Friday, October 30, 2009


We are getting on a plane headed for Louisiana today.  Seth's grandpa passed away Wednesday and we will be joining his family for the funeral.  Everyone is very upset because it was completely unexpected. Looking at the positive side of this situation, Caleb and I will finally get to meet several of Seth's family members that we have never had the chance to meet before and I think if his grandpa were here, he would be happy about that :)  "Pops" (Seth's grandpa) lost his wife two years ago, right after Seth and I were married.  He really missed her and I can just imagine the two of them holding hands and eating ice cream cones in heaven together today.  Many will mourn the loss of his presence here on earth, but he wouldn't come back here for anything.  He is finally where he has been wanting to be for the past 2 very long years and when I think about that, I just have to smile.

I wanted you all to know that I will be postponing posting the Dandy Ball Hopper winner until Tuesday when we return.  I thought about going ahead and choosing now but I didn't think that was fair since I had said that I would leave the comments open until Sunday, so now you have until Tuesday. 

Thanks for your patience, your prayers would be greatly appreciated :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Man Mustache

I am working on a custom mug order for the groomsmen in a wedding.  I loved making this, and more than that, I loved taking the picture of myself with a mug mustache.  The mystery of what I will be giving the men in my family has been solved!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dandy Dog Hopper Ball Giveaway

Here is your chance to win this incredible toy from -the next generation of hopper balls is here! These Hop-A-Long Hopper Balls have fun slip covers featuring some of your children's favorite animals. The Dandy Dog Hopper Ball is ready to go! His classic bluebody is soft and fun and his little legs are adorable. He will become your child's favorite toy in no time!

This giveaway is open to all US readers.

There are 4 ways to enter:
1. Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail so I can contact you.
2. Leave me a second comment saying you are a follower-and of course that means you have to become a follower :)
3. Join me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway @paulakathlyn, then leave me a third comment letting me know that you did!
4. Blog about it on your blog.  You may want to word it something like this:
“The Patriotic Peacock is hosting a great giveaway! Check out for all your children’s needs from nursery furniture to toys!"

The giveaway ends on Sunday, November 1.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Udder Cover

I was sent an email from a local store here where I live and I HAVE to share this deal with you all (and no I am not getting any commission or special points by telling you- haha).  This website is giving you the chance to get a free udder cover (nursing cover).  They are originally $32.00 plus $8.95 for shipping.  But, right now they have a great deal, infact it really doesn't get any better than this: they are giving you the cover for free, all you have to do is pay the $8.95 shipping!  I have been wanting one, but all the pretty ones were very expensive, so I just resorted to using a blanket.  I have already ordered myself one though, you really couldn't even make yourself one for this cheap!  So, if you need a present to give someone, or you are expecting and would like one for yourself, just visit and enter CHORUS at the checkout for the coupon to apply. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Onesie Winner!

Congratulations Stephanie D!  You won your choice of the pink or blue onesie.  I will be e-mailing you shortly. 

Thanks again for playing everyone.  Be sure to check back on Monday for the new, very exciting giveaway!!!

Mish Mosh

First of all, I have to announce that I won my first BLOG AWARD!!!  I am so proud and happy and excited!  My great friend Kristen awarded it to me and I couldn't be happier :)  Now, I too must pass the award onto a favorite blog of mine.  Such a great idea!

Secondly, today is the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!  I will be choosing the winner from this evening, so be sure and leave a little comment, or two- or four.

Thirdly, follow me on twitter- and if you don't tweet, today is the day to start!  You will love it :)

Fourthly- Hold your little "horsies" because the next giveaway it fantabulous!  I am totally not exagerrating, you are gonna wanna win this one!!!

Lastly, have you guys ever visited Apartment Therapy?  They have a really fun color contest going on right now.  You get to vote for your favorite decorated rooms, and I am having so much fun doing it.  Interior design is a love of mine though, but if you enjoy decorating or think you have a good eye for great paint colors, take a looky.  It is a fun Friday activity :)  Plus, it will give you some great ideas when it comes to decorating your own home.

