Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm clueless.


So, remember not too long ago when I was talking about baby fever?

Well, I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow. I'm in charge of the games which I'm pumped about and will share with you later. :)

Games I can do. Games I'm cool with. I'm pretty creative and can find things that will be suitable for our church family group of ladies.

As I was getting some supplies I needed for the games, it dawned on me that I also needed to buy a gift for the baby.

I mean, that's what you do at showers, right? Give gifts? Yeah.

The expectant mother is not registered anywhere (it's her 2nd girl) so I was like, okay, I'll just browse the baby aisles.

Um.....this definitely reinforced the fact that I am not ready for a baby.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT BABIES OR NEW MOMS NEED.

When I think of what babies need, this is the list I come up with:

1. Food
2. Diapers
3. Clothes
4. Bottles
5. Uh....a blanket?

That's where my list stops. 

Sometimes I read blogs that talk about all of these recommended baby items and it seriously sounds like another language. So far the only translation I have is that a "bumbo" is some sort of little seat. And that's about it. And that might not even be correct.

Okay I just looked it up. I was actually right. Here is aforementioned "bumbo".


Which is like $40?? Fo real??? 

I am clueless when it comes to this stuff. 

So, moms or moms-to-be, or just people who know more about babies than I do:
What are good gifts for a baby shower?

I actually did pick out something (hope it's good!) but this would be for future reference. 


Thank you kindly. :)


Ashley

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I need YOUR help! Book suggestions!


Next week will be an awesome week. 

I'm turning 24 on the 17th. And then I'm going to North Myrtle Beach for our annual family vacation. This is the one time a year that I get to see my cousins/aunts/uncles from Michigan and South Carolina and it is a BLAST. 

So, of course, I'm going to need some beach reads

That's where you come in.

Suggestions????

Just to give you an idea of some books I have loved, last year at the beach I devoured The Hunger Games series. I had just finished reading Harry Potter for the first time. 

I love classic literature, especially Jane Austen. All of those books that I had to read in high school/college? Most people didn't like them. But I did. A lot.



(With the exception of Heart of Darkness. Hate. That. Book.)

I love historical fiction and just finished reading The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers and Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. 

I love Christian fiction (that isn't super cheesy, haha). One of my favorites is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

And non-fiction suggestions are welcome, too! 

Oh, by the way, I'm gonna go ahead and say "no, thank you" to 50 Shades of Grey. :)

Alright people....I'm counting on you for some good suggestions! Thanks so much!


Ashley

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