If it were me….

If it were me I would want to be told.

It is late. I pretty much have given up on this blog thing, but I got to thinking … And couldn’t stop. As I am scrolling through social media, as I so often do at night, enjoying my free time in the late depths of the night. I see so many sweet faces. So many adorable children in the vehicle with their parents, in their car seat buckled in -Completely wrong,  Half way, or not at all. I cringe. It seriously makes me have a small panic attack. The thought of that sweet baby getting into a wreck and being ejected from their seat all because they weren’t buckled in properly. Right, so maybe it won’t happen, maybe they would be fine, but maybe they wouldn’t. Sometimes I send a message and sometimes I just hide the person because after so many times I just don’t want to see it anymore.

You see these days everyone is offended by everything and anything. You can’t say something without sounding like a jerk and I am sure sharing the same carseat post and blogs over & over again get me those points too.   I hate to be “that mom” At the same time I would hate to be that friend that could have saved a child’s life. I’ve read so many countless articles about mothers who have lost their child for an error that could have so easily been corrected had they known, or had they taken the time to buckle them in properly. I’ve read so many that say “you saw my photo why didn’t you say something? I wish more people would speak up, I wish I didn’t always find it so hard to just say “hey mama that chest clip is too low or that strap is too loose.” If you do, you are parent shaming, right? It seems so weird to me how that is being rude, yet it is. Had my best friend not told me that I had my son buckled in wrong when he was a newborn I would never had known…. but she did and guess what I did? I pulled it up…that’s it. I just fixed it. For that, I am thankful.  For her telling me I was wrong, I am thankful.

Car seat safety isn’t something that is you can do it this way or that. There is a manual and it is proven to save lives. You may say hey, I am just going down the road but you never know what your future holds and you never think you will be the one to wreck. I remember growing up and not even having to ride in one I get that argument too, but things are so different these days and if taking the time to buckle my child in could prevent harm then it is well worth it to me!

Hopefully no one is offened by my attempt to help some mamas out and hopefully at least one person reads this and it helps them! I mean no harm! screenshot_2017-03-02-23-05-40-1

-Fallon

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Valentines State to State

So, I am on this buy group that has totally affordable and cute clothing for my daughter. I finally purchased my very first outfit and I am patiently waiting. If you know me, I am frugal with my money and do not like to buy clothes! I am really hoping I love the outfit as much as all the other folks…

At any rate, I was browsing the group and saw the cutest idea! Women were taking hand written photos for one another, reading “ (partners name) Love for you is so big, it has reached (state they live.)” Basically the point was to get a photo from someone in all 50 states! I took my little nugget and went to the beach and took a few photos for some ladies. I asked for a few photos and only got a couple back in return. You know how it is, like any other time in life people don’t always do what they agree to! A couple of people were down right rude to one another and some sassy ladies like to chime in here and there. As for me it was just for fun so I only asked for a couple of states. The cars which are in Amarillo, Texas was one I was pretty stoked about. I am pretty sure the girl who agreed to do photos has taken about 200+ so I keep checking my inbox for mine. Overall, I think it is a really awesome idea and some people have some really awesome scenery for photos!

If you have not seen this– check it out on FB! The group I joined is called Valentines state to state.

-Fallon

 

Dresser Revamp

We have been upstairs a little over a month. I love that it feels like a fresh start in our new room! We left all of  our old furniture downstairs and we are now using the furniture from what was our  guest room. We had an old sturdy dresser that I was dying to glam up!

I started by (of course) looking on Pinterest at all of the wonderful ideas! I found one that I loved. I was skeptical that I could pull off the look, but I went with it. I found the colors that I wanted at The Home Depot (my favorite home improvement store.)  A friend of mine had just used Lap Pool Blue and I loved it! The white paint was just a flat coat of BEHR “Paint & primer in one”  love that stuff.

I had a gold mirror I wanted to hang above  my dresser and two lamps with gold and ivory tones. I went to Hobby Lobby (my favorite store of all time) and found the perfect knobs  (and a basket full of other stuff that I did not need.) The knobs are ceramic and accented with gold and blue decoration.

So I was ready! I took all of the pulls and knobs off and cleaned the dresser, then I painted! I am still swooning over how well it came out!

-Fallon

 

Minimalism

screenshot_2017-01-24-10-03-40-1I have been so hesitant to write. I had no clue where to start and I had no clue if anyone would read. Tonight, I decided why not!? I figured I would began by chatting about what is going on in my world.

The husband and I watched a Netflix Documentary on becoming a minimalist.   “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” You must watch it!  I had the fire burning a while back when we decided to remodel our upstairs and all I was surrounded by on both stories were things. Things that did not bring me joy and things I moved 100 times a day. I felt as if I were drowning in toys and clothing items. My house felt to me, like I was in a small box, suffocating. Did I mention I stay at home? Every hour of my life I am with two {awesome} children surrounded by things. SO  I began going through items that were out dated, did not work, would not fit, etc. and I set them in our sunroom….the catch all room. {Do you have one of those? It is like the chair that gets all the clothes that you have not folded, or you aren’t sure if it needs to be washed.} Any how, so there it all is taking up space in that room. Then there is that silly idea in your head you can make money off of 10 year old clothes. So This week I have finally decided to suck it up and what has not sold I am donating, I am so over CLUTTER!

A dear friend of mine added me to a minimalist group on FB. Everyone is purging daily. It is like others that want to be like me! They have trash accumulating in their homes that they need to purge and they are doing it! They hold one another accountable if they did not post their purge on day {21.}  I needed that. It has helped tremendously! Just this weekend I redid my entire Pantry and cleaned my laundry room. I will upload photos soon! Be ware of the before photo. I must have thrown out 3 bags of trash. It is truly refreshing and weight lifting. I suggest you give it a try. Start small, 15 minutes a day. Clean out a kitchen drawer….you know the junk drawer? the drawer my husband loves! I cleaned it. It is gone….  🙂

-Fallon

First time blogger here!

Hey y’all!

I am new to this, so bare with me.

I have a love for home decor and Pinterest crafts/ DIY. I decided that I want to share my style of decor and my finished projects with the world, or at least the people that care to look! 😜

A bit about me: I am married to the love of my life. I am currently a stay at home mom, we have two children and they are my world.🌎 We also have a rambunctious boxer fur baby.