I have a problem... HELP!

So I have a big problem with my little man...
He is way too attached to his binky.
I mean way to attached!

{don't mind the scratches he had a fight with my parents cat & lost!}
He has to constantly have it in his mouth. 
88% of the pictures I take of him have that darn binky in them
and I want to see that cute little mouth of his.
What is a momma to do?

So I am asking for your help!
What can I do to get rid of that thing?
I will let him keep it for sleeping for now since he's only one. 
But all other times I don't think he needs it.
It's just a distraction...
and I definitely think it's keeping him from talking,
since he never, ever takes it out of his mouth!

So I am asking for you to give me some advice.
Any advice on how to get rid of a binky,
I'll totally take it.
He throws a huge tantrum when I take it away from him.
I need you to help me figure out how to get rid of this annoying little thing!
It's totally driving me nuts. 
He's just too cute to run around 24/7 with that damn thing in his mouth!!


not here today...

I am guest posting over at this little life...

Go read the ABCs of who I am. 
 Maybe you'll learn something you didn't know before! ;)



Guest Post - Paige

Paige from this little life is guest posting today. 
She is giving you the ABCs of her life. 

I hope you enjoy and go check her out on her blog this little life.
She is such a sweetie and has the most adorable little girl in the whole world!


A - Ashley is my sister. She and I fought like cats and dogs when we were younger but now, we are best friends. I’m the older sister!
B -Border Collie - My dog. His name is Auto, like a car and he is 14 years old, like 90-something in dog years.
C- Career Counselor, my profession. Love my job, but love being Molly’s mommy more! 
D -Daughter.  I am one and now I have one. It is the best!
E - Eggs…my hubby has chickens, like in a coop, in our yard, and we get about a dozen fresh eggs per day.
F – flower – I love hydrangeas. I wish I could have fresh flowers delivered every day and display them in my kitchen.
G – girly, girl. That was, is and always has been me.
H – HomeGoods is my favorite store. I love perusing the aisles!
I – Italian ices – a favorite of mine while I was pregnant. I love mango!
J – Jelly and peanut butter on a waffle was my favorite food during my pregnancy.
K – Kitchen. I painted mine three times in two years. I needed it to be the perfect shade of yellow.
L – Long Island is where I have lived all my life. I love it!
M – Michael is my hubby. We have known each other since middle school and have been married for five years this fall.
N – Nanny, that is what Molly calls (or will call) my Mommy.
O – Ocean – love living near it.
P - Pedicures – I love a good one!
Q - Quilt – Molly received an amazing homemade quilt from my hubby’s Godmother. It is amazing.
R - Real Simple magazine and a cup of tea is my idea of “me” time.
S – shells & starfish. I love decorating with them.
T – Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
U – Undergraduate degree in Speech Communications.
V – Vacation. My favorite vacation was to Martha’s Vineyard and I can’t wait to take Molly there.
W- Wainscotting. We installed it in Molly’s room I love it.
X – Xrays – Had a few taken last week at my dental appointment.
Y- Yellow. I didn’t know I was having a girl; so therefore, Molly has lots of yellow stuff!
Z – Zoo. Haven’t been in a while but can’t wait to go and see the giraffes!


Growing up so fast

It's the simple things...

Everyday when I watch Zane, 
he seems to becoming a little boy so fast. 

He was playing the other day and all of a sudden 
he just brought his Woody doll to me,
climbed up onto the couch and 
sat on my lap just cuddling, Woody.
It was the sweetest thing.

It really made me realize that he is growing up
and he knows what love is. 
Babies don't really get that concept,
but now Zane does.
It is so bittersweet for his mommy!
I love watching him grow, 
but hate to watch him grow up.

Please, don't grow up to fast on mommy my little man!




This week, The Paper Mama's 
Photo Challenge is Summertime.

Zane got this water table for his 1st Birthday. 
On one of the very few nice days 
we have had in the PNW this summer
we brought it out
and he had an absolute blast!

Wish this momma some luck!

The Paper Mama



My main man and a WINNER!!

Sorry the picture is blurry, something is wrong with my camera! :-(
I have to say that yesterday was a little rough. I was thinking about how he was already 14 months old and how quickly time is going by! It is making me realize that I really need to not take any moment with him for granted because I am going to blink my eyes one day and he is going to be all grown up. He is a momma's boy for sure and I love that he is. I was secretly wishing he would be when I found out we were having a boy. I love my boy and I wish he could stay little forever but I know he's gotta grow up. He is truly my favorite part of my life!

Number 18 Amy from a good life.
Congrats Amy! 
Email me @ Libbyslifeblog {at} gmail {dot} com
and I will get you in touch with Tracey. 



14 months

My little man is 14 months old today! I cannot believe that he is already 14 months old, he is growing up so quickly right before my eyes. I love that I get to watch him change & grow every day. He is the light of my life and makes my days so much more fun and enjoyable. I have never been this happy before! He truly brings me the greatest joy anyone could ever feel. I want to make it very clear that he has completely changed my life but I would never want it to be any other way. He is the best thing to ever happen to me and I am so glad that I am his momma!

