Sunday, February 28, 2010
Since I just got my tax return and paid off all my debt, I figured why not treat myself to some clothes? After all, I am still not back to my old size, so the old clothes don't all fit. I just want to give you an idea of the prices, and show you some pictures. Note: normally my pictures are at least a little bit more professional looking, but I'm allowed to have a ghetto picture once in a while, right? I got 5 shirts, 2 cardigans, 2 named brand jeans, 2 casual pants, and 3 jackets (one made of all silk) for $100.
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Jones New York Sweater with cute silver buttons on sleeve $7.99
Jones New York Yellow Cardigan $7.99
Grey T-shirt and White Tank, each $1
First two jeans are J. Brand (usually $180) for $20 each, Two Jones New York pants $9.99 each
Urban Outfitters funky cardigan $9.99
Two striped shirts (one taupe, one red) with pockets (sooo cute!) $12.99 each
Black Spring Jacket (looks cuter in person and not shiny) $5
Jones New York 100% Silk Jacket $5
So, this store was my little secret. All you label whores now know of somewhere to get them for less. And if you aren't one but still love fashion or just great deals, now you know my secret too. Enjoy :)
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I received Huggies Calming Touch Disposable Washcloths for my baby shower (thanks Claudia!). When it was time for Devins first bath, I used one of my millions of washcloths with the Johnson and Johnson Soap. Then one day while I was better organizing all my baby things I ran across the Huggies Washcloths and was like 'yes!', I couldn't wait to try them. They made for a faster bath, which is great for newborns that aren't fond of baths. The washcloth gets very soapy without crumbling, and the best part- it has that yummy "calming" lavender smell. Great lather and a great smell made for a great bath. I love this lavender smell by the way. They have it in Johnson and Johnsons sleepy time bath sets, and I use it...on me! back to the disposable washcloths, I still have a couple left. There are 20 to a box and it's about $4 or so. Just the same as any baby soap, I like to massage him with baby oil after a bath for moisterization (I don't think that's a word). It's probably not a very green item, but I have enjoyed this box, and so did little man...
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
One of the shows I began watching while I was pregnant was MTV's 16 and Pregnant. I tried not to pass judgment, but I think most will agree when I say they were/are all kids having kids. Most of the time I watched with feelings of horror, and annoyance; there were plenty of eye rolls on my behalf, trust. But what did get me emotional were the births. In fact, whenever I watched anyone giving a birth I would get that way. And the funny thing is, I was NEVER emotional during my pregnancy! In fact, I only cried two times the whole 9 months (swear to God)! For some reason, the hormones became opposite considering I was quite emotional while not preggo. But anyway, the births did make me tear up often times.
The one thing that got me then, and still gets me now with this new season, is that it seemed none of these girls breastfed their babies! Is it a generational thing? Maybe MTV didn't film those parts? It just seemed you would always see bottles or formula. Now, I suppose their may be an issue with them being minors, but you never even heard them speak of it. It really bothered me. I always wondered about this. Did anyone else notice?
Update: As I was driving around today, I was contemplating this blog and how I might have been offensive to non-breastfeeding mothers. But, I do want to say if you chose not to breastfeed, that's your deal, and I am not passing judgment. I just found it weird not ONE of the teen moms did (that we know of). So, I hope I didn't offend anyone!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The colorful items happened to be toys I was taking to work with me to distract Devin.
Who knew? That a year ago, exactly at this time, I was pregnant. Who knew that a year later, I would be lugging a huge bag filled with not just my wallet, clutch, glasses, makeup and lotion, but also with diapers, wipes, a Tide pen, bib, extra clothes, AND baby toys for my 2.5 month old. Who knew? I know I sure as hell didn't!
I decided to buy the lotion honestly, all because of what Tori wrote about it, (you can find it here ). Then I let her know that I was so happy with the lotion for two reasons, one, it helped my dry skin in a day, literally. Two, I even put it on Devin's cheeks when they had rough patches, something that happens often with newborns, and his cheeks were better, and haven't done it since (with me putting it on every other day). I would normally be hesitant about using such an intense lotion on a face, (his or mine) due to clogged pores, but this lotion is great at moisturizing without clogging the pores. So, I tell her I want to write a blog about it, but then I realized, it's not even the same lotion! Because it said "New Look!" and had the promise of moisturizing for 24 hours (see Sweet Glow Beauty Post) when I bought it, I thought it was the same thing! It was when I went to compare pictures I realized it wasn't.
Moral of the story, though I haven't tried the correct Lubriderm that was on Sweet Glow Beauty , this stuff worked great for moisturizing without clogging pores without being too thick or oily. Oh, and it smells good too. So thanks guys!
P.S. As if I haven't raved about it enough, their blog has made me try 3 of the products on there so far! Hopefully mine has some inspiration or is at least informative ;)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Anyway, the seat can be used to safely and effectively sit them up in a comfy way. It seems to fit a baby's body nicely. It is made up of a foam like material and comes in many colors. As far as its uses, I think some people put it on the table so the baby can eat, (but I would do that with maximum supervision), or just use it while they need to do something like cook or clean and want to see baby nearby. You can find it at places like amazon, target and walmart for about $30. The tray that secures them in it is an additional $10.
Since it's light, portable, small and safe, I highly recommend it. Here are some pics of Devin in it for your enjoyment (10 weeks old).
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Anyway, HomeGoods and TJ Max are the same thing. If you can't find a HomeGoods near you but you know of a TJ Max, you will find similar decorative items in the back. If you can find a HomeGoods, it makes a great place for gift buying! I could write all day about all kinds of more stuff they have.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
It even came with the little clothes pin! Adorable.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Everything about his outfit, from the bracelets to the purple, to the pattern on his jacket. Notice the green argyle socks that stick out so nicely from the beautiful brown of his shoes. His blue eyes and green hat are the perfect finishing features.
Your first thought may be, 'Is that a womens jacket?' who would have thought a man could pull off a paisley trench? I think it's perfect.
Lastly, the "man shawl" as The Sartorialist calls it. Love it. For some reason, it amazes me how people all over the world understand the art of fashion and put together weird pieces that you might never think twice about with your first glance. Inspiration for me for sure.
I generally lack the addictive personality trait, but these coconut fruit bars are my addiction. I literally cannot have just one, it's quite ridiculous. They are usually $3.99 for 6, and considering I have to eat at least two in a row, it doesn't last long. I have never had a food addiction where I don't get tired of something. So, we'll see how long it lasts. I like them so much that I could eat one for breakfast.