Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Puppy Dog Tails

My younger brother and his wife are expecting their first child in September - a boy! This little bundle of joy will also be the child who makes me an aunt.

I'm ecstatic. And, as such, have been hunting Etsy and other places and favoriting a number of things. I obviously won't be able to purchase all of these things. (Nor would the baby or parents to-be have need or desire for all of them.) So, on the presumption that I have a number of friends who like to ooh-and-awe over baby and young child things whether you have a tiny human in your life or not - -I present a treasury of Baby/Toddler/Little Boy Cuteness! (Plus, some of my facebook friends flat out asked me to tell them what I favorited. Twist my arm!) I'm including things from etsy and elsewhere around the web!

(And just because it seems the thing to do to make these disclaimers: I don't know any of these sellers nor do I get anything from them for "advertising" here. I just like the stuff!)

1. Onesie Sticker Photo-Props. I love these little month markers you can use for your home photo shoots by Lil Baby Bumblebee . Just stick them on a onesie and voila! personalized age outfit. There are a variety of sticker designs for little boys (and girls). I love the transportation ones pictured and the ties are super cute as well.

2. Locavore Baby Onesies from  Earthy green and red with "Produced Locally" and "All Natural" printed on the front. It makes my hippie side giggle.

3. Off-road wood cars. These rugged vehicles and landscapes are made by Smiling Tree Toys. I'm a sucker for basic, plain, wood toys.

4. Click. You just said, "rawr!" out-loud didn't you? Mhm. Me too. A cute little dinosaur onesie from Rock River Tees.

5..Baby Cowboy Boots.  From Puddin' Toes. Pretty much impossible not to awwwww at that.

6. Custom Birth Announcement Art  There's something about the spelling out of "eight-o-nine in the evening" that makes me love this.  From Invite Me Designs.

7. Houndstooth on a Baby.  I think this is more in line with my style than the style of my nephew's parents - - but what an adorable hat and shoe set!  By Pink 2 Blue

8. I really like these graphic animal prints as they seem they would transition well from baby-boy to little-boy room. From  N. Eve Designs

9. Felted Tool Set. I really do love this. It's ages 3 and up though so I'll just have to wait. From Uncommon Goods.

10. A variety of socks: Baby Tube Socks, Shoe Socks, Puppet Socks, and Oxford Socks . All from Uncommon Goods.

Feel free to share any of your favorite baby/toddler/little-boy things :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photo Dump

A few blog posts that have been in various stages of drafts over the past number of weeks that will hopefully be coming to you soon:

  • A few of my favorite things: I'm Going To Be An Aunt Edition. Brought to you by hours of clicking "add to favorites" on etsy. 
  • Breaking Fashion Rules. Because I like to pretend like I'm a rebel and fashion rules are good ones to break.
  • A Decade Ago: Thoughts on hitting that 10 Years since High School mark in life.
  • Thankful Lists. I promise I'm thankful. I'm just a bad blogger.

But for now, you get an assortment of random pictures that I found on my camera:

I knew better, but I thought I would see if canned sweet tea was worth it for 79 cents. It was not. Brew your own.

Canned tea is not southern tea

I wore a very bright pink dress the other day and took a very blurry picture of it. It's better than the pic I took where I have no head though. I post it because I like the dress. :)

Pretty Blurry 'n Pink

I made some super simple cards:

Hello Balloon Card

Sewing Card

Quote Card

We had quite a few days of really hot weather (at times followed by days in which I grabbed a jacket. I love Chicago.) I enjoyed the feel of the grass on the warm days though.

Walkin' On Sunshine

I bought glasses to wear in public for the first time in 12 years:

Four Eyes

There are a number of these old-fashioned signs around Chicago. Finally took a quick picture of one. Need to do more and better photos.


And am well stocked for summer reading:

To Read