Thursday, June 27, 2013

Major Handmade Cuteness

I love handmade things. So much love, creativity and thought goes into every handmade piece.  However, handmade generally comes with a heftier price tag because of the time and effort that goes into each piece. I know this first hand as I use precious nap time to work on my goods. So, for now, we ooh and aah until this momma saves up enough to buy some of these handmade goodies for baby J.

Really? These are amazing. She also makes pandas and bunnies and owls and birds. And how ridiculously awesome is that chevron quilt? I think quilters are amazing people. 

If I had emoticons on here, it would be that yellow happy face with hearts for eyes. I've seen a lot of different handmade teepee's, but this one probably is my favorite one. If our house were bigger, this would be in Baby J's room already. I wouldn't be opposed to putting a mat inside and letting him use this as his bed when he's older. 

I don't know about Justin, but I need one of these on my bed and on the couch and maybe up on a shelf  somewhere. This pillow is perfection.

Okay, I know I just said that handmade goods are expensive and so we're saving up, but I have to admit that I bought these when they went on sale. They're still pricey, but they're super soft organic cotton and the prints are to die for and even though I'm on a SAHM budget this year, I.could.not.resist. We have the goodnight pillow which Justin loves to chew on and that lightning blanket is so reminiscent of Harry Potter that I could not, would not resist it's awesomeness.

I'm crafty, but crocheting and knitting were never my thing. I didn't have enough patience to practice and so when I see things like this, I am baffled ...and slightly jealous. I would love to add one (or many) of these to Baby J's wall. 

Hope you're having a beautiful Thursday!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

And all of a sudden...

He's a week shy of 7 months. Where did the time go? When Bub was first born, I knew exactly how many weeks/days old he was. In my sleep deprivation, the time could not pass fast enough. Now that things are more settled and predictable, time seems to be moving at the speed of light. My little Boo is becoming his own little person and growing up so fast.

Sometimes I'm baffled by the idea that God is not bound by time. No schedules, no routines, no gotta-be-here-by-this-time. Such a foreign concept since my life ran on bells as a teacher and nowadays, I have to keep a schedule for Boo.  I think we get glimpses of eternity. i sense it most when I want to cherish a moment forever. When I am holding the baby and he rests his head on my shoulder, feeling safe and content, I want to hold onto that moment, but memories, videos and photos only offer a glimpse and doun't fully capture the tangible and non-tangible details. It reminds me that this world is not our home. We were designed for another home where we are not bound by the limits of time. I can't wait to experience that freedom, but for now, I'll cherish each and every special moment I have with this guy.