Thursday, February 19, 2009

Me=Absent. Etsy=Love.

Hello internet.

Remember me? :)

So sorry for the lack of blogging, as well as the terrible lack of commenting (I still love you all!).

The reason I've been so absent from the online world is threefold (anyone else immediately think of a certain episode of Friends??)

one. It has been incredibly busy this past week. Like, really, really busy.

two. At my recent doctor's appointment I was told that "it's ok if I go into labor at any time now that I'm 36 weeks". (I'm also 1 cm dilated!) And, as terribly exciting and wonderful as that is, I may or may not have had a bit of a freak-out when I realized how many things I still want to get accomplished before this baby is born. So, every chance I can take I am working at whittling down that list while I still have free time! This means the computer time has taken a serious down-turn. I have to say, the break has been kind of nice... I've also found myself soaking up as much time as possible with my two sweet girls before a third sweet girl comes along to join them.

three. Sitting at our computer desk for any extended amount of time is absolutely killer on my hips and legs. I don't know why, but it is simply not comfortable. Here's where I'm jealous of anyone with a laptop. The ability to blog in BED? Such bliss. I can only imagine. hehe.

All that being said, I do have some blogs that I hope to get around to posting soon, and I certainly can't wait to get caught up with all of you lovely people!

Since I'm here, allow me to share with you all some of the perfectly delightful mail I've been receiving lately. I set aside some of my "piano" money this month with the purpose of purchasing several things I've been wanting from there. Funnily enough, this month also just so happened to be when Ashley decided to host a "Spreading the Love" challenge for Etsy. Perfect! It was only appropriate that one of my first purchases was from her adorable shop:

Stickers! I've had so much fun creating my own little things with these.

The cutest little key chain ever! (ugh, look how fat my fingers are right now!)

I also finally ordered myself these beautiful earrings from Danni's shop that I've had my eye on for a very long time:

I heart them.

Finally, just the other day, look what came for me!


My very first Black Apple purchase! I've always loved this girl's work, and decorating a baby room was the perfect excuse to at long last order something.

I fell in love with this charming print, and it's the perfect colors for Rosalie's little room. (Don't worry, pictures of that to come!)

Of course, I had to get myself a little something fun too...

Such whimsy! I can't wait to hang this in my kitchen.

I also ordered some adorable little birdie decals from Etsy too. Another part of Miss Rosalie's room. It's all coming together!

Oh Etsy, how I do love thee.

Speaking of love, I am loving this quote. It's been so encouraging and convicting to me this week:

"Though the market place does not value the home beyond what goods can be purchased for it, the ministry to be found there is of immense worth to the Lord. The stability of family relationships, the care of elderly and disabled family members, the discipling and training of children, the warm reception of guests, the making of a lifetime of memories, the daily modeling of biblical instruction... the joy of a Christ-centered marriage-- all of these things have long-lasting value, if not eternal effects... If we are wise, we will recognize this fact and consider whether the choices we make are either building up or tearing down our home... for Scripture gives us no middle ground."
-Carolyn McCulley

Ah, so much to think about! So much to strive and pray for!

That's it for now... my pregnant self is done sitting in this chair. :) Have a lovely weekend, all!


alyssa said...

Wow, I can't believe you're already almost ready to have her! Time flies by so fast. All that stuff is super cute, don't you always wish you had an endless supply of money (who doesn't???)...mostly just for Etsy things :) Oh and that laptop you speak of, haha!

Olive Oyl said...

I love every single thing you purchased!!! I may have to copy you on that print of the salt and pepper... it would look PERFECT in my kitchen in which I have absolutely NO wall space except for a smidge by the door which would be perfect for an 8x10 frame.

I can't WAIT to see pictures of your sweet baby's room!!! And, of course, your sweet baby, too!

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

That salt and pepper print . . . MUST HAVE!!

*jimaie.marie* said...

you bought SUCH cute stuff!! oh how i love etsy, so much! the salt & pepper print is absolutely adorable, i want one!!
I need to blog my purchases from this month, i've been a slacker!

And ohmygosh!! you could have Rosalie any day now!! SO EXCITING!!! Eee!!

Band of Brothers said...

don't ever feel bad about not posting...blogging is supposed to be fun and not a burden. this is something I am learning these days. if i don't have something to report, i'm not going to pull things out of my bum--sorry for being gross--just so that I look like i am on the ball.

i admire that your priorities are in the right place.

onto fun stuff. i LOVE all of your purchases, especially your black apple prints and earrings!!!!

daylightrising said...

Those earings are the best!

I just got your shower invitation in the mail the other day and I'm so excited. It totally inspired me to finish your sling today. I can't wait till you see it, it is even better and nicer than mine.

Tristan said...

Awe..I can't wait to see pisc of that sweet I hope you get the things you want done first!

I love those oh so much!! said...

Girl, spend your time with your babies! :) Not with us!

Thanks for your sweet words. I'm so happy you like the stickers.

Hopefully Rosalie will wait long enough for you to get things ready. :)

Sunny said...

I am glad you're taking the time to enjoy those little girls of yours! I am so glad you're making progress and getting close to giving birth! I love the items you've purchased, they are so cute, especially those earrings.
I love that quote you shared with us. It's really important for us moms to remember that what we're doing at home is important!

Sunny said...

Oh, and I'm so glad I got to see you at playgroup! I've really missed getting together. I'm excited for your shower on Saturday!

Mommy Diffee said...

Fun, fun, and more fun! I love saving up money and then finaly getting to enjoy the fruits of my saving ... shopping!
I have no idea how you blog as much as you do ... and actualy write things not just post pictures!
I can not believe it is already time for baby to be here! Do you have everything you need? Are you ready? Are you anxious? How are you feeling? Give us one last update on YOU before that baby gets here =) And a picture to go with it =) Praying for you and hope everything goes smoothly this next month! Can't wait to see her!

Lydia said...

Dear sweet little Rosalie, please wait till I get there!

*CPA* Su said...

Talia!! I can't believe you are having a sweet baby in just a matter of days!!! Everytime I look at your page and see that countdown getting shorter and shorter, it is SO exciting! I can't wait to see her finished room also...especially with that adorable little print!

As others have said, all of your purchases are FABULOUS! I love those earings...I have been really into birdies lately so I think they are just adorable! Oh, and that salt & pepper print is too cute also! I may end up being a copy cat like Olive Oyl! :)

Can't wait to see your precious new little one! Do keep us posted!!

@ Band of Brothers...I LOVE your perspective on blogging!! I think I need to realize that too b/c sometimes I feel like a dud for not blogging, when I really shouldn't feel that way!

Jerusha Abigail said...

Oooh what fun purchases!! I love love love your earrings and those prints! gosh, how cute! I can't wait to see Rosalie's room..pretty sure it's gonna be adorable!
Yay for having a new niece so very soon!! Can't wait! :)

Steph said...

That picture for your kitchen IS adorable! and I can't wait to see what Rosalie's room looks like :)