday in February.

1. Dora Tent and Tunnel: 

2. Basketball Hoop:

3. Hot Wheels:

4. Scooter: