Please Don’t Flush Your Diapers

So, we have an ant problem. Like a HUGE, ant problem. Ugh. I hate ants. They are so pesky and how in the world do they find things like they do? Seriously..I’m always so shocked to see a random single ant crawling around. Where’s it’s colony? Oh, right! It’s a scout! And that’s when I immediately kill it. I know, I’m horrible and inhumane, but I pay the mortgage here not the ants {or the foxes, or the raccoons, or the deer…}.

ANYWAY, pest control came out again today for the THIRD time in a week. Right. Third. Pretty sure our pest control thinks we are slobs for all the ants that live here. I can’t figure it out either, as with all the cleaning out and organizing I’ve been doing, I can promise you there isn’t random food hanging around. And to the pest control’s credit, they did get most of the ants…but for some reason, they keep coming back around the microwave/brick area, which means I had to pull EVERYTHING out, clean every single item that was in the drawers {pretty sure the drawers needed to be cleaned out to begin with, ha, yikes}….

That last drawer there is the final drawer to go into the dishwasher. Ugh.

So Anyway, today, while our house was getting bombed Brandon and I went out and ran a bunch of errands for Jake’s birthday on Friday. So I’ve got to ask everyone…have you ever been to Party City??

What in the world? I have NEVER, EVER been to a party store like this. EVER. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to a party store, but this is the mother of all party stores. Although it was a bit overwhelming, I do have to say it was pretty cool. I was in such awe with the whole place that couldn’t find anything in the five minutes I had to get what I needed {the overwhelming part}. The poor guy at the front counter had to put up with me asking over and over, “Excuse me, where can I find _________?”. Pretty sure he hated me by the time I was leaving.

After our trip to Party City, I ran over to Target. While in the restroom I saw this sign.

What?!? I’m sorry, I’m so confused…who does that? I can’t even figure out how that could even possibly work? I mean, does a diaper even fit down a toilet? I’m just trying to wrap my mind around this one. ha.

Anyway, on behalf of Target, please don’t flush your diapers. ha.¬†

After Party City we came home and put together Pom Poms.

I’m kinda addicted to them, actually. I bought a bunch for the studio last week and then decided they would be a great decoration for Jake’s party. So I bought a couple from Party City {the light blue ones} and then I did a little research on pinterest and found a great tutorial for them, so I went to town making them myself. And mine turned out to be $1 each, instead of $4.50 each. Score right?

I thought it would be a bit silly to do a tutorial on them since so many people online have done such a great job, so here’s the tutorial I used {HERE}. The only change I made was I used pipe cleaners to twist, not the florist thing-a-ma-jigs that I couldn’t find anywhere. ha.

Before I close, I have to tell you about the desks my nieces and I redid….

I ADORE them. I’ll do another blog post on them at a later date to tell you what I did to them, but let me just say, I adore Annie Sloan paint.¬†That is all.

Good night friends. xoxo

6 thoughts on “Please Don’t Flush Your Diapers

  1. 1
    Nicole says:

    I think it would have been HILARIOUS to see your face when you first walked into Party City! AAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

    The Pom-Poms you made are AWESOME!!!! Too cute!!!

    Oh and I LOVE the desks! The color is SO great! I’m excited to see them in person!

    Oh and I HOPE the ants are completely gone for good! *nightmare*

  2. 2
    Jamie Stuart says:

    Maybe Target was referring to the diaper inserts people are using for reusable cloth diapers?? Just a thought, but my friend used them.

    Terro ant killer is best. Get some and use it for the sneaky ones!

  3. 3
    Sarah says:

    I’ve heard of idiots who flushed diapers down their toilet at home, and then called the local health department (who inspected their new septic system less than 2 months prior), when sewage started backing up in the house. Their comment was “Well, the 1′s went down just fine but when the baby got into size 2′s they just wouldn’t flush anymore.” ….great way to show your lack of intelligence and ruin a $15,000 septic system!

  4. 4
    Stephanie W says:

    I agree Terro ant killer is amazing! We have used it several times!

    Love the poms! What is the theme?

  5. 5
    Hanna says:

    I have been to party city many times actually. GInger is turning 2 on Saterdday and I was just there ordering balloons:) I have no idea what horrible person would even consider flushing a diaper! flippin ridiculuos!!!!
    I LOVE your new look AMY. Your family portraits are goreous!!!!!!

    Let me know if you feel like doing a giveaway anytime, maybe valentines?

    Thanks again for all you advice. Love you lady:)

    xoxoxxo hanna

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    Allison A. says:

    The pom poms are fun and festive! I have to learn to make those. Your desks looks great….pretty green. I have used Annie Sloan chalk paint a few times and love it, too. I’ll pray that is the end of your ant ordeal! Knock on wood…that haven’t hit us this year.

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