Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maternity Pictures???

Should I or should I not get maternity pictures? After talking with my friends they think it's a good idea. I'm on the fence though. What do you do with them after? Do you put them up? Who do you show them to:) I guess its really just to capture the moment and the experience, but I don't really know how I feel about them.
My friend Stephanie, is a fantastic photographer, so if I do I'm going to have her take the pics. Check out her photos www.preciousmomentsphotos.net.
John doesn't really want to do them with me... says hes gained too much weight while I've been preggers. HA!
Here are some I like. Im definitely not into the sexy naked pregnant photos:)

Any thoughts? Has anyone had a memorable story with a maternity shoot? Would love to hear.
All the best, 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thinking outside of the box

I saw this really cute idea I fell in love with for a wedding present (which was how it was used on the blog I found it) or maybe a wedding gift or maybe an anniversary gift... lots of options:)

Make or purchase a wine box, each person writes a love letter, purchase a wine that will mature over time, place everything inside the box and nail it shut!
If you and the significant other ever get into fight that makes you want to walk away from each other. Go to the box, drink the bottle of wine and read the love letters to each other. Problem Solved! Well at least for the night:)
Love It!~
Happy Monday
All the best,


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Weekend Project

So I have been very eager to get Ella's room together and done. However, it seems like I am twiddling my thumbs waiting on this or that. The bedding isn't here yet, Mother-in-law is making the curtains and providing the teacups for the chandelier, mom has the chandelier, John has to hang a mirror, I need to get a rug and the list could go on...
So feeling overwhelmed with the blank slate I keep being reminded of each time I walk into her room... I all of a sudden decided to paint a tree on the wall.
Husband was not on my side and was not as optimistic as I happened to be. He gave me the line, "If you mess it up you are fixing it."
Of course I was not worried with what he had to say, I was set on painting a tree that day!
The story has a happy ending, the tree came out great! Here is a look of where I started and how the tree turned out. I am pretty happy with the outcome and so is the hubs!

All the best,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I wanna make this

I have recently seen quite a few homemade baby mobiles and I think I just may be up to the task of creating one on my own, or for another mommy to be:)

I really like these little birds, add a little ribbon and you have a precious mobile. Easy right!
Here is a look at the little birds and even better Spool has provided a free pattern.

 Download the PDF pattern on the Spool blog.

All the best,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My summer song!

I just have to say my summer song is the Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg song California Girls. I love it, it's so catchy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

How does Obama feel about the oil spil... keep reading

Whoop there it it!

Check out the 1993 Whoop There it Is video with our president! OR is it, you decide?

Have a great weekend. I have a wedding to go to and Im going to try out my photography skills I recently learned at my lesson ( I will post, if they are good). Yay for Caleb and Ashley!!!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

and the Projects begin....

I am behind on the baby's room, mostly due to the fact that I changed fabrics for the bedding and wasn't going to be able to get the bedding until July (which is not the case now). However, I have upgraded a mirror and side table for the room that will look absolutely precious once everything comes together. Here is a sneak peek.

here's to decorating the baby's room!

All the best,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Oh the things you wil see...

Everyone dreads their trip to Wal-Mart (or at least most people I know). However, if you went with an ulterior motive to capture a photo of the best dressed or under dressed in the store it might end up being a fun trip.

Take a peek at the best of Wal-Mart


Have Fun, Happy Weekend!
All the best,


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Changing Fabrics

Okay so, the original person that was doing the baby bedding can not have it done until late July. This is pushing it for me, so I started looking around more on Etsy (Seller Heidi Rose Design.) I found a ton of shops that offered custom baby bedding at half the price I was getting it done for locally. The only thing was I had to change the fabrics (choose something they already had). So I have made a switch-a-roo. I really like the fabrics, so I am not at all disappointed. The only thing is that my original modern shabby chic is not really happening now-- Maybe I can incorporate in other ways.

Here are the new fabric choices:) I really like them!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Smoking Babies... Really!

The 2-year old smoking baby! Im sure you have seen this in the news, but it is awful! This kids does tricks, and smokes his ciggies like he's been doing it for 20 years. Honestly I just can not believe this!!! What are the parents thinking!