What do you do when your child’s school has a “Wear Green for Reptiles” day and you have a reptile?  For me, I made her a shirt.

I had some iron on printer paper, and while it works alright, it isn’t that great.  I wouldn’t use this route if you wanted to wear something many times, but for a child who will likely grow out of this shirt soon anyway, it didn’t seem like a gamble.  It was really simple to do, so I’ll go through it for you.

First, get the paper and shirt.  I used this paper and got a mint green shirt at Carter’s.  I had seen a similar top at Target, but it was ribbed and I didn’t think that was a good starting point!

Then, get a picture or image.  I took this one of our Gilligan to start out.


Then I used picmonkey and the Avery Design and Print site to create the printable.  For this, I liked using their tool because they know to flip the image for the iron on! I’d likely forget otherwise.  I cropped the picture and added text with picmonkey and then added a border with the Avery site.  And printed the result.

after the picmonkey step

after the picmonkey step

Then I followed the instructions for the iron on…I wont go through that in case you have different paper.


I think it came out pretty well!  She liked having her pet on her shirt, though I think she forgot unless looking in a mirror.  And she was the only one who wore green in her class, which is the usual.  But we had fun with it!  Today is pajama day, and I don’t think I’m going to go with that.  No one does!

I like it!

I like it!

It has some cracks in it already, but I still think it’s cute.

What would you iron on?

…And a Half!

Today, a little someone has her half birthday!  And a big someone since we’re born the same day.


It's the half birthday of everyone in this crazy pic

It’s the half birthday of everyone in this crazy pic

You can see here that though we have a picky 18 month old, she lets it be known if she wants what you’re having.  She still eats a lot of the same things she always has, and is very fickle…what she ate yesterday may not be enjoyed today!  So for school days, she gets the tried and true foods that she’ll eat.  Then we play nights and weekends.


Rare picture of the three of us

This was the first time she decided to try pizza…crazy kiddo!  Just a few bites.  She loves fruit though, so I’ll take it!

She walks, has so much to say (wish I could understand it all) and mimics words all the time.  I guess I’ll have to keep my words in check 😉  And now, she loves her helmet!  Along with some toys – she never has really been attached to them before the past month or so!

Overly protected for the wagon

Overly protected for the wagon

I need to get a picture of her joining in on my P90X3 and May legs workouts!  She just squats, but she’s great at it!   I needed a picture of her this morning too…it’s wear green for reptiles day at school, and I made her a shirt with our reptile on it!  Hopefully she’s still in it when I pick her up!




So smile, it’s Thursday!


First Mommy and Baby Yoga workout

I tried the first of the Mommy and Baby workouts I ordered…from Shiva Rea’s Mama & Baby Yoga.  The DVD has three workouts on it.  I had hoped to do all three, or at least two, but we needed a diaper change instead.  I preferred it over the class I had attended for a few reasons – I could go as long or short as Zoe was feeling, I could do it at any time, and no one had their class interrupted when Zoe wasn’t up to continuing.

There was one downside.  It was more mommy focused than mommy and baby focused.  I liked that the class had massage and movement for the baby.  This was more yoga for mom with a little extra to keep the baby watching so you could do it while the baby was there.  One of the poses Zoe loved though.  She was on my knees with me on my back, shins parallel to the floor, like she was flying.  Lots of smiles!

Maybe I will try to find a baby yoga workout.  Then we can mix them…a little for you, a little for me.  We will definitely do this often, it just isn’t exactly what I was looking for.

Workout today – Mama & Baby yoga – Mother’s Body Toning and practicing TurboKick round 49

Lulu Looney

I am not one to discriminate against workout clothes (or regular clothes for that matter). My clothes are from a mix of places…Target, Marshalls, lululemon, Turbowear. I do have a tough time spending a bunch on clothes to sweat in. Most of the pricier stuff, I’ve bought on sale or for a special occasion.

When I found out there was going to be a lululemon warehouse sale nearby, I jumped on it. Good times were had and good clothes were bought. And the scarf. Oh the scarf. We were on the prowl for the vinyasa scarf that was $9. The box was empty when we got in, but the three of us left with four scarves with some great eyes and a wonderful worker who found one for us.

Zoe came to and spent most of her time in the sling. She was just brimming with anticipation before the sale.


