Monday, December 19, 2011

I Spy Bags

I made the boys some I Spy Bags as stocking stuffers this year. These measure 6 X 6 and I used buttons that the boys picked out at Joanns as the filler items. I told them I was making them a special present and they seemed excited about it. I took pictures of the items and I'm going to print them and attach them to the bag.

David Walker Rocket fabric:

Jonah's picks:

Jake's picks:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reading Nook

Our little reading nook in the gameroom is coming along. Dan and I made some more flat wall book holders found here. After Dan assembled them last night, I couldn't wait to finish them so I was painting outside by lantern light. I'll be doing one more coat of paint today. I was too excited to wait for them to dry that I had Dan hang them late last night.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kitchen Curtain

For nine months I had a piece of Amy Butler fabric hanging over my kitchen sink just waiting for me to make it into a curtain. Today I finally did it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flat Wall Bookholder

I have been eyeing some bookholders at a certain store for awhile but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the going price for them. I found this tutorial Flat Wall Bookholder of the exact bookholder that I wanted and talked Dan into helping me build it. I'm so happy with how it turned out and the materials only cost us around $6 because we had nails and paint. We are making a few more for the reading nook in our gameroom.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

High Chair Redo

I finally refinished the wooden highchair that Dan bought me for Mother's Day a few years ago when I was pregnant with Jacob. I originally stained it. It was really yucky from stuck on food and I didn't do a great job staining it. I sanded, primed, painted and put a polyurethane on it. It looks so cheery in my yellow kitchen. I love it again.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Supper Club Food

As guests arrived we had them fill up their mason jars with rasperry lemonade and served them sweet potato fries hot from the oven. Once all arrived we dined on Spinach strawberry salad, pork tenderloin, cheesy grits, warm biscuits and jam and watermelon. Following dinner we played a few rounds of bingo and finished the night off with rich creamy banana pudding. Then we sent our guests home with a jar of strawberry freezer jam. It was a fun night.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Supper Club Setup

Getting ready for Supper Club at my home tomorrow. Our theme is Southern Comfort Food. Should be a good time. (Mom here's some pictures as you requested.)

Party Favor, strawberry freezer jam.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cowboy Cupcake Toppers

We're headed to Utah this week and celebrating Jonah's 1st birthday there. The theme has been based on these darling cowboy cupcake toppers that I found here. I just printed them and put them together. I can't wait to put them on the cupcakes. So fun.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prepping for Jonah's 1st Birthday Party

My mom and I are having fun prepping for Jonah's 1st birthday party. Today I made this fabric bunting banner. I used yellow biased tape and I had oilcloth from this project. I found a template here. Super Easy.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Letter Chairback

I attempted to make a chairback last Valentine's but it didn't fit on the chair when I was done. This year I tried again and I really like how it turned out. I was inspired by this tutorial. We have been having fun putting Valentines, love notes and candy in this for each other. I'll eventually make one for each of us. (I may pull these out for Christmas too.) Here's the first...

Chore Chart

I found a really cute magnetic chore chart on Etsy and wanted to make something similiar for my three year old. I found a magnetic board in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby and ordered chore chart rubber stamps off Ebay. My friend let me use her Cricket to print the vinyl lettering. I didn't really save any money but it gave me a project to do.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Second basket of produce

Here's the second basket of produce we got from Bountiful Basket food co-op. We are loving the variety of fruits and veggies we get.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

We joined a food co-op called Bountiful Baskets. Today was our first pick up and here's what we got for $16.50:

We are quite pleased and looking forward to using them again. Check out to see if they have one in your area. They told us most of our food came from local Texas growers.