November 18, 2014

Fun Contoured Burp Clothes

You guys. I am SO thrilled with these burp clothes.


When I first found out that I was pregnant, I basically wanted every single baby fabric that there was to offer at Joann fabric. Before I even knew if we were having a girl or a boy I picked up both of the fabrics above. I figured, hey! I like sauces, so that totally works for girls, too. I'm so glad I went with both of these! The sauce fabric is freakin adorable (and hopefully Tim will feel better wearing some saucy burp clothes in the future) and the chevron fabric is something I will enjoy wearing and taking "out" with baby.


For this project I used the fun fabric, pre-fold diapers (these are just the Gerber brand, they come in large packs of ten at target and online), and the pattern that Deby from So Sew Easy shared, and simply elongated it a bit.


After tracing the pattern onto the fabric, I cut it out and pinned it face side down on each prefold diaper. I sewed the two together, making sure to leave a small opening in order to turn it out after trimming off the excess pre-fold fabric.



Above you can see my stack of burp clothes, trimmed, before folding them right side out. The last thing I did (after folding right side out!) was top stitch all the way around, making sure to carefully fold in the fabric to stitch together at the opening.


What do you think? I'm super excited to have some unique burp clothes that are a little more contoured than just a plain rectangle. I can't wait to make more of these for friends who are expecting babies of their own soon (and maybe a few more for me, too)!

Linking up with Molly and Carly today!

still being molly

November 17, 2014

31 Weeks



How far along: 31 weeks

How I'm feeling: Starting to feel much more large and in charge around here! There are certain things that all of a sudden I realize I have trouble doing. Other than just the general discomfort that goes along with large and in charge-ness? Feeling pretty good! I've definitely been feeling overwhelmingly grateful for my friends and family as my husband patiently talks pros and cons of obscure baby items and baby Huber gets showered with love over and over. 

Foodzzzz: Blue gatorade. All day e'er day.

Exercise: Pretty much the same as before. I would say slightly above average, but definitely not where I was pre-pregnancy. I'm very much looking forward to going on a nice run after baby is born. (Which lets be real, will be less on the nice side and more on the ridiculously ugly side)

Clothes: Still happy with the capsule wardrobe. That being said, I can tell that I'm gonna need a new piece or two in the next few weeks...

What I'm looking forward to: The holidays!! I'm so excited for Thanksgiving plans and holiday crafts and decorating and all the holiday things! Have you started your Thanksgiving menu yet? It's basically what I think about 50% of my days lately.

What is baby up to: baby is a pineapple this week! Shwew! And he is enjoying taking up as much space as possible! Still continuing with some sweet dance moves and also what seems like more hiccups, too.

The to do list
Put together stroller
Put together pack and play
Put together bassinet
Write thank you letters (at least started!)
Get started on some shelving in nursery
Get started on my dream pegboard project in the nursery

Down to the single digit weeks left, now, hoorah!

L

November 14, 2014

Friday Phone Finds









Hi friends! Here are my favorite things on my phone from this week! 

/1/
Putting together the first piece of baby "gear"!! Hooray!
/2/
An ADORABLE fox quilt pattern that I've been swooning over for quite awhile
/3/
My Sunday afternoon uniform. Which will likely be every Sunday from now on. Mens GAP clearance rack, we are officially bffs
/4/
My #30week selfie. Whaaat?! So that snuck up on me pretty fast
/5/
Baby loves pizza. And also nachos. Clearly our baby.

L

Linking up with LaurenElizabeth

November 10, 2014

#30weeks

(I have no idea why my face looks like that. This was the best of multiple options...)

How far along: 30 weeks
**this is actually debatable. Originally my due date was earlier, and then it changed, and according to my app, I'm 29 weeks + 6 days. But we've always counted starting Monday, so 30 weeks it is!**

How I'm feeling: tired, tired, tired! I'm not having trouble falling asleep, but it's staying asleep that seems to be the problem. Up until about an hour before my alarm is supposed to go off of course. I try to make up for lack of night time sleep with extensive napping during the day when possible.

Symptoms: I totally can't complain here. I'm mostly tired and know that the symptoms I'm having are pretty mild. Sometimes my ribs hurt bc apparently the little guy likes to party. And sometimes I get charlie horses at night. No biggie.

Foodzzzz: Blue gatorade. This is the closest to a craving that I've had the whole time. Sometimes I want something, like, a pint of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, but that's totally something that happened pre-pregnancy too.

Exercise: Still wearing the fitbit, which does motivate me to get moving 4 out of 5 times. Usually stuff like joining T to walk the dog or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. But better than nothing, right?! I also have been using some pre-natal yoga videos on youtube. I seriously need to make more of a daily habit of doing that.

Weight Gain: I most definitely don't weigh myself. My doc hasn't been worried so I'm not. Cue anti-climatic balloon deflation.

