OOTD - 17 to 19 Weeks

Hey ya'll!  It's been a crazy couple of weeks!  Of course, I say that, and there's not really all that much excitement that's happened, but the last three weeks seem to have flown by in a blur of summer and doctor's appointments.  Of course, it makes it easier to have little faces like these to look at:

I also keep seeing some amazing artwork. Some is awesome, like this wizard....

And some humbling, like this portrait of "mommy yelling at us..."  Apparently I need to keep my hormones in check!

I'm also enjoying watching this little sweetheart grow up:

As quickly as this month has gone by, this week is going to drag, just because I have to wait until Friday to know which of these outfits will be the right one for new baby (as long as the little one cooperates):

In the meantime, I'll just continue getting dressed.  Some days, I might even wear something other than sweatpants!  Here's a recap/bumpwatch for the past three weeks.

Week 17:

Wait a second.....

OMG, pockets!

Outfit Details: 
Dress: DKNY, thrifted, $3.50
Shoes: Banana Republic, thrifted, $4
Necklace: DIY, $2 for materials
Grand Total: $9.50

Week 18:

Look, a belly!
Outfit Details:
Shirt: Eddie Bauer Outlet, $8
Skirt: thrifted, DIY alterations, $2
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes, $7 (clearance)
Grand Total: $17

Week 19:

Outfit Details:
Shirt: thrifted, DIY alterations, $1
Shorts: Walmart maternity, $14
Scarf: DIY, materials on hand
Necklace: Falling Whistles, $34
Red Bracelet: Red Thread Movement, $3
Black/Amber Bracelet: Tiny Hands Int'l: gifted
Sandals: Sseko Designs, $54
Grand Total: $106

Be sure to stop by Friday if you're curious to find out what we're having!  Well, we're having a baby, but you know what I mean.  I won't be able to keep the gender a secret, so I'll be telling ya'll about as soon as I know!

A Tutorial.

Naptime is a sacred time in our house.  The children are peaceful and still, mommy breathes a sigh of relief, and then she has a few precious hours (well, more like an hour and a half, but who's counting... besides me.) to work on some projects around the house.  Some days said projects involve watching one or two episodes of True Blood (hey, vampire shows are my guilty pleasure, don't judge!) or eating ice cream without having to share, and some days I'm a little more productive.  I thought I'd use today's naptime to bring you my tiny project for today, the

Yes folks, that's right!  It's another long overdue sewing tutorial, and this one's pretty simple!  Basically, you'll need:

A pocket from a button down shirt
Matching/Coordinating thread
Sewing stuff (machine, pins, scissors, etc...)
About 10 free minutes

I have a shirt that's going to be refashioned... eventually.  The first step was removing the pocket, and so I had this leftover piece of fabric that needed to be used.

So, I took said pocket, folded it in half, and pinned.

I then sewed along the 'pre-marked' line where the pocket had been stitched to the shirt.

And voila!  I am now the proud owner of a nifty little sleeve case for my glasses.  It's not padded, so all it really protects from is scratches and dust, but it will come in handy to shield from tiny fingerprints when my kiddos decide to hand me my glasses in the morning before my eyes are even open.

And that, friends, is the

OOTD - 16 Weeks

Ya'll, I'm a bad blogger, and I apologize!  I promised a Fair Trade Friday post for you guys like two weeks ago, and then it just didn't happen.  I don't even have a good excuse, other than not being motivated.  So, I apologize.  Still friends?  Good.

Since we are such good friends, and you're in such a forgiving mood (you are, right?), maybe you'll excuse the horrible lighting in my outfit photos too?  Aww, shucks, you're awesome.  Just for that, I'll give you a little helpful hint: new customers at ThredUP can get a $10 credit to shop!  I think I've talked about ThredUP before, but just as a reminder, it's a resale site where you can find gently used brands from Old Navy to Diane von Furstenberg at a fraction of the original price.  Every item is inspected by the ThredUP team, and is in either new or like-new condition.  In addition to women's clothes, they also carry shoes, purses, kids' clothes, and my new favorite, maternity clothes!  I've made a few orders with them, and have always been more than happy with what I've received.  Take this top for example:

Thanks to a referral credit, I got this top, and one other, for a grand total of $3!  Also, after you make your order, you get your own personal referral link to send to your friends, and for each one that signs up, you get another $10 to shop!  I really can't get enough of this site, and so I figured I'd share it with you!  In the spirit of sharing, here's some more outfit photos (note the lovely pigtails in the next one, I'm SO overdue for a haircut!):

Outfit Details:
Top: via ThredUP, $2 with referral credit
Jeans: thrifted, DIY'ed to skinnies, $5
Shoes: Sseko Designs, $55
Earrings: Icing by Claire's, $3 (old)
Black Ring: Icing by Claire's, $2 (old)
Silver Ring: gift

Grand Total: $67