A Grandmother’s Inspiration

Hi there, how is your week going so far?

Our week has been crazy, busy trying to catch up on piles of laundry and dishes, finishing the girl’s Halloween costumes, scheduling doctor appointments, and going grocery shopping. Ugh! Why do moms always have so much to do and so little time? I wish my day had more than 24 hours.

Anyway, today I want to take some time off from this busy week and share with you two very talented mommas and their cute Etsy shops. Only recently I came across their products, and I fell in love with them.

Adelaide and Co

Cassandra is a new momma and together with her grandma, Flora Adelaide, own Adelaide and Co. the shop was named after her grandma and her daughter, named Adelaide Grace. Her little Adelaide is her primary inspiration. Their bonnets are completely handmade and absolutely beautiful.  Check out her work at her etsy shop.

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Robin’s Lullaby

When Robin was a little girl, her grandma taught her how to sew.  A few years ago, her grandmother developed Alzheimer’s.  After her grandma passed away, she was given her grandma’s old sewing machine and decided she wanted to spread her love for sewing to others. And since she loves babies, she decided to focus on creating not only trendy, but, functional baby items. Robin’s products are a dream come true for her and me too!  Check out her work at her etsy shop.

Bandana bibs/drool catchers

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I share inspiration with both mommas.  My grandma basically raised my sister and me.  My mother and father both studied and worked arduously outside of the home.  My grandmother worked very hard bringing up her two daughters and she taught us so much.  It makes me sad because I haven’t had the chance to see her since got married here in the U.S.  We hope to see her for the upcoming holidays and let her meet my two little ones for the first time!

 

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Thanks for checking in

xoxo

 

Bianca Huish

 

I Believe…

 

 

 

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I believe in motherhood.  Nights of being awake until morning light, no more regular showers, or watching TV shows during lunch break.  By the age of 24, I found myself rocking a baby to sleep infinite times a day at the same time trying to entertain a busy toddler.

The day I became a mother of two everything changed.  I had no clue that the tiny humans I had at home would change my life forever.  Everything seemed to be so hard and impossible to do with two kids in the house. There was dust on most of the furniture, so many dirty dishes in the sink, and trash accumulated in white bags on the kitchen floor.

I noticed little things like a stain on the wall that I had never before noticed.  It became extremely ugly and annoying as I stared at it for a long time while sitting in my rocking chair. Even with all these difficulties, I soon noticed a change in my attitude toward my new routine.  Suddenly, the space in my heart that was filled with frustration and exhaustion was renewed with patience, love, and kindness. 

 

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I had a change of perspective.  Days and nights consisted in a routine of feeding, bathing, and changing diapers all day long with so much joy.  I found a love for my new position as a mother of two.

Months have passed and my daughters and I have been having great moments together. We learn so much from each other. I became their biggest entertainment and they are my greatest daily inspiration.  I love them and I have so much to teach them in so little time.  Soon enough, it will be their time to experience the prism of motherhood, the unknown and unique feeling of giving birth to a child and becoming a matriarch.

For these reasons, I believe in motherhood.  I believe the change I have experienced and experience still daily with my daughters has made me a better person.

 

Thanks for checking in.

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Credits:

Photography: Christiana and Tara Huish

Potty Training, Not for The Faint of Heart

 

 

 

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Hi there, welcome back!

  This week has been a true nightmare in the Huish’s house. Can you guess what the topic of this week’s post is? Yep, we are officially potty training Isabel! 

   To be completely honest with you, Greg and I have been trying to potty train Miss Isabel for almost a year already with no luck! She has denied every possible method we have read or thought about. We tried the three days naked method, the pull ups, the M&Ms, singing, dancing, reading, the call grandma and grandpa method and nothing seems to motivate Isabel to use the potty.

   A couple of days ago with our luck, Isa (Isabel, Isabear, Miss Isabel, bel bel) started taking her poopy pull up off and playing with her literally ‘homemade play-doh’.  It was everywhere. Ugh!  I spent at least 5 days cleaning up poopy carpet and disinfecting toys (so much fun, huh?). 

   We are hoping and praying for some progress this week or the next and differently from the last time we tried to potty train her, we are not giving up! Even if I end up having to duct tape her pull up, because….seriously !

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This Is Us [Part 1]

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Hi there, welcome back!

For some reason I never thought I would be involved in the blogging world, but here I am.

I spent the last two weeks trying to organize my thoughts and figure out what I was going to write today. Seriously guys, having two kids is no joke.  Life is Crazy!!!  There is always someone wanting food, someone that needs a diaper change, someone getting hurt or screaming like there is no tomorrow. And between all of that, there is a couple trying to survive their second year of parenthood.

So, I guess this is going to be a post about Gregory and I.

I met Gregory in October of 2011. (Wait, what? We’ve know each other for 6 years already?  Yay! That’s awesome.) I was 18, He was 21 and serving as full time LDS missionary in Brazil. Two weeks before he finished his mission, Greg was sent to my hometown in Paulista.
It was a Friday afternoon, and the missionaries came to my parents house for lunch. I remember everything about that day like it was today. He came my direction and introduced himself. That day we became friends! I have to confess that when I first saw him I thought he was really cute!

Two weeks later he went back home to Arizona. I am pretty sure (I have proof) that he added me on facebook right after he got off the plane, seriously guys! haha. Who would know that 6 years later we would be married for three years, parents to two little girls, moved five times, lived in two states, and finished a bachelor degree?

And after all these years, I am still completely in love with this man. He is my rock, my best friend, and literally the man of my dreams. I am pretty sure you will see a lot of him on here because he is cute and I am obsessed! haha.

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Welcome!

blogHi, My name is Bianca.  I am a big city girl from Pernambuco, Brazil.  My husband’s name is Greg (he is cute by the way), and we have two daughters so far, Isabel and Nora. I can’t get enough of my little family so you will be seeing plenty of them here along the way. This is the beggining of blogging for me so hang in there with me while I figure everything out.

Thanks for checking in.