Zoey: A Birth Story

Photo credit: Stayc Smart Photography, Bella Baby Photography, and our own.

It is hard to believe that Zoey joined our family a month ago. It has been a whirlwind of a month with very little sleep, but a lot of joy.

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Things were about 100000% different for Zoey’s birth than they were for Harper’s birth. [Read more…]

Mom’s Night Out: Postpartum Style

One goal of mine for 2017 was to make sure to do something for myself each day. I haven’t always found the time to do that while we have been transitioning as a family of four, but I definitely feel like making it a goal has been helpful and a good reminder to make myself a priority. One way that I can make myself a priority is by having a little night out and let’s be honest, the best part about going out when you have a baby is wearing something that isn’t covered in spit up!

Style after Baby on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Evolur Baby Ambassador

I am SO excited to finally be able to share some pretty huge news with you. I am going to be teaming up with Evolur Baby for the next year to bring you some really fun content! I met them this summer at Blogger Bash and instantly fell in love with their absolutely beautiful nursery furniture. I lucked out and won a prize that included this awesome Mia Moda stroller and after talking for a while, we decided that teaming up would be a really fun experience.

Mia Moda Enzo Stroller [Read more…]

DIY Baby or Toddler Ugly Christmas Sweater

Now that Christmastime is upon us, so are all of the ugly Christmas sweater parties! We have one coming up soon and I wanted to be sure to have an ugly sweater for my daughter to wear. After looking at several stores, I realized that ugly sweaters just aren’t as common for babies and toddlers. I knew I was going to have to come up with my own version of an ugly Christmas sweater for her. The verdict? I think she will definitely be winning any sort of awards handed out for ugliest sweater!

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Now, I do realize this isn’t technically a sweater, but t shirts are much easier to be creative with so I think the judges at the family Christmas party will understand. I don’t know about you, but I think sweaters with cats on them are about the weirdest things ever, (Sorry if you are a cat lover!) so I knew I wanted to bring some sort of cat element into this shirt. I started brainstorming and I have to say, I am pretty impressed with my work! I think that creating something ugly on purpose may actually be more fun that creating something beautiful! It was kind of therapeutic to make this! I say, come up with your own design and just run with it! If you mess up, it adds to the “beauty” of the ugly sweater.

To make your own, you need…

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*Iron on vinyl. I ended up using 5 different colors for mine.

*Plain white long sleeved shirt

*Vinyl cutter

*Iron

*(optional) Other items you want to glue on to bring the ugliness to another level.

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First, you want to design your project within your vinyl cutting software. Remember that if you are cutting out letters, you need to flip the letters so they cut onto the vinyl backwards. This will make it so the letters are the right way when you iron them on.

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Cut out each individual layer onto the different pieces of vinyl. Place the piece of vinyl that will be on the bottom on your shirt first and iron it on. Press firmly and hold onto each spot for roughly 30 seconds.

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Keep layering each of your vinyl pieces one by one and ironing them on as you go. Do this until you have ironed on all of your vinyl. It is fun to see the “sweater” start to come together piece by piece.

Toddler Ugly Christmas Sweater How To

Now, at this point I thought of stopping, but I was worried that people wouldn’t realize that I was trying to be funny and it is supposed to be ugly. I didn’t want anyone to think that I was putting this on my child because I thought it was cute! This shirt was just looking too cute with only the vinyl. I use the term “cute” fairly lightly here. That is when the bedazzling started happening…

How to make a DIY Ugly Christmas sweater

I used a Tulip heat tool to put the gems on and then just glued the Christmas light ribbon on with fabric glue. I think that added just enough to the shirt to take it from semi cute, to full on ugly sweater goodness!

Do you like the ugly sweater trend? How many ugly Christmas sweater parties have you attended this year?

DIY Ruffle Sleeved Onesie Tutorial

I love to dress up my daughter. I always have. From day one, getting her all dolled up was one of my very favorite things to do. Just a boring white onesie won’t do! I love to dress up onesies to make them something more special and inspired by current trends that I love. One of my current favorite trends is having unique sleeves on my shirts. I have a shirt with ruffled sleeves that I absolutely love and I wanted to recreate that in a smaller version!

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To make a ruffle sleeved onesie, you need…

*Onesie

*Ruffle ribbon

*Sewing machine

*Pins

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First, lay out the onesie and lay the ruffle ribbon on the sleeved. Pin the ribbon down along the edge of the sleeve.

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Sew a straight line down the middle of the ribbon.

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Pin another row of ribbon down and sew down the center again.

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Repeat these steps until the sleeves are covered with ruffles.

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I love how it looked just as is, but I wanted another little something to really make it pop, so I also added a vinyl glittery flower to the center!

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I love how it turned out! Now go makeover a onesie of your own! They make great baby gifts too!