Giveaway Winner!

September 21, 2014

The winner of my latest giveaway, Tweedlebud Bailey's crocheted headbands is.... Meaghan Franco!

Thank you all for entering and thanks again for being such faithful readers!

Meaghan, Bailey will be contacting you via email today! 


Back to School!

September 19, 2014

It looks like I will finally be going back to work! For me, type A personality, total organizer and planner, the bumpy start to the school year with the BC Teacher's Strike has been a wee bit stressful and even more so due to the fact that I am just finishing my mat leave.

I am looking forward to new routines and spending time in the classroom, but please bear with me as I get going with this.

I am going to take a short break from the blog while I figure out how to navigate working (teaching starting MONDAY with no planning done yet!), being a single mom 5 days a week, running my etsy shop and trying to keep up with the blog.

I am still planning to post weekly Nora updates for those of you that would like to pop in on Wednesdays for that, but any other posts will be put on the back burner for now.

I have begun knitting again for the fall/winter season, I am hooping it up, sewing a bit and still being an all around all star domestic goddess so stay tuned for a bunch of new DIY posts coming soon. I'm thinking October sometime ;)

Thank you to all my faithful readers. Although this blog is small compared to many, I know my readers keep coming back because they genuinely want to. You have no idea how happy it makes me feel to know that MY blog, MY baby, Miss Tweedle is on your daily "reel" of things to read.

I hope to have you all back crafting up a storm in a few weeks!

Thanks again! 


PS: I will still be announcing the winner of Tweedlebud Bailey's headband giveaway on Monday! 

Don't forget that all Tweedle Readers receive 10% off Tweedlebud Bailey's Etsy shop from now until the end of September by using the code TWEEDLE10. You can also WIN a set of her headbands by entering HERE

Weekly Nora

September 17, 2014

Look at her now! She barely fits on that rug! Remember the one she used to lay on a tiny fraction of? She is a giant and doing so many cool things these days. 

Despite having a bad cold all week complete with a nose that JUST WON'T STOP running and a cough, she is still the happiest little thing around. She is so smiley and giggly and is become super affectionate and cuddly too. There is nothing more heartwarming than having your baby actually wrap their arms around your neck and squeeze on their own accord. Before she just had to cuddle me by default, because she couldn't get away, NOW, she scoots over to me, climbs into my lap and puts her head on my shoulder for a minute. Adorbs!!! She has also discovered that you actually put your lips TO something to give it a kiss instead of just making a kiss into the air. She scoots around and kisses everything- the cupboard doors, the walls, her toys, etc. and often I'll look down while I'm in the kitchen to Nora kissing the backs of my legs. She has even grabbed my face in her hands a few times, turned the cheek towards her and given me a big wet one on the check! So cute!

I wonder if purses, phones, wallets, shoes, hairbrushes and lotions are something only girl babies are interested in? Or if she was a boy, would she still like those things just because she copies me? Girlfriend is as girly as they come so far. I swear it is innate, because it is not like I encouraged her and trained her and taught her this way! She loves brushing her hair when she gets her hands on my brush, she squeals until I put a dot of lotion in her hand when she sees me putting it on and when I say to her "ohhh, pretty" or "what a cute outfit!" she tilts her head and looks at me all coyly like "I know!!" It's hilarious! She was obsessed with my wallet and phone so we found an old one of each for her and she now has her own to play with. She takes the old cards we put in the wallet and pretends to "shop" with them by sliding them into the space between the DVD player and the cable box as if she is putting them in the debit/credit machine. Something tells me we are in trouble! 

She is also in love with shoes and socks and she will bring be my shoes all the time and demand that I put them on. If she finds a pair of her shoes, she has to have them on her feet right away and when she gets them on, she smiles like crazy and scoots around like a madwoman! 

She understands so much. I know I have said this so many times, but she continues to blow my mind with how smart she is. (Remember, my blog, bragging allowed! ;) On the weekend we watched some aboriginal dancers at an outdoor event and later I was on the phone talking about it and I looked over and she was clapping, because she remembered that we clapped when the dance was over. I wasn't even talking to her or facing her!! She has also started to memorize some of her books that we read all the time. She loves dogs and puppies and several of our books have dogs in them. When we get to the page before the dog page, she starts panting like a dog until I turn the page! Sometimes I don't even remember what is coming next and she is one up on me!

This is totally a teacher thing to notice, but this girl has mad fine motor skills too! Her latest toy is my button jar and she insists that I dump out all the buttons for her. I never used to let her play with them and then in desperation one day this week, I was trying to get something done and knew it would keep her occupied. She LOVES them! I love to watch her carefully pick each tiny button up with her thumb and forefinger and pass it between hands, put it into different piles, examine them carefully, etc. She is so careful and meticulous. 

She has started to say please, which is just the cutest thing in the world too. Anytime she wants something, I'll say "say please" and she finally gets it and says "pees!" 

We are still enjoying beautiful fall weather and are happy and thankful for so many things! 


Don't forget that all Tweedle Readers receive 10% off Tweedlebud Bailey's Etsy shop from now until the end of September by using the code TWEEDLE10. You can also WIN a set of her headbands by entering HERE

Tweedlebud Bailey's Etsy Shop Launch!

