Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dear Anisten...

Last night was a very monumental night for your mother. You FINALLY slept through the night. Yes, 11:45PM-7:15AM. I mean, it took you a little longer than I thought it would... but that's okay. I still love you more than ever. Now how about we let that happen every night from here on out?? You will have one happy momma if ya do. Thanks little A!

What??? You don't wrap your baby up like a burrito like I do? That is a MUST-HAVE for all newborns and I LOVE it. Get it at Babies R Us!!

Do you need fabric for anything??

Well there is a great sale going on over at Fabric.com!!! I just bought 35 yards of fabric at half price. It's good stuff too like Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Michael Miller, etc. ooh and there's free shipping on all orders over $35!! Don't wait too long either... its going quick!

Visit the SALE here!! :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cutest little legs ever....

Isn't this picture so dang cute? Who knows if it is real.. I sure hope it is!
So I was trying to figure out what this little creature would be called??
and my fave...
the DonkZebonkey?
Now that is ONE awesome creature.

I'll be back later to post about my fabulous weekend!! But before that.. I have about 10 loads of laundry to do. Ugh.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baby smiles!!!

Gotta love them! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I really.really.REALLY want one of these.

Find out what it is HERE.
Check out the other pics of them too....

Come on, you know you want one too!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cute lil' Bag... and some other cute things...

I just think this bag is adorable!! They have some really cute home decor fabric at Joann's right now that could be used on it as well. I think I need to make a trip...(pretty sure that fabric above is at Joann too..its cute!) Tutorial HERE.

Next there are these sassy little eggs.. CA-YOOT!

Toots found HERE. Check out her blog too.. she's got some adorable things on there!

Now this is just downright WEIRD... can you believe this?? A website dedicated solely to PLURAL clothing!! I wish there was a store that I could go and try on EVERY PIECE of clothing there. Camera in hand.

What?? They do have a store? Its in Southbend Indiana. Oh gosh.. that is AWESOME!!!!!

I am going to end this post with a TAG that I was supposed to do a LONG time ago.. Thanks Sara!


1. Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen? Planet Earth or Discovery Channel.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? ranch.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? tomatoes.

4. You go out to a restaurant, what does he get to drink? caffeine free diet coke.

5. Where did he go to high school? bingham.

6. What is one phrase he says all the time? Hey.. how's it goin?

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? um... nothing. Wait.. I take that back. Sales and motivational books.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? eew. I actually don't know. I hate sandwiches so I never pay attention.

9. What would this person eat everyday if he could?Rumbi Grill.

10. What is his favorite cereal? Reeses!

11. What would he never wear? Skinny jeans.

12. What is his favorite sports team? He really isn't into sports..

13. Who will he vote for? depends who is running.

14. Who is his best friend? Better be me! :)

15. How many states has he lived in? 7--Texas, Michigan, Idaho, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and Utah.

16. Does he have any nervous habits? pacing around the house while on the phone. Drives me NUTS!

17. What could he spend hours doing? reading.

18. He is: funny, cares a ton about others, extremely organized, clean, an amazing daddy, caring husband, talented, so happy and lastly.. the sexiest man alive! haha :) Love ya babe!


1. Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen? umm.. How its Made (that show is WONDERFUL for my nerdy self!) Bachelor, The Hills, The City, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila-hahahah, actually what am I thinking.. usually its Dora the Exporer and Wonder Pets.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does she get on her salad? Ranch.

3. What's one food she doesn't like? Sandwiches. YUCK.

4. You go out to a restaurant, what does she get to drink? water with a side of lemons.

5. Where did she go to high school? bingham.

6. What is one phrase she says all the time? I am constantly laughing.. does that count?

7. If she was to collect anything, what would it be? craft supplies, fabric, hair products, electronics, hair accessories.. heck, I could go on and on. Sorry babe :)

8. What is her favorite type of sandwich? Oh heck.. how many times do I have to say this?

9. What would this person eat everyday if she could? Wingers Sticky Fingers and Fries.

10. What is her favorite cereal? Frosted Mini Wheats.

11. What would she never wear? umm... anything with vulgar sayings on it? I dunno...

12. What does she always wear? clothes. I would say rings, but they're not on right now soooo... Does a phone count? I swear that thing is stuck to my face.

