Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Busy busy busy

Once again I have slacked on the posting but what can you do. Life doesn't slow down to blog. SO much has been happening. FOr starters my baby is talking and trying to walk. I am back in school. I know so fun but I am determined to graduate form college. d & b has been doing great. I have about 4 sessions a weekend sometimes more and we are getting ready to launch the website :). And the biggest thing of all Ellie is about to turn one! Thats right in less then 3 weeks my baby will be the big 1. I was sad but now I am more excited then ever.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The living room update

So the living is about done Kenny finished most of it over spring break I know I'll a little behind but the living room hasn't changed much. We still have to finish decorating and the red is going bye bye here soon so that wall is not yet done. But here is the new paint and new floors.

So above is Kenny and his dad cutting the last sections of the carpet. Below is Ellie helping. lol

I don't have a picture of the red wall yet to be redone but I will get one here soon. and I'll do the kitchen before pictures. 

The bathroom before another renovation post lol

So as I mentions a long long long time ago that we were going to start the bathroom after finishing the living room. Well we have started and we are almost done. I should of took pictures during as well as before and after. I think on our next project which will be the kitchen I will and blog through the whole process. I dunno made I can help another do it yourselfer on a a budget. I doubt it but it could happen. So without further ado he is our old nasty bathroom before. Just to give you some back ground. Before Kenny painted it orange for some god awful reason the previous owners had it hand painted a off white sponged with a forest green and they had smoked inside so it had that yellow cast to it. So the orange was a step up. I'm so glad it's gone.

So far on the bathroom we have painted everything and got new hardware. We still have yet to replace the floor and put a new toilet in. I will post pictures of the new paint tomorrow. I have to clean the bathroom so I can get pictures lol. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can't decide (Vote on your left)

So as part of Ellie's 1st birthday invitations and pictures that will be displayed at her party we are taking special  birthday pictures. As part of the picture I want Ellie to be wearing a 1st birthday hat from  etsy. After looking and searching all morning I have it narrowed down to one seller and a few different hats. I need your help deciding which will look the best. For the pictures she will wear a matching diaper cover and for the party I'll make her a matching number onesie and most likely a black pettiskirt or a mathing one. Not sure on the pettiskirt yet.

Here are the choices:







Not forgotten

No I have not forgot about this blog I have been preparing and getting my how too and reviews ready to post. Hopefully within the next few weeks I will have enough ready where it will be continuous posting everyday. :) I have also been busy launching my Photography and getting ready for Ellie's 1st Birthday. Oh and not to mention we are almost done renovating the Bathroom pictures soon.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I would like to take a moment and tell all the fathers out there Happy Father's Day wether your child be grown, an infant, yet to be born, or in the clouds. I hope you all are having a wonderful, amazing day! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upcoming how to's

1) Tutu
2) Nursing cover
3) Ring Sling
4) Flower Clip
5) Diaper Clutch
6) Baby hooded towel
7) Number Onesies
8) Blanket and matching pillow case

If there's anything you would like me to try and make and break down just lave a comment or email me your suggestions. As of right now these are all things that will be in my shop on etsy.

CHeck out the new links!

SO after searching and testing out I found tons of new momma and baby steal sites. I have used all of them except 2 and they all have been great to buy from. My favorite is still Babysteals but they all offer some great steals on some of the hottest baby gear.

I'm back

So things have been crazy lately. But I'm back and changing the way I do things on this blog along with posting the deal of the week, and woes in my journey of being a mother I will be doing product reveiws and advice on nice alternatives and how too's. My friend has convinced me to share what Knowledge I have to all the other mothers trying to save money and looking for the best. I am also going to redoing the page layout this one is too gloomy and dark. :) So stay tuned. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Review of Precious Planet Whale of a Tub

Originally submitted at

Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub

Baby will have a whale of a good time in this adorable bath center that grows from infant to toddler. A contoured "baby stopper" insert keeps your infant from sliding into the water. When your little one becomes a tod...

I love love love this tub

By Ellies Mommy from Des Moines, Iowa on 5/10/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Easily Assembled, Dries Quickly, Lightweight, Safety Features

Best Uses: Bathroom Safety, Bathing, Preemies, Infants, Washing

Describe Yourself: First Time Parent

We've been using this tub since my daughter cam home from the NICU till now at 7 months old. We just have transitioned from laying to sitting up in it. It's great we've only had one incident of her slipping and that was my fault not the tub. Dries very quick. I've used others at my moms but they have all had mold issues and were not safe for when she was a newborn. Bottom line we love this tub we plan on saving it for if we have another baby.

Baby in tub


Tags: Using Product

First time in the tub


Tags: Using Product


Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's been awhile....

Between cleaning remodeling and Ellie being sick I've been busy. So busy I'm really slacking in every department. I did my hair and make-up for the first time in weeks. Yes, it's sad I know. The living room is coming along nicely. I'll post updates for that soon along with before of the bathroom and our room. On an upside I got Ellie's 5 month and easter pictures done today. The turned out great. I'll be posting some soon on her blog. I have officially started my new diet and exercise thing in hopes of slimming down before my 22nd birthday. lol Well thats all for the moment Ellie's hungry.

Monday, January 25, 2010

What we're working with.

This would our living room before. You can tell a guy decorated the place originally.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rolling over

Ellie rolled from belly to back for the first time! I'm excited I was starting to think she was behind. I have a video I'll upload later. :)

Steal of the Week!

This weeks steal is brought to you by Smart Mom Jewelry. THey have their coordinating bangles(teething bracelets marked 50% for the month of January. THey were 12.75 now 6.30. They come in 18 different styles. It's a great steal. I love their teething products. They are amazing and fashionable which is nice.  

Renovations have started!

So as I said in my baby log we wanted to fix up our trailer so we can sell and make a little on it. Well the time has come we are going to start the living room either today or tomorrow. I'm excited. We have a little to finish here and there in Ellie's room but Kenny transformed that so I know we will be a success. Here's the before and after of Ellie's room. Big improvement. I'll post the befores of our living room tonight or tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

GLad its over.

The holidays that is. Hopefully now with holiday season past I can catch up on everything. On a positive note. Ellie's 3 months old today. She's so sleepy today sleeping on my chest as I type. I love my cuddly baby.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Steal of the Week!

As a very active shopper. I thought I'd share some of my steals I find. This week I found Bundle Me carseat covers for $10 in tan and $21 in dark gray and pink at Von Maur. The cover was originally $48. Over 50% off on all three colors.