Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What Would You Do?

Why are paint colors SO hard?!

  Thank goodness for these Sure Swatches!  They might be the most fabulous things ever!

Now, let me know your thoughts! (*smile*)
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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Sweet and Simple Silhouette Inspired Baptism

On Sunday, Campbell was baptized at our church. 
(I apologize for the photo quality, but it is the only one I currently have available and it is from a camera phone. )

The ceremony took place after church and then we had family and friends back to our house for a luncheon.  

I have been on a silhouette kick lately and when I ran across this sweet image of a little boy praying, I knew it would be perfect to incorporate into the baptism.

I kept the decorations super simple.  Throughout the house I used silhouettes, doilies to bring in a vintage/lace feel, fresh flowers, and bibles verses.


We couldn't have asked for a better day!

Congratulations, sweet boy!  We love you!

Every good and perfect gift is from above.
James 1:17
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Office Basket Display

I've had these wire office baskets/paper holders forever. 

I have been wanting to put something in Warner's room to hold all his pictures and mementos that are currently cluttering on the mirror.

Using a simple clear thumbtack, I flipped the baskets over and hung them to the wall.

I them took mini clothespins to hang the pictures, tickets, papers, etc.

Easy, Easy!

Warner was so excited with the new addition to his room.  He can't wait to add to it!
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Friday, December 05, 2014

Pallet Projects for Christmas

Remember the table at Warner's Peter Pan party that was made from pallets? 

Well, those pallets have been sitting in the backyard since...
Dave hasn't been too excited about this.

So, I figured why not use some of them in my Christmas decorations.

I made a star

and a pallet tree.

Slowly, but surely, the pallets are dwindling down.
(Dave's happier.)
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

This year I decided to make my own wreath.  Why haven't I been doing this before?  This is so easy and so cheap!  I love doing things on the cheap! :)

Start off with an embroidery hoop.  You can use any size you want.  I happen to have a large one.

Fill the hoop with fabric of your choice and trim to fit.  This was left over fabric from Warner's birthday.

Then I took tree trimmings (tree stands love to get rid of them) and hot glued them around my hoop.  Yes, I said hot glued.

It's really that easy.  

The possibilities are endless.  Fill the middle or leave it plain.

I will never buy a premade wreath at the tree stand again.
(and neither should you! *smile*)
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Christmas Countdown

It's officially December 1st.  I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas with the boys. (Remember the sneak peek from last week?)  Mostly, for Warner.  He loves numbers and working with numbers.  This is going to give him the chance to practice some good skills, while having fun!

I saw this reindeer awhile back and pinned it.  I knew I wanted to make something similar, so it was my inspiration.

I found this adorable paper reindeer at Hobby Lobby and got to work.

I began with taping off and then painting stripes on the background.

After that was complete, I decided to leave the reindeer as it was, but spray the antlers with glue and dip them in gold glitter.

While this was drying, I decorated my hall chalkboard with some garland and globe lights.

For the countdown numbers, I used a pack of mailbox number stickers.  I simply cut them out and attached them to my chalkboard with clothespins.  This allows to easily change them out daily.

After the reindeer dried, I added it to the chalkboard with a command strip and the countdown was complete!

 I love the way this turned out and I can't wait to start counting down with my boys!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Card Out Takes

This year I decided to set up my own Christmas card backdrop in our backyard for Christmas cards.

I couldn't have been more excited with how it turned out.

Of course it doesn't hurt when you have cute subjects in front of the lens.

Ah.  Sweet boys.  Joy to the World!

I must tell you.  The cards arrived on Saturday and they are just perfect!  I can't wait to get them out!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Twas the Day before Thanksgiving...

...and I had to share a little something I've been working on for Christmas.

More on this later.

Now enjoy some turkey and time with your family!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Dining Room Re-Do

About 2 months ago I decided I wanted to paint the dining room...again.

My initial decision was to go with Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Someone at the store recommended I try Rainwashed as well, so I went home with both samples.

And this is how my dining room sat for weeks.

In the end I went with Rainwashed.  I love Sea Salt, but it had more of a green undertone on my walls and I wanted more of a blue with all the OTHER plans I have in store...HA HA HA!  If you only knew how I obsess over the paint colors I now want for the kitchen and living room area.  I think I have narrowed it now...that will be another post...probably MUCH LATER.

For now, I present to you the new dining room.  I think I would like a fun rug at some point, but we'll see.  I also can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!

And for the record, I painted this room entirely by myself!  I'm actually very proud.  3 coats of primer and 2 coats of color later, I did it!  Word to the wise...THINK before going red... :)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Campbell: 1st Haircut

It was finally time to get Campbell's haircut.  He made it 19 months, but it was out of control!  The wildness definitely fit his personality, but the mullet did not.

 Armed with a lollipop and some Mickey Mouse on Mommy's phone, we took the plunge and got it cut.

He actually did much better than I was expecting!

And in case you were wondering, the wildness didn't get cut off with the hair...

I couldn't help but reminisce on Warner's 1st haircut.  16 months old and also armed with a lollipop and some TV.

 You do what you've got to do!

I love these boys!

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