Monday, November 30, 2009
I've been looking for some cute understated baby headbands for quite a while with no real luck. I had nearly given up when I realized how incredibly easy they would be to make. A little ribbon, some elastic and maybe a button or two. Here's what I've come up with. Don't you think Gemma looks like a doll in them?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
So my computer has been acting lame-o and preventing me from posting. I could manually change the date/time stamp to make it look like I posted each day but I felt like that was cheating. Instead I'll just name each post for the day it was intended. Here ya go...
Just got home from my friend's birthday party. It was great fun to celebrate the super cute, super talented Pamela and it was also fun to bring home a gift myself! If you've seen her Etsy shop, you know Pam is quite the artist. She gifted Gemma with this darling hand-stamped children's silverware set. I believe she will be selling them in her shop in the near future so you too can receive some silver goodness.
Pardon the terrible picture, I am ill equipped to photograph small product.
Please forgive me Pam- I know your photo's will do them justice.
Not that you care but since I was shamelessly open about my plan to see New Moon, I'll be equally open about my opinion of it. Not a fan. The fun of the books was the way Edward seemed like the unrealistically perfect teenage suitor. In the movies he seems more like the scrawny, hairy, unbelievably awkward teenage suitor. And don't get me started on Bella. Every scene between the two of them that was supposed to be romantic made me uncomfortable. There was something hot in the movie though- Brandon Flowers' voice. Take a listen. I apologize I could only find it in video form... maybe just close your eyes.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Nearly a year ago my dear friend Emily came to visit. Back in high school we were always staging photo shoots. We decided to do another for old time's sake. The setting: our middle school- where we first met when we were assigned to be locker partners.
exploring my inner willy wonka
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
To hopefully make up for my lack of post yesterday...
I love this random little sentence. Some days, especially recently, I feel like creating all day long. Also, I already mentioned my desire for a photo booth but I think in addition, I'll need a reader board in my future studio. I would have such fun playing with the letters and putting up new quotes and thoughts everyday.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
For this week:
-Start working out again (and quit with the vanilla tootsie rolls)
-Find the perfect retro tree
-Cut down our real Christmas tree (I realize that both are real... I mean living. At least until we take a saw to it.)
-back up all my pictures... I'm the worst and having nightmares of my computer crashing
Me on my 14th b-day with my best gift
-Go to craft store for supplies
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
And if I need a rhythm
it's gonna be
to my heart I listen
A great lyric, a great song. A contributing factor in my love for it: one of my favorite choreographers, Wade Robson, used it for this dance. Enjoy.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tom Petty sans The Heartbreakers
So I took Gemma to her 8 week check up today (which involved 3 shots... Now that's a heartbreaker) and seeing the doc reminded me of a funny little thing that happened on G's B-day. I'm at the height of labor and my doc's phone rings. Apparently it was his wife because his ring tone was "Here Comes My Girl" by Mr. Tom Petty. He tells her he'll call her back and his focus shifts back to me. I apparently never moved on because I couldn't get that song out of my head for the remainder of my labor. I thought it was hilariously ironic- the song that was stuck in my head while giving birth to my daughter was "Here Comes My Girl". And there she came.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
*Finally put finishing touches on Gemma's room
(see tomorrow's post for more where that came from)
*Did massive amounts of laundry
(seriously, I only have one child- how do you keep up with more?)
*Watched the Ducks lose to Stanford
*Ate way too many vanilla tootsie rolls
(I love/hate Dollar Tree for bringing the king sized version into my life. Midgies just don't cut it anymore)
*Took a nap with The Mr. after church
(Bless our child for being a sleepyhead)