So here is most of my purchases. Not pictured is a running head band.


We had a great time even with the lines and got terrific deals! And a bonus workout carrying a baby the whole time.

I’ll update my workouts tomorrow. Today was my favorite TurboFire Fire55Ez.

Two months/Nine weeks

My baby is 9 weeks old today! We took her two month pictures this week and she’s getting so big!


I was thinking of writing a bit of our schedule, but the truth is we don’t have one. She wakes up between 6 and 9, and may take a nap. She doesn’t like napping much, so we go for rides either to somewhere in the car or for a walk around the neighborhood. She eats when she wants and we get a few really happy smiley times during the day now. Sometimes she will sit in her swing and entertain herself for a few minutes. Most days, she spends some time being walked around the house in the Moby wrap. She goes to sleep around 8 and wakes up once most nights. That’s her most predictable time, so I workout when she goes to sleep. We have fun figuring her out!

Workout today – TurboFire HIIT15 and Sculpt30


Guess who actually won a Trader Joe’s weekly raffle? Me!


If you have no clue what I’m talking about, our store (and many others) gives you a raffle ticket each time you come in and use reusable bags. They say they draw weekly, but I had never heard of anyone winning until they called me.

I won a $25 gift card and of course it was gone by the time I left the store. But still an exciting win!

I didn’t work out today. I slept in after being awake for about 3 hours in the middle of the night. I thought the pug might be sick so I set up the baby monitor to watch him from bed instead of sleeping the rest of the night on the couch. I’m sure I got more sleep than I would have staying downstairs. He seems fine today.

Busy weekend!

I have been up at 5 both weekend days, but all for good, fun things.  Yesterday, my husband ran his second half marathon, so I woke up extra early to get in a workout.  I also walked while he was running up to a place I could catch him as he ran past and then back to the start/finish line.  A lot of the rest of Saturday was spent relaxing and eating with some errands built in.  I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to, but it was still a good day.

Today’s big event was taking our pug for a photoshoot!  We found 1000 Pugs, where a photographer is spending a year photographing (go figure) 1000 pugs.  Artoo is #1 pug to us, but 1 of 1000 is good too.  It was fun and we can’t wait to see the pictures she took!  Here’s Artoo in Washington Square Park after his posing was done…


Then, since it’s Sunday we watched football!  We drove to meet a friend and watched most of the daytime games.  It was a good time and my jersey still fits.  A month to go/grow!  My husband’s jersey is a size bigger than mine, so I’ll switch with him if necessary but I think I might be able to make it through in my own.  It would be great to be done buying maternity clothes after my last order of some colder weather wear.

Now to get ready for a busy week!

Workout yesterday – Prenatal Vinyasa from, walked over 2 miles
Workout today – Yoga Booty Ballet Baby on the Way


Our new source of fun

Babies may not actually require a lot of stuff, but there is a lot available for them! As more baby stuff comes into the house a lot of it looks so fun for a tiny human that we just can’t wait to test it out. Pugs are about baby size, aren’t they?


Sorry for the blurry pic, but video is better anyway, right?

I’ll be back with more including my workout updates. For now, just the pug.

Happy birthday to my pug!







We rescued Artoo 3 years ago today.  We can’t be sure what his actual age or birthday is, but we call today his birthday.



He has been an excellent complement to our boxer.  Both are fairly calm, rarely bark, and like to sleep.  They are very happy dogs and love when friends come over and give them some attention.




Artoo is not without his issues!  He is allergic to a lot of foods and breathes, well, like a pug.  But he’s adorable and his quirks make him even more so.  One odd thing is that he needs to go out our back door on the left side.  If you are standing to the left opening the door, he will not budge.  You move to the right, and there he goes.

It seems crazy that we’ve had him for only 3 years.  Here’s to Artoo, my little buddy!

Vacation time!

My day job has been the busiest and most challenging ever since January 2012.  Not the worst thing, but justifying taking a vacation has been tough.  I’ve taken some half days (mostly for doctor visits) and one other day.  So even though this is only two days off, I’m super excited!

I’m heading to Chicago in the early morning.  Hopefully I’ll wake up in time to workout (3am!) for a little pre-flight TurboFire. I like to get in a workout before flying so I’m less antsy.  I’m setting two alarms just in case!