Archive for December, 2010

One Month Old!

December 19th, 2010

Our boy turned a month yesterday! Hooray, we made it!

Mr. vB and I are definitely getting the hang of things, but just when I’m feeling confident about his habits {sleeping, eating, pooping} he goes and switches things up on us.

I’m also finding that the little things that I use to take for granted {showering, laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping} are now near impossible to accomplish.  Let alone doing any house projects like building and upholstering a foot stool to go along with my glider or putting the final coat of paint on the barn door in the nursery.  Oh-and yeah- this blog thing.  I have tons of cool things to show and tell- just no time/energy to write them all up!  But with Mr. vB’s help, I hope to have a big nursery reveal write up for you guys shortly.

In the meantime, I’m going to continue to love and squish all over this little guy.

The laundry, dishes, and groceries can wait!

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Baby vB

Shoe of the Month- December

December 13th, 2010

Now that my feet are slowly shrinking back to their normal size {sorry ladies- looks like I will be keeping all my shoes!}, I’m back on the Shoe of the Month train!

Look at these cuties that I found over at Payless…

Allegra Exotic Flat… $34.99

Christian Siriano for Payless

I’m thinking they could be super cute to wear with black tights for a holiday party, or with jeans for a casual afternoon.  Happy Shopping!

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Shoe of the Month Club

DIY Push Pins

December 4th, 2010

Hey ya’ll.. back with another easy DIY project.

Remember the post about my cool new Bulletin Board and how I was looking for the perfect push pins to adorn it?

Well I found this super easy tutorial online about how to make custom push pins. It said all I would need was a little fabric, some clear “stones”, tacks, and a hot glue gun.  {And in my case, a baby monitor to make sure Little Petunia was sleeping sound in his crib}

I didn’t want to be too matchy-matchy with my fabric, but I did have a swatch or two left over from the crib bedding, so I decided to use it.

I just used a stone to trace several circles and then cut them all out.

Then I put a dollop {very technical term I know} of hot glue on the back of each stone and then applied it directly to the fabric.

I learned to press each stone firmly against the fabric to push out any air bubbles.

Once the glue was set, which only took a minute or two, I applied another dollop of glue to the back side and then set a tack firmly into the glue.

That’s it!  A custom push pin!  I told you it was easy.

So far the only picture that adorns the bulletin board is of the amazing woman that helped Mr. vB and I during van’s birth. Her name is Sarah Paxton and if anyone is thinking about having a Natural Birth I HIGHLY recommend hiring her as your Doula!!  She holds an amazing and very special place in our hearts!!

And in van’s too!!

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Gettin Crafty!, Nursery

My New “DIY” Partner in Crime

December 1st, 2010

So my boy van is not even 2 weeks old yet, but he is already helping momma with some DIY projects.

{Here’s a photo of my little helper before we headed out to pick up our supplies.}

During one of van’s late night feedings, I was surfing the w{orld} w{ide} w{eb} and this awesome gold wreath over at Urban Grace Interiors caught my eye.  {mimicking is the sincerest form of flattery right?!}

So yesterday’s project was to make a new Christmas wreath for the front door and to paint my pumpkins green!

Off to Michael’s we went in search of a similar wreath and some gold spray paint.  Here’s what I found…

And then we, well my mums actually, spray painted it gold..

And viola… An awesome new gold wreath for our front door!

And don’t forget about my pumpkin Xmas Tree.  Remember it looked like this for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

And then with the help of a little green spray paint…

A very Merry Xmas Tree complete with a star on top!

Still need to do a few finishing touches on both, then I will show the whole shebang.

In the meantime I will leave you with another photo of my boy.  I figured you wouldn’t mind…

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Christmas, Gettin Crafty!