this and that...

what I've been doing:
  • watching a lot of this
  • and a lot of this
  • and even some of this (though they suck in the worst way possible...a team chock full of talent that hasn't been able to sustain a concerted effort to WIN)
  • wondering if it would be just too weird/irresponsible for me to go to a concert 8 days before my due date :p (Carlos says yes)
  • playing a lot of "guess the baby part" every night after the boys go to bed when the little miss wakes up and stretches her limbs
  • knitting for baby girl (I'll try to share some photos soon)
  • thinking about giving these a shot (totally cute and I think not as labor intensive as full on cloth diapering?)
  • trying to decide what type of sling to get...I definitely want one that I can use from birth - right now, I'm leaning towards either a hotsling or a gurumama or a sprout pounch or a gosling - would love to hear your opinions!
  • this which has taken up the majority of my time
  • this layout done recently for 2Peas...just wanted to share it as I haven't shared a belly pic in quite awhile (this was 29 weeks...I'm *almost* 32 now)

(copyright 2008 www.twopeasinabucket.com)

what I've been admiring/coveting:
  • this boys' bedroom that I just think is way too cool (someday, I'll get the boys' bedroom decorated!) from Desire to Inspire
  • these chopping boards and napkin rings (yeah, like I EVER use napkin rings, right?) from the MOMA Store from hwtm
  • this bedspread (which has sold) that would have been so nice in the nursery for cuddling with the girl while I nurse her
  • adorable shoes but I know I can't justify $34 for baby shoes that won't even get a scuffed sole :p
  • lots of this yarn to knit many beautiful little baby girl sweaters

and this put such a huge smile on my face yesterday...brought tears to my eyes seeing the reaction to the decision. What an incredible victory, FINALLY. I hope this is only the beginning of more moves like it across the country. Everyone deserves the happiness that California afforded it's gay and lesbian community yesterday.

Trying to prepare myself for two whole days of alone time while Carlos takes the boys camping for a couple of days next week...want to make sure I have all of my nesting and cleaning projects planned ahead of time so I can get all of my shopping done this weekend! Maybe I'll finally put a dent in that nursery!

Have a great weekend :)


  1. I was just wondering what you were looking like:) Lots of cool links:)

    Have fun spending time with just you this weekend. Breaks are so nice:)

  2. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Love the belly layout!

    I've had four different slings and pouches. The Over The Shoulder Baby Holder (yeah, I bought that one just for the name), a Maya Wrap, a pouch by Sweet Fletcher, and a sling from Rockin' Baby. And I much prefer the Rockin' Baby and Maya Wrap adjustable slings than the non-adjustable pouches. The extra fabric in the adjustable slings is good for covering up when nursing, and the "tail" has pockets on each side for keys, phone, whatever. But now that Nadia's older, I like my Sweet Fletcher pouch, too.

    If you can, get one of each. Trust me, they won't go unused.

  3. Holy links! No wonder you only post once in awhile :)
    Love the layout, and I have been looking at your digi stuff on 2ps. All so cute!
    I think you need to watch a bunch of girly movies this weekend to offset all the sports.
    That yarn is yummy.

  4. Erica, I have the peanut shell sling and love it! google it or i can send you the website...Enjoy your time "off"...missing my "me" time with 3 kids now! :-)
    Amy in CA

  5. Anonymous9:18 PM

    your belly is so cute. :)

    i love the yarn, i can't wait to see what genius creation you are going to come up with!!

  6. That layout is AWESOME! I love your style so much!
    And you are bad... now I want napkin rings and cute little girly shoes and a new bedspread... ;)
    Also wanted to let you know that I'm working on your Baby's First Year class - I plan on finishing the 8 monthly update LOs sitting on my desk this weekend! Love the download this week! :)

  7. Anonymous6:28 AM

    link goodness!
    Love the layout and that sweet little belly shot!
    Getting so excited about the baby :)
    That 2peas thing....geez, everytime I see it, it makes me wish I were having a baby to join in....but NO thank you....I'll just admire from the sidelines ;)

  8. love your 2peas LO! such a cute mama! I have been following along with the baby book progress too and almost, almost wishing I had a new baby to play along :) (or enough recall from the ones I've had but sadly those specific memories are pretty faded.) Enjoy your alone time! xo, t

  9. oh yeah, red wings fan. so if we win (philly) do we play you next? hmmm.
    love the baby album. also the page with the dill blossoms tags. i love that! that is such a beautiful line!

  10. Oh, your new blog design is such cuteness! That's what I get for reading it through Google Reader...miss all the good stuff.
    WHOHOOOOOO for 32 weeks - you are adorable!!! Can't believe baby girl will be here soon!

  11. Love that new layout and your baby bump, girl! It won't be long now! ;) Have a good week!

  12. lovely layout missy.

    fun links.

  13. Anonymous2:47 PM

    i say GO TO THE CONCERT. I skipped a Lyle Lovett date 9 days before Riely was due. The due date came and went...and she took a whole 'nother 10 days to make an appearance. I was a little bitter :)

  14. I have been STALKING the Coldplay site looking for concert dates, so I'm so glad you posted.

  15. Anonymous8:49 PM

    that belly looks sooooo good on you!!!!!!

  16. you are my kind of girl!
    nhl. (go penguins)
    nba (fingers crossed, go Spurs!)

    not irresponsible. go to coldplay.
    make that baby stay in.

    am gonna look at the CA link.
    and just amazed at the fact that i have been following your scrappin' life and blog since your "underwhelmed" LO in Scrapbook Trends.


  17. super cute belly pic :)
    I loved the gdiapers for a while but then got burnt out when I realized how much the inserts would cost especially since no one carried them locally. we are all cloth all the time now and I LOVE it!
    Oh, and I used a Hotsling...loved it too!



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