Friday, August 23, 2013
We stopped by a farm to pick peaches on the way home from Sauvie Island last friday evening and I figured why not do some 24 week photos in this gorgeous setting?! I kinda have that disheveled I've-been-on-the-beach-all-day look but its better than nothing I suppose! It was really fun and it smelled heavenly in that little peach orchard.
Some thoughts on 24 weeks:
--Baby boy doubled in size from last month (or so the app says) and I sort of feel like I have to.
--We're buying a crib this weekend and I'm looking forward to getting that little room all set-up and organized.
--Josh says I already have the pregnant lady walk. What can I say? I have like 10 pounds sticking out in front of me I didn't have before!
--He gets really active early in the morning (my own personal alarm clock!) and I lay in bed for far too long just feeling him kick around with a huge smile on my face.
Time sure is flying right by!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
As promised I'm back with the tutorial for how to make one of these little carry-all tote bags! You just need a few things and you'll be on your way to whipping these guys out left and right. I use these all the time for a million different things so its definitely a worthwhile project, so don't let it sit in your pinterest board for years (I never do this... yeah right)
For the full tutorial and step-by-step instructions go here!
Also! A totally unpaid shout-out to my favorite fabric to use for these totes: Premier prints. You can get it pretty cheap from fabric.com and they make tons of prints. Stripes. Chevron. Polkadots. Elephants. And lots more.
And if you're not the sewing type or you'd rather just buy one, I sell them in my shop too! You can buy one here.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
1-3: Decaf coffee and lavender chocolate for a mid-morning snack
4: Sending out orders galore. So thankful for our shipping scale and printer and the fact that there is a drop box in our front yard.
5: Lunch: Dave's killer bread, cream cheese, cucumber. With a side of vitamins and lemonade of course
6: Failed self mirror shot haha. p.s. the bump got huge in the last couple weeks... bebe is growing!
7: The yummiest apple crisp. Wishing I had more right this second
8. A sleeping kitty and a tote bag that I shot a tutorial for (I'll be sharing it this weekend)
This week was busy and hot and tiring and good. Looking forward to having less busy weeks in the near future. I'm ready to send the summer off with a few more fun summery things then jump straight into fall and just bake things until my clothes don't fit (well, I guess they mostly already don't fit).
Other posts from me this week:
10 Gorgeous Peter Pan Collars
The Most Ingenious DIY for the Backless Dress Dilemma
Bobo Choses Fall/Winter Collection Is Amazing
My Favorite Jewelry shop: Whiskey & Wine
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I recently got the opportunity to start blogging for Babble in their style department and I'm super excited about it! I'll be over there a few days a week posting tutorials, talking about style on a budget, my favorite trends and whatever else! I'll be linking to most of my posts from here so you can keep up if you so desire.
I'll still be around here doing all my normal life posts, recipes, diy's, maternity series, ect. Ever since I started this blog there hasn't been much focus in the fashion/style department so I'm excited to share that with you now too.
For one of my first posts I did a tutorial on how to make a knotted turban style headband. These are one of my favorite things to wear right now (maybe it has something to do with dirty hair) and they are so simple to make its kind of ridiculous. No sewing involved and they cost less than $2, can't beat that.
For the full tutorial, check out the post over on babble!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Yep, we moved again! This is the seventh place we've lived in over a period of 5 years, which I think makes us crazy! But it's the best one yet so that counts for something right?
Our last house we moved into was a pretty sudden move, it was a cool opportunity to live in a huge craftsman house that we shared with another couple (and for really cheap!). It was definitely spacious and a cool place but with some changing circumstances and more importantly, a baby on the way, we decided we needed our own place. After all, there are only a few more months that it'll just be Josh and I in a home!
I found this place over a month ago, fell in love with it and by the end of the day signed some papers to make it ours at the beginning of August. It's a little 2 bedroom apartment in our favorite area of Portland and it already feels like home. Plus, now we're less than a mile away from some of our closest friends... can't beat that!
All in all we're feeling extremely blessed and thankful.