Sunday, April 26, 2015

Little Peanut's First Birthday




It was an eventful week, we had a lot of things going on in one week.  However, Little Peanut’s first birthday was a big moment. 


I found some cute green pants to go with the t-shirt I made at Buy Buy Baby.  I made a little caterpillar barrette for her hair with pom-poms and some felt and my hot glue gun.
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Then I made an adorable birthday card for her.  I stayed with the caterpillar theme for the cover


 and then the beautiful butterfly like the book for the inside. 


 I just used my circle and heart punches to create the card.  My husband did not have any interest in helping put together the words.   So I went to my friends at work and I thought it turned out perfect.  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Little Peanut is turning One!


This month my little granddaughter is turning one.  Her mommy and daddy have decided the theme of her birthday party will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I am so excited that is one of my favorite books.  Well to be honest I love all books.  Anyways I was found on Pinterest the perfect little gift for her.  She wears a lot of t-shirts so I made this cute little shirt.  It was so easy to make.  I found blank t-shirts at Target and the buttons I found in a button jar at home.  I just made the antennae with black thread.


I also picked up a cute video for her.  I found it on Amazon for under $6.  I know she is not ready for it now but she will enjoy it for the next few years.  It is super cute.  




Thursday, April 2, 2015

Closet Update


I am slowly working on my closet room.  Between learning about my new diet and school work I have been so busy.  


We painted the room with Sherwin Williams, Collanade Gray.  
I purchase my blue rug from Pottery Barn Kids and the white curtains at Target.   
The curtains are similar to the ones I liked at PBK but a whole lot cheaper.  
I did not need them to black out the light because no one will be sleeping in this room.  

My goal in this closet room is find one place to store my clothes without spending a lot of money.  The first thing I did was move my storage shelf into the room and our laundry shelf.  We are excited to have a space for our laundry shelf that is not in our guest room.  
The next thing I wanted to do was move my jewelry in.   This wall is the first thing you see when you walk in the room it needs to look nice.  So I did a lot of searching on Pinterest and I saw something similar to this.  There were lots of dressing tables for makeup and such, however I will not use the area for that.  I will only store my jewelry there.  After much thought and consideration I decided to move my desk in there for my jewelry and I found some picture frames from around the house to hang up.  I added clear hooks from 3M.  I am not finished with the area yet and I will post some close ups when I do.  

 So far I am very excited about the closet room.  I have two more walls to work out.  I have in my mind what I want now I need to figure out how to make that work.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Closet Check In


This is my original checklist for my closet room.  It has taken us a long time to do a little bit of work.  Mainly because I have been sick lately and we have not worked on the room much.  However we are hoping to take some big steps this week.  First we need to paint the room.  We bought the paint now we just need to find a few hours to paint.  Today I ordered the carpet. 



So now I am getting exciting……I can see the end of the project soon. 

One of the big decisions I need to make is how am I going to organized my scarves.  Do I want to have them in a drawer, on a shelf or hanging on hooks???  I am not sure yet what will be best for me.  

Here are some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest:

I like the little square shelves.  Each scarf could have it's own space.  The scarves would be folded up neatly and put away.
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What I like about this next option is that I would be able to put things on top of the shelves, display some photos that I enjoy.  I would be able to just hang up the scarves and not worry about folding them.  
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This idea would play into my keep things simple and neat mantra right now.  I like the idea that the scarves would be in a drawer and I would be able to close the drawer and nobody would see how many I have.  
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I have a little time to think about it.  



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happiness is


This week I was reading Good Housekeeping and I saw a link for these adorable hair clips.  
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These are so cute.  I had to order these for my little grand baby.  She doesn't have much hair yet, but I know she will some day.  I think my own daughter was at least two maybe even three before I could put real bows in her hair.  I think I will save them for her birthday.