Monday, September 27, 2010

Six months of Wonder

I can't believe our little man is 6 months old :) It has been such a magical journey so far that I thought I would share some of what I have learned and feel about being Wren's mom!

He smiled at me for the first time when he was about a month old and I melted immediately and then to get him to do it again i acted like a monkey hanging from a tree :)

I now know how to make a bottle with one hand, change a diaper in the back of the car, buckle and latch wren in a car seat, stroller, bouncy seat, swing etc.... flip open his stroller with one hand while holding the car seat:)

Singing songs in our quietest moments even if it is the police or bob marley. I just can't remember all of the nursery rhymes like I should  and he doesn't seem to mind :)

Sniffing a tush is second nature and poop talk is the main topic of the day:)

That I can survive with little sleep. I get a tad slap happy but I am ok :)

A look from wren can melt my heart instantly :)

It is possible to take wren yard saleing and junking!! I think he really loves it:)

He loves looking at every little thing and will climb all over me to see what it is that has him in a trance at that moment. I don't mind being a mommy jungle gym.

Before Wren arrived I was afraid  I wouldn't  know what he wanted when he would cry or fuss. My mommy intuition kicked in immediately and I now know what every little sound means. This is a wonderful feeling to have. I believe in it.

When we go out he is so social and enchanting. He just loves people and faces and is not afraid to grab them if you get to close :)

I wake up more than I need to to check the video monitor just to make sure he is sleeping okay.

When he wakes up from a nap I can't wait to run in and see him smile back at me as if he just had the best sleep ever.

He talks to me as if we are having our own little conversation. Sometimes he really gets going and I believe he is already telling me all about his day.

My diaper bag is my purse now :)

I love my husband even more and love watching him be a super loving dad :)

I love wren's smell it radiates throughout the house.

I know more about Yo Gabba Gabba than I ever thought I would. But love that show and my favorite theme song is to OLIVIA!! Love that little pig:)

As I write this I am realizing I could just go on and on but I will stop here and save some for the next 6 months :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival

What a great weekend it was to start off this years festival season. It was a bit hot, but I would take the heat over rain any day. Last year it rained so hard we just through up our hands and just partied in it :) This years turn out was so great. It was so nice to see familiar faces come back this year and search me out. I love ya girls for supporting joyajewelry and handmade.
Plus, I grew up in Peachtree City where Shakerag is held every year and there is something so nostalgic about being a part of it now. I used to come to it as a child every year with my mom and now to be a vendor is so fantastic. I have to give a couple of shout outs to Ashley A for putting on such an awesome show this year, to Tiffin for helping me out on Sunday and to Sheila at J93.3 FM for interviewing me on the radio and for being such an inspiration. A definite first for me and a kind of dream come true. Thanks a bunch gals. Now it is back to the studio to get ready for Norcross Fest in two weeks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My teen age self and a challenge for fashion

A quirky thing I used to do when I was a teenager was to throw my YM magazine on the bed so that it would land wide open on whatever page. That whatever page turned out to be my inspiration for what to wear to school the next day. It was such a fun challenge to try to recreate the outfits I saw on the pages. I was all about finding the look in my closet. Or find it for much cheaper. Same idea but on a budget. Hence my love for thrift stores.
So with all that said it brings me to present day love for my monthly subscription to Lucky Magazine. September issue is FANTASTIC. So many great fall looks and I knew right were to find them on a dime. So my friend Jess and I hopped in the car and headed to our local Goodwill Emporium. You should of seen our cart. It was a mountain of clothes, shoes, accessories such a funny site. Why we had only one cart for two ravenous girls was crazy but we made it work. It was so much fun and I couldn't believe that I found everything I was looking for. I tell ya if you are a thrift store junky it can be hit or miss. But that day was a HIT! So here are some photographs of the treasures I found. I apologize for some of the photos but I was so excited I just had to share my finds with everyone.

I am in love with these lady like ruffled tops and I was happy that I found two very beautiful ones.

Also in the magazine was this homage to menswear flats, laceless oxfords and rugged boots. LOVE them and found some very similar ones for only $3.99 and $7.99.