Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Onion Head


Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for all of your love and support today.
The doctor appointment went well.  Baby is healthy.  It even had the hick ups. 
The new due date is January 30th. 
Just in time for the new Emily Martin book, Oddfellow Orphanage, to arrive for baby (me). 
How exciting!

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Alabama Baby


Dear Friends,

I've been having a difficult time lately so I apologize ahead of time if this is a silly post. 
I have been sicker than sick and sometimes I feel like everything about my old life is over. 
Then I think about how I am on this journey with my best friend, my husband, and that makes it all seem worth it.  Daniel and I will be finding out the sex of the baby tomorrow.  All I can think about is how I want to know if the baby is okay and I really don't care all that much about the sex.  We have decided to keep it a secret for a bit.  With all the change that has been going on, we need some time to get excited about the new baby.  I feel like I am ready for this quiet time in my life.  I just want to settle in and enjoy it for a while.
So, that said, keep us in your thoughts tomorrow and know that we are always cheering you on from Alabama.  

much love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. My dear friend Jill came over to give me a tutorial on Pinterest today. 
I can't wait to start making lists.   
Also, I can't believe we are going to have an Alabama baby. 
Crazy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Old Haunts What I Wants Is Red Beans And Rice


We've been missing New Orleans lately. 
When we lived in Mississippi we were two hours from dear New Orleans and we loved a good visit. 


We've decided to spend our Monday night listening to Tom Waits and Daniel made red beans and rice. 


So much fun to go down memory lane and recreate fun times. 
Where would you go if you could jump on a magic carpet and go back in time for a quick visit? 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Monday Magic


Dear Friends,

I've had a headache for the past week so when it let up for a bit last night, Daniel and I made homemade oreo cookies for the first time.
 

I thought they were too rich last night but let me tell you, they were really good for breakfast this morning.
I promise I usually don't eat things like homemade oreos for breakfast but it was just one of those mornings.

I wish I could have you all over for cookies and milk.
I would love the company and I think you would love the cookies.

Happy Monday Sweeties.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Inspiration



Happy Sunday!

I came across these amazing Patron Saint candles on dear Amanda's blog today and I've decided that I must save my pennies to gift myself this Patron Saint of Sewing Prayer Candle as a housewarming gift. 
I have so many sewing projects in the works that need to be finished before the baby arrives. 
Holly and her blog Sweetheartville are inspiration enough but this St. Helene candle is just the perk me up I need to get to sewing. 
I think what I love most about this candle is that it reminds me of one of my favorite burlesque stars, La Cholita
She is just so fabulous. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Friday, August 26, 2011

Patience



Dear Friends,

We are dedicating our weekend to the house. 
My impatient heart wishes that our home was put together, decorated, and beautiful already.
It has never taken us this long to finish unpacking. 
Given, Dan has started a new semester of teaching and I have been super tired and cranky. 
Last night, while flipping through Decorate, this quote by Amy Butler of Design Sponge brought me much comfort. 

Here's to a weekend full of "enjoying the process". 

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Together Forever


Happy Thursday Dearies.

We are almost to the "hanging" phase of the moving in process. 
A home just feels more like "home" when there are pretties hung on the wall. 
I can't wait for these pretties to find their new homes so we can get that room ready for a crib. 
For now, it's Bono Baby's room. 
Though he only likes to be in there when I am.
That's how Bono and I roll, always together. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hope


Dear Friends,

I quit Diet Coke three days ago.
To quote my favorite line from Persuasion, "I feel like death".
The unpacking is at a stand still but I think things are looking up. 
You see, my friend Jennifer sent me a surprise package with this adorable onesie nestled inside. 
I love that the puppy on it looks like our sweet Bono Baby. 
Her thoughtfulness inspired me to unpack the goodies from my hope chest. 
I've been collecting goodies for a baby for years. 
We weren't necessarily planning on having children but I always figured we could give the pretties away if it didn't happen. 
Sometimes it is hard not to buy baby clothes. 
Does that make sense?
They are just too cute.

I hope you are having a lovely week. 

much love,
Fritzi Marie

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Wishmaking



Dear Daniel,

I forgot to "formally" wish you a Happy Birthday yesterday. 
I hope your special day was magical. 
I also hope that all of your wishes come true this year.
Each and every one of them.

