Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The modern toddler bed.

Q will be in her crib for a little while yet but in 2 or 3 years we're going to try for baby number two. Most likely we will still be in this house and with only two bedrooms space is at a minimum. I'm in love with the modern toddler bed options I've been seeing lately.

Oeuf Classic Toddler Bed

Spot on Square Hiya Toddler Bed

Ikea, Gulliver
[Our crib is from Ikea and it is the Gulliver model - It's really nice so I wouldn't mind something like this again, but that could also be too matchy.]

Monday, October 11, 2010

Etsy Shop

My etsy shop is open again. This time I'm concentrating on Holga (lomography) photogrpahy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Birth Story

My beautiful baby's birth was blogged about recently on Happy Bambino's Blog.

Quinn Elisabeth

Sunday, March 7, 2010


The Mr. wanted to eat at Jamerica for his birthday this year and since it was his birthday I readily agreed.

Jamerica is an eclectic Caribbean cuisine restaurant located on William St right across from the Willy St Co-op. The atmosphere is tropical and laid back. You seat yourself and also help yourself to beverages stored in coolers at the back of the store. The menu is pretty simple and self explanatory.

Both the Mr. and I had the Mango Rundown. I had it with shrimp and he had it with tofu. I'd actually tried it before at the La Fete de Marquette festival this past summer but had almost forgot about it until he suggested we go there for his birthday. The dish consists of veggie stir fry served over red beans and rice and the mango rundown is a sauce that is poured over everything. As you can see the serving size is huge and both of us were able to take left overs home.

The service was great, the prices are well worth it and the food was awesome. Next time I might try some jerk chicken!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What happens when you fall into some extra money?

So we fell into a little extra money - something about having too much money in our escrow account and they reimbursed us (I didn't know these things occurred). The realistic part of me was all save it or put it towards debt, but... that didn't happen.

I haven't splurged on the baby in a long time so I took the chance to do so.

Brown Bear Hat by Props To You

Indie Damask Baby Sling Carrier by LoopDiLoops

How can anyone resist such delicious baby goodies? Can't wait till she's here and I can finally start trying everything out!

Friday, February 19, 2010

If you like grapefruit...

I hardly ever rave over beauty products. I like things that are quick and easy to use. I keep it pretty low key and don't like to spend a lot of money. I recently read an article raving about Neutrogena's Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash and was swayed to give it a try.

The affect of pregnancy and winter has not been good to my face the last 8 months. Between the constant out breaks of acne, dry patchy skin on my cheeks and the oil spots on my nose and forehead I've felt less then glowingly beautiful. So I thought what the heck do I have to lose and shelled out around $6.00 (give or take a few cents) to try the product out.

If you like the smell of grapefruit you will love this product. It's nice and refreshing, not too over powering. The microclear provides a nice exfoliation without irritating the skin. My acne seems better and the dry patches on my cheeks have also gotten better after using this product every day for the last two weeks. The product will dry out your skin (but not in excess) so make sure to follow it up with a nice moisturizer. I prefer Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15.

This product is the new jewel in my skin care routine. Even the Mr. likes to use it on occasion. It's just that great!