time is going too fast! why can’t it go as slow as it did on bed rest?
we are so in crazy love with this baby.
she is so sweet and so funny.
some thoughts that lola wanted me to pass on about being 5 months.
do not try to make me sit up. it is too much work. i like to lay down. i don’t care what other babies do.
do not make me wait for my bottle. it gets me so fired up.
do not leave me on my stomach for longer than five minutes. see above about sitting up.
please beat box for me all day long. it is my favorite and makes me laugh hard.
tell sister to never stop reading to me in the mornings. i love that.
i do not like to baby babble. i prefer to scream. or spit. (my version of beat boxing)
when you put me in my swing for a nap, i can not help it that i would rather ninja kick.
most of the time i sleep all nite for you. when i want to party at 4am, please be entertaining, do not try to put me back in bed.
stop trying to figure out my personality. sometimes you are funny and sometimes you are not. simple.
i love my pink & white vintage dress that was auntie megan’s. tell her thank you.
ps. mommy, what happened to your “i will never talk in the voice of my baby rule”?
sweet baby lola
Some of our favorites from the shop. Take a look. Someone has been hitting the sales hard.
Lola & Maddie Vintage
Needing any last minute Egg and Bunny fun?
Paper Strip Easter Egg Art Idea from Julep
The Blondie is Mine.
Kind of obsessed with this idea. Currently using bargaining to try to get M to do these instead of colored tablets and vinegar. Don’t think it is going to work. Must buy another dozen eggs.
Photos and Idea from A Subtle Revelry
Leftover Egg Cartons? = Hours of Fun
Photos and Idea from Baby Jungle
Is there time to still make these? Adorable.
From Style Me Pretty
Design & Styling: Wiley Valentin
Photography: Andrea Patricia Photography
Our newest treasury on Etsy. This one is inspiring us to plan our summer adventures! Enjoy.
while i was on bed rest, friends and family helped me convert maddie’s bedroom into a room for her to share with lola. it was hard for me not to be up and doing it all myself because I LOVE that kind of stuff, but everyone was so sweet to help and they truly created the perfect room for the girls. i love it so much i wanted to share it with you!
I made Lola’s mobile from the sweet feather wishes that were at my baby shower (which I still need to post!) I just attached them to a wooden embroidery hoop and then put a trim of fringe around. She loves to stare at it and I love that she sleeps below wonderful words of hope and love.
Those beautiful vintage story books were my mom’s when she was little, I had them and now my girls have them.
Love these prints. “I am not afraid of storms, as I am learning how to sail my ship.” I purchased that one when lola was in the NICU. So perfect.
The Ikea bookshelf with baskets is just what we needed to save space. Each girl gets four cubbies for toys and four cubbies for books.
Lola’s shoe collection is amazing. I can’t wait for her feet to be big enough to fit in them!
Madeira decided she would share her special tree outside her window.
Vintage baskets hold Lola’s diapers and necessities and make them look so cute!
AM Photographer Daddy takes amazing photos on his runs at the beach. Instacanvas turned them into great prints for the room.
Madeira collects Shel Silverstein books. Love.
Every girl’s room needs a vintage pink globe and pink musical horse, right?
There are links to most everything on my Pinterest. (as well as links to the items that I could not find a way to stuff in the room!)
I have taken on two “projects” for the month of March. I am super excited about both of them. Keep reading and join me, we will have fun together. And sorry for the late notice.
First, “March into Organization” from KMD Organizing-31 10 minute tasks to organize your life. Seriously, at the end of March I am going to be so organized and I don’t want you to be jealy jeal, so do it with me!! It’s free and she sends you a few days at a time so you don’t freak out and quit. Yesterday was tupperware and today is the linen closet, two places in my house that were sadly neglected.
before, colorful but messy
after, tupperware heaven
Second, Darling Magazine’s March Instagram Photo Challenge, see details below.
My first photo, “Rest”
(I may or may not have blurred out my forehead wrinkles, why does Botox have to be so scary to me? I did NOT blur out Lola’s mullet, don’t ever tell)
My instagram is carialina. Let’s be friends.
So grateful for my babies today and every day, but especially today.
“love. Love your babies, your husbands, mothers, sisters. Love each day like it’s your last. All you mamas out there, you have been entrusted with the precious gift of a human life who depends on you. Enjoy your gift. Breathe in the scent of your child’s hair, breath. Let them cook with you and make a mess of the kitchen. Play hide and seek with them, build sand castles with them, take them on picnics, read to them! Listen to them, value and respect them, never shame them. Your words they will carry with them their whole life and you have the power to give them wings or stunt their growth. Motherhood can be tough but it’s worth it. It can be exhausting, boring, tedious, but never for long. You blink and they’re grown. It has been my honor and privilege to love Daisy these last 8 years. I’m thankful for every minute; the joyful and the terrible alike.” -Kate Merrick, Daisy’s Mama