Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend of Many Projects

Happy Monday all!  Did you all have a crafty weekend?  I sure did, and yet I was able to not officially complete a single project.  It’s a skill, I know.

Our weekend was dreary and rainy.  I had to enjoy my new potted plant from the inside, for most of the weekend.  Every time I walked past my front door, I got a glimpse of it and it made me smile.

Since the weather prevented Hubby from doing yard work, I got him busy working on a couple of the nursery projects I had on his honey do list.

Here is a sneak peak of a book shelf he’s been working on.

I spent a great deal of my time working on some decoupage projects.  A couple smaller ones for the living room, and a big one for the nursery.

For those of you on Pinterest, (and for those of you who aren’t…what are you waiting for!) you may recognize what project I’m working on.

Just a heads up…if anyone else is considering tackling this project; keep in mind it means painting and decoupaging 26 letter.  26.  Yep, that’s a lot more than you think.  At least it feels like it, once you get started…

Hopefully tonight I will complete one of the millions of projects I started over the weekend so I have something fun to show you. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Many Thanks!

A few weeks back, I made some wine charms as a thank you to my mother-in-law for throwing that wonderful joint shower a while back.
I love how easy these are to whip up.

Now, can I just vent a little?  OK, thanks.
I am not a fan of the Thank You card tradition.  I never have been.  I feel like, if I can thank you in person, than that should be enough.  I can understand sending Thank You cards to someone who wasn’t around when I received their thoughtful gift.  However, if you’re sitting in the room when I open the present, I’ve probably thanked you a couple times already.
You all can probably imagine what is sparking this need to vent…it’s my cramped hand.  The cramped hand I am getting from writing Thank You cards for the people who gave me such wonderful gifts at my first two baby showers.
I was going to be all motivated and crafty and make Thank You cards.  I had my eye on a couple of pinterest goodies…

But my lovely mother-in-law knew better and bought me a box of generic cards.  They are much more realistic.
I have one shower all written and ready to be mailed…if only I had some stamps.  My goal is to finish the second shower’s cards by next weekend, when I have my final shower.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Miss Me?

Good morning everyone!  Miss me?
I visited my mom’s a couple weekends ago and took some pictures of those garden signs in action.

I love where she decided to place the Grandma’s Garden sign.  A perfect spot!

On another note…the grass is growing!!  We might have a lovely front lawn by the end of the season!

Now I’m working on getting a wall arrangement figured out.  I’m close…but not quite there yet.

So now on to a confession…I’m a terrible procrastinator.  It’s in my blood…I can’t help it!
I was reading thru a blog that I recently found, Young House Love, this blog has a running to do list of projects they want to complete.  I think I’m going to steal use this idea.  It might help keep me from getting that procrastinator itch.
Some of these projects are a long way down the road, but some of them need to be completed by late June/early July (yeah, those would be everything in the Nursery list).
So, if I start to slack off on my to-do list, you all have the right to pester me.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A New Front Yard

Hello everyone!  I know, you were probably thinking that I had given up on this lovely little blog…but no.  I just needed to take a step back and decide what I really wanted to do with it.   I have a million ideas floating around in my head.  Mix that with the energy of a third trimester pregnant lady (yeah…officially in the home stretch!).  And you have a fairly sporadic blog.

Any-who…I wanted to share what Hubby was up to over the weekend, I’m so grateful for all his hard work.

Let me back up this story to the weekend we moved into our house.   I was washing blinds in the tub, while my sister was unpacking some boxes in the basement.  All of a sudden I hear “TURN THE WATER OFF!”  Not something you want to hear.  Long story short…we had roots in our pipes.  Not good.

So our first major project in the house was expensive, not fun, plumbing work.  Arg.

It also left us with a lovely mound in the front lawn.

Well now spring has arrived, and it’s time to plant us a new yard.  But first Hubby had to pull up the, now lopsided, shrubs and till the entire yard.

A big shout out to my sister’s boyfriend who slaved all day next to him.  I know he wouldn’t have been able to do it alone!

So I say it again.  Thanks Boys for all your hard work!

Monday, April 9, 2012

April Mantel

Happy Easter everyone!

We had a wonderful, productive, and fun filled weekend.

Check out my new April mantel.
 Remember these…
I gave them one coat of acrylic paint with a foam brush to give them a rustic look.

I feel like the whole arrangement is missing something.

Maybe it needs more flowers?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cousins Frame

I wanted to share one of the two frames I made for my sister-in-law’s shower gift.

I’m so excited to be sharing this experience with her and I love that our kids will grow up together.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

First Shower

This weekend, my mother-in-law threw me and my sister-in-law a joint baby shower.  It was such a wonderful shower; I had to share some of it with you.

I loved the onsies, bibs, and socks that were strung above the gift table.
And these cupcakes were super cute
Not to mention, delicious!
Everyone was so generous.   I am so blessed.
Now we just need some shelves to put everything in!

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