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I Will Just Be Blunt!

January 31, 2012 08:31 by ehouston

In case you have been wondering about the inconsistent posting here and over at Chic Tweaks lately, I will just put it out there.  This….

Sonogram

….equals an amazing energy sucking, exhaustion inducing, fall-on-my-face-after-chasing-a-two-year-old excuse to sleep rather than blog.

I promise I am doing my best to get back on track folks.

Please bear with me.

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Okay, Mom- Don’t Read This!

January 26, 2011 08:23 by ehouston

But since you are one of about three people that actually read this blog I am sure you will see this post.  I am still on the hunt for a special birthday and Valentine’s Day gift for the Mommasita and I have been rounding up cute ideas for a while now.  This one showed up over at BabyCenter.com , but I found it through YoungHouseLove.com.  Of course, the sweet couple at YHL came up with the idea and presented it as one of the DIY projects they create for the Momformation blog at BabyCenter.com.  It’s a framed silhouette of the grandchildren that they made using their home computer and printer. 

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(Photo straight from BabyCenter.com)

I wish my mom had some more grandkids (hint, hint Honey!) so that we could really do one of these up right.  However, I was thinking it might be neat to use old photos of the Little Guy and create silhouettes from different ages.  In fact, I think I would like one of those for us!

Okay, so this project has been added to the list of possibilities.  (I know, Mom, you are probably getting tired of all the grandchild related stuff we keep making and sending, right?) 

I also thought I would share what we did last year to commemorate our Little Guy hitting 6 months, and both Valentine’s Day and my Mom’s b’day (which comes shortly thereafter).

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This is the version we kept, but we sent a similar one to my mom.  The idea was that the hands and feet also created heart shapes.  By the way, this was no easy task working with a curious 6 month old who has Incredible Hulk-like strength! 

Basically, I found moments when he was calm and serene…like right after a nap, or a snack, put him in his highchair, then I painted non-toxic red paint across his palm and pressed it into heavy watercolor paper as fast as possible.  We used up nearly the entire pad of paper to get two, useable sets of foot and handprints, but I think the results were worth it.  Just like the Petersik’s post at Momformation on BabyCenter.com, I used an inexpensive frame (this one from Target) that already had a matt and Ta-Da, art and a keepsake!

I love seeing this print every time I pass it in the hall, and once in a while the Little Guy puts his hands and feet up to compare…or maybe just reminisce about this project we did, what seems like, so long ago.

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SALE!! At KitschDesigns.Etsy.com!

March 25, 2009 08:46 by ehouston

Stock up on all your baby gift needs starting today and ending Easter weekend.  I have taken 20% off of all the baby items in my Etsy shop.  Some items are limited, others are totally one of a kind.  Pick up something different and handmade for the parent-to-be on your list!

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One of a kind Stroller Quilts.

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Changing Pads with Pouch.

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Kids gifts- Sun Bonnet Sue Fairy Pocket Pillows.

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Fun Stripey Play Quilts.

Definitely something for every taste and style!

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Freaky Baby Styley!

March 12, 2009 08:01 by ehouston

With one on the way, my current obsession revolves around outfitting our little one in total style.  So far, this kid is going to end up being way more hip than his parents.  My furniture style tastes tend toward the mod, or at least the retro modern (as in Danish style furnishings from the 40's-60's).  The real issue I am dealing with is that I love....I mean LOVE several "on the high end" necessities that are just outrageously expensive (at least to me).  I have tried.  I have looked and looked online.  I have attempted to find knock-offs and even sought out a builder that would create what I want but on the cheap.  Unfortunately, I cannot find the quality or look for my thrift store budget (and frugal nature).  Now, I know you are thinking....the kid doesn't care what his bed, stroller, highchair, etc looks like...why do you care so much?  Well, I figure that if I have to look at and use this stuff for years I want it to grow with the kid and I want to at least enjoy having it in my home.  I am just not the Winnie the Pooh, Precious Moments, (insert your love to hate favorite baby room theme here) kind of mom.  So, I have succumbed.  Second job, here I come!  I have done my due diligence and now I just have to save.  I figure if I don't eat for the next couple of months I can have all the pieces on my wish list within no time at all.  :-D

Month one at crappy retail job should produce the crib money:

My dream crib by Stokke.

If I had all the money in the world I would get this bassinet and just the crib above, but alas, I don't have all the money in the world.  :0(

Nest Bassinet by Ooba.

Month number two at crappy retail job should set us up with the high chair.

Convertible High Chair by Stokke.  Do you see a theme running here?

It will probably take months number three and four to afford this baby, so I am still working on an alternative.

It's so cute with it's Red Cross attitude.  Stroller by Bugaboo.

After all of this, I will probably immediately start freaking out about college.  Third job I'm looking for you now!

;0)

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