Thursday, December 4, 2008

Girls x 4 = Trouble

4 Baby Girl Cousins in 6 mos! These little heart breakers will sure equal trouble in a few years. With all the different personalities... I wonder who will be the ring leader of the bunch ?
We had a wonderful photo shoot with Paige Davis Photography.
Trying to get 4 babies to smile, and pose for pictures was no easy task but Paige was a great photographer. Don't forget to check out her pictures!

Mom x2

Thursday, November 20, 2008

8 mos! 7lbs to almost 17 lbs

7lbs 14oz

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motrin ads... You should ask a real mom!

Baby Wearing Mom= Happy Mom & Happy Baby!

As a business owner and mom, wearing my baby has become essential to my daily activities. How else could I manage multi tasking my activities.

You can see me doing charity events, working at trade shows, catching a plane all while wearing my baby in her

Do I "babywear" because it's a trend? No
Do I look tired? Sometimes
Do I work hard? Yes
Do I love my kids? Yes
Do I have pain? Yes

Motrin should ask real moms what they think and why they use their products. If I was asked they would have found out why I've used Motrin and let me tell you the last thing on my list would be from pain associated to baby wearin!

To see more visit motrin gives moms a headache

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Mom Bloggers Unite for some Free ChicBuds!

Go to ....follow her directions! Hurry ends soon!

Directions below from Jessica Knows website :) She rocks!

ChicBuds in Black/Watermelon
Most of you all, my readers, are moms and if you’re like me, you like to do something a little glamorous every once in a while. Well, have I got something girly and couture for you to win! Yes, indeed. I’ve got two pairs of gorgeous
ChicBuds to give away, but since they each retail at $49, you’re going to have to work for your chance to win. These earphones are rockin’ the Swarovski crystals, putting them at the top of my “most coveted” list.
Each of the following gets you an entry:
Sign up for a Jessica Knows email subscription using the link provided in my side bar.
Have a friend sign up for a Jessica Knows email subscription. (Each friend=1 entry)
Have your
Twitter followers who are not already following me, follow me too and have them @ me lettting me know. (Each new follower=1 entry)
Have your Twitter followers follow @chicblvd and @ me letting me know. (Each new follower=1 entry).
Once you’re done, please leave a comment here letting me know.
The person with the most entries gets a pair of ChicBuds earphones in one of the color choices below.
I will do a drawing from the remaining entries using (and some people will have several, upping their chances) and that person will win the second pair of ChicBud earphones in of the color choices below.
White/Sour Apple, White/Marshmellow, White/Grape, White/Blueberry
Black/Sour Apple, Black/Watermelon, Black/Marshmellow, Black/Grape, Black/Blueberry
I will close the contest Tuesday, October 28 at 10pm EST and declare a winner by noon on Wednesday, October 29 (if not sooner).
Good Luck!

ChicBuds in White/Sour Apple

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stylin- California Crusin


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Top Ten Reasons why ' I ' don't STTN

10. Lifetime movies are so much better at 3am :crying3:

9. DH needs more sleep than me :sleep1:

8. DD only wakes up 1 x a night :binkybaby:

7. Staying up all night reminds me of those days when I could party all night long :rockout:

6. Sunday turns to Monday fun day at midnight :neener:

5. Babies need to be checked on every hour :hourglass:

4. Working at 2am Rocks my Socks :ebay:

3. Best way to catch up on MMT ( am I in kindergarten yet? :D

2. God listens to my prayers cause less people are talking to him... :doh: ... Do they pray in China? In that case... he still listens to my prayers...

1. SLEEP is for the WEAK... yep I'm getting stronger by the minute.. I can feel it :stickwhack: ...tick tock tick tock

(HOLA to ALL the non sleepin moms) :shifty:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

First foods...all organic


Sunday- Fun day

Dylan plays with his new webkinz animals with his star wars legos

Georgia loves her new necklaces and toys


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Why is Ranch bad for a 5 mo old?

Today I found the answer...

