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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lazyness or new baby syndrome?

Okay so maybe not NEW baby syndrome. He is after all turning 6 months old in 2 days! 
[Wow where has the time gone]

[Myself and R.Bug]

But as a first time mom doing it on my own because my soon to be ex is nowhere to be found it makes it a bit hard to get anything done! 

I feel like the cleaning and laundry never end and that I never get around to sewing. How am I supposed to get this business running smoothly if I never have time to conduct business? 

So I have decided a schedule is in order... I am stealing borrowing :D the calendar board that sits in the kitchen and is never used. 

This may get complicated


Anyone else have any good time saving ideas? or your "trick of the trade"?

Friday, July 30, 2010

My butt is big and if you don't like it kiss it!

This is quite possible the best ad I have ever seen! 
I would really like to shake the hand of the person that walked into Nike and pitched this ad! 

Coming from someone who is pleasantly plump and cuddly it is about time the world recognized that it is okay to have a butt! (even though I lack one... no really I suffer from no a** at all syndrome... don't laugh!)
And I love how while she is fit this woman is not so bone jarringly skinny that it makes you wanna grab her scrawny butt and feed her some food. :P

Kudos to Nike! You have done it again!

Friday Flip Offs #3


Todays flip offs are brought to you by the letter S for stick it to the man!

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To the wasp that stung me... FLIP OFF! It is not my fault your black butt landed on my black book in the middle of the night in a DARK KITCHEN! Why did you have to sting me? Don't you know I am allergic? Now I have this big ugly red welt that is spreading still and I have to take benadryl which makes me sleepy so it is that much harder to take care of R.bug. I am glad death found you the next day!

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To the sewing that is piling up... While I love that I am getting so many orders for these owls... can't we go ahead and bring out the sewing fairies and get you done quicker? FLIP OFF!

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To "the gnome"... Flip off! I know you were here and you replaced my normally well behaved still child with this rolly polly screaming mama and papa all the time kid. While I appreciate the mama saying... I am just not ready for him to try to crawl!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New name = new life

I decided that Motherhood Unedited our old name was just not working for me anymore. 

Since I call my son Bug and my business selling stuff is called Rybug...

We are officially Bug Creator!

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(haha get it? I created bug? yeah I am a self proclaimed comical genius!)

What do you guys think of the change? 


Goodies galore!

On a couple of recent shopping expeditions I acquired some really cute fabric! :D 
Some of it has a purpose and some is just waiting for a project! 

Wanna see my goodies? Sure you do! Whether you like it or not.

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[I absolutely love this print! Future owl? Yep most likely!]

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[These two lovelies are going to be a uber awesome diaper bag]

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[-gasp- I know I went to the dark side and got some girly fabrics but its for business :P]

And I cannot neglect my beautiful new pin cushion that I got from Hancocks Fabrics.

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or my new rotary cutter & ruler!
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I am feeling inspired by all this new fabric! 

Do you usually find inspiration in new fabric? If not where else do you find your inspiration?

Baby Mum Mum Rice Husks Review

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I recently purchase Baby Mum Mum Rice Husks vegetable flavor for my son. 
Here is my thoughts...

After hearing so many good things about Baby Mum Mum Rice Husks, from other moms with kids my sons age, I decided that it was a must try!

I have to say I loved them at first. I was a bit concerned at first because I was not sure that r.bug could handle solids like a cookie... But the box says "You can give these to your child as soon as they are ready for solids." Well R.Bug is almost 6 months old and has been eating solid foods since he was 4 months, yes! 

[Update: Their website says, "You may give Baby Mum-Mum rice rusks to your baby as soon as he or she has developed the skill to bite, chew and swallow solid foods."]


So off to our local Wally world we went to purchase some. We got the vegetable flavor because my kiddo is addicted to vegetables! He would rather have sweet potatos or mixed veggies over any kind of fruit! 

These lovely bits of scrumptious come in individually wrapped packages inside a big box. Each package contains two rice husks. 

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So we opened and we ate! After the first package I was pleasantly surprised and pleased! He could eat it no problem although we did have to break out little surf board shaped cookie in half because a whole one was just too much of a jab the back of our throat risk! 

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[r.bug enjoying his rice husk on our first try]

They do in fact "melt" pretty quickly so I was not afraid of choking too much either!