Clothes: I'm still mixing non-maternity pieces with my maternity staples. I recently completely emptied out my closet to create a capsule wardrobe, and absolutely loooove it. My choices are so much easier to make in the mornings, and most of the pieces coordinate with each other so I can try out different outfits that I wouldn't have thought of before. Also, being able to layer since it's fall has been a biiiig help. The outfit in the pic is maternity leggings and regular everything else. I got a lot of compliments on it (which probably mostly means "we're glad you aren't wearing maternity jeans and a school t-shirt!") so basically now I want to wear it every day.

What I'm looking forward to: Every other week appointments start this Thursday! Everyone tells me that they start to get annoying, but I like the tangible measure of "You've got 10 weeks left!".

Things we did for baby: We set up some of the "stuff" for baby. I set up and adjusted the carseat and we put together the baby bouncer. Imagining a teeny little baby in that bouncer is quite mind-blowing.

What is baby up to: He loves to rave. At all hours of the day/night. I seriously think that he's starfishing it up (my favorite sleeping position) and also doing burpees for funsies. I can't really be mad, I mean, I tore my ACL playing soccer "for fun" and daddy-o just ran his first half. So I guess if the little guy wasn't active I'd be worried. Also, he is apparently a cucumber. Last week he was an acorn squash... so let me know when you find an acorn squash that's 15.2-16.7 inches wide. I guess having "melon/pumpkin" for the last months would be lame. But still. I have an acorn squash sitting on my counter right now. It's definitely not over a foot wide.

What we need to be up to this week
Put together stroller
Put together pack and play
Put together bassinet
Write thank you letters
Get started on some shelving in nursery
Get started on my dream pegboard project in the nursery


L

P.s. did you hear?! Ten. Weeks. Left. Holy crap.

November 9, 2014

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Maple Whipped Cream



Okay. So I'm back.

I'm back in a casual "hey here's something I've been thinking about and I'm deciding to post it online for my friends and family to see in a low/no pressure way".

See how that works out. Casual... almost. Almost Casual? Ha! I crack myself up.

Also, spoiler alert, I'm totally preggers. I'm sure everyone already knows this (especially if you follow me via the instagrams.) so it will probably be no surprise that in addition to the food and crafts sharing there will also be some baby stuffs thrown in. That's been a big thing for me lately, deciding how much of my personal life I'd like to share on the internet. But I guess I'll take it one bit at a time.

Anyway, let's get to the hot chocolate right? Right. Because it's so good. And so fall. And so... not basic. (My kids tell me basic is the new way to describe something not good.)

Also, typical fall photo will be inserted now;


This is our backyard right now and I'm totally obsessed. But yes, chocolate.

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Maple Whipped Cream

your favorite mug
2tsp sugar
1Tbs cocoa powder
pinch of cinnamon
milk to fill mug

1. mix together sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon
2. add about a Tbs of milk, and stir to make a paste
3. Add the rest of the milk, stirring to combine
**if it's looking like there are floaty pieces of cocoa-ness in your milk and it's not totally smooth, that's ok, they'll melt away in the microwave**

Maple Whipped Cream
1c whipping cream
1Tbs maple syrup

1. combine & whip (I like to use an immersion blender)
2. Plop on top of steaming chocolate


Taking all the pictures outside is totally optional.


May 23, 2014

Three Day Weekend!







Happy Friday! The weeks are totally zooming by (per usual) and here we are at Friday again. I'm not sure what my deal is, but I've got to start pulling out the camera a little more.

1.
Last saturday I went to Lumpy's Ice Cream for the first time with my friend Mona. It was gooooood. Declicious, family-owned ice cream shop in Wake Forest. If you're in the area, definitely worth checking out. Also, Mona and I were confused as sisters again. This pretty much happens without fail every time we hang out. It's one of my favorite things, ha!

2. 
Got my new VoxBox this week! There were lot's of questions about this. Basically, I have an account with influenster.com. Through this account, I'm eligible to sign up to be a tester for certain "themes". This was the "go" box box. It's supposed to have lot's of items for someone with an active lifestyle. So far, the stuff has been pretty stellar! 

3. 
PIZZA NIGHT! There isn't really much explanation to this one. We love pizza around here. 


Do you have any fun plans for this weekend!? Hubs and I are planning out some back yard patio work, and I can't wait to get started! Our house came with the standard, builder grade, slab and hopefully what we do will make it look so much more put together and fancy! :]

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with LaurenElizabeth and LifeRearranged!

L

May 12, 2014

Front Porch Furniture Makeover


Ok, you guys. It's the second week of May. And I am so ready for summer to get here. We've been playing board games after dinner, pulling out some favorite drink recipes, and completing small projects in preparation.

This project was simple and short. I got a table and chair set from my mom years ago. I knew I wanted to paint it to give it an update, but I just hadn't gotten around to it. Do you see that picture up there?! Yikes! Well, I finally took the plunge.



I'm gonna go ahead and pat myself on the back for this upgrade. It was simple enough, two cans of spray paint, and the afternoon to allow for dry time. I can't believe I have friends that actually sat on those rusty chairs with me just a few weeks ago! 

Let's see that again, shall we?



Umm, yah. Big difference. And to my friends who pretended like it was fun to chat and sip drinks on my rusted out set? Thanks. I owe you one.

Happy Monday! I'm linking up with Molly!

L
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