Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Instagram, Poms & My Diaper Bag

Instagram - So fun! Apparently I was born in a barn because I just discovered it's capabilities last week & I'm loving all the fun photo filters. It's definitely my cup of tea! Follow me @jlgarvin if you're a sucker for cute baby photos like the one below! :)

HOW is my sweet baby already 8 weeks old & sitting up in her Bumbo chair?!

I will post a tutorial on how we made & hung the tissue Poms in Harper's room. Basically I used the standard instructions but I cut the scalloped edges more shallow & less defined. That is why they look less "flowery" ..if that makes sense. Will post more details & pics soon.

Also, many have asked where my diaper bag is from. It is the storksak Tania Nylon in Graphite. I LOVE IT!! It is so roomy & has tons of compartments inside. I love the metallic steel grey color & the fact that it is not too babyish. Plus, the stroller straps will rock your socks off.

39 comments:

  1. Just sent a request to follow you on Instagram. Can't wait to see all of Harpers pics! ;)

    Marissa
    www.thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity blog

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  2. She is precious! I am Instagram too! @erykaann
    :)

    ~Eryka
    danielanderyka,blogspot.com

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  3. What a sweet pea! Is she your first? How's it been adapting to motherhood? I'm at that point in my life right now.. preparing to expand my family! It's exciting!

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  4. harper is so freaking cute!!! i love her outfit!

    -Larkin

    http://constantlylovestruck.blogspot.com/

    http://gardenseedblessings.blogspot.com/

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  5. LOVEEEEEE<3 I totally wish you lived in Missouri!!!

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  6. What stroller do you have?
    Love those dang bumbo chairs!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  7. I suppose no matter how I say it, it will come out that I have no life. I just spent most of the day reading your blog. I found you on accident, but I absolutely love your chalkboard idea, and how you used it to track your pregnancy, I know that later down the road you will really be glad you did it. It's such a nice touch. I wish you the best of luck with your newborn girl, she's so beautiful! I bet you're also loving the fact that you can have sushi as well, I'm sure if I was pregnant I would miss having sushi.

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  8. I just have to say I love you blog, super cute!! I am expecting a baby boy the first week in June. I wanted to know if you could do a post on what you packed for the hospital? I have no idea what is necessary, plus I over pack no matter where I go for a few days ha. Love your little bambino. She is a doll. Congrats

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  9. 8 weeks? wow, time flies. she is beautiful. been following you since week 20-something :) love your little family!

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  10. 8 weeks? wow, time flies. she is beautiful. been following you since week 20-something :) love your little family!

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  11. Hi Jessica,
    Little Harper is too cute for words. I stumbled across your blog through pinterest and am so glad I did. I love your humor! I'm pregnant with my second and I was wondering if you could post about your weightloss/after baby workouts. I gained 40lbs with my first and it took me 8 months to take it off:-( I'm really trying to eat better this time around and already thinking about my plan of attack for after this baby is born. You look fantastic! Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks, Meredith

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  12. Hi Jessica,
    Little Harper is too cute for words. I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest and am so glad I did. I'm pregant with my second and loved reading about your go-to's for cravings etc.. I wondered if you would post about your weightloss/workout regimine for afer baby. I gained 40lbs with my first and it took me 8 months to take it off:-( You look fantastic so I need to know your secret!! Thanks, Meredith

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  13. What a cutiiiie! I bet time flies with a newborn! Instagram is new to me, and it still won't let me add anyone :( If you can find me on there I'm @Emags55, would love to follow and see presh pics like this one!!!

    missbmrsm.blogspot.com

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  14. I also found you on Pinterest at the beginning of your pregnancy and stole your chalkboard ideas :) it's such a fun way of keeping up with the experience! I'm just July 9th and can't wait to meet my sweet Blakeley Kate :) Harper is adorable! Can't wait for a post about your hospital bag, too (if you're going to do one). I am a first time mom and have NO IDEA what to pack! I also just requested you on Pinterest :)

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  15. Hi Jessica just like everyone else I found your chalk board pics and than found this blog. I thought it was so exciting that our baby girls were born on the same day! My little girls name is Estella and she's my world I can just imagine how much Harper is yours!!! Love your blog!

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  16. Awesome! I'm @BridgetForney! Can't wait to see all of your cute baby pics! I've got a few of my own...could our kids get any cuter?? I mean, really.

