Monday, January 30, 2012

Elle+Ollie Handmades

Be sure to scroll down to the previous post to see if you are one of three winners of the monthly stickers.

My friend, Kari Beth, has opened an etsy shop with the cutest baby/toddler clothing!  Look at this cute onesie dress she made Reagan.


I love it!  It is even named the Reagan Onesie Dress.  :)  Like this dress, a lot of her dresses are made with Amy Butler fabrics.


She also made this tractor shirt for Westin.  He loves pointing out every tractor we see so he is going to love wearing this shirt!


She has a great eye for fabric combos and design.  She is helping me (which means basically she is doing everything!) make Westin's big brother and birthday shirt.  If you are looking for fun and adorable baby clothing, be sure to check out her shop, HERE.  Tell her I said "hi."  ;)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Three Winners!

The three winners of the
Watch Me Grow stickers are:

#10-  Amber

#9-  Taylor


Congratulations!  Please email me at row35401 at yahoo.com so I can pass your info on so you can get your stickers.

Also, remember if you order a set now, use the code "babies" for 10% off!  Click HERE to go to the shop.
Thank you Fern and Fran!



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Watch Me Grown Sticker Set Giveaway

The sweet twins of Twice As Nice Lettering have opened a NEW etsy shop called Watch Me Grow and are offering to give away three sets of stickers!  They have sooo many cute options to choose from!



Look at these cute ties for little boys!

I think I will probably pick out these elephant ones.  So cute!

These are a great gender neutral set if you are giving a gift or waiting to find out what you are having on the big day.


Like I said, so many options and there are a ton more in their shop


There are four ways to be entered to win one of three sets.  The first one is mandatory.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Please remember to leave your email address if you don't have a blog!  Three winners will be randomly picked this weekend (probably sometime Sunday.)

1.  Mandatory-Go visit the new shop HERE and let me know what stickers you would choose. 

2.  Mention this giveaway on facebook. 

3. Tweet about this giveaway.

4.  Blog about this giveaway. 


Don't want to wait for the giveaway?  They are offering a 10% off discount in honor of their Grand Opening.  Enter "babies" at checkout for the discount!
Good luck!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Decorations

I had fun decorating for Valentine's Day this year because I don't think I have decorated the past couple of years.  Even though Westin probably doesn't notice yet, I still decorated for him. :)  The only new things I used were the two printables I showed you in a previous post. 

On the living room shelf there is a Valentine print and Westin's V-day card from last year. 


In the kitchen I hung the Be Mine hanger over the laundry room and framed another print from pinterest.  The candy jar is filled with my favorite....heart Gobstoppers!



By the sink is a silver tray with a framed quote, bird salt and pepper shakers and a Larkspur Lane figurine.


In the hall bath I stuck two heart picks from Hobby Lobby in the greenery and printed out another printable that I have had downloaded on my computer for several years.  So unfortunately, I do not have the source since that was pre-pinterest days.



I am sad to say that this little guy is sick again.  Although, I guess we have had a good run (minus the stomach bug) since the last time we went to the Dr. was in April.  He has a cold, eye infection and a ruptured ear drum.  I feel terrible about his ear drum because we didn't even know he had an ear infection.  :(  He must have a high pain tolerance because he has not been fussy one bit.  The only reason I took him to the Dr. was because he has had trouble sleeping this weekend because he can't really breathe because of his cold.  I'm so glad I took him!  Poor baby is now on an antibiotic, ear drops and eye drops.  Thankfully he isn't cranky but it is sad to see him moping around and just not feeling good.  I pray that he gets over this quickly and that we are sickness-free around here for a long time. 

There will be another fun giveaway this week too!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winner!


# 87


Congratulations!  Email me your address at row35401 at yahoo dot com and I will forward it on to Carolyn.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  And thanks again, Carolyn!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Tea and Linen Giveaway


Carolyn of Sweet Tea and Linen has graciously offered to giveaway one of her True Love burlap pillows, just in time for Valentine's Day!  This pillow is 12x16 and comes with the pillow form and embroidered wedding date (or date of your choice.)  This would make a perfect wedding gift or anniversary present too!

To enter, go visit her etsy shop HERE and let me know what your favorite item is.  Be sure to leave your email address if you do not have a blog.  Random.org will pick a winner Monday evening so the winner will get their pillow in plenty of time for Valentine's Day.  Good luck and thank you, Carolyn!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pinterest Projects

What did we do before Pinterest?  I guess whatever we did before cell phones.  Ha!  I've printed a few things off lately that I thought I would share with you.

First, I was so happy when I saw that these ABC scripture cards were free!  These are simple Bible verses your toddler can memorize.  I'm so excited to get Westin started on these.  He remembers and repeats every little thing I say so I know he will be able to do these. 

It suggests you laminate them but I don't have a laminating machine.  I just printed them off at home but if you want to save your color ink, put the files on a jump drive and take it to Office Depot and they can print it on card stock in color for less than .70 cents a page.  There are four verses per page so it will be less than $5 to print them all.  I print stuff at Office Depot all the time!  You can find these ABC cards HERE.


I also printed out this calendar of prayers you can pray for your children.  I have it on our fridge so I see it several times a day.  You can find it HERE.  I printed this at Sam's Club because I wanted it to be 8x10 and in a durable photo finish.

