1) Speaking of freezing weather, if you are a person who lives anywhere in the world that gets the bitter cold weather we do (apparently I can count Texas in that club now too), I've made a fortuitous discovery as of late that I'll tell you about. This Merino wool sleep sack is my new best friend, or more accurately, Lucy's new best friend. But it helps her sleep without being effected by the ridiculous cold, so it is mine too.
We have a heater yes, but some rooms of our house seem to get extra cold at night (ahem, LUCY'S room) so keeping a blanket of some sort on her during the night is extremely helpful and extremely hard. Enter this fabulous Merino wool lined sleep sack from the wonderful people at Merino Kids and all my problems are solved. It is so great too because while it is lined with the wool, the outer layer is a lighter cotton material so that she is well insulated but not sweating through it nightly either. It is just perfect. It also has a great snap-under-the-arm feature so that is can fit a small babe and my large one. Win win. The quality of the sack is like none that I have seen, and we've seen our share of sleep sacks here in the Hahn house. The kind that I have used previously could only be taken on and off with one zipper up the center of the sack, but this one has snaps at the top that the baby can slip in and out of AND a really great zipper feature across that bottom and up the side. They really pull out all the stops as far as sleep sacks go and I would definitely say this is worth checking out, which you can do right here.
2) We went the totally lazy route this year and are just not sending out Christmas cards. The thing is that we've gotten in the habit (well, if you can count doing something 2 times as a habit) of sending joint Christmas cards/birth announcements the 2 times we've had October babies, and now it feels so boring to just send a Christmas card. No new baby?!? No Christmas card.
3) But if we were sending Christmas cards, I definitely would have gotten my incredibly talented sister to fashion them for me, and not just because she is my sister, because she is a Christmas card genius. If you have not ordered your cards yet, you should definitely consider her and her wonderful Etsy shop. Her card quality is top notch and her designs are adorable. Cue takes 4, 5, and 6. Cheater cheater.
Head over to her shop and check out the awesomeness!
7) And to close the post, here are some pictures from our Saint Nicholas day thus far. I am working on a mental "Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day" post, but it probably won't be up until some time next year, so until then, check this one out now!
This last one was taken post ruining the turkey we were set to have for our Saint Nicholas Day Feast by accidentally keeping it out all night after it was already defrosted, you can see how happy I look about it. I have awarded myself with an "Idiot of the Year" plaque already, so no worries.
Happy feast day and head over to Jen's for more!