Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Quiz

Christmas 2010 at the Gambrells

CHRISTMAS QUIZ (idea found here)
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps them
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White this year because our tree came pre lit, but i LOVE color lights we just don't have any
4. Do you hang mistletoe? if i had some i would :)
5. When do you put your decorations up? The weekend before thanksgiving 
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? This year we have been making broccoli a lot ever since i found this recipe its INCREDIBLE
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? waking up at 4am cause i was so excited and my parents making me wait an hour til we opened gifts
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was too old to believe cause my parents had to sit me down and tell me, i.was.devastated.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? sometimes
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? white lights, red beads, mix matched ornaments and an awesome tree skirt that i got from world market 75% off a few years back.
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? LOVE it, and pray for it!
12. Can you ice skate? yes
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? hmmm.. one year i got a smilie face phone that was one of my favorites as a kid
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? spending time with family and friends eating lots of food and playing cards!
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? everything! My Momma's Cheesecake-it's incredible and only three ingredients!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? decorating the tree, while watching a christmas movie or listening to christmas music and drinking hot chocolate
17. What tops your tree? Nothing- we have never got a tree topper, maybe next year i'll make one.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving 
19. Candy canes: yuck or yummy? Yummy, especially when you make them into peppermint bark!
20. Favorite Christmas show? Elf, we watch it every year while decorating.
21. Saddest Christmas song? Blue Christmas?
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night and it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

34 Weeks!!

I can't believe we've made it to 34 weeks already... time flies when your pregnant. well not really. i have been out of the blogging loop lately, i was up all night about week ago with stomach pains so i went into the Dr and i was dilated 2 cm so he put me on bed rest for a few days. I had another appt today just a regular check up but on the 29th i go in for my ultrasound! i can't wait I'll be 35 weeks then and we'll find out how big Zi is.
Zion is the size of a Honeydew.

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 28lbs
Stretch marks? no
Sleep? Good, just wish i could do it more
Best moment last month? My mustache shower with friends from college :) love you girls!
Movement? all.the.time. and i love it
Maternity clothes? pants yes, i can still wear some of my pre preggo tops 
Food cravings? cutie cementines!
Gender? Boy
Name? Zion Riley 
Labor signs? i had a few contractions last week but nothing lately 
Belly button in/out? in 
What I miss: sleeping on my tummy 
What I am looking forward to: Baby Z getting here!
I have SOOO much to update on the blog... i got Zion's bedding from my MIL it is INCREDIBLE i can't wait to show you, and we finished the new craft/guest room, it's awesome!! hopefully i'll be back this week with some updates :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you everyone who entered the Mwana giveaway and Brooke, thank you so much for donating one of your blankets!!
The winner was chosen through random.org.
And the winner is...
And just to remind you here is the blanket Mina won!

Mina please email me your address and i we will get the blanket to you as soon as possible, Enjoy!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Playing Catch Up

This post is gonna be all over the place i started to blog about my new chalkboard frame but then i realized how many other things i haven't shared with y'all. So here goes...

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! We had a great time with family in Atlanta. I did some midnight black Friday shopping for the first time, TOTALLY WORTH IT! 
We started at Kohls, we got there at 11:52PM and the line was wrapped around the building.
 5 minutes after we got there this was the line behind us. So Crazy!!
When we got there we realized how many people do this black friday thing. We thought there would be nothing left by the time we got in the store.  But we got everything on our list! Kohls was so prepared and kept bringing out more stuff when they ran out. And all the employees were so helpful even though it was midnight and there were a million people running around like crazy. But it was so fun! We were in and out in an hour and a half, like i said, totally worth it!
If you follow me on twitter you know i got this chair at the thrift store a few weeks back.
Well i went to a different thrift store a few days later and saw this guy...
   I loved him so much more cause i don't have to recover him. i love the green color.
So I ended up with this...
 I am trying to sell the flower chair and i put the green one near our Christmas tree :)
In other news we got our car seat and pack n play for baby Z while we were home for Thanksgiving... Here's the creepster dad with the handlebar mustache displaying our new toy :)
The Craft/Guest room is coming along nicely, i sold the large green desk and bought this smaller one for $25 at the thrift store.
Here is the before.
 and "in progress" i say in progress cause i think eventually i will paint the rest of the desk the same color as the file cabinet.
The top of the desk is chalkboard paint. i love the stuff!
 And remember this chalkboard i made for our front porch this Fall
Well i wanted to replace it with a Christmas one, so i found this frame at the thrift store for $2
 I used a little red paint i had on hand and chalkboard paint and ended up with this!
And i will end this post with this, i wanna get my hair cut like the picture below... It could just be the pregnancy talking but i just want something different.
What do you think!?!

