Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A little of this and that...ending with a GIVEAWAY!!

Amelia is down for a nap, so I thought I would take a moment to say hi! She is sleeping so well. I've started giving her a bath right after her last bottle (before bed) and I'm telling you - a bath wears the girl out! I was only giving her a bath right before we would leave to go somewhere, instead of every night. Our doctor said giving her a bath every day could dry out her skin and make her eczema worse. Her eczema is actually much better since we switched to t.ide free and are using all a.veeno products. Thanks to all of you for your advice! Anywho, back to her sleeping so well. Since giving her a bath right before bed (for the past 3 nights) she has slept from 11pm-5:30am two nights and 10pm-4am the other. How great is that!??

She is such a happy baby. I will go in to see if she's awake and just barely peek over her bassinet. If she's awake and sees me - this is what I get. All smiles. :)


She loves the ceiling fan. I catch her just staring at it, grinning from ear to ear.


I actually cooked dinner last night. There's something about winter that makes me want to bake but not cook, which means we eat out way too much. Alex came home and asked what was for dinner. It was SO COLD outside, I did not want to pack Amelia up and go out, so I did what my Momma would do. I thawed a pound of hamburger meat and threw something together! We had hamburger steak, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. I really did feel like my Mom...she can grab a few items from her pantry and whip up something delicious in no-time flat! Alex thought it was great. I think he was starving and it wouldn't have mattered what I put in front of him. ;)

Since Christmas is over and all the decor is packed away, I find myself ready for spring. I'm already thinking about planning our vacation to the beach. Alex reminded me that the first day of winter was December 21st. HA! Does anyone else feel this way, once the holidays are over? Alex and I are making a list of things that we want to accomplish in 2010 - I'm sure I'll be sharing some of them with you. We are big list people...we both love crossing something off our list, once it's complete! :)

The Christmas gown that Amelia is wearing in the pic above was made by a little etsy shoppe that I found called My Duck Duck Goose. She was great to work with - she shipped Amelia's gown the very next day, so that she would have it in time for Christmas. And can I just say, I LOVE ETSY!! I have found some of the cutest things on there for Amelia and at such reasonable prices. This gown being one of them!

Soooooooo....I would like to do a giveaway for a Valentine's t-shirt for your little one! I have already put my order in for Amelia's and I think your little girl, boy, niece, nephew, (whomever you wish to give it to) should have one to wear on Valentine's Day too! To enter all you have to do is take a look at Wendy's site and come back here and let me know which one you like best! Random.org will choose the winner on Friday morning, January 8th! If you do not have a blog - please leave an email address for me to reach you.

Love to all,

35 comments:

Rathi said...

I love the sweet heart shirt. I just wish we could pick a name so that I could get it put on there! Can't wait to see who wins.. Happy Tuesday!

Mom of 3! said...

Love the gown and LOVE the valentine shirts - enter me please!!! I did check out her site, but how do you pick a favorite so quickly.... you know it takes me forever to make a decision like that :)

Mary Kate said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37873498

this is my fave...cute stuff....thanks for the etsy shop...i love finding cute ones!!!

The Scott's said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sweet heart shirt! My little princess would look precious wearing this and my little prince...well, we'd just have to find something "manly" for him to wear! What a great giveaway! Your baby girl is just precious! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to win!

Veronnica Watson said...

I'm so glad she's sleeping so well! I remember when Evan was sleeping in his bassinet all snuggled up in his swaddling blanket from the hospital. Those ones are the best!

I love her night gown! I've actually just started making shirts like these myself and I hosted a giveaway on my blog too! I have an Etsy shop but it's a work in progress right now!

Justin and Heather Huskey said...

I love the "Personalized Name in Hearts Valentines Day Tshirt". Hadlea would look so cute on V-Day! Thanks for the giveaway! Ms A is just precious!

amy said...

Love the Love Birds one!! What a fun giveaway.

So good to hear that Amelia is sleeping well. I'm looking forward to those days with my Quinn.

annalee said...

what a cute find and fun giveaway! i'm in love with the "tweet tweet valentines bird" shirt!

kristin fulghum said...

that's hilarious that she loves to stare at the fan. so cute. my fave shirt is the tweet tweet or the sweet heart. very cute find. good work!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

the cute heart one with three little hearts on it with Mika on it:) hugs

The Tylers said...

