DIY: Baby Shower!

Two weeks ago I had the honor of co-hosting a baby shower for one of my best friends, Kelsey.
For decorations, I got my inspiration from none other than the fabulous website Pinterest! I was inspired by this cute, yet literal interpretation, of a “baby shower,” and this simple backdrop for the mom-to-be. I think both turned out well…

Kelsey at Baby Shower Kelsey at Baby Shower Baby Shower Decorations

I got the DIY instructions for the tissue paper pom poms here. Those instructions include various sizes of pom poms and even flower-shaped ones, too!

Congratulations to beautiful mommy-to-be, Kelsey!

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DIY: Father’s Day Cards

For this Father’s Day, I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest. Being my husband’s first Father’s Day, I wanted to celebrate by creating a special card for him from our son, Charles. So, last week my SIL MacKenzie  and MaMa Joan (my mother) helped me make these awesome Father’s Day cards for all the fathers in my life…
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MacKenzie’s son Silas even got in on the fun and made his footprint tractor card for his daddy, too!
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This project was super easy.
Here’s what I used:
green, yellow, & black acrylic paint
paint sponge brush
painter’s pad paper (to make the cards)
small paintbrush

First, I enlisted the help of my trusty SIL MacKenzie and MaMa Joan to help me swipe green paint on my son’s foot. Then, MacKenzie “stamped” his foot on each card using a rolling motion.  The rolling motion works best for fidgety infants (thanks for the help Mac & mom!)

After the footprint dried, I simply free-hand painted the tractor parts around the footprint according to the pin from Pinterest. It was a fun project and I can’t wait to do it again using another idea from Pinterest!

Side note: My grandfather on my dad’s side actually didn’t see the footprint in the tractor painting at first. Grandma had to point it out to him!

Finished Pinterest Project: Curtain Rod Hanging Frames

I’ve been dragging my feet on this project for some time. Well, this morning I FINALLY finished it.

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This is a curtain rod hanging frame project I was inspired to do after I saw it here and pinned it to my Pinterest “For the Home” board. I bought the curtain rod and frames from Goodwill. My younger sister bought the table from Goodwill and gave it to me (thanks, Chas!). I spray painted the table a lovely shade of purple–it took a couple coats. The ribbon is from my fave DIY supply store, JoAnn’s. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the looped ribbon to the back of each frame. Then, I cut long piece of ribbon and tied it in a bow around the top of each hanging frame. Each picture is of my son with each set of his grandparents, GrandmaShell,  GranJan & PaPa Dunlevy, and Nammy & PaPa Seidel. I don’t post pictures of my son on social media, so this is a real treat for everyone who knows that!

I’ll be posting more completed projects to this blog in order to keep myself motivated when it comes to all those damn pins on Pinterest! (And to get my house cleaned up, it’s been messy since I became a mother, 6 1/2 months ago. Motherhood is hard work, but also rewarding.)