Thursday, March 31, 2011


Easter is coming. Our daughter's first Easter, she was 6 months old. I didn't do anything for her, I never thought about it... Last year, she was about 1 1/2 years old, so I made her an Easter basket and we also had a mini Easter egg hunt at home. She loved looking for the plastic eggs. This year, I'm kinda stumped. I'm not sure what to do for her Easter basket. I was planning on getting her a pair of earrings, she can only wear gold with the safety backs, so I've had a hard time finding those. She also loves M&M's, so I'd put some in her basket as well... But I'm not sure what else to do. What do you guys put in your kids Easter baskets?

Have you guys seen this little cutie, perfect for this season :)

Check out this bow here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

wordless wednesday

First pregnancy 19 weeks 5 days/ 2nd pregnancy 20 weeks 4 days

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

rough week

Did you have a cold when you were pregnant? Oh my word, I truly think that colds are magnified when one is pregnant. During my first pregnancy, I had a cold for like a month and felt awful! This time around, I had a cold right when I found out I was pregnant and couldn't take anything. Now I have a cold again, taking some sudafed, but it's only helping with the congestion. My throat is raw, I'm coughing so much I get nauseous. Cough drops make me nauseous. So anyone have any advice on how to make this pesky cold go away!? I'd love to feel normal again...
Thanks :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Etsy Finds

When baby sister is born, she'll be sharing a room with big sister. Even though we have 3 bedrooms, it's easier for us to just have them together. Right now, the room is pink/white toile. I never felt the room was fully finished, and after my daughter turned 1, I felt I should wait to finish the room b/c I "knew" we'd have another daughter in there. :) Now I will be adding a twin bed for my toddler, keeping the crib for the baby, and adding an armoire. The best part, and most fun is decorating! I LOVE pink, I LOVE etsy and I love finding fun things for the girls. I've always wanted a lot of pink signs in their room, something cute and girly.

I found this awesome shop with TONS of unique and beautiful signs. The Homespun Raven has signs for every occasion; kids, holidays, names, custom signs and more... You will fall in love with this shop!
Here are some of my favorite signs :)

Take a minute and check out The Homespun Raven! It really is an awesome shop!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I love pink!

I went shopping yesterday for my 2 year old, but couldn't help myself and browsed the infant section. :) I bought baby sister this cute onesie, I thought it was so girly.
I'm loving all the pink!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

zoo day

Yesterday a friend and I took our kids to the zoo. It was a beautiful day and we had a blast! I always enjoy going somewhere if it means I get a ton of pretty pictures. I love taking pictures, more so now with my new canon rebel. lol I took over 160 pictures! I'm in 1 of them. hahaha
My daughter loves the zoo and constantly asks to go see the lions and elephants. :) We got to see the lioness up close and she is gorgeous! My daughter was the first to notice that the lion was off sleeping under the trees, so she said "daddy lion is sleeping". lol I thought it was cute that she knew that we were looking at the "mommy" and that the male was indeed the "daddy"...
Here are some pictures of our day:
Isn't she just gorgeous?

My little princess was climbing all over the place yesterday. Which was odd to me b/c she always just stays in her stroller.

Trying to give mommy a heart attack. lol


The snakes were all awake yesterday...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

1/2 way!

Today I am 20 weeks. Half way there! I'm so excited. Some of my friends have recently had babies, and it's making it hard not to get anxious to see my precious girl. I know it'll be here before I know it, these past 20 weeks have flown by. lol August just seems so far away... We still have a lot to do before her arrival, so I'm not in a big hurry. I just want to hold my baby, and her big sister is very excited as well. Today she asked to go see baby sister. lol Not quite sure what she meant by that.

Thinking about baby sister's birth reminds me of how much my life changed 2 1/2 years ago, when big sister was born. It was the best day ever! seeing her for the first time, holding her. It was just amazing. Watching her grow is bittersweet. I look at her and I can't believe that she's 2! It just flew by! It makes me kinda sad thinking that she won't be my "baby" anymore. She'll be my big girl. So I treasure every "baby" moment with her that I can. Like rocking her to sleep, yes she asks me to rock her every night, and every night I do so with gladness as I hold back tears. I just stare into her eyes and sing to her as I rock her. I guess she likes it too b/c she asks for it every night :) I know it'll be harder to do once baby sister is born, but I'll figure it out. I know there will come a day where she won't let me rock her anymore.. So I'll keep doing it. :)

Anyways, the other day a friend had her daughter and looking at her pictures made me sad that it feels like so long ago that I experienced that with my daughter. But excited to do it again soon!
This was taken the day my daughter was born, still feels like yesterday...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I've been shopping for Baby Sister :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shopping fun...

This has been a fun week, so far :) Yesterday my mom and I, along with my daughter went to the outlet mall close to our hometown. They have a Carter's outlet and we went crazy in there! :) I got my daughter a few things, and then bought 1 outfit for baby sister. It was very hard to contain myself. lol BUT although Carter's has MANY cute things, and great prices, I was not overly impressed w/ size 3T and up. The baby things are awesome and I wish I could buy everything. But my daughter is in 3T now and I wasn't able to find much for her. Since I am building up her entire summer wardrobe, the shopping will continue! :) I love shopping for her. Where do you shop for your toddler???

I love this dress on her!

