January 26, 2011

My First Ponytail!

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January 25, 2011

Week 2 Day 1

We are hoping this week goes better in the way of leaving Channing at school. This morning she cried but I was able to say 'I love you' and get out of there fairly quickly. I hate to do that but they say as soon as I leave and she gets some cheerios that she is fine! Say a few prayers for our Channing girl that she really enjoys her day!

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First Week Of School In Pictures

Channing started at her new CCDC school last week at Richardson East church! She seems to love it for the most part. She has started crying when I leave her and that makes it a tad hard but as soon as they give her some cheerios she is just fine! It will take her just a bit to get into her own little routine there but we think it is the perfect fit for her!

Day 1: VERY excited to start school!

Day 2: so cute!

Day 3: a little CRAZY

Day 4: TOTALLY CUTE!! Too bad this was the day she spit up twice on the way to school ruining her outfit which resulted in an outfit change when we got to school... then she puked twice on the way home with Chandler resulting in riding home in her skimpies. Friday night she was sick during the night throwing up several times and seemed to be better Saturday. Sunday night the momma got sick (we are thinking food poisoning from SONIC... HATE them now) and so we had a long weekend and got back into the swing of things today! Good grief it was a rough weekend in the Balch house! We are already looking forward to this coming weekend!!
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January 18, 2011

The Sweet Bee Giveaway!

Hey! You guys should go check out the giveaway on this lovely little blog! The Sweet Bee has some really cute decorative stuff and is giving a set of name blocks away! How cute! You could give them as a shower gift, a wedding gift, or even keep them for yourself! Go ahead... ENTER!

January 17, 2011


First, I was a happy girl this morning!

I love target!

Wal Mart makes me crazy!

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January 14, 2011

Review: Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara!

WOW... is all I have to say about this awesome mascara my friend Shelby told me about. It is pure awesomeness! It has to be one of my faves by far! First there is a 'primer' on the white side that primes your lashes and totally makes them longer and beautiful looking before you even get to the other side! The mascara side is great as well. It goes on thick but not clumpy at all and it makes your lashes look almost fake sometimes (which I love)! I never have problems with it flaking which is a problem I have had in the past with other brands. The BEST part comes at the end of the day when you wash it off! It literally just comes off in tubes. No major scrubbing your eyes to get the mascara off... no lingering mascara on the lashes... come off clean in tubes! You need to go get some and try it! It is totally worth it!
*My own review. I was not asked to do this review... I just love this stuff!

January 12, 2011

A Quote!

“Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can.”
-John Wesley

Just A Typical Weekend Morning!

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Haute Look


Go check out Haute Look! They have awesome daily deals and I thought I would share this find with you guys!

Play Area

So we do not have an extra room in our house that I am willing to give up to make a 'play room' for Channing. Also, I love for her to be with us playing as much as possible where I can keep an eye on this sneaky little sweetheart! We decided to move a chair out of the corner of the living room and make way for a Channing corner. Like many I have always said I do not want my house to look like a day care threw up in it, so hopefully this doesn't. But, oh how things change when you have a kiddo. I would do just about anything to have this little one happy and learning and playing in comfort. We ordered a custom play mat from a company called Soft Tiles online. Tons of color choices that are not just the primary crazy colors. I choose a boring gray that doesn't stick out too much. I went to Home Goods and bought several pillows for Channing's corner... to spruce it up but to also give her a comfy place to lay and play etc. Below are the pics we took last night with A LOT of her toys out, but you get the picture. She seems to love it and we do too!

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January 11, 2011


Finger Painting!

Several weeks ago Channing's UB (my little brother) moved to Austin. She decided she needed to make him some 'art' to help decorate his new apartment. This is how it went!


Top 2 Tuesday!!

Strange Addictions


1. I MUST sleep with white noise since I had Channing. I never liked that much noise until Miss C came along but now I can't live without it. I even take my iPhone docking station and put it on the white noise app when we are out of town. It is amazing the sleep I get when everything else is blocked out! I guess it really does work. (MOST OF THE TIME.... Channing :) )A

2. I have to have my Tervis Tumbler filled with water by my bed every night. I even took it to the hospital with me when Channing was born. I can't live without it!

January 9, 2011

Christmas 2010 Continued

So this Christmas we were in Dallas, McKinney, Garland and last but not least Lewisville... I am sorry but BLOGGER screwed up the order of the pictures but does it really matter when you are looking at pictures of Channing? We are so blessed to have such great amazing families and that they live so close. We had a GREAT first Christmas with Channing and couldn't be any happier!