My hubby and I went to the Bahamas over a long weekend! (you can see my first post here) We had three nights of amazing parties and I want to share the photos from the nights! The weather was amazing! The food was to die for! The DJ's were fabulous! I loved all my outfits I wore! I got to spend it kid free (due to my ever helpful in-laws) and with the love of my life! It was such a memorable time for us both. Enjoy the party pics!
So my amazing hard working hubby was nominated to go to his company's all inclusive trip to.....the Bahamas! Since he was able to bring a +1, I got to go as his guest! It was so amazing! I'm going to share some photos and memories over the next few posts so you can you see how breathtaking the views and parties were!
Boarding our flight
The Atlantis in the Bahamas
Private island excursion on Sandy Toes Island
On our way back from our private island excursion
The amazing blue-green waters
OK so I love this little top I found on sale, but it was way too big! I decided to take in the sides and it worked perfectly!
You can see how big the sides were. EACH arm hole was this big.
And the waist was big as well. Basically I needed to take in both sides, all the way down.
I took a tank top that fit the way I liked and lined it up at the top. You can see how wide the side is compared to the other tank.
I pinned both sides of the shirt all the way down.
I then stitched with a sowing machine down both sides. I used a 2.5 inch stitch with the tension at 2.
I cut the excess off and surged the end all the way down.
You can see how fitted it is now, compared to how it looked in the beginning!
I love how it fits! It was such an easy thing to fix! I hope if you have a shirt that you love and its just a bit too big to pull it out and fix it! It might become one of your favorite pieces to wear!
I got these cute little shoes for only $8 at Target for my little bug. She loves them but can't wear them because the straps are too loose and they fall off when she walks. I needed to tighten them, but didn't want to show the seams. And then I had a light bulb moment! I could put a button on the side! This was super easy to do and I think its so cute! Even if you didn't have a strap across the top of a shoe or if you just wanted to dress it up and give it more personality this would be great solution! All you need is a needle and thread (thread needs to be the same color as the shoe) and a button.
I first figured out how much of the little strap I wanted to take in and pinched it.
I then laid it flat off to the side, above the shoe. If you were to put it underneath the side of the shoe it would be uncomfortable and rub on the top of their feet.
Then take your needle and thread and begin to sew!
You'll want to do a few stitches along the strap from one side to the other.
Then take the button and sew it directly on the stitches that you just completed. You only need to stitch if a few times. That's it! So easy and I think they actually look cuter with a little "flair" on it! Happy sewing!
And the finished product worn by the little bug!
...and one more because I think she's so cute!
Some mornings just call for a treat. The other morning was one of them....I make this for special breakfasts, such as birthdays, holidays, or really any morning that I want to make special! Its so delish and so easy to make! Just remember to NOT count calories when you make this! Try it and you and anyone you make it for will LOVE it!
Not many ingrediants-Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Jelly, Fruit ( I used fresh Peaches) Egg, Milk, Cinnamon and French Bread
Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream and jelly together
Fresh peaches, YUM! I cut them in half then sliced them lengthwise
Beat the egg, milk and cinnamon in a pan.
Cut a thick slice of bread.
Then take the knife and make a slit along the top of the bread, kind of rotating it inside, so ist sliced along the inside, making a pocket.
Add the cream cheese mixture inside the little pocket you made in the bread...the more the better!
Add a few slices of peaches
Dip into the egg mixture
Melt butter and place in the skillet. I cover mine so that it keeps the moisture in and gets the cream cheese mixture warm and melty!
Flip after a few minutes or until its golden brown.
Serve warm! I put powdered sugar on top of mine, but you wouldn't have too because it is so delish and sweet! I hope you try this! You can really use any combination of jellies and fruits. Its such a treat to eat! Let me know what you think of it! Recipe is right below! Happy Baking and have a great weekend!
Stuffed French Toast
1/2 cube (4 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
2 spoonfulls jelly ( I like using different jelly than fruit. eg. use strawberries and raspberry jam, strawberry jam and
1/2 cup milk
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon, depending on taste
Butter or Pam ( for frying pan)
Powdered sugar (optional for topping)
1 loaf French Bread
Mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and jelly together in bowl. Cut fresh fruit if needed. Mix egg, milk and cinnamon in pan. Cut bread in thick slices and make a slit in top. Rotate knife to make a pocket in the bread. Heat pan on stove. Fill bread with cream cheese mixture and fresh fruit. Dip bread in egg mixture. Put bread in buttered pan and cook with lid over it for a few minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cover again until golden brown. Serve with powdered sugar.
I love my little nest I’ve created over the last few years and this is how it was
built. I need to go back just about two years to 2011 when my daughter was born
and I learned what being a stay at home mommy really meant for me...
I have always been driven, and that drive had led me to a successful career
in banking since my early twenties. My husband and I had been married for
two years when we started planning to have a baby. Because of my crazy
working hours and long commute time, I realized our childcare options were
going to be limited. Daycare was the option I settled on in order to still
be independent, move up in the company, take care of my child, the house AND
be The Supermom!
Nine months later looking into the blue eyes of my 6 lb. 1 oz. baby girl I realized
there was no way I could go back. I had to be with her. My supportive hubby
agreed and my dream of staying at home, cuddling my baby, making delicious
dinners, keeping the house clean and going on walks was going to become a
reality! And that reality came crashing down all around me about three weeks in.
My Hubby was able to take two weeks of paternity leave, which helped, but
then he escaped and went back to work. I was left with a newborn baby I knew nothing
about . My little girl had colic and "cuddling her" took on new meaning, as in;
all the time, non-stop, when she slept and when she was awake. Making dinner
consisted of anything in a box or bag. The only thing that was kept clean was
my daughters’ diaper. Going on walks was impossible (refer back three
sentences ago). I was all by myself with a screaming baby. I didn't have any
mommy friends to go to because I hadn't yet connected to any local moms. My
family lived across the United States, all of them, so it was me...and my hubby
who helped whenever he could.
My activities were pretty limited by having to hold Sophia day in and day out
(and there’s only so much tv you can watch) I began to surf the internet and
I came across a little website called Pinterest...I started pinning and didn't stop!
After a few weeks I was inspired to try and re-create some of the things I was
looking at. I started by making little headbands for Sophia. I could use my boppy
to keep her close and I could craft at the same time. At the beginning my
headbands were a little....rough to say the least, but over time they got to be pretty
good, if I do say so myself. I began to find new activities and things to do not just
for the new Mommy I had become, but for me as a person.
There have been many ups and downs over the last two years which included at times
lots of crying, endless diapers, new found creativity, crafting, and yoga pants.
But throughout it all I can say I have learned to embrace the yoga pants, and keep
my identity in the process!
Welcome to My Little Nest.
Sophia Rose Zoraida born May 19, 2011
Hi I'm Ruth!
Wife to Manny and Mama to two little spunky girls, Amelia and Sophia. This is my little corner on the internet where I share my style and everyday life as a stay at home Mama.
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