Monday, May 23, 2011


Jennifer's post today inspired me so much, I immediately stopped looking at my blog roll and got straight to making.  I am a wreath person but somehow I had managed to allow the Easter (gasp!) wreath to still be hanging on our front door. 

I wanted something red, white and blue without screaming RED, WHITE and BLUE.

From inspired to hanging on my front door all in the time it took the twins to take their nap AND with time left to enjoy some yogurt on the front porch before they woke up.


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Saturday, May 14, 2011

More Baby Love.

Diaper Cake #2!
Another sweet friend is also expecting a little girly next month!

Handmade personalized paci clip.
I wish I would have had the time to make these for the twins when they were little...these almost make me want to have another baby (don't worry husband, not really).

Again, all of the flowers and bows are handmade hairbows!

I hope she loves it!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

KCWC :: Day 1

So this week I am participating in the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.  The goal is to spend one hour per day for the week of May 9 - 15 sewing clothing for ones children and by the end of the week one should have a nice little pile suitable for the upcoming summer season. Simple enough, right?  Challenge accepted.  Today I whipped up two super comfy, super simple skirts for the little girly.  I must confess...this only took about 30 minutes...the other 30 minutes was spent laundering/ironing fabric for tomorrows project.

In addition to the challenge set forth by elsie marley for KCWC, I decided to up the ante and only use fabric from my stash.  This fabric above is from JoAnn's purchased a couple of years ago.
Since the girly loves Dora, I had to make a skirt out of this fabric from Wal-Mart (*gasp* - I really dislike Wal-Mart but it is the only place I can find that sells character fabric.).

Just for fun I simply left a rolled hem on the Dora skirt to make it a little more sporty and casual.  I have a feeling I know what the Little Miss is going to want to wear tomorrow...
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Spending time with my sweeties.

Fresh flowers on the table.
Scratch-made Hummingbird Swirls cupcakes.

And a gift certificate from here.
Life doesn't get any sweeter.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

What I Wore :: Weekend Edition

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

To work, in the office all day.

Jacket - Thrifted from local shop (The Velvet Owl - love it!)
Tank - Old Navy
Earrings - The Rose Tree
Bangles - Charlotte Russe
Pants - Macy's
Shoes - Sperry Top Siders, Marshalls
Watch - gift from my Dad :)
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Personalized Gifting

I love giving (and receiving *hint,hint*) personalized gifts.

Every little diva in training should have a personalized zebra sippy & snack cup, right?
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Monday, May 2, 2011

A little something for myself.

A non-baby, non-kid, good ol' fashioned simple & quick sewing project just for me.
I used some lightweight yellow gingham from my stash and this super simple summer scarf tutorial.
I love it.
So, what have you done for yourself lately?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekend Bliss

We finally got a break in all the rain we have been getting recently so we spent most of our day Saturday outdoors.
I've been reading a new ebook called The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer so I spent some of that outdoor time playing around with my SLR...learning features I never knew it had. Look for much more interesting photos around these parts soon!
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