This is a wonderful blog! Cakies is so cute! And they're hosting a giveaway for a cute prize package. Make sure to go enter. It's easy! And who doesn't want some of these yummy goodies for their daughter? Honestly, I would even wear a few of their headbands. And definitely the rings! ~G
I was sent a link to this wonderful new blog, XOXO Trina. Thank goodness! Trina is hosting a giveaway right now! For this beautiful scarf. I have the perfect dress to pair it with. I really do hope that I win this scarf. For your chance, enter the giveaway. It is really easy! But you only have a few minutes left. ~G
I have been blog hunting again. And I found a fun new blog, Mama Manifesto. They are hosting a Custom Necklace Giveaway. For a little custom necklace. Isn't this just beautiful? I would wear this every day. Wouldn't it be fun to wear a necklace with your little one's name on it? I think so. Go and enter the giveaway! You won't regret it. ~G
Do you ever troll blogs? Then you find one that just makes you say, "I wish I could do that!" I do. Since I left the modeling world, I have wanted to be more domestic. Whatever that means to you. To me it means cooking meals for my family and becoming crafty. Both, I have failed miserably at. But in my quest, I have found some pretty amazing blogs along the way. Grosgrain being one of my favorites.
Right now Kathleen is hosting a giveaway. A giveaway for this gorgeous dress. By the way, you can vote for her design here. Remember you are voting for #7. Yes, she is that good that she is a Shabby Apple design finalist. So go vote for her!
If you want a chance to win this dress, you can enter her giveaway. I am a far cry from a size 2-5 right now. But this is a good incentive to lose my baby weight as soon as baby #2 arrives! I would just love to own this beauty! ~G
Yes, we went to an Elephant Baby Shower today. No, not an elephant themed Baby Shower. But a Baby Shower for an elephant! A new baby elephant was born at the beginning of September. Today, they had a Baby Shower at the Zoo! Can you believe we had to RSVP? We did! Armando heard about this one day when he was stuck in traffic. When he got to work, he immediately RSVP'd.
Then we had to make a donation. For a gift of course! You could have bought a gift off of Daizy's registry. But well, I didn't want to spend that kind of money. Armando would have done it just so Alessandra could go to the Baby Shower. Daizy was registered for everything from balls and walkie talkies to a DVD player and a TV. Good luck there! We donated $50. Not bad.
At the shower, they had pink cupcakes and punch. And all those games. You know the ones. The goofy ones that we are all forced to play at baby showers. Those ones. But we got to take pictures of Daizy. And we signed the giant card they had for her.
Other than it being cold, we had a good time. Alessandra enjoyed it so much! I just loved the look in her eyes. The excitement of seeing the baby elephant. All 450lbs of her. At 45 inches tall! I hope Alessandra doesn't think that our baby is going to be that big! ~G
When Armando and I still lived in NYC, I saw this set of dishes or at least a similar design, at Target. It was the last Christmas that we spent in the city. We knew it was going to be our last. In fact, we had already begun looking for a house here. That was in the winter of 2005.
I wanted these dishes. I didn't really have an explanation for them. I just liked how playful, yet grown up they were. Definitely different from our China we got as wedding gifts. China which at that point, was stored at my parents house. We hadn't even used it yet!
How could I possibly justify this purchase? We didn't need anything else to pack up. We wanted to haul, as little as possible, across the country. Oh, and we were saving for a house. It killed me, but I resisted. And I didn't buy the dishes. I thought about them a lot. More than was normal.
We moved that summer. In the heat of summer no less! Thoughts shifted to our new life. Armando's new job. My stay-at-home wife role. Trying to get our house in order. Of making babies. We wanted to start a family. We had been married over a year. It was time. Then life just took over. I was pregnant and soon Alessandra was here.
My leisurely, shopping days at Target, pretty much ended. I could barley muster up the energy to get us ready and out the door. Forget about the drive to Target. Even if I got there, it was for the basics. Shampoo, diapers, and onesies were all I could think of. I forgot about all the whimsy our home could have.
That is, until today! Alessandra and I decided to do the whole shopping adventure. I figured, I need to get more of these days in, before the baby gets here. I know how we have to work Target. First we eat a snack. Then we go through the Dollar Spot, and then the toys. That gives me a good 30 minutes to troll the store for things I need or want.
But today Alessandra was completely lost in her new doll and teddy bear. I had promised each of those a while back. But every time we went shopping, neither of us remembered. Until today. With her entertained, I was able to troll all the aisles. Don't tell Armando! I picked up a few new pieces of clothing. Let's be real here. I am growing faster than a weed! And I found my dishes.
Yes, those prized dishes! I have wanted them for years. But I had somewhat forgot about them. I would remember the snowflakes after Christmas. When I would go look, they would be gone. And I would tell myself, next year. I finally found them. With the help of the nice Target man, I got them to the register, paid, and out to the car.
My in-laws came over earlier. My mother-in-law just adored them! Yes! Armando thought is was a nice buy. Granted I didn't tell him how much I paid. He didn't ask either. But we figured it would pain us less, if our darling daughter broke a Target plate, rather than a piece of China during the holidays. Because you know kids, they try to be careful. But it doesn't always work out. I can't wait to try our new snowflake plates! ~G