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Crafty Lil Momma

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Hi all,
Its been quite awhile since my last post. I honestly can’t believe how time has flown by. My little one is now 8 months old. She keeps me very busy but I have also been quite busy with my new little venture. I have started making clothing for babies and Mommy’s. I call it Crafty Lil Momma!

There is a lovely range of baby clothes as well as fashionable tops for moms to wear for nursing. Here is some of my current creations!

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Pants $30 sizes from 0-24 months

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Top $45, pants $30 and headband $15

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Pants $30

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Top $45

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Baby headbands $15, mommy headbands $20

I hope you like my creations. Lots more updates to come. I am open to make personal orders 🙂

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Here’s my little monkey wearing one of the headbands ❤

Hope you had a great long weekend!

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Guts & Guns

Hey all,
Over the last week Ive been starting to feel like I have cabin fever! Here in the city of Toronto if there is any shift in weather the city basically can’t function. So when it snowed a couple feet the other day the city seemed to go into hibernation mode. No one shoveled their walks, no one out out salt. The sidewalks were definitely not stroller friendly. I tried going walking with the baby carrier as well but the snow/slush/ice with an added 15lbs of weight as well as a batty bull terrier in tow was quite the trek. Don’t get me wrong I go outside but its definitely not what I am used to at all. So today I am hoping this cardio workout will help me burn off some steam and make me feel a little better. No to mention help burn off some of this baby belly.

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Cardio cardio cardio

I did this twice. One before the guns workout and one after. I also added 1 min of jump rope at the end just to burn off the added steam. Also I am still doing the squat challenge so I also did the 70 squats.

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Load your guns

I also decided to throw in a quick little arm and shoulder workout so I can tone up my sad looking arms. I did 3 sets of these.

Hopefully this will help my current winter blues.

Happy Friday!

Let’s Get Healthy

Hello friends and fellow moms,
As some of you may have read in my last post, I am currently starting to get back into the swing of things and trying to get back into shape post baby. As most mom’s probably know, it’s hard enough to leave the house with a baby let alone going to the gym. So I’m trying to do my fitness workouts from home with workouts I have found on Pinterest. So far the workouts are 30 mins or less.
I must say that yesterday I could barely walk or lift my arms so obviously the workouts are working 🙂

Workout Day#2

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Workout day 2

This one was a killer! I also added the additional squats on for the squat challenge and 100 skipping rope jumps for a little cardio.

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Easy Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

This was an easy healthy dinner I made last night. Total cooking and prep time was 1hr. It was really delicious, healthy and super easy to make.

Ingredients:
1 lаrge spаghetti squаsh
1 cup bok choy (diced)
1 cup cаrrots (thinly sliced)
2 cooked chicken breаst, chopped (I used tofu)
1 clove gаrlic, minced
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp peаnut butter
1 tbsp rice wine vinegаr (I used regular wine vinegar)
1 1/2 tbsp soy sаuce
1 red chili pepper

Gаrnishes:
2 tbsp dry roаsted peаnuts, chopped
green onions (chopped)
cilаntro
lime wedges

Directions:
Cut spаghetti squаsh in hаlf lengthwise. If you аre hаving difficulty cutting it, try microwаving for а minute or two, whole. Scrаpe аwаy the seeds. Plаce on foil covered cookie sheet аnd seаson with sаlt аnd pepper. 

Roаst on 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Remove, let sit 5 minutes аnd then “shred” the squаsh with а fork.

In а lаrge nonstick skillet coаted with cooking sprаy, sаuté gаrlic for 1 minute. аdd the bok choy аnd cаrrots аnd sаuté over medium-high heаt for 3 minutes. Remove to а plаte. аdd chicken broth, peаnut butter, soy sаuce, rice vinegаr аnd red chili pepper to skillet. 

Heаt until smooth. Return veggies to the pаn, аs well аs the spаghetti squаsh. аdd in chicken, аnd heаt over medium heаt for 5 minutes or until sаuce hаs coаted аll.

Divide аmong 2 plаtes/bowls аnd top with peаnuts, cilаntro, green onion, аnd lime wedge.

Happy workouts from me and my 4 month cheerleader! 🙂

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2014 Fresh New Start

Hi everyone,
So I have been MIA for quite some time now. I feel as though the last year has flown by. From pregnancy to baby it has all been a blur. So this year I am going to be changing up my blog a little bit. Its still going to have vintage fashion posts as well as fitness and of course baby stuff. There will definitely be more DIY stuff on here as now that I am at home I find myself being more crafty while the baby naps. I hope that my followers will continue to follow me and hopefully there will be more to come 🙂

So to start off the New Year (a little late I know) I am going to start off the year with fitness. I recently have had a baby and am now looking to get back into the swing of things. Since I currently have a new addiction to Pinterest I have decided to start a fitness challenge for myself. 5 days a week I am going to find a home friendly workout off of Pinterest. I will post my workouts on here so feel free to join in. I will be posting my progress as well.

Workout Day #1

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Workout day 1

When I did these exercises I tried to only rest for 1 minute in between. It keeps your heart rate up.

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Squat Challenge

I have also decided to work on my derriere so I also add the squats into the daily workouts.
My time today way 15 mins flat and I am officially hurting. Side note my 4 month old cheerleader thinks me doing mountain climbers are hilarious! I would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy workout everyone!

Dot Days!

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Hey all,
I was recently going through my closet (again :S) and I came across one of my bright and colorful summer dresses! I love this dress. The cut is great and I also love the colors as well. Another good thing is that it has STRETCH!!! And I am currently living the life of all things stretchy 😉
I decided to squeeze myself into this dress while I still can and I felt great in it.

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Another great thing about this dress is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Yay for versatile dresses!
Today I am wearing a Dollfactory by Damzels dress, vintage leather shoes and vintage denim Roebucks jacket.

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Oh and I just had to show off my new ring I got as a gift from a friend! Toooo cute!

Have a great day!

Breaking The Rules!

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As some of you followers know I was told at work that I am no longer allowed to wear heels. I’m not sure how stern my warning was but I haven’t worn heels since. This is actually a problem for me as my heel collection well exceeds my flats collection. So on Friday I decided to test the waters a little and I wore a pair of vintage clogs…….clogs aren’t heels so I thought I would be safe, and no one said anything so I’m going to assume I’m in the clear for clogs 😉
I paired them with a cute little skull dress that my sister got me for my birthday (its from H&M) and I wore a pair of denim cutoffs that I turned into maternity shorts:). The reason I wear the shorts is because I personally find that H&M dresses are quite short and when you add a baby bump into the mix its even shorter. So to save people from seeing my rump all day I played it safe with shorts 🙂

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I am wearing vintage clogs, vintage cardigan, H&M dress, Denimbird Jean cutoffs and Lida Baday patent belt.

Crochet cuteness!

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I’ve recently been looking through my vintage stash in preparation for my up coming Pop Up Shop, and I have been having a slight problem. I seem to be finding a lot of things I want to keep for myself lol. So while I was searching through my goodies I found this great little crochet cardi. I love it! And I think at one point I actually had gotten it for myself and never worn it so it got transferred to my storage. Well now it has been reintroduced to the world and is ready for the summer heat 🙂 hopefully!

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Wearing a vintage crochet cardigan, vintage tooled leather belt, vintage leather flats and a great maxi dress that I found at winners for $20. Unfortunately I don’t think its going to fit for very much longer 😦