Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday! | SmudgitBug Sale

There's a huge sale in my shop today for cyber monday! Lowered prices plus you get 30% off!!
Check it out here!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

SmudgitBug on Etsy | GRAND OPENING

Yay! My shop on Etsy - SmudgitBug is now open!

Take 20% off shop-wide!

Many more items to come soon but in the mean time - check out the listings I have up so far & let me know if you would like a custom listing.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Little Lady

 My Little Lady just got the CUTEST bows from A Little Lady 

I am obsessed - Can't wait to put her other styles on.

Thank you so much for the adorable outfit Courtney!

Social Media Icons - Champagne / Gold Glitter

As I am getting my Etsy shop all up and running, I thought I'd show a sneak preview of some of some of the items I'll have up for instant digital download.

Social Media Icons are the perfect little fix to make your blog look more sophisticated.

I will also be putting up a listing to help you code/embed the icons you purchase to your blog 
- aka do it for you.

More Social Media Icon colors & styles will be up soon!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Millie's First Halloween

     Millie has always been a little birdie. Everyone that sees her starts to call her "Birdie" or "Little Bird" without even hearing us say it. It's because she almost always has her mouth open like a hungry baby bird and has skinny long little bird legs. So naturally - this nickname inspired her halloween costume that I made for her.

   This is how I made her wings. I found the angel wings and feathers on sale at the craft store, then just used a glue gun to arrange them on the wings. It worked out perfectly! 

Millie - Baby Bird || Me - Mama Bird || Jaycob - The Nest
Jaycob spent a lot of time making his nest... He is hilarious!
I had some fun with my eye make-up...
that's the fun part about halloween right?!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Our Baby Millie Girl is Born!

     All day and night Sunday (Sept. 1st 2013) I was continuing to have very painful and progressing contractions. They were jumping around from 8-12 min apart though so I waited. Finally around 2 am, the were so painful I just couldn't take it. Jaycob called the on call nurse and she advised we go to the hospital. We got there at 2:40 am and I was hooked to monitors and checked for dilation and effacement. I was dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. Because I was in so much pain, the nurse decided to only wait 15 min (instead of the usual hour) to check. I was then a 4 so the admitted me and called the Anesthesiologist. At 9:00 am, I was 100% effaced and dilated to a 10. They wanted me to start pushing. Dr. Dayton came in and decided to use forcepts to get the baby out quicker because there was distress. I was scared at first. They brought in a NICU team just in case. After about two contractions with the forcepts, baby was out. Jaycob announced that it was a GIRL!! 

September 2, 2013 | 5 lbs 8 oz. | 17 1/2 inches | Born 9:57 am

Baby Girl Gets a Name

After she was all cleaned up, tests done, and I was moved from labor & delivery to mother and baby. Then for about 20 minutes, Jaycob and I were left alone with our new little girl while everyone went to get dinner. We went back to our long list of names but I already knew when I first looked at her. Millie. 
We didn't have any trouble deciding. I'm so lucky to have such an incredible and supporting husband! 

It was so great to have Jaycob there and able to stay with me in the hospital. He's such an incredible dad already. He is so interested in everything Millie does and is so helpful.

She is incredible. We love her so much already!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baby Girl Brugman has a Name!

On September 2, 2013 - at 9:57 am, our surprise baby GIRL was born! She is mini - 5 lbs. 8 oz. - 17 1/2 inches.

 She is already daddy's little girl

It might have taken us a little longer than most to choose our tiny little girls name but we have finally chosen....

Baby Girl Brugman's name is...

Millie Alexis Brugman

I'll post more pictures and her birth story as soon as we are settled at home. We couldn't be more thrilled!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Free Clean & Organized Desktop Background

My desktop clutter always drives me nuts! Here is a background I put together to keep me organized and sane. Plus, you can download and use it FREE! 

Below is the original
(with my organization categories).

                          Below is the version with blank banners
                (for you to fill in whichever category that you would like).


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sample Sale Sites

Every day, I am consistently checking a few sample sale sites for great deals. Some of them have women, men, home, and even kid sections. They have some designer items but usually for more than 50% off. There are new sales daily so you get to keep looking back to see if there is anything new that interests you. I am always looking for more sales (let me know if I'm missing any good ones!) - Here are my favorites so far:

1. Rue La La:
Boutiques Include - 
Women | Men | Living | Travel | Kids | Gifts | Today's Fix |
This one is nice because it offers one time shipping for the whole month.

2. HauteLook
Events Include - Women | Men | Kids | Home | Beauty |
A Nordstrom Company.

3. Ideeli
Sales Include - Women | Shoes | Home |

4. Gilt Groupe
Sales Include - Women | Men | Baby & Kids | Home | City | Travel |
Higher pricing than the others - has the higher-end of designer sales.

5. Zulily
Daily Deals Include - | Maternity | Mom | Baby | Kids |
They are not as high quality of items as the other sites, but it is very helpful for maternity and baby clothes that are not too expensive. Sometimes they get the higher brands on. Also, great for baby shower gifts and baby gear!

6. My Habit
Events Include - Women | Men | Children | Home | Designer |
Owned by

7. Jack Threads
Sales Include - | Mens | Clothing | Shoes | Accessories |
This site just has gear for guys. I have used it so many times getting presents for my husband, bro-in-laws, and dad.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Anniversary | Ali & Jaycob Brugman

I cannot believe it has already been one full year since I made the best decision of my life. I am so lucky to have such an incredible husband that is so loving and supportive. I am so excited to see what an amazing dad he will be.
Happy Anniversary Jaycob!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Maternity Watercolor Portrait

My incredibly talented neighbor, Annie Biegler Pugmire, painted this watercolor portrait of me for my soon-to-be nursery. She always goes above and beyond! She is incredibly talented and is always sharing the beauty she creates. 

