Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Mom Life: Top Used Baby Shower Gifts

When your baby shower finally rolls around, you expect to get items off your registry. In the real world you get a handful of things off the registry and a ton of clothes, diapers, and other random things. Here are my top baby shower gifts that I've used the most. Hopefully it will give you an idea for an upcoming shower you are attending, or something you could use as a new mom.
wubbanubI told myself I wasn't going to do a pacifier, and here I am with a kid addicted to this Wubba Nub. This has come in handy to soothe Amelia, and help her soothe herself. It stays in her mouth better and is way easier to find without my glasses on in the middle of the night. Now that she is getting older, I've noticed her using the pacifier less and mostly playing with the animal. We are hunting down an elephant one now, in the event we loose this one.

sleepsheepThe sleep sheep is one item we did register for. My daughter loves the ocean sound, and goes right to sleep in her car seat. We have the travel and the regular sized one, and use both.

projectorWe did not register for this projecting night light/ sound machine, but we use this every night. We actually have 2 because I broke the 1st one trying to travel with it. Amelia loved the projections, especially the moon and stars. This machine also makes the ocean sound (along with many others), and has a timer.

elephantThis has been her favorite toy. Someone told me that babies can see black and white better when they are new. Not sure if that's true, but she interacts with this toy and not many of the others. My husband named it Tree Trunks (like from Adventure Time).

boppyIf you don't get anything else, you need a Boppy pillow. This is a life saver, especially if you're breastfeeding, but works great for bottle feeding too. Amelia liked to sleep on this in our laps when she was little bitty, now she likes to sit in it. I would recommend buying extra covers.

baby monitorI am using this baby monitor right now. We had no idea what to go with and I just picked one at random, but this one works well for us. I know there are all sorts of high tech ones out these days, but I'm tired and busy and who has time for figuring out crazy stuff when you may only have an hour or two to get things done?!

What are your top baby shower gifts?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

That's What She Said Sunday

This is such a great reminder. For example, I had a boss who always made fun of the way I dress (to my face) in a teasing manner. I never let it bother me or make me change the way I dress, I like the way I dress, it is an extension of who I am. I understood that she was very unhappy with her life, aging, and things she couldn't change. To make herself feel better, she teased me. That doesn't make it okay, but sometimes you have to put things into perspective. It's not you they have a problem with, it's themselves. Be you, and be happy. :)

Happy Hipster Easter Dress Round Up

I still haven't found the perfect dress for Amelia to wear for Easter. Probably because I am a bit unconventional and don't want her in some crazy fluffy tulle monstrosity, and I can't find anything small enough. But here are some cute things I would possibly get her, if they came in her size:

harajuku mini1 harajuku mini2 harajuku mini3All this cute Harajuku Mini stuff at Target drives me crazy! I want it all for Amelia, and I wish it was small enough, (and big enough for me too!).

bobochoses bobochoses2Bobo Choses has some really unique pieces. I like how laid back and comfy everything looks. Also, you need to be able to move freely if you are going to get your egg hunt on!

wunway wunway2 wunway3Wunway has some rad, original pieces that I can't wait for Amelia to be able to wear. Their styling on the website is super cute! They have tons of cute dresses and leggings.

What is your kiddo wearing for Easter? Know of any cool and original shops or designers?

Friday, March 22, 2013

This and That







1. Project I'm working on for Amelia's room

2. My first time getting a shellack manicure

3. About to dye my hair during nap time.

4. The result: some pink hair.

5. Taking Mia to Holly's for tacos. ;)

6. The tree blooming in my front yard.

Coffee Date

IMG_6051Something inspiring: getting away from the city for a while. It was nice to be at the ranch and just enjoy the peace and quiet, family time, good food, and nature.

Something new: I got my first shellac manicure and I love it!

Something disturbing: I was excited to see new episodes of My Little Pony on Netflix. At least I like the show Amelia likes, right?

Something I'm listening to: the baby monitor. I've been working on getting Amelia to nap in her crib, so she will eventually sleep in there instead of the bassinet.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


DSCN0412We are back from the ranch. We had a nice visit with family. Amelia is sleeping on the very first quilt that LaLa ever made. She said it was an around the world quilt, and I think it's adorable. Amelia is now 3 months old and as cute as ever! xo

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Handmade Fav: My Kawaii Phone

IMG_5751For a while now I've wanted a decoden case for my phone, but all the ones I found were super expensive. I entertained the idea of making my own, but got overwhelmed with all the different cabochons and also the time it would take to glue all the pieces on. I stumbled across My Kawaii Phone on Etsy, who not only had  great prices but does custom cases. She has a new online shop on Storenvy where she sells her cases, and now uses her Etsy to sell cute cabochon sets.