13. Who will she vote for? I'm not into politics at all.

14. Who is her best friend? I have a lot of really great friends.. I love having girl friends :)

15. How many states has she lived in? Hmm... Utah, California, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and soon to be Minnesota! :)

16. Does she have any nervous habits? Yes! Popping my knuckles and Biting my lower lip.

17. What could she spend hours doing? blogging, looking at blogs, crafting withOUT kids home, eating, playing with photoshop (though you would never guess anymore) playing with new electronics, playing with my kids, spending time with my husband... heck, anything but cleaning.

18. She is: not organized, happy, a mom to 2 (which still freaks me out!) a wife, I think thats all!

I tag: Layla, Kara and Rachey!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lunch Dates with Friends :)


Want to make something super cute?? Try this apron. I think I want to customize the tutorial and make a full skirt for Em. She would LOVE IT! Oh and Anisten too... can't forget about her. :)

Tutorial found HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don't have anything to blog about...

but I feel like I have been neglecting the ole' Thueson Blog. SOOO.. I will write about some more things that make me happy, what I am doing, pictures I like.. ya know.. whatever I feel like basically.

This pillow.. I want to make it. Too bad it would probably take F.O.R.E.V.E.R!!

I love this girls hair... her braids, the messiness of it.. all of it. Found HERE.

this tatoo is AWESOME! Is it weird that I want her hair??

Emery would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

These Hello Kitty Cake Pops by Bakerella.. gosh, I could read that blog for hours. NEVER EVER look at it when you are hungry. Your stomach will want to kill you.

Lindsay looks fabulous here.. oh wait.. no, she looks like skeletor. I did hear she is coming out with a new spray tan though. That should be great right?

Oh I love this clutch on the front of this book.

It was a great day yesterday so I took the girls to the park:)
This necklace from Forever 21 is lovely!

Well.. how's that for some randomness? I gotta run though.. I am off to take a jewelry making class! :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Need some advice!!

Well want to hear something exciting??? We are moving!! Only for a few months.. but still, very exciting nonetheless! We move in about 5 weeks. For those of you that don't know, Braun has worked in the Summer Sales industry for 6 years selling alarm systems door to door. It has allowed us to move all over the place and has been such a good job. Braun absolutely LOVES doing it. He worked for APX for 3 years, Platinum for 2 and now he recently switched back to APX. Switching companies has been a crazy and probably one of the hardest decisions we have faced our whole married life but we honestly couldn't be happier and I know that it was the right thing to do for our family! It was hard leaving a company we were so comfortable with (especially leaving all of our friends!! :( ) but I am so excited about it and can't wait for the summer. Last summer, Braun traveled every week to one of his offices. I would go with him occasionally and LOVED it.. but it was hard with Emery. So for most of the summer, I saw him on Sundays only. It was really REALLY hard. Heck, I am a NEEDY woman!! :) This summer, I talked Braun into taking us along and living in one of his offices! We were going to live in Chicago (Go OPRAH!!) when we were with Platinum. Well, now noones going to Chicago... so we get to go... are ya ready??? To MINNEAPOLIS!!! *****Hello BIGGEST mall in the whole entire world!! :) I can't wait to finally meet you!*****Imagine the biggest cheesiest grin you've ever seen and that is probably what I look like right now.
So my question to you is... do I have any Minnesota readers or anyone that is familiar with the area?? I am in charge of finding apartments for us and don't even have a clue on where to live. We are going to the Southern part of Minneapolis. Any help would be great! Even if you have just visited and know of nice, clean, fun cities there that would be great! Thanks!!

Also, if your husband needs a job and you wouldn't mind hanging out with me and a bunch of other awesome wives all day everyday for 4 months..send an email my way (its on the top of my blog!) I am pretty sure I will pack my car with one outfit for the whole summer and the rest craft supplies and swimsuits. It will be a hard 4 months.. I'm sure of it. :) :) :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Brauns baby splurge...

So when it comes to kids supplies and needs, Braun doesn't really have
much of an opinion. Last summer though Braun decided that his
favorite store was R.E.I. and with that came him bringing home all
sorts of random items. Well one good thing that came from his
obsession was the "Nalgene Sippy" They ROCK. No leakage, they're
durable as all heck, and they have a cute little hole so they can
carry them around with ease. I swear I lost all her last supply dad
bought. So when dad made his REI run today... He stocked up. She is
one happy chick!

Anything your husband is super picky about???

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oh Miss Magic...

Can I just tell you all how much I love my Magic Bullet??? Brauns
grandparents got it for our wedding and I whipped it out for the first
time in 4 years a few days ago. I've used it everyday since!! This is
the handiest kitchen appliance EVER!!! I need to make a milkshake in
it. That'll be the true test. So far though, salad dressing,
smoothies and salsa have been great!!! Watch the infomercial, you'll
want one too. Does anyone have any yummy smoothies recipes??

