Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Little Fashionista Get The Look Baby Style

This is my first baby fashion get the look blog post! We get a lot of complements on our littles style when we are out and about. So I thought I would start to share my favorite looks and where you can find all the pieces.

This outfit was for baby story time today!

As you can see Charley Paisley has very pinchable and kissable cheeks. That is the fist thing people notice about her :) So I had to get her this lime green "Pinch Your Own Cheeks"

I found this oneies off Zulily for $9.00 on one of their daily deals.

These little jeggings are a staple for us they have a ruffle butt just to add a little cuteness. You can find them at Old Navy for under $9.00 they come in tons of patterns and colors!
For her tootsies she is rocked infant Minnetonka booties $22.

And for the thing the pulls it all together and tops off the look a jersey sailor Celtic knott headband. One of my favorite Etsy shops Turbans for Tots makes this headband and baby turbans! Charley has a large selects of headbands from Turbans for Tots! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

20 week ultrasound 20 weeks old photo

Little miss Charley Paisley is 20 weeks old!! So I took a 20 week old black and white photo to compare to her 20 week ultrasound. 

I used my two favorite photo editing apps
Moldiv and Rhonna to create this. I got the idea off Pinterest here is the link from the blog that inspired my photo:


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Homemade Valentine For Daddy

Little Charley Paisley and I did a Valentines day photo shot for her daddy! We hope he likes our homemade photo Valentine!!

Kissable baby valentine for daddy. I just used bright red lip stick (I bought the cheapest red from the drug store). To keep the red bright red I would kiss Charley twice and then applied the lip stick again. All of these photos were just taken with my iPhone. 

FYI: the lip stick was hard to get off little Charley's skin we had to give her a bath after our photo shot.

I took the colored photo and used a very cool app called color splash to make the kisses red.

This photo is my favorite of the day!! Daddy will you be my first valentine?

I used all Walgreens drug store app to order prints off my iPhone and picked up the photos an hour later.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DIY: Baby Leg Warmers

whipped up this pair of valentines baby leg warmer for Charley today in five minutes!! It was an experiment gone right!! 

I bought a pair of regular length socks from Joanns for $1.50. Then just cut the foot part off.

Then I sewed the raw edge with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I didn't pin it so the edge has a ruffle look which I think is cute. But you could pin the raw edge to get a cleaner look. You can also buy a longer sock to the knee to have more fabric to work with. Charley is 3 months so the sorter ones worked perfect but the next pair I'm going use a longer sock. If you don't have a sewing machine it would be easy enough to hand sew them. 

Charley Pailsey helping mommy write this blog post rocking her new one of a kind baby leg warmers. I will be making a lot more of these little leg warmer and share them as I make them. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Baby's First Christmas Keepsake Salt Dough Footprint Ornaments

We made salt dough footprint ornaments to mark Charley's first Christmas! Charley gave a few footprint ornaments out as Christmas gifts to the people that love her. 

This is the recipe we used:

• 1 cup salt
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 cup warm water
• food coloring ( we made our dough pink) 


• Combine flour and salt
• Add water and stir together until dough forms 
• Knead dough for about five minutes until smooth. 
• Roll out until desired thickness.
• Press little ones tootsies in to dough. 
( If older try out press their hands in to the dough)  
• Trim around your impressions. ( I left enough room to write the year and Charley's name)
• Add a hole to the top so you can hang ornament on the tree.

• You can let then air dry or bake them on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours. 

• I used a prink sharpie to add her name and year on the front. On the back I put Charley's age.

• Last step add a robin so you can hang it on the tree!

I have also seen DIY footprint ornaments that were painted after they dried. We didn't have pant so we used food coloring. 

This was a fun and easy craft for the whole family todo! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Our Baby Announcement For Charley Paisley

We shot our baby announcement "expected to pop" back in  May 2014. It was a pretty well kept secret that we were expecting. We did this photo shoot before we knew the gender so we had a announcement for a boy or girl ready to post and share with all our friends and family. 

The background of our photo is the gum wall in post alley near Pike Place Market. I used my two favorite photo apps that I mentioned in my last post. Rhonna and Mildiv. These were also taken with just and iPhone.  

Newborn Monthly Birthday Photos

As a new mom I take tons of photos of my little one. Charley's life is well documented. I have been taken a monthly photo of her on her birthday. Each photo she has a cupcake in them with a numbered candle of how old she is. At year one it will be a smash cake photo!! Here are her birthday photos so far.

The cupcake are made by the best cupcake shop in Seattle cupcake royale

I use one of my favorite photo apps called Rhonna. It has great sticks and your able to write text on the photo.

I also use a great photo editing app called Moldiv.

I'm lucky I have yards of fabric just laying around waiting to be made into SLUGS fleece rain boot liners :) So I have lots of options for photo backdrops. I'm excited to see how the photos changes as she does.

I took all of these photos with just my iPhone next to a window. Nothing fancy.