Posts filed under ‘Baby Olive’
Yesterday I was featured on the uber successful blog The Work at Home Woman. I was super honored to be interviewed by Holly and obviously very grateful for the opportunity. In the interview she asks me questions about being an entrepreneur and running a small business while caring for a super squirmy baby.
I grew up spending lots of time in the home Holly grew up in. Her mom would watch my brother and I after school and I always thought Holly was super cool as she would dash down the stairs wearing clothes I wish I was old enough to wear and hanging out with her high school friends. These days Holly is the author of The Work at Home Woman and making a living writing while she cares for her daughter who is now in Kindergarten.
Thanks again Holly, I appreciate the internet love!
Oh ya know…just some more of my favorite photos made into gifs. I can’t stop, won’t stop. EVER.
This is my nephew Euan, he’s a superhero currently learning how to not poop and pee in his pants. Potty training this boy up lately…
And now here’s one of my sweet girl just being the sweetest.
Many more where these came from…
Like I mentioned earlier, Olive loves eating and she eats solids like she’s been eating them her entire 6 month existence.
Alert: Tomorrow we go for her 6 month checkup. I’m excited to see what she weighs and how tall she is, I’m not excited for when they give her shots and make me cry all the tears.
I’ve created some graphics to hit home just how much fun we’re having with Olive’s food journey. We love discovering her favorites and least favorites. She has likes and dislikes (duh), but still something I think is SO COOL. We created a mini human, and just like all other humans, she’s going to have her own little personality.
First and foremost…
This is muy importante! Okay, not really. But I’m on a constant mission to have only cute things. True story. There are millions of products out there that will make your baby’s food journey visually appealing for the both of you. We have this and this and this and love them all.
My sister-in-law gifted me this fantastic book for Christmas this past year. I read it and fully intended on making ALL of Olive’s baby food so I could control exactly what was going into her body, down to every mouthful. Welp, that didn’t exactly happen. I do make some of her baby food, but only about 25% and that’s probably being very generous. When I’m not mushing and mashing and squirting milk directly from my boob into Olive’s mashed avocado (this has happened on more than one occasion), I buy baby food pouches. I buy them because I kind of love their package design (I’m a designer. Deal with it) and they usually boast being organic and I love that on the ingredients list I will find no more than 5, totally pronounceable words. We like this brand, this brand, and this brand.
Despite us always joking that Olive is a chunk (I mean, she’s in the 50th percentile for every stat, hardly qualifies her as the Michelin Man), she doesn’t like every food and sometimes she’s downright uninterested in eating. The kid is always more interested in what’s on the table around her rather than the food at hand. The crinkly pouches of food and her sippy cup filled with water are always cooler than a spoonful of zucchini.
Olive has become so aware of both her older sister and big brother these days. She’s always reaching for them and smiling when they walk by. Unfortunately, neither one of them wants anything to do with her. I punish them by sometimes forgetting to feed Rocco. KIDDING.
What is Olive having for dinner tonight you ask? zucchini, banana, and amaranth. Thanks to this baby food journey I’m also learning new words/foods.
I used to joke with friends that one day I would have a baby just so I could dutifully create the most perfect nursery for my lil minion. I not so secretly wanted a girl because I was of course drawn to the decor of little girls’s nurseries moreso than those of boys. I got lucky.
When we first learned I had a little olive in my tummy, long before we found out that she was in fact going to be named Olive, I had decided that if it was a girl I wanted to have a vintage mermaid theme. And if it was a boy I wanted robots to be the main attraction.
Then 20 weeks came along and IT WAS A GIRL. YAY.
And my dream of having a vintage mermaid abode for my lil precious turned into her nursery comprising of mostly “under the sea/mermaid” theme but also “cute things.” There was no way I could turn down this little, yellow fox our friend bought us on etsy.com. Or some of the other toys and mementos from my childhood that I knew had to be part of her room.
Her room is bright, colorful, vintage, and ALL THINGS CUTE. And you can imagine how stoked I was when it was featured on Apartment Therapy!!! My main inspiration was this nursery, a nursery one of my favorite bloggers put together for her little girl. This blogger blogs primarily about nursery design and puts together nursery mood boards on the regular for me too “ooh” and “ahhh” over every few days. Too bad I didn’t come across these two mermaid inspired mood boards until just a few weeks ago. They would have been the perfect resource for me.
In any case, I’m super excited to have Olive’s room grow with her as she becomes a big kiddo and beyond. I find things I would love to have in her room daily and have been working on refurbishing the very dollhouse my mom made for me. I’ve painted it, wall papered the walls, and am slowly filling it with vintage dollhouse furniture. Hopefully she’s a responsible kiddo that takes care of it and appreciates all the hard work and MONEY I’ve put into it so far!
Are you listening Olive? Play nice!!!
I found that Minted was having a Birth Announcement Challenge and figured I should definitely participate. Because HELLO, I live for this stuff. psst, when I embedded the code above the mood board became all smushed. Below is what it is supposed to look like :)
I of course used Olive and her personality and her super cute nursery as my inspiration as I was putting this together. Olive owns the mermaid print, slumbers every night in her white jenny lind crib, and is all aristocraty in her Silver Cross Pram.
For rules and to enter yourself go here!
I’m a little slow catching onto trends. Like the totally awesome neato thing where you make your own gifs and then share them with the internet. So I’m catching up for lost time.
Here is a gif about Olive’s favorite TV show GIRLS. It’s not exactly age appropriate but she’s far from forming memories, so we’ll just continue to watch Hannah Horvath trot around Brooklyn nakedly.
And here’s one about mustaches. Olive has no interest in facial hair…but I do. Along with the rest of the internet.
Many more gifs to come because they’re like so much fun.
With a name like Olive the girl needed her own custom stationery. And if you give a kid their own custom stationery they’re gonna also ask for their own custom stamp. Naturally.
My mom is the craftiest of all crafty grandmas. Every time I see her she’s showing off some new art project she’s dreamed up in her craft room. I’m in love with the OliveGrams she made for us a few weeks ago.
Together they’re perfect and I can’t wait to send OliveGrams to all our favorite people.