bye bye, little pink snowsuit...

>> Thursday, February 25, 2010

the mini received this fabulous fluffy pink bear snowsuit from her aunt lori at her baby shower. i thought that she could wear it as a hallowe'en costume this year, but it was too big. she has worn it every time we've been out this winter though and i just love it - especially the ears on the hood and the little paws as feet.

but now it has to be retired. sob. on tuesday i tried to put it on her, and it was so tight that her arms and legs stuck straight out. so now it's washed and folded and put away with all the other clothes she's outgrown. as nice as it is to watch her grow, some days i wish i could freeze time.

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totally twisted! a stacking ring giveaway!

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010


i haven't done a giveaway in a while - thanks to the lovely julieellyn and epicureanstyle who hosted two for me!!!! but i think it's time again!
up for grabs this time is YOUR CHOICE of either a pair of twisted and shiny copper rings, or one delicate twisted sterling stacking ring. all you have to do is become a "follower" of my blog (if you are already, that's fantastic ) and leave me a message here saying that you are following! in honour of my not-so new twitter account, you get an extra 2 entries for following me on twitter. if you tweet and/or blog about my giveaway, you get another entry! AND if you purchase something, you get 5 extra entries! (just remember to leave a comment for each thing that you do.)

make sure you leave details (a link to your blog, an email address, etc.) so i can find you! so go enter! now! i'll be picking a winner on march 24th via random.org so make sure that you leave a comment for each entry!!!

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sterling silver sampling!

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

amidst all of the crib/sleep training drama, i've been working with some amazing sterling silver wire. half round, square, beaded, twisted, patterned, different gauges... such loveliness! in the stack to the left, i've incorporated several different types and the combination of textures is quite amazing. i've also been working with awesome domed floral patterned wire, which has made some lovely, baroque/medieval inspired bands! who knew that silver could be so versatile!!!
so... how goes the sleep training, you ask? meh, not so good. the mini has had NO problem returning to the crib, and i've somewhat overcome my "missing-baby-insomnia", but i realize that eventually halfway (or so) through the night, we end up together in my bed. oh well. i seem to have found a balance where we both get enough rest. when i'm better rested, i'm less moody and emotional about leaving her, plus i'm able to function well in the daytime. even the sleep training gurus say that nothing is worth it unless mommy is well rested... so i'm just going to go with it for now. survival, right????
i have learned a few things in the last couple of days:
1. thank God for the white noise machine
2. an early bedtime is best - darn you, cortisol!
3. i sometimes think i hear the mini crying when she's not
4. the battery in the baby monitor wears out very quickly.
5. an hour of alone time with the husband is quite restorative
6. the better she naps, the better she sleeps.
sleep. who knew it was so complicated???

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