Monday, February 16, 2015

Day and Night

I was watching this Pixar video over the weekend and it really spoke volumes to me about how different yet similar we are.  
our brains are different,
our "plumbing" is different, and
our outsides are different.
Yet, there is something so similar about all of us.
How beautifully stated in a Pixar video :-)
Happy Monday!
xoxo Darby

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tummy Time Artwork

Covering my fridge with art from my little Picasso is my favorite these days.  Dutch and I love to have art time together.  Back in December I posted a picture of some artwork that Dutch was working on for Christmas gifts.  Dutch has always had a fairly strong neck and never really minded “tummy time” but this was a way to have a little bit more fun with the activity.  On this particular day, Dutch had a friend over to play (aka- Mama had a good friend over for chatting, coffee, art, and babies), and I thought this project would be fun for him and his precious friend.Tummy Time Artwork
I put some paint on a sheet of paper and placed it securely in a ziplock back and taped the bag to the floor. (You always want to be as safe as you can with plastic and babies- so obviously make sure you’re paying attention).  Make sure that you use light paint so that if it globs up on the page that it doesn’t bust a hole right through the paper- this has happened a few times to us.Tummy Time Art-2
Then I let the kiddos go to town moving the paint around.  Dutch is always so fascinated with mixing the colors around. When we’re done I take the paper out and let it dry.
This is a fun and mess free art project.  Tummy Time Art-1
Happy Friday friends!
xoxo Darby

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday: Melton Booties

I first saw Melton Baby Booties on Zulily, and thank goodness I did because they can be pricey! 
But fellow mamas, they are worth e-v-e-r-y penny!
I can’t tell you how many comments I’ve received on social media about Dutch’s baby booties.  Most of y’all say that they are cute, and yes they are (thank you!), but that’s not the best part.  Dutch Gray MeltonsDutch Striped Meltons
These booties are so soft on the inside and have great grips on the bottom, but the best part, the absolute BEST part, is the drawstring tie.
Every other shoe I have put on Dutch falls of when he kicks, or slides off, or just isn’t the right fit for his ever-evolving feet.  But the drawstring is the perfect tie to keep shoes on his feet no matter what size he is or how active he is. 
I have flagged them on my Zulily account so that I get a notice every time they are on sale, and I spent about $12 a pair there.  You can also purchase them on Amazon. 
There are so many cute options for both girls and boys.  Dutch has three different pairs in his closet now, but I’m sure that will change hehe.
So mamas of youngsters, make sure you check out Meltons and order a pair as soon as you can!Melton Baby Booties- StarsMelton Baby Booties- NavyMelton Baby Booties- PurpleMelton Baby Booties- StripesMelton
Stars - Navy- Polka dots- Stripes- Light blue
Obligatory Blogger Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post; I just really like this product.
xoxo Darby

Monday, February 2, 2015


Every now and then a song will touch the depths of my soul.
The words from this song have been burning in my heart.
 I've got this song on repeat so I can glean it all.

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Oh, Jesus, you're my God!

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine
Happy Monday!
xoxo Darby
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