Would like to welcome to this world, my little angel Everest born on Dec 23rd, 2015.
Sorry for the delay in blogging and for all of you who were watching my Vlogmas on my Youtube, apologies for not being able to finish it! BUT I am planning on filming a “birth story” as soon as I am feeling like I kinda have control over Baby Everest and myself with my body. Please give me another week or so of rest so I can deliver that to you!
This is a little project that I have been wanting to do for a very long time…just never had the confidence to do it! Even though I do graphic design for other companies or for friends, when it comes to you using your creativity fully and on paper to sell…then for some reason my fear kept kicking in. But I have finally swept my fear away and posted some holiday cards up on my Etsy site this past weekend! And the response has been amazing! Been getting a lot of likes. Thank you!!! I know I posted these a little late for the actual holiday season, but thats okay. I am learning and now that I have the shop up I have to keep up with new cards for the next year! Am already working on some idea’s and cannot wait to show you when the time comes;)
I didn’t go crazy. I really just got what I needed and maybe splurged on the palettes. But I actually feel set till next year! Maybe you just want to watch what people buy (like me! lol) or I hope this will give you idea’s on products you want to try next! I’m thinking those palettes would be great for holiday gifts.
Let me know if you want an review for the products I bought!
Time is flying by so fast! I cannot believe that I am already at 34 weeks and prepping for the baby to come. I have a list of things to do, but one of them is making the Raspberry Leaf Tea and prepping my uterus!!
Here is the simple recipe that I have been enjoying:
Fresh ginger (to help with digestion)
2 tablespoons mint leaf (also beneficial for digestion, not to mention delicious!)
2 tablespoons chamomile (to soothe frazzled nerves and encourage restful sleep)
For a single cup:
Allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, etc. if desired
If you don’t have a tea ball, simply add the tea leaves to boiling water and then strain with a mesh strainer .
To make a large batch, boil 8 cups of water and add 1/2 cup tea leaves. Steep for at least 10 minutes to overnight, then strain and place in the fridge to sip on over the next few days.
For my baby shower I did go back and forth with idea’s. My husband is a huge Super Hero’s fan so I thought of doing that..BUT then I thought the older my son gets, I know at one point he is going to want to have a “superhero” themed birthday. Then I thought to go all pastell color and soft baby like….BUT then I thought I want to have my son to be an adventurous one! So when I found out the “woodland theme” I really liked it, BUT then again I didn’t want to go full force “Forest Man” vibe lol
I added a few “cute” twists to it all but still keeping it boy’ish, fun and “adventurous”!
Here is the theme board I had made for myself from different pinterest photos I had found online.
I drew a little sketch of what I wanted the main food table to look like:
Here are some of the games I found to play. Wanted to stay away from the chocolate in the diaper game LOL
Didn’t want to gross anyone out!
Draw a baby game:
participants are given pencil and paper plate, they must put the plate on top of their head and draw a baby. mom to be chooses the best drawing and the winner gets a prize
Give all guests 2-3 clothespin and they are not allowed to say “baby”, my name and husbands name.
Whomever has the most at the end of the day wins
Draw a book (activity):
Have guests pull out an alphabet and then have them draw something that starts with that letter. Later on I will bind it and make it into a book for the baby.
Name that Baby Animal Game:
(printout list) A list of animals and guests have to write what the babies are called. Like “Cat” is “kitten” etc
Guys could do the:
Drink out of a bottle game. Add juice in there and whom ever can drink the fastest
Had these games on the list but never got the time to do them:
How Big is the belly:
Have twine or yarn and have people cut to guess how big it is.
They can write their name on washi tape and tape to the end.
Guess the due date:
Have a calendar and write when I am due, but guests can go in and take a guess on when they think the baby will actually arrive
Game for Guys:
Guys Blindfolded put the diaper on the baby game.
As for favors:Like on my theme board I made little packets of s’mores for everyone to take home and printed out a cute tag to add on the bag. “Sending Home Smore Love”
Hope these helped you in some way! And good luck with your babyshower!!
Been on the hunt for the perfect Fall oversized BF Coat. I feel like if it looks and feels like a blanket, then thats the coat you want for this fall. Here are some fashion street photos that will inspire you to find the perfect BF coat.
I also found a few style that you would be able to wear everyday even if you aren’t a fashion magazine editor!
Here are a few coats I found that are on my wishlist!