Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday etsy Finds (sort of)

Do you have an etsy shop? Do you struggle getting your name "out there"? There's a great blog that can help get your etsy shop noticed! Creative Minds works hard to promote and get your shop seen! It's also a fun blog to sit and read :) She has lots of etsy shops listed on her site, so if you need to go shopping and need a trustworthy shop, check out her blog or ask her about it!

Check out Creative Minds and tell her BOWquet sent you! ;)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


A few nights ago I felt something funny in my belly.. I had a feeling I knew what it was, but wasn't too sure. I googled it and sure enough, I felt the baby :) Little butterfly flutters in my belly and it's so wonderful! I feel it most at night, the baby goes wild! lol At first I wasn't too sure if it was the baby b/c I thought it was too soon. BUT I am sure that it's the baby :) I never felt this w/ my first pregnancy, probably b/c I wasn't sure what to look for.. My first pregnancy I didn't feel the baby move until 19 weeks, and by then it was kicks and punches. lol I love feeling the flutters and can't wait to feel the baby kick and stuff. That was my favorite part of pregnancy!

And today I am 12 weeks! I am very excited to be almost done w/ my first trimester. It's been really hard on me and I am hoping that the 2nd trimester will bring some relief... I'm also excited to find out what we're having. I need to start planning the nursery. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I bought baby blob something last week ;)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mommy Corner

Lately my daughter has been a trip. The things that come out of her mouth crack me up!
I really need to start writing these down b/c I always forget them all. lol

A couple of weeks ago, I put her in the car and we were all set to go out, but the car wouldn't start. She was so excited to go out, so I had to take her out of the car and she was not happy. I told her that the car was boo boo and daddy needed to fix it. She says "mommy I fix it. What's gonna work, team work!" It was so sweet and genuine, melted my heart! :) The team work part is from Wonder Pets. :) So I guess she's learning something good from TV ;)

Daddy's favorite is when she says "ow my butt" hahaha! She HATES a dirty diaper and complains and whines until we change her. I laugh SO hard at her.

Her favorite phrase is "Mommy what are you doing?" I hear that ALL day long! It can get a bit annoying, but it's pretty funny.. She asks us that constantly and we just patiently answer her, well, most of the time. ;)

Anytime a song comes on TV, we have to get up and dance, she loves to dance :)

Also, the best is when she sees me cleaning, she wants to help. She has her own little play broom and always "helps" me sweep. She LOVES to help and it's just too sweet. If she spills something she won't let me clean it, she insists on cleaning it, and I let her. She usually does a pretty good job. I hope she stays this way ;)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Etsy Finds

I've been on the hunt for baby items to buy on etsy. I love personalized and monogrammed items.. I will have to wait until March to buy stuff, that way we'll know what we're having and what name to use. :)
For now, I'm just enjoying the search! I found this cute little shop called SewMeTheMoney with lots of cute personalized baby things...
Here are some of my favorites from her shop. These sets are only $13.99!!!

Go check out these and more at SewMeTheMoney

Friday, January 21, 2011

Easy dinner

Today I wanted a homecooked meal, but didn't want to do the cooking. :) So I pulled out my trusty crock pot, and my new favorite recipe site. I found a chicken taco recipe, thankfully I had all the ingredients at home. So it's in the crockpot as we speak and smelling yummy! I can't wait for dinner time! And let's not forget that I always use a crockpot liner for easy clean up. :)
And for dessert, we will have Edwards Boston Cream pie. I love cooking, but these days, I'm all about easy meals!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Iced coffee

I have been craving sweets really bad this week. That's rare for me, since my last pregnancy I haven't really had a sweet tooth... But I've been dying to have cake and coke! :) This morning when I woke up I really wanted some iced coffee, so I made some. It was SO good!! :) I still have a HUGE craving for cake though...

Who needs Starbucks, right!? lol

All I did was make coffee, add my desired sugar/chocolate creamer and put it in the fridge for about 30-40 minutes. I then put ice in my coffee, topped with whipped cream and drizzled some chocolate syrup.


I am so ready for spring/summer! Normally fall/winter are my favorite seasons, but it's been too cold and we had to turn our thermostat down b/c our bill was REALLY high. lol So I am always cold and I hate it! Although, I'm sure come June I'll be 8 months pregnant and in 100 degree weather, so I'll be complaining then too. lol
What is your favorite season?

For other news, I am planning on some new bows for spring, and hoping to get some of my energy back! I miss my ribbons. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Thanking God for our little baby!
10 weeks 4 days

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My new BFF

This pregnancy has brought me morning sickness in the afternoon/evening. It makes it almost impossible to cook, and even more impossible to eat dinner. So last week I decided that I'd start using my crock pot more, so that I didn't have to worry about cooking much. In the weekend I planned my menu for the week and got my groceries. I planned 3 meals, all in a crock pot. I am so excited! AND using my crock pot liner means NO MESS! :) Love it!!! Tonight's dinner is in the crock pot as I type, chili. I also plan on making taco soup and this clean out minestrone recipe. I need to find more recipes b/c I plan on using my crock pot A LOT in these next months... What are your favorite crock pot recipes?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday- etsy finds

2 different friends of mine have ordered shirts from this shop. I fell in love when they showed it to me! The shirts are adorable and so well made! As soon as I find out what baby #2 is, I'll be getting matching shirts for Big Sister and Little (sister or brother). I can't wait!
Isn't this one so cute?

Sha Bebe is a great shop to get personalized sibling shirts, birthday shirts and more adorable things!
Go check out her shop!

Friday, January 14, 2011


You know what happens when your toddler wakes up before you and you're too tired to move for a "few" minutes!?
Yes, the picture doesn't even show the entire mess. She will be cleaning it up, with mommy's supervision. lol At least she was entertained for a while.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Oh my word I have been freezing! Normally I like winter, but we've had to turn our thermostat way down (68 F) b/c our electric bill was WAY high! I HATE it! I want my heater turned up and I want to be toasty and warm. Alas, we can't keep paying a high electric bill every month.
I am so cold that I wear 2 pairs of socks, fleece pants, and a fleece hoody and I'm still cold. I don't think this affects my toddler at all. lol When we go to sleep, we have a down blanket, which does not keep me as warm as I'd like. But if I am busy doing stuff during the day I freeze. We have hardwood floors and an 80+ year old house. Any suggestions on how to keep the house warm w/out turning the heater up? I am desperate for warmth!! lol

I think I may get one of these..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Our little blob at 7 weeks :) I have another picture from 8+ weeks, but I haven't scanned it yet..

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life with 2

As you can see, I have not kept up with this blog, or my bow shop. I am almost 10 weeks pregnant and this has been so much harder than my first pregnancy. I cannot wait till this trimester is over. I've suffered morning sickness and migraines for the better part of these past 2 months. My morning sickness, like with my first, is in the evening time. Which makes cooking dinner highly difficult. I have almost no energy these days, I preserve most of my energy to take care of my toddler and clean the house. I miss making hairbows, and hopefully I'll have the energy soon to get back to it. I have tons of ideas, just no energy to make anything.

Whenever we go out now, I look at families with double strollers and multiple children and I think "That's me in less than 9 months". It's very exciting, but a little scary to think about. I've always been terrified of having 2 kids, I'm worried that I won't be able to handle it. Which I know it'll be fine. I know that there will be hard days but most definitely more fun days! I am excited to see my baby girl in the role of big sis. She loves babies, we'll see how she does w/ a permanent baby in the house. :)

Any moms out there have any advice for me? Maybe on how to handle the next 7 months, and then the first few months with 2 kids...