Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chalkboard Prints & More!

I feel like I've been extra busy lately. 
The truth is...I have too many hobbies. In addition to Graphic Design (my true passion) I also sew, love to try new recipes, blog (obvi) put fun outfits together for myself & L-Pop, and a wide array of other crafts.

So. In the midst of some sewing projects I've recently taken on, it's been on my to-do list to get some new prints listed in my Etsy shop. If I had the time...I could design all day. Really I could. IF I had the time...but with a baby in the house, it's a miracle to get an hour of uninterrupted time set aside. 
And when I do get uninterrupted time...well, like I said. I have too many hobbies.
Anywho, the point is, I've finally got some new prints listed!
Of course, chalkboard prints are sooo the rage, so I started there:

(I've always loved this quote :)
Available Here

Available Here

And some fun birthday invitations:

And a few of my all-time favorite quotes. 
I'm currently working on a gallery wall for my living room, and wanted a few things that I could add to it. 

(Available 'Boy Like' As well)

 Thanks for perusing. In celebration of all the new stuff, I'm doing a discount for the rest of the week, 
use code NEW10 for 10% off your order!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Fashion Diaries

 I forgot to take a picture of Liam's outfit Saturday night. We went out to dinner with friends and he looked prrettyy fly...
You can kinda sorta see his outfit here:
He's wearing a tie you guys!! A TIEEEE!! Like, not a tie applique onesie, a TIE!

Tie: Gymboree
The hat is from an IG shop, @3littlehowes
Shirt: Gymboree, a friend bought for us at a consignment shop
Pants: Carter's
Shoes: Ross

On Mama:
Dress: Charlotte Russe
Lace Blazer: Forever 21

 Hat: Gymboree
Onesie: Handmade by me
Shorts: Gap (Similar)

Fedora: Old Navy
Onesie: Carter's
Swim Trunks: Koala Kids brand

 Onesie/Romper outfit: Gap
Sweater: Children's Place

 Onesie: Old Navy (Similar)
Jeans: OshKosh
Shoes: Old Navy

 Dog Onesie: Children's Place
Button Down: Carter's
Jeans: Gap, bought from @thesuburbaniteshop on IG
Moccasins: Gap (Similar)

 Onesie: H&M
Red Jeans: Children's Place (Similar)

 Have a great weekend guys...
Don't think too hard. :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

4 months old

Happy 4 months to my dapper little dude!

Weight: About 17/18 pounds
Height: 25 inches 
Clothing size: We're outgrowing most 3 month clothes. :( Almost every day I put something on him thinking it will still fit...Now we're in mostly 3-6 and 6 months.

Shoe Size: 2

Diaper size: We switched to 2 a month ago, but it's already almost time to go up to 3!

Feeding: Since birth, Liam hasn't really tasted anything except mama's milk...Until now!!! We reached an exciting, exciting milestone this month....Oatmeal! Just a few days ago, he tried Gerber Stage 1 Oatmeal for the first time and (surprisingly) loved it. I have heard a lot of mamas say their babies didn't like rice cereal, so we just did the oatmeal instead. I've been giving him just a few tablespoons of it mixed with breastmilk every morning, and he's eaten all of it almost every time. We'll be at mac & cheese before we know it!

Sleep: This month we've gone through sleep regression hell. Perhaps it's because I've been spoiled up until now with a pretty good sleeper....sleep was NOT happening this month. From doing a lot of research and talking to other moms, I've learned that a lot of babies go through sleep regression around this age....and we were not exempt from that. Liam used to sleep at least 6 hours straight, often the beginning of the month he started waking up EVERY.2.HOURS. He hadn't done that since our first week home from the hospital. He's still sleeping next to my bed, and thankfully for us all, he will nurse for 15 minutes and go right back to sleep. Happily for us all, he's slowly getting back to normal.

Milestones: This was a fun month for milestones! Liam rolled over--Belly to Back. Only once, though..haven't seen it again just yet. Had our first cereal, too...THAT was a fun day for mommy. I was probably way too excited :)

Adventures: We had lots of beach trips this month, and learned that Liam is very happy & content when he's out & about seeing the sights!
 Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without:
Our umbrella stroller! We've always used our big stroller that the infant seat connects too, but I found a nice umbrella stroller and we've been using it a lot. So light & so much more convenient, especially when you go anywhere that you'll have to squeeze through relatively small spaces.
See this post for all of our favorite things of the month!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

4 month favorites for baby

Happy 4 months, Liam!
Here are our favorite things for the month.

