Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Comforter

{my 'fresh from a heavenly nap' bed}

My poor comforter. As in... the comforter on my bed that is the perfect size, weight, thickness, snuggliness and overall comfortability. I always wanted a "heavenly" bed that looked soft and inviting. When we moved in we finally put together the bed I wanted with the luxurious shiny gray sheets, the matching modern headboard, the "perfect find" throw pillows and my fave white on white comforter with matching bedskirt and pillow shams. I love our bed!

But we hardly ever use the comforter because, well, its freakin hot at night. Yes even with the air on because there is some kind of stupid 'design flaw' that allows NO {ok hardly any} cold air to make it into our room...the most important room in the place!! Which does not make for a good cuddling situation. So we haven't used our comforter in months. Poor lonely thing. But that is not why I am feeling bad for this inanimate object at this time.

It started two weeks ago when I was washing the rest of the bedding. I had already done the sheets and I was just getting ready to do the whites which only consisted of the pillowcases. So I thought "hey, why not dry comfy the comforter even though he sits folded at the end of the bed and is not able to fulfill his life mission". I read the label which said to wash IN the washing machine and went for it. 45 mins later I went in to pull him out of that death trap and hang him to dry. And to my absolute horror I found a large fugly brown-orange burn with the fluffing poking out. SON OF A MONKEY SPANK! So I stare at it for a couple minutes thinking it will just go away when it realizes how annoyed I am that this happened. But it stayed there and I was forced to let it dry and put it back on the now blemished bed of heaven.

So he has been sitting on our bed while I am in the market for a new one, just feeling bad about himself and his brorange blem. Then this week I was having the boys help me clean when tragedy struck again. Apparently its too hard to just clean. When I gave the boys assignments Chris went to bed and brother played with the dog. Finally Scottee got the vacuum out to begin his chore. But decided he wanted to mess with the Housher first. Houshie is absolutely terrified of the Vacuum cleaner. Even if its just sitting in the middle of the room not even plugged in he walks around the outermost part of the room to get by it and will even bark and run sometimes. So Scottee decides to test Houshie's heart strength and runs the Vacuum up to him really fast just to see him squirm. So he begins his torturous play with the vacuum and the pup immediately runs into the room where Chris is sleeping.

4 seconds later I hear "baaaaaabe" and I run in to see that Housh had unloaded his bladder out of fright all over the white comforter!! So now there is a pee spot the size of Montana and it goes down through the entire folded comforter, the sheets and down to the memory foam. And this dog never pees inside...that is how scared he was!

So now comfy has obviously been washed again and now has his brorange blem on the side and I swear I can smell the ghost of the urine stain on the top {Ok not so much....just being dramatic}. So much torture for one lil queen sized comft.

You know... you get a white comforter and expect it to be ruined from maybe a drink spilling. Not an angry machine and a small bladdered dog. Livin and learnin. Now I am itching to redecorate our whole room around a new comforter...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kids speak the truth

So this past Sunday at church {yes, I do go Mom} I got to substitute in Primary. Teaching the Sunbeams!!! Which I looooove. Funny little 3 and 4 year old kiddos. Our lesson was on 'Being kind to animals'...Noah's Ark...etcetc. That's why I love primary. That is my kind of lesson. We got to act like animals, color bunny rabbits, go paper animal fishing and numerous other equally as exciting things. The class was full of adorable little boys and only one girl. We bonded...she told me I "look like her face" and we "both have yellow hair on our top head". And she pointed out to me several times that we were the only two girls. Girl power!

{Before I proceed...I need you all to know that the day before this I made dozens of cookies for the Sunday School class that Chris teaches so I was feeling a lil self conscious and frankly, plump, because I obvs ate at least one finger full of dough to every 2 cookies I made.}

So the very first activity we did to introduce the lesson topic was animal acting! I told the lil ones that I was going to get up and act like an animal and they all have to shout out what kind of animal I am. So I mentally get into my 'bunny rabbit role' and simply stand up to walk to the corner of the room where I am planning on starting my bunny hop. But the second I stand up and have not done anything to make one think I am acting like any animal...my girl power buddy stands up...points at me... and shouts her guess... "ELEPHANT"!!! silence. And I just think "I knew I shouldn't have eaten that 16th Rolo cookie"...

The ultimate fat joke. We are not girl power buddies anymore...

From: St. George

The great Rex Conner, Kimmie and her new pup Kobe drove down from St. George to visit us!!! Yee-haw...we obvs love visitors and had such a dandy time. Our weekend consisted of just hangin out, hot tubbin, chillin with the Cox's, showin them our favorite Chandler spots, playin some games, eaten lots of junk and other "visitors-in-town" types of activities! Love those guys!

