Monday, May 9, 2011

Belated Fit Friday Post!

Sorry for being late. With Ricky leaving his job things have been a little hectic around the house. It was a busy weekend with the yard sale we had and then running errands. Returning things we don't need to Walmart for a little extra money. Just preparing for the crunch that will come if he doesn't find a job pronto. I am looking as well.

Anyway, this stress has my mind completely elsewhere and I failed at the water task for myself. I really need a coach kicking me in the butt daily. I started off really well and was drinking at least 2 20oz bottles of water a day. I have also been trying to drink Ice Tee and Koolaid as a sorta water option. It is better than soda right?

4-15-11 180 pounds
4-29-11 175 pounds
5-6-11 171 pounds

I lost 4 more pounds. And I am beginning to wonder how long after giving birth is it safe to be losing this much weight so fast? Probably a question for the doctor on May 17th when my little girl will get shots... I will cry now.

36 Pounds to go.

Sometime today, or tomorrow, or the next day I will be doing my measurements to start keeping track of where the weight is falling off of. I should have done this right away, but you find time to take measurements when you have a crying newborn. It just doesn't happen. I also don't have a measuring tape... so I have to use a cord of somekind and then find a ruler. It is too much work. I should buy a measuring tape - or make one.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nancy's Notions Field Trip

So, this is a little later than expected, but I haven't been able to blog lately. I will get better. Like... at least two posts today. On Thursday I went with the MIL and SIL to the Nancy's Notions warehouse sale. Apparently, my boyfriend's mother does this every year. I wish I would have known this place was in Wisconsin. I probably would have gone past years as well.


See, when I was invited, I didn't know who Nancy was and I certainly didn't know the lady had a television show. I thought we were going to an awesome craft shop with a sweet clearance section. No, this was a warehouse with nothing but sales on fabric, sewing stuff, and countless other crafty things. There were hundreds of women there (and their husbands sitting in the waiting area with couches). I didn't bring a stroller... because I was stupid and naive new mother. Good thing Alina is young and we fashioned her a basket bed (pictured above).

Anyway, it was a long drive - but an overall awesome day! The following is what I made out with:

1/2 yard of PUL in white (it is going to be a hidden layer)
A yard of a knit pattern
20 fat quarters for $20
Some snaps
A snap tool to apply them
2 grab bags full of fabric
And a pattern

ALL FOR UNDER $50. Now to start attempting making my own cloth diapers again. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Think I Want to Sell my Stuff!

So, I have been thinking about the things that I have made and that I like staying at home with my baby. I have been thinking more and more about becoming a WAHM - Work at Home Mom. However, I know there are a lot of other people out there making the same things that I am and it is hard to get into the business. I can't even seem to come up with a name, but I do know what I am going to sell. And here are some pictures...

Upcycled Pillowcase Dress - $15 - designs would vary.

Upcycled Yoga Pants - $12 a pair and the design would vary because I reuse and recycle old t-shirts or tank tops.

Cloth Wipes, these are Terry/Flannel - $1 ea or $10 a dozen
There will also be Flannel/Flannel available - 75 cents ea or $8 a dozen

So now I just need to come up with a name of my shop and start selling. Thanks for looking and comment or message me if you are interested in having anything made!!