Baby on the Way

Baby on the Way

*My sweet nephew a few weeks old Don’t get too excited, no we are not pregnant. Not yet anyway! I decided I would start documenting our story on my blog. This way I can keep my family and close friends up to date with our journey. Besides, it’s always a good thing to be able to look back and remember every detail of our baby’s story. Beware, this might get sappy and/or emotional! I’m sure I began our baby story on a previous post, but I’m gonna tell you again. It’s all a part of the journey. When we decided to try for a baby I thought it was going to be easy. I mean, it seemed like it for everyone else. I was so foolish to think it would be that way for us. I realize now, everyone is different and for reasons unknown. Nonetheless, we are who we are and our situations are as difficult as we allow them to be. So, it’s important to always be positive and try to remember all your blessings. After a year of no baby, I was reassured by doctors and friends that it was normal for these things to take time. So, we kept our chins up and pressed on. As more months went by with no change, I started researching ways to get my body prepared for having a baby. Like cutting out caffeine, taking folic acid and fun stuff like that. Let’s just say, the caffein thing didn’t last long. Still, things didn’t seem to change. I remember hearing friends and family announce their pregnancies, watch their bellies...
Wallpaper 101

Wallpaper 101

Wallpaper 101 This new year, it seems to be all about finishing projects on last years list. I am really good at making a to do list, but really bad at crossing them off! Am I the only one that feels that way?  One of the projects we had hanging over our heads: finally getting the wallpaper up on the dining room wall. For weeks it just sat in the closet, waiting for us to use it. I was so excited, but mostly nervous. I have heard horror stories….I was too afraid to waste it, wreck it, or do something terrible in the process. Yesterday, my husband and I finally buckled down and geared up for the task ahead.  Things I learned about wallpapering: 1. It’s super slimy 2. You are crazy if you think you can do it solo 3. It involves a lot of water (you might even get prune fingers) 4. If bubbling occurs, it will be enough to drive you mad 5. The paper rips easily 6. You need to be super precise in cutting, measuring and lining things up 7. It’s a good idea to have ALL the right equipment 8. Doesn’t matter how many times you flatten the edges, they still will lift slightly so don’t obsess 9. One wall is more than enough to wallpaper, unless you can afford to lose a lot of hair 10. Next time, hire someone else to do it. Wouldn’t that just make everything so much easier?   All in all, it was worth it. I love the paper we chose and our room has transformed completely....
Finally

Finally

Finally! Back in October I was on a hunt for the perfect chevron run. I looked at all kinds of stores and fell in love with several, like this one from West Elm! Unfortunately, I’m always looking for the best deal and knew I could do better. I finally came across a decent chevron rug at Urban Outfitters! Of course,  I found the link on Pinterest and it seemed to be the best deal for the size of rug I was looking for. I was in love with all the colors: the grey was wonderful and the blue so unique! I just needed a little bit more funk in my house. Don’t get me wrong, the grey was fabulously sleek and modern. The blue was calming and feminine (I may order this for our nursery in the future). The black and white, however, makes a statement…it’s spunky and confident! So, I put my order in and after almost 3 months of patiently waiting…yes, 3 months on backorder…..it came in the mail! I am in love love love with it. This is the perfect size for our living room, bedroom or even kitchen.  So there you have it, another fantastic piece for our home! I love getting little treats like this once in a while, it sure makes things come together little by little around here! ...
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Here you will find an array of fabulous and lovely things. from random thoughts, thrifty finds, crafty crafts, tasty recipes, DIY, flea markets to...
DIY

DIY

Nothing is more satisfying then being creative in your own way!
We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

WE ARE MOVING LOCATION!!!! I thought I would interrupt our wonderful Christmas theme just for today to tell you some important news!! In a couple weeks I will be launching my new website, which I hope you will continue to follow! Content, crafts, projects, recipes, pictures, people and a whole lot more will be the same, just a big facelift and more pretty things to look at and play with! It’s just in the middle of construction, but be prepared for a change…don’t worry, I will remind you a few more times between now and then!  So grateful for each and everyone one of my followers and hope you continue to stick around through this new and exciting change! ...
DIY!

DIY!

I decided to share this fun little DIY with you today! It has two parts to it, but it’s super straight forward and practically free. Yes, free!  Part one: You will need – an empty clean glass jar (it can be an old jam jar, any jar will do!) – cut out snowflakes (I bought Martha Stewart adhesive doily die-cuts) – water-resistant glue, sealer and finish (I use Collage Pauge in glossy)  Part two:  You will need -twigs (from your back yard or if you really want you can buy them from a craft store) – yarn (in any color, but I chose cream)  – hot glue gun Part one instructions: Make sure your jar is nice and clean so your snowflake will stick nicely to the glass. If you want to get super creative you can make your own cut out snowflakes. For easy instructions to cut out a five-point star snowflake, click here. I bought the Martha Stewart doily die-cuts a few months ago on sale, so I am dying to use them! Note: if you use these doilies they have a sticky back, but still use the water-resistant glue to ensure your snowflake sticks real good! Take your snowflake and rub the glue on the back until it is covered well. Place it on the jar wherever you please and rub a little more glue on the front until the snowflake is secure. Dip your finger in water and rub off access glue so you don’t end up with streaks. You can also use several jars and place tea-light candles in them! They make great shadows on...
DIY-Christmas Decorations

DIY-Christmas Decorations

I am super excited to show you this fabulous DIY project! As soon as I spotted it on Pinterest, I went straight to play! A few months ago I bought a bag full of retro yarn at a garage sale. I wasn’t too sure at the time why I was buying it, I just loved the colors and for 25 cents you can’t go wrong! Now, I can finally put it to some good use. This is a super inexpensive and easy project! It doesn’t take much time to complete, so you can accomplish lots in a short period of time!  What you will need: – a cereal box – yarn in fabulous colors – scissors – a hot glue gun – clear-drying craft glue Directions: can also be found at this blog Step 1: cut your box along all of the folds, so that you end up with two large flat pieces of cardboard and several smaller pieces. Keep the large pieces; stick the smaller ones back into your recycling bin. Step 2: imagine one corner of your box as a triangle. You want to make the triangle by cutting the corner off the box, *but* with a rounded edge. Use this template from Nestle family as a guide for the shape that you want. Don’t worry about being perfect here – it’s not even a little bit necessary!  Step 3: Roll the flat edges of your “triangle” together to make a cone. Secure them together with hot glue.       Step 4: Using craft glue, draw a ring of glue around the very bottom of your cone. Press a single strand of yarn onto the...
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