However on our second and third time we ate it I decided to wait until he was at least 7 months old to try again... Why? Well he choked. We opened a new individually wrapped package and he ate... All of the sudden he started gagging apparently it was not "melting" fast enough and he was eating a bit too fast and of course being a baby with very little teeth he was not chewing well. This happened twice and I had to sweep the bite out of his throat with a finger. 

Needless to say traumatic for mommy but baby took it all in stride ! 

Final Thoughts....

I would say I give these 3 rattles out of 5

They are good, affordable, and baby loves them

However I would not do as they say and give as soon as baby is ready for solids. Waiting until he is 7 months old is probably for the best... For my sanity at least! 

Have you ever tried Baby Mum Mum's? How did your baby like them? 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HairBows for a cause... Let's help this little boy get to a specialist!

Hello fellow bloggers and blog readers!
I want to tell you a story today about a great woman and her son!
This amazing woman & mother I am speaking of is named Kathryn. She is a wife and the mother of 3 short people, 1 boy and two girls.
This woman has been there for me [& several other friends we have made along the way] long distance since I got pregnant! We were actually pregnant together and met on a site called

Now for the rough part....

Her son little E, the youngest, has been having quite a few problems with fevers. On average his fever runs around 105 + degrees. After many trips to the hospital and pediatric doctor in Alaska, where she lives, tons of tests and lots of worrying on the parents part... the doctors have decided that a specialist is the best thing for him. 
[Something they simply cannot offer in Alaska.]

No one can tell this family what is wrong with their precious little boy. 

So off to the specialist they are going! However money is a bit tight as is for most of us. A new little one is never easy to work into the budget so in order to help out with the expenses so that they don't stretch themselves too thin, Kathryn, has decided to start selling the hairbows that she previously only made for her daughters, friends, and family. 

So far they are a big hit on facebook amongst friends and in true bloggy helpfulness we are branching her out to the blogging world. 

She has a fan page where you can see pictures of these gorgeous creations and contact her about purchasing them as well. 

[The photos on this page are just a few of her creations check the fan page for more ! She has at least 20 different styles and will customize an order!]

***The prices are as follows as of last update***

*Sequin Headbands (w/ bow)- $12 large bow, $10 medium bow*

*Crochet And Lace Headbands (w/ bow)- $10 large bow, $8 medium bow*

*Alligator Clips (w/ bow)- $ 8  for a set of 2 w/ small bow*

*Single Alligator Clips & Hairties- $5 with small bow*

If your tight on money as well and cannot purchase one of her creations another great way to help out would be to pass this page link on... Whether it be in a blog, or on your facebook to friends and family. Anything helps!

Let's help Little E and his family!

Update: Appointment date is set for August 11th in Portland. With a stay length of the 10th-26th. Little E was in the hospital yet again with a fever of 105 a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He can't help it...[vent]

I heard this one too many times today.

"Megan have some patience he can't help being sick." 

Oh really? Yeah no joke ! 

I know I am a first time mom but really? I am not that stupid. I know that people cannot help getting sick. I also know that babies cannot help but be 10 times the handful they were before. 
Considering I have had at the most 3 hours of sleep a night for the past 15 days I think I am doing pretty dang good! 

We have suffered hard these past couple of weeks. 
R.bug has been sick with the viral infection from hell. Which has led us to the hospital once and the doctors twice. 

We also had to visit the torture chamber at the doctors for an x-ray, blood, cath, & strep throat culture. 
For those of you who don't have the distinct pleasure of a baby with severe acid reflux a cold means that not only do you have a regular sick baby on your hands but it means you have a reflux sick baby and that is just NOT pretty. 

(That should really say you have a throwing up constantly can't keep anything down including reflux meds, hoarse voiced child that wants to scream not only cause they are sick but because they feel like their throat is on fire from all the extra acid that the drainage from their nose is causing.)

So why did I get told to have some patience? 

Because I said "R.bug please ... that is ENOUGH!" [no I did not yell I was just exasperated and the enough was emphasized... you mommies know what I mean] after 15 minutes of a tantrum because he wanted to be walked around the house. 
Sorry kiddo but mommy cannot walk for 2 hours straight without any breaks! 
I don't know how other single moms do it. 
What my family does not understand is that I have NO HELP at night. I am up all by myself dealing with an infant that cannot breathe to eat and cannot lay down to sleep. 

On top of it all I am sick and have been sick. 

Please Please Please the gods that be... let my baby feel better.

I can't help but love him, especially when sucking out his nose he likes to watch in the mirror and laughs at the boogers coming out! 

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Only my boy!

