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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Friend Finding Fridays


So, I realized that I am kinda sucking on the Project 31 challenge.....I'm super behind....Hopefully I will be able to catch up soon because its a really great challenge!  

Since its about 1am and my alarm is gonna go off at 5am to get Miss Emma Paige I should cut this entry short.... I hope all of my new followers enjoy what they see and know that I'm not a total slacker....well..... 

Hop on over to Supermom's Blog and join her Linky!!  While you are there Follow her....And follow ME!  Have I mentioned that I am the Super-Blogger this week?? 
Have a Great Weekend!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A few hours and a razor cutter....

This morning I woke up with my hair looking similar to this picture but with a whole lot more bed head and messiness in it.....

Tonight I am going to bed with my hair looking like this....minus the flower that looks like it is sticking out of the top of my head....

Isn't it amazing what a few hours and a razor cutter can do!?!

Also, on a Bittersweet note: Mr. Nathan got his first hair cut today!  I have never had to deal with that before because Cady has never gotten her hair cut!  But I have to say, he looks like a new little man!  More cute than ever!! 

(Notice the crazy side wings he has going on, even though I LOVED his crazy hair!)

(A more polished, put together look!) lol

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Project 31- Day 2 and Day 3

She Breathes Deeply

This is my catch up day since I started a day late! :-)

Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?

I am loud, I am opinionated, I am loving and there is no one else like me!  I love to laugh.  I am obsessed with social networking.  I battle with anxiety and depression everyday.  I love my family more than anything in the world.   

 Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?

I can honestly say I can not put into words how much this little girl inspires beauty.  I just love her so much and she just drips beauty inside and out!

Wanna join in? Head on over to She Breathes Deeply and check it out!  

Project 31

She Breathes Deeply

What is "Project 31"?  It is a collection of thoughts, ideas, and women who potray beauty in a inspired way. "Project 31" is you celebrating your God given beauty, and celebrating the beautiful women around you.

Day One: What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is in everything.  
Beauty is my children and my family.  
Beauty is hearing Cady say "I Love You".
Beauty is hearing Nathan laugh.
Beauty is everything that God has created around me.
Beauty is this:

Wanna join in? Head on over to She Breathes Deeply and check it out!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

CadyMayDesigns is running a contest!!

 CadyMayDesigns is running a contest right now and I wanted to let you all in on it! 

I'm running a New Contest for all of my Fans of my Facebook page!!!! It's SUPER easy to do! Head on over to Bee Mine Too Children's Consignment and "Like" her Facebook page. Come back to CadyMayDesigns Facebook page and comment on the status that talks about my contest that you liked her page. Everyone who likes her page AND comes back to tell me, will be entered into a drawing for 10% of your next order! Like I said, it's SUPER Easy! 

 Contest starts now and ends tomorrow at noon!

 Oh yeah, If you are not currently my Fan on Facebook then you better head over there and "Like" my page first!!  

On a different note: Today is Friend Finding Friday!

Friend Finding Fridays
Hop on over to Supermom's Blog and join her Linky!!  While you are there Follow her....And follow ME! Have a Great Weekend!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My name is Steph and Im......

Hello, My name is Steph and I'm officially addicted to Crafting Blogs......lol

So, I have been browsing around some of my favorite Crafting Blogs lately and I realized, "Hey, I bet I can find other crafting blogs from theirs comments to get more ideas!" So, I creeped a little on their comments and found some other really great crafting blogs too!  SUPER EXCITING!!

The problem with this is that I am getting SO many ideas for different crafts that I want to do around my house and I'm sort of in Idea-Overload now!  I can't remember everything that I want to do because I am getting them all mixed up!

I was at the Goodwill store today with my mom and I was kind of like a crazy kid on their first trip to Chuckie Cheese!  I saw so much potential in items that I never would have seen before and of course, what did I do.....I bought it......ALL OF IT!!  lol  So, now I have a pile of items that look like a pile of junk but I know has SO much potential!  Now if only I can get all of my ideas and inspiration together to do something with this awesome pile of junk I brought home.....

On a different note: Today is Friend Finding Friday!

Friend Finding Fridays
Hop on over to Supermom's Blog and join her Linky!!  While you are there Follow her....And follow ME!  I lost a follower this week and it makes me kinda sad!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Reflections..... A Photo Blog of 2010

As I sit here in bed thinking about what to write tonight I can't help but think about what 2010 has brought to The Hightree family.  We have had so many ups and downs that I can't believe it is finally over and we can start fresh in 2011!!  Here is rundown of what the year has brought us! 

*January brought us the exciting news that we would be adding to our family!  Little did we know at the time that our little man would steal our hearts the minute he came into this world!

*February was filled with play dates and having fun!  Im so thankful we were able to have these fun times to learn and play!

*March meant that the weather was getting warmer so we could venture outside to play!  Our little girl grew so much everyday and I am so privileged to be able to witness it every minute of every day!

*April brought us Easter and Leif and my 5 year Wedding Anniversary!  I was lucky to be able to speak at the Sunrise service at our church on Easter morning!  It makes for a very early but rewarding morning!

*May allowed us to discover that we were expecting a baby brother for Cady!  The name Nathan Wesley was chosen for our little growing guy!

*June was filled Kipker/Lesczcewski Wedding planning!!  Only one month left until my little sister became a wife!

*July..... Could you have been any busier!?!?!?  July was filled with baby showers, Our Annual Farhni Family Reunion in Wooster, OH and it ended with my sisters wedding!  WHEW!  Im tired just thinking about it all!

*August was a VERY VERY stressful month.....On top of being 4 weeks away from giving birth to our second child and in the midst of planning Cady's 3rd birthday, we had one of the lowest points of the year happen to us.  Leif and my mom both came down with Pneumonia.  My mom was able to control hers, she was in bed for a couple of weeks but came through well...until the shingles arrived...but that's a whole other store there!  Leif was not as lucky!  We spent 8 days in Kalamazoo while he was in the hospital.  One collapsed lung and one surgery later, he was able to come home on Sept 1st!  A Wonderful birthday present for Cady!

*September we were able to celebrate Cady turning 3, 19 days later Nathan entering the world and 5 days after that Leif turning 30!!  What a month!

*October was so much fun!  Our family adjusted well to becoming a group of 4! 

*November was filled with first smiles and Holiday prep! Sharing wonderful moments with our family brought memories that will last a lifetime!    

*December we had our first snowfall of the winter season, Santa visits, Family time and of course Christmas!  It was so fun this year to watch the excitement in Cady's eyes as she tore open her gifts!  She and Nathan made our Christmas complete this year!

Just looking back and reflecting makes me so thankful for what God has provided my family and I with the past year!  I am SO Absolutely Blessed in my life and I can't wait to see what 2011 brings!