I’ve been a mom for a month now, and many have been asking what I have been doing while staying home with Miss Theodora all day. Well I’ll tell you what I haven’t been doing. First of all, projects. When picturing my maternity leave, I always envisioned myself completing endless projects, both for our home and for The Resplendent. I haven’t done either. And in addition to projects, I also pictured myself following my every daily whim – taking trips… Continue Reading… →
She’s finally here! My little Sweet P, Miss Theodora Mae arrived 14 days ago on March 6, 2014. And although I am beyond sleep-deprived and more than a little anxious to be home alone with her for the first time this week, I am crazy in love with this teeny tiny little peanut.
Some of my girlfriends threw me a baby shower last weekend, and brought the greatest shower activity ever, these super easy DIY baby onesies. It was so much fun and so incredibly easy. You do not even have to be artsy to do this. All you need is to know how to use the internet, a scissors, and an iron. I mean seriously, even the husbands who were there each made one!
I have been so busy working to get settled into our new house and preparing for our little Sweet P, that I feel like I haven’t had a chance to relax (let alone post anything) for a good 2 months. That is why I am all the more excited to announce that the nursery is finally almost done. After far more obessing over which crib to choose and where to hang the baby monitor than I care to admit, I… Continue Reading… →
With 50 days until my little Sweet P’s due date, I figured I had enough third trimester weeks under my belt to complete this 3 part series. For those of you who missed it, you’ll have to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of “You Know You’re Pregnant When.” And be forewarned, I was pretty honest this time around, because I have been pregnant long enough now to know that when pregnant, many normally socially unacceptable subjects become everyday… Continue Reading… →
So, I’m sure you have seen all of the cool chalkboard art all over Pinterest and the worldwide web recently, right? Well, my coworker showed me this really cool website where you could buy these really pretty chalkboard prints for like $20. I was about to buy an 8×10 print to frame in Sweet P’s room when I thought to myself, “I’m too cheap not to try doing this myself.”
At least once a year, I have to make a considerable effort to make delicious cookies for my office Christmas cookie exchange because 1. I love Christmas, and 2. I am making cookies for a whole lot of people who get to judge my baking abilities based on this one yearly experience (and, naturally, how else can I feel affirmed as a wife and almost-mama unless these pass with flying colors?). Last year, I made these Cookie Dough Truffles, which… Continue Reading… →
So, one afternoon, after browsing my ridiculously overpriced dream baby wardrobe on J.Crew’s website, I came across these “Diaper Pouches.” Apparently, you put a couple of diapers and some wipes in one of these, throw them in your purse or diaper bag, and then when you’re at the mall or out to dinner, you can subtly send the message to the people around you “hey look at me, I am changing my baby’s diaper in style” whenever he/she has her… Continue Reading… →
This past weekend, Andrew and I realized that it might possibly be one of our last “free” weekends. Between the upcoming holidays, our “parenting” classes, and moving into our new house in a few weeks (which will then trigger the start of our mad rush to finally start preparing for baby. I mean, I suppose she might actually want a place to sleep or some diapers or something), our lives as we know it are basically OVER. But seriously. For… Continue Reading… →
Well into my second trimester, I thought it time to impart my newfound wisdom and insights from the past few weeks to others (yes, yet again, for those of you who remember my first trimester pregnancy revelations). So, here goes.
Hi! This is me and my hubby. I'm just a spastic, over-emotional wife, and lover of Jesus, jalapeno chips, the Midwest, crafting, and saving money (all un-related, but all worth mentioning). On that note, welcome to The Resplendent! "Resplendent" means anything having beauty or splendor. So, check out my attempt at inspiring and blessing others through my sometimes "beautiful" and always spastic daily endeavors! (more...)