Monday, February 6, 2012

Babes&Sages Has Moved

Hey everyone, 

You've probably been wondering what happened to me and why I haven't been around here much.
Well, I have moved on to new digs :) and I would love it if you came along and followed me over there. You would totally make my day!
I've been trying to export and import this blog into the new one but Blogger is not cooperating So for now I am just leaving things as they are. 

From now on you will find me over HERE

Thanks for your support this past year and I would love to hear from you :) 

XOXO Sophie 

Friday, January 20, 2012

{you'll laugh} a poopy mess

Yes, this post will possibly gross you out but you should get a good laugh out of it as well. This has to do with poop ;) Lots of poop. No not the little guy's and definitely not mine but it has to do with dog poop and me cleaning the entire downstairs after a certain missy decided to explode all over the place... Don't worry though - I will spare you the pictures! 

See, we finally got home from Germany on Tuesday night. We made it through a 9 hour flight, a 3 hour layover with a delay and another 1.5 hour flight back to Pittsburgh. We were so happy to be back in our own beds and we even raved about what an awesome mattress we have the next morning. Yes, we are weird like that. 

We spent Wednesday getting things unpacked, doing laundry and grocery shopping. Logan got back to his old self in only a day I was ready to let the hubby go on a 3 day work trip on Thursday.
Little did I know that after I dropped him off at the airport this poopy mess would happen and completely throw me off my 'I'm a Rock Star Mom, I got it all under control' trip. Yeah, go figure!

So on Thursday afternoon Logan decided he was tired but needed his momma to stay with him so he could sleep. He's a great sleeper and I don't mind giving in once in a while. So off to my bedroom we were for about an hour and a half. Enough time for the white one to (and I am guessing this is what happened) poop by the sliding door, feel bad about this incident and decide to have a little taste in order to clean up the mess. Yes, I know... DISGUSTING!!! 
I further figure that she got sick from it and then proceeded to vomit in about 8 different places throughout the kitchen and living room. There were piles of vomit, bile and diarrhea on my brand new living room rug, the other rug, the window seat and kitchen floor. 
I actually knew something had happened before I even came back downstairs since the awful smell had traveled upstairs through the heating vents.

So I put Logan in his pack'n'play and stood there for about 5 minutes with no idea what exactly to do. I admit it, I was totally overwhelmed. Rock Star mom went out the door. Where do you even start with that much yuck? 
Well, I decided to take some pictures first to document everything and share with the hubby who was enjoying his night off at the hockey game at Madison Square Garden...

Eventually I had to get myself to wipe up all of the different messes while on my way finding several more. Oh happy day!
I will spare you more details but it took me forever, with an eventually very unhappy baby and a very unhappy momma. The new rug is still waiting to get a deep cleaning with my MIL's carpet cleaner.
After all of that there was just enough time to get the little guy ready for bed and I was out for the night. 

After all of that I didn't think it could get much worse... Yeah right!
This morning I came downstairs to another mess inside the crate. After I let the dogs out, I started my second round of cleaning. While in the middle of all this the white one suddenly starts shooting more awfulness out of her behind straight onto my freshly mopped floor. 
At that point Logan had not even had his breakfast yet, I looked like a mess, hadn't eaten anything since lunch the day before and was about ready to lose my mind. Poor dog couldn't help it she was obviously sick, but really??? So I proceeded to have a little melt down on the phone with the hubby. Trying to be a good mom to a little guy and two dogs while keeping the house in order does get overwhelming at times. This seemed like a good enough reason to have a melt down don't you think? 

Nothing else has happened yet. I hope she's gotten it all out of her system and starts to feel better soon. She's been acting fine and seems to be interested in eating (I am not letting her yet). I just spent Logan's 45 minute nap writing this post and eating (yes my appetite finally came back). 
Now it's back to being Rock Star Mom ;) 


doesn't she look so innocent?

Friday, January 6, 2012


My first post in the new year and it's already January 6th. In Germany that means time to take that dried up, needle repelling tree down. Decorating and un-decorating the tree is my job so I'm a get on that here in a sec but I thought I'd leave you guys with some sweet pictures of the little man's first Christmas. Enjoy and Happy New Year :) 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Merry Christmas Kiss

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and lots of kisses ;) 


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

10 Things

  1. Jet lagged babies are no fun.
  2. I forgot how cold my parents' house gets during the winter. I get cold easily. Thank God for a nice hot fire every night, hot tea or coffee and yummy cookies :)
  3. Christmas Tree shopping while it snows. Finding the perfect tree, sausages with homemade bread and hot Gluehwein. 
  4. Ok, another one about food... I can't believe how much awesome food we've had since we got here. If we lived here I would probably weigh 20 lbs more ;)
  5. Logan has a mean cold with a nose that won't stop running and a miserable mood. Poor baby. He hates getting his nose wiped and has the hardest time falling asleep. Needless to say, this momma is not getting much of a break either.
  6. After giving the little man his bath last night, I got to soak in the tub for 10 minutes. Heaven! I don't remember the last time I had time for more than a quick shower. Thanks to the hubby for getting the little man ready for bed all on his own.
  7. I forgot how weird Germans can be... Don't you dare make eye contact or say hi to anyone while out on a nice long walk. They'll just look at you like you're from Mars. I love it here but I sure love the friendly talks I have with total strangers in check out lines back home. 
  8. LOVE watching my brothers with the little man. They are such great uncles and I'm so glad they finally get to spend some time together. 
  9. It's snowing like crazy here :) 
  10. Getting ready to go to the Christmas market now. Can't wait to see the lights and enjoy the snow.

Friday, December 16, 2011

I'm a Goo Gone GooRu :)

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Goo Gone brand and asked to become a Goo Gone GooRu. I have been contacted by other brands before but they never seemed to be something that I wanted to support or write about. I don't mind telling the internets about products I like and I always like getting recommendations and opinions from others. 
I really do use Goo Gone quite a lot to clean up messes around the house, vintage finds or for craft projects. I hate whenever I remove stickers and a sticky mess is left behind.
I used it last when I was working on my DIY yarn wrapped jars to take the goop off of the glass. Always works like a charm. 
So they found my post and now I am the GooRu of the week over on their Facebook page.

Go check it out here and also find out how you can become a GooRu yourself.

PS: They did NOT ask me to write this or any other post. 

Nursery Design Update Pt. 2

So here is part two of the nursery tour. This is the other side of the room where the closet is. Since the room is so small, the closet pretty much takes up the entire wall. We added some shelving from IKEA above the doors and in the corner to hold his books and some toys until he gets his bookshelf. The bookshelf will go on the wall underneath. The little rocking chair is vintage and has a music box on the bottom that plays when it's rocking. The diaper pail also came from IKEA.
The door knobs on the closet look like oversized green buttons and we got them on sale at Anthropologie. They are so cute :) 
The metal organizing bins are from Target and the cute papermache tiger is a children's book character from when I was little. My mom got it for me at a store closeout sale where it used to be for decoration. 
The 3 little black corner cubbies were a Christmas gift we got a few years back and never used. I used the same fabric I made his pillowcase from and backed each cube using a glue gun. Super easy! For now they hold all of the sports related items the hubby wanted to put in the room. Also, the cute wooden sign was made by a family friend and we are still planning to attach it on the outside of his door. 
So that's it so far. This is probably the most cohesively designed room in the entire house. It has been so much fun putting everything together and I think he will be able to enjoy this room for quite a few years. I will post step by step instructions on how to make the mobile next week.
Christmas is getting close. Enjoy your weekend :) 


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