Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Sweet Cup of Tea

I wanted to show you something beaaaauuuutiful! This is my Peachy White Tea from Nature's Topicals and Teas a local and online store here downtown Helena. The store includes a knowledge in teas and one of a kind handmade topical products. Laura carries all sorts of teas and makes her own including this Peachy White Tea.

 Seeing the whole flowers in the package, I knew I had to take a picture of the tea leaves as soon as I had steeped them.
The tea is smooth. not a hint of bitterness. and the aroma of peaches fills the roof of your mouth. mmmm. perfect for breakfast!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cute Nursing Covers

So I've been reminiscing about nursing covers. Something I've always wanted to invest in than use just the typical blanket. I love the modern and bright cotton prints used to make nursing covers but I ALWAYS felt too conscientious about using one. It's like a big, bright, not to mention bold  flag signaling "I'm nursing." Here is the result of some recent search on the subject.

Image of Jada Nursing Poncho
This looks like a cosy poncho. Not to heavy though so the little one won't over heat like he would with a blanket.
Here's a basic well known style of a nursing cover. I was trying to avoid this style, beings it was the one that commonly is made with bright fabric. But I saw this one and I thought "How chic!!!!"

Udder Covers
Autumnz Nursing Poncho - Chic Khaki
Autumnz Nursing Poncho
Autumnz Nursing Poncho - Chic Khaki - Click Image to Close
Autumnz Nursing Poncho

This one is a bit confusing, but I think I could figure it out. Its even light enough you can wrap it like a scarf.

And here is my fave! A baby hat! Ha! Good for the 100 *F days here. It might be cheating but I like simplicity. And oh my goodness is it cute!

MoBoleez Baby Nursing hat via Amazon

And just in case you are more confident. I normally don't go in this direction but hey. I have to admit-it's cute, funny, and was certainly unexpected! I typed in baby breastfeeding hat to find the above picture and this is what I got.

Breastfeeding boob nipple baby hat beanie preemie, 0-3, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Breastfeeding Hat

And its from a store in the land of Etsy :) Cassie Bee Crochet

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Day

My daughter and I sit down every other day to color with markers or crayons. This is what I drew today first thing at 8am. What a great way to start off the day don't you think? The flowers were given to me last night going shopping with my dear husband.
Crayon is quite versatile actually.  Its fun to come back to them.
And yes! My kitchen table is this clean. At least 80% of the time. And I have to enjoy the flowers my hubby bought me to their fullest potential. I need to provide a house cleaning update. After all, that's what I have been busy with. "Snicker snicker, this is the cleanest corner of my apartment. But! My floors are clean. There is only one box left of 5 in my bedroom and I've purged a whole dresser in the kid's room to be rid of it. Hooray!
Oh ya. And here's my daughter. My back was turned putting dishes away. Shame on me :) See, I told ya I was busy. I hope your Monday has been splendid. Blessings!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Shop Open! Woot Woot!

Hola! I reopened my Lil' Ladies and Gentlemen shop and have some purty stuff for sale. I'm so excited to finally post it. Let me tell ya, its hard to build up stock when you have a 2 year old and a 11 monther. Below is a few things here and coming. They are just to drool and chew over! :)

 I also have items for big sister. I have been brain storming on a mommy section. Why? Mom's need something too. I know I love beautiful things. Any ideas?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shedding Stuff


One of my favorite past time hobbies is shedding stuff! It took me a long time to get to this point. But it is so rewarding! Oh ya, and one of my favorite shows right now is Clean House on my Netflix. I don't entirely agree with the show, but it has definitely challenged me. Piling things I don't need in a give away box, and on a weekly basis dropping it off to charity. Well now it is getting tuff once again. I have rid most  of what I don't use(deciphering if that's true). Good news is I don't miss anything I dropped off. Bad news is, our 745 sq ft bungalow is still crowded. Tendency of piling things is an every day occurrence still, and I don't have any place to store it. Oh ya... And Christmas is coming. Ahhhh!

I have developed three rules in my brain.
1. No piling
2. No shifting
3. No avoiding

I break these rules on a daily basis but they really make me think about how I spend my day, how frequently I use things, and how I value them. I pile things to clear a space to work and use it as a quick solution before guests come. When I need a different space I shift the pile. And avoiding, there are things I don't want to figure out if I giveaway or keep, find a place to put them, or simply take the time to put it away.

A good majority of the day requires cleaning. Now much makes sense since I have two children the age of two and under. And piling before guests come isn't entirely avoidable, but I get the sense that when I shed stuff I create for myself a less stressful and more functional  and efficient environment. So far I have had two people tell me, "don't go too crazy."  I hope I'm not. But it does concern me. But at the same time, the space that we have is what we have. And I know we will be cramped  until we do have a bigger place. (my sewing studio, office and living room are all in the same room for example) One website I cling too is Apartment Therapy.com and there post Top 10 Organizing tips.

My hope is to hone down my personal belongings to a point where I become more focused to the things that are important in my life and grow in such areas. Its kind of like picking and choosing a career. Now, this may not be permanent, but it allows you to devote your time and energy towards a few good things instead of being so far stretched you can hardly give one task an hour of your time.

"One path is greater than a million choices" oofta thats hard to live by.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saterday Browsing

Ok, I LOVE Etsy. I'm always shopping on Etsy. Selling on Etsy. And talking about Etsy. And now, I'm sharing what I find on Etsy. Here are a few things I dream about for my kitchen during the holiday season. Enjoy!
1. Melted Snowman 2. Holiday Decor Red Chalkboard 3. Holiday Tea Towel Snowflake 4. Christmas Apron 1950s Retro  5. Homemade Holiday Cookies Baking Tags 6. Vintage Silverware Garden Marker

Handsome Felt Snowman Ornament

Here is one of two little ornaments I made playing with felt for the first time. A medium I have avoided for over a year. Why? Because there are soooo many cool things you can do with felt! And I personally just had too many other projects my time was promised to. But anyhoo! I sat myself down and made two little ornaments for my family tree. My hopes are to make enough ornaments that we’ll have a handmade ornament tree. Phew! One down, more to go!

Here is a free handsome snowman pattern. It was fun learning how to fuse felt pieces with appliqué material. Let me know if you have any questions!

Supplies Needed:
5-6  felt colors
Light iron on appliqué
Permanent marker

1.       Cut out paper pattern pieces
2.       Select felt colors for perspective pieces, cut out relative size to pattern piece and fuse to light appliqué material.
3.       Pin paper pattern to fused felt and cut out shapes.
4.       Layer and iron felt pieces in noted order. 1>snowman body on to background 2>Scarf, and carrot on snowman body
5.       Apply a thin cut piece of appliquéd felt to hat for décor if you wish, then iron hat onto snowman body’s head.
6.       Spray snowman ornament or steam iron and rub with iron to get felted blend look.
7.       With permanent marker dot eyes.
8.       Carefully snip or poke a small hole and thread ribbon though for hanging ornament.

Please Note: This pattern is for personal use only.