1. Wee Gallery Art Cards-
LOVE these! They are little cardboard flash cards with different images of animals printed all in black & white. The high-contrast is really attractive to babies. Liam is absolutely mesmerized when I pull them out. Each card is laminated, 5x7, and has rounded corners. Liam actually grabs them out of my hand and (obviously) trys to put them in his mouth, so the rounded corners are great. One side has black on white, the other side has white on black. Each set has 6 cards. Definitely worth the 13 bucks!

Another LOVE. One of my favorite items we've gotten. I learned around 2 months that Liam loved mirrors (I think all babies love mirrors) and then I discovered this toy. What I love is that you can either set it up on the ground, pack & play, etc., and also hang it from the carseat/stroller. Looking in the mirror really keeps Liam entertained. (Obviously the mirror isn't actual glass) It's also got a little rattle and squeaker toy hanging from the sides, and a few other elements for baby to play with. I really love the colors, too. :)

3. Bumbo-
The Bumbo seat has been very convenient to have. It's perfect to just prop Liam up quickly while I get things done. These were actually recalled recently and straps were installed, but I still don't think it's very safe to leave your child in this seat on any type of elevated furniture. If I have Liam in the seat and leave the room, I make sure he's on the floor. 

You guys, these are awesome! I saw some on H&M's website, but they don't sell online, so I ended up just making my own from this tutorial. You can find them all over Etsy as well. I hate covering up a cute outfit with a bib, but Liam has been drooling like crazy lately, and this was the perfect solution. They're cute, stylish, and catch the drool all at the same time. 

Liam obviously isn't eating any solid foods yet, but Keith had the idea to put an ice cube in this one night to soothe Liam's sore teething gums. Worked wonders! He loved it and settled down right away. It's a bit messy--melts everywhere, but at least it's just water, and the drool bibs can get some good use.

Who doesn't love Sophie?! I'd heard so many good things from other moms that when Liam really started gnawing on stuff, I got him one. It's perfect for teething babes because she has so many little parts for little mouths too. Plus, she squeeks and is really cute to boot!

I hang these on everything! A pack comes with 24 plastic links in different colors and textures, perfect for sensory development.  They are perfect for attaching toys to a carseat, stroller, swing, pack & play, etc. Really anywhere! Perfect for teething, too!
(Sidenote--I actually try not to hang many toys from Liam's carseat, because I've heard stories of car accidents where toys can fly off and hit baby in the face)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fashion Diaries

Happy Friday Folks! It's that time again....
UnderShirt- Genuine Kids, OshKosh
Button Down- Gymboree (Similar)
Shorts- Carter's (Similar)
Shoes-  Gymboree
Bib Scarf-Handmade by me
I saw these Here at on H&M & I'm dyyying for them, but had to make my own since I can't order from them online. 
You can also find similar bibs all over Etsy if you're not the DIY type. Search 'Baby Scarf Bib'. 
Onesie: Old Navy
Yellow Cords: Gap (Similar)
Onesie: Target
Pants: Carter's
Onesie: Carter's (Similar)
Shoes: Gymboree
Romper: Gap Brand, bought from IG shop @braybraysboutique
Hat: H&M Brand, bought from IG shop @3littlehowes
Onesie: Handmade
Button Down: Old Navy
(was our favorite and it's now too small! too bad. But we actually have it in the next size up! This one will be for sale in my IG shop, @thedappermister.)
Shorts: Gap
Shoes: Gap
 Onesie: Carter's
Overalls: Gymboree

Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy heart day

From the little man who stole my heart, and steals it a thousand times more every day!!
Also..happy 4 months TODAY to this dapper little mister.

A friend who lives down the road happens to be a photographer, and her son was born about a week before Liam. She threw together a little VDay shoot and invited Liam along.
HOLY CUTE. I mean. xoxoxoxoxoxox

Like her Facebook Page, she's awesome!