4.14.2014

is it really april already?

4.14.2014

not only is it april but it is mid-april. how did that happen? it has been far too beautiful outside to be bothered with staying at home and blogging. i'm learning more and more what kind of blogger i am, and apparently i am not a very reliable one. i think i'm ok with that though. but there are times like today when you are outside with your baby and no matter how hard you try you just can't get a decent picture out of him. then when thumbing through your photos on your camera you happen upon one that just makes you laugh and feel the need to share. april, you have been a good month so far. keep the sunshine coming. 


3.13.2014

DIY Moby Wrap

3.13.2014
I finally got around to making myself a Moby Wrap. I can't tell you how liberating it is to have mobility while holding Wesley. Today I vacuumed the house while he was wrapped to my chest and I'm even writing this post with him sleeping securely wrapped to me:) What an invention. Anyways I had some people asking for instructions to make your own so here they are. I wish I would have taken pictures during the process to help you out but I didn't think so many people would want to know how I did it...oh well. There are plenty of websites available with such instructions so I'll supply a couple here that I visited and add a few additional tips I applied to making my own. 

Muslin Wrap (which I think I am going to make for the summer since it is a cooler fabric)

I went with the knit option and instead of buying 5-6 yards I bought 2.5 yards because knit is on more of the expensive side. Instead of paying $50-$60 for 5-6 yards of fabric (honestly if I were going to buy that much I would rather just buy a Moby Wrap, which retails at $45-$50), I paid $18 for 2.5 yards with a coupon at Joann's. Most patterns or instructions call for 5-6 yards because buying that much doesn't require any sewing and gives you two wraps. I didn't want two wraps of the same fabric and I don't mind the minimal sewing that was required. 

All I did was take my 46" wide knit fabric, cut it in half lengthwise to make two pieces and then sewed the two short ends together to make one long 5 yard piece. To make sure the seam was strong I sewed the two ends together with a straight line, then sewed over the stitch using a wide zig zag stitch. To make the fabric more manageable when tying I simply trimmed each end by cutting a good chunk of the corners off. And that's it. Easy Peasy.

And here is my husbands first go at the wrap, not too shabby:)
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3.10.2014

two years

3.10.2014

Today marks our two year anniversary. It's interesting to think just how much has happened in our short two years of being married. When we were engaged and I imagined what our first couple of years would be like, I had no idea how much would take place. I definitely didn't think we would have a baby in that time. I was certain we would wait several more years, but one year ago we both felt that a baby was closer then we had anticipated and understood that it was time for us to add a member to our family. I'm so glad we did. On this March 10th we celebrate two wonderful years of being married and three incredible months of being parents. 

I will always be first and foremost a wife to my husband and he will always be first and foremost a husband to me. Tonight we went to dinner alone for the first time in three months - we talked about the nature of our relationship and how bright the future looks as long as we continue to put each other first and make our relationship a priority. This picture is one of my favorites, Jason has kept me just as happy as the day we were married. I'm not going to sit here and try to make everyone think we have a perfect marriage - we disagree on some things and have to compromise just like any other relationship - but on this day of celebration I can honestly say we are giddy about each other.