Heart Attack!

by ilene on February 13, 2013 · 4 comments

in decor, holidays, valentines day

You know why I’ve been having heart attacks lately? Jeff is on a business trip this whole week and I left by myself with a needy, colicky baby. Jeff’s job frequently takes him out of town and its not easy being a single mom on those weeks!  I give mad props to single parents out there who do this on a daily basis!     I feel so busy, yet at the same time, I feel like I don’t accomplish anything!!    Last week, my wonderful parents flew in midweek to bail me out and kept me company.  This week, I am on my own. And next week, too.  Pray for me!  It’s only been two days with the hubby gone and already four different baby contraptions have been purchased: fisher-price rock ‘n play, fisher-price bouncer, ingenuity bouncer (most likely return this one) and large exercise ball – all in an attempt to soothe, rock, cradle, entertain and put this baby of mine to sleep and save this tired mom’s arms.   Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sometimes, the easiest thing to do when I am home alone with the Zozo Bean is to just get out of the house.  She will usually fall asleep in the car and I need a fun outing to look forward to for my own sanity’s sake. My favorite places to go? Target and Michaels!  Last week at Michael’s, I was browsing the fun valentine’s decor and saw these packets of cute little red velvet hearts.  I bought a couple packets and have been using them in fun ways around the house.

I taped  a cloud of hearts behind a tricycle I bought:

You all know I have a thing for bicycles!  This tricycle was purchased at HomeGoods when I was pregnant and I thought it was a perfect symbol for our baby.  We had a tricycle-themed baby shower and it went well with the bicycle decor we have around our place. It sits on top of a bookcase in our living room.

Baby Zoey’s been sporting a heart headband this week:

I just hot glued the little heart to a piece of ruffle elastic for her to wear.  For me, I made a matching heart hair clip:

(sorry for the bad iPhone photo. With Jeff gone this week, it was hard for me to take a picture of the back of my head!)

I also used it to decorate a little Valentine’s day present:

The red velvet hearts remind me of the heart garland I made last year, which is now hanging above our bed:


Tomorrow, I will share one more way I used these red hearts!

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1 Kim February 13, 2013 at 2:01 am

Dear Ilene … Not to sound empathetic to your situation … it’s just a reminder of that there are people doing it worse than ourselves … you have your beautiful gorgeous daughter … I lost my beautiful blue eyed 21 year old son … I am single and most couples don’t want to know a single female particularly if she is ok looking and also suffering the loss of her child … and I am that … not gorgeous but just ok to look at … most married females do not want to know you if you are a single woman … I’ve lost my son and have no friends … lots of people I used to know don’t know how to deal with the loss of my son … he was loved by everyone … I’m not trying to bring you down … but remember you have Zoe and she has you … kindest regaesa Kim xox

2 Kim February 13, 2013 at 2:02 am

sorry *unsympathetic* … typo error

3 ilene February 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

You are absolutely right, Kim. I have been blessed in so many ways and I am so lucky to have Zoey. Thanks for the reminder. I am so sorry about the loss of your son. My heart breaks for you and can only imagine what it is like to lose a child. Sending you some hugs.

4 Tamaki March 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hey I just wanted to say you have awesome ideas! You have a way with making cute things and putting them to use in unique ways! I also must compliment your photo taking skills! They’re excellent!

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