Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What's been going on.

This will be a very random, all over the place kinda blog post. Oh, and it looks long but it's just a lot of big pictures. :)

What's been going on in our house? Well, I'll tell ya.

I never posted about Kayla's birthday because right after it was Thanksgiving. For her birthday (and Kinsley's) I didn't have a party. We just celebrated it the whole weekend as a family.

We had grandparents over for presents.
She wanted to go to Chuck e cheese so we did.
We went to Texas Roadhouse for her birthday dinner and she rode on the saddle.
Then we went to Grandpa's and had ice cream cake and presents again.

It was a weekend all about her and what she wanted to do. No request was too big.

















I took her to her 6 year check up yesterday. She's 3 ft 10 in (60%) and 40.3 lbs (10%.) Skinny mini. We arrived at the doctors healthy, but woke up this morning sick. We all have colds. Hopefully they'll pass soon.

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Friday we decorated the tree and I decorated the rest of the house. My husband refused to put lights up outside this year. He learned in school that lights outside are the NUMBER ONE thing to start fires and burn your house down. (Why did I have to marry an electrician?? They are no fun this time of year.) I may have thrown a tantrum. Ok, I did. But then he let me go buy battery operated candles for the windows and wreaths. So it worked out for me in the end because I like to do any kind of shopping.










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Kinsley has learned a new trick. Put your arms up and jump up and down and mommy will pick you up. She does it all. day. long. Seriously. She also only has 2 more weeks in our room. My mom comes next Friday and after she leaves Kinsley's getting kicked out of our room by my husband and going into her (and Kyleigh's) room. Thank God Kyleigh is an amazing sleeper. She also has been determined to get just one Christmas ornament. No matter where I move it she tries to get it.


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I took some newborn pictures for my friend on Saturday. So, if you're a photographer you can just skip these next few images. :)





I still haven't gotten the background to look exactly how I would like on that last image but I'm so proud of myself. Look at that pose! And don't worry. It's two photos put together. The mama is holding the baby the whole time. See...


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I've been pinterest-ing it up.



That's the key to our first house together. :)

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Last but not least. Elf on a shelf has came to visit us for the first time. His name is Ralphie. I'm hoping he'll make the girls not fight as much and make them listen. At least for the month of December.


So, that's been our life the past week and a half. What have you been up to??

Oh, and one last thing. Does anyone want to come potty train my 2 year old in 2 weeks?? Please?? Anyone??

Friday, October 12, 2012

Engineer prints

I know this tutorial has been done a million times, a million different ways. But I'm going to do a tutorial anyway. :)

When I first saw this idea on pinterest I fell in love  I love pictures. And the bigger the better. But I also like to change my pictures in my house....a lot, as in I change every picture every season...at least once. So canvases are a little too expensive for me. So I set out to do an engineer print. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out and I wasn't sure of the quality but I was pleasantly surprised. I made my first one over the summer with a picture of my three girls. It hangs above our television  I love looking at it. So, when I switched the girls room and painted them I was left with a clean white slate. And no idea what to hang on the walls. I wanted something big over Kyleigh's bed but I have a serious fear of something falling onto a sleeping person at night. Then I took a picture of her that I fell in love with and knew just what to do: an engineer print.

Allllllll of that background just to give you the tutorial. haha.

What you need:

A black and white photo. 
(You can only do this in black and white so I suggest changing it before you upload it to staples.)
An engineer print: they come in 3 sizes. I did 24x36: $3.59 @ staples
White foam board from the dollar store: $1
Tape: already had
Hot glue gun: already had
Yarn/Twine/String: already had

Total: About $5

I uploaded my photo onto staples website and picked it up the next day. I got my white foam board and tape and was all ready to go.

I literally taped my picture around the foam board like a present. Nothing fancy, super easy.

Then I hot glued a piece of yarn on the back so that I could hang it on the wall. 

Ta-da. You are done. :) Now go hang it on the wall and smile everytime you look at it.


Look at that quality!! For $3.59!



Now to finally hang the rest of the stuff on her wall...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My sunshine.

When I painted the girls rooms and switched them, each room got a chalkboard wall. And even though you only needed to wait 3 days to draw on them, I didn't buy chalk for a whole week and a half. Yesterday we finally used those walls. I wrote little quotes on them. (don't mind my  handwriting. I found out that most people use chalkboard markers. So I need to go get some.)


I did wipe them off and re-write stuff. It comes off easy and they still look great. I love them. And I'm so glad I decided to do them. The girls love coloring on them already.


On Kayla's I wrote, "You are my sunshine." She asked what it said and when I told her she said, "I'm your sunshine mommy? Not Kyleigh?" She said it with a smile on her face and her voice was higher than normal. And even though all three are my sunshine I told her yes. "Yes Kayla. You are my sunshine." Because at that moment I  knew she needed to hear it. As the big sister she usually gets in trouble more. Talked to more. Told no more. And she needed to feel special at that moment, and for the rest of the night I knew that one little sentence meant so much to her.

So, it made me think and realize that I need to say these little things more often. These little things mean so much to them. And it only takes a second to say them. So this morning while Kayla is at school I wrote her a little message for her to see when she gets home. It only took a minute to write but I know it'll mean so much to her. It is the little things that matter most, isn't it?


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

week two.

My lack of posts are due to my computer crashing. I could go into more details, like how I almost cried because my pictures were all gone or so I thought...or how I had a mini panic attack because I couldn't blog or go on pinterest, unless I wanted to use mobile and I hate mobile. Or how I was having severe anxiety because I couldn't do a miscellany monday post. But none of that matters now because my amazing husband fixed my computer.

But in the middle of all my meltdowns and panic attacks I discovered something amazing. I am on pinterest. Yes, I have a pinterest account but that's not what I mean. Someone pinned my diy birthday banner on pinterest! I'm pretty excited. Speaking of pinterest, I have a few crafts that I'm going to be sharing next week. I love the way they turned out. But onto week two of project 365.


We went to the park with my sister-in-law and her kids.


This is Kyleigh's favorite thing to play with lately- legos.


Kinsley turned 2 months old.


Ok, so I cheated. I couldn't just pick one of these photos. I just love her smile.


Our nightly routine.


Napping on Mommy. This is usually my view if I look down.


I love her facial expressions.


I can't believe I've completed 2 weeks and am on my way to completing week three. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

DIY Owl Print.

This will be a quick post. If you read my last post, you saw how I am decorating Kayla's room. If you missed it, check it out here. Speaking of that post, I can't believe I posted pictures of my house THAT messy. But those pictures did inspire me to clean those two rooms. But back to my owl print.

I've seen really cute prints on etsy such as this one and this one. But I wanted something a little more "girly." If you know me, you know that there is not one single thing in my house that is boy-ish or manly, besides my husband. So, after looking online for some owl clip art, I came across this free printable. Click on the link and you can download it for free too!




It is valentine's day related so I didn't need all the stuff but that owl is perfect. So, I downloaded it and opened it up in photoshop and came up with this:


It's cute. It's simple. And most importantly, it was easy peasy. I can't wait to hang it up in her room. I also have a few other simple diy projects for her room and Kyleigh's. I can't wait to share them.

If you make one, please share! I'd love to see. Or if you have any other simple art projects, what are they?

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