And for other fun news, BOWquet has been featured. Read all about it here! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Etsy Finds

Have you seen this cute shop, My Little Apricot?
She makes a variety of cute things, from crochet washcloths to girls dresses.
Take some time, check out her shop, I bet you'll find something cute to buy for you or a friend. :)

This would make the perfect baby shower gift, or just something handy if you have a boy. That way there are no sprinkles accidents. :)
set of 3 for $5- click here for more information.

These are great for those who are looking for an eco-friendly reusable tampons. These come in a variety of packages, starting at $5. Click here for more information.

This cute dress comes in sizes 6 months to 4T. Perfect for the coming months... It'd also make a cute Easter Dress :)
Dress is $24, click here for more information.

My Little Apricot has more dresses and more cute things for you to look at. Don't forget to check it out!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Sale

This cute bow is on sale, today only! Get it today at the price of $5.20!!! It's perfect to match tons of pink outfits this summer :) Click here to purchase the bow.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring is here!

I'm so excited that spring is here!!! I've been busy buying my daughter some new clothes and making new bows for her and the shop. I wanted to share with you some of my new favorite bows that I've recently listed. They're perfect for all those cute spring otufits!! :)

This Easter Bunny is listed for $5. Check it out on etsy :)

Another one perfect for Easter! Listed at $4, check it our on etsy.

Cute butterfly, I will be making more colors! Listed on etsy for $4.

Butterfly is on sale for 20% off TODAY ONLY!
Check out BOWquet on etsy for more bows!! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

19 weeks

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. My first pregnancy seemed to drag, and here I am almost 1/2 way through this one. There is still SO much to be done. Since this is our 2nd girl, our daughters will be sharing a room. Which means lots of changes. My 2 year old will be moving up to a twin bed, which we have to get. Then we'll put the baby in the crib. I have to buy an armoire for their room b/c they'll share a very tiny closet. lol It's overwhelming if I make a list of all that needs to be done. But I know it'll get done and it's all good! The best part is shopping around for more pink stuff and redoing the girls room. I've found tons of decorations I like on etsy. If I spend too much time on there, I may go broke! lol I have a list of things I want to get.

Somedays I still can't believe we're having another baby. Our daughter is so excited to get a baby sister. She likes to sit on my lap and lift up my shirt to "see" baby sister (that's what she calls her). Then she lifts up her shirt and tells me baby sister is in her belly. :)

Here's a picture of me 2 weeks ago, at 17 weeks. It's kind of a dark picture, it was taken with my macbook... I need to get some better ones. lol

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

wordless wednesday

My little 2 year old princess LOVES her pretty pink toes :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Oh my word, I do not remember feeling this tired during my first pregnancy. I feel like I am spinning my wheels and nothing is getting done... I've been dealing with SPD since the beginning of the pregnancy. For about 3 weeks I felt normal again, and this week it's gotten worse. I can't even put my pants on w/out wanting to scream or cry. It's very hard. So I haven't been able to get much done lately. I feel overwhelmed b/c I want to get stuff done and can't.

For other news, I've been feeling the baby move more and more. She is very active, much more than my first daughter. I love feeling her kicks. :) She is laying very low and upside down. It made getting a picture of her face impossible. :/ So hopefully my doctor will give me another sono so I can get a better picture..

Nothing else going on. I've been trying to get ideas for the girls room. They'll be sharing it, I need to get some furniture and decorations. I can't wait!! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Etsy finds

Last week we found out that we are having another girl. That led me on an etsy search of cute girly things. I am a sucker for shoes, LOVE baby shoes. I found way too many I want. lol I found this great shop, called Baby Souls couture shoes, it has gorgeous shoes! It's impossible to pick just 1 favorite one. :)
Here are some of my favorites (although I have more favorite ones in her shop)

Don't forget to check out her shop for tons more beautiful shoes!

If you make a purchase, please be sure to let her know BOWquet sent you in the message to seller ;)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Do you need help getting organized?! I know I do! lol
My Little Apricot is doing a great giveaway and you can win a book called Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore & Sarah Welch. I would love to get my hands on that book. Our office is always such a disorganized mess. My husband and I both share the space, and between he and I both having etsy shops, and him being an artist and having a collection of so many books, we have WAY more stuff than the space allows. On top of that, we are in the process of redoing our bedroom and our daughter's room as she will be sharing it with baby sister. lol So yes, I could sure use any help and advice I can get! :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

New bow holder!

I finally got all my supplies and made a bow holder I've been dreaming of :)
I made it as a baby shower gift for a friend who is having her first girl after 2 boys, so I figured she needed something super girly. I have plans to make TONS more and list them :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Yesterday we found out what we're having. Our 2 year old daughter has called the baby "baby sister" since day 1. She refused to call the baby a brother. lol And she was right, we're having a GIRL!

I think I'm still in shock. Now it's become "real" that we are having another baby and soon we'll have 2 kids. It's a bit overwhelming, but so exciting. :)

Here she is, sitting all cozy and upside down.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Tomorrow is the big day! We will find out if the baby is a brother or a sister :) I can't wait!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Etsy Finds

Have you "met" 2kute on etsy yet? For starters, she's my mom :) Her shop is awesome! And her blog is always fun to read. She's offering up spots for guest writers, it's a great chance to get your name out there. Check out 2kute's blog and ask her about being a guest writer.

From 2kute's shop! Check out her shop for tons more cute things!