August 24, 2011

and lots of them. 
 I found myself in an emotional break down yesterday.
 it was a mixture of things really, 
 all built up and I finally let it out. 
 I have been so anxious about Adriana
 starting school and I have been trying to deal with it.
After all, she is a big girl and she's so smart
 this is such a big step in her life and I need to get the heck over it. 
 and I will but it will take time. 

 my recipe for emotional disaster
1. fall semester started for me yesterday. 
 2. one of my best friends called and told me about a bomb
threat at our local community college.
3. a 5.9 earthquake shook the entire east, sure it's what the
west stir their coffee with but we don't experience
this much and its terrifying.
 4. open house for Adriana was at 5pm.

being anxious for so long didn't help the situation. 
 It wasn't until after getting a text from emergency uncg alerts
 that an earthquake took place did I realize what really happened. 
 I felt the ground shake in the souls of my feet as I sat in the Weatherspoon Museum
watching a video documentary done as a work of art,
 that had insane surround sound.
It didn't phase me that what I felt through my feet,
wasn't in fact the awesomeness of surround sound but an earthquake.

so what, big deal right?

not exactly, I had learned in great detail about earthquakes a couple
of semesters ago.there is no so what big deal earthquake.
 It is the stress under and on our mother earth. so I kept repeating to myself, 
 "oh my god, that was an earthquake" until I scared myself silly.
quite ridiculous when I think back on it.

my dad called. 
 I picked up and instantly started crying. 
 I made him promise me that if I was at school in class
 and something were to happen, like an earthquake, that he would haul ass 
 to Adriana's school to get her if I couldn't get to her fast enough
and that if my mom or grandma had the car that he would run
 as fast as his old man legs could possibly go.
again, ridiculous- but the fear set in.
 I can't protect her when she's at school.
 I can't kiss her boo boo when she falls on the play ground.
 I can't be there to help her if she needs it. 
 I can't be there for her if she needs me. 
 the stress from school that day and the earthquake and the bomb threat
 were all things that scared the living crap out of me and are all things
 I am completely unable to control from happening. 
 It was confiding in family and friends
 that helped me realize, I have to let go. 
 I have to let her go and be the smart little lady she is. 
 Mind you I haven't instilled any of this feeling upon her, 
I wait until she is fast asleep in bed at night to
talk about it or when I am not around her.
 However, she confided in me yesterday that she is a little scared
but that it's because she hasn't ever been in any other environment
 than here at home learning with us and with my parents learning and playing there. 

 open house was wonderful. 
 It gave Adriana an idea of what to expect everyday. 
 The room was so colorful and bright. 
 So many different activities and opportunities for her. 
 Though she was shy and timid, she warmed up
 and told us that 
"even though it's hard growing up, I'm excited"

so this mommy
 has to put a smile on
 be the happiest and most excited
 I've ever been 
 hug and kiss her
give her all my love
 tell her she's going to have such a fun day
 and leave
 knowing she will be taken care of
 and will learn so much. 

once I get into my car-
 there is no doubt in my mind
 I will cry.

 I feel like a basket case and that I'm being dramatic. 
 but I'm being told that what I'm feeling is normal. 
 I will be strong so that she knows that every ounce
 in my body is so so so proud of her
and so happy for her to take these big girl steps because I really am!
 I'm just sad to let her go, is all. 

calling all mommies, any advice helps.


giveaway winner

August 22, 2011

congratulations Betsy!

 we will be contacting you soon.

it's that time of the year

August 16, 2011

right before the season changes from hot
 to cold and clothes are needing to be gone through 
 to see what's needed for the chilly weather. 
 I have tons of Adriana and Ryland's clothes
 from last year that don't fit them anymore-
more so Ry because he grows like a weed
 and well Adriana has fit into the same 2T-3T clothes
 from years past and is just now fitting into
 4T and preschool size 4's. 
 All of the clothes I have of Ry's are size 2T.
All of the clothes I have of Addi's are 3T and 4T
the 4T shirt sleeves in the particular style are too short.
 So I have decided to do a shop my closet for 
 Adriana and Ryland
 and what they make, goes to their piggy banks!
so calling all mommies
 we have fall/winter clothes
 come take a look!

 I will be posting each within the hour.

we're sponsoring!