Happy Friday to all,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Fashion Picks Under $50

My favorite fall fashion picks.  I am sure you all have just been dying to see them.
Fall Picks
Cozy Fall Dresses

I love these days

Caleb just turned 8 months old on Sunday.  I truly can not believe where our time together has gone.  Before I know it, we will be celebrating his 1st birthday.  He is so special to us.  I can't imagine what my days were like before he was a part of our little family.  A couple of days ago, Caleb and I spent some time in his nursery cuddling and kissing.  I love these days where I can nurse my little sweet baby and give him kisses.  He grabs my face in his little hands and burries his mouth into my cheeks.  He stares into my eyes and smiles and just wants to be held and loved...these moments will come and go.  I know that one day he will find another girl that he thinks is sweet and pretty and I will no longer be his "girlfriend", and even though these moments will be gone before I know it, I will always remember them in my heart.  Caleb will always be my sweet, chubby cheeked, baby boy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Of course, we too, went to the patch

* FinchDesigns has offered my blog readers free shipping over at her shop if you mention that you found out about her through The Patriotic Peacock :)  So get on over there and do some Christmas shopping!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Finch Designs Giveaway

This giveaway is too cute! Finch Designs, out of lovely San Fransisco, has so graciously offered a newborn size of either the adorable blue finch onesie as pictured here, or the beautiful fuschia onesie pictured below.  This is a $15.00 value, offered to you for free.  How cute are these? 

I know several of you who are expecting and one of these would be perfect for your bambino :)  If you aren't expecting, remember that Christmas is coming and these would also make great gifts!

There are four ways to enter which equals four chances to win:
1. Leave your name and e-mail in the comment area
2. Become a follower and leave a second comment letting me know, or if you are already a follower, you can just comment "already a follower"
3. Visit Finch Designs and leave comment letting me know what your favorite item is from her shop.
4. Tweet about it!  Make sure to reply @paulakathlyn so I can see who tweeted :)  Leave a comment letting me know you tweeted as well.
The winner will be chosen at random on Friday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

And the winner is... decided upon # 11
TRush who said- "Too Cute!"
I will be giving your information to BeanSproutStudio :)

Be watching for another giveaway this week!
THANKS for entering :)

Be Ready for Some Pictures!

I realized that I was behind on posting our pictures, so here goes!

Seth's Promotion Ceremony at Fort Knox

I caught Seth cleaning the tub... in style too I might add!

Caleb's first trip to the Park :)

I am pretty sure we had fun!
Beep Beep

I will announce the winner of the cards when we get back from church!  Hurry and enter!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Read Me

Okay, my title has nothing to do with the actual topic of this post, I just wanted to see how many of you would "read me" (mean, right?)

Currently- Caleb is refusing to nap.  At this very moment he is screaming upstairs.  I know I should go get him, right?  But really, he NEEDS this nap that he is refusing to take.  When I bring him downstairs he is fussy and unhappy, why?  Because he needs a nap and is refusing to take one...I mean refusing!!!

Currently again- Seth is out of the house via football game until 2:30pm.  I (surprisingly) have been very motivated.  I finally switched out my summer clothes, replacing them with two years ago's winter clothes (because last years are all maternity).  I have re-evaluated my clothing situation and decided that I truly want to take all the clothes that I just brought downstairs and give them to the Goodwill.  They just don't fit- or they look like teenie bopper clothing.  But, alas, my budget requires that I push through and make use of these old long sleeves until I can win the lottery, which may be very difficult considering that I don't even play the lottery.

Currently again again- I give up- Caleb has been crying for way too long and is still going strong.  Today, he will not learn to take a nap on his own.  Maybe tomorrow- yeah right.

Conclusion-  I will leave you with our fall family picture.  This was taken last Saturday when we went to the Bardstown Arts and Crafts Festival, where we bought local honey.

Remember- Tomorrow I will be choosing the giveaway winner, so don't forget to leave a comment!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We like the door view

Caleb asked if we could have a self-portrait session at our back door today. I happily obliged ;)

Okay- so maybe Caleb didn't ask, maybe I am being a little vain today and wanting to show off my vintage yellow earrings, red lips and side bun...and my cutest accessory? Why Mr. Caleb Easton, of course. He complimented my outfit quite well. Okay, maybe he stole the show.

In other news at the Wade household, apparently our townhome has a bi-annual inspection. Which I would beg to say is only an annual inspection since we have been here a year and this was the first I have heard of it. Anyways, our bedroom has been deemed a disaster area. We are devoting Saturday morning to cleaning it as a joint body. It is really that bad...and the inspector saw it! Embarrassing... but I can't pretend like it is usually spotless, it just happened to be extra bad today.

The evening is ending wonderfully though. I made homemade mac and cheese because my beau happens to love this dish... and there is an oreo pie awaiting in the fridge. I surprised him with his favorite food and boy was he excited :)

Mr. Caleb is cutting his first tooth! He is needy, wanting to be held and nursed constantly and running a temperature, and boy was his diaper extra strange and scary today. Poor little man :( Right now he is wanting my help to ride his rocking lion though, so I must go. But, tomorrow is Friday. Oh how I love a good weekend!