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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sew Busy!

My schedule has been all wacky this month because of the birthdays and outings that I'm booked up with! I somehow made myself work 5 shifts in a row last weekend...that was fun. If they are only 8 hours, that is one thing. But try doing 10-13 hour shifts five days in a row. I was blessed today and got cancelled by my day job. I am on-call tonight, but so far so good! Just a few more days and we will be headed out to a river cabin for our double family vacay!

My friend Rachel's baby girl Jet is turning ONE tomorrow and her big birthday party is Friday evening. I had to sew her up a special outfit because she will become a big sister next month to baby girl Tinley!


First I appliqued/embroidered a 12month onesie...


Then made an adorable elastic-waisted skirt trimmed with lace!




And the neat thing is that the polka dot fabric is from my stepdad's late mother Wanda's fabric stash from the 60s-70s! So these are true vintage!

I had my dad over for dinner tonight and cooked stuffed bacon-wrapped chicken breast and parmigiano risotto--yes, all from scratch! I had boiled a dozen eggs earlier in the day so while the chicken was baking and the risotto was simmering, I made a big batch of egg salad for the weekend! I even used my own HOMEMADE pickles. Did I mention I made a batch of my own pickles?? They turned out so delicious. I wasn't sure what flavor they would end up being because I just kind of made up my own recipe, but I would call them bread and butter. Yum!

After we ate dinner, my dad took me shopping at a few places to pick out my birthday present that I requested--a digital waterproof 24hr watch to wear to work. I found a cute turquoise one and I will get it Saturday!

While we were out, of course I found a few things I couldn't live without...



The sunglasses I needed before our river trip so I could protect my eyes in style, and the guitar necklace is a tribute to my rockin' hubby that plays guitar!!

Hopefully I can squeeze in some pics of my party {that Nick is planning} on Saturday and blog once more before we leave for our summer vacation!

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1 comment:

  1. you crack me up! The guitar necklace is darling. Those sunglasses...doesn't look like your style...but, again, what do I know!! ha You did a fab job on Jet's b/d gift. I'm sure Wanda would be tickled pink if she knew you were using her fabric to make cute things....you have a super busy month, it looks like. I have to shop for 2 girls today....hmmm♥

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