Tuesday, March 26, 2013

not just for farmers and train conductors

This morning when I was getting Sage ready I realized, "Oh my gosh, I have an 9-month-old" I don't know why I didn't sink in until today but for some reason it didn't. When I got him out of bed and was deciding what he should wear, I realized that I hadn't even unpacked his 9 month clothes. (Talk about denial...)

 We were given boxes and boxes and boxes of hand-me-downs from one of my coworkers while I was pregnant with Sage. I pulled the box of clothes out of the closet and looked at what we had. I have to say...baby Xander is a well dressed little man. And we were lucky enough to end up with the clothes that he grew out of. These overalls were at the top of the box. 

I love a little boy in overalls. 

I personally loved overalls when I was in elementary school. There isn't another clothing option that offers what overalls can offer. You can run and jump and play. They offer all the freedom of a dress without having to worry about showing "the goods" when you do a handstand. They aren't the most fashion-forward thing in the world (or even the second...or third) but they are awesome. Nothing says, "I'm ready to play" like a pair of worn-in overalls.

Over a certain age overalls cease to be acceptable. Though Justin Bieber thought they were acceptable to wear overalls to meet the Canadian Prime Minister (google it); as an adult in overalls you run the risk of looking like Dexys Midnight Runners in the "Come on Eileen" video.

"To rah loo rah, To rah loo rye, ayyyyyye"

 Opening that box and finding those overalls right on top this morning brought back a huge wave of memories. Unfortunately I don't think I could pull off a pair of adult overalls, but on the same note I don't climb as many trees or do as many cartwheels as I did in my overall-wearing days. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

monday quote

Enjoy your Monday! Have a wonderful spring day and eat your lunch outside if you can get away with it:)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

9 months old

This little person turned 9 months this week, and I really can't believe how big and full of life and curiosity he is.
He loves:
 looking out the window, playing in the yard, watching cars, eating rocks and leaves, clicking his tongue, playing horse, watching the laundry go around, tearing up newspapers and magazines, climbing up things, and making messes.
He does not love:
closing fingers in the cupbords, falling down after taking one step, and napping when he thinks he might miss something.

Friday, March 22, 2013

bits & pieces

swings // little "mandals" // clean baby frog // fridge letters // brushing teeth // GF waffles at Walmart (!!) // yummm // lindsey's bag // our Easter door

Monday, March 18, 2013

live.love.little: march has got me seeing green

If you know me at all you know that one of my all-time favorite colors is green. We're talking any kind of green. LIME green. KELLY green. SAGE green.
(Do you see where I'm going with this?) 
So March is a time where green is everywhere and I can live in my own happy green little world. I can do a little jig in my green sweaters and green hair bows. Here are three of my most recent favorite finds of the green variety.

For the apartment:
lime green chevron pillow: Etsy

For me:
green detailed cartigan: Anthropologie

For Sage:
toy soldier bookends: Urban Outfitters

at least someone around here likes laundry day

Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.
-Barbara Dale

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

look at that posture!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I be tossin’, enforcin’, my style is awesome.
-Wu Tang Clan

New season of Rachel Zoe Project started last week!
*Oh. Em. Gee. I just died.*
I've also been watching the DVDs of Heroes. I'm on season 3 now, it's my wind-down-after-baby-goes-to-bed-pour-me-a-cup-of-hot-cocoa-me-time thing.

Listening to:

Summer plans are still in the works.  There is obviously the trip to Idaho that happens every summer, then the mini vacations to San Francisco. But then there are the maybe vacations. Like maybe I will do anything in my power to figure out how to get to Louisiana to see a very special someone. But maybe I'm a little nervous to fly across the country on my own with a little nugget. Summer is my oyster. I'll have time over the summer to come in and organize and decorate and make my classroom a suitable home-away-from-home. Expect pictures and lots of chevron.

Looking forward to:
The 28th of this month we are going to visit Haydn and Sean in Utah. It's going to be so fun! I love going to Utah. I can't wait to see them. It's a perfect way to kick of Spring Break.
I'm working my way through The Decendants right now. So far its great!
Making me happy:
My apartment is still coming together. The final boxes are getting unpacked. The smell of cigarettes and cats from the people who lived there before me is almost gone (ick) after hours of diffusing and running air purifiers and leaving windows open in the middle of winter. Now I'm planning color stories and all sorts of projects for around the house. I can't wait until it's finally put together and everything is as it should be!

Monday, March 11, 2013

teeny tiny egg bakes for teeny tiny fingers

This weekend we made egg bakes with baby-friendly foods. Once babies are older than 8 months eggs are given the okay, so I was excited to experiment. I have made egg bakes for myself, but I usually add cheese and peppers, both of which are not baby-friendly. So I narrowed it down to eggs, broccoli and mushrooms. I cut the tops off the broccoli and just used the sprouts for this recipe. I was afraid the bigger chunks from the stems would be too dense for toothless chewing.
The stems went into the food processor with steamed cauliflower for baby food.

Mini Egg Bakes
3 large eggs
1 cup steamed broccoli
1 large mushroom
1 tbs water

Whisk eggs and water together in a bowl. Add broccoli sprouts and whisk again. Pour into greased mini muffin tins and add chopped mushrooms to the top. Cook at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the eggs have set. Let cool and use a knife to separate the eggs from the tin.

 Enjoy! Best served warm.

Friday, March 1, 2013

mover, shaker, climber, explorer

Sage is into everything lately!! Now that he can stand up and reach for things he is up, around, and into everything within reach. Everything in our house is about 2 feet off the ground now, because if it's in reach, he'll get it. And dump it out

Another new facination: power chords and outlets.

Luckily these shelves with colored buckets Sage has in his room (thank you for the great buckets, dollar store!) will keep him busy for at least a little while.