I love you, dear husband.  
love love,
Fritzi Marie 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekend Birthday Treats


My sweet Daniel and I will be celebrating his 39th birthday this weekend
He will be eating lots of chocolate cake and bowls of Cookie Crisp cereal. 
Birthday boys get to eat whatever their hearts desire. 

Happy Weekend Wishes Dear Friends. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Morning Cuddles


Dan went back to work today (after a two week break).
I love when fall semester starts. 
It means that cooler weather is on its way. 


Bono and I decided to sleep in a bit. 
We decided that we deserved it. 
Moving is hard work. 
I love waking up next to my boys. 
Bono loves when we get to sleep in without Dan.
He gets in extra cuddle time with me.
I wish I looked as cute as Bono Baby when I woke up.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Apples Covered In Goodness


I think the perfect way to get out of a "I'm sick of unpacking" slump is to have the FedEx man come to the door with treats from California Caramel, Co.
 
Thank you sweet Kristen for the perk me up surprise treat.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hidden Treasure


While unpacking I found this box with Dan's things. 
It was the box that I sent his very first care package in. 
It made my heart happy to see that he still had it. 
How cute is that? 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Looking Back


We have been in Alabama for one year. 
Dan and I were looking back at photo's from our year in Seattle and missing it so. 
It's funny how when you look back on things, you only see the good. 
I loved my time in Washington and I can't wait to go back someday. 


I am amazed by all that has happened to us in the past few years. 
While I miss my figure and wish my pretty clothes still fit, I can't help wondering if our little baby will get this sneaky Daniel look or my silly grin. 
It is all so strange and uncomfortable and magical too. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. We are still unpacking but we love our new home and our new neighborhood.  I think we are finally about to start getting excited about the baby news. 
Hooray!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Weekend Wishes Dearies


Happy Weekend Dear Friends.

I ran into this lovely print by Studio Mela this evening and it resonated with me. 
The sentiment is so simple, "just be you", but some days it is so easy to forget. 
It seems we all have many roles to fill. 
Thank goodness we get to make lots of mistakes. 

Here's to letting all the pressure go and focus on being ourselves. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. I watched the Harry Potter movies for the very first time this week. 
I've been avoiding them for years. 
I will say this, they were the perfect break from unpacking and I was hooked by the time we got into the 5th movie. 
Also, Bono Baby can't stand Death Eaters. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What Nots and Such


Dearest Friends,

We are finally starting to feel a bit more settled and comfortable around here. 
We still have many many more boxes to unpack and pretties to hang but things are looking up. 
Bono Baby is loving his new home too. 
He especially loves his new living room rug. 
Daniel and I had our hair done yesterday. 
We needed it.
Dan had a fro and I looked like a wild woman with claw bangs.
Not pretty!
I'll share photo's soon. 
I bought the first "official" outfit for the baby yesterday. 
I couldn't help myself.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie 

Friday, August 05, 2011

On The Move


Dearies,

Thank you for your sweet comments about my brother. 
I'll be spending my weekend thinking of him and wishing I could be at his funeral. 
I'm going to be taking an Internet break for the next little bit. 
(while it is being installed at our new home)
But I want you to know that I will be catching up on emails and correspondence when I get settled. 
The big moving day is tomorrow and I cannot wait for it all to be settled. 
Wishing you all the loveliest of weekends. 

much love,
Fritzi Marie

Learning Experiences


Dear Friends,

So sorry I have been missing for a few days. 
My dear older brother Forrest passed away earlier this week. 
(This photo of him with his pretty grand daughter was shot last weekend). 
The news was really unexpected and sad for me.
He was a very special man and I wish I had had more time with him. 

Our move into the new house is still happening. 
We are planning to be finished by Sunday.
Word of advise, don't move while you are pregnant. 
It is just too hard. 
I am so thankful for dear friends who have helped me this week.
I have a really hard time asking for help and this week has been a big learning experience. 

I hope you are doing well.
I'm thinking of you. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Closet Pretties


Today is finally here.
We got the keys to our new place.
Bono B. and I are up to our ears trying to pack up my closet. 
I can't wait to move all my pretties to their new home.
We are in for a busy week.
Wish us luck.

Happy First Week of August Dear Friends.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie