Monday, July 30, 2012


Here is the bedding I will be using for baby Clark!
I also included a snapshot from to see the full effect. As far as furniture, I think we're going to purchase a cheaper dresser and changing table and paint it (baby safe paint) to match, as opposed to purchasing the way overpriced set that goes with my crib. The last picture, with my fingers in a hook, is the "comforter" part of the set. I love that it came with that already sewn, so it's ready to hang!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I have recently recovered from the flu, but have a longstanding battle with a sore throat still. On an exciting note, I now have 12 BumGenius diapers, 6 Freetime and 6 4.0's! I am still waiting on my newborn pre-fold set from Diaper Junction, since the unbleached fabric was on backorder (since early July).

As soon as I hear back, I guess I will be returning to work. I figure two months of work, can only financially help. If not, it can at least replace a day of work for the Husb, because it is excessive for him to be working 6 days a week. We shall see.

My mother will be coming to visit the end of next month, which is exciting! I need help getting things ready for the baby, but when the Husb is at work every day, I hate to ask him to paint on his one day off. Although I think next weekend we're going to go to New Orleans for a day/night and just hang out. A date event, and I will definitely check out Zuka Baby while I am there, haven't been in a long time!

I did something today that I haven't done in ages. I bought make up, it may of been just mascara and two NYX Jumbo Pencils, but still. It was refreshing, and it had been too long. I forget how nice it feels to look nice or try to at least. Of course with this wonderful hormonal acne, it's hard to feel pretty. Meh.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


We celebrated the husb's birthday with his family on Tuesday. But prior to that we made burgers, fries and gizzards. Yes. Gizzards. I did the burgers, and he made his homemade fries. Then he made himself fried gizzards.

You pretty much have to love fried food to live in the South. I'm dying for some Thai food, personally!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Nothing exciting happened this weekend, other than celebrating the husbands birthday on Saturday. He drinks twice a year, so we went out. It was nice seeing everyone, even though I was very tired and water isn't as much fun!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Leg Cramps

The other morning I woke up with my leg throbbing. Turns out I was awoken by a pregnancy induced leg cramp. It was so bad that I couldn't remember which way to flex to make it stop (at 5am). So this was the longest leg cramp. Ever. This cramp has had lasting effects, as I've been dragging my leg for a few days now. It has gotten better, but it honestly wouldn't flex properly. And google led me to find interesting helpful hints...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Baby Wipes

I recently decided to try cloth wipes. I have a baby boy on the way, and one that just refuses to potty train. I figured that since I am cloth diapering baby Clark from birth, cloth wipes might as well go with the wash cycle (money $ cycle too!).

I searched the web for a good price o wipes, many many diaper sites. Normally I found some for ridiculous prices and for only a few wipes. I then creeped Etsy and found an amazing deal! 30 wipes for $10, it's almost unheard of! I bought two packs, so now I am loaded up on 60 wipes for only $20. The Etsy store I purchased these at is called "Tender Bottoms". The wipes feel very soft, and I know that after a round in the washer with Charlie's Soap, they'll be perfect. The store was also kind enough to put in wipes solution recipes! Also I ordered these Friday morning and they were here this Monday!

*posting from mobile, so the pictures will be out of order, sorry!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

How I Keep My Ring Safe

When we picked out our wedding bands, I safely assumed that I would be swollen by now. My ring is about 1/4-1/2 size too large. This means every time it is cold, or my hands get wet, my ring wants to fly off. I guess I could bother to go get it sized down, but I can't help but think I will eventually have fat fingers, so what's the point? Here's my solution for when I wash the dishes (the main culprit it attempted ring vanishings):

My divider between the two windows above the sink.

Nail placed in the center.

Tag from a wedding present (I think you can still get these tags at Walmart). It has a good hole in it, and fits perfectly on the nail.

Take ring...

And place on nail!

This works perfectly for me, but I did go to bed and spent half my morning without it on after doing dishes last night. Remember to look up!