11 months

remy-invitation-5Guys, Remy turned 11 months old yesterday. While I’m so happy that she’s growing and is happy and healthy, I’m also really sad that this is our last full month before she turns one year old. It’ll also bring an end to the monthly updates.

Let’s take a look at the extremely eventful previous month. It was what I like to call The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

remy-invitation-6The Good:

– she now talks! Her first word was “hi” and her second word was “choo-choo”
– she went through a growth spurt and now none of her clothes or pjs really fit her
– she can walk while only holding on with one hand
– she can climb steps

– she loves our cat and will play with him all day
– she makes the cutest lip smacking/tongue sucking sounds
– she’s now in 3 programs; swimming, Kindermusik, and Baby Talk
– she’s down to one nap a day

– she now sleeps 11 hours a night

remy-invitation-11The Bad:

– she won’t sleep in her crib longer than 2 hours, which means we now co-sleep
– she bites when she’s done nursing to signal that she’s done
– she hates to see me leave the room and will crawl and chase me around the house all day

remy-invitation-14The Ugly:

– she got sick for the second time in her life, which turned into roseola

remy-invitation-3Month 10 was the first time in quite awhile that I’m actually considering only having one child. Between her sleeping issues, sickness, and separation anxiety, it was a tough month. However, now that she sleeps with us, she’s getting a solid 11 hours per night, which is nice. She is also happy all day long, and reached a big milestone with talking. In the end, even with its challenges, it was an amazing month. I’m sure when we’re celebrating her birthday next month I’ll be crying for another baby. ;-)

remy-invitation-9I hope that you all enjoyed these updates. Next month Remy will officially be a toddler. Please pass the Kleenex!

<3

Emory

Hello, Followers:
Blog // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter

world breastfeeding week

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetFrom August 1-7 of this year is World Breastfeeding Week.

I always had it in my mind that I was going to breastfeed my baby. I was vaguely aware of the benefits prior to doing so. I only knew that it was “better” than bottle feeding. I was, however, very apprehensive about not being able to get a proper latch and about feeding in public. 

After I gave birth, my modesty regarding my body went away. For her first latch, I had both my sister and nurses grabbing my breasts and helping me feed Remy. I didn’t know what I was doing. Thankfully she latched on instantly, and has continued to be the best little eater ever since. I also have no qualms about feeding her in public, but I do still cover up. This isn’t because I’m ashamed of feeding her from my body, but rather because she eats well under my cover and I don’t feel the need to expose the world to my breasts. We’re quite content with the way we do it.

While our journey hasn’t always been easy (I’ve had mastitis twice, continually have clogged milk ducts, and struggle when she has bad reflux), it has been a beautiful one. I adore feeding her. It’s our special time together. I love when she caresses me with her tiny hands, when she looks up at me and smiles with my nipple still in her mouth, and when she falls asleep, which is nearly every time. 

Not all women can breastfeed. So while I am all for promoting breastfeeding and helping to normalize it, rather than saying “breast is best,” we should instead be preaching that “fed is best.” Because in the end, as long as your baby is fed, that’s really all that matters. At the same time, if we should be allowed to bottle feed in public, we should also be more than welcome to breastfeed as well.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

<3

Emory

Hello, Followers:
Blog // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter

what i bought

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.51.44 PMNow that summer is technically winding down, my favourite season is just around the corner! Sweet, sweet fall. With its short dresses, long leggings, cute jackets, boho scarves, and leather boots. It’s time to put your sense of style on display, rather than your bikini body. Helloooo, cooler weather and fashion!

ThreadSence recently had an amazing deal where if you were to spend $150, you would receive $50 dollars off. I took them up on that offer, and ended up purchasing three dresses for the price of two!

Here are my latest buys:

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.48.19 PM

1. Southwest Skies Embroidered Dress

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.51.33 PM

2. Catalina Island Floral Dress

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.52.58 PM

3. Cutting Class Babydoll Dress

What are your back to school go-to sites?

<3

Emory

Hello, Followers:
Blog // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter // Facebook

what i sold

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetToday is Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited for the weekend. Although I will be working all day on both Saturday and Sunday, it will be nice to have a few days off from blogging. Not that I won’t miss your pretty faces and awesome comments! I think you can all relate when I say that sometimes, it’s just exhausting.

That being said, I am so thankful for this blog and how it has afforded me many opportunities as a writer, photographer, and now store owner. I have seen an increase in sales from my followers who find me on WordPress or Instagram, and then purchase my items through said social media platforms (compared to a year ago when my blog was not as well-known). 

001Last month I officially opened the doors to Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., and the level of success that I had in one month far exceeded my expectations. Even though I am only open for a few hours a day on a few days of the week, what I made in one month amounted to what would have taken me five months when my store was solely online. The results floored me. 

000So thank you to those of you who not only read my blog on a daily, weekly, or yearly basis, but especially to those of you who have purchased an item from my store. You are doing your part to support a small business, as well as supporting someone who took a leap of faith and decided to follow one of her many dreams. Because of you, I am soaring.

002This was a small peek at what I sold in October.

<3

Emory

store bought bones

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset​A few weeks ago, Geoffrey and I took a rare trip into town together and spent the day running errands in preparation for our new home. We made it a prerogative to pick out our remaining bathroom lights, as well as our fridge, stove, washer, and dryer. In addition, we also had to meet a contractor out at our place first thing in the morning. In between all of that, I was also making deliveries for Potomac Trading Post, Ltd. Talk about a busy morning!

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetWe went to a lighting store that I’ve wanted to visit for a few years now. I picked out three really beautiful fixtures, which amounted to around $800. Then in true Emory form, I went home and found similar lighting for a fraction of the price online. Why do I even bother going shopping in person?

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetOur biggest expense was the lot of appliances that we ended up purchasing from the hardware store. I’ve had my eye on a combo washer and dryer unit for a few years now, and because we saved so much money on our fridge and stove, we decided to splurge on the w/d unit. I’m so excited! 

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetAll in all it was a productive day. More importantly, we can now cross appliances off our to-do list for The Little Barn. Phew!

<3

Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (one on earth, one in heaven, and growing another). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
    email: helloscarlettblog@outlook.com

  • Calendar

    August 2018
    M T W T F S S
    « Jul    
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,616 other subscribers

%d bloggers like this: