Thursday, August 26, 2010

The best kind of suprise...

(She is a terrible secret keeper....good to know if I ever have any real secrets....)

But she is very accurate as well!

There actually IS a baby in my belly, and yes, just one baby!

I am 10 weeks along and we are due on March 24th. It's still a little early, but we've already had the joy of seeing the tiny little baby's heartbeat on ultrasound about 3 weeks ago and had two healthy appointments

Some fun facts about this pregnancy....

I will have given birth at both age 25 and 26 (after baby #2)....I turned 25 the day before Lucy was born and turned 26 about a week before we found out we were expecting #2

I've been pregnant in July 09' and July 10'

Our babies will be about 20 months apart

We were pregnant (and didn't know it) before Miss Lucy turned 1!

We have been bursting with suprise, excitement, and joy for the last six weeks and are so thankful to be sharing the news now!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday...

I really love to be organized. In fact, I strive to be---but I fall short.....a LOT.

One of my favorite things to do is make new uses for old things or create my own items.

Today's item was a simple fix to an annoying problem in our household.

My precious daughter has hair now and we like to clip bows, ponytail holders, or good ol' fashioned headbands into it.

I had seen your typical hair-bow organizers online, but frankly wasn't interested in the cost.

So, I improvised. I took a piece of ribbon that used to hold photos on my college dorm room walls and I pinned it to the wall. I made a loop on the other end to tuck those loose headbands into.


My own hair organizer and we no longer have hairbows all over the sink, floor, car cupholder, etc..... Sure, it's not glamorous, but it works...for now!

Find out what works for others here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: Homeade Wipes

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Woo-hoo! I'm finally updating AND participating in a Blog Carnival.

So what works for me?

Well, my new homeade wipes are working wonders around here!

As my now 13 month old daughter has gotten very interested in feeding herself lately we quickly noticed that we were using up an extraordinary amount of paper towels and/or disposable wipes each meal.

The solution was to whip up a handful of homeade wipes with some left over flannel from some homeade burp clothes I made before Miss Lucy was born. I cut the flannel in squares the size of a medium board book (nope, sure didn't measure!) Most of the squares I sewed flannel to flannel--but I also had a small amount of terry cloth material I had picked up from a remnant bin, so a few of the wipes are flannel with terry cloth lining.

am seriously the least talented person when it comes to operating my sewing machine, but these were so stinkin' easy! Whip yourself up a few!