Music Monday! “If I Didn’t Have You”

I heard this song a couple weeks ago on the radio. Apparently it has been out for a while, but that was the first time I had ever heard it. I love Thompson Square. They are a married couple, and their chemistry when singing is totally adorable. I also find a lot of their songs easy to relate to.

The minute I heard this song, I thought of Paul. I an so blessed to be married to him! There are very few people in this life who get me like he does. Next to God, he is the most important person in my life. He is my protector and provider, my confidant and comforter, my best friend. I can’t imagine my life without him, and I am so, so thankful. I pray daily that our marriage will be honoring to God and that I will be a wife worthy of Paul. We would not have the marriage we have without God.

Girls & Guys, wait & pray for the right spouse. It is worth every second. I promise.


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This was Supposed to be Friday’s Update…

It appears to have been over two weeks since I last posted.


Since one of my resolutions for 2013 is to blog more, I figured I would give myself “themes” for certain days of the week. Starting tomorrow, I intend to have “Music Mondays”, “Workout Wednesdays”, and “Free Fridays”.

This is how its gonna work:

“Music Mondays” ~ Pretty self explanatory, I will post a different song from youtube every Monday and may or may not talk about it. I realize this isn’t super original, but I love music (I mean, who doesn’t?) and want to share songs that mean something to me with you.

WARNING: Paul & I send each other songs. We sent a lot to each other during our courtship and engagement. Thus, some of my MM posts will be super sappy. πŸ™‚

“Workout Wednesdays” ~ This is another way to keep myself on track with my resolutions. I’m trying to workout more, and will post my progress on Wednesdays, as well as some encouragement and who knows what else workout related. If you are working out, feel free to offer links to cool workouts, songs, your progress, encouragement, or whatever in the comments. I want us to all help each other out!

“Free Fridays” ~ Basically, I get to post whatever I want. πŸ˜‰ (Bwahahaha!) This might be a picture I found funny, life updates, lyrics, pictures, who knows. I will be continuing with the hexipuff updates for the rest of the year, so these will always be on Fridays.

Do you notice anything different with my blog? No? That’s okay…I’ll forgive you! If you look at the right hand side of my blog, you may notice two new widgets! Please, if you love me, like The Fuzzy Kiwi on FaceBook, and Check out the Etsy store! πŸ˜‰ You know you want to…

Speaking of Etsy stores, do any of my readers have one? If so, please leave your link in the comments! I’d love to check them out!

In other news…my Warby Parker glasses came! I love them!


My hexipuff yarn also arrived! I’m in love with the colors.


Speaking of hexipuffs… HEXIPUFF UPDATE!
(sorry for the poor quality of the pics…you can only do so much with an iPhone)


45 Hexipuffs! I have more than doubled my stash in two weeks! Yay! (Only 555 more to go…)


I’m in love with This Curtain from mod cloth, but I can’t justify spending $50.00 on a shower curtain. So… I’m going to do the next best thing. Sea Monster bathroom, anyone? If anyone has ideas on how to go about doing this, I’d love to hear them!


What do you think of the changes? How was your week?


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Knitting Update…and Some Other Stuff!

So, things have been pretty calm around these here parts πŸ˜‰ Vacation has been good to us. Work starts back monday, and I’m looking forward to it! I miss the sweet girl I watch!

In the meantime, Paul and I went to the Armed Forces Bowl with some friends! It was so much fun, even though Air Force lost…


This was the Best. Cookie. Ever. We got it a the “Czech Stop” on the way home from the game. πŸ˜€IMG_2786

I also got some knitting done! I made this head band to wear New Year’s Eve. I will be making some for my shop soon!


I finally finished the pillow for our bedroom!Β photo-1

I’m getting new glasses! One of my friends recommended Warby Parker to me. It seems like a really cool program. They have a home try-on program where you pick five frames you like, they send them to you, you keep them for five days (so you can get a good feel for them and get friends’ opinions) the you put the prepaid label on and send them back! My five frames showed up today, so I thought I’d show you! (sorry for the bad selfless πŸ˜‰ ) Β The frames seem like really good quality, and when you do pick out your pair, it is only $95.00 WITH LENSES! I still can’t believe it! (I shopped around a lot, and all the frames i liked were over $100.00 by themselves!) Also, I had to call customer service because they forgot to send me a shipping notice, and their customer service rep was super helpful!

The frames have been worn by others trying them on, so they may be a little bent.IMG_2819

The Sibley


My personal favorite, the Fitz


The Zagg. (For some reason, though I found these to be kinda cute and nerdy, they reminded me of BCGs)


The Thompson


The Reynold


A cute little flow chart of how it works. Oh! Did I mention, for every pair you buy, they donate a pair to someone in need?!?


Hexipuff Update! I’ve made a little progress on my hexipuffs. I just ordered some new yarn for them that should be here later next week. I can’t wait! I LOVE getting new yarn!


I hope 2013 has been good to you so far!



And So It Begins…

Happy New Year, everyone!

I don’t know about you, but 2012 was a pretty good year for me. I got married, moved to Texas, and started nannying. I am, however, looking forward to 2013!

As I look forward, I am trying to set some goals for myself.

Normally, I don’t do the whole “Resolutions” thing as I feel I’m never going to keep them. The difference this year is that I have Paul and you to keep me accountable.

(You will hold me accountable, and come Gibbs Slap me if I fail, right?)

So, without further ado, I present my goals for 2013!

Run More
Start Yoga (Any good yoga DVDs you could recommend?)
Finish the Old Testament
Go ONE Month Without Sugar (Started that today. One day down, thirty more to go)
Blog More
Read More
Make New Friends
Knit Something I Have Never Tried Before
Learn a New Knitting Technique
Improve My Business
Finish My Hexipuff Quilt
Get a Puppy
Go ONE Week Without Cheese
Save Money
Date Paul More
Learn to Sew


I figure these are attainable goals. Some might not be accomplished until summer, and others I’m working on now. How about you? Did you make any goals for this new year? What are they? (Keep ALL the people accountable!)