You have so many different facial expressions. You are probably the happiest little boy I have ever met and you love to give kisses and hugs. Your very favorite person in the whole world is definitely your grammy {my mom} when she is with us or we are at her house you want nothing to do with anyone else except for her! But when we are at home you are 100% a momma's boy, but you love your daddy too! You understand us about a lot of things, especially "no" and when someone says no you start fake crying!! It is the funniest thing... you know you're doing something you shouldn't so you start to cry, so funny. You also have a fake laugh that you do whenever you hear someone laugh, your grammy started fake laughing with you when you first started laughing and you have been doing it ever since! You also

You don't talk much but you communicate with as well as you can by pointing to things and talk in your baby talk. I can't wait until you can talk and I car hear your sweet little voice. You only say a few words but the doctor says you're right on track. You are getting so big and you are not as chunky as you used to be because you are darn active. You are constantly on the move even in your sleep! You still don't like to watch any kids shows but you absolutely love to watch America's Got Talent, The Singing Bee, and any Food Network show. Also you are big into dancing, whenever music comes on you stop what you are doing and start dancing. You love music which makes us so happy. Your poppa hopes that one day you will play the trumpet like he does, but if you choose to play a different instrument he would love that too.

You are the best thing in my life. Mommy loves you little man!



Hidden Cupcakes - Giveaway!

So it's my very first giveaway on my blog and I am so excited to be doing this with the beautiful 
& talented Tracey from Hidden Cupcakes.

I won a giveaway from her a few months ago and she has so many cute products it was hard to choose what I wanted with my credit! She just added some new necklaces to her blog and they are absolutely adorable!! 

She makes really cute necklaces, pins and all sorts of other cute things for parties. 
You should definitely go check out her Etsy shop Hidden Cupcakes.

She is giving away a trio of hair clips, you choose the fabric! 
Which I think is a pretty sweet deal. 
I'd love to have some more of her hair clips. 
They are so cute and add such a fun pop of color to any outfit.

To enter this giveaway go check out her shop and come back 
& leave a comment here telling me what you love. 

Want some extra entries: 
Follow my blog on GFC.
Follow Hidden Cupcakes blog.
Follow me on Twitter.
Like me on Facebook.
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I will pick a winner on Friday morning. Good luck!



My week by the iPhone

 some cuddle time with daddy::my mango margarita & chips::lunch @ Chevy's::some cute pink nails thanks to my mom

having fun rolling around & being silly::steak salad made by Mr. Sheriff::playing inside since it's raining

cuddle time with Woody::date night @Cinetopia with Mr. Sheriff::new fedora

Linking up with the lovely Amy Lee @ a good life!


Dancing Fool



My Sunshine
My sunshine is my son. I sing him You are my Sunshine almost every single day.
He has brought so much light into my life. 


He is truly the light in my life 
& even when the skies are gray he brings the light 
back into my life.

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!




Have you ever felt lonely? 

My eyes are ever on the LORD, 
for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Turn to me and be gracious to me, 
for I am lonely and afflicted. 
Relieve the troubles of my heart and 
free me from my anguish.
Psalms 25:15-17

Well I do right now. 
I feel abandoned and lonely! 
Ever since my son was born I have seen less and less of my friends. 
I know it's not because they don't still love me, it's because we are in different parts of our lives now. 
It really, totally sucks. 


I don't have many friends who actually have kids that I can get together with and have play dates. 
I started blogging around the time I stopped seeing most of my friends regularly. 
I think it was a way for me to try to find friends in my area. 
People who have kids and would enjoy hanging out with Zane & me and not just want to see me without him. 
But I still haven't found anyone really. 
I have started following people who live close to me but we haven't connected or even really spoken through e-mail or anything. 
I have tried but no one has really been that responsive at all. 
Which is fine I don't expect people to jump at the 
chance to be my friend.
I'd just love to have someone to talk to or go out with. 
Even have a girls night with once & awhile.


I am just so fucking lonely! 
I need someone to share my mommy stresses with, 
someone who will understand and not just blow it off like it's not important. 
I feel like having a child has made me a leper. 
I am not at all saying that I would EVER change my life!!
I love every single second I have with my son. 
I just need an adult friend who understands the trials & tribulations of being a mommy. 


I know, I know I sound like a whiney bitch, 
but come on don't I deserve to have people in this world who want to hang out with me, 
talk to me, 
love me, 
understand me, 
and all that comes along with a friendship?


I think I do! 
Actually I know I do. 
I am just very unlucky in finding it.
Maybe someday someone will come into my life and finally be there for me forever as my friend.


A girl can hope right?



Week in iPhone pix

 Doing some tanning while baby sleeps & driving to grammy & poppa's house!

Playing on the playground @ Bridgeport Village & watching Wipeout with daddy

cuddling with momma, running around in his jean diaper, 
drinking his juice & watching 30 min meals, & attacking momma

4th of July, kitty sleeping on her pillow, my new fave ice cream 
& playing with his truck

I am linking up with Amy @ A Good Life 

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