Archive for August, 2011

I Tamed the Dragon {part deux}

August 29th, 2011

Yes- Finally.  I am here to report on my beautiful new pelmet boxes.

Sorry for the delay.  This past week we had an Earthquake and Hurricane.  Yes- you read that correctly.  The earthquake that shook the majority of the east coast on Tuesday was located about 45 miles outside of the RVA.  And then Saturday, Hurricane Irene had a direct hit about 60 miles away in the opposite direction.  Luckily we sustained no damage with either of the events.  But the Neighbors weren’t so lucky with Irene…

No one was hurt, but the porch was ripped off the front of the house and a few windows were broken.  And if you can believe it, someone actually drove right into the tree today during broad daylight!!  The gentleman ran the stop sign and by the time he looked up, he didn’t have enough time to stop.  I asked my neighbor if he thought the guy was drunk.  I mean who misses the GIGANTIC tree that is blocking the road??

But back to my Pelmet Boxes!

They are Done!!

They took forever to finish because the living room windows were wider than the width of the fabric, forcing me to seam together the sides.  And since I was working with minimal fabric to start with, it was quite a process to get it all to match up seamlessly.

I took the easy route and instead of sewing it all together, I taped it!

So I first cut out each main section and the 2 sides.  Then I used my iron and no sew hem tape to seam the pieces together.

I think I did a pretty darn good job matching the 2 pieces.  Once I finished matching up the other sides, I then stapled the fabric and the batting to the foam boxes I made about 5 months ago! {embarrassing!}

And here is the finished product!

Can you tell where the seams are?

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Home Improvement, Living Room Makeover

so Pitiful!

August 22nd, 2011

I was hoping to have vannyB’s 9 month photo shoot today, but he is under the weather.

His 9 month well-appointment this morning turned into a sick appointment.  Poor Dude has been fighting a 103 fever all weekend.  Hopefully he is on the mend, but in the meantime we’ve been doing a lot of snuggling.

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Baby vB, Mr.vB

The Weekend {past and present}

August 13th, 2011

Has a week already passed? Geez.. I started this post last Sunday.  My apologies that it has taken a week to get to ya’ll..

So My mom and I were non stop last weekend!  It was crazy!!

Friday night we finished the pelmet boxes. {Hooray!}

Saturday Morning we hit the greenhouse and got some plants for my front planter. {about Time!}

We also went to the Farmer’s Market and got some fresh veggies & DONUTS!! {YUMMO!}

And then once baby vB was down for a nap and safely in the care of his father, mums and I snuck out.  We headed to Joanne’s Fabric, Hobby Lobby, Target, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods in search of a pattern for boys pants, coconut oil, and something to put in the lanterns on my mantle. Quite a combination right?

Well the pants are for vanny B and I hope they turn out something like this..

Photo courtesy of Grace over at grace happens

The coconut oil was so we could make these..

Photo Courtesy of Darby over at Fly Through Our Window

And the something to put in my lanterns, turned out to be these..

I think it was quite a successful trip.  But just an FYI, if you try to make your own peanut butter crispies, cut the peanut butter amount in half. {1 cup vs the 2 they called for} Both my mums and I thought it was WAY too peanut buttery!

So now on to this weekend…

Mr. vB and I have to do some yardwork and some baby proofing.  You know, more baby gates and latches on the cabinets with the cleaning products.  Real Fun Stuff.  But anything to help keep this cute-patoot safe!

Happy Weekend!

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Home Improvement, Mrs.vB

Davey’s Navy

August 4th, 2011

van took his first boat ride this past weekend on his Grandpa’s boat..

This picture sums it up!

He fell asleep 5 minutes in and slept the entire cruise which was almost 1.25 hours!  Crashing waves, wakes and all!

I couldn’t believe it!

On another note, my mums is coming to town this weekend.  I’ve got a long list of things for us to work on including but not limited to:  working on the artwork for my bedroom makeover, finding something fun to hang on the front door, taking van on some adventures, a little sewing, a little gardening, and maybe some shopping?

{Man, we might need more than 2 days!}

I’m very much looking forward to it and should have some good blogging material come Monday!

PS.  Did anyone catch my new bathing suit in the photo above?  I took the plunge and am pretty pleased!

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Baby vB