Sunday, November 20, 2011

my son

gosh time seriously flies. Loken is already 5 months old. 

just about one week old:

he likes sleeping with his arms up:

around 1 month old he lost all the hair on top of his head:

started growing hair at 2 months old:
plus he started getting CHUNKY.

my mom grew a huge zucchini:

started smiling around 2.5 months:

here he is at 13 weeks:

15 weeks:

4 months:

met my friends daughter:

18 weeks (and 18lbs already, HUGE): 

then we put him in a pumpkin (oct. 24th):

dressed him up for halloween:

went to lego kids fest:

played with my friends dogs at 5 months:

and every night; he laughs at getting naked:

so there's my son! he's going to be 21 weeks on monday. i can't believe it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

its been months!

i will update with pictures of my son soon. I lost all and PLUS some of my pregnancy weight! yes! i still need to tighten my stomach but since i never work out, i bought spanx instead :) haha. okay baby is napping, craft time!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Loken Royce was born June 27th, 2011 at 8:32 a.m. he was 8 lbs 5 oz and 20.8in long!

i went into labor @ 3am and i didn't think it was real til i started timing the contractions and they were coming every 2 and a half minutes. haha!

& daddy cut the cord and watched the ENTIRE thing. he got teary when his head started to crown. i gave birth laying on my left side holding onto the railing and tom holding my right leg up. LOL.

thank god i had a midwife and went completely natural. i only had a heplock in and barely stayed on the monitor. it went smooth and fast! now i'm sore as hell, i had to get some stitches which sucks. i pretty much stood the whole time until my water broke at 8am which made me 10cm and i laid down and started to push right after that. it was incredible! i think everyone should go without the drugs!

xoxo amber

Saturday, May 21, 2011


so i wore shorts today! except now its suppose to rain from tomorrow until forever. :(

34 weeks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

lost track of days....

I failed at this! the exhaustion of being 8 months pregnant has set in and I don't want to do a thing. I had my baby shower May 1st. it was amazing. I got everything I needed.

most of my friends were there :)

my sister-in-law and I made all the cuppycakes the day before. 80 of them!
my mom and I, figures one of us would close our eyes. HAHA. I love her to death.

heres some pictures of the nursery and the quilt I had everyone sign at the shower.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

day 43

So yesterday I made reconstructed two pairs of jeans I bought thrifting into maternity pants... well sort of. the one pair was large enough to still button comfortably, I just took the legs in so they were more fitted and not ugly baggy 'skinny' jeans. I found a perfect pair of pink jeans that I added elastic to the top. I'm so in love. my first pair of colored jeans!!!!! can't beat 3 dollars. I also hemmed a pair of maternity shorts that folded up weird at the bottom, plus they were an awkward length for shorts, so I made them shorter. I'll try to post pictures at some point. Its cupcake baking day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

day 40

6 custom orders done. laundry almost done. kitchen clean. rent paid. refrigerator full. I'm tired now.

Monday, April 25, 2011

craft challenge: day 39

my exhaustion is coming back with vengeance! I haven't done much of anything lately. I cut out three gameboys, two etch a sketches and one strawberry skirt today.. I'm working on each slowly. I want to finish them by tomorrow evening.. Wednesday I'm doing some baby shower stuff with my friend Melanie, Thursday I have my midwife appointment, Friday I'm going food shopping for sunday, Saturday I'm baking cupcakes with my sister in law and Sunday is the baby shower. I'm so tired thinking of the week!

EDIT: okay so here is the gifts I started 4 years ago for my parents, I finished it for their 30th Anniversary today and tomorrow my dads 55th bday. They are both fairly small. The first is dragons with the bow tie design, the middle square is 3D. The second for my dad is a giant square block I found in a book, but since that was in 2007, I can't remember!

Today I reconstructed a shirt for myself. I found it in the "queens" section at the thrift store. I fell in love with the bow on the front and the print, the 2XL tag didn't scare me off. I forgot a before picture, which I shoulda done! The sleeves were long and huge. I took those off completely since its going to be hot soon, I added elastic at the waist and a little lower in the back. Its super flattering now!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

craft challenge: day 37

I missed A LOT of days... I've been soo tired I barely want to move. this sucks. I have about 5 orders to fill. I'm worried about my baby shower next weekend. I made favors tonight finally.

I'm finishing two items for my parents anniversary and dad's birthday on monday and tuesday. I started them about 4 years ago! talk about procrastination! I need to finish them tonight so I can take them tomorrow for easter dinner. haha. back to work!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

craft challenge: day 33

I need to stop blogging at midnight "the next day". its throwing me off! haha. anyways. I started off by sewing a new diaper with a new pattern. I'm not ecstatic about it but its alright. its the one on the right, the one from last night is on the left.

I also made two shirts, but the photos came out terrible.. Here's detailed shots because at least those look decent...

I'm going to take better ones during the daytime and list them on etsy tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

craft challenge: day 32

so today I didn't sew anything exciting. just 3 gameboys & an etch a sketch skirt... I did make a diaper but I didn't take a picture. I'm probably just boring you all with my repetitive nature.

I hope tomorrow I can think of something NEW to sew! feel free to give me ideas. haha <3 I wish I could figure out a good mode to shoot with my camera. I always end up with dark photographs. well... maybe shooting at night is my first problem.. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

craft challenge: day 31


So today Tom and I were watching some epic meal time.... came across this beauty.

that gave birth to me doing this:

inside out shepherds pie. boy let me tell you. it was delightful.

2.5 pounds of ground beef
1 pound bacon
5 potatoes, boiled in beef broth, mashed with butter
half bag small carrots, chopped, boiled in chicken broth
1 can corn
[peas if you want, but tom hates them]

I made the meat blanket with worcestershire sauce and an egg to hold it together. I wish I would have baked the bacon a little longer, but thats okay, I guess it was cooked enough since none of us are sick.. My brother and Tom's sister came to help demolish it. I think it weighed close to 5 pounds or more finished. IT WAS SO GOOD. hahahahahahahahhahaha