Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Its Becoming a Regular Thing

I'm guest posting again today over at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer.  This particular post is about how everything is prettier when you cloth diaper and its absolutely 100% true.  :-)

It is easy to write about things that are going on in your life and right now there is much more going on in the world of diapering than in the world of knitting.  I have been inspired recently though and my fingers are itching to knit.  I am hoping over the holiday weekend to get to do a bit of that.

And for absolutely no reason at all other than cuteness, I will leave you with this picture from Museum Babies.  (BTW - if you live in Tulsa and haven't heard of Museum Babies, go to the Gilcrease website to read up on it.  They are on a break for the summer but we can't wait to start back up in the fall!!)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

100 Facebook Fan Giveaway


In celebration of reaching 100 facebook fans I am having a giveaway.  There will be not just one but three winners!  Up for grabs are 1 pair of felted wool dryer balls and 2 sets of stitch markers.  Each set of stitch markers will be a set of 5 coordinating markers.

This is my first rafflecopter giveaway, I though I would give it a try and see how it goes.  I am leaving the giveaway open until the 20th to give everyone time to enter.  :-)

Thanks for helping me meet this milestone.  No matter how small it may seem to some, it means a lot to me!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love You, Mom.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, my Grandma and my Mimi.  I love you all and Evelyn does too!

4 Generations

Evelyn's First Ball Game

Visiting Mimi, Evelyn is full of giggles!

First Wedding

First Valentine's Day and First Tea Party!

Snuggles from Great-Grandma Pat

My first Mother's Day was wonderful and I hope yours was too.  I got to knit!!  Really!  It was so nice. And my thoughtful husband built me a swing set!  If you know me, you know how awesome that is.  My first order of business will be to hang my hammock chair and have a nice lie-down and read a book, I can't wait!  :-)

Before I head off to a much deserved soak in the tub, I want to take a minute to thank my wonderful mom.  Even though this was also her day she got up and fixed fantastic blueberry pancakes (my favorite) for a big family breakfast this morning.  Thanks for helping make my first Mother's Day special, Mom!  

My mom is a wonderfully talented and awesome person, on top of being a great mom.  I am so grateful for everything she does for me.  I am glad she was there when my baby girl was born and I am glad we live close enough that I see her all the time and that Evelyn will get to have a close relationship with her.

Happy Mom's day to all the moms out there.  And double and triple to all the grandmas and great-grandmas!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Time passes so quickly now

I am still not as good at time management as I would like to be but I am working on it.  I have cut down on TV so much.  I don't turn it on until after she is asleep and some nights not at all.  I don't want her getting all TV obsessed.

I did another guest post for The Cloth Diaper Whisperer.  It all about pimping out my cloth diapers.  I am obsessed, I tell ya.

Speaking of obsessed, I am obsessed with Rumpkinz diapers.  Soooo cute!  I really, really NEED a Minion diaper.  I have 2 of her diapers so far, a Kermit the Frog face diaper and a Thing 1 Thing 2 diaper.   I really like them and they have hemp inserts.  Since I like them so much I am going to be hosting a co-op to order some at discounted prices (yay!) so hit me up if you might be interested.  We will have to get together at least the minimum order to qualify for co-op prices.

Well, I will leave you with some phone pics of Baby Girl from Easter.  I know, I am really behind on that kind of thing.  But you'll be happy to know I have been pretty good about keeping the baby book up to date.

 This bathing cap has an adorable matching old fashioned looking tiny swimsuit.  She will be the belle of the pool.
 This hat has a cute matching dress, all from H&M.  Its fun and adorable.
This little chair was my dad's contribution to Evelyn's Easter basket.  Since her nursery is frog themed, its totally perfect.  And look what a good job she did of sitting up momentarily at just barely over 3 months!

We do take a picture of her every single day, so it can be kind of overwhelming to go through all of the pictures.  I need to get on top of organizing all of those.

Speaking of pictures, I am working on become more at ease with our large DSLR.  I have been reading up on stuff, but if you have books, websites, or blog post recommendations that I should check out as I work on that, let me know.  I have been practicing but I am not at all ready to show my practice shots to anyone.  :-P

uh-oh, she just woke up....