Tuesday, October 21, 2014


We should have bought stock in Tylenol and Motrin when Ellie was born, because this girl is a sad little monkey when she is teething. She has been congested and teething again lately and sometimes Tylenol or Motrin just don't cut it.

We've given her cold breast milk in a sippy cup and that helps sometimes. Lately, I stumbled across some popsicle making supplies at our grocery store. I decided to try them out on Ellie Belle today.

I used the V8 Fusion Pop Mold. Each popsicle mold holds about 3 ounces and looks like this out of the freezer.

Step One: Find grumpy baby

Step Two: Let Grumpy investigate popsicle

Step Three: Allow Grumpy to gum cold popsicle

Step Four: Enjoy the rest of your day with a happier baby!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Garage Sale Addict- Part 1

"Hi, my name is Jamie and I'm a garage sale addict."

Lately E and I have been checking out estate sales/garage sales on the weekends. I'm going to share some photos of our awesome finds!

First up...

This little 2T top became a dress for Ellie Belle. It had pants with stains that I left at the garage sale, but I thought that this little top had big potential for it's $1 price tag!

We had a overcast day recently and I popped her into this cute little number for an impromtu photo shoot. Did she cooperate? Not really. Do I still love the pictures? Absolutely! :D

"Mama! Mama! You have a black box on your face. Don't worry, I'll get it for you!"

I have to say, she looks rather adorable in garage sale clothes. But that might just be my inner addict talking... ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eight Months

Ellie turns eight months old today. It's a big milestone for us. I've had pets that I haven't been able to keep alive that long!

Crystal Bell of Gilded Sun Photography is the sweetheart who took photos of Ellie's birth and her newborn photos. I was super excited when I found out she was offering mini sessions in September. I really wanted her to take family photos of us so that we would have a few flattering photos with all of us together.

I'm so grateful for her mad photography skills because she did a wonderful job of capturing Ellie's personality and the way our family interacts. She's known at our house as the "Photo Ninja" because she has all these crazy contortionist/yoga poses she does in order to get the perfect shot. I can't wait to put these beauties on our wall!