The sale started today!!

I think that I emailed all of you the coupon. Sorry if you got it a few times. I couldn't remember who I had emailed it to already. I didn't even realize that I could of just posted a link to it on here. So.. if you didn't email me but want to save some moolah go HERE.

Oh gosh...

This makes me laugh. I was reading a blog that I won't say because...well...you will all judge me. No, its not a "bad" one, but she is very opinionated about EVERYTHING she talks about. There is a lot of bad language BUT she is quite informative about things I am interested in. Anywhooo.. now that we got that out of the way, she did a must have list of things for babies. I was reading through some of the comments and actually found some SWEEEEET things!!! Take this for example...

Who would ALLOW themselves to take a picture like this and be posted on the internet for all to see? (and to be made fun of by people like me!!) Ladies with babies.. do you remember the first time you ever pumped?? How unattractive and "cow like" it made you feel? I didn't even want BRAUN my own husband to witness such an act. Bleck!! (I must say.. as much as I think that is the dumbest thing EVER to look at... how handy would that be????? Seriously!)

Okay no really, I did see a few other really cool things on that list though... one being a cute slip cover for your Baby Bjorn found HERE. It won't let me steal a picture from their site, but I totally want to make one as soon as my craft room lets me in. (It is chuck full of basement JUNK)

Well shoot.. I have run out of blogging time. I am off to get in the shower and hang out with this girl before she moves to Idaho!!! We have a full day of fun ahead of us.

NOOOO.... what am I going to do without you Jenna?

Also.. do any of you have about $300-$1000 that you don't know what to buy with? I would reccommend (is that spelled with 2 c's? it looks funny) these beautiful necklaces. Gosh... I want one SOOOO bad. Aren't they lovely? They're filled with little snippets of your kids life. Oh I love them. Find them HERE.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ooh this is exciting!!!

April 2nd baby!!!

P.S. It is going across the street from South Towne Mall!! Oh yeah.. that place is hoppin' now!

Do you sell MODBE???

So.. I am needing some swimsuits and found some cute ones on Modbe's website. I wanted to check here first before ordering to see if anyone sells it! I want to come try on the tops first before I order them... can anyone help me out or know anyone that can??

Know anywhere else with some cute swimsuits right now? Let me know!

Monday, March 9, 2009

30% off!!!

My awesome neighbor (Ashley S.) just sent me an email with a 30% off your TOTAL purchase coupon to GAP, GAP Outlet, Banana Republic and B.R. Outlet AND Old Navy!! It is good March 12-15th.. AND if your husband gets mad at you for shopping just tell him that 5% of your purchases are being donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.. so you basically HAD TO! If you want me to email you the coupon, leave your email here!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

10 Things that I LOVE today <3

This was supposed to be on here on Sunday but for I hit SAVE instead of POST! Woops! :)

1. I love that I just got back from spending a great night in Midway with my wonderful husband!!

2. I LOVE Prevacid for making my baby girl happy again!

3. I LOVE that I just called my mom and asked her if she forgot to invite us over for dinner. I also LOVE that she pretended that she forgot to, but that we are headed over for yummy roast and potatoes in a bit and I plan to DOMINATE in Settlers of Catan later.

4. I love that we have new and exciting things in our near future.

5. I LOVE that I am re-watching the last season of LOST today. It makes my head spin because it is so confusing.. but I need to catch up.

6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new camera. P.S. I am selling my old D50--email me if you are interested!

7. I LOVE that our basement is going to be finished in about 2 weeks. Painting starts Tuesday! P.S. Did I ever tell you that I haven't been able to get into my craftroom for the past month and a half? It is stocked full of our basement junk.. Boo.

8. I love that we are moving somewhere exciting in a month and a half.

9. I love to CROCHET!!! Why did it take me so long to learn??

10. I love how entertaining Emery is lately. She thinks she needs to feed her babies "booby milk" all day long.

**Bonus Love** =These 2 peeps! (Plus the one above--I don't have a picture of the 4 of us..technically she is in this one too. Hence the bellay!-- I am rambling now)
Hope you all have a fabulous day!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jackie's Story...

