Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tutu's, Bow's, and Crayons OH MY

I have a little girl, so of course I am all about everything girly! I am in a tutu obsession right now and trying to find the perfect one for my little princess. I am absolutely in love with She makes the cutest tutu's ever! They have amazing color and depth to them. You can also find more about her right here.
That is her blog, there is more information there about her facebook giveaways and pictures of the crayons that she makes. Her etsy page is right here also. Please check it out, you won't regret it. There are tutu's, bows, crayons, fairy sets, crayons, and flip flops on there.
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Friday, May 7, 2010

my family

Little baby shoes

I just have to share these, I find them absolutely adorable. A friend of mine went shopping and brought these home from Spencer's. We are not normally people that dress in punk, or skulls but these are too cute and I can't wait for the weather to warm up so Olivia can wear these.

My scrapbooking awaits me

I have oodles and oodles of scrapbooking stuff and just never have finished. I prefer the old fashioned way more so than digital scrapbooking because I enjoy the 3-d elements you can add along with the texture it creates. But, I have a problem. I lay everything out but I can never make myself glue it on there and make it permanent because I am so worried that I can do something more to it to make it better. I know, I know I am the worst perfectionist ever because nothing ever gets done because I am worried it's not going to perfect the way I want it to be, so I just don't do it. Well I am jumping out of my comfort zone and just doing it, first project will be Olivia's birth and newborn days. I will keep you updated as to how it turns out, this is what my mess looks like right now.

These are the websites I am going to use for inspiration and motivation this one is project ideas for traditional scrapbooking and is very neatly organized by category to help you pick a layout idea

this one is a really great scrapbooking blog with a ton of links at the bottom for even more ideas- this one is a favorite
traditional scrapbooking blog

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vegetable Garden

I can't believe I have a green thumb, well so far at least. I have planted a pot of herbs and I also started my pumpkins, green beans, and sweet peas. They are going on their 3rd week, now Winter needs to go away so I can actually plant them outside along with the rest of my vegetable seeds.
This is my progress so far

Books that are great for parents

I have come across a few really helpful, funny, interesting books on my quest to be the best parent I can be. For starters, I found the What to Expect When Your Expecting book to be very informative and fun to read. It is written by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway, B.S.N. They also have the What to Expect the First Year.

For breastfeeding, The Nursing Mother's Companion was a lifesaver, and that is written by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S. She is also the author of The Expectant Parents' Companion which I have not read but I am sure it is also very good.

We all know just how much sleep most parents and their young children get and it's not a whole lot. My cousin in law recommended Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weisbluth, and it has been a godsend, it really does work! It addresses everything from the science of sleep to sleep habits for children from 0 months to adolescence. I highly suggest it.

My favorite of all is Hungry Monkey- A Food Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater, written by Matthew Amster-Burton. It is a funny read about his daughter's eating habits from breastfeeding to Pad Thai later when she is older. There are alot of fun, and healthy recipes in there, we are trying the Thai Catfish Cakes this week!

I also like the KidCo BabySteps book that shows you how to transition from one solid food to the next, their food mills and food processors are really great products to. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have, they are all very helpful.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day History - History & Origins of Mothers Day

Mother's Day History - History & Origins of Mothers Day

My new project

I have decided to take on a new project- Blogging! I think this will be a great way for my friend and family to experience what is going on in my life since we unfortunately so far away from those that we love the most. I am also using this as an opportunity to take on things that I have always meant to do but never finished, such as my scrapbooking, sewing, gardening, and cooking endeavors. I hope everyone enjoys!