Monday, April 21, 2008

Shop till you drop!

Remember when I mentioned that I would have a post on a new company I found,
peas&carrots? Well, here is that promised post! I first heard about this great company when my friend, Summer, took pictures for their marketing. After drooling over their bags and fabrics for long enough, I decided to purchase the two products that I loved the most:

The Quick Change - great for running around town. It holds 3-4 diapers and wipes and is perfect for when you need changing supplies with you, but you don't need to cart around a whole bag. I love it! And I love the fabric, which you get to choose! And one of their unique handbags - they offer 6 different styles, all available to customize with your fabric choices. I really could have bought all of them!
Well, shortly after I recieved my purchase in the mail, peas&carrots unveiled a new little product, the "zippy," which you can get in the matching fabric for your bag. Now how cute is that?!?!
Check out their site - you will definately find something you love, even if you don't have a baby anymore. The bags make great purses, and she also makes some stuff for older kids, too! Not to mention the baby shower gift option . . . Leave a comment and tell me what you like!

Monday, April 14, 2008


There are some monumental moments with your child that you just don't forget. The first time he crawls, her first word, the first time they say "I love you."

This is a picture of Elijah helping his daddy put up his big-boy bed. He moved into it just a month shy of turning 2. I was pregnant with Alli, and because of my complications, could no longer lift him and so we decided he was ready to sleep in a toddler bed.As you can tell, he liked it instantly and we had no problems with the transition.Well, after putting up a toddler bed in Alli's room about 2 months ago, when we had house guests with a 4-year-old girl, she has wanted to sleep in it. Dan put her to bed in it a couple of times, and she fell asleep with no problems, but I wasn't ready for the transition, so I went back in after she was asleep and moved her into her crib. I guess I was being a bit sentimental and I wasn't willing to move her before she was 23 months, the same age that Elijah was when he moved.

Well, this weekend my resolve to wait wavered a bit, and so we allowed her to sleep in her big-girl bed to see how she did. Of course she did fine, even though she is only 21 1/2 months old, so today I took down her crib (wiping tears as I type) and rearranged her room. Here is the result, with Elijah christening her bed with her.

The complete picture:

Now I just have to decide what to do with this:

Should I put it in the closet? I don't want to lose the storage, but she is getting too big to change up there, and too heavy to lift! Or is it ok to leave it out, even though she is a "big girl" now? Any thoughts?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Big Brother

Elijah is a good big brother. He plays with his sister, shares toys (with a little encouragement), and does an excellent job at keeping me posted if his sister is getting into trouble. He gets visibly upset if we start to walk away and Alli isn't following us and he is always concerned that she will get hurt or left behind.

So when he discovered Alli playing with his safety scissors yesterday, he was rightfully upset that she was holding a dangerous instrument with which she might become injured. But instead of reporting the problem to me, as is protocol, he proceeded to try to take them away from her by himself. Alli responded as most 21 month old's do, and commenced screaming. This further aggravated Elijah and by the time I entered the room he was physically hitting his sister in a desperate endeavor to wrench the scissors from her grip.

All of this in an attempt to keep her from hurting herself. What a good big brother . . .

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Few Updates

I have been itching to update my blog a bit, but I want to add some of my own photographs in the header and such, which I haven't had the time to do! So instead of completing all the changes at once, I added a few new elements that would be fun for you to check out.

1. I've added links to 3 friends - My brother Kevin, my friend and cherished babysitter, Elizabeth, and Sara's Art House. Check them out!

2. I've also added a section for fun sites I like to visit. Although I could probably write a seperate post on each site, I will save you from that now and just direct you to check out the sites.

My world was opened up after I discovered Etsy, so for all of you looking for unique gifts or products for yourself or family, Etsy is all hand made, so meander around a bit and get creative!

Farmgirl Fare has some great recipes and fun pictures of farm life. Read up on her profile to better understand what makes this site so cool.

Splitcoast Stampers isn't new to most of you stampers out there, but if you are looking for inspiration, there is no better site!

And Peas & Carrots - well, let's just say that I should have a post about this fun company soon. I'm waiting for a handbag and quick change to come in the mail, and then I will share!

That's all for now. Let's hope my tulips that Elijah and I planted last fall will come up and they will aid my new blog design.