Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chevron Obsessed

The chevron craze is in full force...and I hope it stays that way for a while because I love all these great chevron designs, fashions, and ideas!

How about these gorgeous plates from etsy?

Source: etsy.com via Ashley on Pinterest

This top is sooo fun! Seattle designer, Jessalin Beutler is the mastermind behind this great piece and I love it.

Source: etsy.com via Paula on Pinterest


I must admit that I am not a quilter, but if I did quilt, this adorable quilt from V and Co. would be on my to-do list.

This baby set from etsy, is a show stealer...so trendy and cute.

Source: etsy.com via Paula on Pinterest

I'm sort of drooling over this bed set from Urban Outfitters...it would look so good in my guest room.

And for you dog lovers...

Seriously? Amazing clutch from Marigold & Sage.

Source: etsy.com via Paula on Pinterest

Love these place setting cards...chic and they come in just about every color.

Source: etsy.com via Paula on Pinterest

Doesn't get much cuter than this.

Source: etsy.com via Paula on Pinterest

My chevron obsession...aye yai yai...what's your trendy obsession right now?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dark & Spicy

I. love. hot. chocolate.  
Especially now that I have to keep my caffeine intake under control.
Seth thinks I'm crazy I love it so much.
This is one of my favorite recipes I concocted!
 I thought since I loved it so much, you might too :)

16 oz of milk
1 heaping tablespoon of Hershey's Dark Cocoa
3 Tablespoons of sugar (or splenda)
1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips
Dash of cayenne pepper
Marshmallows for topping

Mix everything together except the marshmallows.
Heat for about 1 1/2 minutes.
Stir realllllly well (the cocoa likes to clump, so you have to really stir that bad boy!)
Top with marshmallows.
Find a quiet spot, preferable during toddler nap time.
Drink to your hearts content.

Beware of marshmallow stealers...or as the thief calls them,

Or you can just give up and hand over the entire bag...=


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baby Bumble Bee Applique Onesie

I definitely have been feeling the pressure of a new little one about to enter our home!
I can't wait to smell that newborn baby smell and kiss those sweet cheeks.
Even though I can't wait...I'm still not quite ready either.  I have too many things on my "baby-do list" that I still haven't gotten too!
All the little projects and fun baby things I had planned to do over my pregnancy haven't happened yet.  I realized Friday that the next eleven weeks are going to go by fast, so I'd better get myself in gear to do some of the baby things I've been wanting to do.

While Caleb napped Saturday afternoon, I grabbed a plain onesie, some yellow, black, and white felt, and my handy scissors. 
 This project was relaxing.  I sat in the living room with Seth. 
 We turned a movie on, and I sat there cutting out my shapes and pinning them to the onesie until I was ready to move to the sewing machine and sew them on.

I really like these cute, little bees...perfect for a girl or a boy. 
 I  especially like the little one on the hiney. 
 My plan is to make Caleb a matching T-shirt...I hope I can remember to grab up a few t-shirts the next time I'm out!
He also requested a giraffe shirt...which actually is a cute idea!

I think Caleb is really excited about being a big brother.
I am going to dress them in matching clothes for as long as they'll let me!
I know that right now Caleb will think it's super cool to match his little baby brother or sister...we'll see how long that lasts ;)

The fun thing about appliques is that they are simple to make and you can make anything...
Just cut, pin and sew!
You can even hand sew the felt on if you don't have a sewing machine.
Does it get easier than that?

Here are a few cute applique tutorial blog links that I found if you have no idea where to begin! 
 OR if you just want a few, fun ideas :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

These are FUN!

I've been working on this project for over a week now...tweaking it and brainstorming. But this idea has been in my head for months!
I still have other ideas for it but this is what I have so far and I'm pretty excited about these cuties, which can all be found here in my Etsy shop...or I have included a new purchasing option at the bottom of my post!

I started with this painting on oak board:

It looks so cute in Caleb's room.

Caleb loves it.
He stands and stares at it saying, "Dat's Caweb!"

Of course, I also had to test some designs out on dishes:

These really are my new favorite thing to make.
Something so fun about adding hair styles and eye colors to each one.
I think these would make great gifts for birthday's or new baby gifts...or a great gift for parent's or grandparents, perhaps with more than one child face!

Interested in purchasing one of my new Child Face item's?
Not interested in going through Etsy and/or don't have a Paypal account???
You can purchase right here!

Here are your options:

LARGE 24" x 24" (Square) Personalized Child Face Painting on Oak Board, comes ready for hanging!

MEDIUM 11" x 7" (Rectangle) Personalized Face Painting on Canvas:

When placing order, include your choices of the following options in the provided section at checkout:

1. Background color
2. Boy or Girl
3. Skin Color
4. Eye Color
5. Hair Color
6. Hair Style
7. Shirt Color
8. Position of name
9. Any extra's (hair bow colors, add earrings, etc.)

