Friday, January 08, 2010

Monogram Swap

Day 6 of Cabin Fever

We had another day of being inside but I decided to get us both dressed today just to feel better. The day started off below ZERO. But this afternoon we got up to 10 degrees so I warmed up the car, bundled up Harper and we went for a drive around town. I may or may not have stopped at Sonic Happy Hour. Starbucks would have made more sense in this cold weather but I was craving my vanilla diet coke so bad and the day just got so much better after we had an outing. We even took Dawson. I think he had cabin fever too and he enjoyed his ride!

I know a lot of you were talking about how you wish you could find clothes that were hand me downs with your kids named monogrammed on them. I thought I would pass along this site - I found it a while back and it's a great concept! There is not a lot on there but imagine if ALL of us started putting our kids monogrammed stuff on there (if you could bear to part with any of it) - we could all buy and sell all kinds of things!!


I'm waiting for some Harper stuff to get posted. ha!


Harper is on the BRINK of walking. She has taken 1 or 2 steps at a time several times in the last couple of days. She finally got the hang of walking and pushing her little car. I'm guessing in the next couple of weeks I'll have a walker on my hands. YIKES! I don't think I'm ready!

64 comments:

trinketstobows said...

she is so cute and will be all over the place before long!

Summer and Matt said...

What a great idea, a monogram swap, I love it! Can't believe Harper is walking! Watch out world, here she comes!

The Dimino's said...

My little boy is 1 month younger than Harper and he just now figured out how to push his push toy!! It scares me when I think about him being old enough to walk!! They grow up too fast!!

Chea said...

Harper is cute as always! I'm keeping this website for the future- hoping I will be able to use it one day!

Molly said...

Oh my goodness, look at her go!!

Pixel Perfect said...

She is so cute! What a great idea to "monogram swap"!
Have a great evening

monica

Bama Girl in AZ said...

You will think I am crazy, but I wish I had your winter weather! I would totally give up this Arizona weather for some true winter weather!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

She's such a big girl and THANK YOU for that site... I can't wait to go shopping!!!

Patty said...

She is doing so good!!! It has been many years since my 2 were at this stage but I have a great nephew who is 17 months old and I babysit him a lot and when he started walking....have mercy, lol! He keeps me running. I am 45 and I decided I may be too old for this. hee hee Babies are a blessing but it is hard work!

Stay Warm!

Brandie said...

I love that idea! I love monogrammed things! I have a Lauren:)!

It Suits Me said...

Love it!! She's come a LONG way baby! :-) What a cutie patootie!

Chelsea & Nick said...

Oh my gosh- her hair is getting so thick!

Summer said...

She is sooo cute.... She will be walking before you know it!! I know what you mean about Cabin Fever....we have been stuck in the house all week too and tonight me, Kelcee and the hubs bundled up and went to TJ Maxx....We had to get out of the house.... It was 20 degrees.... Yikes....

Summer :0)

Jess :) said...

LOVE the walking!!! Jorgen took his VERY first 5 steps last night...so I'm super excited!! I just wish I could've seen him do it!!

Thanks so much for sharing that :)

Staci said...

Wow! She's so close!!

Christy said...

Thanks for the link, I just found our outgrown "Peyton" lunch box and backpack and wondered what I was going to do with it.

Shannon said...

It was only a little warmer in Mississippi today...a whole 19 degrees =) You make me laugh...I had to have me a vanilla diet coke from Sonic today, too. I have been addicted to them since Macy was a little bitty baby. I think it was only my 3rd for the week...but will be having a 4th tomorrow for sure =) Ya'll have a wonderful weekend!

Oh, and I am doing a giveaway for a dozen cookies on the Cookie Mama blog...I do not ship, but am going to for this giveaway...so go enter and get Miss Harper some cookies!!
http://www.thecookiemama.blogspot.com/

The Cookie Mama said...

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Melissa Miller said...

That is an adorable video!

I will have to tell my sister about this cute little walker. She has a two month old boy and would love this.

