Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nursery to Toddler Room

I needed to make drapes in DD's room so that I could be in the laundry room without having the light wake her up.

We were at Wal-Mart and found a brown pinstripe fabric for $1/yard. Along with the price being unbeatable, I actually liked the fabric and thought I could make a cute valance to make it work in the room. I went to Hobby Lobby because their fabrics are adorable, cheap, and they all have coordinating fabrics. I fell in love with the flower fabric (on the ends) and the coordinating fabrics matched the brown pinstripe perfectly.

Since these colors don't match DD's room at all, we're going to have to repaint, which is fine with me because I never loved her room the way it was painted. (You can see to the very right of the picture the purple, green and blue polka dots) I'm going to paint over the polka dots in the colors that you see in the flower fabric.

I like this because the colors aren't so infantile. I'm sick of the pastels and baby feel of the room. DD's has grown out of that phase and I think that the colors in flower fabric suits her better. And when we have another baby, if it's a boy, he'll fit right in with these colors.

Kitchen Makeover

We've lived in our house for a year come Sunday and I decided that we've lived with the ugly, outdated kitchen cabinets long enough so I decided to do a little makeover. I'm half done with this project and pretty proud of myself.





I still have to finish the last set of cabinets, as you can see in the above picture. Then we're going to paint the walls tan and paint baseboards and trim white.
I'm so excited to be done!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bachelorette Party

One of my best friends from high school is getting married in a couple weeks so I offered to throw her a shower. As a general rule I hate showers with their stupid games and crappy food so I decided to do what my BFF did for my shower - go to Olive Garden. But with something as simple as going out to dinner, the little details have to be perfect to make it special for the bride. My BFF offered to help me so we spent the last couple days working on favors and decorations.

We went to hobby lobby with a few things in mind and ended up getting inspired by what we saw and changing our original plans. (That always happens to me, except when I go without a plan hoping to get inspired - then I draw a blank.) We decided to re-live high school, since that's when we were all the closest.

Mariah in high school was punky-pink. So we did everything in black and pink and tried to add in a little punk.

BFF made little purses out of pink paper with black polka dots to hold the favors which were funky colored nail polish (a Mariah fashion must) and candy flavored lip gloss along with a manicure set. She also made covers to hold CD's that I made of songs we listened to in high school.

I made this simple centerpiece (the bottom white & pink is Good & Plenty candy)
I made a veil (pink, of course) with a black headband that we made her wear and we got a bachelorette sash, just to embarrass her.

Being the shower only for friends (as opposed to one where her mother would be there) we were able to give her the dirty gifts

It went over really well. It was fun to leave the little one home with daddy and have fun with the girls. But I'm always happy to come home to my loving hubby and my beautiful girl.
Sammi, Mariah, Me, Marne'

Mariah, Me, Marne', BFF Kalli

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Garden Cake

DH's grandpa turned 80 last week. Grandma asked me and my sister-in-law to make a garden cake that had chickens and rabbits. This is what we came up with: All the decorations are handmade from fondant. This really was a fun cake to do. But I'm done doing cakes for a while.