Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mommy To Be Ribbon and Daddy To Be Tie


My Mommy To Be and My Daddy to Be projects turned out super cute this week.  I am so excited I can hardly wait for the shower, thank goodness it is tomorrow.  

The Mommy to Be ribbon was a bit tricky to make.  First I glued scrap ribbon down on the metal button.  Then I made two bows and criss cross them and separated the ribbon so it went all the way around in a circle and then hot glued that to the button.  I found the duck at Target in the ribbon section and that was easy to glue down.  Finally I had some white stickers to spell out Mommy To Be.

The Daddy to Be tie was super easy as well.  First I drew out the outline of the tie.  Then I went back and drew the little stitch marks.  Next I put the Daddy to Be stickers on and drew the water. Then I laminated the tie.  Finally I glued down a duck to match the one I found at Target.  I punched a hole on each side of the tie and tied a ribbon to go around the daddy's neck. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Baby Shower Project

This is one of my first projects for the baby shower.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and I thought it was adorable.  So I had to make a set of my own.  The theme for the baby shower is Baby It's Cold Outside.  So these blocks will be perfect.  

They were so simple to make and FREE.  My mom gave the boxes.  They were from a Christmas box set.  
I covered them with brown paper bags from the grocery store.  Then I cut tiffany blue trim and taped them around.  
Next I cut snowflakes and letters out of white paper and taped them on.  

It was just that easy.  It did take me some time but is was simple to do.  I think they look adorable. 

That's one think off my list:
  • Front Door  --  wreath
  • Dining Room --  floral arrangement
  • Living Room --  large baby blocks/baby sock garland/BABY balloons/snowflakes and onesie cutouts/floral arrangements
  • Kitchen  --  Snowbaby diaper cake/Onesie cut outs and twine for clothes lines  Advice for Mommy/Floral Arrangement for island/Baby Diapers basket for Kitchen Window
  • Bathrooms  --  Towel Elephants
  • Family Room --  White Cloud Balloons and Snowflake Garland/banner for wall

Monday, January 9, 2017

13 Days Until the Baby Shower

This is the second baby shower we are putting together and it will most likely not be our last.  The photos in todays post are from our first shower three years ago.  

For our present shower our theme is Baby It's Cold Outside and Tiffany Blue is the Mommy's favorite color.  The baby's room is gray and tiffany blue and the furniture is brown.  

My team is my daughter and daughter-in-law and myself and we are in responsible for the invitations, decorations, and games.  

The mommy's mom is going to take care of the food and favors.     

The first thing we did was brainstorm a list of places we wanted to decorated and what we thought we needed:

  • Front Door  --  wreath
  • Dining Room --  floral arrangement
  • Living Room --  large baby blocks/baby sock garland/BABY balloons/snowflakes and onesie cutouts/floral arrangements
  • Kitchen  --  Snowbaby diaper cake/Onesie cut outs and twine for clothes lines  Advice for Mommy/Floral Arrangement for island/Baby Diapers basket for Kitchen Window
  • Bathrooms  --  Towel Elephants
  • Family Room --  White Cloud Balloons and Snowflake Garland/banner for wall
Games and Other Ideas:
  • Bingo Cards/Purse Game/Price is Right/Guess the Date
  • Ribbon for Mommy to Be/Tie For Daddy to Be
  • Book Box 
  • Daddy Tool Box
  • Our Gift
  • Gifts for the Games





Friday, January 6, 2017

It's Only January 6

HELP!  After spending 2016 reading how to slow down, take things as they come, do one thing at a time, relax and make time for yourself AND MOST IMPORTANTLY my New Year's goal of trying to exercise NO MATTER WHAT. I feel like my life is exploding.  Forget watching TV, checking Facebook or Instagram, I have so much to do I barely have time to get up and walk to the kitchen to cook.  
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Here is what my brain feels like right now....my mind is racing in a thousand directions.  

My craft room will give you an idea of what I am dealing with.  Here are some unedited pictures of my office and this is after I cleaned up for 20 minutes.

I have projects everywhere.  I have five projects for work lined up on my desk. Some of these are for me some are for others, you know good deeds. 


This is what my scrapbook counter looks like....and I haven't scrapbooked in months.


My project bins are bursting with projects and I have stuff on top that needs to be put away.  


Oh! Yes!  The mess continues to my other counter more things that need to be put away and two more projects to complete and the new laminator I just had to have but have not used yet!


It is so hard for me to focus when everything is a mess and clutter is everywhere.  


Hopefully this weekend I will decide if I am using these boxes or not.  They have been laying here for weeks.  


And believe it or not I came home from school yesterday with three more things to do.  

Now for the best part of the post.....Here is my big project that I am working on.  It does not even fit in my craft room.  I am working on decorations for a BABY SHOWER in two weeks.  All of that is in my dining room.  Which I just cleaned all the Christmas stuff out so I could put the baby stuff in.  


See those tan pants hanging on the chair...my son wants me to iron them for him for work.  

How am I suppose to prioritize and get things down?
  Yesterday I read Leo Babauta's  Filter Out the Noise post. My take away from it was BREATHE and focus on what is the most meaningful priority to your life right now.  BREATHE AGAIN and slowly work at it...the other things will fall into place.  

So you may notice my posts may be a little BABY SHOWER orientated that next couple weeks and that is because that is what is most important to me right now.  

I can handle Baby Shower decorations with my main priority of exercising.  If I don't do my other weekly organizing projects right now I will catch up somewhere along the long.  
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Goals for 2017


It's weird how things change throughout the year.  If I wrote these goals back in August they would be some what different than now.  

The past two months have been absolutely crazy and I am slowly learning the importance of craving out some time for me and my priorities.  What is REALLY important and what is just a hobby or a little part-time job.  

So with that in mind I have shifted my thinking for 2017 my Mission Statement and priorities remain the same however I hope to focus in on a couple of things:

1.  MY HEALTH....I say this every year and it still remains a problems.  When it comes right down to it I put every things and everyone before what is good for me. So I have three simple priorities for the year regarding my health.  
  1.  Develop and stick to AM/PM Daily Routines regardless of what other people are doing.  Carve out the time for me and make it work no matter what.
  2.  Start limiting the amount of sugar I eat. 
2.  Simplify and Declutter My House, mainly the basement, my book collection and focus on the scrapbooks. 

3.  Cut back on Electronics in your life. Limit the amount of time you spend reading/daydreaming/following different links on the web. Focus on your daily tasks and don't worry about other stuff.  

4.  Fruity Lemonade is a lifestyle blog.  I mainly write to share my ideas with anyone who stumbles upon it.  I would like to increase the readership with better posts, however at this time I am not willing to increase my presence on twitter, facebook and other outlets.  My goal is to write two to three times a week, however it is not a priority over my health.  I would like to write a mini ebook however I am not sure of my focus yet...organizing????