Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Names....

So we have had baby names on the brain lately...
then I was tipped off about this cool website where you can see the top baby names at the hospital where you will give birth! {Baby Namescape}
Here are the top names at our hospital:

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, February 22, 2010


I'm so excited that Avery's Owl Birthay Party
is going to be featured today at this fun blog Belleza e Luce!
{she also designs super cute invitations & party accessories}
Head over and check it out!

{you can see my original post on the party here}

Friday, February 19, 2010


Avery's favorite phrases lately are:
"let me do it"
or "Avery do it"...
I walked out of the room today while Avery was eating breakfast & about a minute later heard some rustling around. I knew that couldn't be a good sound so I rushed back to the kitchen to find this:She poured herself a bowl of cereal...
and the counter,
and some on the floor for the dogs!
For those of you that think leggos are just for building,
think again:
they also make a lovely pedestal cereal bowl...

with built in storage underneath!

Avery had been on a cleaning kick lately!
She LOVES to wipe off the counters...
and really goes to town!

Do you need some free entertainment for your toddler?
Check out this cute {& free} I Spy coloring printable!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

17 weeks...

Here are a few belly shots to compare Avery & Baby P
Boy, that belly really pops out quick the 2nd time around!
{doesn't help that I hadn't totally gotten back in shape after Avery either!}

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Weekend

We had a nice, relaxing & laid-back Valentine's Weekend. Saturday, we had breakfast at the Central Market Cafe and then grabbed a few groceries before heading home.
That afternoon, Avery helped Mommy make heart shaped cookies, using this yummy recipe from Southern Living!

I iced them with lemon-cream cheese frosting,
and Avery added sprinkles.

Avery couldn't WAIT to eat one!

Sunday {Valentines Day} we had a HEARTy breakfast (ha ha!)
Heart shaped waffles, using my favorite Alton Brown recipe here.
along with heart shaped strawberries & bananas,
and chai-spiced apples (recipe here)
For lunch we had heart shaped PB&J,
and dinner was tortellini in red sauce.
Mommy got pretty pink roses
and Avery got a giant pink peony from Daddy.
Monday, Daddy had the day off work {yippee!!!}
we took Avery to her first movie theater movie...
The Princess and the Frog
She did surprisingly well!
And loved her first taste of popcorn too!!
Hope everyone else had a wonderful Valentines weekend!

LBB Design Challenge - Entry #2

So I got inspired and decided to do another last minute entry into

So here she is!

I've been seeing these cute floral embellished details on everything lately and kept thinking to myself "I can do that!" So I finally decided to attempt it on another dress for Avery.

I love the way it turned out!

I used one of my old shirts to make the entire dress. Just one shirt to keep it simple and not take away from the embellishments. Then I used scraps of that shirt along with scraps of an orange t-shirt and white tank top from other projects...exactly why I hang onto all those tiny scraps! You never know when they might come in handy ;)

I added the floral detail all along the front neckline.
(I also added light interfacing to the front/top dress piece to reinforce the knit and keep it from sagging.) To create the flower, all I did was cut circles of fabric, twist them in the middle and then sew over them a couple of times to hold the twist and attach it to the dress.
Last, I added buttons from the original henley shirt to the sleeve of the dress.

I used the LBB Sienna Dress pattern again, and this time just altered the sleeve length.

No pictures yet of Avery in the dress since I finished after she went to bed!

Hopefully I'll get some tomorrow.

Update {2/16}

Got some cute pics of Avery in the dress this morning!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

LBB Design Challenge

So here is my entry for the
with a couple of alterations and additions.
I shortened the sleeves to make a short sleeve dress, lengthened the top piece and shortened the bottom piece and added a ruffle!

The dress is made of an old pink t-shirt and white tank top, then I used a cute pink floral fabric from my fabric stash.
Here are some details of the dress:
I have been wanting to try reverse applique, so decided to go with that technique for the heart {and I don't know why I didn't try it sooner because it was SO easy!!}. I also added the pocket after the dress was finished because I felt like it needed just a little more punch. I LOVE the ruffles along the edges of the pockets. :)
I tried to get a couple pictures of Avery wearing the dress, but she didn't really feeling like cooperating for a photo shoot so these were the best I got!

So there you have it!
Wish me luck!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

snow, snow, snow...

...12.5" of snow at DFW!
{that broke the previous record of 7.8" set in 1964!}
Avery couldn't wait to get outside and play in it again

throwing snowballs...

sledding with the neighbors ...

and snow ice cream...
with hot chocolate!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's a marshmallow world...

Here is what we woke up to this morning and they are saying 4" more
we do still live in Texas, right!?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

love is in the air...

I saw THIS tutorial...
and had to make this adorable heart banner:
which inspired me to make this heart wreath:
& reminded me of these cute PJ's I picked up for Avery at Costco:

and THIS cute clip I just got for her in the mail!!!
Do you feel the love???

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I've seen this Wordless Wednesday post on a few other blogs and decided I would like to incorporate it into my blog, so here is the first official "Wordless" Wednesday post!
{After this one, they really will be wordless!}
But, I just have to say that this picture cracks me up!
Related Posts with Thumbnails