Monday, May 16, 2011


I was able to make Ellie a few new things
to add to her wardrobe this weekend!
I love a cute "mama made" outfit!! (I mean top!)
Taking photos of an almost 15 mo. old = BLURRY!!! :)
this girl is on the go!
I found a small scrap of this blue calico print fabric at goodwill
knowing I could at least make something Ellie sized out of it!
I didn't have a pattern so I just winged it (wung it???),
figuring out what it would become as I went.
(She's not upset in the above pic, just cheesin' it up for the camera!)

I decided on a simple top with some fun ties over the shoulders!
Pair it with a matching cloth diaper and you've got a summer outfit!

It doubles as a skirt actually
if you untie the straps and tuck them in!
Don't worry, we'll put a shirt with it when we're out in public :)
I also made a pinafore using a pattern from my friend's etsy shop!
Check her out to get your own pinafore pattern or other great stuff!!
She's got cute stuff for your littles to wear!
I love how the straps cross in the back
and that Ellie can wear it in
warm weather with even just a diaper or shorts
or even cooler weather
if I layer it over long sleeves and leggings!
Plus! It's REVERSIBLE!! :)
I think I'll be making several more!
It might become her summer "uniform"!!
Where did those chubby legs go? :(
And her arm roll creases are almost gone too!
Welcome to toddler hood, sweet girl!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

What's in my bag? Diaper Bag edition!

I've seen "what's in my bag" posts all over the blog world and thought it would be fun to do a diaper bag edition! I don't use the bag as much as I did the first 6 months or so of Ellie's life, mostly we just take it to church on Sundays for her, but it's still fun to take a look inside!

If you are a mama and wanna do your own post of "what's in you diaper bag?" post the link in the comments! Or even if you're not a mama and wanna do a "what's in my purse" post, still tell me about it!

Here's what I discovered in my bag today:
(From top and clockwise)

1 change of clothes (onesie and leggings, not necessarily matching which is pretty typical!)
1 FuzziBunz cloth diaper
2 "wipe containers" a.k.a random tupperware! (I'm ghetto like that!)
2 pairs of Target dollar section sunglasses which I refer to as the "elton" pair or the "hipster" pair
1 small tube of Burts Bees diaper rash cream that never gets used
1 travel size tube of California Baby sunscreen
1 tube of California Baby diaper rash cream (the absolute best and worth every single penny!)
Point and Shoot Canon digital camera
Tissues for runny noses (I'm a wiper! not a" let-it-run"-er! just.can'
Wet-bag for used cloth diaper
1 random hair clip
1 pen
1 spoon
2 packages of free sample lanishoh wipes (are these supposed to be for me or ellie??)
1 set of keys that don't even belong to me!
2 pairs of socks......I was surprised there were only 2, it seems like their are usually 5-6 pairs in there! That bag breeds socks I swear!

Well, that was fun wasn't it!! To all you readers...... PARTICIPATE!! and join in! :)

Oh and the bag is from Target by Skip Hop, it definitely fulfills the polka dot obsession I maybe might have!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A perfect day...

Back on Good Friday, Matt had the day off work and since the weather was nice we decided to plan a family day at the beach! We went back to do a hike that Matt and I done a few years ago at Cape Lookout about 15 minutes north of Pacific City. It's about a 5 mile hike out and back and it was the perfect day for it!

It is one of our goals to be an active family and do lots of hiking and other outdoor activities that get us moving! It's never too early to start! We just strap the babe on us and go!! Note to self: next time take more snacks though or just any at all! Thankfully the girl is still nursing :)

I'm not usually one to take scenery pictures but it was too gorgeous not to! Wow!! (and high!!)

The cutest hiking companions a girl could ask for!

We made it!! Not the best family pic but getting the 3 of us in one is kinda rare :)

My turn to carry her! Phew!! What a good work out!!
We celebrated our survival :) with the Pelican Brew Pub

and then it was time to hit the sand!
This was only the 2nd time Ellie had been to the beach
and it was quite different from the chilly November day before.

This time called for cute yellow sunhats and bare feet!!

Matt and I both LOVE this picture above.
It needs to be BIG somewhere in our house very soon!
and I love love love this one of my two favorites!
And a day like that ends perfectly with a nap for the whole drive home!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

being Ellie's mama is my greatest honor!

i am incredibly blessed!