Thursday, December 30, 2010

Surprise baby shower in Denver

Jeremy's sweet sisters planned a surprise baby shower for us while we were in Denver for Christmas. There are 7 grandsons in his family and NO granddaughters. So, needless to say, everyone was dying to buy something pink with ruffles! Here are a few pics of the festivities and the lovely things our little bean got that night.

I put a onesie on the bear that says "my dad rocks" :)

Move over boys....a little lady Lutito is comin' to town!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Peppermint Lip Balm DIY

In my quest to save money this Christmas and make meaningful gifts, I made yummy peppermint lip balms for some ladies in my life. It was super easy and I love the way they turned out!

1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
2 tablespoons carrier oil (I used olive oil)
essential oils of choice (I used peppermint)
three 1/2 oz tins with lids
lipstick shavings in color of choice

This "recipe" above will make about 3 small tins, so multiply that by however much you want to make!

1. Heat beeswax and carrier oil in a bowl in the microwave until melted (about 1.5 minutes) or in a heat proof jar in pot of hot water.

2. Once pellets are melted, add in several drops of essential oils until desired scent.

3. Add lipstick shavings until you get the color you want. I used a red lipstick.

4. Pour hot wax into tins and let cool for 1 hour. Voila!

Rosemary Eucalyptus Bath Fizzies DIY

Christmas is expensive and I always appreciate gifts that are handmade anyway. So this year I decided to make some delicious smelling bath fizzies. I chose to make eucalyptus and rosemary, but any scents work! I love how they turned out and think they will make great gifts!

1/2 cup citric acid (found at Whole Body)
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cane sugar
food coloring (I used green and blue)
essential oils- eucalyptus & rosemary
mason jars or other containers
flexible silicon ice cube trays
small spray bottle

This "recipe" makes about 1 dozen larger fizzies or about 24 smaller ones.

1. Stir together citric acid, baking soda and cornstarch.

2. Pass mixture through a flour sifter into a mixing bowl. Add in cane sugar.

3. Fill spray bottle with water and several drops of food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly and mix to distribute color. Be careful not to saturate it. You only want it damp enough to be able to mold it in your hands. I ruined my first batch by making it too wet!

4. Pack molds with mixture and let them sit overnight to dry.

5. Next day: press fizzies carefully out of molds and place in mason jars for packaging.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Miles Warren Pillsbury

I am so thrilled to have a new nephew! He is just perfect in every way. My sister Desiree was a trooper with a 35 hour labor, but I think she will agree that he was worth it. Born 4 weeks early and still 7 lbs 20 inches long! He was ready to make his entrance into the world. So here is a pic of the little fellow wrapped in the blanket I made for him.

Miles, I already love you so much it hurts!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Little Lady Lutito on her way!

My husband and I found out this week that we will welcoming a daughter into our lives late April! We are so incredibly filled with joy and excitement as this journey becomes even more real and I start to feel more of a connection to her. She is kicking around in there like crazy and letting her momma know she's an active one. Of course, I am so excited to think of the fun possibilities decorating her room and naming the little bug. We feel so blessed to be on this journey.

Fun facts about our little one:
She kicks a TON when I'm reading Harry Potter. I like to think she will have a vivid imagination :)
She loves grapes because that is ALL I want these days.
She already has beautiful little lips (see glamour shot below)