A Baby Shower at Hogwarts!

8 months ago some friends and I planned the most Hogwarts-like Baby Shower for Mandy and Lily that we could. You might not know this, but Mandy read the Harry Potter series to Lily while in utero, then, when Lil was topside, Mandy started again. Mandy’s love of Hogwarts and Harry Potter is a strong one, so of course, without question, that would be the theme of her shower. We researched for months, amassing a pinterest board  (all printables are … Read More

Changed: Babies, Studios and Me

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It’s been almost a year. Hi. As we said in our last post, 11 months ago, things were changing, and boy did they. First we moved. We moved into a space so small we had to get rid of most of our carefully collected hoard. Mandy made me halve my Christmas collection (it hurts just to type that).   We spent weeks arranging and rearranging our small studio, trying to fit all the things we kept into it. Eventually we … Read More

a copy cat aka: a day at the colour factory

“Imitation is a form of flattery,” that’s what my mom has told me my entire life. I don’t think she believes it, entirely, I think it’s just one of those things you’re supposed to teach your kids, and so she tried, and continues to try. She’s a good Mom. But anyways, I did it, I copied Sarah. Kind of. My hair is pink, so I didn’t so much steal her colour idea, since she went lilac and I did not, … Read More

if you are, i am too

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It’s happening, that thing that happens with friends, where one does something and then others starts considering it. I don’t think it’s copying exactly… no, it’s totally copying. On Monday, a few of us are going to see my brother and sister(in-law) to get our hairs attended to. First off, I booked 3 trims, then one friend says, “maybe I want colour…? I want to be so white blonde I’m grey”. Alright. But then she says, “Nope, I want lilac. … Read More

the things i do while avoiding other things

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At the moment, I’m avoiding sewing up the last two leather mason jar cozies, that are staring at me from over there. In an effort to keep my eyes averted from all hand sewing, I find myself killing time on Photoshop, like I do sometimes. And since I have nothing in particular I should be working on on PS, I find myself visualizing the things that have gone through my head since I’ve gotten to work. And you now not … Read More

calling up the chute

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Today is the 26 of February, I have approximately 50 days to convince Meems that I’m allowed in her birth room. This is an on going battle that started when our friend, Kirstie, had enough people to fill a football team at her birth and Meems got spooked:   Meems: “When I go into labour, I’m going to quietly slip away. None of you b!tches will know. I’ll drive myself. F*ck you f*ckers.” (I believe I’m paraphrasing only slightly. These … Read More

what i wore

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Often, I see these blog posts on the blogs I follow, you’ve seen the kind too: “What I Wore!” “Today’s Style!” “My Closet is My BFF!” “I Look Really Pretty Today!” and I think to myself, “That looks easy enough, I’m pretty and my closet is my longest, if not my best, friend, I could totally do that for a blog post!” Then I remember that: more days than not, I go straight to work from the gym… without showering … Read More

Things We’ve Done Since We Last Spoke: An Update

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We’re bad at this. Blogging. We’re aware of this. We are bad at many things that require motivation. I could list them all, but I’m here for a good time, not a long time. Just kidding, it’s the opposite of that, really.   These are some of the things we’ve been doing while not blogging:         And then our bestie Kirstie put us through 66 hours of hell while she squeezed this nugget out. 66 hours. It … Read More

an etsy treasury, about babies

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Babies on the brain. All the time. All we ever think about is babies. And so, here is an etsy treasury, about babies, nautical ones:   ‘Nautical Nursery ‘ by PollutedPixie “Oh, the sailor’s life is the life for me,how I love to sail on the bounding sea.” Swing Rope Shelf / Nautical … PalmerFallsDes… $48 XXLarge Laundry Hamper, Laun… LoveJoyCreate $98 Nautical Decor / Nautical Nu… nhayesdesigns $30 Modern Nautical Nursery – W… TheSeasideKids $24 crochet rug ,round rug, … Read More

A Girl Baby or a Boy?

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“Maaaandy! This article says that tiny girl fetuses have their placenta on the left and boys have them on the right! What side was yours on?!” Meems closes one eye, deep in thought, holds up a finger, moves it around and says, “Left… no… I don’t know.” So we get out the ultrasound photo and look and…     … we don’t know. Does Poppy even have a placenta? Maybe she gets her nutrients parasite-like from her mother’s bloodstream like … Read More

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