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The TeePee πŸ™‚ , originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for so long. Now that the playroom is finished (which reminds me, that I still haven’t blogged about the redo!) I had no excuse. Well except maybe a newborn at home, but that’s beside the point πŸ˜‰ I used a great tutorial to make this, and I could never have done it without! Thank you to Rachel of Smile and Wave for taking the time to write it all down! My teepee did not come out as neat as hers, and I definitely made a couple mistakes. I cut down my poles a foot shorter than hers and then tried to recalculate measurements and angles….math was never my strong suit…so this proved to be challenging. I did my best and though the panels don’t line up as nicely as Rachel’s up on top, it still works! And the kids think its cool πŸ™‚ I think I’ll paint it like Rachel did too…clean and simple πŸ™‚

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Baby Girl Quilt Inspiration, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Here are just SOME of the MANY quilts inspiring me these days…

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Baby Girl Nursery Inspiration, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

26+ weeks now and nesting quite a bit these days…lots of dreaming…browsing…getting inspired. These 25 photos are the latest nurseries and details that are inspiring me to create a beautiful nursery for my baby to be. I’ve got my fabrics set aside waiting to be cut into for a quilt and curtains. They are mostly European fabrics that are very colorful…thinks deep pinks, reds and aqua. I’ve got to decide what style quilt I’m going to make…thinking some pattern using half-square triangles. My next (BIG) decision will be paint color. This one always stumps me. Since the details in the room will have so much color, I’m thinking subtle for the walls…pale pink? pale aqua? Really not sure which way to go. In the meantime, I’ll continue browsing flickr and gathering ideas πŸ™‚

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Here I sit, at work, scarfing down a lean cuisine, longing to blog about some new ventures and of course, some new fabric!!Β  I’ve been working all weekend and today, so between that and 2 kids, there has been no time for the computer.Β  Hopefully I’ll be back to some fun stuff tomorrow evening!!Β  Hope you all had a great weekend πŸ™‚

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Miech’s Tote (reverse), originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

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Happy Easter



DSC_0106, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Hope you all had a nice day πŸ™‚

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Healthy fridge

Healthy fridge, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Healthy fridge, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

So glad that my fridge is “healthy”. Losing weight is always a struggle, but when you’re surrounded by healthy options, it is a little easier. I always love to restock the fridge on food shopping days. I love getting rid of the old stuff and puttingΒ  all the new yummy FRESH foods in. Several meals in pieces, like a puzzle, waiting to be put together. Options, options, options.

I’ve been on this weight loss journey since 2005 when I had Jack. I have been up and down through 3 full term pregnancies(including a 37 week stillbirth) and a 12 week pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. When I was pregnant with Ben I was soooo ready to get rid of the weight once and for all…and I’m getting there. Since my final days of pregnancy I have lost about 60 lbs!!!! That’s about 20 lbs less than when I got pregnant. I still have about 15 lbs to go…and I’m really hoping to get there by summer.

Some of my staple fridge items include:

-When Pigs Fly Tuscan Wheat Bread
-broccoli
-Polar Seltzer Water–Cranberry Lime or Pomegranate
-bottled waters (not shown)
-yogurt
-hot peppers (to spice up blah foods)
-sweet potatoes
-eggs
-egg whites
-prewashed greens–spinach, arugala, romaine etc.
-reduced fat string cheese

-Newman’s Own “low fat” salad dressings

-seasoned rice vinegar (so yummy on broccoli!)

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Anyhoo. After a little vacation in Florida I’m absolutely aching for summer. And feeling good in shorts and a bathing suit will make it even better!Β  BTW–I track my calories/exercise on http://www.sparkpeople.com.

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