Beth Priest said...

You make me laugh about your sonic coke! Mostly because it is totally something I would do. Im so glad you got out of the house. I would go crazy! Been following your blog and am encouraged by your life! you can visit by blog at www.bethpriest.blogspot.com. My family could totally use your prayer. Cant get too specific but if you think about it pray. Thanks!

Juggling Thoughts said...

That video is so precious, Kelly! Looks like you've got your hands full :)

Thanks for sharing!

Pink Slippers said...

THANK YOU for sharing that site. Hopefully one of my girls names will pop up.
Wendy

Todd and Courtney said...

I sooooo mentioned the monogram swap thing to you a while back ago :) I bought something for Lauren off of there. A friend of a friend invented that website!

Gretchen said...

I love the monogram swap idea. I have a ton of Hudson, Anna and Tatum stuff I had no idea what to do with.

Harper is too cute and get ready, Hudson just started walking good and there is no stopping him now!

R said...

thanks for the heads-up!! all my girls have names that aren't super-popular these days, so maybe i can find or offer up some things!

have a great weekend!

Darla DiStefano said...

so precious!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

such a cutie! i love your video!

kelly

Amanda M. said...

oooooh, you are going to have a walker in NO time! rest while you can! :) she's such a doll!

Some Like it Southern said...

Glad you got out of the house today! It has been cold here too! Sometimes Starbucks just makes my day too!

I love Harper's walker toy. Anderson has a tonka truck one... it's so much fun to watch them learn to walk!

Cute video of Harper! Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Mary Avery said...

Oh, I miss those moments of the almost walking stage. How fun! She's almost there! I'm thinking about putting some of JM's monogrammed stuff on monogram swap!

Erin said...

Harper is a doll! Thanks for sharing the video!

Abby said...

Your week sounds a lot like mine, and it isn't even that cold here. (but I have a one month old so it is cold enough!)
We only got out once and that was to go to Happy Hour - Cherry Dr Pepper is my drink of choice!

Caroline said...

I love watching Harper vids! :) Can't wait until I have a little one of my own. *swoon*

xoxo

The Long Family said...

http://Samemonogram.com/ is another place that you can buy and sell mongrammed clothes. They have quite a few things.

Allyson said...

So fun! One of my sorority sister's from college created The Monogram Swap. I think it is a pretty awesome idea! Cant wait to use it when I have kiddos!

Donna said...

So glad Miss Harper got to wear her poodle outfit. Guess I should have monogrammed those dogs! HA. It is 18 degrees here, no snow but school was closed anyway. Too cold.
Get some rest while you can, because once Harper starts walking your "behind" will not hit the couch all day.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Love Being a Nonny said...

Thank you for sharing this site. Oh, and I LOVE that the simple things in life, like Sonic, bring you joy. My diet coke at *Cook Out* does me the same way. Do you guys have that restaurant there?

Lauren said...

Hi there! I'm the owner of The Monogram Swap and we're excited to be featured on Kelly's Korner! I think the site was bombarded yesterday from all your loyal readers, but things should be better today:)

I have an 18 month old little girl and I love the video of Harper walking. This is such a fun age!!!

Joanna said...

I know what you mean, we had a snow day and the temp never got above 20 degrees, the girls were going crazy. So we when and got supper and came home. Much relief.
Have a great day!

Linda said...

Kelly every stage in your childs life is exciting...I still get excited to hear what my 30's and 40's daughters are up too! (:>)

Yup..,.,they are always your babies. (:>) I remember how it was when each of them took their first steps!

And then when all of our grandbabies came along the fun starts all over again!

Harper is so cute and I enjoy following your adventures with her...even when it's just a drive to Sonic to get a diet cherry coke!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Linda said...

OOPS! I meant "diet vanilla coke"!
I used to drink cherry vanilla cokes...maybe that's why I goofed up!

Jenna said...

No Brayden stuff either! Darn! B's been taking 3 steps at a time! Exciting but nerve wracking for me!

