Every Sunday morning when we put on Ellie’s dress for church, this is what we hear. I don’t know where she learned it from, but I never want it to stop! I finally caught two little clips, and for her grandmas I had to share!
Babies, babies, babies! That’s what has been on my mind lately. And rightfully so, I suppose! :) Besides preparing for the arrival of our own little one, it seems that so many of my friends are expecting a little bundle, too! I’m always stumped when it comes to giving a new mom/baby gift, until I remembered that someone gave me a little care package when I was pregnant and I loved it! Perfect for mom AND baby. Here’s a package I recently put together with all my favorite essentials – like the softest swaddle blankets, foaming hand soap, treats for mom, and a whole lot more. If you want to make your own Welcome to the World package, there’s a link to a free printables below (for baby boys and girls!)
You could also include an extra little surprise for the new dad, big brother, or big sis! What essentials would you include in a new baby package?
White Baking Chocolate
Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
Directions: Line a pan or plate with wax paper. Divide white baking chocolate into two bowls. In the microwave, warm each bowl of chocolate for 20-30 second increments, stirring in between. Once melted, stir red food coloring into one bowl. Spoon a generous amount of both red and white melted chocolate onto the tops of the cookies. Set on wax paper and let set in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Melt a small amount of semi-sweet baking chocolate in microwave. Using a round tipped utensil (I used a chop stick! :) carefully adorn the cookie with eyes and a line across to create Baymax’s face. Using the same method and baking chocolate, you can make Baymax’s mask face or a low battery signal. (May takes a few practice tries!) Let chocolate decorations set before serving.
Free Mask Template
Directions: Download and print mask template. Carefully cut out template and trace or pin onto felt. Cut out each piece of felt and hot glue together. Use an exacto knife to carefully cut out eye holes through each layer (you could try to cut the holes out before, but they may not line up as well). Cut elastic down to size and attach with hot glue. Run around the house like Ellie yelling “I super hero! I save the day!”
Other alternative post titles: My Momiform, I Like to Pretend It’s Spring Even Though My Feet Are Freezing Cold, Could It BE Any Colder (why yes, yes it could. Thank heavens for no snow), and I Am So Not A Fashion Blogger. ;)
Yes, it’s true, my husband hates when I wear this hat. I stole it from my brother Spenc long ago (who also happened to hate when I wore this hat, for who knows what reason). You see, it seems to be a sin to wear anything referring to the Yankees in this household since B is a die hard NY Mets fan. I, on the other hand, could care less what logo is featured on the front, because it’s so. darn. comfy. Paint spots and all. Plus, it covers greasy hair quite well. :)
Anyway! Onto the real intention of this post! I teamed up with some fabulous ladies again for a “How I Wore It” post. This time our inspiration came from this outfit below:
I loved the green and navy paired together (and stripes! Bring on the stripes!) along with the mix of her casual denim and sweater with those fancy heels. I decided to play off the colors and stripes (my fav!) and downplay a maxi skirt with more of a casual look. (read: mom friendly, I could wear this every single day)
Outfit details: Maxi Skirt: Honey & Lace | Tshirt: Target | Jacket: Old Navy | Hat: Stolen from little brother | Necklace: The Dainty Pair | Sandals: Target and not quite warm enough to wear them yet :)
And there you have it. My husband-despised hat, momiform, too cold for winter but perfect for spring outfit. :) Want to see how my other favorite ladies wore it? Check out their blogs below (they are darling!)
Brooke at Silver Lining | Deidre at Deidre Emme | Brielle at Ready or Not | Laura at Sincerely, Laura | Brooklyn at A Little Too Jolley | Jana at Life Could Be A Dream | Ashley at Absolutely Ashley | Megan at And Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson | Bonnie at The Life of Bon | Aubrey at Dreaming About Someday | Bri at Breezy Days
Hola! Last week Brian and I took a little adventure…all on our own! Yup, that’s right! We dropped off Ellie at Gramma’s house (thanks again!) while we went cruisin’ down to Mexico! Neither of us had ever been on a cruise before and a “babymoon” was the perfect excuse to enjoy some salty ocean air and sunshine. :) Ellie could have cared less that we came home (that was hilarious) and who can blame her, she was spoiled and had far too much fun at Gramma’s house! I have lots of photos to share from our cruise, but here’s just a few until I can put together a big post! (Also, I cannot get over all that glorious COLOR in Mexcio! Be still my color loving heart!)