Friday, February 6, 2015

maternity jeans, hearts at home, baby afghans, and homemade cards

Some little tidbits for this day...

one. The other day I may or may not have mentioned ordering some maternity jeans. I can't remember. But anyhow. I did. I'm not a shopper and I really don't buy many things for myself [or anyone really...] But, back in January Gap was having a huge sale, with additional promo codes and free shipping. After finding out about the sale I decided to order some jeans. There aren't too many clothes I need to buy for my growing belly these days, I'm wearing the same things I wore when I was pregnant with Emerson. However, because I was teaching at the time, and had to look professional every day I mostly had nicer pants to wear and two pairs of jeans, neither of which I was crazy about and one of which I really don't like. So when I saw that the jeans I usually wear [when I'm not pregnant] were made in a maternity version, I was so excited and got some. Crazy, I know. But, I can't live without jeans, and I needed some jeans that fit right. So, I ordered them in the beginning of January and waited and waited for them to come. They never got here. After waiting forever to get them, I called the shipping company, who said they had delivered them... pretty sure they didn't. Then I called Gap, and they said they'd reship them. So they did. I got them three days later. But they didn't fit like I had hoped or wanted them too. I had debated about getting my normal size but instead ordered one size up. Shouldn't have done that. The jeans could have worked, but they were already loose on me and I didn't want to feel like a cow anymore than I already do. So I called Gap, again, and exchanged them for my normal size. Even though it took about a month of waiting, I was so happy that it was such a process in the end because ... when I went to exchange them there was an additional 50% off of my purchase! So basically I got jeans for $12. snap. Now that they are here I am loving them!


two. This weekend I'm hoping to purge my closet/dresser. It getting to the point that it is starting to drive me nuts. But we shall see if it actually happens or not.

three. I've been planning on crocheting an afghan for this little peanut but wanted to wait until we found out the gender before going and choosing colors of yarn. I know we've know for a few weeks now that we're having a boy, but this might be my first chance to go to the craft store and pick out some yarn and get started on his afghan. I made one for Emerson and he sleeps with it every night now, which of course I love. Making an afghan is something tangible I feel like I can be doing for the baby right now, plus it's fun and gives me something fun to work on. Since Emerson has one I thought I'd use a different pattern for baby boy's blanket, I've looked around and think I've settled on one... but there are so many to choose from! Do you crochet? Do you have a favorite pattern?


four. There's this women's conference [mom's conference?] thing coming up in March that I have been invited to go to. It's called Hearts at Home and it looks like it has a lot to offer. Part of me really wants to go, but another part of me isn't so sure because I've never really gone to a women's conference type thing before. It would be a whole day away from home, and possibly one night away as well. I know that may not sound like much at all, but the longest I've been away from home since Emerson's been born is a few hours. And I'm pretty sure I've never even been away from home for an overnight anything since Landon and I have been married. He's gone on trips, but I'm always the one staying home. Anyhow. I'm being encouraged to go, I'm just having a hard time really deciding if I should/want to and then actually buying the ticket. Have you ever gone to a conference/retreat thing? Did you love it?

five. This week the munchkins made Valentine's Day cards to send to people. I'm hoping to get in another craft [or two or three] with them next week and do a special craft of some time [suggestions are welcome]. They are getting to the age where they don't eat the crayons every time I give it to them, so we're starting to have some fun with coloring and crafts! This weekend I just need to remember to send out the Valentine's Emerson made!


Anyhow, those are some of the things on my mind these days. I hope you all have a happy weekend!



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9 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you took advantage of the Gap sale too!:) Getting several pairs of maternity pants for less than $50 was definitely a major win! Out of the three that I ordered, 2 of them are great. Not in the love with the third, but for less than $15 a pop, I think I will be keeping them anyways:) I certainly don't want to have to purchase anything else just to get through these last 12 weeks!

I have had a Valentine paint craft ready to go for Caleb for a couple of weeks now, and just haven't gotten around to doing it. Which will change this weekend! We will be doing that and making our valentines - thank you for the reminder:)

Lauren said...

those GAP sales are so dangerous! They're having one for kids & baby's right now and I'm having to use all sorts of self control to not fill my cart and hit purchase!

And GO to the women's retreat, if anything it will be great for you to be surrounded by women who can encourage you & who are in the same stage of life as you are! I did this last year...with Hubby pushing me to go...and it was fabulous!

Jillian said...

My vote for the conference is GO! definitely. i know you will probably miss your boys like crazy but I would guess that you will come back so refreshed and able to give them more by having been away for a little bit! And those jeans are cute!!!

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tina bumblebee said...

I actually never got maternity jeans... I wore yoga pants, dresses, and leggings my entire pregnancy haha

kelseylynae said...

GO! I went to a retreat last weekend and it was great to be away [and I don't even care if that "sounds wrong" to say] :)

kelseylynae said...

GO! I went to a retreat last weekend and it was great to be away [and I don't even care if that "sounds wrong" to say] :)

Alisha said...

I went to a Women of Faith conference a few years ago (before Alex) and it was seriously one of the most motivational experiences of my life. Although it is hard to leave, I would encourage you to go. I have heard great things about Hearts at Home, although I have never gotten to go myself. :) It is hard leaving home though.

PS: Your Valentines are ADORABLE! Just love them!

Amy said...

Love the Valentine's. So cute!

How awesome that you crochet! My Mom made Cash a blanket when he was a babe & he sleeps with it every night. So special!