The Nardiello Family

The Nardiello Family: May 2014

The Nardiello Family

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No words....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Word "less" Wednesday

I know it's only day 3, but I'm impressed. She even woke up dry this morning.  I just hope it keeps up.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jenny Lind Bed

I've been on the hunt for a Jenny Lind bed. I only had been casually looking but now that I know the new house is in sight, I stepped it up.

The past two nights I have been scouring Craigslist, local furniture boards and google. I found then in cities no where near me but located one in Myrtle Beach. Logistically, it would be hard but I did contact and it was avaliable.

Then last night, I saw someone post about an estate sale and two beds for sale. I contacted the seller and they were available. She is in MD so it was doable and I was beyond excited, then I fell more in love. ..There was a story to go with it.

I told the lady that I was using it for my two year old daughter and that I was beyond excited that she was selling. She told me her mother was going to be so happy it was going to another mom, because way back when her mom bought them for her little girls (there were two beds). I was sold.

We ended up driving out there this afternoon and picking it up. They met Mary and they smiled. I think they felt good the bed was going to a loved home.

We will paint it but have not decided on the color just yet. Most likely white but maybe pink or lavender. I'm so excited to have this bed and have a story to go with it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Word "less" Wednesday.

That is Henry in the far lane - he pops up at the end.

Monday, May 12, 2014

How did that happen?

Today marks two months of unemployment and this week is almost one month in this apartment, and I have to say, things are going good. I never in a million years thought I would enjoy being home all day, but I do. Trust me I am still adjusting, but honestly my patience with my children has gotten a lot better.

I don't know what it is or why it happened but it did. I notice on the one day both kids are at daycare and they come home, I have a hard time with patience with them but every other day, it's not like that. Is it because we are always in a rush and I only see them for two short hours, I don't know, but there is a difference.

Hanging out with Mary, is a blast. Of course, there are days we are staring at each other with nothing to do and those days are long, but they don't happen all the time. I really know and understand her personality and in one short word, its Diva, but a comedic one at that. She is always making me laugh or doing something crazy.

I'm looking forward in a month to Henry joining us in our crazy days. I want to get to know him more too. I'm not saying, I don't know my children but I feel like I know them in a different way, now that I am home. I take my time, I'm not in a rush, I sit down and let the sink fill up and laundry pile up, I don't feel that it HAS to be done, like I did when I was working and I enjoy my time with them.

You would think I would have taken more time when I was working, but I had less time to do that and I always felt that everything had to be done. I didn't want to spend my weekends in a laundry room or cleaning, I wanted them with my family. Now, that,  I'm not in a rush, Monday is like Saturday (well except without Charlie) and things can get done then.

Yes, I am still looking for a job and I have had some leads but nothing yet. The job is going to have to be the perfect situation and something I am going to love doing because right now it's not going to be easy for me to leave, but I have to realize that most likely it's going to happen.

I hope this post doesn't come across in a bad way, it's just the way my life has changed. I believe that things happen for a reason and I think someone was telling me, to slow down, and appreciate what you have been given.

Back to the dishes, the laundry and a little snuggling with Mary.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

This week was Teacher Appreciation week and I was stumped because I like to do something different. I didn't want to do gift cards or flowers because we've done it so many times.

I had no idea what to do and then my cyber friend Becca, you know, the one with more creativity in her pinky then most have in their entire body, posted what she was doing.

I was in love and her being the sweetest sent me the tag printables to attach. I didn't put the exact same items, I just built off her theme and the teachers LOVED it.

Drum roll.......

Do you see the printable? It says "Orange you glad, it's almost Summer!" We had so much finding all these orange items. Most of them came from Michael's and Target. I did add a little vinyl to the wine sippy cups just to give it a little pizazz. Yeah, I just said, pizazz.

I also made these for his Art, Music and Language Arts teachers....

It was so much fun dusting off the Cameo and using my brain for something creative. Even if it wasn't my idea, I still had fun and really love how they came out. Thank you, again, Becca! Go check her out.. Jumping Jax Designs.