Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Mama is Nesting

That's right. I am finally feeling OK enough to start some of the projects that have been rolling around in my head. I feel like I am in super nesting mode and making up for lost time.
24 weeks and I am so proud to say that I have almost gained almost 15 pounds! This is a first.
To recap this week I have already I bought some twin bed frames to repaint for the kiddles and scored some awesome vintage fabric for something cute, some day. Oh, and I drove an good 1 1/2 hours away for a free dresser. Then I rethought that decision when I had to make the drive back without feeling in my tailbone. But hey, free is F-R-E-E! So tons of cuteness goin' down up in here but first, did I mention I am having a huge HOARDER SALE this Saturday?
So freaking awesome that I get butterflies thinking about it.
So come, it's the thing to do. Maybe I can make some mula to afford the stinkin' cute bedding for the kiddles and the new guy.



I am making this lovely duvet since it's only available in Australia and UK and super $300 expensive.
Love Mae (fitting since her middle name is Mae)



Something like this for the little man using same grey tones as the girly duvet. Pottery Barn Kids-Rugby is always good for boys.



And somewhere around this for the new guy. Gotta have planes.





Told you it's gettin' all cute up in here.
Hope your mid-week is just as stinkin' eventful.




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Monday, May 14, 2012

4th of July Decor

If you have followed me on pinterest lately, you may have been annoyed by my recent pinning of 4th of July things. Truth is, the 4th of July is our family's favorite holiday. We never get enough of it. We love our country and we love to celebrate. With that said, every year I seem to forget something. So I thought I would start early this year. Here are some crafting, food, and clothing ideas.



1. I found this on Pinterest with no link. This may be the only thing that will keep me cool being pregnant this summer. Now to find a super cute striped shirt to add on to. 
2. Chocolate.com has these amazing cake pops. Maybe you master desert makers can figure out how to make them. 
3. A clever way to cut out watermelon with cookie cutters. Definitely going to try this year. 
4. Star medallions from Maritha Stewart. Love the different prints. 
5. Cute layered skirt tutorial from Dana Made It. Thinking this would be great for my 4-year old with red bike shorts underneath. 
6. I am in love with this simple design from eighteen 25
7. So simple and cute, these tanks. Just cut off a flag and add a ruffle. From Creative Urges
8. Red white and blue pillow. I hope make my own and put it on my porch. You can buy this on etsy from Joshua by Oak
9. Any berry wreath makes me smile. I like how they added the Declaration of Independence in the middle. DIY at Lil' Luna
10. BHG always has great planting ideas. I want to try this and put it on my porch as well. 
11. The Beauty Department has great ideas and tutorials and I love the stripes. 
12. These buntings are so fun. Sugar Tot Designs does a great job with the tutorial. 
13. I enjoy a good scarf. This will be great for fireworks when it's a tad chilly but not enough for a sweater. I can't wait to attempt to make this. 
14. What are you getting ready to make?





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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Easy {Mother's Day} Crafting

Here are some ideas for great Mother's Day gifts without spending a lot of money. You can even get the kids involved. They will love it.
1. Almost every mom loves to read and I can't think of any woman who doesn't love a new kitchen towel. Wrap a book in a new towel. Voila! Studiopatro
2. Vintage inspired velvet bookmarks I think I need 10 for myself. Super easy and cheap to make. County Living
3. This may not be as easy but it is super cute. Batik towels. If you do not have Beeswax, try taking color out after you dye the towels using liquid dish soap. Use stamps or other objects to make a pattern (I will post on this later). Under the Sycamore
4. Moms always need more bags. It's a simple fact. These are super cute and really fun to make. Catch My Party
5. That Martha Stewart does it again. So simple yet so completely adorable! I want all my books to look like this. Stamp on the outside of the book.

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