Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Tasks Than Time These Days...

I must be the world's worst blogger.  I don't intentionally ignore my little piece of cyberspace, but these days I feel there is just an overwhelming amount of "stuff" to do and not enough time to get it all in during the 24 hours we are given in a day.
 Some folks can give up sleep.  Not me.  Less than 8 hours and I am just hateful. Ten hours is ideal but I MUST have eight hours of beauty sleep each night or I can't function the next day.  I wish I were wired so I could go on less but that simply isn't the case.
Rather than tell you all I have to do and how I hate that Fall = Stress for this Teacher/Student/Wife/Mama I will try and share the good stuff that has been going on here at Wilted Acres.
First off, I can't believe how BIG Babycakes is getting!  No longer a baby, she is blossoming into a beautiful little girl.

She is very independent and likes to give her Mama a run for her money some days.  But I just love that little face and her quirky sense of style.  The binky is a new thing.  Never wanted one as an infant but raises holy hell if she doesn't have one these days.  I may need to stock up on these things!

Recently, we went to visit my Dad at the last minute.  She loves her Poppa and he is equally smitten with her. She loves it when he takes her to the park so they can feed the ducks.  The above "selfie" we took on the little train that chugs around the park.  I was shocked that it was only $1 per person.  The little one had a blast as you can see. :-)

Cleo the cat has been helping me in my efforts to stay on top of things around here recently. I love this cat.  She is so patient with Babycakes and is so friendly.  Always up for a nuzzle or cuddle. :-)

I'm also about to embark upon a little bedroom update.  When the Hubs and I got married, we received a beautiful Shabby Chic duvet cover as a wedding gift.  Sadly, two dogs, one cat, and a toddler have left an impact...

The top picture shows the "original" side of the duvet.  I mended and mended but finally gave up the fight and just flipped it over to the other side.  Now the other side is starting to tear.  Since this cover (which I love, by the way) is no longer available I had to find something else.  I also wanted to get something a little less girly for the Hubs even though he told me to get what I wanted.
I decided to go with a solid blue that has textural stripes.  This would allow me to add some pattern with throw pillows.  Since the original bedskirt was pink, I went ahead and got a new one.

The duvet and bed skirt I bought at Kohl's.  The bedskirt is white eyelet lace (I'm not relinquishing all the girliness!).  I also went by Hobby Lobby and grabbed a few fabrics to make some pillows.  Here are some current pictures of our bedroom.  Any mess you see is mine.  The Hubs is much better about cleaning up after himself.

Hopefully I can find some time to stitch up the pillows and make the switch.  When that happens I'll post some "after" pics.  Until then, here is a little bit of Wilted Acres love...


  1. I know what you mean about always being low on time. Story of my life it seems. LOVE the photo of you and Babycakes :)

  2. Aw! Thanks Amber! I really am behind in so much these days. I have to wonder if it will ever get done!