Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Gift Wrapping Station

I have been wanting to create a gift wrapping station for a long long time. Here are some ideas that i'm looking into (Click the links directly below each pictured gift warapping station to link to the corresponding article):


Country Living - Create a Gift Wrapping Area



The Gift Wrapping Station

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mom's Birthday

So It would have been my Mom's 70th Birthday today. I can hardly believe this is the second birthday I won't be able to call her to wish her Happy Birthday and tell her how much I love her. I miss you Mom, I love you Mom, and Happy Birthday Mom!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free Paint

If you want a free quart of paint go to: Free Paint
This offer is limited to one quart of eggshell in a color of your choice. Offer good until July 2, 2009



Sunday, June 21, 2009

Remembering Mom
















My Mom died exactly one year ago today. Today was a day to remember a Mom who sacrificed so much for her children and never lacked in Love, and Understanding.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

1st Post - New Blog

Paul keeps saying "What does that have to do with the Baby/" when I post anything not baby related on the Our Bebe blog so i'm going to start blogging over here and leave the other one for Jude related news only!:) That is how it should be anyways:) You'll notice if you've been reading the other blog, paul and beks bebe that some of the posts pertaining to non - baby related stuff was imported to this blog:)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Afternoon Naps

I think I took at least a 3 hour nap today.
Woke up and it was dark.
I hate it when I do that.
Not that that has happened much in the last two years, things have been entirely too busy to take a moment for any rest. This week though I think i've fallen asleep twice on the couch, weird!

Now we are watching Cider House Rules from Netflix. How can I have not see this before? I think in the past I have seen bits and pieces of it, never the whole thing. So we are watching it now anyways.

Today I finally made something else for Jude, a camouflage bib and i'm working on a tie onesie that will hopefully bring lots of laughs and smiles.

Tomorrow i'm going to work on some smaller baby blankets with super soft minkee/minky on one side and plain cotton on the other. Should be some nice easy projects.

Oh and because I didn't feel like changing my thread tonight I also made a remote caddy because I still had black thread on my machine. I know, what a weirdo, would have taken me a lot less time to just change it and finish the tie onesie. :) Maybe i'll post a picture tomorrow.

Here is a picture of one of the onesies i'm working on, hope he'll fit into it!:)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What are we doing?

I drank about 1/2 gallon of OJ trying to get this baby to do his kick count. He must have been tired because of all the late nights we've been up watching movies, etc. So the lack of sleep probably just caught up to him. He just wasn't moving so I drank tons of OJ and Cold water (Both which usually have him kicking up a storm). Then he finally started kicking between 8-8:15. Thank God!

I haven't felt like doing much lately, Paul and I took a late walk tonight and only went about 1 mile. LAZY!! Then watched some more Netflix.

I think amidst all the horror stories about pregnancy that everyone has been more than willing to share with me during my pregnancy (To make me ultra paranoid and extremely hormonal) and all the other unwanted advice and scary stories noone thought to mention that..

Most 1st babies are commonly delivered OVERDUE?
Is that true? Give me your input on that one.
We thought for sure this kid was coming before we could manage to get everything ready (I know, I know, everyone feels that way) and now I feel like we are sitting around waiting.

The anticipation is literally killing me and i'm sure it's killing Paul too. I don't even bother to tell Paul even when I have some big contractions even if they are regular because ultimately they always go away and there is no sense in getting him all excited about me going into labor because I feel like it will NEVER happen. I wonder what the world record for length of pregnancy is? I know a few people I know have gone up to 42 weeks and I pray that I don't have to go that long!

On another note the only semi-productive thing I did today was put together Aiden's Crayon Roll....In camo of course......


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swimming

We went swimming today! Not a sole in the pool other than us:) It was heavenly especially after a hot three mile walk:)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pregnant Ladies Float

Today was a wonderful, mild summer day. Not too hot, not too cold. We got a break from June Gloom today, the sunshine was just what I needed.

I checked the weather early this morning and weather.com said that it would be cloudy today here with temp in the 60's and I was bummed. I really wanted to go swimming today. I ended up going to sleep really late in the morning and then just slept a little into the day. I woke up to the construction workers applying stucco to the new townhomes being built outside our door. Thanks Danielle for warning me about how noisy that is, I have been watching the construction progress and anticipating the noise.

I got up and Paul and I went for a walk, only a mile, my back hurt too much from overcompensating for my belly today. When i've been walking lately 3 miles is usually not a problem now that my sciatica has mostly become intermittent with the baby repositioning himself.

It was fairly hot today though so we went straight home after walking and changed for the pool. The pool was awesome, especially since I feel like my belly is so big it could not possibly get bigger and my feet just started swelling really bad last week!

