Friday, December 27, 2013

All gold all the time

I love gold and polka dots, put the two together and it's a win-win. While I was Christmas shopping a couple weeks ago, I couldn't pass up this adorable gold polka dot makeup bag from Forever21. I haven't shopped there in forever as I'm just not that into their clothes anymore, but I couldn't pass this up for under $5.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas pictures

Raise your hand if you've went to bed really late these past couple of days, you ate too much food, and indulged in too many sweets...

It was worth it though wasn't it?

I love the holidays and once again it feels like it went by too fast. It was nice to spend time with both of our families and watch everybody open presents. I hope all of you had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gather round girls, it's Christmas picture taking time..

I know, I know. I've been getting behind every single holiday all year. Hey, I did start Christmas decorating early. See this post. However here we are with no Christmas tree yet....

We do have a little tiny one sitting high in the living room though. The main reason we haven't gotten a big one yet is because I know my girls, and I know I will be struggling every single day with trying to get the girls to leave the tree and ornaments alone. Not to mention my fear that they will pull on it and it will topple over on them. I'm sort of thinking maybe I don't need that added stress right now. So maybe no big tree, but the girls have definitely enjoyed other Christmas activities this season.

On Sunday I took several pictures of the girls for our Christmas card (virtual one that is, because remember I'm behind here), and these are a few of the outtakes. 

2014 is almost upon us and you know what one of my resolutions is going to be? Start early with gift buying and holiday decorating and I'm not just talking about Christmas. I know I'm not giving myself enough credit because I do make it special for the girls every holiday, but the perfectionist, task juggling person in me always tries to accomplish many things at once. That should be second on my resolution list. Taking it a little easier. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mariam's Baptism

We baptized Mariam this past Saturday and everything went smoothly. Well there was that moment were Layla started screeching because we wouldn't let her out of the pew, and then that other time when she screeched again because she wanted to watch Mickey Mouse on my phone, but other than that! It went pretty smooth. Mariam was very well behaved and quiet. Just sitting there looking around. Sadly I didn't take that many pictures, but I have a few more on my computer. 

The baptism dress she's wearing is extra special to me because all three of the girls have been baptized in it. Serena in 2003, Layla in 2012, and now Mariam in 2013. I will treasure this dress forever. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What does the fox say?

Just wanted to show a few things I've been up to and have listed in the shop, like the above awesome fox bib if I do say so myself. It can be gender neutral, it's available in 5 different colors and those are hand embroidered eyes.
Also, two weeks ago I made a clothing item for the shop that will be making it's debut soon. Eeek! Sadly I have taken no pictures of it yet, and double sads because I let Layla wear the sample the other day and she got it dirty already. Oh well. It should wash out and then we can get to photographing. I'm just not sure if I want to release it first or design and sew a few other pieces and make it a collection. The plan was to launch a few clothing items early spring, but I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm just so giddy about them!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mustard & Plaid

That's about as creative with a title I can come up with on a Monday morning. I tend to exhaust myself on my product descriptions for the Shop.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was alright. The one thing that did break up this groundhog day of a week was the baptism of my friend's baby. That was nice. Oh and I had a good hair day as well so yay for that. I will now shamelessly post my outfit from Saturday because I hardly get to wear dresses and heels these days so there you have it.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Scenes from last week..

I must be getting old. This morning I sneezed while still waking up from my sleepy state and I pulled a neck muscle. Oy maybe I slept wrong. It's on the left side and hurts to turn my neck. Hopefully it goes away soon. 

Anyways, I didn't blog much over the past week so I thought I'd share a few pictures from last week. Sadly I took no Thanksgiving pictures but we all had a good time spending it with family. 

Oh! Something exciting that did happen. Mariam started walking! She still crawls most of the time and is still getting the hang of using her two legs, but she's walking! It's so cute. She's starting a lot earlier than Layla. She didn't start walking till she was 15 months. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I'm really going to miss when Mariam gets too big to fit in a carrier. With her being colicky the first few months, and also having a toddler coming along when I go places, it's really been a life saver! I started off using a Bjorn which I loved because it was so easy to snap on and take off, but once she hit about 13 lbs, it really started doing a number on my right shoulder within about 10 minutes of using it. I have knots on my right shoulder that tend to flare up so it just wasn't agreeing with them anymore. 

I started using the Babyhawk and learned how to get it on and off quickly. Sure there are no snaps like the Bjorn and it involves some tying, but it's still pretty easy. When Mariam was a newborn I did find it too difficult to use. I guess because of the lack of head control and her being so delicate, I felt really intimidated by it. Now it works perfectly for us.