August 15, 2011

something a little new here at two birds on a wire?
we're sponsoring.
our first month: September!
 I am really excited for the chance to build
 relationships with bloggers who have shops
 and blogs who means as much to them as mine do to me. 
 I've got three different options with rates
 in which may or may not fit for you. 
 I can work anything out with you, just let me know!
 If you are wanting to sponsor for more than one month at a time
 we can totally work something out.
I want your blog and shop or both to get out there,
get noticed or get more business!
Two birds on a wire attracts all kinds of blogs,
 from homemakers, mommies, vintage lovers, foodies and more.
 If your blog fits here, you may want to think about grabbing a spot.
 my sponsor info is here at the sponsor us page.
all sponsor money goes to a good cause, 
 I will be donating the money to
 Adriana and Ryland's charity of choice from this website
We've done this before with birthday money etc. and they love it.
 I will try to find different uses every month for beneficial purposes.
 We will definitely keep you posted
 and I will make posts about the outcome. 
 I hope you will join us in being a part of the bigger picture. 
If you don't have a blog or shop
 you can always donate.

Just let me know!

looking forward to hearing from you-
 email me at
 if you are interested in a spot!

a photo every hour.

August 13, 2011

9:00 am

 10:00 am 
 tea time

morning air

our sassy

dishes to be done


fishy time!


grocery shopping

home tomatoes


almost bed time


it's finally here: a stubby pencil studio review & giveaway!

I mentioned a couple of months ago 
that toward the end of summer
I would be having another giveaway
 and sponsored by an amazing company.
 I've done a review for their super fun
 and all organic GLOB paints.

my munchkins love this glob paint.
 I bought a set of them for Adriana's fourth
birthday party last year for the kids to go all out
 and paint with and they had a blast.
 not only does it clean off your hands
 and clothes easily but it lasts for a really long time.
super easy to make, super easy to use.
 we had two colors left from her birthday
 so we mixed them up this morning
 and took tons of pics for the review!

but first here are the facts
 Glob Natural Blends are water-soluble pigments -
simply add water to the dry powder and
mix to create safe, non-toxic, biodegradable paint!
Each pigment is botanically crafted from natural
colors found in vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, roots and spices.
Kids will learn that basil makes green and pomegranate
makes reddish orange and you can
be assured there are no petrochemicals, VOCs or other toxins.
The vegan formulas use cosmetic and food grade ingredients-
all natural, gluten free and soy free.
Set includes 6 vibrant colors:
Lemon Verbena, Tangerine, Berry Blue,
Basil Green, Pomegranate and Plum Purple.
Made in USA by Glob for ages: 3+

The paints do not contain any preservatives.
For best results, mix per project.
Left over paint should be refrigerated.

 we used the entire packet
 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of cold filtered water.

 this roll of paper has lasted for years!
 recycled, easel paper.

 we love this stuff.
 where can you get it?
 that's easy-
 just click here to go to the stubby pencil studio!

 so in excitement of Adriana starting school,
 Stubby Pencil Studio wanted to giveaway
 a handmade basket full of school supplies
 for one lucky follower of mine.

 even if your munchkin hasn't started school yet 
 this would make for an amazing present for
 a mommy in need, or for a munchkin you do know
 who is starting school to say "I'm proud of you"
or it could totally be used for a smaller munchkin
 who is in preschool- its totally up to you!
Don't be shy to enter, if you're a teacher
enter this to win it for your class-
 if you don't have any kids or are a mommy to be
 give it to a friend or save it for your munchkin
 until he/she is old enough!
this is for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

the school supply basket from
Stubby Pencil Studio includes:
Double Tip Pens 10 colors
Colored Pencils 24 colors
Eco-jot Workbook
Green Apple Pencils
Eco Highlighters
Snifty Pen
Double Pencil Sharpener
Zenoa Eraser
Zenoa Mini Stapler
Woven Paper Basket
Value: $50+

how to enter
only two simple things you have to do to (mandatory):
1. like Stubby Pencil Studio on facebook.
they have tons of new items and discounts! 
2. follow two birds on a wire blog.

extra ways to enter
1. share this giveaway on facebook (share link).
2. share this on your blog (share link).
3. recruit a friend to like Stubby Pencil Studio.  
4. go to the Stubby Pencil Studio site, leave a post back here
on something you see and like in the store!

good luck and happy winning. 
giveaway ends Saturday August 20th, 2011!