Well a couple of months ago, I got a text from one of my really good friends Jenna asking if I knew anyone deserving of a makeover?? I thought about it for a little while and one person kept popping into my head. I didn't know if she would like getting a makeover or not, but I decided I would enter into the contest anyway. This person was my little sister, Jackie. I wrote up a little story on her and had to submit it to Channel 2 news. Here is what I sent in:

Jackies Story

Well.. where do I even start?? Jackie has had a really tough hard life. When Jackie was 14 she randomly started having seizures. The doctors couldn't figure it out. She didn't get in an accident, she didn't bump her head, nothing. They were apparently brought on by "growing up." She would have a few a week, nothing major. Well.. with every seizure Jackie had, it slowed her down. Pretty soon she started getting really behind in school. Kids started thinking she was "awkward or weird." People on the outside had no idea what she was going through physically and mentally. She was only at school about half the time. All of the friends that Jackie did have ended up going on with their lives while Jackie had to start living hers at home. Seizures started getting more and more frequent. After 2 or 3 years, Jackie was a puzzle to the doctors. She was seizing every 3 minutes and had to be in the hospital constantly. It was BEYOND hard on my family and parents, but especially my little sister... to this day I have never heard a single complaint from that girl. She is the strongest person that I know. Seeing her go through something so challenging was the toughest thing I have ever had to go through. She has made so many people stronger for facing those challenging things and always keeping a smile on her face. Jackie ended up staying in the hospital for awhile. She lost over 30 pounds in there... she was so exhausted, couldn't stay awake for the life of her. Normally having 1 seizure would completely wear her out, and she was having one every 2-3 minutes for days on end. She missed out on everything. Her whole high school life. That was such a fun time for me when I was her age. It was so hard to see her miss out on that. Not being able to go to Friday night games, Junior Prom, dates.. anything.

About two years ago, (also Jackies Senior year of High School) all the specialists from around the country came together and had a conference on Jackie. A lot of them were completely shocked at her story. But they also said the surgery would hopefully help her to the point she would only have a few seizures a week again. The doctors finally decided to do it. She had gone through enough in the past 6 years. My family was terrified. We were told that she might lose a lot of her memory, have speech problems, among a lot of other problems. She decided that it was worth the risk and she wanted to go for that slight chance that she might be able to live a semi-normal life.

Well.. they cut her head from ear to ear. They went in and took out a 2 inch by 3 inch piece of Jackies brain. They thought they had gotten all of the problem area. The next day Jackie woke up. She remembered all of us. She could still read, write, and do everything BETTER than before. The girl suprised us all again :) She responded really well to the surgery.. for about a year her life was back to normal. Not a SINGLE seizure :) She was able to go out and get a job, try to meet some friends, and hopefully start living her life again. Well about 5 months ago, the seizures started again. We are hoping and praying it doesn't get back to where it was again.

Jackie is really shy now. Back before all of this started she had a cute group of friends, lots of self confidence, would dance around the house and just had a fun life. This situation has really taken a toll on her. I would love to be able to see her like that again and I think a makeover on my cute little sister would help to do the trick and help her be a little more confident. :) She is such a nice girl. Like I said before, I have never in my life heard her complain about her situation that she has been given. She makes the best out everything.. I wish we could all be a little more like her! :)

Well... guess who ended up getting PICKED??? My little sister!! yay :) Here are some pictures of that day!

The News Guys!

THE stylists!! :)

The blushing BOMBSHELL!!!

Jenna--Jackie looked fabulous!! You are such a great friend to me and I am BEYOND sad you are moving away from me. :( I'm going to miss you more than you will ever know! Love ya!!! and Jackie... you are such a great example to me and I love having you as a little sister! You are always such a happy girl even though you have had to go through so much in your life. Keep your chin up! :) and ANY AVAILABLE NICE, GOOD MANNERED, CUTE, RIGHTEOUS YOUNG MEN... Jackie is single and ready to mingle!!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sorry for the lack of posting!!!

I haven't had a spare second since the last time I posted. Things have been super busy around here. First off though, CAN YOU BELIEVE THE BACHELOR?????? Gosh.. I am shocked. I shouldn't be, but I am. I will post more on that later. I am off to run a few errands.. go grocery shopping for the first time in about 2 weeks, and take Anisten to her 2 month check up. BUT.. was wondering, what is your favorite mascara? I need to get a new one. I got one when I was pregnant and can't stand the smell of it. It really makes me want to throw up whenever I put it on!! Ick. Anyway, tell me your faves.

Also, I know I was supposed to have a website update last week. Like I said before.. things have been CRAZY around here. It still is coming. Everythings made, I just need to take pics and get them online! Yay!!!! Its coming soon (do I sound like a broken record?? :) Sorry for the delays!

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