I like the sweetheart shirt!

Sarah said...

I can't believe how big she is getting!!

I would love the personalized name in the heart shirt for my little love bug!

Mel said...

I love the tweet tweet bird! Oh my goodness, how precious! (that one actually matches L's nursery, which makes me completely silly, but whatev!) You find the CUTEST stuff, always! I have been thinking ahead to spring/summer vacations already as well. Even though we really cannot afford to do anything with our whole house situation, I am going to figure something out!!!!!


All these pictues of A are so precious, by the way. I love that she loves her sleep sheep so much. L still uses hers every day!
*hugs*

MomMom said...

I love them all but would like to win the personalized shirt (it has a heart with the name Jill, I believe). Thanks for doing this.

Blessed said...

i love the ones with the 3 flowers with hearts on them! its so adorable!

twondra said...

I love the sweetheart shirt. :)

Amelia is so precious! I love all the pictures. She's just so perfect!!

Julie said...

I love the Love Birds one! It even already has my Daughter's name on it (and spelled correctly!)!

Kim said...

I love her site...My fave is the one with a frog asking would u be my valentine and I think the name on it said Aiden.

And your baby girl is cuter and cuter each time you post pics!

The McGinley Family said...

Great Etsy store! I will have to mark it on my favorites :)

Walker needs a shirt! The sweatheart shirt with Walker D in the middle! (Giggles) He's going to have so many girlfriends!

Happy Wednesday, Jill!

Rhonda Rae said...

ilove the lil frog one logan would look so sweet in it

*Smiles* said...

Love the Love Birds!

Your baby girl is SO cute! Love all that hair and those gorgeous eyes!

bb and mtb said...

Not that I would really expect anything for reading your blog, but I LOVE this one...
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37745399

Heart Garden - seriously too cute!

Baby Girl is so sweet - I know you're lovin' it!!

Kristina said...

Oh, I love the Sweet(heart) shirt! Since I dont have one, YET, this would go in my hope drawer.

I love it when they are at the age where the fan is their best friend!! (besides mommy, of course)

Evie Kate and Family! said...

Jill,

Amelia is just so precious!! I love the love birds valentines tee for my precious little girl!! I love these sweet shirts!!

email is: kwbeach@gmail.com

Blessings,

Katie

Annie said...

I am loving the love birds tshirt, and the name in the heart one is also cute! Very cute and such a sweet giveaway!!!

p.s.- we fight eczema with our Annabelle, too. We, also use all aveeno products...but there's also a prescription called DermaSmooth and its wonderful. It's a VERY mild steriod made from peanut oil and its very safe--- we started using it on her bad flair ups when she was 9 mos. old, but I think you can start using it as soon as 3 mos. - Just thought you might want to talk to your ped. about it, if Amelia's gets worse!

MaryBeth said...

Oooh! Love the shirts! I like the frog one, but they are all adorable!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

aw, how cute. i'm glad she's sleeping well. i like this one:

Personalized Frog Valentines Day Sticker

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Heather said...

I DEFINITELY need a sweetheart shirt for my sweetheart!!! How cute would AK be in that?!?!? :)
OH- and Amelia is getting cuter and cuter...and I still think she looks like you AND Alex!!!

Faith said...

I love the little tweet tweet valentine shirt. Her stuff is very cute!

Leah said...

My little ones name is Amelia too! :)I love the tweet tweet shirt! It kinda matches Amelia's nursery since we did birds.

Mark and Mandi said...

I LOVE the shirt with the two birdies kissing!!! What cute stuff- thanks for sharing!

Mandi
www.theshelfers.blogspot.com

Charnè said...

definalty the valentine heart garden!!! to cute!

charne@mailbox.co.za

I Believe in Miracles said...

What a sweet idea! Love all the pictures on your blog. And such great news that Amelia is sleeping well... man our little one just reversed that and is waking up in the middle of the night. Ugh. Oh well, still love her a whole lot. She just wants more mommy time.

For the shirt - I love the Personalized Kissing Turtles Valentine's Day Tshirt

It's super cute. Which one did you pick?

~~HUGS~~

Chris Weaver said...

My fav is the 2-turtles kissing. "A" is getting so big & just as pretty as she can be!

Love you Sis!

becca said...

I like the little frog things and the turtle stuff for one of my little men... not sure which one!