View Video HERE

Because it's just to darn early for this stuff!!!

I decided she scares me... today she pulled herself up to standing at the side of the couch... How scary is that...ugggg I have my hands beyond full :shock:

Is anyone dealing with this? Baby proofing the house already?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What can we say but we love

Georgia hates her carseat and has grown out of it so I have to start using Grocery carts- EWWW YUCK! .

I'm struggling to find a cute cart cover that is unique. Then I thought why not try the zoobie blanket.
Needless to say it's my favorite "cart cover"! Although , I'm sure zoobies didn't intend the blanket for the purpose it sure works well - keeping my kid clean and entertaining her at the same time. SCORE!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fun Shopping guide and coupons !

Shopping Guide!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Georgia Says "DaDa"- 4 months!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Super Baby- standing at 4 mos

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

She's on a move... WOW

 Georgia is  up on all fours scooting/crawling- crazy!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Start Her Early - Baby high heels by

 "Mom... These are for me?"

 "Yippeee- my first high heels"

You look fabulous baby! Completely soft and functional, these crib shoes designed to look like high heels transcend the typical and predictable layette gift! Available in six fashion forward styles, each pair of heelarious heels is packaged in a darling, purse-shaped gift box complete with a rhinestone closure. Size 0-6 months only. Not intended for walking, intended to create a heelarious experience.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


With all the Breastfeeding talk I thought I would share with you a wonderful product called What a great idea!!

Looking for the perfect baby shower/new mom gift or simply looking to comfort a friend?
Look no further, Blossumz warm/cool breast therapy packs make the perfect gift to comfort a friend or pamper your self. Women who are breastfeeding or recovering from breast surgery commonly experience breast swelling and pain. Unlike homemade hot/cold packs, Blossumz are a comfortable and effective way to treat sore and swollen breasts. Women no longer have to settle for a frozen bag of peas, frozen cabbage leaves or uncomfortable bags of ice cubes. No more inconvenient hot showers and messy warm wash clothes. The perfect way to show a friend you care or to take care of yourself~soothing, calming, comfortable~Blossumz are a women's breast friend!

for more information on this great innovative product visit


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Breasts .....

Yes I said Breasts.....

Breasts and Breast Feeding in Public.

When my three year old asked why the baby was breast feeding. I explained to him that's how babies were fed. He looked concerned and said "she's not sucking my boob!"

I fully support those moms that chose to breast feed. It's an amazing thing that we can do for our babies as women and I thought most people in this day and age agreed.
Only in a society where breasts are so sexualized that the sight of a woman feeding her child would be deemed inappropriate. When we feel it's ok to idealize the woman on the red carpet showing more cleavage than any mom I've ever seen feeding her child- Gimme' a break!

When is society going to GROW UP!

This being said I'm not a public breast feeding mama.. Oh I wish could be! I've practiced and mapped it out in my head how I would feed my child no matter where we were as to comfort/nourish her. It never worked out the way I planned and I would regress to a dressing room, car or back room. I honestly think it's my own sense of insecurity... so those moms that can, I root for you!

Go MOM Go!

I often frequent a baby board where we chat about our new little ones and was appalled to read a post of a fellow March Mommy! This outraged me and let me tell you that if someone tried to put anything over my babies head- oohhh watch out - don't mess with a new mom!

I read all of the responses to the posting and this really outraged me- all of which were mostly breast feeding mamas too! Some were overly concerned that the babies head was not covered by a blanket or what if their 13 yr old son saw or how could they finish a meal with a mom feeding her child.

Are you kidding me?

If you don't agree with the feeding of the baby in public- don't look, explain it to your child and move on BUT please DON'T ever try to COVER or touch another person's baby- EVER!!
*step back mama bear bites**

To read more visit : Waitress puts napkin over breastfeeding babies head

What do the DADS think?- VISIT DADLOUNGE

PS: This woman's state has laws that protect her right to feed her child in public no matter what your view on the subject is :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

What Did the Pink Hippo Say?

