Mini & Maximus: The Underground Collection

Mini & Maximus: The Underground Collection

I am in love with the new Underground Collection from Mini and Maximus! It’s so fun and so 90′s! I am always a big fan of black and white, but I am loving the color on the paint splatter onsie and dress. I seriously wish that they made these in adult sizes.

I was lucky enough to get quite a bit of Mini and Maximus stuff for my baby shower (my cousin, Maile, is the best), and really like how soft all their fabrics are. They use eco friendly fabrics and screenprint with water-soluble inks, collaborating with artists to bring fresh, playful and unexpected designs to their line. I am a huge fan of their Los Banditos Collection, my kid may not be born yet, but she is going to be, seriously, so stylish.

Nesting 101: DIY Crib Sheets

Nesting 101: DIY Crib Sheets/ Let's Go Sunning

My nesting period has involved a lot of research and being crazy paranoid about chemicals. Most of that paranoia is directed towards the bedroom, which can be the most toxic room in your house. When you take into account the flame retardants, pesticides and chemical finishes, it’s just too much to put next to my baby’s soft skin (for me, anyway). BUT I had a hard time finding organic bedding that I liked (I’m very picky). So, I decided to make my own, it saved me a lot of money and gave me exactly what I was looking for.

I used organic Teagan White fabric (I’m obsessed), and a few used vintage sheets that I have collected over the years. I can’t take credit for this tutorial, I found the best one at The Complete Guide to Imperfect Home Making and think you should head over there if you want to take on this project. All you need is 2 yards of fabric (at least 45″ wide), about 2 yards of fold over elastic and a sewing machine.

Nesting 101: DIY Crib Sheets/ Let's Go Sunning

A few tips:

  • - Make sure when you measure your mattress it is completely centered
  • - Make sure all sides are the same length and are cut in a straight line. Uneven edges make for more bunching when you put the sheet on the bed
  • - When sewing the elastic, pull it as tight as you can against the sheet. You want your sheets snug!

Nesting 101: DIY Crib Sheets/ Let's Go Sunning

- Make sure you really secure the corners, it will help later so they don’t fray or split

- Wash and iron your fabric before you start the project. If using vintage sheets (if you can find them at a thrift store for a few buck, they are still a great eco friendly option) wash them twice.

Nesting 101: DIY Crib Sheets/ Let's Go Sunning

Looking for organic fabric? Check out these online stores!

Fabric Worm

Cedar House Fabrics

Birch Fabrics

Oh, My! I’m 36 Weeks!

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Yes. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted but life has been so weird! Since I’ve posted I had my second baby shower in San Jose, a third with my family up here! Both were so much fun! I loved seeing all my family and friends together gathered over delicious food! The third was a surprise designed to makes me as uncomfortable as possible! And I loved it!

I also found out that I’m anemic. And while I really tried to up my iron in addition to the iron supplement I was taking, my body just didn’t absorb any of it. Because I’m so close to my due date I’ve had to go in twice a week to get my iron through in IV. It’s such a bummer, I really worked on pairing my iron rich foods with vitamin C and trying to cut out things that diminish absorption, but none of it worked. Hopefully, my iron will go back to normal after I deliver and all will be well!

When I’m not fighting off exhaustion, I am obsessively organizing. It feels so good to get rid of stuff (obviously belonging to my husband) that I’ve been trying to throw out for years, And the best part is that I was able to sell most of it on craigslist and use the money to get the rest of the stuff I wanted for the baby. Yay for being thrifty!

I also have continued to workout. I lowered the intensity of my workouts but increased my frequency. I manage to walk for at least 20 minutes every day. It actually helps me feel less tired and prevents me from getting a little stir crazy.

The last of my to-do’s include:

Getting the car seat installed

Prepping some freezer meals for postpartum

Sewing some nursing infinity scarves

Organizing like a crazy person

My So. Cal Baby Shower

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I flew down to San Diego this past weekend to watch my Mom graduate from school and for the first of two baby showers! It was so much fun! It was wonderful to see family and old friends. I left stocked up on tons on baby clothes, diapers and baby cuteness. My cousin, Jen, made adorable diaper cakes decorated with hair bows, sock and shoes. My Aunt went to town on decorating and it could not have turned out cuter! And as always, seeing everyone was such a treat! SO happy! :)

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Traveling

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On my way to San Diego with a cinnamon roll and a coffee! It seems no matter how grumpy I am, a pastry always makes it better. There is something super calming about flying, especially on such a short flight. I’m also a spoiled brat and only like to fly on Virgin America, so I feel like I’m fancy.

OMG they are passing out ice cream! So I’m cutting this post short.

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