Thursday’s Three: My new grocery list

{Ruari at 22 weeks}

Today Ruari and I took some photos. I thought it was a perfect day for it. Good lighting! ๐Ÿ™‚ I dressed her in stripes and polka dots with a flower skirt. My friend makes fun of me because I always mix patterns in my clothing. So, I dressed Ruari like this for her today. Ha!

{“Why I oughta!”}



{Tah dah?}

{She wants to eat the camera}

{And…. she’s done.}

On to my Thursday’s Three

This weeks Thursday’s Three is inspired by a shopping list I found in my purse… it looks a lot different than my pre-baby shopping list:

{My shopping list}

– Wine
– Butter
– Chicken
– Sugar
Diaper Butt Cream
– Beer
Milk Storage Bags
– Bread

{My new life: diapers with my wine}

1) This first pick is a super sweet apron dress from Lover Dovers Clothing. This shop has some way cute pieces! Please check them out!

{Hot pink and white polka dot apron: loverdoversclothing}

2) This shopping cart cover is just what I was looking for! I love it. It comes with extra padding for the most comfortable ride, snack pocket, toy loop, matching pillow, and a carrying bag. Please check them out!

{Shopping cart cover: longlegs7}

3) Once I pick up my goodies at the grocery store I should buy these fun little recipe cards. Super cute. Check out all of their paper goodies….

{Squirrel and Bunny recipe cards: boygirlparty}

What does your shopping list look like?

Don’t forget…

Vote for my baby’s photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Categories: photography

Vote-y Vote Vote.

Thanks for all the votes on my baby’s photo that’s up on to be a finalist for the cover. She went from like #2,000 or so 2 days ago to around #800 today. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you still think she’s cute you are more than welcome to vote for her again each day this week! Here’s the photo and here’s the link.

{Ruari at 20 weeks}


Categories: photography

Raw(e) Photo Challenge: Tattoos…

I stumbled onto this blog through someone’s blog… can’t remember who at the moment. Anyway… this photo is about the Untouched photo. This week is: tattoos…

{Me 2 years younger… May 2008}

This was taken after 2 and a half hours of tattoo fun. I still had another hour to go… I was a little spaced out…. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, this is how it ended up…

{My tat}

Join the fun…


Categories: photography

Ruari’s first food

{Ruari at 22 weeks}

Sunday we tried out “real” food with Ruari. It went well! I think she liked it… It was so messy I’m not even sure she swallowed anything. We tried it again Monday and she loved it. I guess we’ll keep trying. ๐Ÿ™‚

{Rice cereal}

We had purchased a small box of cereal so we could try it out. Just need to mix in some breast milk:


Check the consistency….

{Looks about right}

Then feed baby:

{That was messy!}

I didn’t actually use the spoon to feed her. We had a suggestion from a fellow mom blogger, Courtney at Love Love, to use my finger to feed her. Seemed to really work! I tried a baby spoon and she started to cry… :s

{Distracted easily…}

We’ll keep trying out the cereal for a while and maybe try some other goodies as well! ๐Ÿ™‚


Categories: food

Busy weekend…. and Monday’s My Pick!

{Ruari (22 weeks) and I}

This weekend was a busy one… again! Mike and I have been organizing and cleaning our house like crazy. I swear… it seems impossible to keep our home clean. My sis came over to help by holding the babe while Mike and I ran around the house.

{Nicole and Ruari}

For whatever reason Ruari had decided that naps are for squares and she skipped her first 2 naps Saturday… She was awake for eight hours straight! It was insane. She finally passed out on my sis.

{Finally fell asleep}

We have discovered we have an ant issue…. They are all over our bird feeder and are even in our house! We can’t seem to get rid of them.

{Mmmmmm.. sugar.}

{Bob the ant and his wife Sue the ant}

Soooo, I decided that washing my curtains in the washing machine would be a great idea… nope…


Turns out they are dry-cleaning only… They shrunk to half their size! So… since we are trying to save money we had to make our own temporary curtains. It was free! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We now have a Seattle Mariners blanket in our window. Ugh. I hate it!

{DIY curtain}

After cleaning and ruining our curtains we headed over to a friends house for the evening.

{Nicole and me.}

It’s so hard to a real picture of Mike…

{Mike hates getting his photo taken}

I have a silly family.

{Mike and Nicole’s prom photo}

Awwww… they love eachother.


Monday’s My Pick:

Isn’t this the cutest pillow?! It has little hand embroidered ants and bees on it. So freakin’ cute! I wish I was that good at embroidery. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check them out!

{Hand emroidered pillow: roxycreations}

{Hand emroidered pillow: roxycreations}

How was your weekend?


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