3 Months Old

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sawyer is 3 months old! He is much more alert and curious about the world around him. He smiles when I talk to him and he copies faces I make. My favorite is when he puckers his lips together and wiggles his head side to side. It's the funniest thing to watch. He started grabbing onto his feet last week and loves to do know "happy baby" pose. I also started teaching him basic sign language. One night when I was putting him to bed I swore he signed "milk". Then I read that babies his age start discovering their fingers and the next day I saw him check out his hand. I still wrote down in his baby book that he signed milk. It could have been...right? #babyeinstein

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Bar

Thursday, October 24, 2013

After being pregnant I truly love my caffeine coffee. So, the pumpkin coffee bar was born!

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Drink
Pumpkin Spice coffee K-Cup (I set my Keurig on the 7.25 oz small mug setting)
1/2 cup 1% lowfat or fat free milk
2 tbsp International Delight Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Sip and Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I never say no to hand-me-downs...when it comes to the baby. First, it's expensive to buy everything yourself. Second, most items have hardly been used. Most important thing to remember...just because it's not your style does not mean it can't be turned into something amazing! This is a hand-me-down makeover:

Step 1:  Have a vision. I built my look around the "Major Cutie" onesie. It screamed military and I picked two pieces from my hand-me-down pile that fit the style.

Step 2:  Cut it up! I started by cutting the camo romper and then took the patch off the striped brown onesie as well as the snaps on the bottom of the garmet. I did a little hand sewing and tacked the cut pieces down.

Step 3:  Be open to changing your plan. If you cut to much be open to changing your plan. You may surprise yourself with a happy mistake.

Step 4:  Sit back and enjoy your work!

Taking a Sick Day

Monday, October 14, 2013

My afternoon...
Homemade ravioli class...manga, manga!!! It felt so GOOD to get out and enjoy learning something new with a girlfriend. As a new mother I need this, and I deserve it. That's what I keep telling myself. ;)

My night...
Started with a gooey eye and ended with being covered in thrown up milk. When your child is not 100%, everything shuts down. No one or nothing matters more then the health of your little one. We snuggled and soothed Sawyer until he fell asleep. In the morning we went to the doctor and found out since his tear ducts are still developing he needs drops for his eye (just the one with goo), nose needs suctioning (of :/), and he has acid reflex. All normal for a newborns. Now I can wipe the sweat off my brow and rest easy tonight.

That summed up our Sunday. I leave you with a super yummy and easy fall dinner idea. I know it's simple because after all that it's what was for dinner tonight (it's Monday btw)! It looked gourmet and took under 30 minutes. Beat that Racheal Ray (whom I adore by the way)!

Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Yield: 4 servings

2 containers of Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

4 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh sage, plus about 8 leaves

Cook ravioli according to the directions on the container.

To make the sauce melt 4 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in sherry vinegar, chopped sage, and sage leaves. Add reserved cooking water as needed to thin sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

To serve:  Pour hot sauce over ravioli and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

The Hangover Kit

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Recently my girlfriend asked for some help with a gift for her fiance. It reminded me this is too funny not to share! I originally made "The Hangover Kit" for Derek's bachelor party. I was leaving the same weekend for my bachelorette party and I wanted to leave a surprise care package for him. Ok, I also wanted him to remember what an amazing lady he was about to marry!

Items to include:
• Water (with a cute "Hydrate" label) 
• Gum
• Breath mints
• Energy drink
Urban Detox Function Drink (sold at CVS)
• Saltines
• Pepto-Bismol
• Hand sanitizer
• Chap Stick
• Face wipes
• Mouth wash
• Trash can (double use "basket" and holder of puke)

Stick everything in a trash can and call it a day. Your man is all set for a night of drinking. This would be also be great for a 21st Birthday or any celebration where you are expected to get your drink on! You can find all the printable items to make the kit here. Happy crafting!

The Nursery

Monday, October 7, 2013

I loved decorating Sawyer's nursery. I had so much fun space planning and adding all the final touches (not to mention shopping up a storm!). Here are the photos of the finished product and where everything is from.
Curtains - West Elm (Side note - I WISH I opened the one closed curtain panel in this photo GEEZ!)
Bunny - Land of Nod
Side Table - Target (Drawer knob switched out for a white with green polka dots knob from 
Hobby Lobby)
Chair - Buy Buy Baby
Pillow - Joss and Main
Faux Sheepskin rug - IKEA
Floor Lamp - Target
Changing Table - Costco
Changing Pad Cover - Land of Nod

Monkey and Lion Artwork - Hobby Lobby
Crib - Costco
Mobile - Buy Buy Baby
Chevron Blanket - Pottery Barn (gifted from one of my favorite clients ;)
Crib Sheet - Land of Nod
Bed Skirt - Land of Nod
Bumper - Buy Buy Baby

Fedoras - Little Maven (I heart Tori Spelling!) and Target
Armoire - IKEA (I used blue for the doors, two small white drawer fronts, and one large lime green drawer front.)

Little Man Nursery Pack - Available on my Etsy Store
Frames - Target and Hobby Lobby
"S" - Hobby Lobby
Felt Bow Ties - Created by my crafter in crime and long time friend for my baby shower