Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Children's Numbered Table

As you all may know from some of my previous posts, two things I adore are Pinterest and my Silhouette SD.  I found the perfect table on Pinterest to use as a table for Kaydence.
I love how it is small enough for her to use, but still fits in with the style of my decor.  My mother-in-law bought me an adorable table and chair set at a yard sale a while back, but the finish on it made it hard to clean.  I decided to use this table for my project since it is out in the living room.  Here it is before:

And here it is after:
 I used my Silhouette SD to cut the number stencils out so that I was able to make different fonts and sizes. I would have liked to do the wood stain on the top but once I sanded it down, I realized it was particle board.  I painted the top the same color as my kitchen walls so it matches nicely.  All in all, a great and pretty easy project!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Spots in Our Home

The other day I was inspired by fellow blogger Rachel Denbow to look around my home and find the spots that make me happy.  I have done a lot to it lately, so much of it makes me smile because it feel fresh.

1.) my cookbook collection.  i love the colors that they bring to my kitchen.  2.) my doily family banner.  this hangs over my mantle and reminds me of what's important.  3.) my little sheet music shelf.  With my husband and I both being musicians, I like the way this adds a little personal touch to the room (love all my little nick-nacks too) 4.) kaydence's favorite toy right now.  Mr. Potato Head cannot ever be put away.  At least she gets all of the pieces back in the box when she's done :)

I would love for you to continue this post on your blog and link it back in the comments below.  Can't wait to see what makes you happy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In Love with Vintage Pyrex

There is something about vintage pyrex dishes that make me smile. The bright designs and cute shapes make cooking and baking that much more fun. Lately I have been on the hunt at local thrift stores and yard sales for these fun little pieces. Here are some amazing photos from Pinterest of different collections of vintage pyrex.

 Such refreshing colors for your kitchen! I love it all!  What is your latest obsession?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beach Day

I've never really been a beach girl. I'm not sure why. I have lived 1 hour from the beach my whole life and have probably only been a handful of times. With that said, this has all changed since having my baby girl. My husband, Kaydence and myself went to Balboa last week with my parents and all I can say is that she LOVES the beach! She loves building sand castles, getting buried in the sand, the sound of the water and even the seaweed. Yep I said it seaweed. She brought me a huge strand of it and said "look mommy, a pretty flower!" I love that she can see the beauty in not so beautiful things.
 This was on the balcony of Newport Landing having lunch.

She loved running from the waves with her daddy!

We will definitely be making many more trips back to the beach this summer.  I have grown to love it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vintage Carnival Brial Shower

I love how you plan and plan and plan just to have a moment fly by so quickly then it's over! It did turn out exactly as I hoped for. My sister-in-law, Sara, is getting married on August 5th and I had the honor of throwing her bridal shower. We decided to do a vintage carnival style theme. Since it was a bridal shower, I still wanted to keep it as classy as possible. Here are some of the wonderful shots that Sara was able to get before it started. Enjoy!

A nice little welcome wreath on the front door let people know they were in the right place.
We had caramel corn and cotton candy on the entry way table as favors. 
 Okay, I know this cake is a little amateur, but it is my first tiered cake! :)  I did however think the bunting made it perfect.  I will be adding these buntings to my etsy shop soon!

 The snack display was by far my favorite!  I loved the cotton candy in the martini glasses. It felt so elegant yet so carnival...perfect!  The vintage popcorn and peanut bags were also an etsy find found HERE.

 Here are my fabric jar labels that served the mustard, ketchup and brown mustard. You can find them HERE.

I found these vintage carnival tags on etsy HERE.  They added such a nice touch to the water glasses.
I made red and white pennants to hang throughout the house and a banner with her name to add some personalization.

The ADORABLE ribbons and little top hat were made by our cousin Kalie! So cute!!

I think all in all the bride looks like a happy girl! 

EDIT: Check out my daughters Carnival themed First Birthday Party here!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fabric Typed Jar Labels- DIY

I had the honor of throwing my sister-in-law, Sara's bridal shower yesterday. We went with a vintage carnival theme and it could not have went more perfect. (pictures coming soon!)

We served good old carnival food: corn dogs, shoestring fries, popcorn, cotton candy and peanuts. For the corn dogs I really didn't want to have the ugly condiment bottles sitting out so I wanted to make cute jar labels that had a vintage feel to them. These labels were inspired by labels that I saw at Anthropologie. They aren't for sale there, just typical ADORABLE decor!
So fun right??!!  I love how you can put such a basic item in them and make it look cute!  All I did for these was type my desired words in courier new font size 14, and print them on college ruled paper.  Cut them in strips.  For the fabric, I used osnaburg and cut it out in strips a little larger than the paper.  Once it was cut, I pulled a few stings from each end to give it a frayed look.  Once it was all cut and ready I simply sewed a straight stitch along each edge and that's it! This probably didn't even need a tutorial, but they were so easy to make, I wanted to share :)

Super easy and super cute! If you would LOVE these but don't want to make can purchase them HEREI can picture these labels for your craft notions as well: buttons, brads, pins...I'm sure I'll be making more!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Family Rules

I would have never thought of displaying our family rules or honestly even having set family rules. Obviously we have the normal rules in our house but I have been seeing some really adorable ideas for some family rules signs. 

 I love love love all of these!  I may attempt to make the middle one.  I love the way it looks like an old wooden pallet!  So I guess I'll just add this to my list of things to do. :)

Are there any family rules that you have that aren't in any of these? I love the creativity of all of these rules.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ugh...It Hit Our House!

Yes, the dreaded stomach flu! My poor little girl had it on Monday and it decided to attach itself to me this morning. Hopefully it'll pass quickly and I can get back on here to blog about way more entertaining tings. I Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and stay safe!