Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ruffled skirt

Made this today from some scraps................I have no idea what has gotten into me.  Want to make one too???  Lookie over here for her tutorial.  This is a pretty simple pattern but I would prefer to use French Seams so I am going to try and re-work it.
  **Note, if you do decide to make one.....reduce the size- for Mia (approx 3T)

**Tried it with the French Seam, it's do-able but a royal pain in the butt so I would not suggest it unless of course you are making a super duper fancy schmancy kind of skirt-which I am not :)

Perfect fit!  Blurry pic,the target is always moving :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring dresses

I needed to burn off some stress today, here are 2 pillowcase dresses that occupied my time.  Of course this ensemble will have matching bows too:)

These are soooooooooooooooooooo easy to make.
*I found the pattern over here at Little Big Girl Studio and highly recommend that you give it a try.  Seriously it will only take you a few hours to make one.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fun with bubbles

and a few tears....................she just couldn't understand why the bubbles wouldn't work every time & certainly didn't want anyone to show her how...noooooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyy.

hold this


Mom, are you done yet?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A the park

I'm too tired to go over all of the pics from today, here are just a few for you.  It was a great day for the park.  Mia loves to swing with her daddy <3

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday

It's gonna be a great day!

All done



shoveling in the turkey sausage, this girl can eat!

and...................look no "ponies" only a little mousse and out the door we go :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best product EVER!

Last week we were at Joann Fabrics and Gordon stumbled upon some SALE items.  Not being one to refuse a deal, he purchased 2 bottles of this stain remover.  Let me tell you all, this stuff is da'BOMB!  It takes everything out of Mia's clothes, including blue Smurf ice cream off of a beige top & red juice.  I did a Google search and found that you can buy this stuff at the Dollar Tree and it's only $1.00 there....I will be clearing out their stock this weekend :)
Seriously, try it.

Monday, February 20, 2012

First haircut

Today we decided it was time to get Mia's haircut.  She did fine once she was able to sit on my lap but we did try letting her sit on the booster seat first-------noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyy was she going to be part of that.

Here she is with some wispy bangs, it's a start-I plan on having my hairdresser cut the bangs again in a few weeks (she didn't cut it this time) I think I want her to have a thicker bang.  We will see how she does with this for now.  Yes, since you are asking.....I can still put her hair up in "ponies" if needed but I am trying to hold off for now, her hair has some breakage from wearing it up all of the time.

Daddy got his hairs cut too.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Shirt from Joy

Finally, she is big enough to wear this cute little shirt from her cousin Joy.
Hey mommy, it's 5:30 in the morning.............feed me 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Chocolate day!!

You can't see the chocolate in my mouth
I pretty


Monday, February 13, 2012

A few recent pics

fun in the leaves

Hey Mommy!
Hot-scotch with Daddy
Like this.....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Mia's Hair bows

Today I decided to make a little video to show you how I make Mia's hair bows. After spending hours searching the internet I have come up with my own template and easy way to make these bows and I wanted all of you to be in the know too.  Here is one I made today, in about 10 minutes - sooooo easy.  The only tricky part is when you pinch the ribbon together just before you wrap it with thread.
Play with it a few times, you will have no problem making them.
E-mail me if you have any questions.

***For those of you that are concerned about your daughter pulling her hair bows out, make sure you place the clip at the very bottom of the pigtail-right on the scalp not up in the actual pigtail.  With this type of Alligator clip it has to be a pretty determined pull to get it out of the hair.

Since everyone has been asking how I get Mia's piggies to be so is my secret:
The clip is placed just below the  pony band, stick through SOME of  the hair at the base of the pony.  I stack the hairbands (not wrapping the band over itself but next to it) so her hair will stand out like a "sprout" otherwise it will flop.
I know soon it will be time to cut her hair but for now we are having fun with these "ponies" as she calls them.
Finished bows

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Getting a Valentine's Day gift from Nana & Popa.

Lunch, well kinda

This was a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich "Fluffernutter".

Daycare=new clothes

Can you see that cute little skirt? Yea the one with the bleach stains!  Apparently they are changing Mia during the day while being potty trained and washing her clothes. Now I totally appreciate that they are trying to help but everyday I send her to school she is coming home in a different outfit and as you can see this one has been near the bleach. I really don't like sending my child off to school in dirty looking or stained clothes so I am having to buy new things constantly(oh darn) She doesn't go to school in the "good clothes" usually the shirts are no more than $5 or so and the skirts/skirts around $8 but this all adds up. Got any ideas for me?