September 15, 2014

My friend and Tweedlebud Bailey, has joined the ranks of struggling crafters trying to make a go of things on Etsy!

I met Bailey when we worked together teaching in Invermere. She has an adorable baby boy who is the same age as Nora so we have a lot in common! Sadly, her husband's job has landed them elsewhere and so we don't get to see each other very often anymore.

Bailey has decided to take the plunge and open her own Etsy shop called "A Little Something for a Little Someone" where she is selling crocheted goodies! She makes super adorable crocheted flowers and bows which are available to buy for your little girls on clips or headbands. She also attaches her flowers to picture frames and wreaths to add to your home decor. All her designs are available in a variety of colours and sizes. I can't wait to get my hands on some for Nora!

In honour of Bailey's shop launch this week, she is offering all Tweedle readers a coupon code for 10% off your entire order from now until the end of September. Use the code TWEEDLE10 during check out in order to take advantage of this. Get your stocking stuffers purchased early this year!

Bailey is also giving away one set of her flower headbands to one lucky reader! Just follow the instructions below in order to enter to win!

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See Bailey's shop HERE

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I would like to wish Bailey luck with her shop and I hope you all rush over and start making some purchases!


Fave Etsy Finds Lately

September 12, 2014

Adorable Baby High Top Fold down booties in an array of patterns and colours for boys and girls from Fledge Feet

Custom letters for walls, mantles or shelves from East and Acland (they're Canadian!)

Felt garlands from Aidies Hideaway

Funky "stuffed" felt animal heads from Horrible Adorables

Hip baby and kids hoodies and sweats from Child HOODS

Floppy bow headbands from Carol and Grace

CUTEST reversible dresses and matching bloomers from The Dandelion Lane

Weekly Nora- 13 Months Old!

September 10, 2014

My little love bug turned 13 months old on the weekend and on her 13 month birthday, Mr. Tweedle and I attended a wedding and spent the night away from Nora for our first time in exactly 13 months! What a treat! Mama Tweedle stayed with Nora and she didn't skip a beat. In fact, she slept BETTER than when we are home! 

At 13 months, Nora is still a scooting' machine, but she has started to crawl on her hands and knees once in a while too. She stands up on everything, cruises across furniture like a mad woman and we have even caught her standing alone when she doesn't know she is doing it. She pushes her doll stroller on her own now, even if there is no one near by and thus, we have several dents in our walls from her ramming that thing at top speed! I'm thinking maybe she'll be walking by the time she is 14 months, but I don't know!

I am still nursing her once a day, at bedtime. However, she has started to drink whole milk from a bottle first thing in the morning and on the odd night Mr. Tweedle gives her one at bedtime. She also drinks milk from a sippy cup at lunch time, but it has to be warmed up for her to touch it. Otherwise, she dribbles it out of her mouth and pushes it away. 

I've been settling nicely into our new routine with me "working" a bit this last week. Teachers in BC are on strike right now and so, I am actually not officially back at work, but I have some obligations to full fill. Nora has enjoyed her time with both grandmas and I've been able to ease back onto the scene with mostly visiting (picketing! ew!) with my colleagues.

She now has 9 teeth which have emerged and another one on the way. She has 4 on top, 2 on the bottom that are fully out, 2 molars are cutting on both sides of the top and one more tooth poking through on the bottom. She still loves eating any and all food. Her faves are grilled cheese sandwiches, pitas and hummus, quesadillas, pizza (can you tell she likes cheese?!?!) and any and ALL fruit.

As I have said many a time, she continues to amaze me at what she understands. I said to Nana Tweedle the other day "isn't that sweater she has on cute?" and she tugged on her sweater and looked down at it. She tries to copy and say many more words now, too. She still says "cheers!" with her cup all the time and she will also say "teeth", "shhhhh" for brush (hair/teeth), BA for bath or ball. She loves to "help" and whenever I say that word, she is by my side right away eager to get her paws on whatever I am doing.

The little monkey woke up with a cold yesterday, so I hope she is on the mend soon and it doesn't last long! Enjoy your week!


I found THE FIND!

September 05, 2014

Have you seen that Value Village commercial where the woman sings "Thee finddddd, theeee finddd!!!" And then heavens open up and sing?!

That is how I felt when I scored this vintage quilt in mint condition for $8 (!!!!!) a couple of weeks ago at my local thrift store. It's so interesting, beautiful and well done. Someone put SO much work into it and I'm glad it landed in my hands because I can really appreciate the beauty of it! It's super thick and cozy and it's going to make a great couch quilt for TV watching this winter. I could see it as a guest room accent down the road too!

I'm so happy!

Don't you just love all the different fabrics? I could stare at it a million times and still see something new! 


Weekly Nora

September 03, 2014

Her fave thing to do when we go upstairs... she is so proud of herself for standing all by herself at the piano! 
"Adventure is my middle name" shirt from Uncle Nick! 
Hangin' at Gran and Papa's camp with Garmin the dog. When she sees a dog, she sticks out her tongue and pants!  
Learning to drive Papa's bobcat!

Auntie Murmie visits!

Fall is in the air- socks and shoes, cozy sweaters and puddles to splash in!
My happy girl-- she has begun to cut her molars this week and look at her! Still as happy as ever ;)
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