What Did the Pink Hippo Say? It sure sounds like a lot if you ask me!

Georgia had a conversation with a Pink Hippo today!

She went on and on talking to her pink Hippo from for atleast 30 mins today... it was so cute to witness!

check out these amazing award winning stuffed animals from They are a cute stuffed animal to play with, cuddly blanket and super soft pillow- all in one!

Great idea!


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Who Knew! Mommy can make BOWS

I sat down to make a few bows today for Georgia and ended up making 30! It's been a long time since I sat down and created a fun art project.

Even Georgia was shocked!

Friday, May 30, 2008

The 3am clock

 I'm starting to catch on with a pattern here. Every night my Georgia wakes up at 3am sharp and is back asleep by 3:15-3:20.

It has nothing to do with when I put her to bed..her normal bed time is 9pm and tonight it was 11pm. She also has nothing against time zone changes-still wakes up at 3am. We live PST and are in MST now- both places 3am

This is the second night I have actually stayed up past her 3am mark... I start to hear her rustle in bed about 2:50 and then DING DING 3am and she is crying for a feeding.

I find it very strange... How does she know it's 3am?


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Apple Doesn't Fall Far...


We named Georgia Jewel after my father's mother Jewel Armstrong.



 So admit it... we all have our addictions.
I'm addicted to MAC make-up, Fashion Magazines, iTunes and pedicures.

I realized today that my Georgia was addicted to her bottle...not any bottle but one funny bottle in particular. She cuddles the long tube caressing it as she sucks. It's so cute but oh so weird at the same time!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Double Take....

I think Georgia looks like a Kewpie doll and while cleaning her room I noticed one of my old dolls and thought... hummmm those clothes would fit her.101_3459

Beware- Don't try this at home...

 Beware- Don't Try This At Home...

We can't leave Georgia in her bouncer, swing, or car seat without fully strapping her  in....not even for 1 second! She automatically stands up or sits up. We can't even leave her on the couch or bed- she will roll over-YIKES!!

I caught this picture of her standing up while trying to capture baby photos.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend! Baby Bling!

Today she got the first of many to come- earrings. Next time Daddy can buy her the real thing... Every girl loves a little bling


Baby Blue Eyes- GENES?

Genetics is a weird thing and very confusing. Everyone always asks how we got a red head- Dylan has beautiful red hair. Both Richard and I have red heads further back in the family tree so I guess that is where Dylan got his Golden locks. It appears that Georgia may have inherited the Red hair too , only time will tell.

Will she keep her Blue eyes?


It's Hot out Here! So Cal Temps a Rising!

Georgia cooling off in her PINK bathing suit- what a bathing beauty.


Gifts That Give Back-

I thought how appropriate this chic outfit from was for our BreastCancer walk. We got so many compliments on this beautiful outfit and we felt so good that with the purchase of the outfit we are giving back and saving the enviornment. :)

Heir Goes Green for Baby Long Sleeve Set $50.00
This set is too cute. So soft 100% cotton long sleeve top has the female symbol in flowered fabric on the front and along the cuffs. The bottoms, in the same soft cotton, have the same fabric simply at the bottom edge. All the recycled scraps from Heir's various collections may be discovered in this line. The set is white, saving the environment from dye run off. As if that weren't enough, a portion of the proceeds go to the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) - an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for the development and empowerment of the people and communities in Africa where diamonds are a natural resource. Stylish and socially aware - all in one fabulous set.

For more check

Monday, May 12, 2008

Breast Cancer Walk- Y-ME.ORG

We completed a walk for a friend through an organization called (Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has officially changed its name to Breast Cancer Network of Strength to better communicate its mission. Breast Cancer Network of Strength is strong, positive and trustworthy name and highlights peer support services available for anyone touched by breast cancer)
It was such a touching and wonderful event. We completed the walk with Dylan and Georgia and it was a great way to spend mothers day. We had an amazing day with family and friends. Here are some photos from the event