Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cold Hands Warm Hearts Swap

This year I participated in the Cold Hands Warm Hearts Swap hosted by Much Love, Illy and Sandy a la Mode.  It was such fun to shop for my partner, Laura of Lillypie Accessories.  It was also fun to wait in anticipation of the goodies Laura was sending me.  I love getting mail.  LOVE IT.  If you ever want to just drop me a postcard or anything, message me for my mailing address because mail seriously makes my day.

 So here is my spread of goodies.  I should have taken a pic before I unwrapped it all, but I was just so excited, I forgot.  And she had it tied together so cute!!  Anyway, the main attraction is the off-white convertible gloves.  Aren't they awesome?!  I wanted to get a picture of me wearing them but it is hard to take a picture of your own hands.  Just sayin'.  Anyway, they go perfectly with the giant off-white wool coat that I am borrowing from a friend this winter.  That coat is so big I have every confidence it will fit all the way up until the baby is born.  So then there is the adorable snow man ornament.  He got put on my tree that very day.  And the starbucks giftcard.  You definitely can't go wrong there.  Yum, I love lattes.  And last, but certainly not least, there is the beautiful hair flower.
See the stones in the middle?  I think they totally *make* the whole thing.  You can find more of her creations in her shop.  She has so many beautiful things listed there.

I am sorry I didn't get more pictures.  Life just doesn't seem to want to slow down, even for 1 day.  But thats ok, I guess.  I'm 36 weeks, so only a few more to go.  Compound that with all the holiday craziness and its like GEEZ, I need a break, just for a few minutes!  But I love it and we are really excited.

Thank you so much, Laura, for all the goodies.  I can't wait to participate in this swap again next year!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What have I been doing while I wasn't blogging?

 Oh gosh, so much!

*Got Maternity pics taken

*Worked some time at the Indie Emporium Pop Up Shop downtown

*Set up the nursery (yay for the crib getting here FINALLY!!!)

*Designed our Christmas cards

*Made a photobook of my maternity photos

*Knit a little hat for Baby E

*Couldn't resist the Black Friday deals on Everything Birth and had waaaay too much fun going through my purchases once they arrived.  Who knew cloth diapering could be so much fun before you even start!

*Did some Christmas shopping

*Spent some time trying to combat feet swelling.  Eventually gave up.  (Wish I had some shoes that fit)
*Drinking hot chocolate now that its cold. (Chocolate is the most caffeine I have these days.)

*Started wrapping presents

*Failed miserably at cleaning the house tonight.

I know there has been a ton more that I have done.  After all, I haven't managed to blog in quite a while.

Why is that?

Well, first it feels like there is not a single day when I don't have something to do either all day or after work.

Second, its just really hard to concentrate right now.  After all, I want to play with baby clothes or read the baby books or prewash clothes and cloth diapers or shop for Christmas presents.

So for the millionth time since I got pregnant, I apologize for my absence!  I would promise to do better, but with only 5 weeks left I really can't make that promise.  There are so many things I want to post about.  Bear with me, I might get to all of it!