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  17. So adorable. My little girl, Eva was born in January and she has the same adorable outfit. Hope all is going well with you and your beautiful little Harper.

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  18. I love little Harper! She's just sooooo cute! (:

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  19. I'm absolutely addicted to your blog! My husband and I are expecting our first baby in October and this has been so great to read! Thanks :) P.S. We live in Nebraska :) Right next door to your Hawkeyes :)

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  20. Jessica,

    Harper is a doll! I have been following your blog for awhile and am due with a baby boy in July! I'd love to read about what you packed for the hospital as well!

    I am IN LOVE with that diaper bag! I wanted a Vera Bradley one, but am concerned about the lack of space. It will probably end up being my purse as well, and that bag is super cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. HARPER?
    Why don't you put it in neon lights?
    That's what THE ROCCE did with ADA.
    And so did AROOTABO .

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  22. oh my goodness she is adorable! instagram is the best, i've captured so many little moments since our babe was born :)

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  23. Hi Jessica

    The Bumbo chair was recalled in 2007. Since the recall 45 children have flippws thwmaelves out of the chair. Just google Bumbo recall and you'll see it.

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  25. Hi Jessica

    The Bumbo chair was recalled in 2007. Sincw the recall 45 children flipped themselves our of the chair. Google Bumbo recall and you'll see. Just felt like I should pass the message since I saw it.

    Marie

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  26. Harper is just the prettiest and sweetest little baby EVER. I just literally said AWWWW out loud after seeing her bumbo picture. She is absolutely gorgeous and I can't believe that it has been 8 weeks already. I've been a follower of your blog for quite some time and really look forward to your posts. I know that all the baby advice will come in handy soon in the future.
    PS: I LOVE instagram and spend way too much time on there posting pictures of my baby dog! I just requested a follow - I can't wait to see all your sweet pics of Harper!

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  27. What a doll she is! Looking forward to seeing more of your instgram pics! Can't wait to have a little one of my own one day : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  28. Love seeing little Harper! She's a doll!! I requested a follow on Instagram. My name is runnermomoftwo. :-)

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  29. What a cutie patootie! I just got hooked on instagram (@jlaymnine) last week and it's basically another photo album of my baby boy =) Don't you just love motherhood?

    -Jamie Lynn

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  30. Has Harper gotten her first shots yet? I went to the doc today with my little one who's just over 7 weeks and she got her shots. It was so hard to see her in pain! Hope Harper did well with hers. I think it's actually harder on the moms! :)

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  31. I sent a request to follow you on instagram. Harper is just so cute :) I love seeing her pictures, they make my day better. I can't wait until I'm out of college so that I can have kids. :)

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  32. I just requested you! I'm @lovesweetlove04! Can't wait to see pictures, she's adorable.

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  33. I recently got hooked on Instagram (rmbraden09) and love it! I will also post tons of pics once our LO arrives too, you can follow me for cute baby pics soon too.

    As for your Pom poms, I'm planning on making mine out of tulle. Let me know if you would like tutorial. I'm hoping once they're done to post them on my blog. I'm also planning on posting activities and lessons you can do at home with children starting with infants. I will be posting weekly with what I do with the baby. Hope you can join us in the upcoming months!

    Thesweetandthesalty.blogspot.com

    Rachael

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  34. Your daughter is absolutely adorable, and I love, love, love your blog!

    Babies might be a few years down the road for me, but your definitely a source of inspiration for when the time comes :)

    Halle

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  35. Ok this is sooo random, but back at your 14 week post, you mentioned you had a recipe for homemade oatmeal cream pies? Is there any way on earth I could get that from you?! Even though I didn't help with your headaches...(If so, email me at: meganpettet@gmail.com) By the way, LOVE your weekly posts! I love comparing my growing bump to yours and seeing what you look like the week after me, it is so exciting! You are gorgeous:)

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  36. She's so beautiful, Jessica! :) I'm glad mom and baby are doing so well. I'm sure you've done your research about the Bumbo chairs but, along with the recalls a few years ago, we were told in school (Early Childhood Education program) that babies shouldn't be in the chairs too often, or for too long, as it doesn't allow them to develop their "sitting up" muscles as well. I understand that she's not quite there yet anyway, but just thought I would share the information!

    Looking forward to more updates and pictures! :)

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  37. Love reading your blog and love your photos! Harper is such a cutie!

    littlebabyoverman.blogspot.com

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