hey hi gals and gals...because i've come to the realization that not even my dad nor my farmer read this blog anymore. strictly gals. gals rule...boys droo...are cute.

so it's friday and it's time to get down. gotta gotta get up to get down. even if it is 6 am.

have i mentioned before that i wake up at 5 am every morning so that i can have alone/quiet time before i have to tend to my children?

does this make me a bad mom, or just a little bit crazy? let's roll with a little bit awesome.

as i was saying, it's time to get down with oh hey, friday!

1 | grab this here snazzy summer-themed button and link back to september farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

1 | so...my farmer thinks i'm a bit of a diva because i shop at baby gap for all of the clothes for my gals. but people...there's a method to the madness! and i'm here to show you just how good the deals can get! there's just one rule -


actually, there are two rules...be a cardholder. i have a banana republic card and the reward points you get work interchangeably between BR, old navy, and GAP. the only trick is you have to make sure you have a zero balance at each statement...or having a card is pointless. 

the proof is in the receipt.
that's right. you are seeing than $2.53 for the most expensive item.

i purchased two sets of matching dresses for the girls. a set of matching p.j.'s, some shoes, an outfit for bitty, two night dresses for kaye...and i think that's it. all of that was just over $20. that's a deal, people. that's a deal.

2 | K A Y E  U P D A T E !
i couldn't be more proud of my girl. earlier this week she was acting like an absolute lunatic...like, more-so than usual. i knew she was exhausted and would need a nap so i had her lay down. actually, i made her lay down. she was acting more and more insane and i became frustrated and told her she couldn't have her binkie. (slightly immature, but it made me feel better.) she screamed and fought sleep for a good 30 minutes and then finally passed out. 

then, when we put her down for bed that night she asked for her binkie, but her farmer and i had concocted a story - you see...we have jackrabbits all over the farm. we thought it a brilliant idea to tell her that the bunnies had stolen all her binkies. 

needless to say, kaye hates the bunnies now...but at least she doesn't hate us. the story totally worked and she's been binkie free all week.

in addition to no binkies she's also been waking up completely dry. she also woke up once this week to let me know she had to use the bathroom. this is huge! i couldn't be more proud of my fully potty-trained gal. 

3 | H A I R  U P D A T E !
so...when i went in on monday to get my hairz all cut up i knew i was going to have to go short. i told the gal all my hair woes and she assured me she would help a gal out. she felt my pain. she also told me to not worry when she made the first cut in the back. i was like, "uhhh..." then she made the first cut and i started to sweat. 

it was SO SHORT. the shortest i've had my hair since like, sixth grade.

then she dried and curled it and it wasn't so bad.

then i went to lulu lemon and tried on these running pants. are they too wild?
then i got home and saw the look on my farmer's face and i knew it was bad.

then i worked out the next day, showered and tried to style it myself and knew it was even worse.

then i worked out again today, showered and dried it straight...and it's not so bad! and dare i say it looks the thickest it's looked in a long long time. 
all this to say, i do think i'll enjoy it more when it grows an inch or two, but it's definitely getting the job done and the end result is i'm super happy i gave it the choppy chop.

4 | P A R T Y  P A P E R!

i've been hard at work getting my party paper site up and running, and let me tell you...HTML is no joke. is there a magical coding tool out there i'm missing? i mean...there's no way people memorize all those codes...or maybe they do. 

what i'm saying is...if you have any coding // HTML tools you think i should know about, send them my way!

also, even though i'm still getting party paper all set up, i'd still love to work with anyone who's in need of party paper!

baby shower, birthday, announcement, e-invite? let me know what you're looking for, i'd love to help make your party pop! send me an e-mail!

5 | W A T C H  T H I S

i was reading through some old posts (which is actually pretty funny to do) and i ran across a video i posted long long ago.

a few years back my cousin, woody (the wedding my farmer and i attended in santa barbara), was posting his suvivaler videos on youtube. they are spoofs on people building bunkers and/or preparing for the end of the world...blah blah blah...i'll just let the video do the talking.

this is just one of several he did. all the videos are super funny, but i find this one hysterical...

see, super funny.
okay! link up and have a stellar weekend!