Mar 24, 2015

A letter to my daughter

On February 7 (over one month ago), our little Melly turned 1/2 a year old . Half a year flew by right before our eyes! I wanted to do something special for her and write her just a sweet little letter.

Dear Melanie,

My little precious love bug, you are officially over 1/2 a year old.

Every day you are getting more beautiful! Your pretty little eyes light up when you laugh, your little stubby toes curl in when you kick your feet, and your tiny dimple on your right cheek sparkles when you smile at daddy and me. You look like a baby Snow White. No joke! ("hair as black as ebony, lips as red as the rose, skin as white as snow") You have ivory skin, rosy red cheeks and a plump round face just like the princess! I can't believe how blessed I am to have such a gorgeous daughter! The doctor say's your height is at the 98th percentile line…um can I say future super model?!?

Some little fire cracker you are. When you're mad, you have no problem letting us know. When you're happy, you also have no problem letting us know. And how do you let us know? A high pitch yell or scream. Screaming is your specialty right now. I think you like the way it sounds. You even like to yell in public. Yes I'm now one of those mothers..the mother who has a loud crying/screaming baby in the store. Oh well. You're totally worth it.

You're a strong baby. You sit up on your own. You can even stand up with some support. You also pick up anything and everything you can get your tiny hands on. On your lucky nights when you get to snuggle with mommy & daddy in the big bed, you like to pick up our pillows and toss them around. You wave your arms up and down and slap mommy in the face sometimes. It's funny and I laugh every time, but then I tell you "be careful, you hurt mommy" even though I know you didn't mean to.

Okay girlfriend, lets get down to the nitty gritty of this letter. I just love you so much. It's really true when they say a daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. I think this is true because a daughter can have a special bond with her mother unlike any other. A daughter can also have a special bond with her father, but with her mother it's very different. One of the best decision's I've ever made was to be a stay at home mommy. Being a stay at home mommy has allowed us to only grow even closer on many levels. When it comes to feeding you, bathing you, changing you, talking to you, singing to you, and playing with you, I just LOVE having that responsibility.

So here are a few things we do right now that you love (the reason I know you love these things is because you either smile or laugh…or you stop crying) :

1) You love to hear me sing. I sing every day in the house while completing daily chores or just hanging out with you while watching cartoons. You giggle and smile when I try to sing like i'm on American Idol. I think sometimes, does she know how horrible I sound? oh yes and you love Patty Cake. I can sing that all day for you.

3) You love looking at yourself in the mirror. I hold you in front of a big body mirror in our bathroom. Staring at yourself amazes you, I can tell.

4) Bath time! You really have a blast. I bought you a rubber ducky and you hold it the entire time i'm bathing you. I'm so happy you love the water.

I can probably list a few more other activities you love doing but those are the first that come to mind.

Things I can't wait to do with you as you get older? a few are playing dress up, painting each others nails, teaching you how to sew and write. I can't wait to do some of those things. It just gives brings me happiness thinking about it.

I have a confession. I kinda already dress you up like mommy. But seriously, how cute are our feet?!

So someday when you are old enough to read, I'll show you this letter and you'll laugh. So until then I'll love you more and more and give you 1000 kisses a day :)

Love your #1 & only Mommy,

Renée :)

Jan 28, 2015

A Stroll With Miss Melanie

Can you believe in just 10 days this little sweetness will be 1/2 a year old?! Where has the time gone? Okay before we know it she'll be starting Kindergarden (omg i'm gonna cry thinking about it!) I love her tiny and cute just like this! I force myself to soak everything in like the way her little hands feel in mine, the way she giggles and babbles after she eats, the way her tiny stubby toes look….I cannot forget any of it! =)

Lately she's been loving it when we stand her up. She know's she looks cute too because she starts to laugh when she's in this position. I'm not joking when I say my daughter has thighs stronger than yours. I hope they stay strong so she can be athletic like her mama someday.

I want to do something special for her 1/2 birthday coming up. I mean really 1/2 a year old birthday celebration? It's kind of a BIG DEAL! Bake her a cake, dress her up in a pretty dress, and put a princess crown on her! I can't wait =)

Jan 22, 2015


I have always dreamed of starting a business. Especially when it comes to fashion. And now that i'm a stay at home mama, I finally have the opportunity to take advantage of my time and make that dream come true. If you follow me on IG, you'll know i've added an profile "Mellyful" to display my work.

I'm so excited about the additional items I recently added to my Etsy Shop. Being a stay at home mama allows me lots of time to express my creativity in baby clothes. Since Melanie was born, I started this little hobby and decided to share my designs with everyone else. And although I haven't sold much, I still enjoy adding new pieces to my shop everyday. For now, i'm hand-making baby girl clothes sizes newborn to 24 months. Someday soon I hope to create baby boy clothes to my collection. Above is one of my favorite newer pieces i've created. Please feel free to check out my little shop and don't hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested in a custom piece. I love designing! =)

Something I love about my work: I wrap all my packages in colorful pretty paper. It makes a great gift!

Melanie is pictured here wearing the Denim Bow Headband $6.50 + Shipping

She is also wearing "Sweetness" - The Mix Print Heart Denim Peach Dress $25.00 + Shipping

Baby Leg Warmers - Not sold on Shop