Lyla lately...

Lyla turned 16 months old yesterday!
(moment of silence for my Mama heart)
My precious girl went from this....


I can.not.believe my baby is that old already! She's growing like a weed...finally sprouting some hair...talking LIKE CRAZY (see the list of words below)...eats more than her 3 year old brother....and is just an amazingly happy girl! I am crazy in love with her! I melt every day! She has this amazingly spunky yet mellow spirit and she makes her parents very proud!
Ok so Lyla has gotten super verbal lately. She's practicing saying lots of words that we say. I tried to do baby sign language with her...Liam was a whiz at it and still uses the signs a lot to this day...but she never was interested. I tried and tried...and the only one I could get her to do was "all done". Hey I'm ok with that. I guess I should just go ahead and get used to the fact that she does everything on her own time. She didn't crawl until she was 11 months...didn't get her first tooth until she was 10.5 months...but she started walking at a year and hasn't slowed down since! Her current words are : Mama, Dada, Wawa (water), Cheese (when I tell her to say please she says cheese lol), No more (said with her index finger pointing at the offending subject...usually her brother or our dog), Momeeee (usually she squeals this VERY loudly when she's tired or hungry), Top it (stop it), um...i think that's it. She "talks" ALL.DAY.LONG...but it is this gurgly baby talk that is so stinking adorable and I need to record her talking so I can always remember it.
Liam and Lyla are becoming closer and closer as they get older. Liam loves Lyla...he plays with her and they have a nightly scream-a-thon...which is where they chase each other and run around the house screaming at the top of their lungs and laughing! They are so cute together doing it that I don't even mind. They are bonding!!
This motherhood is an amazing, crazy, stressful, busy, meaningful, love-filled journey that I wouldn't trade for ANYTHING!

My Pinterest addiction has reached obsessive proportions!

So...I'm sure you guys have heard about Pinterest. If not...let me enlighten you. Its only THE.BEST.THING.EVER! Have you ever seen something amazing online? Like...I have to save this somewhere so I don't forget about let me copy paste this website into a file on my computer that's getting bigger by the day. Well you don't have to do that anymore! You can actually save the idea...WITH A PICTURE...and the address that it came from ALL IN ONE PLACE! Boooyah! It rocks. Seriously. You can compile a huge database of all your favorite ideas, recipes, DIY projects, places you want to visit, photos, etc. There are literally billions of ideas out there and you could save them all to remember for later! Pinterest should've been invented years ago. It totally changed the way I research projects too! Now instead of going to google all the time I go to Pinterest!
So I'm sure after I've gushed and rambled about how great it is you're all gonna want to get on there right? Well you need an invite to join. If you would like one you can request it from Pinterest or you can leave me your email address and I'll send you one right away! Leave it in the comments section and I'll hook you up! Here are some of my FAVEY FAVE ideas and goodies from my Pinterest account...links to all these fab projects found at the bottom....

I could've shown you about 500 other pics but that would've been a REALLY long post! Please check it out! It'll have you hooked! Remember to leave me your email address and I'll send you over an invite if you are interested!! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Can you believe its November already? Crrraaazy!

 Ugly lamp covered in rope
Shelf made from old crates
Aged paint technique with soap
Yarn wrapped letters tutorial
Fabulous inspiration room
Heavenly Frye boots. SWOON!
Fab Fall Outfit
Hanging planters as toy storage...or fruit storage...or hair dryer/flat iron storage...The possibilities are endless!!!