Sunday, January 24, 2010

New IKEA shelves

Oh wait this isn't a shelf its Oscar.

These are the shelves we bought yesterday at IKEA... that was like a whole day trip let me tell you. It was so busy there. But we bought these and some little things. Tom actually put them both together all by himself, I'm soo proud of him! Ha, cause usually I'm the one putting furniture together. But anyways we put these in the living room and then moved some other stuff around, the house is looking more put together but the garage is a disaster!!!

Oh and does anyone know how to spell shelves?? Is it shelves, shelfs, shelve, shelf?? I have no stinking idea!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My first baby...

Is eight years old already, can you believe it!!! Time goes by so fast. He will always be my first little one. I just love him soo much!!

On another note, my little one in the oven is kicking or moving around like crazy. I can actually sit and watch my stomach move, she like makes me jump sometimes, so weird!!! I tried to show Tom my stomach moving cause he didn't really believe me but when he went to look she stopped moving. Ha go figure. I'm sure she will do it again and I can show him.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

24 Weeks

I can't believe that I'm at 24 weeks already!! Wow.. getting closer!!
I am starting to have aches and pains everywhere but I know it will be worth it.

Oh and I'm not afraid to show my belly to the internet! Ha!!
OH and these pictures are taken through the mirror so they are reversed, yes my engagement ring is on my left hand :-) It's just hard to get Tom to take good pictures of me so I would just rather pose for the mirror.

First Official Quilt for Hannah!

I started and finished this quilt in a week's time..yeah me!! It helps that I had a three day weekend. Anyways I had a bunch of Alexander Henry's Noah's Ark fabric that I bought on clearance at Joann's a while back and I didn't know what I was going to do with it...then an idea hit me and here you have it. A quilt for Hannah. It measures 41 by 41 inches and I just love it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby clothes

Ok so I haven't been like shopping for clothes or anything for the baby yet, but while looking I found some stuff on sale/clearance that I figured I would get.

This purple shirt was $3.00 at Target. Purple is my favorite color and I love butterflies so it just fit.

These three pack of long sleeve onesies were on clearance at Target for $4.00 for all three.

These two onsies I got on clearance at Target for $1.98 for both. Couldn't beat that price.

These two onesies I got at Kohl's cause they were just too adorable. They were on sale for $5.00 each.

This onesie was on clearance at Kohl's for $4.98. I just love the owl!!

So that's the only clothes that I have bought so far, but I'm sure I'm going to be buying more.
I also got a bunch of baby clothes from one of Tom's co-workers. I haven't really gone through them yet.

Play blanket/quilt for Hannah

I started this scrappy blanket/quilt probably over a year ago, I didn't know who I was making it for but now I do, my little girl. I finished it yesterday and I love how it turned out. I wasn't so sure when I was cutting all the corners to make it scrappy, but it came out of the dryer perfect!! Yes I know my squares don't match up but when I started it I wasn't going for perfect corners, and I think it still looks good.
To make this type of quilt you cut out all of your squares, front and back and sandwich them with the batting, then you quilt it before you even sew the squares together. The only thing that bugs me about it is that I didn't want any of the same color touching eachother, but I ran out of fabric of the different prints so there are a few spots where the same colors connect. Oh well. I didn't realize when I was making it that I should have done the same color for each block front and back, but I kept switching it up which makes it difficult to have both the front and back not having any colors connecting. For a play blanket to lay on the floor with I guess it doesn't matter.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine's Fabric Bowl

I made this fabric bowl yesterday. It took probably a yard of fabric and a whole 50 feet of clothesline. The base is around 6 inches wide. I love it!! Perfect for Valentine's Day. I like making these bowls because you can start and finish them in a short amount of time.

I also went and saw my friend Kelly. We had a nice day and we finally exchanged Christmas presents, of which mine included a wonderful feather tree!!! Yeah I'm soo excited about that. Plus some cool cookbooks and other stuff. She is the best!

Well off to more sewing, I want to finish some stuff I started last year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I shouldn't have to wake up to this in Florida!! Sooo cold!
Hopefully today was the last day that I have to start my car and let the window defrost all the ice before I can leave for work. I miss the sun and warm weather and I need to get some sun for my little baby Hannah..its good for her, not this cold stuff.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Finally a sewing project... Fabric Bowls

I made a few of these for Christmas presents this year, these were the only two that I happened to take a picture of. This is a fun craft project. Each bowl is different depending on which fabric you choose and how big you make your bowl. I did make a big one that took almost 50 feet of clothesline, came out pretty big.
All you need is: fabric and clothesline. You cut your fabric into strips around 3/4 of an inch wide then wrap the fabric around the clothesline. The hardest part is getting the base of the bowl started but once you do you just keep going. I know you can find tutorials on how to do this online.
Hope you try to make one!

P.S. These two bowls are for Kelly

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sonogram pictures from December 14, 2009

22 Week Check Up- January 7, 2010

So today I had my routine monthly doctor's appointment. The standard, um pee in a cup, check my weight, check my blood pressure and the exciting thing of getting to hear my little ones heartbeat. Which is a great thing to hear cause it means that everything is still going ok and she is still ticking in there. They also measured my stomach this week, which by the way is growing! I know this because my pants are not fitting anymore, even with the whole using a hairband instead of buttoning them. Plus I know this from my weight gain. The last month I believe that I gained 6 pounds, so now a total of 10 pounds. But my doctor said that I'm right on track so that's good.
I am also starting to feel my little one move around in there. I have to really sit still and pay attention and then I can tell that something is moving, usually I can feel her after I eat dinner. The doctor said that I will notice it more as she gets bigger, but at least I can tell that something is going on in there, even though I'm not quite sure if she is just rolling around or trying to kick me or something.

I will post a new picture soon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My 2009 Timeline

2009 wasn’t a big year for vacations but was a big year for milestones, new house, baby on the way and engagement.
January 1- Oscar hurt his back had to go to the ER and be put on crate rest for weeks.
January 22- Oscar’s 7th Birthday
March 12-16- Visit family in South Carolina
April 4- Two years at SPD!
April 17- Tom’s 33rd Birthday
5 years with Tom!!
May 4- Offer was accepted on house
June 10- Closed on the house, started moving
June 24-28- Mom, Dad and Gabby visit us in Florida
July 3- Celebrated July 4th at the Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton
July 17th- Dad visits
July 20- Bought new kitchen cabinets, started work on kitchen.
July 31- Had to go to the ER, cut finger with rotary cutter..sewing!!
August 1- Lowry Park Zoo beer event
August 8- Kenny Chesney Concert with Laura
August 21- Dinner at Bradenton Pier with Cousin Tina and Tom’s family
September 4- Positive pregnancy test!!
September 18- First doctor’s appointment, pregnancy confirmed 6 weeks
September 18-20- Laura and Jason’s Wedding reception at Myakka Park
September 23- My 29th Birthday
October 16- First ultrasound, heard the heartbeat and saw the baby
November 6-9- Me and Tom visit Mom, Dad, Grandma and Gabby in South Carolina
December 12- Visit Dad, Aunt Diane and Becky in St. Pete
December 14- Ultrasound, It’s a Girl!!!
December 24- Tom proposed, were Engaged!!
December 25- Heather is pregnant!