headbands. flowers. bows.

All of these things were not in my regular vocabulary until lately.  Especially when it comes to wardrobe choices.  For my son, specifically, and even to some extent for me.  So I’ve embraced my girly side since finding out we’re having a daughter, and realized this baby needs some baby girl accessories.  Here are the results of my little DIY project.

Headbands. Flowers. Bows.

Some of my favorites…

The last one still needs to be attached to a piece of skinny elastic, but has a temporary home on that cute little pink hat.  Oh for the love of all things frilly and pink.  I’ve even found myself buying more girly things for myself lately.  Then, I thought, “Uh-Oh. Am I digging myself a frilly, pink grave that I won’t ever be able to get out of?”

I didn’t have a particularly frilly upbringing.  Yes there were bows, frills, and the occasional pink party dress…. but by and large my mom and dad didn’t push the pretty pretty princess mantra on me.  There have been a few articles lately talking about the ways in which we tend to treat and respond to little girls.  Has anyone else read How to Talk To Little Girls? So while yes, my daughter will have her share of pink and flowers and bows, I couldn’t agree more with the author, Lisa Bloom, and I should probably read her entire book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World.  It might be one for late night nursing!  Anyway, back to my parents.  They acknowledged and valued my girly interests as well as my intellect in a healthy balance.  I’m so thankful for who they raised me to be, and they can definitely take the credit for how I turned out.  Well, if they want to, I guess… I know you’re reading mom!  xoxo for being my biggest fan.


baby girl accessories

So we’ve been blessed to receive some really nice clothes for our baby girl, both new and handed down, but I realized I don’t have many cute accessories for her. Etsy has some amazing headbands and hats that I adore… here are some of my favorites:

This got me to thinking that I must be able to make something similar. Well, who am I kidding, at least half as cute would work for me! So I got online and found a wholesale site that sells all the pieces I would need. The box just arrived today, so it’s time to get my glue gun out and assemble them.  Hopefully they will be cute… if I go M.I.A. it’s because either:
1) I’ve burned too much flesh off my fingers to type,
2) have thrown them off our deck in sheer frustration, or
3) have shed a puddle of tears on them while trying to put them together, ruining them completely.

>Spring is actually here!

> I think I made the most of our beautiful weather yesterday:

1) I spent a few hours at Cafe Ladro reading. Right now I am reading From Beirut to Jerusalem, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, and studying 1 Peter.
2) I bought some spring plants and flowers. This year I only bought plants good for full sun to go on our balcony because almost every year we have flowers and leaves get scorched because it gets so hot up there!
3) I planted those plants, got rid of dead plants, took inventory of the remaining pots and yay, time to go buy more plants today! It was so nice to be working outside. Here is the finished

Oregano and Lavender:

A bigger pot for our Japanese Maple and some colorful flowers :

4) I ate lunch outside on the balcony, soaking up some sun. Cut up the remaining strawberries in our fridge to share with Noah, delicious!
5) Took an hour nap… so nice!
6) Got up and met two friends at Greenlake. Of course it was packed! One friend brought her mom’s cute beagle and we walked all the way around. I’m not having many issues with pregnancy related fatigue or discomfort as of yet when I work out. The other girls are 24 and 28 weeks pregnant, and they did great!
7) Finished off the day with a late dinner at Tutta Bella. Pretty good although the pizza wasn’t as good as it has been in the past and I was freezing the whole time!
8) Late night organizing session, condensing stuff in our hall closet while watching lame shows on demand. I love organizing!