Announcing Number 2’s Gender

December 1, 2014 0 comments
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That was our classy gender announcement, which we decided not to go with. If you think about how we announced getting knocked up and then how we revealed we were having #2, it just didn’t fit. I shared this with our Facebook friends only after the real announcement came out. Come back to see how […]

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From Zero to Twelve Months

March 3, 2014 3 comments
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Tomorrow, Kyler turns 17 months old, but I, as the “very on top of everything mom” that I am, just put together his first year collage yesterday. Every month, I put him in a 12-month sized onesie and put him in his crib. This is not an original idea. I think I Googled it somewhere… […]

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{DIY} Soft Baby Ninja Lovie Security Blanket

February 19, 2013 4 comments
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Whether you call it a security blanket, blankie, or lovie, they’re just cute. I think I made this more for me and the sake of making one than for the boy who currently, at 5 months, doesn’t quite appreciate it yet as one of his precious toys. Give it time though, I’m sure he’ll want […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 3

February 8, 2013 2 comments
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This is the final installment of a three-part crib skirt tutorial. It’s not that the project was difficult, requiring three whole parts, but I was lazy and didn’t want to write it all up for one day. If you want to do this and didn’t start from the beginning, check these out: 1) The short […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 2

February 5, 2013 3 comments
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So you’ve successfully made the two short sides and now you need to make the actual box pleated long side skirts for your crib. Recall that theses are the tools for entire project: fabric – I went with grey Riley Blake chevron (I had leftover after using some for this corkboard project) muslin liner – […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 1

February 4, 2013 10 comments
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I started this whole crib bedding thing with the assumption that it would be the one thing I WOULDN’T DIY. I kept playing around with looks on Carousel Designs since they were they only retailer offering grey chevron bedding at the time… …but my heart kept aching when I added up the costs. It’s expensive! […]

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{DIY} Toy Storage & Seating

January 9, 2013 5 comments
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For our toy storage bench that complimented the ninja window panels, we worked together to hack two Ikea Expedit shelves. I saw a variation of this online somewhere… no, not on Pinterest – I think it was google. The difference was it didn’t have legs… Tools: (2) Ikea Expedit 5×1 shelves (2) 1/2" or 3/4" […]

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{DIY} Week to Week Maternity Album

January 6, 2013 1 comment
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I am so excited about this project. What good blogger doesn’t like to have more documentation? I have always been a fan of custom published books, like the one I did for our wedding, so a first pregnancy almost begs for it. Throughout the pregnancy, I noted sensory stuff I was experiencing each week …what […]

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2012 Christmas Ornament & Card

December 9, 2012 0 comments
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Every year, either I, he, or we go out and pick a new Hallmark Ornament to adorn our fake Christmas tree. The goal is to find one that summarizes or epitomizes what happened in the past year. See last year’s. This year was easy. We welcomed Kyler to become a family of three. I hope […]

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{DIY} Painted Window Panels

October 4, 2012 0 comments
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The main wall in the nursery required some cool custom-designed panels for the window per my original design plan. I didn’t bother googling "big city ninja window panels in turquoise, grey, and white". I figured this was something that HAD to be DIY if I wanted it to look the way I envisioned. I painted […]

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