Friday, November 11, 2011

Strutting the Bump

I have to admit. I love being pregnant. I watch and am amazed at the growing belly bump. I don't mind the heart burn, backache, weight gain and disappearing belly button. Because in the end the reward priceless.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I've got a lot of catching up to do! Let's start here. My precious belly bump growing and growing.

Doesn't hurt to try.

I've never won anything online. I've attempted a few times, but have never been lucky enough to win anything. I'm going to try again today...I want to win this. I'm feeling a little lucky! We'll see... If I win I'll be sewing cloth diapers for my little man.
If you are feeling lucky and want to try visit Chana's blog... Adventures in Fluff.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Whooo wants to craft?

H & I getting our craft on...inspired by this.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My sewing machine has been super busy lately.
Up-cycled T-shirt winged prefold. Tutorial here.Wetbag for the dirty diapers. Tutorial here. Flannel one sided and two sided baby wipes. Tutorial here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Don't call me crunchy...

I ran to the store last week to pick up my favorite granola. I looked at the price and was shocked to see it had doubled since the last time I picked it up. $5.79 is highway robbery for some healthy topping for my Greek yogurt. What to do to avoid the steep price? Make my own. So instead of one box of over priced granola I went home with $3.29 worth of ingredients. It's not as difficult as I thought. Infact it's quite simple and I was able to fill 3 jars. Now I'll always make it home made. Ohhh and all the different varieties to make. This first batch was apricot, almond, pumpkin seed. Next time I think I'll try cranberry, almond or apple, cinnamon.
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Went in for the 20 week ultrasound last Tuesday. All is well and the little one is growing nicely. Many of you know the McCoy house is split, 3 members of this family want to know the baby's gender. I am the odd "mom" out and can totally wait the next 20 or so weeks till the baby's birth to be surprised.

I allowed the technician to place a picture of the baby's "special parts" in a sealed envelope. Hubby really wants to know! So only he will know...he's really good about keeping secrets. So..that was the origianl plan! But that was not acceptable to our kids. They were so upset! They were tortured with the fact that dad will know...but no one else will. They've pleaded with me to give in and find out....

So... I have given in. After all we are Ohana...and no one get's left behind. We do things together.

After dinner tonight we cut into the cake.

It's a boy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hello everyone! 19 weeks have come and gone... Wow!! Time flies. This is a shout out to all of our baby bump fans.

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's officially summer vacation for the kids. Here's our "Summer Do" list. Let's see how quickly this McCoy Family can check these items off the list.

1. Spend a day at Disneyland.2. Pick blueberries at the local farm.

3. Make home made ice cream.

4. Make home made Popsicles.

5. Swap the kids rooms and decorate a nursery.
6. Go to the waterpark.

7. Go camping.

8. Make a backyard bonfire and make some s'mores.
9. Go to the lake.

10. Make rainbow snow cones.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The baby bump is growing and the first trimester is officially behind me. Yay...project baby underway!
Early on....a friend asked me...Are you going to use cloth diapers? Right away, not a second to spare, my answer was NO. I had used disposable diapers with the first two children. I didn't know the difference...why change a process that worked before? In my job, I'm pretty much tasked to research on a regular basis. I, that really was not a fair answer with out the proper research.
Oh boy... interesting research it was. I viewed over 50 videos on YouTube (amazing what you find) on every subject related to cloth diapers and read all the Q&A sections of cloth diaper manufacturers websites.
When cloth diapers come to mind I think safety pins and plastic diapers covers. Boy was I wrong! It doesn't look complicated at all. No pins or plastic pants, only microfiber & other modern fabrics, absorbant padding, velco tabs or snaps. As diapers go, cloth diapers are cute. My washing machine runs everyday and I know baby laundry is inevitable. Yah, we can do this.
So we're going to try it...cloth diapers! I was remiss in answering the question the first time around. Yes...I will be using cloth diapers. So here's my first stash, BumGenius AIO, in universal colors since we don't have any idea what sex baby is. I'm keeping my eye out for deals and resales.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The pictures of H's lunches have stopped. The reason?! I got TOLD. She's one independent gal. Yes, I'm sure she gained that trait from me. So...I have stepped aside and she's in charge of making her own lunch now. Another piece of my apron strap has been snipped.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm so blessed to be the mother of a son and daughter. It really isn't necessary to take advantage of modern technology and confirm the sex of baby number 3? Really? I am strong and patient. I can just imagine the surprise on his or her birthday to have the final reveal... the doctor announcing, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" All I really really wish for is healthy and happy newborn child, it doesn't matter if he or she is a he or she. Right? There are so many of you out there who are telling me I need to find out.... I need to be prepared... I need to know what to expect, so I can be organized for this new bundle. There are also so many of you I'd love to hear from...I'm looking for your opinion. Wait or NOT to wait? What is your answer?Is it really so awful to decorate and shop for neutral colors only? Do I really need to follow the trend of "pink means girl and blue means boy"?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Last month, one of my posts was really a complaint about my developing muffin top despite all my sweaty time at the gym. I couldn't figure it out and joked it was due to my love of cupcakes. Surprise! Cupcakes are not to blame! Turns out muffin top isn't quite right either... but a "bun" in the oven.

This is the bun's first ultrasound picture taken at 7 weeks. Expected debut December 12, 2011.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I am so sorry to you all. It's been 4 weeks since my last post. Shame on me...especially after my promise to post 1/365. I admit that was one huge promise! In the beginning it was fun I had saved up enough photos and ideas to post and it was quite easy to hold the promise. I am always up for a challenge. Right?! Wrong! After four months it became (I hate to admit) a chore. So, going forward, I'll need to approach this blog differently. This is a fun and creative release that I surely enjoy. Hopefully you do too. So, I plan to continue but not with the huge pressure I originally placed on myself. I'll post when the passion hits me. I'll post when the blog juice is flowing. I'll post when the time is right for me... because I want to, not because I have to. Do what makes you happy...right?! Right!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

..What is it, about this sleeping face that melts my heart?
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've been working really hard with the gym schedule...making time daily to get in shape. But my love affair with cupcakes is not helping my efforts to eliminate my muffin top!! Grrrah! It

is true what you hear....the older you get the harder it is to loose the weight. Oh well...I'll keep working at it... getting in toned shape. In the mean time maybe no calorie cupcakes are the answer? Look at these fingernails. There's even a tutorial...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

H dished up the yummy peanut butter brownie.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Look at these cool things....

So many creative tools to play, use and have fun with.

Monday, April 11, 2011

D suggested we light up the grill for dinner! Ka-bobs! H & I baked up some peanut butter brownies with a pretzel garish...for a salty sweet thing. Family dinners are moments to cherish. Yummy!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Trying to control the balloons on the way to the cosmic bowling birthday party.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Look what's sprouting up. It is so exciting.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The McCoy boys at bat...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Do you have a "project" folder saved under your favorites tab? I do... This is one page I saved in my "project" folder. This is the final product... Altered a bit because I used a different mold. In the end the project served the same purpose...some fun time with H and some treats for the tweets.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

These photos are from last month...the girls hanging out together and sharing some yumminess.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Being a girl of the 80's I am a huge hello kitty fan. I was crazy for anything with her cute kitty face. As it turns out with the help of Google...I still am crazy for her cute face and in food format....come on! So luvin' her!