Whooooo Whooooo Owlie James!

When I was coming up with a pattern and putting together two owls for my son I had no idea that they would be so popular that as soon as I posted them on facebook I had 3 different people asking me how much I would charge to make one for their little one! 

I am so happy because I can really use the money right now since I want that bias tape maker christmas is coming up and R.bug's birthday is a month after that!

So without further ado... Presenting Owlie James!

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[Already popular at our house]



Linking to some of these parties...

Not so Wordless Monday #4

Welcome back once again to not so wordless monday! 

We had a not so exciting week since R.Bug has been sick going on 2 weeks now. So this week might be a bit skimpy!

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[I took lots of time to play with my nina]

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[I tried my first Popsicle in my mesh feeder to soothe my coughy throat]

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[excuse the mommy she was working hard on my room]

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[but we had to take a break so I could pretend to be a gangsta]

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[we measured me and I am a whole 28 inches tall!]

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[Like my crazy after the bath hair?]

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[last but not least mommy made me a new lovey named James!]


How was your week?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Link it Up Sunday #1

I am going to be discontinuing my regularly scheduled programming starting August 4th! 
Because I must stalk to UPS guy! 
After hours of looking and looking and deciding and than changing my mind again I finally ordered what I want from CSN Stores. :D

2 things for my son and 2 things for me :D 

But continuing onto our very first ever... LINK IT UP SUNDAY! 

Rules of the game: 

Link up any DIY | Crafty project that you have done. Or it could be one that you admire that someone else has done. 

This includes:
-wood & metal work
-decorating a room
-etc... You get the picture!

What not to do or you will be deleted....
-link a store (including etsy stores)
-link to something profane (remember we are family oriented)
-link to anything NOT DIY or CRAFTY

I really don't like being mean. So please don't make me use my "mommy voice." 

So grab a button and slap it on that post... (if you don't I can't feature you)

Have fun! and above all....

Sleepy Sack Tutorial

I don't know about you... but my baby [and I use that term loosely] has decided to grow up on me! 

At 5 months old he is already 17lbs 4.6 oz and 28inches (or better) long! 
Compare that to his birth stats of 10lbs 1oz (yep big baby) and 20 inches long. 
It makes me sad that he is growing up so quick!

As a first time mom I just knew that I could NEVER live without what I can a sleepy sack. Especially not after all the horror stories I heard about babies covering their heads with blankets in the night! Blankets in my kids crib? Psh! I think not!

I purchased a Halo [you didn't see that] Sleep Sack and was amazed! Not only did it swaddle but it kept him warm! GO SLEEP SACK! 

So in true mommy crafty-nessgot right on it procrastinated!

So here goes! 

Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be good at this tutorial thing so if my directions completely bite just comment or email me and I will see what I can do to change it up! :D

And I apologize for the crap-tastic pictures... my camera doesn't like me!

What you need:

-2 t shirts or one REALLY long t shirt
-Medium width velcro (half of the length of your child) or a zipper
-shirt with no sleeves that fits your child or is a teensy bit big
-your trusty sewing machine

Here goes:

First measure how long your kiddo is and add several inches. My son is 28 inches head to toe so I made this 32 inches long.Than you gather your t-shirts and your child's sleeveless . 

Cut your shirt that you want for the main color up the sides

We are going to use the collar that is already there since it is ribbing and it will have a nice finish (and stretch since your making this for your LO to grow into) So put your childs shirt to the neckline and use a fabric pencil or marker to trace.

When drawing the pattern make it flow out slightly like a dress.
This piece should be your child's height minus 2 inches.
(don't worry we will add those inches and than some back later)

This is what you should have (if you didn't mess up you will have just one drawing)

Cut it out through ONE thickness of the shirt because remember the back neckline is different from the front!

(remember to cut out ONCE SIDE AT A TIME because the back necline must be higher than the front! )

[now repeat those last couple of steps for the back of the sleep sack]

The neckline should look like this!

Remember those two inches we took away? Add those plus the extra you added when calculating and cut out a "bottom" for your sack.
When cutting remember that the sack flows like a dress so it is a good idea to lay your sack on your shirt to cut.

(I.e. my child is 28 inches tall.. I made this 32 inches long. So my bottom panel would be 6 inches long)

Like so...
Than round out the corners (it just looks good)

Now we are moving onto our trusty sewing machine!

[The rest of the tutorial is under this link... I hid it so that all the pics didn't load at once for our slower loaders]

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