Favorite Photo Friday

Friday, October 30, 2009

One of the last pictures taken of Odessa and her beloved soother. It has been a week and a half without it now, and my little girl is getting along just fine. She even threw them in the garbage all by herself. Were there tears? Yes. Was it hard to get her to sleep most nights? Absolutely. Am I just a little sad she is no longer a baby? Of course.

Favorite Photo Friday

Friday, October 23, 2009

Good Day

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Since I have tried on numerous occasions to knit a pair of baby booties for Stella, and failed miserably, I decided to turn to the internet. I really wanted a pair for her before she gets too big for booties, and handmade is preferable, so I came across Mama Rosa's Knits. Mama Rosa uses all natural fiber blends and has lots of really adorable things to choose from. She also takes custom orders. Exactly what I was looking for!

They arrived yesterday and are perfect! I love the colors.

We recently switched Odessa from the crib to a toddler bed. To make the transition a little easier, her baby now sleeps in a bed as well. So, of course, she needs a quilt! I had been wanting to make one for that little bed for a while now, and finally got around to it yesterday. Great project for using up scraps. Odessa was even able to help - by help, I mean picking up all the little scraps and stuffing them into the pillow. 

It was a good day.

Online Quilt Festival

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I came across this great idea today! Park City Girl is having a quilt festival...online! I have to write a post about one of my quilts and then I could win stuff! Sounds pretty great to me.

Favorite Photo Friday

Friday, October 9, 2009

Living Simply with Children

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Simplicity and childhood are natural counterparts. Left to their own devices, children lead down-to-earth, uncomplicated, genuine lives" 
- Marie Sherlock

I am enjoying this book so very much right now. Written by a "simple living" advocate, and mother of two, it has given me some more wonderful ideas when it comes to living simply. It's amazing how having children changes your beliefs. It makes you more aware of your surroundings, it transforms your values, and children help you to see the little things.  Ever since Odessa was born last year, we have slowly been trying to live "simpler", not only for us, but the environment. To name a few; we now buy used clothing whenever possible, use a library card (a LOT), become more aware of where we are spending our money, and have been using household products for cleaning. This book has just helped me to refocus and to realize, even more, what matters most in families.  

The first part of the book explains why kids/families need important rituals, less "stuff", and less exposure to corporate America. The second part of the book goes on to explain how to follow through and raise environmentally conscious children. There is also a good portion dedicated to helping kids with peer pressure. Very useful information for any family wanting to simplify.

Favorite Photo Friday

Friday, October 2, 2009

"I love you, mommy"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Odessa said "I love you, mommy" for the first time today. I couldn't be happier.

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