Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pyrex, the old kind not the new

Check out this blog. I've recently discovered vintage Pyrex and I can't get enough. I don't own any yet, but I am on a major mission to fix that. Should I order some on Etsy? Or should I stake out some estate sales? Either way, my buddy Kim pointed out this blog post and it's amazing. Pretty much sums up my new obsession. I mean come on, who wouldn't want some of this?

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Doesn't that seem so much more exciting than clear Pyrex or morphed and stained plastic? Yes it does!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Etsy Finds

Sophie's been a little under the weather the past few days, so there's been more napping and snuggling. I've spent some time on Etsy (well, more time than usual) and came across these great things.

First, something for our little home. Our 800 square foot apartment is feeling more like home everyday, but this would certainly make it even more cheery.
from Robins Egg Blue

Now, something for my sweet little girl. It's finally getting cool here and I'm realizing we are in need of a few more long sleeved things.

shop Caustic Threads

And here's something I've been looking at for a while for myself. Isn't it wonderful?

Now you have all sorts of wonderful Christmas ideas!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Momma Monday

Lately I've been getting headaches and acne like I'm back in high school. I realized this morning that I'm stressed. All I think about is if Sophie is eating enough and how to manage her naps, when to plan them and if she will sleep through the night. While I obsess over that, I clean, cook, do the laundry, and get frustrated with myself if I feel like I'm not serving my husband well.

Enough is enough!

From now on, every Monday will be a post about how I am winning as a Momma. Motherhood should be about small victories, not huge defeats. I got this idea from my bffc(best friend from college). It's brilliant. It's not about being arrogant or bragging. I think it's ok for me to feel like the world's best mom for a few seconds.

Victory numero uno:
Sophie is getting on a sleeping schedule. I love Baby Wise and have followed it with Sophie. She has slept through the night for a while now, but to have her down for naps every day has helped so much. She still fights it, but when she gives in, I feel pretty rad.

Number two (I don't know much Spanish):
Sophie smiles more than she cries. She's happy and that's what I need to remember when I feel like giving up!

Number three:
This isn't a victory, but it's definitely a good thing. I'm married to a man that is perfect for me. He reminds me of my victories, he helps me relax, and he loves his baby girl to smithereens. He snuggles and plays with her so I can bake and do laundry. I even got to go out to a movie this weekend with some girls. How lucky am I? We even spent some time at the pumpkin patch this weekend.

I never realized how much I would learn about myself after becoming a mom. I'm a loon at times, but now I can spend Mondays celebrating how awesome life as a momma is.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

it's a rainy Tuesday

Finally. I moved from the Colorado desert and was looking forward to rain. I woke up this morning to thunder and lightning. Today I plan on sewing and snuggling with this little gal.

Could she be any cuter?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

i love this lamp

A few years ago I bought this dumpy old lamp at a yard sale...

I love the glass portion and had big plans for this vintage lamp. Three years later...

I finally made it over! I covered the lamp shade, cleaned the base and painted the wood portion. It really makes our living room feel a lot more like home.

Sophie hung out like a champ during this project...

What projects are you working on?