I ordered a custom case, (pictured above) and was so excited to get it! She has awesome customer service and fast delivery! She also makes cases for other devices! I can't wait to get one made for my DS! She makes all sorts of other cute things too! So please check out her shop and support cute handmade!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Open for Business

I have just officially opened my online store of cute Scrawny Girl goodness! Here are a few items listed in my shop:
mary doll coffeegirl PmonokoesketchI can't wait to add more! I have so many ideas and cute things coming soon. I will keep updating here as I update the shop. Thanks for dropping by and supporting handmade! xo

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Style Moodboard

Sunday Style Moodboard

What I am:

drinking: coffee, coffee, coffee

eating: peeps and hopefully peep smores later

watching: My Little Pony

reading: The Kind Diet (again) and Tracy Anderson's 30 Day Method

working on: knitting, blog updates, and birthday gifts

loving: Amelia xo

Saturday, March 9, 2013

That's What She Said Sunday

Sometimes I go out with my Hello Kitty ears on.

Sometimes I wear a crazy hat. Sometimes it's hot pink.

Sometimes I have pink (lavender, blue...) hair.

Sometimes I wear this awesome bright Lisa Turtle-esq panda sweater.

Sometimes I wear a faux leopard fur coat.

This list could go on, but I like to have fun and be myself and you should too!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Coffee Date


Something Inspiring: Massage chairs and pedicures.....amazing!

Something New: I cut all my hair off! I never had time to brush it (or wash it) and it was getting out of control.

Something Disturbing: Having to hold your baby's hand while they get shots. Worst feeling ever!

Something I'm listening to: Paramore's new single Now. The video is rad.


30 Days of Lists: Week 1 Round Up

I am really enjoying this project, even though most days I am playing catch up. Here is my first week as a lister:

[caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 2 About Me: new mom, hot mess, lover of cute, coffee addict, doll maker, instagram addict[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 3 This Year I am going to: open my online shop w/dolls, illustrations and screen prints, finish my book, keep remodeling our house, be the best mom![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 4 On an Average Day, I : don't get up til noon, drink coffee, spend too much time on my phone, watch MLP, Bones or Charmed w/Mia[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_329" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 5 By the end of the Month I would Like to: have my shop open, finish my knitting project, have some wall art up in Amelia's room, frame some pictures[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 6 My Talents: procrastinating, making messes, baking, hoarding cute stuff[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 7 in my bag: hand sanitizer, coupons, chapstick, lotion, wallet, ticket :(, lots of receipts, red lipstick[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_332" align="aligncenter" width="584"]day 8 comfort foods: cupcakes, ice cream, mashed potatoes (made by my husband), starbucks![/caption]

Monday, March 4, 2013


IMG_5802This is my new favorite picture of Amelia. We had just got up, and she was all smiles. It's hard to catch her smiling without the picture being blurry, but this cute face will do! Look at those lashes! xo

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Mom Life: Makeup Favs

Most days I'm lucky to wash my face and brush my teeth as a new mom. So when I do need to go out in public and not look like a zombie, I need a quick and easy routine. Here are a few of my favorite go to items.

bb cream I recently purchased Covergirl's BB Cream even though it got terrible reviews. I was looking more for a tinted moisturizer and this fit the bill on the cheap. I also like Covergirl's nature luxe for a bit more coverage. benetint I am a huge fan of Benefit products (but not of the price). The few products I have continued using tend to last me a long time and work great! I love benetint! It is a lip and cheek stain (and it smells like roses). concealerAnother one of my favorite Benefit products is this boi~ing concealer. It's great for covering up zombie eyes. On occasion, when I feel fancy I like to use Benefit's Play Stick which is a nice coverage foundation that has chamomile.mascaraI recently purchased this Maybelline Rocket Volume mascara. I like the fullness it gives my lashes and it was a pretty good price.

What are some of your favorite make up products?

That's What She Said Sunday


I usually wing it, but I am working on that planning thing.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Coffee Date


Something Inspiring: Joining 30 Days of Lists and meeting new people through this awesome community.

Something New: Painting projects! We are painting our super dated fireplace white. The primer already makes our dark living room brighter!

Something Disturbing: Trimming baby finger nails. It's super scary to do, and their nails grow so fast!

Something I'm Listening to: Taylor Swift's new album Red. I really like "I Knew You Were Trouble" but don't tell anyone....

Friday, March 1, 2013


IMG_5703This is Amelia snoozing at my mom's. She is always doing the funniest things with her hands. Love her XO

30 Days of Lists

This is my first time participating in 30 Days of Lists. It seemed like a quick scrapbook project that would give me something to look forward to each day while Amelia naps and I drink my coffee.

Here is the cover of my book:

30coverI used a chip book from Hobby Lobby, the Doodle Deux 6x6 paper stack, and lots of random stickers, ribbons, and stamps that I already had at home.

Here is Day 1:

I am a lister because:

*I like cute paper *It helps me remember *Checking things off makes me happy

1:30It's never too late to register to be a lister too! Register here!