Thursday, April 10, 2014

a library trip!

My mother visited us last weekend and we had Amelia's first trip to the library! It was a gorgeous day and the library is just a few blocks away, so we walked! 

Amelia picked out three books to borrow and can't wait for our next visit. Maybe story time too?

Friday, March 7, 2014

afternoon reading

A photo, from yesterday. 

Amelia knows it's never too early for both tummy time and reading a good book!

 I think we need to take a trip to the library soon! 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

one month!

Amelia was one month old yesterday! 

Naturally, we celebrated with cupcakes. 

It's true what they say, time is flying and I can't quite believe she's already a month!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

she's here!

Our Amelia arrived last Monday night, February 3, 2014 at 11:41pm and we couldn't be happier. She was 8lbs, 7oz and 20" long and is such a delight.

Happy, happy hearts all around.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

a quilt for Baby C!

Okay Baby C, I've finally finished a quilt for you, so please feel free to make your appearance any time now!

We have a snow day in DC today, which means it's a good day to snuggle up with a cozy quilt... :)


Monday, January 13, 2014

Baby C, week 38!

I have not been taking weekly bump photos, nor do I post weekly pregnancy people really enjoy reading that sort of thing?!

Yesterday marked 38 weeks, so we did take a few photos...

So 38 weeks and all its glory. They say first babies are usually late, but I'd love it if she arrived this week! I'm drinking red raspberry leaf tea, eating pineapple and spicy foods, and all of the other potentially old-wives tales to get her moving along! We'll see if they help!

Was your first baby early or late? Did the spicy food, etc, help at all?!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Very Royal Christmas

I know these aren't really the Royals, but I can't help but adore these photos anyway, with look-alikes spoofing Prince George's first Christmas.

The corgis!!!!

I've seen them all over the place, but borrowed from people of course! 

Oh, and I'm totally sending the Royal Corgis an invitation to my wedding. Surely they'd attend, yes?   

Friday, December 13, 2013

baby pineapple!

This Sunday will mark 34 weeks, so I thought I'd share a photo...this past week, at 33 weeks, Baby C has been the size of a pineapple, they say! I don't know who makes these fruit determinations, but they amuse me greatly. Another website told me she was a durian this week, and I am not 100% sure what a durian fruit is, to be honest  :) 

The nursery is coming along, and she has loads of clothes already. She's so loved, it amazes me at how many people have been so supportive of Steve and I during this time. I've been quite lucky and not had many typical symptoms at all, and overall, have felt very good, aside from being quite tired. If that's the worst I've felt, then I really have nothing to complain about, I know. 

We've had three lovely showers (in NH, DC and IA), and will not be travelling at all for Christmas, but my parents are coming down the weekend between then and New Years, and then Baby C will be here sometime in January! She's due January 26, which is two days after my birthday. I wouldn't mind if she came a little earlier than that, but not too early, of course! We'll see what happens!  

Monday, December 9, 2013

snowy Sunday sewing

Happy Monday! 

When I woke up yesterday morning, it was snowing, and continued to do so on and off all day! I spent the day tidying the house, writing thank you notes for the baby showers I've been thrown, and then doing a bit of sewing. I am working on a quilt for Baby C, but took a break from that to make her a few pairs of leg warmers! 

I saw a few tutorials on pinterest, and Saturday evening, I was at Target for a few things, so I grabbed a few pairs of women's knee socks ($2.50 each!), and whipped these up! Once I figured it out, each pair took about ten minutes. I will admit that I did the first one wrong twice before figuring it out  :) 

This is the tutorial I used, and I very much appreciated the photos! I had read the instructions a few times, but then when I went to make them, I turned one of the pieces the wrong way, twice, and had to redo them! No big deal. 

Cute, eh? 

Now I want to make so many more, I just love them! 

Babies in white onesies and leg warmers...nothing better! 

How was your weekend? 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


How many is too many bridesmaids? 

I'm just not sure what to do about them! I have a number of close friends, and I've been in a number of weddings too. I could have seven, I could have nine. Is nine too many? Most people say yes it is too many, but also, to do what you want, as it's your wedding. True, but perhaps easier said than done? I don't want to offend people, nor hurt any feelings, and I am feeling so torn about this! 

How many bridesmaids did you have? How many is the most you've seen at a wedding that you've either been in or attended? 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

baby shower!

I was home in NH this past weekend and my family threw me and Baby C a shower! The cake was just the cutest thing!


More soon :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Social

I thought I'd do a link up tonight...they're always fun, and I rarely do them, for some reason! Are you a fan of link-up parties?

1. What is on your wish list? I really want both a popover pan and a cast iron skillet. Santa, are you listening? I also need to get Baby C's nursery set up, since she'll be here in just a few months! 

2. Share a new iPhone / iPad app that you recently discovered that we all need:
I don't think it's that new, but my sister told me about PicStitch, which is fun. It allows you to make a little photo collage and send it to instagram, etc! 

3. What is a new fall TV show that you've added to your DVR?
Hmmm, I think most of the shows I watch aren't new this I missing something amazing?!

4. Share your social media links so we can follow you.
I'm lexilooo on instagram, twitter and pinterest too!

5. What is a show, movie, or song you could watch over and over and never get tired of? 
Anything by Chicago, I adore them so, so much, and saw them last summer live with my family, and it was amazing. Yeah, they may be cheesey, but I love them anyway! I've been watching a lot of reruns of both The Cosby Show and Family Ties lately, and have been loving both. 

What about you? Are you social today!?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

red velvet cheesecake cupcakes!

I've been meaning to post these for ages now, as I made them a month ago for Steve's birthday. Red velvet cheesecake cupcakes! They were amazing!

I posted the recipe to Scarlet Threads blog yesterday, so go have a look!

Friday, October 18, 2013

apron giveaway with Scarlet Threads!

Quick announcement that I meant to mention a week ago! Scarlet Threads has new aprons and we're giving one away, and it could be yours! 

Introducing, Sofia!

Isn't she lovely?

Also, there is a new website and lots of great things to see, so have a look! Remember, if you make a purchase from the site, use the code lex25 for a discount on your purchase!

Monday, October 7, 2013

some news from these parts

a little bit of this....

and a little bit of that...

crazy indeed!