Be sure to list number's 1-9  with your choice beside each number so I know exactly what personalizations you would like!

Child Face Painting Options
Include Your Personalizations.

Children's Face Juice Mug:

When placing order, include your choices of the following options in the message section at checkout:

1. Boy or Girl
2. Skin Color
3.. Eye Color
4. Hair Color
5. Hair Style
6. Position of name

Choose Type of Dish

Children's Face 8" Ceramic Plate
Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.  Refrain from using knives on painted areas.

When placing order, include your choices of the following options in the message section at checkout:

1. Boy or Girl
2. Skin Color
3.. Eye Color
4. Hair Color
5. Hair Style
6. Position of name

Choose Type of Dish

Please contact me with ANY questions!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dis & Dat

We've been doing a lot of cooking and baking lately.  
Especially since Caleb has his "cook" to put on...aka: apron.
That may be the reason behind our funny little episode this morning.
I woke up at 5am and went to check in on Caleb. 
 Of course he had somehow flipped himself so that his head was at the foot of the bed and all of his covers with bunched up underneath him.
I picked him up and moved him to the right end of the bed and covered him up.  I was getting ready to leave when he rolled over and said, "Mommy...you cook!" 
Then he rolled back over and fell asleep.
Alright son, I'll get right on that.  You know how I love cooking at 5am!
I'm thinking he must have been in mid cooking dream...or he just assumes that is my 24/7 duty.

This kid really puts on for the camera...fo ril.

Believe it or not, this is his gangster dancing face.  He isn't mad at all.  He was listening to J.Lo's "Get on the Floor" and when the rapping starts, this is his gangster, serious, rapper face...crack.me.up.

This is where my two handsome's chill every night.  Every. Night.
Seth has a thing for laying in the floor to watch TV, always has.  Caleb of course, joins in on this habit and so now it has become the father-son ritual to lay in the floor and watch TV.

I'm working on a piece of furniture for the baby's room and it needed some sanding and painting done to it, so I grabbed Caleb's paints and set him up a little paint area too.  It's so fun seeing how much he  enjoys painting now.  It actually keeps him occupied for longer than 30 seconds...thank goodness.

He's trying not to smile at me...

And to end this completely random post, we have a new favorite movie.
It was his FIRST movie that he saw in the theatre back at the end of summer when we first moved here.
We redbox'ed it on Saturday and this kid has watched it probably 8 times since then.
I have to admit, it's a super cute movie and since someone's birthday is next month, it might just show be at our house for good pretty soon.
 The past few days, I've fed Caleb lunch and then let him watch Pooh before his nap.  It's an hour long which, to me, is the PERFECT length.
 His favorite is Tigger...but he laughs at all of them.
 Enjoying these blissful days now before he grows up too fast and wants nothing to do with Pooh Bear :(
I love this kid.
He keeps saying that the baby will "pop" out in one minute...that's gonna be a mighty long minute buddy.

Happy Thursday everyone!
That's right...that means tomorrow is FRIDAY!
Put your dancing boots on :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

twenty. eight.

Check out big brother's face..crackin' me up!

It's hard to believe I'm in the middle of WEEK 28!
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was laying in bed, sweating from nausea, trying to not use my nose to smell anything and watching a million Disney movies with Caleb...poor little guy was a trooper during those super sick-o days.

Today, the doctor said I was measuring right on track...despite my wish that he was going to tell me that I was measuring a few weeks larger proceeded by him changing up my due date to March...a girl can dream, right?

Honestly, I am enjoying being pregnant.  This week I can really tell the growth in my belly.  My pregnancy book says that I should be growing a 1/2" every week!  That means I still have 6" to go!!!
It's been such a great, healthy pregnancy.  Even though I have gained too much weight, I feel wonderful.  I am exercising and eating lots of fruits and veggies (and brownies...ooops!).
I am in much better shape this go round than I EVER was with Caleb and I am hoping that will help me out in the delivery room...only time will tell.
Just a few more weeks before we find out what our little bambino is and I am sooo excited!
Caleb will randomly come over to me and say, "Mommy, you push push push and that baby pop out?  And doctor will catch baby?"
Hahaha!  He makes us laugh so hard.  He thinks he has a baby in his belly too.  I wonder when he'll figure out he doesn't.  I don't want to break the news to him...ha!

Here are a couple of maternity fashion looks I came up with that I would love to prance around in ;-)
Maternity Fashion Casual

Topshop maternity, $32
Maternity, $195
TopShop camel shoes, £30
Crossbody bag, $160
Crystal jewelry

Maternity Fasion

Isabella oliver maternity, $89
Red Herring Maternity maternity, £27
Franco Sarto tall leather boots, $140
H M leather shoulder bag, £25
Lanvin necklace, $1,350
Chanel jewelry, €376
Acne wool scarve, €107