Tuesday, July 27, 2010

sandy toes and popsicles headband giveaway!

Hey guys!
One of my favorite blogs to find fun things to do with my kids asked me to do a giveaway!
She's giving away 2 custom headbands--
Go check out her awesome site to get the skinny!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mustache Shower

I just posted the pictures from the mustache shower i made the afore-mentioned banner for.
Here's a sneaky-peek, but if you want all the details, go visit my other blog!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

oh boy banner

a friend and I threw a mustache baby shower for 3 of our friends that are having boys! (hence the mustaches and the "oh boy") it was so fun, and I'll post more pictures of that later...but I had to post the banner that I made! I thought it turned out soo cute. My friend Rachelle let me use her 12: cricut to do it, and it was soooo fun!

eat cake banner

I found this banner from some scrapbook store... I HAD to make it instead of a banner that said 'happy birthday'. So, my friend Rachelle came down from LA for a day to project.
I did add a couple small buttons for embellishment after this picture was taken, but here are our finished banners! Soo fun! I can't wait to hang mine up for Max's birthday week!

thanks for a fun day, Rachelle!

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Rooster Chest

I got this cute little rooster chest thingy from a friend that I knew when I was at BYU. It was in her parents garage, and they were going to throw it away...at the time, I really liked the old country/barn look, so I thought it was so cute, and I've carted it from BYU, to AZ (5 moves) to CA (2 moves) crazy. Anyways, it really hasn't gone with any of my stuff...especially the maroon color, so I finally decided to change it up. (why was I waiting? who knows). Jeff has adoringly called it 'the cock' and it's been a neat little place to store stuff. Just not so much my cup o' tea anymore.
And using all that free paint that I got from glidden, of course all the in the same "true turquoise" color, I did this back in February, shortly after I painted Ivy's dresser the same color. I put it up, and a got several compliments on it when people came over, but it actually made me want to puke. I didn't enjoy the black in it. bleh! I actually didn't post about it back then because I just wasn't satisfied with it yet.
So, I thought I'd try to cover up the black with the same color...
and here she stands today. I forgot the little turny thing that you open it with...and I'm not so certain that I still like the black and white damask in it, I'll probably change it when I find something perfect, but for now , it's waaaay better than it was previously, times 2!
sigh, turquoise!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

You're Expected Sign

Every time I go to my friend's house for a baby shower, or a birthday party or a Halloween party, she'd have a hand-written note on the door that said: "please come in, you are expected." I've always thought it was an awesome way to let people know that they don't have to knock, and to just come on in. She's so classy (actually two of my friends do this, but they're sister-in-laws, and they're both classy!)
Anyways, so I totally copied them a few years ago for when I had Bunko at my house, or a presidency meeting, or a group of girls coming over for project night, or whatever! Back then I just made one with scrapbook paper and I just taped it up on the door every time.
But, the very friend that I stole the idea from came to visit me this week, and I thought it would be a perfect little project for us to do together, so I ordered some vinyl, and we made a more substantial version of what she always does. Here is our finished project! I was so excited to hang it on my door today for my presidency meeting!

I bought some 50 cent wood from Home Depot and had them cut it at 6" x 9"
we sanded the front down and painted it black.
After the paint dried, we cut a piece of paper to fit (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"), mod podged that on.
The we arranged our vinyl...you all know how to do that.
I sanded the dickens out of the edges, sealed it with a clear top coat, tied my token Zebra ribbon around it in a knot.
Lastly, I made a large loop with the zebra ribbon and staple-gunned it to the back a few times. All done! Do you love it?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Baby Bands are Available!

I'm so excited to have these sweet little baby headbands ready to go! I'll be taking them around to stores next week, but thought I'd give my followers a heads-up first. If you're interested, let me know! So fun, right, especially on this darling baby!
How lucky am I to have a friend with the cutest little baby girl, who also happens to be an amazing photographer?!? I got an awesome model and an awesome photo shoot all at once! Thanks Michelle for being willing to help me! Check out Michelle's website for more information on her photography!