So this outfit was for a cold a dreary no makeup type of day. Plus I was getting my lashes done. When I go for comfort I go for warmth and and a little baggy. This scarf is one of my favorites. It is so soft and it was really inexpensive. Cotton on is good for cute and inexpensive everything!
So of course I was browsing pinterest and saw this bad boy. A carseat blanket for the little one. It is getting cold here and I want Aria as warm as possible. So I decided to venture out and try to make her one. The first one...didn't turn out so well, but the second one turned out perfect. So you get to see that one ;).
Stuff you will need:
-1 yard of the front fabric
-1 yard of the back fabric
* I get my fabric and JoAnns and use their 40% off coupon*
-Liquid hem or needle and thread
So you are going to fold your fabric inside out in fourths
And you are going to draw the shape in the above pic
There is no set template for it.
Then you cute the shape out and repeat on the backside fabric
Unfold the fabric and pin inside out. Make sure to leave one corner unsewed.
Sew around the blanket
Turn the blanket right side out and sew the last corner. Like below
Now here is the part that I can't help with. You are going to lay your blanket in your car seat however you want. Put A dot where the top of the belt is, and a dot where the bottom is. And connect the dots with a line.
Sew a box around it and use a rotary cutter along the line you drew. And voile pull the seat belts through and wrap that cute baby up.
So the 7th we had Aria blessed. Which is kinda symbolic. She was born on 9-11, and blessed on Pearl Harbor. So she's given us some bit of light on those tragic days.
I had to go for simple and comfortable. I spent all my time getting her ready I had to just wing it for me. It actually turned out okay. I love these shoes my hubby bought me a while back. They are so cute an comfortable and I love that it is December in Utah and I can still wear open toed pumps.
Aria is 3 months old today. I cannot believe how much she has changed and grown. She giggles now and it's adorable. I am such a lucky mom. She mostly sleeps through the night already. She's a happy baby and I enjoy her sweet smiles. Love you Aria!!!
So I am hoping to incorporate some DIY in my blog. I have been doing a lot of DIY for Aria and I would love to share them with you. I am trying to improve my sewing skills and I am slowly getting there. I made her a baby slouchy beanie and it was so adorable. I need to do a pictorial for you on that one. So we have a stocking DIY today. Aria didn't have a stocking and I couldn't find a cute one I liked. So I decided to make one. I found this cute Hello Kitty fabric at JoAnns and I fell in love with it for Aria. This stocking is so easy and so simple.
What you will need:
- 1/2 yard of one fabric
-1/2 yard of a matching fabric
Lay out your fabric I used an exsisting stocking as a template. If you don't have one here is a template.
Trace the stocking on the backside of the fabric and cut it out. Make sure you flip the stocking or template so that your sides match up.
Flip the stocking pieces so the pattern side is facing eachother. You are going to pin them and sew the stocking inside out. Sew all the sides.
After sewing turn the stocking ride side out and tada......I just need to sew a loop to mine to hang it.
I am backkkkkkk! Sorry for the crappy blogging lately. Between work and buggy I really have had zero time to blog. Now that we have readjusted I am back and ready to blog my heart out. I have sure missed being here. I love blogging, and I love the readers and other bloggers I get to interact with. You guys are the best.
So enough rambling and cheesiness on to the makeup. So Holiday parties are in full swing. I have already been to one. I love being able to take out my mom bun ti dress up and go out. I love sitting down and doing my makeup. Especially my eye shadow. So let's get ready with me.
First Step: I clean my face and whiten my teeth. I have whitening trays, but tons of bloggers and vloggers use these to whiten their teeth. ( Don't judge the mom bun )
Onto the eyes shadow. I lay down concealers a base to hold my eye shadow. If you don't have the time or patience to mess with all the different eye shadows I found these fool proof eye shadows. All you have to do is put them on your eye and bam..done. No brushes or effort needed. These are awesome for you moms who have clingy babies. ( I know that all to well.) And to get that cat eye use this amazing eyeliner for precision.
Now on to the face. You can use any foundation or face products that work best for you. I used my trusty airbrush system. I love the flawless skin the air brush gives you. The cold air also feels so nice on the skin. Especially under the eyes. There is an amazing deal here for your very own airbrush. I use mine all the time and I LOVE it.
And for my hair I use a big barreled curling wand. But for those in a hurry or want a hassle free curl I would suggest hot rollers. You can throw them in and while they cool you can do your makeup. You can get some here.
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Where has this month gone? Where has this whole year gone? It is so nutty. So much has happened this year. I am going to miss it. I cannot wait for Aria's first Christmas!! Now that I have rambled here have been some of my favorites this month.
Dew Puff: This is an amazing little facial cleansing sponge. It is all natural and great for sensitive skin. You just get it wet and load it with your favorite cleanser. Such a great way to clean and exfoliate. And it is super cheap on amazon.
Google Chrome: This has been the hubby and my favorite way to watch movies lately. Hook it up and link it to Vudu. It has been great to have around with the little one.
Beauty Blender: If you are a poor unfortunate soul like me and have dry skin this sponge is your new best friend. It blends out your foundation and concealer like a champ. You also dampen it so it adds moisture in your skin and wipes away any extra product you have applied. So you won't get cake face. I love the white version for my sensitive skin.
New York Sweater: I have been wearing the heck out of this thing. It is nice and comfy for these cold days. Its nice to lounge around the house in. Great for snuggling up with hot chocolate and the baby.
Leggings: Every girl needs a pair of wine leggings. They are perfect for the fall with a cute pair of booties.
Purse: Another must in every girls closet. A nice bag. I love this one because it can fit diapers, wipes and extra onesies :). When your a mom you got to just make your things work for baby.
Tribal Sweater: A fun essential to add to your closet is a tribal sweater. They have them in so many colors. I love this sweater, again for the cold weather and lounging around the house. Sometimes baby girl doesn't allow me a lot of time to get ready. So I grab some skinny jeans, a white tee, this sweater and I throw my hair up in the top knot. I can be lazy but still somewhat put together.
Booties: Winter is here. I thing booties are the winter version of flats. You need something quick to slip on. Sometimes you can't hassle with riding boots. Having to tuck in the jeans and fighting with zippers. So I always have these boots out so I can slip them on and run out the door.
Canvas: I have been super into canvas pictures right now. I want all our Disney pictures on canvas prints. I think they are just so cute and I don't have to find a zillion frames that match each other.