Houshie and Kobe LOVE each other! They played non-stop.

Took our guests on a Midnight Bosa run {since we've made that our "thing"}

ALLLL Day Pool Volleyball with some more fam

One Love

The Babe and the Rex

Going to Church!

Sisties. Poppin.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall in the Desert

Who knew the desert was so beautiful? It is still hot as heat here in Arizona but I feel annoyingly confident in saying that we made it through the Arizona summer! Yaaaay...VICTORY! We were warned many a time that making it through this season was near impossible. And yes, I had moments where I had to look down and check if, in fact, my skin was melting right off my body from the heat.... but overall it actually wasn't as bad as all these locals made it out to be.

And now we are transitioning into the refreshing fall months! Slowly but surely. I have a feeling that us Hayes' are going to LOVE this season here in Arizona. No frozen tundra. No endless grey skies and rainy days. Just beautiful, warm, calm, "I love my life" desert autumn weather.

The inspiration for my thoughts and ramblings began one night last week when a weekday evening gave us a little teaser of the upcoming season. We cruised around town with the windows down listening to soothing tunes. The puppin couldn't resist sticking his head out of the window to soak up the breeze. On our drive we stumbled upon an area blanketed with palm trees! We fell in love. There are palms for as far as you can see...and if you hit it just right you see the sun going to bed and leaving Palm City with the most picturesque moments. Life is so good!

We ♥♥♥ AZ!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

False Advertising

Alright so...this past weekend we went shopping at Ross because uhhh I'm obsessed with it. I almost never buy clothes there...its all household items, workout things, handbags, an occasional hair product... things like that. That man Ross just has the greatest random finds.

This weekend's find was legendary! At least to me it was. To the naked eye, it may seem like just a box holding three average apothecary jars... but to me ...ohhhhh, to me... it is a magical box filled with countless dreams and elaborate fantasies in glass form.

Reason being: I have been lusting after a beautiful set of apothecary jars for quite some time now. Not one set in particular. I just think unique shaped jars with enclosing lids have a great deal of charm and whimsy to them. I fantasize about the endless creative possibilities such as these...


I have kept an eye out for the perfect set at the right price but they always seem to be outrageously expensive or I find something "more practical" to buy instead {dang responsible obligations screaming in my ear}. So, back to my find. I found a set of 3 at Ross for $12! Of course I immediately assumed it was insanely too good to be true. I went through the possible red flags in my head... they are marked down because the lids are missing, they're cracked, they're smaller than the picture, they're actually plastic....etcetcetc. But there were also three green flags {is that a thing?} there was a picture on the box, the box was the right size and the box was sealed! NOTHING COULD BE WRONG I FOUND MY JARS THIS IS THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE...or uhhh... OF THIS WEEKEND!

So when we get home...I dramatically pull the beauts out of its perfectly sized box to finally lay my eyes upon them. Oh I laid my eyes upon them... and all I can do is pause life for about 12 seconds then fall into hilarity. Not what I expected. Reason being: The size. This is an actual shot of the side of the box... {When you look at this picture please make note of the size of the front round jar and the number of oranges or some similar fruit inside}

Beautiful right? And the perfect size!

Well, the size of the box obviously leads me to believe that a jar holding this good amount of oranges would fit inside of it. Why wouldn't I think that?!?! But, in reality, the box was mostly filled with styrofoam !!! The jars were small. Tiny in comparison to the images in my fantasies. The hilarity ensued when we grabbed a peach and put it inside the jar to compare...and make ourselves bust a gut. How many do you guess fit inside my little glass jar of disappointment? Maybe just 3? {Warning: this picture is hilarious}

ONE! ONE peach! Bwaaahahahaha! This is false advertising at it's worst! My incredible find turned into the apothecary scam of the century. And although I am extremely unsatisfied ...I cant help but love these little jars. I filled the mini containers with cotton balls, q-tips and love and arranged them on our bathroom counter. How can I take my unhappiness out on the lil apoth jars? Adorbs!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New head of hair

Remember how I promised I had an appointment to get my hair did because of my nappy roots?! Well, I went and decided to update my color and my do...thank goodness! Everytime I get my hair done I think "ahh I should've done a before and after!" This time I remembered! So here is my nappy roots before photo...fresh from my overnight ponytail...greasy and lookin like a mug shot...
Here was the inspiration for my new fall look...
And here is the after...sleek and bangin!