Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The return of the blogger yard sale

I've decided to sell my Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag. It's in excellent condition, I just don't need it anymore. It retails for $175 new. I've listed the specifications below:

-Black and White batik inspired medallion motif. Crimson hand embroidery detail.
-Crimson water-resistant liner
-Messenger style comfort strap with thoughtfully designed cell phone holder
-PPB signature zip-out changing station with detachable changing pad
-Four bottle pockets (2 interior, 2 exterior)
-Three extra-wide external back pockets
-Removeable "dirty diaper pouch"
-A "no more digging" key clip
-A Petunia Pickle Bottom monogrammed wipes case
-Dimensions: 14 X15 X 4.5
-PVC-Free glazed canvas (easy to clean)
If you're interested in purchasing it, can email pictures or answer any questions you have. Please email me at

Monday, August 15, 2011

The summer so far

I feel like every post on here starts with "so much has been going on, where do i even start?" I last posted in April. What happened in May again? Ughhh so much for keeping our blog going for posterity sake, right?

At the end of April, my sis came into town and we went to St. George to visit my parents. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like their child becomes the child of your nightmares during family vacations? The drive was difficult (Esley has now learned how to kick the DVD player-shoot me) and naps were worse. On a lighter note, I did get to enjoy Heather and her cute little Bella.

We went swimming a lot and shopped while my mom watched Esley and Bella.

June was mostly spent around Arizona. We ended up buying a new camera (woo hoo!) and Ed took his boards. So glad to have all the studying and worry over. Now to stress about residency programs...

In July we went to Utah for the month. Ed had a rotation at the U and really, with my excellent experiences of previous car trips why would I pass up another one? (Has anyone else stopped at the Maverick in Nephi... maybe Filmore? with the playground? It is a life saver!) We stayed with Ed's parents for the 4th of July and went to Huntsville for the parade and pancake breakfast.

Getting our watermelon fix :)

Hiking at Millcreek. I absolutely miss hiking in Utah more than anything. 100+ temperatures are not the most welcoming for well, anything.

We were able to meet up with Julie and Owen while we were in Salt Lake. Esley and Owen get along so well even if they are doing their own things. I love this one...

I went to my moms for 2 weeks. I was expecting it to be crazy like it was in May when Heather and I were in town. It was surprisingly so fun and so incredibly easy.

Earlier this month we went to San Diego for a few days before Ed left to Philadelphia for more audition rotations. Overall the trip was good. Vacations aren't really "vacations" with a toddler in tow, but he makes it so much more fun.

I'm happy to say we're back and happy to be in our own little routine again. Ed will be gone until mid October, but we'll see each other here and there between now and then.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


One of my customers is the most amazing photographer. She sent me some pictures of her sweet little girl in some of my products. I am dying! Makes me want to have a girl.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I'd like to think the reason for my blogging.. or lack there of.. is because I've been so busy with this...

I love doing wholesale orders.. don't get me wrong.... it's just a little draining at the end of the day with a 16 month old who is into e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. It's so funny how little things don't bother you anymore when you have kids. I got a call from Heather (my sis) this week going on and on about how her friend came over and brought her 3 year old who subsequently destroyed her (Heather's) house. I remember having the same convo with ed a few years ago before we had Esley. It's really a change of attitude... "messy" takes on a whole new meaning when you have kids. Who knew your whole house could be in pieces and you could whip it in shape in 10 minutes before your visiting teachers show up and you completely spaced it?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Old news

I'm sure everyone has seen this by now... but oh my goodness... BHLDN has its unveiling today. I am dying over the beauties that Anthro has whipped up.

These aren't even the wedding dresses! So incredibly amazing.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rendtions of Esley





Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quiet gifts

Have you ever sat down to eat something yummy, only to be distracted by a phone call as you take your first bite? The next thing you know, the phone call is over, and your food has disappeared. But you don't recall tasting a bite? I've often had this same feeling with Esley as he's gotten older and grown out of different stages. I often feel like something special is coming to an end.

Many of my days are spent dwelling on the paradoxical perspective of not wanting life to change, yet wondering if I can bear the chaos any longer. I've wondered how I can make it through the next few hours before his next nap, while worrying that those hours will never be enough to savor all of the possible joy. How can I want to fast-forward, pause, rewind all in the same breath?

A friend of mine stopped by this week right after I had had a really terrible morning. Esley and I had gone to storytime at the library, like we usually do, only to leave within the first 10 minutes because Esley was screaming. Never wanting to sit still, I feel like he is always on the move... which means I am always running after him. Looking back on the situation and the feelings of inadequacy that I felt (from the stares of the other mothers, to the restraints that I put on myself), I was actually able to spend time with Esley in a more constructive manner rather than an organized one. I have to remember that it isn't about what I am missing because my child is stubborn, but what I am gaining from the time we are able to spend together. For me, the secret of enjoying motherhood is in these moments. I'm trying so hard right now to take time and be present in the moment. This is my greatest desire and my greatest anxiety-that it's going by too quickly to be able to squeeze all of the life and love out of it that I can. I feel like I'm up against a race against time. He is such a joy to me. I can only hope I can be the same for him.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


October was really the last time I blogged? Sorry to be such a lame blogger. This is what happens when you leave your camera at home.

Last Christmas...

this was Esley's first Christmas. We basically did a whole lot of hanging out. This year was so much more fun. Not that he really "got it" or anything, but he enjoyed the lights and opening presents.

Yeah, we found out pretty quick that it doesn't take long for him to feel overwhelmed from all the gift giving. He's so cute when he's mad though. I love that last picture.

It was so great to see family and friends and celebrate the holidays with them. We're all grateful to be happy and healthy this year. We're excited to see what 2011 has in store for us.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hail Storm

This was the storm we had last week, luckily this pot was the only thing damaged.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A few more

Here are the last few items that I'm getting rid of right now. If you're interested, email me

anthropologie turtle neck size small $10 SOLD
anthropologie top size small $10
anthropologie skirt size 4 $15