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Mama Must Haves: Ikea Bibs

If you are stopping by for the D-List Blog Party you can read my welcome post here. My sister-in-law, Tasha, HIGHLY recommended these bibs to me. They are only $3.99 for 2 bibs at Ikea and help to minimize meal messes. These bibs not only have a pocket, but also arms; You can practically count […]


Do-able Recipe Organization

If you are stopping by for the D-List Blog Party you can read my welcome post here. Multiple attempts. That has been my theme for properly organizing my recipes – both the treasured ones and the ones to try. I have not been successful as of yet so I am thinking of scaling back. What […]

Upcoming Baby Sales – Fall 2010

The Northwest is booming with baby sales … must be the think green, recycling spirit in us! Thanks to my friend, Callie (and her daughter, Mia), I have compiled a list of the upcoming bargain opportunities. With this kind of savings, why wouldn’t you go?I saved a ton shopping these with Mia. My mom was […]

What can I expect from becoming a mother? Disappointment. Frustration. Surprise. Joy. Love. Love. Love. Do I have what it takes? Sometimes yes, so much so that you will astound yourself. And sometimes no, this job will ask for more than you can give. What does it cost? All of you. And you will never […]


Laundry Detergent

When I’m trying to drift off to sleep I think of random things like, “OMG, what kind of laundry detergent should I use for all the baby clothes!” Right now we have this … from Costco: What do you use for your baby items? Do you separate baby stuff from the rest of the family’s […]


From an Engagement Ring to an Uppa Baby

This was us 3 years ago … May 18, 2007 Approximately 1 hour before Dominic proposed to me near the Portland waterfront. The day I officially became the luckiest girl in the world! I was 20, he was turning 21 the next week. Neither of us had jobs. I had just finished by Bachelors and […]

Book Mountain

I have a plethora of reading to accomplish before baby arrives … good thing I learned how to skim and find the real important stuff in college! The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine – in progress Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N. – DONE! The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche […]


Mama Must Haves: Baby Gowns

Let’s face it … middle of the night diaper changings happen. They happen often. I want to be prepared and Andaluz Mama Rachel recommended a stash of baby gowns to make my nightlife more fun. Well, at least a little easier :) I found these lovely, bright colored gowns by Makrista Baby and fell in […]


I found this swell color while reading the most recent issue of Real Simple. Initially I thought it would work well in the nursery, but now I’m leaning more towards putting it in our bedroom or maybe an office. It is by Glidden and is called Soothing Green Tea. Just what I need for my […]