Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oh, How Pinteresting: Frames

I've been working on putting the frames up in my living room, and these are the pins that gave me inspiration!

I can't wait to share my frame design with you!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Do have friends, and they DO come visit me from another state

I've always wondered if I have a sticker on my forehead that says "Does not play well with girls" that I can't see. That being said, I have had two girl friends that have stuck it out with me since high school- one because we are complete opposites, and one because we are too much alike, in a good way. With both friends, I've dealt with moving away, both on their part and mine, and all these crazy turns that the real world takes (like engagements, jobs, marriages, babies). I get to see each friend once or twice a year, so when we get the opportunity, we snatch it up.

Here are some pics from my NINE day visit with my BFF Maddisen:

Hiking at Cowley Mountain
Anything is a workout with a 20 pound baby strapped to you.

Did you know that the moby doubles as a drink carrier?
On Saturday, my husband so graciously drove us to the Gaslamp District AND picked us up with no complaints so that I could finally have a girls night out.

Monday, May 27, 2013

I confess

I confess... I am stealing this whole 'I confess' idea from other bloggers.

I confess.. That sometimes this whole blogging thing overwhelms me.. Just like many other things in life.

I confess.. I want to be one of the 'popular blogs.'

I confess.. I don't think anyone will comment on this post.

I confess.. That I do actually have quite a few posts planned!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mommy moments

I haven't really had a chance to get on blogger the past two weeks because so much has been going on. At the end of last month, Caden and I flew back home last minute for a family emergency. I spent a week and a half with family and said goodbye to the most wonderful aunt, who had been battling cancer. Chris drove down on the weekend to pick us up, plus my best friend from high school. She has stayed with me for us past week, and we have done some major catching up since we rarely get to see each other. Tomorrow things should be back to normal and I should be back to regular posting. This week I am a guest host for mommy moments so make sure to link up!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word! We love all of the great posts! 

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments was the post titled Parenting Mistake from This Too Shall Pass!
I'm loving on this mug she posted. I know we all can relate!

She is looking for some advice on how to get her sweet baby to crib sleep! Head over and offer your suggestions if you haven't already!

This week I'm excited to introduce a new co-host!
Meet Allie from Beautiful Family Affairs

The fun part about having Alli on our team is that now all of the co-hosts have baby girls very close in age! We need to plan a get together so they can all meet. Wouldn't that be fun!

This week we are welcoming Ashley from Love and Lighthouses as our guest host! You must stop by and meet Ashley and her adorable baby boy!
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Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!

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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cloth Diaper Review: gDiapers

When I first started researching cloth diapers when I was pregnant, I came across gDiapers, and I stopped looking. Unlike most cloth diapers, gDiapers are reusable diaper covers with flushable inserts. I was sold on these because 1) the world of cloth diapers seemed so daunting and 2) the idea of poopy cloth diapers made me nervous. Instead of buying the expensive newborn set that only went up to 10 pounds, I bought two smalls that were for 8-14 pounds and decided that I would buy more if I liked them. Well, right around the time that Caden could fit into them, he was put into a pavlik harness for his hips (that is a story for another post) and the velcro on the diaper would stick to the velcro on the harness and make it nearly impossible to change his diaper, so we only used them a handful of times. The few times we did use them, they worked well, and they are super cute. I am definately saving them for our next baby.

gDiapers consist of a cotton diaper cover, a soft, reusable waterproof insert and disposable liners. They also have cloth liners for those who really want to be ecofriendly, or for those who are squeemish yet still want to be as ecofriendly as possible, there are cloth liners that lay over the cloth inserts.. They are like a tissue that catches the poo so you can throw it in the toilet and not have to do any rinsing. I haven't heard any reviews on them yet, but they sound like a great idea to me!

One thing that I noticed in the few times that I used these was that they don't leave the indent marks that some other cloth diapers leave on little chunky legs. I'm not sure if it is because of the style or because they come in sizes for a better fit.

I'm thinking about getting more gDiapers when I increase my stash. What do you think of the hybrid cloth diaper?