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Cute Baby Clothes

29 Nov

I have found a new website that I love!  Have you heard of it?

They have THE CUTEST kids clothes, I’m in love!  I think I may go broke this holiday season with buying E new clothes! 🙂

They have:

Baby hats – http://www.mybabyclothesboutique.com/baby-hats-c-1_64.html

Bay headbands – http://www.mybabyclothesboutique.com/baby-headbands-c-1_9.html

Tutus – http://www.mybabyclothesboutique.com/tutus-pettiskirts-c-83.html

Baby Socks – http://www.mybabyclothesboutique.com/baby-socks-leggings-c-5_33.html

Here are a few of my favorite items:

Guess what!  My Baby Clothes Boutique is having a great Cyber Monday sale!

25% OFF ALL ORDERS!

MyBabyClothesBoutique.com is offering 25% off our entire catalog for one day.  Sale ends tonight at 12pm EST!

Place your orders now before the sale ends.

Use the discount code CYBERSALE2010 to get 25% OFF any order.  Simply enter the code during checkout at MyBabyClothesBoutique.com

* Promo only expires on 11/29/2010 at 12am EST.  Cannot be combined with other offers.  Shipping not included.

You can even get these cute Holiday Ornament Bloomers that I bought for Elizabeth!

Halloween Costume

2 Nov

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a costume from Costume Supercenter.  Originally they wanted me to review one of their many Thanksgiving Costumes, but the smallest size they come in is 2T, so they agreed to let me review a Halloween costume!  They have lots of infant costumes including many bunting options for really little babies.  Elizabeth is starting to explore more and I knew she would want something that she could easily move around in.  When I saw the Pink Little Lamb costume, I knew that’s what Elizabeth should be for Halloween!

Doesn’t Elizabeth make THE CUTEST little lamb?  (I know, I think I may be a little partial to her cuteness. 🙂 )  The costume was made REALLY well.  The fabric was very soft and felt good on Elizabeth’s skin.  We did put a onsie on under the costume, but Elizabeth loved to play with the hat (I think she thought we got her a new toy).  My mom is an experienced sewer and she was really impressed with the workmanship of the costume.  I really liked that the headpiece is completely separate from the body. When she got too warm (It was 80 degrees on Halloween!! Crazyness!) we were able to completely take off the hood and she was still very cute in the costume.  I also really liked that the arm “hooves” can be folded up so Elizabeth was able to use her hands throughout the evening. The only Con I have (which is really minor) is that her ears wouldn’t stick out like in the picture, but I think her floppy ears are really cute too!

Make sure you check out Costume Supercenter the next time you’re in the market for a costume of any sort!

Getting all dressed up. I wonder if anyone will recognize me...

On my way trick or treating!

Aren't I a cute lamb?

Just chillin' with my pumpkins...

Hmm, which kind of candy do I want...

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”]

Homemade Baby Food

12 Oct

This last week I realized something…. baby food is expensive.  Really expensive, 2 servings of Gerber baby food is approximately $1.25!  Which that may not sound like a whole lot, but average 4 servings a day times 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month and it’s $70 for 112 servings (approximately, I’m not the math person in this family).  So, I wanted to try my hand at making baby food.  I’ve heard it’s not hard, so I thought today was a great time to try it during Elizabeth’s nap time.

I bought 2 sweet potatoes at the grocery store.  Peeled them and cut them into cubes.  Then I boiled them until they were very tender, drained the water, and mashed them up in my mixer.  The mixture was a little thick, so I added some formula to make it creamier.

These two tiny potatoes made 14 servings!

Cost of Potatoes – $1.20! divide that by 12 servings and it’s only 10 cents per serving!  So for a month it would be $5.60, but cheaper than the $70 for buying baby food at the store!  And beside the cost benefit, by making the food myself, I know exactly what Elizabeth is eating! (It’s amazing the junk that companies put into food products!!)

If you’re wondering about the cute containers I used for the baby food, my mom got a case of them at a garage sale for really cheap (mom, you need a search bar on your blog so I can find where you posted about them 🙂 ).  They are 2 oz cups and they’ll work perfect for this use.  Also, if I take baby food somewhere, I won’t have to worry about bringing home dirty dishes or losing a lid, etc.  I just love them!

Elizabeth’s Dedication

30 Sep

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a few days… I have a good reason though!! 🙂  Last weekend was so crazy busy, but sooo much fun!  On Saturday, we went to Jenks (about 1 1/2 hours away) for our nephew’s first birthday party!  Then I had to get ready to have 24 people at my house for lunch on Sunday!! Elizabeth’s baby dedication was Sunday morning at church, then all of our families came over for lunch after that.

Before we went to church, my friend Emily came over to take a new family picture of us.  We’ve been trying to get a new one for a long time, and this was the perfect time to take it.

I did simple for dinner.  I ordered a sandwich meat tray from Walmart and bought various rolls and buns for the sandwiches.  My mom brought chips and some dip and my mother-in-law brought some yummy wraps.  I did make Elizabeth’s first cake though!  I wasn’t really sure how I wanted to decorate it, so this is what I came up with Saturday evening at 8:30. (Ignore the not smooth icing, I was too tired to make it completely smooth!)

I also made yummy cake balls.

Here are a few pictures from the dedication and dinner.

Baby Legs

19 Sep

Have you heard of BabyLegs?

BabyLegs are cute leg warmers to keep baby’s legs warm. They can also be used to protect their knees while they are crawling.

When I ordered a few pairs, I didn’t really know what to think. I wasn’t sure how useful they’d be, but Elizabeth would look cute wearing them. After using them for a month or so, I LOVE them! Have you ever put pants on a baby? It can get challenging when she’s squirming on the changing table, or just when she’s impatient and wants to play. With BabyLegs, you don’t have to take them off while you are changing diapers! It makes diaper changing fast to get baby back to playing.

I'm baaaaack!

13 Sep

Hello?  Hello?  Is the microphone on?  Oh hi mom, I see you’re still here reading my blog. 🙂  So, I have been gone way too long with no explanation and I’m sorry.  Life is SUPER crazy right now, but I’m going to try my hardest to start posting again!  You may be wondering why it’s been so crazy, well, here is the reason –

Bath Time!

 Elizabeth Faye was born in June of this year and our lives have not been the same since!  She is such a joy to be around (well, the times that she’s not crying 🙂 ) and I just love her so much! 

I’ve been debating on if I should make this more of a mommy blog or keep with my food and baking and decorating, but I think I’ll just blog about everything.  Hopefully it works out well!!

If you’re still reading this blog, can you PLEASE leave me a comment telling me so?  I’d love to know who my readers are right now.

Kitelyn's Birthday!

6 Dec

Okay, so I think this should be my last post about this party, lol.  Kristina sent me a few pictures, so I’ll let you see my precious cake getting demolished. 🙂

Enjoy the pics!  Oh yea, you can click on each picture to make it bigger….Kite was getting so sleepy towards the end… you can see her little eyes getting sleepy.