When we got to the pool Paul said "Let's not have any impromptu water births while we're here". At the pool Paul was laughing at me since I like to just float on my back in the pool and now my belly is a huge bump sticking up out of the water. As I was floating in the pool with my ears under water I was imagining how loud it is for Jude all the time in his little swimming pool:) We are definately going to use some of Karp's methods for calming crying when he decides to be born. Paul can't wait to use the loud shhhhhhhhhhhh technique:)


FYI Pregnant ladies float:) As evidenced by this funny picture of my belly poking out of the water.

Bib For Aiden

Finally just finished sewing this bib for little Aiden. Made it out of Pirate Flannel:) It has a pocket to catch food or to fold the bib into after a messy meal until it can be washed. Hopefully I didn't make it too large:)I just figured the more coverage with kids the better off you are!!:)

Closeup of the Pirate Ships.....arghhhhhhhhI made it so the pocket can be flipped, and the bib rolled into it, and velcro to keep it closed, especially if the bib is a mess:)
Compact Bib Rolled into itself

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jude's First Blanket

This brown baby blanket will be great when Jude finally arrives! I used a sweet quilting print i've had and loved for a long time and just haven't used with a super soft minkee/minky back:)Here is a picture:

Took forever to pin and forever to sew with soft batting between. Paul had to help me with laying out the layers so many times because my bowling ball belly makes it really difficult for me to cut and lay out fabric for large projects:) What a good hubby, he helped me with literally no complaining.

If you are interested in sewing one of these blankets they are very easy to sew. You just need to decide what size blanket you want to make and pick a nice soft cotton (quilting ones often have cute prints) cut to the size you want then choose a soft minky as a backing and cut slightly larger than the cotton. Here is a tutorial that basically explains the manner in which I constructed my blanket, only difference is that I added batting for more substance. Minky Blanket Tutorial

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Christen's Birthday - Happy 26th

Happy 26th Birthday Christen!:)


Yummy Cupcakes for Christen's Birthday with super amateur decorating!




& Dominoes!:)

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Christen!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nursing Cover and Fleece-Cotton Floor Blanket

I started this Nursing Cover months ago before I got a fabulous one for my shower from my friend Diana. I'm finally trying to finish up some of the many projects i've started over the last couple of months.





I utilized this tutorial to sew this Nursing Cover and modified it slightly adding a pocket on the inside for anything I might need to store:) Nursing Cover Tutorial

I also finished a trial run of the first floor blanket i'm going to sew. It is just some green quilt fabric backed with some super soft no-pill fleece. It's kinda small so the next one I will make with be at least 45 X 60 which is standard crib quilt size, even though it is for the floor:)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lunch and Hanging out with Karleen and Devyn

I've been busy trying to keep busy so that I don't feel like i'm waiting for the baby to come. Karleen came over with Devyn for lunch today we had fun going for a walk and he tested out a taggie blankie. I am pretty sure he loves them so I made him this blankie to keep him entertained.
Tag Blanket Tutorial: Tutorial



Poor Devyn was so tired after playing and going for a walk that he was passed out. We just wanted to get a first picture of him with his soon to be buddy Jude before he makes his entrance into this world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Honest Advertising


Came across this bottle of wine today, made me giggle!:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Taggie Baby Blankie




Tag Blanket Tutorial: Tutorial

Crayon Rolls






This is the tutorial from Skip to My Lou that I used to make these Crayon Rolls:) :Crayon Roll Tutorial

If you want to use Iron on Vinyl to protect your fabric or an alternate closure here is a revised tutorial from Skip to my Lou: Alternate Tutorial

I suggest browsing through the Skip to my Lou Blog it has a ton of information and other tutorials: Skip to my Lou

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Taggy Baby Ball

I made a taggy baby ball over the last few days also. I did a quick one with some fabric and ribbon I already had. Turned out ok I think I need to finish a little stitching on it.



You can get the tutorial for the Taggy Baby Ball and Taggy Baby Blanket here: Tag Toys

Car Seat Blanket or Tent


So this is my first attempt at making a Car Seat Tent / Blanket. For use so that when the baby actually sleeps he can stay sleepy getting in and out of the car and while running errands, etc. The Camo pattern makes me laugh!:)

Here is the link for the Car Seat Tent Tutorial: Car Seat Tent Tutorial

I did make some modifications to the tent, it is not as wide as the tutorial states to go, it is actually 32" wide instead of 37" (I used fabric I already had so I had to make due with what I had) but it really doesn't matter and I didn't make the oval they talk about. I just rounded the corners, it is just easier and more exact that way:)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bibs



Bibs i've been working on off and on the last couple of months

Sewing Projects



A couple more sewing projects i'm working on. Cowboy and other burpees

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Baby's Room

Here are some photos of the Baby's Room still in the works, we better hurry up and finish only 4 weeks to go.