Thursday, June 30, 2011


Turns out, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, just been taking a little break from the 'ol blogging world. We all need that every now and then don't we?! 

I haven't gotten to recap our Disney trip yet, so here are a few pics from the first day we went to Disney. The first day we conquered Magic Kingdom, which was a blast. We had Addaline and our niece Kamryn go on everything they were tall enough to ride on. It was so funny to see the expressions on their faces during the 'bigger rides.' They enjoyed every minute of it, and slept like logs every night. I think my favorite part of Magic Kingdom, is the electric parade and light show they do at the end of the night, SOOOO cool! 

 Riding the monorail and SO excited we're almost to the park!!
 Kamryn, also excited we're almost there!
 My little cheese ball!
 We were a 'little' excited too ;) I was looking forward to seeing Addaline's reaction to everything since she can't remember the last time we were there. It was precious!

 I think this girl probably has some type of indention's on her hips that her hands fit perfectly into, I feel like she is always in this stance!
 My 2 best girls!
 I think Addaline's favorite part was riding the train around the park, the kid is obsessed with trains!
 Riding the train
 Gerrad had the girls spinning so fast I thought Addaline might lose her lunch, so he had to slow it down a bit
 Princess Addaline

 Pete's Dragon from the light parade
They definitely had the time of their lives, and I am SO glad I got to witness every moment of it! 

Friday, June 24, 2011


Hey all! Today I'm guest blogging over at Simply Smithwick for Caroline while she's away. Head on over and check out some of my current, favorite fashion trends. I promise next week I'll finish our vacation recap!!! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy FRIDAY :) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life's a Beach

Hey guys! We made it home from vacation alive and well. It's taken me a few days to recoup, and get back to 'normal' although I still have vacation on the brain and wish I was still in Florida soaking up the sun. And a big shout out to the lovely ladies who guest blogged for me, I adored each of your posts, thanks again! One of my favorite things we did in Florida was take the girls and spend an afternoon at the beach. They had the best time, and seeing them running through the water with smiles plastered on their faces just made my heart want to explode. 

How cute do they both look in their bikini's and shades? I think Addaline's hands are permanently attached to her hips, it's her 'sassy' pose, Lord help us! *Warning: TONS of photos*

 On our way to the beach, they were SO excited. We had shopped the day before and Addaline picked out new sunglasses, that take up half her face but are SO cute. I couldn't say no ;) 

 Macie looks like a little supermodel in this photo, goodness! So tall and skinny!

 My favorite girls in the whole world! The beach is definitely a place we could live happily ever after!

So beautiful! 

I'll recap our days at Disney later this week. These were my favorite photos so I wanted to share them first! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Gettin' crafty wit it...

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Hi! I am Katie.

I blog over at {The Lacy Family} where I talk about my family & the daily musings of our sometimes loco life.

When Molly asked me to guest post, I knew I wanted to do a craft. I have been "pinning" summer crafts on Pinterest to make with the kiddos & this was a great opportunity to make one. I loved the idea of homemade soap after seeing this picture.

Our soap turned out NOTHING like the picture. I followed the directions to a tee but it came out all wrong. Bad, bad, just very bad.

Not one to be easily discouraged, I forged on. I was determined to have a fun craft to make with my kiddos & to share with the lovely readers of The Fuschia News.

We attempted another recipe after I saw this picture-

How fun does that look?! Puffy soap in the bath would rock! When I saw the ketchup & mustard
containers in the $1 section at Target, I thought they would work GREAT for this craft.

Aw, ignorance is bliss.

Again, I followed the directions but the soap didn't break down to come out "puffy". Total bummer.

So before you think Molly has asked a craft-reject to guest blog, I DO have a craft I made this week to redeem myself.

My little sweetie, Addison, lost her first tooth this week so I made her a very simple pouch to put her tooth in. There is a little pocket on the front for her tooth & then a pouch for the Tooth Fairy to slip so cashola into.

This was my inspiration.

You start with a long rectangle piece of felt.

Put glue on half of it & fold over to create a pouch.

I made Addison one the other day & made the little pocket into a heart. I made a tooth for the one I made today. You could do anything though!

Put glue on the bottom half of your shape. I used felt glue that I bought at Hobby Lobby. Make sure there aren't any gaps when you put it on the pouch - you wouldn't want to lose the tooth!

Let it dry & voila`! You are done! We added some pom poms to ours since they were in our craft box but you could decorate it anyway you wanted to!

Pouch for $

Pocket for tooth!

Addy with her tooth pouches. It will be fun for her to keep them & pass them down to her kiddos!

Thanks for having me guest blog, Molly! I had a great time!

Stop by {The Lacy Family} & say hi! I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hi y'all!  I'm Heather from...
I blog about life, love, and furbabies.
...with a little goofiness thrown in.

I also host a weekly Book Club linky!  You should join in.

I am so happy to fill in for Molly while she and her family are at DisneyWorld!

My family has a tradition of going to DisneyWorld every other year.  It's one of my favorite places in the world.  So I thought I'd share some pictures of our most recent trip!

Disney doesn't do anything half-hearted.  
Not even shrubs.

We were greeted by Mickey & friends at the front gate.

Characters randomly appear for shows throughout the day!

Nobody does a parade like Disney.

Can't have a Disney post without the castle.

My siblings and I were kidnapped by the Evil Emperor Zurg.

I would like to brag state for the record, that I won the title for the highest score on the Buzz Lightyear ride the last trip.  My parents claim that my sister beat it on the most recent trip, but there's no proof of that.  Regardless, I handled the news with class.

...Or maybe I tried to take her out with a golf cart...