Project: Glitter Bottles

The other day I was in a crafty mood, well I’m usually in a craft mood it’s just on finding the time, but anyway I had these plain bottles holding pink roses that I got when Nora was born and thought they could use some glitter: everything’s better with a little glitter. I used some painters tape, Modge podge, and gold glitter to glitz up some clear bottles.
I think they turned out great. Now to get this glitter off of everything else.

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Teething

My poor sweet Nora is teething. She had a low grade fever this morning and hasn’t been sleeping well at night (I brought her into bed with me at midnight last night, she just wouldn’t let me put her down). Poor thing has been cranky and just not herself. Her teeth haven’t cut through yet but I can definitely tell she’s in discomfort.
I’m doing everything I can: Frozen breast milk, frozen teethers, rubbing her gums, Tylenol. I’m hoping this doesn’t last too long; I feel so helpless. All I can do is snuggle her which is all she wants right now.

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Nora’s Menu

Nora’s diet has now consisted of rice cereal, sweet potatoes, applesauce, a bit of peas and bananas.  Everything besides the peas has gone over really well.  The peas got a look of disgust and they weren’t as pureed as I had wanted them so we forgo the peas and went for bananas that day.  When she gets this eating thing down a bit more and can handle chunkier foods I will bring back the peas.

I’m making her food myself and I want to try all sorts of fruits and veggies, hoping she will continue to like the as she gets older.

It’s so much fun trying out these new foods and she really seems to enjoy meal time.  She gets  a little distracted but once you put that spoon to her mouth she is all about it, its so cute.

Next up, pears!

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Nom nom nom
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Peas??? EHhh, not so much

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Problem Solving

After much deliberation about my post yesterday, I decided to make a ‘weekly to-do’ list.

1. Because I like lists (see what I did there)

2. Because it’ll help keep my sanity.

3. So I am not constantly thinking about all the things I need to do and can concentrate on one major task to get down during the day.

Basically my list doles out a specific chore for the day: i.e. bathrooms, sweeping/mopping, laundry etc.  As anal as this may seem, please refer to number 2.

I know it will not always go as planned and there are daily things that need to get done, but I am hoping this will help me out a bit and make me concentrate on the task at hand; kind of like my menu plan, which I have mostly stuck to and has helped me plan dinners and shopping trips.

Here’s to keeping my sanity and a fairly clean house.

Rushing

I’ve always been  multitasker.  And by that I mean I start a job, then notice something else needs done and start that job before finishing the last, and so on.  By then I have started 10 different jobs and none have gotten finished.  I even tell myself ‘Stop, finish this job before you move on to the next’.  But that doesn’t usually happen.  I guess I think I am getting more done by having 100 things going at once but really all I am doing is stressing myself out.

I always find myself saying “Oh, I gotta hurry and get that done”, usually said while Nora naps which is a task in itself because if I am not holding her she usually only naps for about 30 minutes.  I’m even hurrying to get this post written while Nora sits on my lap.

I’m rushing through the day and before I know its over.  Rushing to get laundry done, dishes done, clean up the house, make food for Nora, shower (sometimes), workout (sometimes), go to the store, etc. etc.  I need to slow down and enjoy the days more, rather then always thinking of what’s next that needs to be done.  I don’t ignore my daughter by any means; I’ll sit her in the highchair in the kitchen while I cook, or her bouncer in the living room while I fold laundry.  And there are days when we just sit on the couch for awhile and just hang out; read and play.

Having children means your dishes may stack up, the laundry may not get done right away, you will have small piles of things lying all over the house, toys will be in every room; but this is what makes a happy home and time well spent with your kids.

Nora grows so quickly that I think the dishes and housework can wait; at least until tomorrow.

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Maybe not a ‘wasted’ life, but you get the point.

Table For Two

I am an only child.  I’ve grown accustomed to doing things on my own-me, myself, and I.  Starting off by learning to play by myself, and as I grew up I shopped by myself, sometimes went to lunch on my own (I’ve never gone to the movies alone), amongst other things.  Don’t get me wrong, I love doing things with other people; I just have no problem doing things alone and I rather enjoy my ‘me time’.

But now that I have my daughter, I can’t imagine being by myself.  I have this tiny human being attached to my hip and now I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I have a built in best friend, a partner in crime, a craft buddy, a lunch date and shopping partner.

My little girl goes everywhere I go.

We are a pair now.

Two peas in a pod.

Table for two, please.

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Catch Up

Our days have been pretty lazy lately, ok well I guess not so much as lazy as staying indoors out of the WIND!  I know it happens every winter and yet every year I say “I think this year is windier than last year’.  I am sure it isn’t but it gets old quick.

So we have mostly been hanging out.

Catching up on laundry.  Yawn.

Catching up on Pinterest as you see here. ( PS Nora has now mastered rolling from her tummy to her back!)
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Making a batch of sweet potatoes for Miss Nora.  What’s next on her menu?

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