Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Liam's (Cloth) Diaper Bag at 4 months

Liam's Diaper Bag at 4 Months

I got this bag at Target about 5 years ago. It is supposed to be used for a laptop/briefcase. It has the two pockets that you see on the outside, and the one pocket on the inside you see below. It also had a cell phone holder and a place to clip my keys.
Everything really does fit in here! And I love how it keeps its shape. It does have a zipper closure and when I dont add the extra blanket, I can zip it closed.
Here is the overview, I cant believe all this really goes in here!
Top left going right... at least 2 burp rags, Liam spits up and drools a lot. My nursing cover--which I rarely use. My wallet and keys. A thicker blanket, an aden + ansi  blanket. I made that green and brown bag for his extra outfit and a few other items. Toys. Extra wet bag, nipple cream (just incase), sun screen. Boogie wipes, extra nuk, first aid kit, tide stick, mini notebook, and pens.

Extra outfit, extra hat, mittens, and my mittens. In that little black clutch I have tissues, pads, and nursing pads. The brown polka dot bag is a wet/dry bag, wipes, diaper cream, the green and brown thing is a changing pad I made. And two diapers. 

This is what I would pack if we were going away for a few hours. If we are just running to the store, I usually dont bring so much. I might just grab the wet/dry bag with the diapers, blankets, toys, burp rag, nuk, and my wallet.

Monday, October 14, 2013

My wedding day in pictures...

Being that its fall, and just over 2 years from our actual wedding date...I figured Id finally post some photos from my wedding. Our colors were chocolate brown and ivory. Each couple that stood up had an assigned fall accent color. The boutonnieres and the fabric flowers were hand made by me, my bff and my mom. Besides an exchanging of rings, we also did a celtic cord tying ceremony. The table decorations were tons of candles in jars or all sizes, as well as tin can candle holders. Some of the jars had a filler which was cocoa mulch--smells like chocolate. ;)  The fall leaves all over the tables were silk leaves from hobby lobby (90% off) from the year prior. Simple fabric squares in different fall-ish fabrics mismatched under maple leaf chargers (also the year prior's clearance at walmart) Little pumpkins and gourds (homegrown) on the tables as well. I really wanted a glowy mismatched homey feel, as if just sitting down to a dinner at home. We had cornstalks by the entrance, and bushel baskets filled with harvesty things. At each place setting was a little brown box with my homemade soap. They had a fall scent and a maple leaf stamped into the top. Right before the grand march, we offered a caramel bar with all sorts of caramel dippin goodies! Also fresh apple cider pressed from my stepdad's apples :) Best day ever!! <3

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Whoops...Meal Plan...Wednesday

***I forgot to post this on monday...so its meal plan wednesday... oh well**

The way I meal plan is just to come up with 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 snacks, and 7 dinners. I dont plan a certain meal on monday, tuesday, etc. I just make what I feel like making, or what makes sense. Some of you may remember that I am doing in-home daycare for a 4 yr old boy. he is at my house from 6:45-8:30 and then again from 12:15-4. Anyways, I plan the breakfasts, lunches, and snacks basically for him.

I also thought Id mention the "theme" we are talking about this week. I cant help it, the preschool teacher comes out in me...if anyone is curious as to what activities we do weekly, feel free to ask.

Weekly Theme: Fire Safety

Breakfasts: (always includes some sort of fruit, and milk or juice)
Toast with Jelly
Waffles with sausage
Bagel with cream cheese
Cereal with milk
Oatmeal and raisins

Lunches: (always with a fruit, veggie, and milk)
Mac & cheese
Chicken Alfredo
Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Snacks: (usually with water or juice)
Goldfish crackers
Graham crackers w/ pb
Granola bars

Chicken Alfredo with Corn
Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner) Sausage & Egg Sandwich on Bagel
Veggie Stir Fry
Chicken and Sweet Potatos
Chili and Cornbread
Out for our Anniversary

I plan on getting back onto pinterest and having more interesting meal ideas soon. We'll see how that goes. :)