Thursday, January 3, 2013

Swap Partner, Blow Mold Win & My Favorite Christmas Gift

In my absence of blog land, I have received a couple very fun packages.
The first was from Sue @ It's A Very Cherry World! 
In December I participated in her "Shape It Up" Christmas Swap.
We were to make a tag or ornament in the shape of a Christmas symbol.
This is what I received from Sue.
How simply gorgeous is this tag?! I couldn't choose a favorite part of...there are too many cute details. How crafty? :) This will adorn my tree for years to come!
Sue added goodies in my package. Here's a peek!
I LOVE this globe! I have a larger version of this vintage Santa.
Sue sent me so many cute vintage Christmas goodies!
I love the polka dots and gingham on this tin! It came full of Christmas candy corn. (which I devoured in the matter of a couple of days)

Thank you so much Sue! I enjoyed being your partner in your hosted swap!
If you've never visited Sue, you must head over to her lovely blog NOW! Sue hosts REDNESDAY every Wednesday. Surely you've heard of it! ;)

Also in the month of December, Deb @ ZootsuitMama held a giveaway to win a vintage Halloween blow mold! Guess who won? Moi!
I haven't won very many giveaways, or many things in general; so I am always excited for a win!
Deb has the coolest retro decor ever!
Deb's blog was one of the first blogs I ever started following. She is an inspiration for anyone who admires and collects mid-century decor!
Thanks Deb, I can not wait until next year to use my new/vintage Halloween blow mold!

I had to share with y'all one of my favorite Christmas gifts.
My husband's great Aunt is such a sweet woman.
This past spring she started making quilts for everyone in the family.
She must have been a very busy lady because she made several of these quilts. This is the quilt we received for our home.
I didn't get a picture of the inside of this quilt, but it is a fleece material. It is so comfy!
We love it! Thank you Aunt Carolyn!

Happy Thursday and happy thrifting!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How I Rang In The New Year

On Monday, New Years Eve, we began ringing in the new year at the baby doctor!
I have reached 13 weeks (the final week of my 1st trimester).
Typically they like to do what is called a NT scan between weeks 11 & 14. An NT scan (nuchal translucency) is where they check for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome as well as major congenital heart problems.
This test is just an assessment, it is not a diagnosis.
Abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.
I am happy to say baby is looking great! I am supposed to call next week for the official results but my OB assured me all looks perfect.
We got a few laughs during the ultrasound. Baby would not turn from his/her side for nothing! We were unable to get a perfect profile picture. But, I think this 3d profile picture turned out perfect. The ultrasound tech said baby looked to be praying. :)
The tech also commented on how active baby was. He/she was kicking up a storm! Of course I couldn't feel a thing. My hubby kept saying, "You really can't feel that?" Haha!
Baby had a heartbeat of 152 bpm and measured 3 inches long. 5 inches including leg length.
We got several pics from our visit, but this is my favorite and I had to share it...

I couldn't help but giggle when the tech got this view. I shouted, "I need a picture of that!"

I know my updates have been few and far between and have had nothing to do with vintage; I apologize for that. As you can see, I have had something else pre-occupying my mind. I assure you, I will be sharing vintage goodies very soon.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and Happy New Year!
Happy thrifting!