And last but not least, don't forget to enter the Mwana giveaway for this adorable blanket, giveaway ends this Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mwana Giveaway!

Hey guys! Last week i mentioned my friend Brooke and her organization called Mwana. You can read more about it here.
Brooke has so kindly offered to giveaway a "Little Lovey blanket" (shown below) This means that not only do you get a blanket but so does a child in Malawi! 

This adorable baby blanket lovey is perfect for a baby or toddler! Print fabric is made with 100% cotton designer fabric. The back is a super soft and fluffy sherpa. The blanket is top stitched on the edges for durability. A small handle is also included as a cute way for children to hang onto their lovey blankie or a place to attach a pacifier. Each blanket has an appliqué of Africa hand stitched onto the back as a reminder that you have shared warmth with a child in need in Africa This blanket measures approximately 15x17. Machine wash cold and line dry.

Here's how to enter: 
1. "like" Mwana- Share Warmth on Facebook
2. add the Mwana-share Warmth Etsy page to your favorites
3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a link with your comment)
4. Tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @RecycledInt in your tweet)
5. Become a Recycled Interiors Follower (or let me know you're already one)

That's 5 ways to enter make sure you post a separate comment for each entry

Giveaway closes and a winner will be selected using random.org on Wednesday November 30.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby shower(s)

So when i started to write this post about Zion's baby shower this past weekend i realized i haven't shown you pics of his first baby shower in early November so i will post pics of both. 
The first shower was thrown by my sweet friends Lauren and Ashley.
They did an incredible job!! the food and decor was awesome here are some pics...


 Lauren made this adorable sign for baby Z. LOVE IT!
 And of course there were so many lovely ladies there!
My Momma and I
Everyone made an adorable onesie for baby Z

My second shower, this past weekend was thrown by a dear family friend.
My Mom, Me and the lovely hostess Ruthie, Ruthies mother is friends with my grandmother, as my mom would say her "oldest friend " :)

 My Grandma, Momma, Aunts and Sisters
 Me Grandma and Momma
 All the lovely hostess :)
 Looong time friend Heather, and Mimi

My sisters (in-law) 
Both of my showers were incredible the food was all delicious, and the company was  even more special :) Little Zion is already SO blessed!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Hey guys, I'd like to introduce you to my friend Brooke. 
She is beautiful and so talented! A few weeks ago the Lord laid it on her  heart to start an organization for children in Africa. She sells the CUTEST baby blankets and when you buy one she will make one and send it to a child in the village of Mgyawi. I visited this village 3 years ago and it is so neat to hear what Brooke is doing for those precious kids!

Here are some of the blankets she has in her shop.
this is my fav!

Please visit her Etsy shop 
This would be such a great gift for Christmas!

Here is more about Brooke's Ministry 
At Mwana, our vision is to make a difference for the children of Africa. A visit to the small village of Mgyawi in Malawi, Africa identified a specific need of its children—to receive shelter from the cold night. We are impassioned to help. You can too. For each Mwana blanket purchased, an additional blanket will be personally delivered to a child in need in Africa. Make a difference. Share Warmth. 

Stay tuned Brooke has offered to give one Recycled Interiors 
  a blanket. Giveaway coming next week :) but in the mean time check out the Mwana giveaways going on right now at Home is where the heart is and Baby bukes


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