Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Our Top Five Fabulous Bloggers

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We have our usual guest blogger today, mommy. She asked that she could take a minute to tell all of our readers about her top Five Fabulous Bloggers. She said she thought some of you may like to see what other blogs are out there, besides the Life Adventures of the Riplets. We find that hard to believe...

Thank you, Riplets for giving me the floor today to tell your readers about my favorite bloggers. These bloggers are on my list of my top Five Fabulous blogs. What makes them fabulous, you ask? Glad you asked. This group of women are always on top of the pulse of anything stylish and for me that makes them FABULOUS! I have a huge list of blogs I like to follow and they range from reading about other families of multiples to fashion and home decor. I really love keeping up with style whether its what I wear or how I decorate our home. Take a look at my top five fabulous blogs and let me know what you think!

1. BonBon Rose Girls
I adore the ladies at BonBon Rose Girls. Kristin and Megan are gorgeous, successful and extremely stylish women. I love reading their take on the latest trends and finding new sites to shop at. The girls are always on top of all things fashionable from clothing to furniture and anything in between (ie: Champagne Saturdays). If you haven't taken a look at their site, I suggest you check it out!

2. Dear Lillie
I love Jenni. She's an amazing mommy, wife, designer, and photographer. She has her own (very successful) shop on Etsy called Dear Lillie. She has the most amazing pieces for both your little girl and for yourself. My favorite is the Adeliene dress for me, I just need to find a place to wear it to. Dear Lillie's blog is filled with stories about her daughter, Lillie and gorgeous photos of her wearing her new designs. Jenni also does a fabulous job decorating her home and graciously shows us how she does it.

3. Centsational Girl
I absolutely love Kate aka: "Centsational Girl" and her style. I know most of you are surprised to see that I love reading about home interiors and decor, especially one that shows a lot of DIY projects because I don't have a crafty bone in my body. I think I love to read it to get inspired to decorate my home because Kate's style is so simple yet elegant and very chic. I've been reading her blog now for awhile and I think I may try a DIY project of my own soon. Although, no guarantees of how it will turn out. ha!

4. Cool Mom Picks
This site is packed with amazing items for your kids. They are one of my top sources for finding the newest brands for the Riplets. I almost hate giving you this fabulous find simply because I love having the inside scoop all to myself. I guess I need to learn to share, huh?
5. The Fabulous Won
Wasn't this one an obvious choice for me?! I'm a contributor on Fabulous Won, so I had to mention this as one of my favorite blogs, but I thought if I made it one of my top 4 slots you'd think I was being biased. Beth, the mind behind The Fabulous Won is an amazing woman that juggles a gazillion things at once each day from reviews, giveaways, and informational posts to taking care of her 4 children and her husband. If you haven't taken a peek at her blog yet, I really suggest you do. You can get more of me and my thoughts on a variety of products and meet Beth when you stop by.

As I put together my list of my top five fabulous bloggers, I had a lot of trouble deciding who really got those top spots, because I had a long list of others I couldn't fit in!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Climbing to New Heights

I've recently figured out that I can reach anything I want by climbing. If there's nothing to climb up onto, I've figured out how to push something else to the area to make me taller. Mommy says I'm a pain in the butt and to "get down", but I think I'm making her life so much easier. I no longer beg to get her to grab me something off the table and I no longer need to ask her first to wear her jewelry (as you can see from the photos).
Besides climbing, we've been busy as usual prepping for our speech classes we take at college Monday through Thursday. It used to be just Jordan and I going, but they decided that Jack must be smart enough now, too--because he's joining us for 2nd semester. That starts this week, so mommy's been prepping us with trials and making us talk A LOT.

Jordan also spent this week trying out my pajamas (see photo below) but it wasn't with my permission. This is what happens when you pee through your overnight diapers and daddy is too lazy to get you a new pair from your room. I bet he's wishing we weren't the same size. hehe

Speaking of sizes, Jack has been the pip squeak of the Riplets now for a long time. He's always a good 2-3 lbs lighter then me and Jordan and he's actually the first born. I have to tell you, its really hard calling him my "big" brother. Anyways- the past few weeks he's been eating like crazy (I think he's bulking up to get revenge for me stealing his toys) and look at how much he's grown now? His own pajama's are way too small! (don't let him know I told you--but they are only size 12-18 mos-- lol)
On a side note, our Auntie Dawn was diagnosed with tonsil cancer this past week. She just had surgery to remove her tonsils and her lymph nodes surrounding the area. She's still in the hospital, so please pray she can have a quick recovery and feel more like herself soon. We love her and cannot wait for her to return to her daily visits.
Here are a few more photos from this week. Enjoy!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stickers & Play Doh

Our house has been busy as usual this new year. We were so busy we couldn't even find time to update you here. I finally told mom that I'd skip my nap today so that you all could get your Riplet fix for the week.

We've been really loving anything involving paper (ie: loose papers, books, mommy's binders, magazines, color books) and Jack especially loves to sort (mommy says "aka: scatter it throughout the house) it all out for us. Addison really enjoys tearing pages out of each color book, while I personally love stickers. I could spend an hour looking at all of them and then taking each one off the paper and finding a new place for them. The other two love stickers, too but not the way I do. They take a few off the sheet and place them in a book and continue on sorting, coloring and tearing out pages.

Mommy told us she's really happy to see the three of us wanting to do something together like this. In fact- she decided it was time to introduce us to this fabulous "gunk" she calls Play Doh. I think its pretty fun to shape it into animals and balls and to use the fun tools that came with our kit. Addison is always wanting to taste it, even after mommy tells her its "icky" (but she doesn't give up and nibbles it while we play).

Here's a few pictures of us coloring together. Notice Addison standing on the chair, which is a huge "no no" according to mommy. Yesterday I caught her sitting like a cat, perched up on top of our play kitchen, looking out the window. I knew she was being naughty so I ran and got daddy. Addie told me I'd reget telling on her later. I'm not sure what she means.

Here's the pics, enjoy!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Splish Splash!

Mommy was at it again today (I thought people usually break their resolutions?!) getting everyday photos of us. Here we are in the bathtub...Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

With the new year upon us, we decided it was time to make up our own New Year's resolutions. Mommy told us she is planning to take more photos and capture our "everyday" moments more, for us to post on here for you. Lucky us. Daddy's resolution actually came out of mommy's mouth, but its to not get so uptight about all of our toys everywhere. Mommy says there are three of us and of course there will always be 100 puzzle pieces all over the place. (hehe)

As for us, we decided we want to spend more time reading books...

Okay, okay. So only Addison and I decided to read more. Jordan had other plans that involve improving his driving skills.

Here are a few photos from this morning. Notice mommy is getting us doing "everyday" things (*sigh* its going to be a long 2011 if she's capturing every moment). Enjoy!

Daddy doing Addie's hair for her...

It looks like Jordan had one too many milks last night, doesn't it?

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