Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Baby

I'm still trying to get things in order on our new [old] computer. It's a bit frustrating when you don't know you're doing, and don't have the time to figure everything out. Oh well. Hopefully, after Christmas, I'll get everything functioning properly. Until then, I'll just try to smile as big as this happy baby.

nessa dee

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I'm sitting in front of my computer screen for what seems like the hundredth time over the last few days. I don't know what to say. Nothing seems pertinent in the light of the events of last Friday. I can't even imagine how one gets through something like this. I keep looking into the faces of my three babies. I've been holding them longer and hugging them tighter. I want to fold them under my wing and protect them always. But how can you protect them from the unfathomable? I don't know. I just don't know.

 My heart aches for you, Connecticut; for your families; for your children; for those moms and dads who have to face each day without their sweet babies. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be wrapped in the peace that passes all understanding.

Monday, December 10, 2012

just sick

my computer decided to crash this weekend. most of our stuff was recovered, but the last two months of data are missing. most importantly, the last two months of our pictures and videos. Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas pictures...  half of my record of August' s life so far. I'm just sick.

I'm trying to keep things in perspective. I keep telling myself that I still have more pictures of baby August than of my entire childhood, but I'm still a bit bummed. thankfully I've been shameless in posting pictures of the kids on my blog. I'm so glad I ignored all of those times I told myself to show restraint and just post one picture of the baby, but now I'm wishing I had showed no restraint, and posted every picture and video we made.

don't worry. I'm not going to inundate the blog with every picture I take from now on. I'm just going to make sure this doesn't happen again.

c'est la vie

nessa dee

Thursday, December 6, 2012

4 Months

Sweet August, last week you turned 4 months old on the 3rd anniversary of my 29th birthday. Each day, week, month with you is flying by. Can I just pause life for a bit and keep you at each stage for just a little while longer?

Precious boy, you are all smiles when you're content. Your smile reminds me of your sister's when she was little: big and bright. That happy face can cheer up even the worst of moods, and your chuckle, well, if we could bottle that up and sell it we'd be billionaires. You love what you can do with your hands now, especially grabbing those little toes. I can't just set you anywhere because you are rolling all over the place. [You almost toppled out of the chair when I was taking your picture.] I love how you can raise one eyebrow [it's a family trait], and you give me those looks sometimes like I'm completely insane. I'm not, I promise. You are LOUD. I had to leave a store the other day because you were yelling so loudly...not upset...just talking. You are BIG. I have a hard time gauging just how big, but you started wearing some of your 12 month outfits this week. It's hard to snuggle with you when you're awake because you have stuff to do and things to see and hair to grab. I have to wait until that magic moment of time between awake and asleep when you're calm. You nuzzle your head in the crook of my neck, hug my arm, and sing sweet little baby songs to me.
I love it so much. 
I love you so much.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Work in progress

I had a little help yesterday, so I was able to work on a few projects including this little scene:

Thanks for coming over, holding the baby, and cooking us dinner, Mom! 

nessa dee

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Please forgive me...

Hi my name is Nessa, and I'm a blogging idiot.

I just now realized that I have been missing a lot of your comments. I have tried my best to keep up with comments, thought I was doing a pretty good job at it, too, until I realized that some comments were made long after the post to which it was directed. I don't know why I assumed most comments would be posted on the most recent entry instead of any older posts, and since I had not set the comments to be emailed to me, I've found that I have been unknowingly rude to a lot of people. 

Please accept a sincere apology from this giant technologically inept dork.

I know some of you have asked about books or prints. If you have any questions about acquiring either, please email me directly, OR leave a comment because this savvy girl has will now be notified anytime someone comments. 

Thanks for your patience!


nessa dee 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello, Monday!

As promised, it's time to announce the winner of the giveaway!

I'll give you a hint...

Did you guess it?

Picked by a random number generator [on my Kindle, hence no picture] it's comment number 5! [The picture just happened to be perfect]

Blogger Tammy said...
I have wanted to order some canvases for a while now. Looks great.
Yea, Tammy!! I will be contacting you later today with the details on getting your own 8x10" canvas print. 
Thanks so much to everyone who commented, and for bearing with me through my absent-mindedness.

Happy Monday!
nessa dee

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy Ornaments # 1

Happy first day of December! Are you excited? Stressed? Cold? Cozy? Crafty?In shock that it's already time for Christmas?

Well I had big plans [as I usually tend to] to have a handmade holiday. I was going to make tons of ornaments, garland, goodies, stockings, and on and on. But that all flew out the window when December sneaked up on me, tapped me on the shoulder, and said "Surprise!" I still plan to make some things, but my plans are quickly becoming less and less grand. When your choices for what to do with your free time become 'take a bath' or 'eat a meal', those hand-embroidered stockings are put on the back burner. I don't know how all of these other crafty ladies with small children get things done. Their kids must nap.

So quick and easy ornaments are the name of the game.

First up, remember these guys?

A few cans of spray paint...

  1.  some yarn...

a kid to help hang them...

and viola! 
nessa dee

PS If you wanted a copy of The Seed, please email me at

Also I didn't forget about the giveaway. [okay I kind of did...yesterday was really really busy, busy. Please don't judge me.] I will announce the winner on Monday.