I started pinning a few days ago and have done two of the activities I pinned (all artwork involving baby hands and feet, yay!).
|I used packaging paper because I figured the project would be a bust.|
We haven't had much luck with handprints. But it turned out so cute.
|Emaryn and Milo are pretty crafty little ladies.|
|Emaryn's "heartwork" The image on Pinterest was of hands,|
but Emaryn isn't too keen on opening up her fisties, so we used feet.
I also joined Groupon and bought my first one: a photobook at Picabo worth more than the cost. I've compiled the photos I want to include (Emaryn of course), but I haven't started working on the actual pages.
I was stoked when a woman at Stroller Strides asked who wanted to check out her new Scentsy catalog because I'd been wondering what the heck people were talking about. But I was underwhelmed with the products. My space is quite full with baby gear and toys. I can't imagine adding overpriced candles to the mix.
I saved the best for last: Stroller Strides. My friend Stefanie first mentioned it a few months ago when I said I wished there was an aerobics class that incorporated babies. I'd been attempting to follow an aerobics DVD while entertaining Em. I usually ended up with her in my arms. The extra weight was good for my workout but not quite what I was going for. A few weeks after Stef told me about Stroller Strides, I met an avid Stroller Strides participant at a party at my friend Colette's house in Temecula. I was able to ask a bunch of questions and get pumped about trying out the class. Grant the Manimal passed the next day (8/19/12), and I lost momentum. Then I got a Meetup notification about a Stroller Strides class in another city and chose to surf the SS site. Em and I went to class the next day and haven't missed a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday since. We even bought all the gear, including an amazing BOB Revolution SE jogging stroller.
|Em fell asleep during her first stroll in the BOB.|
I wheeled it into the house and let her sleep.
I still have a way to go before I'll know what all the buzz is about. Instagram? But I am coming out of the dark (communist China blocks all the cook Internet gadgets). And I like it =)