Jul 27, 2011

{some old, but favourite things}

going thru a season of morning sickness & now still being pregnant, i've been thinking more of what i'm going to do once isaac is here & how things are going to change & how much less time i'm going to have {at least for awhile} to putter around the house & make a lot of the things i am now.

its kind of been a nice season of figuring out what i'm really still wanting to make & what i'm okay buying, so i thought i'd make a list. maybe it will be helpful for people, maybe not. but they're just a few things that i have found are super quick & do-able for a upcoming baby season. & they're things i really feel good about making…

as far as cleaning/beauty products

i still love making:
deodorant {only for me. i buy daniel's at TJ's}
face scrub {will post soon}
face wash
all purpose cleaner
hand soap
toilet cleaner {just plain old borax}

its easier to buy:
laundry detergent {ecos on amazon}
dishwasher detergent {although a friend posted a recipe that i think i may have to test out. i just never liked mine quite enough to keep making it…}
face moisturizer

hopefully i'll be posting a few more homemade things soon! if i can just get around to taking pictures…

Jul 26, 2011

{25 & 26 weeks}

kind of behind with baby pictures. but thats okay. because not a whole lot has changed.
you can finally see him a little bit. but probably only in this weeks picture :)

Jul 25, 2011

{back home again}

sneak peek of one of the little beach projects i was working on.

we had a wonderful week away.
daniel & i made it through our two day separation. barely. it was good for both of us, though. & he got an awesome project done for me while i was away!

i'll leave you in suspense for a bit longer, though.

now we're just settling back into our home.
big week for us.
our friends & house guests are moving out this weekend & we're having our shower/party for little isaac the same day.

can't wait to meet that little squirmer more & more.

will post some {maybe} fun things later this week!

Jul 14, 2011

{waiting on old friends}

waiting on old, dear friends to arrive in town late tonite. i wont see them 'til morning, but i can hardly wait :)
our families have all kept in touch since we moved from phoenix five years ago. & this weekend we are all going on a beach trip. their family & mine.
i have some super duper old pictures of us all somewhere, but i wasn't quite patient enough to find them today.

& for tomorrow, daniel just bought tickets for us all to see the last harry potter together.

friday hurry quickly, please.

Jul 12, 2011

{hello, barn}

daniel escorted me down to my sunday evening shoot this past weekend. we snapped a few pictures just afterwards before we left. we haven't had much time together this past week. so every minute is glorious.

this coming weekend will be our first one apart since we've been married. in almost two years. im not looking forward to it already, but i think, being together again will make it worth it.

Jul 11, 2011

{newest kitchen friends}

here are a few new must-have friends in my kitchen.

& i also have to say…amazon has become my very best shopping friend. it is AMAZING.
i am so spoiled with amazon prime now. i can order something wednesday afternoon & it will be at my door by friday. they are cheaper & i never leave my house.

cod liver oil
it doesn't taste fishy. daniel even admitted it. although he's still not a huge fan of the oil going down his throat. but you can take it with a glass of oj or tea or whatever & never ever know. i've been taking a spoonful in the morning & evening & i honestly feel better when i do. Twinlab is a good brand of cod liver oil, too. there are definitely ones that are even LESS processed. but we can't be spending $30 per bottle per month on cod liver oil right now. So this is definitely a start. & if theres really only one suppliment I'm going to take - this is it. Its soooo good for you.

we just got this on friday. i've researched stevia a lot over the past few years & knew i wanted NOW's brand because tons of people had raved about how it didn't have a bitter aftertaste (& it doesn't! praise the Lord)
we also decided to go with the alcohol-based over powder or glycerin because the powder is typically the most bitter & is also hard to mix into your foods. & the glycerin was supposedly messier. & i like clean bottles. we went for the 8oz. bottle. & it is going to last us for YEARS i think. $16 for 8oz. may seem a little high, but when you think that i only put two drops of stevia into my tea this morning & there are thousands of drops in 8oz. it is totally worth it. it does taste a little different from sugar, not bad. just a different kind of sweetness. so maybe if you're on the fence you could always go with the 2oz. bottle just to try it?

& our blessing fridge. this is actually a few months old, now. i dont think i ever mentioned it. daniel won it at work awhile ago which is incredible. & especially for two people who never win anything at all, really. {only a buzz lightyear toy for me.} its been a lifesaver with house guests & also because our  previous fridge was leaking TONS.

what did you all do over the weekend? 
today i'm celebrating a super busy last week & weekend by doing nothing all day.
5 photo sessions in 7 days. now just a heck of a lot of editing before we leave for the beach with my family saturday!

Jul 7, 2011

{23 weeks}

i really feel like theres tons i could blog about. but today will be just this.
23 week belly. or. not belly.
& to celebrate my almost 6 months i have packed my week full of madness.
3 photo sessions + 1 wedding + just back from vacation unpacking & cleaning + birthday celebrating etc.

its great. but we'll see just how much longer i'm able to keep up such a quick pace. i think next week might be a great nothing week :)

hope you all had a wonderful 4th! what did you do to celebrate?

Jul 5, 2011

{topsail beach number one}

We are actually going to the same beach twice this summer. Once with daniels family & once with mine.

Our coleman family trip was at the end of may, & it kind of got overshadowed by baby news on here. i'm finally just getting around to looking at all of the pictures from it, so i thought i'd post a few :)

As always, we stopped in on Wilmington first & ate at our favorite, Riverboat Landing.

One really fun surprise was that our beachhouse had kyacks! i'd never been in one before, but we went out paddling in them almost every evening & had coffee & beach walks every morning.

see you again in a few weeks, beach :)