3 weeks left until baby is due!!

Annie, I can't say thank you enough! I love you so much "Hug!"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nautical Objects Font

I stumbled upon a Nautical Objects Dingbats Font today and had a little fun laying it out. The font is called, "SC By The Sea." 

The font is free for personal use and can be found here.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Announcing Baby Brug

      At the beginning of January, we found out that I was pregnant. I wasn't feeling well, so I took a pregnancy test before calling the doctor the next morning. To my surprise, two pink lines showed up. I screamed for Jaycob. He came in looked at the test, laughed, and didn't believe it. He said to take another one and he went to bed. I waited an hour or two, then took another test - again, two happy pink lines. I went to bed and called the nurse in the morning. She said that the tests are pretty accurate and to schedule an appointment for my 8th week check-up. When Jaycob came home from baseball practice, I had this note waiting for him:

He was shocked & thrilled!
      We waited until after our first check-up (ultrasound) that confirmed the pregnancy, before telling our families. We put it up on the skype screen while skyping Jaycob's family in Arizona. We put the picture in an envelope and gave it to my parents then showed my siblings after.

Here is a close up of the tag: 

      Now we only have six weeks left until my due date. We are so anxious and excited to meet this little one!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Car-seat Canopy Cover Pattern Tutorial

My sister Kara and I made car-seat canopy covers yesterday. It was really fun! We used this tutorial from the Sutton Grace blog. It was easy for us (very much beginners at sewing). Her tutorial says it will take 2 hours to complete the project but it took much longer for us, probably because we're idiots and don't know how to do this type of craft. 

This is mine. I chose a nice minty/teal fabric so that it will work for either a boy or a girl. 
My fabric is from Joann's (colors in picture below look a bit darker than it really is)
I did my straps a little differently than the tutorial shows. I added the second color just a few centimeters shorter on top to have the double layers.
 The Nautical one is Kara's. I love it! The fabric is from Sarah Jane Studio's "Out at Sea" line.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Call from the princesses - Cinder & Punzie

Evie just got a call from Cinderella and Repunzel because she was a big girl and ate her dinner! She made sure to put her lipstick on for the occasion 

Text "princess" to 33992. You can choose between, Merida, Cinderella, and Repunzel. It works! 

I was told that this no longer works. What a bummer. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Brugman Hits Grand Slam as First Professional Baseball Hit

I am so proud of my husband! He hit a Grand Slam as his first hit as a professional baseball player.

After being hit by a pitch, then walked by a first round-pick pitcher, he hit a GRAND SLAM!!! The Lake Monsters (Oakland Athletics Farm Team) won 4-1!!

Click Here to see Jaycob Brugman's Grand Slam Video recap from the news station
Here  is an article in the Burlington Local newspaper about it. 
Here is the Lake Monsters recap of the game.

I am so proud of him and his hard work that he continually puts in to deserve great games like these!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

MLB Draft 2013 | Jaycob Brugman was selected by the Oakland Athletics!

Last week was very crazy and eventful! Jaycob was elegible to be re-drafted (first time was out of high school - drafted by the New York Yankees) in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Here is link to an article that Jaycob's hometown newspaper wrote about the draft :

Here is a map I made to guess where Jaycob would be drafted. He had heard from every team, so we really had no clue what would happen. 

My brother in law, Adam Gerulat and friend Bret guessed correctly.

Jaycob's name was called on the draft when he was on the phone with a scout from the Angel's Organization. Jaycob said he didn't hear his name but we were all screaming so he soon realized. 

After celebrating, Jaycob, his brothers, and his dad went to his high school to hit and throw. Even on a day that most people would take off to celebrate, Jaycob is always making baseball a priority and putting in time to work on getting even better.
The next day we drove from Phoenix (where his parents live) to Vegas and stayed a night at The Red Rock. It was our last "date night" before he was to report to mini-camp with the A's.

We relaxed by the pool - which is incredible by the way. I totally recommend staying there. Then we had dinner and saw a movie all within our hotel. It was so great!

The next morning we had a 4D HD Ultrasound at Miracle in Progress in Summerlin, Nevada. HD ultrasounds are not available in Utah so it worked perfectly for us to be able to stop in vegas. It was beyond words INCREDIBLE!! They gave us pictures and a dvd of the full session. Our little baby was very smiley and yawned many times.

2D Ultrasound - Profile Above
4D HD Ultrasound -Smiles & Yawns
We then drove back home to Utah where I had a surprise "Congrats on the Draft" party waiting for Jaycob. I couldn't have done it without my mom and sister Nicole. They set everything up. Nicole made an insane cake! She is incredibly talented!

Themed Snacks: Baseball Cake, Home Shaven Shave Ice, Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Cracker Jacks, Beef Jerky, and A's Cookies

Some BYU baseball friends! Me & Jaycob, Adam Law (drafted by the Dodgers), Haley & Brock Luker (Brock introduced Jaycob and me), Madison & Drew Dennis (Pitcher at BYU), Deidre & Adam Miller (drafted by the Diamond Backs).

Bright and Early the next morning, I dropped Jaycob off at the airport to fly back to Arizona for A's mini-camp. He's been there this whole week and yesterday was selected to move up to the A's short season team in Vermont. The Vermont Sea Monsters. He is flying there today! 

I am so proud of him for all he has accomplished and is continuing to work hard to accomplish. He is one of the most determined people I know. We LOVE you Jaycob!!