***It looks like the link to the calendar is not working now.  However, someone posted a link to a similar calendar in the comments.  Sorry about that!


I got a jump start on my Valentine's decor (I'll post pics soon) and printed off two prints at Sam's Club.  To print at Sam's or Walgreens (or wherever you print pics) then just save the image to your computer and go to Sam's website and follow the directions under the photo tab to send it to them online.  Once you do it once, it is very easy. 

HERE is the link for the one below.  I printed it in an 8x10. 


The one below is 16x20 and HERE is the link.

I was looking for a print to put in this frame for Reagan's nursery and found THIS one.  It was already the perfect colors so I just printed it on card stock at home.


I stapled a piece of twine on the back and clipped the print up with a tiny clothes pin (I bought a whole bag of them in the scrapbook section at Hob Lob.)  The frame was an old gold one my mom had and we painted it white and took out the glass and picture.

In non-pinterest news, Westin got his first stomach bug yesterday.  :( Thankfully it lasted less than 12 hours.  He did throw up seven times though, and that is the most pitiful thing ever to watch.  I basically watched him like a hawk all day so I knew when he was about to throw up.  We had very little mess because I was able to catch everything with a beach towel.  Haha!  By the end of the day he knew to throw up in the beach towel.  He got sick for the last time at 9:45 last night so thankfully he slept good the rest of the night. He was a good sport about it though, after every time he was sick he would say, "it's oh-tay." :)


He woke up at 6am saying, "eat eat eat".  I took that as a good sign and he has been fine today.  Thank you Lord!  It is so sad to watch your baby when they are sick.

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Guest Room

This room was what I called our "small guestroom."  It had a double bed and a huge antique green cabinet in it.  We moved the green cabinet to Jason and Katie's house and moved the queen sized guest bed in here.  This room is so small that it is pretty much all bed now. 


Even though it is small and the bed takes up the whole room, I like being in here.  It is light, bright and clutter free.  Right now it is the one room in our house that doesn't need cleaning out.  :)


The bedside table on the right is Cody's grandmother's old sewing table.  I'm storing some of my sewing notions in it in hopes that I start sewing more.  :)

Now that we have all our rooms moved, I can focus on cleaning out closets, drawers, cabinets and everything else.  My "before baby comes to-do list" is a mile long.  Three more months!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Westin's New Room

Westin loves his new room!  He has so much more space and I find him playing in there all the time.  I wanted to move him as soon as possible so he would have plenty of time to adjust before Reagan gets here.  I should not have worried because he hasn't missed a beat.  There has been no change in his sleeping since he moved rooms and I am so grateful!  It took him a couple of weeks to run to his new room when I said, "let's go to Westin's room."  He would always run to his old room and stop in his tracks when he saw that his stuff was gone.  Ha!  Now he runs to his new room and yells, "WOW!" and jumps around like he can't get over the space.  :)

My plan was to move everything and put it in his new room just like it was in his old room.  I could be wrong but I think this helped him not care that we moved him.  Walking into his room is his coat rack. 


His crib wall looks pretty much the same except this ladder shelf wasn't in his old room.  It is from our guest room.  Right now it is just filled with stuffed animals to kind of hide the fact that it is a ladder so he won't get any crazy ideas to climb it.  :)


His toy area is the same, just loaded up with lots of Christmas goodies.



His rocker and reading area is pretty much the same too.


Personally, I like all the space his closet has. 


As I was taking pictures, Westin was having fun behind the scenes making a mess.


Then he tried to ride out of his room, Evil Kenevil style.


Next I'll show you where we moved the guestroom that used to be in here.  I'm so glad all this moving is behind us!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nursery Progress

Happy New Year!!  I actually didn't even know it was New Year's Eve on Saturday until Cody said something about it that night.  Haha!  I was thinking NYE was on Sunday for some reason.  I did make it until 10pm though!  :) 
I've been tinkering in the nursery and trying to cross some things off the endless list.  I saw these mobiles on etsy so I bought the kit from THIS site and made one.  This was definitely not the most fun thing to make but it was exactly the look I was wanting.  The jury is still out on if it is too long.  Cody likes it like it is but I'm still thinking..... 


Across from the crib is the antique chest of drawers we found at a flea market in Searcy.  I'm not sure if the lamp is staying.  I covered a "R" in pink yarn and put fabric in a couple of embroidery hoops.  I glued the buttons on and stitched stems to reassemble flowers.  I had both of the fabrics and buttons on hand so these three pieces were well under $10.00.  That is my kind of project.  :)  If the lamp goes, then they will be getting a new arrangement.

My sister-in-law, Shara, picked up the cute toy box for me and I painted it a light pink last night.  I also found a small table at a flea market today to go by the glider (which we do not have yet.)  I need to paint the table too but I'm not sure if I want it white or pink. 

I'm most excited about the double stroller we got this past weekend!  It was a floor clearance and came with a free infant carrier and car base.  It is the Britax B-Ready double stroller.  I like how Westin will sit up high and how the baby will face me.  Westin could also face me if I wanted him to.  If you have this stroller, what are your thoughts?  But only good thoughts since it was floor clearance and not returnable!  Haha!  We took Westin to the neighborhood park in it and it was really easy for me to get it in and out of the car which was good.

I still haven't forgotten about posting pics of the new guest room and Westin's new room.  Every time I think about taking pictures he is napping.  :)  I will do that this week.