July 26, 2017


Our A/C went out on Monday afternoon....and we still do not have it back in working order.  Because this is the time of year that many people experience A/C issues, the part that we need to repair it is out of stock at the moment...So last night, Vivian, Hubs and myself went to bed while it was 86 degrees in the house...I tried my hardest to stay still, because the second I moved I started to sweat profusely.  We had a fan in Vivian's room and she seemed fairly comfortable once she had a breeze on her.

We kept telling ourselves it will be tolerable in the morning...So we woke up, optimistic, only to realize it was 82 degrees.  I was thankful it wasn't 86 degrees anymore, but 82 is still pretty darn hot for inside of a house...the second I moved my freshly applied makeup just started to slide off my face...So Vivian went to daycare a little early to enjoy their A/C and I was at work at 7am basking in the chilly air.  Bubba is a lucky boy, he is chilling out (literally) at his Nana's this week.

So I end this post with a question....Why must we be adults?

July 24, 2017

Petit Punkin...

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Our petit punkin is 9 months old today!  It is hard to believe Vivian will be a year old this fall!  I never knew what a thief time was, until I had a second child.  She is still a baby, sure...but she is no longer an infant who needs to be cradled and wrapped in a blanket all the time.  She no longer stays still in my arms, and instead crawls all over me.  She is starting to eat chunkier foods, against her will.  She is not a fan of the textures right now, but loves her cereal puffs.  This past month has been a fun and exhausting one with Miss Vivian.  

She puts the RE back in sleep regression as she still gets up once at night.  She did so good sleeping through the night months 3-7...Praying she is able to start sleeping through the night again soon!  This past month also brought a monster called separation anxiety.  If mama is in sight, bebe demands to be in her arms only.  She will hardly let anyone else hold her when I am around and has also started crying when I drop her off at daycare...with teachers she truly adores and that adore her.  She is in a high maintenance stage right now, but one grin flashing her one and only tooth and we forget about the demanding babe she can be.  She is a babbling, moving almost 9 month old that is full of personality and has opinions about...well errything!

A gal with this much personality needs a wardrobe to match her spunk.   I am looking forward to putting more style in her wardrobe for the early fall.  I have gone back on my word about two things I swore I would never do...Dress Vivian in tulle and big bows.  I totally get why so many mamas dress their baby girls in tulle and I plan to make sure Vivian has these dresses (that are available in long sleeves for fall!) until she graduates from college.

Shop Vivian's early fall style below!

Happy Monday, y'all!  Only three more sleeps for us until we are at the beach celebrating big brother Bubba's 6th birthday!

July 14, 2017

eye rollin'

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Whatever these are...I need them in my life.  That is the only reason this picture is here as it is completely irrelevant to the post.

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Over the next couple of months I am going to be rebranding the blog.  I started blogging over 6 years ago.  I have loved Red Velvet Rooster, but over the last year I feel that I have outgrown the name and no longer identify with it as strongly as I used to.  This little blog of mine is growing, little by little, but I feel the name may be limiting the potential for this blog.  I hope my site will be more user friendly and visually appealing to the reader.  So stay-tuned for the big update and name reveal!!  Maybe I will let y'all in on the process and put the new name to a vote?  We shall see...

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Fiddle leaf figs y'all!  I am dying to have one, but I don't think our house currently gets enough bright, natural light.  I am craving more green in our house in general, and while we do get good natural light throughout the day, I don't feel it is enough to keep plants alive unless they are right by the window. 

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Vivian's first tooth came in last week and it was pure hell leading up to it's debut.  When Bubba was a baby, baby Orajel was not the big bad devil that it is today.  It was perfectly acceptable to use, and was even recommended by pediatricians.  Same with Triaminic strips.  When Bubba was a baby, our pediatrician told us to cut 1/3 of a strip to give to him when he was sick with colds.  It always helped him temendously.  Now, there is nothing I could give Viv if she were to get sick with a cold.  I swear, these medicine's go off the market because of POS (Piece of Scum, obvi!) parents that decide the recommended dosage is not enough and go with double the amount...which would cause adverse reactions.  I am sure this is not really the case...I am sure there are other very legitimate reasons that these children's medicines were taken off the shelf...which is why we do not give any of those medicines to Viv...but I would be remiss if I did not admit there is a small part of me that wonders if it is truly because the medicine is dangerous or if, really, it's certain parents are dangerous...

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Hubs had some left over Amazon birthday money on Prime Day this week.  First of all...how in the heck does he have Amazon money left?  The second I get an Amazon gift card I head straight over to my Amazon wishlist and start clicking a lot of add to cart buttons...It's a sickness. Since Hubs has a grip on the Amazon obsession, guess what he was able to score on Prime day!? A GoPro Hero 5 Session! We are so excited to play around with it.  Do any of y'all have GoPro's? How have you liked it? Any particular accessories you would recommend?
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I am loving summer with the donut floats, aviator sunglasses and being tan, but I am also so ready for fall.  I am ready to be that #basicwhitegirl I am and obsess over all things pumpkin.  Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin lotion from Bath & Body Works and PSLs from Starbucks, please!  I am ready for the plaid blanket scarves, slouchy hats and booties.   I am ready for bonfires, hay rides and deer hunting (I gather, hubs hunts.)  October-January is my absolute favorite time of year.  Can we skip August and September, pretty please!

Happy Friday, Y'all!

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