Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A touch of color

I wanted to add a little more color to Jett's room, so I painted some animals on canvas and hung them on the wall in his room. They turned out okay, although the hippo kind of looks like an anteater...or a giant pumpkin. Whatever! I don't think Jett minds :) My mom and I made the pom-pom balls hanging above the changing table for my baby shower. I love the way they turned out. It was super easy, and Jett likes to look at them while I change his diaper. Who needs to buy an expensive mobile to put above the crib, when you can make your own??

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tissue Paper Wreath

So, I was feeling a little crafty today while Jett was sleeping. He's been sleeping really well during the night and naps [thank goodness}, so I thought I would start on some fun projects. I wanted to make a wreath, but I didn't really have the stuff to make one. Then I was inspired. I found some colorful tissue paper in my linen closet and began cutting out different sizes of circles. I wrapped burlap around my wreath form and began hot glueing the cirlces to the wreath. Then I finished off with a button or scrapbook embellishment. I kind of threw it all together and wasn't sure how it would turn out. I think I like it. I like the pop of turquoise with the tan and white. It was a fun project and super cheap!

J Crew Inspired Pin-- HA!

So I was surfing the many fun crafty blogs that I have saved under my favorites and I came across this cute J Crewesque Pin. That was it, I had to make myself one. Well, it didn't really turn out how the picture showed, but I spent a good chunk of my down time while Jett was sleeping {i totally should have been snoozin' too} to make it. After all that hard work, I have to wear it! I just found stuff lying around to make it... it might have turned out better if I had the same matchy fabric as the example I found. In the example I found, the flower was a lot bigger, and the fabrics were a lot softer. Oh well!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Baby's room

I finally finished Jett's room! It's about time...our caseworker came by yesterday for one of four home visits and it forced me to finish. I have been in a mad rush the last few days getting the hutch put together {pain} and the crib set up {bigger pain}. But I love the way it turned out! I just wish I could paint, the walls kind of disappear amidst all the other color in the room. In a couple of months, Jett will be moving in!

Pottery Barn hutch was a steal for only $50 at the DownEast Furniture Outlet tent sale in Salt Lake City!

I found this super cute hippo shower curtain on a clearance shelf at Target. Another steal for only $6.50. Isn't it so fun as a curtain?? I love that it brings more color into the room.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I {heart} mod podge

I was introduced to mod podge while in Utah for my craft boutique. I can't believe I've never used it before! I am totally hooked and I can't get enough of it. I made a couple of cute frames and I'm wondering what I can do next. Any fun ideas??

The stars aren't aligned exactly, but that's okay, I think it turned out cute!

I made this cute frame for Jetts room {pics of the nursery coming soon!}

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dining Chair Reupholster Project

I have been meaning to reupholster my dining chairs for the longest time. I found some super cute fabric at JoAnn's several months ago and I finally found some time while Jett was sleeping to get to it. I love the way they turned out, and I'm so happy I finally did it. Now that I have fresh bright fabric on my chairs, I don't know how I lived with the chairs before. I reupholstered them a couple of years ago and thought I loved the fabric, but looking back it was so blah. About a year ago I stained the table and painted the chairs antique white. I love it. I like a touch of country here and there {without all the frills that make the look of country look stuffy}! A few months ago someone spilled red soda on one of the chairs so they were totally filthy! I love my table now, and the fabric on the chairs goes so well with the colors in my kitchen/front room. Next project... painting the boring cappuccino end tables in the front room.

dining table before...

dining table after {so much brighter}

dining chair before...

dining chair after

I love the print, it's so bright and cheery

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Baby Jett!! All the hard work with the boutique paid off... big time! Five days after I returned home we got a call from our caseworker with the big news. He told us a birthmother had chosen us and to pack our bags because we were going to Utah! Holy crap!!! The next week was a whirlwind and we couldn't keep the days straight. We got to meet sweet Jett's wonderful birthmother and her family. It was an amazing experience and we are so blessed to have this little guy in our lives. He was born June 11.2010, weighed 6 lb. 5 oz., 19" long- BEAUTIFUL!! Our family is complete. We are so in love!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Utah Craft Boutique

Our Utah Craft Boutique has come and gone! Thank you everyone who donated their time and money to help make it a success {our future baby thanks you, also!}. I took a few pics. If you weren't able to attend and you see something you would like, please let me know! We had a lot left over, and I can also whip things up pretty darn fast :) If there is something you would like that you don't see, also let me know... between me and my extremely talented and crafty friends and family, I'm sure we can figure it out. Thanks again to family and friends for all your love and support. I am so blessed!!

yum yum yummies... really, I taste tested them!

Jay's cute cousins who are SO seriously talented in the baking department... jealous!

Cupcake wreaths that my BFF and I made. I wanted to keep them all!! And, the little things to the right that look like cupcakes, are actually cute washcloths rolled up in a coffee filter and topped with a strawberry. So cute!

The most devine cupcakes I have ever tasted, courtesy of Hailey! She is so super talented, and she also did my hair :)

Cake stand and little cupcake stands that my friend made, and frames and magnet board in the background. Such cute stuff!

Ginormous basket of Stampin Up product that good ol' Stampin' Up donated. I miss that place! Thanks again, Natalie :)

All the fun hair accessories that we made. They were a big seller! I think my nieces were my best customers :)

I couldn't resist... poor little Beckham!! He was the only one around that fit into the toddler tutu's. Isn't he adorable!

My sister and I with friends from the old neighborhood. It was so good to see them after so long!

Basket of handmade cards that my friend from Stampin Up made. They were so, so cute!!

My nieces and nephews had their own table on the corner- they sold soda, popcorn, and goodies. They attracted a lot of our business! What good little helpers.

My bestest friend, Aly, and my other bestest friend {and sister}, Tanya, after a long day in the sun. Love these girls!

Onesies and skirts table. We had some adorable onesies! My favorite was one that I sewed ruffles to the bum and then added a cute fabric rose to the front {I'm not saying it was my fave because I did it!}. It took me forever... but I loved it. And yes, it did sell!

Crocheted beanies, scarves, and headbands my friend made {she just had a baby like a month ago, and managed to crochet all these wonderful things-she's super mom}. Jay's amazing grandma made the beautiful doilies. Thanks g-ma! You can only see the top, but my sister made a large magnet board that says "Notes" in vinyl at the top and hangs from a beautiful black and white brocade ribbon. It was so pretty... if I hadn't flown there, I totally would have taken it home with me. I so want a large magnet board to post notes and pics. Maybe my sister will be so kind to make me one another day! {wink, wink}

Darling tutu's my friend Aly made. Seriously, I wanted to buy them all! There's nothing more adorable than a baby girl with their chubby little legs or a little toddler in a tutu.

Thanks everyone, it was a huge success!!