Kate said...

Monogram swap?! Pure genious. Of course nobody has a Colin or Carter but I will keep looking :) Thanks for the wonderful resource. I will have to see what I can part with and list them on that website!

Thanks!!

And walking - my favorite... The best years are yet to come. 1 and 2 were my hands down favorite years. They just learn so fast and start chatting.... the things that come out of their mouths! Enjoy every minute - they go by so fast!

Russ, Anna, Pepper and Vesper said...

I feel ya on the cabin fever. We are on day 3, or is it 4, I have lost count, LOL! Thanks for the website, cute idea, although I doubt I will find much Pepper or Vesper stuff on there or that anyone would want mine. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Mandy said...

Oh, no Kelly! I guarantee you that Harper will be walking like it's no big deal by the end of next week! Watch out! :)

Paige said...

Love the sweet video of Harper walking! Have a great weekend!

O Mom said...

This is so funny, for some reason when I first read your title I was thinking it said Sonogram swap! And I was like, why would people want to swap their sonogram pictures (ultrasounds)? Monogram swap makes much more sense!! ha!

Kristen said...

Look at her go! Now the busy will start for you when she starts really walking! Thanks for the website link - I'm off the check it out! I've wondered what to do with Lauren's monogrammed dresses!

Amo said...

I was absolutely dying for my son to start walking...until he did. Now, I wish he would be still for just two seconds! I can't get him to sit still for anything! And he doesn't walk, he runs everywhere he goes! Now, I can't wait for him to start talking. I've been told that I should enjoy these times when he isn't talking b/c once he starts, he will never be quiet. But, I can't help it! I can't wait to hear his little voice!

creative gal said...

I love it!!!

Claire said...

I love the idea of a monogram swap!

Cxx

Leigh Ann said...

Harper is THE most precious thing! Her hair is really growing! I want to see you two soon!

I laughed at your comment about how did we get to be old. Laughed and laughed!!! I really don't know how that happened!

Sarah said...

wow. and you thought you were busy now...wait until she walks! Ha. She IS close...precious video--thanks for sharing. Always makes my day to see her cutie patootie face. Maybe you'll have church tomorrow and can get out again. :)

deyoungsters said...

hi Kelly! I remember reading your blog last year when Harper was first born and in the hospital... oh my goodness, I can't believe how sweet and big she is! She is just a beautiful little girl. I can't believe she's about to be a walker! I have a little 13 month old and she's working on her first steps, too... it's exciting. Happy birthday, Harper :)

Brandi said...

The monogram swap would be great! I'm gonna check it out!

ANd I know how you feel about cabin feever! We have been stuck inside all but one day this week! And I was so thankful just to drive around too! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the monogram link Kelly!!!

jayfersgirl said...

My daughter started walking at 9 months and everyone said "Uh-oh, you're busy now!" and I thought "It's really easier, because she's been mobile with crawling for a few months and into everything anyway. Now we can go to the park, and she can actually walk around and climb, etc.":)
So hopefully you'll feel the same way -- walking to me was just one more step towards making things easier, actually:)

Katie Bug said...

Thanks for posting the Monogram Swap. My Katie Bug is doing the exact same thing, walking wise.

The Disheroons said...

I LOVE vanilla diet cokes toooooooo

noahandlylasmommi said...

glad y'all got out of the house and you got a little pick me up :) Harper is sooo cute walking with her car!

Mrs. Williams said...

Look at her go!!!!
Headed over to monogramswap.com now to see what I can get!!

KK said...

The monogram swap idea is a great one for all of you young Mom's! Good luck with finding things for Harper!
You have a 'mover and a shaker' on your hands for sure. Tooooo cute:)
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

The Nikkels said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, and that monogram swap thing.. GREAT idea!! i do know another Harper, BUT I'm afraid that yours and hers are about the exact same age! Who would have thought!!!!!

Cassie said...

She's doing so well! What a cutie!