Mar 22, 2015

Postpartum Weight Loss

I've really been wanting to talk about postpartum weight loss and my experience with it and seriously it was so hard to form coherent thoughts about it because I just have SO MUCH I could say on the topic. I mean I can focus on social media expectations, my own experience, my expectations vs reality whew, really I could talk about this forever. Here are some of my thoughts on it.

Mar 13, 2015

Spring Summer Baby Clothes Haul

It's that time of the year again, when I go to put clothes on Jocelyn and somehow everything is 4 inches short and covered in spaghetti sauce. So bring on the baby clothes haul! Any new baby clothing shops you've been loving lately?

Mar 11, 2015

1st Birthday Party For Under $30

Like any crazy parent, about a month before Jocelyn turned 1 I was like, "I must throw the party of all parties for a baby that doesn't even know it's her birthday!!" Why us moms do it, I'll never know. But what it felt like to me was that Jocelyn's first year was hard, any I just wanted to celebrate that we made it! We're alive woot woot let's eat cake! So I told Matt we were going to partay and then womp womp, my practical man gave me a budget. And oh this budget was teensie. Dare I say 30 bones. So basically in my mind I was like cool so we can afford one birthday hat and one balloon, but then I realized that every fiber of my being loves a good challenge and with the voice of Tim Gun in my head I set off to make it work!

So here's what I came up with and here's how I did it. Utah is the land of millions of weddings. And after these oooey gooey couples get married they're stuck with a ton of decorations they don't want. So ya know, one thing leads to another and the next thing I know I find a Craigslist bride that is selling millions of flowers for $10 and bam floral decorations and crafts galore!! I made the garland, the headbands, the floral arrangements, the cake topper and the floral letter all with the flowers. The birch wrapped boxes were another Craigslist find that another newly wed couple practically begged me to take and the banner on the wall and crown was made out of rose gold card stock (.99 per sheet at JoAnns). I wanted to have an activity for the fam there so I took some project life cards (previously purchased) and had the family write down their favorite memories in Jocelyn's first year. Of course the main event was the cake, I left Matt in charge of that and luckily messy'ole cake is in style right now:) I just stuck some roses on the top and done.

My total came out to $25 including the cake,balloons and all the decorations.

Who said you can't have your cake and eat it too:) Jocelyn did. No really, she hated the cake and refused to eat it.

Mar 9, 2015

The Dream of The 90's

dress: Target (recent)  vest: thrifted     shoes: Forever Young    hair: ridiculously greasy

The dream of the 90's is alive in Provo people. No matter how hard we keep trying it Here's the thing about the 90's. We hate it in theory. Only in theory though. I mean talk to anyone, they'll tell you they are disgusted of it. But oh the idea of some comfy joggers, tennis shoes, old denim that doesn't even need to be flattering and greasy hair and woah. Game changer. If I can be stylish and also feel like I'm sitting on my couch with my neck crease full of potato chips the SIGN ME THE FREAK UP.So yes 90's, I think they're here to stay for a while. And here's how I feel about it.

Mar 2, 2015

My Baby Turned 1??

I just honestly have no idea how this happened. One second I'm handed this baby and I have no clue what to do and the next second she's one, SHE'S ONE. I've come to the conclusion that the year goes by so fast yet painfully slow because it's sooo hard and soooooooo good. This year was a year of stretching and growing for the whole family. I could sit here and pretend that I have it all figured out but to be honest I've decided parenting is a guessing game, sometimes a really really annoying guessing game, are they cold? are they hungry? are their socks too tight? does she have gas? Am I doing any of this right? But the reward of that smiling face adoring you with every fiber of their being makes it all worth it. Way more than worth it.  I can't imagine our lives without our sweet Joc. Here's to you baby girl, Happy Birthday.