Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
When I found out they all would be coming I wanted to do something special commemorating my great grandparents for each of them. I brain stormed ideas but nothing really came together until I found a tutorial on how to make a mini album using one 12x12 piece of paper. I don't remember whose blog I saw it on but I sincerely thank you for posting the tutorial. The book was the perfect gift because it was small enough for them to carry it with them daily, and whenever they felt a loss they could pull it out and look at it. There were tears when I handed them out but they all loved them! These pictures aren't that great because I only had a few seconds to take them since my henna party was going on downstairs! (Each one had the their initial on the front.)
After the wedding I made a few more of these per request. My mom didn't want the ribbon in hers so I made hers with a magnet so it stays shut in her purse.
I made two others which I don't have pictures of one for me and one for my cousin Amy which are similar to the first ones I made....I love having a little piece of them with me whenever I feel like I need them......I only met my great grandfather twice, once one I was very young and then again a few years ago. I was lucky enough to be able to spend my great grandmothers last few days with her and to have her bless all of my wedding outfits. Despite having such little time with them their personalities were so loving that not a day goes by that I don't remember them, and I wore the bangles they blessed for me at every event of the wedding. Not a day goes by that I don't think of them and I know they are looking over me from wherever they are....
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I am still not sure about this wallet, sometimes I like it and sometimes I feel like it's too much...what do you guys think?? Lastly this pretty coach wristlet my friend bought me for my birthday....it's the perfect size to fit your camera, cell phone, and some lip gloss for a day out in the city!
As I was posting this I remembered a post I read over at Jeune Marie....I totally think that part of my being a bit bolder with my clothes now is the fact that Jay completely loves it when I choose something a little on the funky side instead of sticking with the classic looks! It definitely encourages me to try out something new and fun instead of the boring basics!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
That wasn't going to work for us and we poured over paint catalogues looking for just the right colors! Since the living room and the dining room were really more like one big room in order to create separation we thought we would paint the living room portion maroon and the dining room portion an olive green....this involved having to paint one wall two different colors! My cousins that were helping us did not let me hear the end of it when we spent the whole day painting! They made so much fun of me for wanting to paint one wall two different colors! It actually came out pretty cool after it was all done....you can kinda see it in this picture....
The day we were painting I wanted to take pictures to document our turn around and happened to get ones of my two cousins taken at two different times away from one another in the same pose....I found this clearance frame and as a "thank you" gift to them I painted it half green and half maroon!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I basically covered a childrens board book with scrapbooking paper and then used the Making Memories Childs Play line for the lettering....I was pretty pleased with it UNTIL I tried to seal it....Has anyone else used the Modge Podge Paper Product Sealer?? Even though it was sitting outside drying for like a day and a half some of the pages stuck together...and I had to do some touch ups before I could give it to them...does anyone have any suggestions on a better way to seal things? I don't normally however since this was for a two year old I thought I should so he would be able to carry it around wherever he wanted...Any ideas for the next time around??
Sorry I had to cut out the pictures because I wasn't sure they would want them posted! Happy Friday!!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
While I wouldn't dream of doing anything like that for fear of giving my granparents a heart attack....we did do something similar we started off dancing to Edwin McCain's "I Could Not ask for More" and the second half was parts of the following song....We basically just copied the steps from the video....it really was a lot of fun :)
I saw these on Elizabeth Kartchner's blog awhile ago and was dying to try making them but couldn't think of any girls....our family and friend circle seems to be pretty dominated by BOYS!!! So when Jay's good friend just had a baby girl I knew exactly what part of her gift would be! I think they came out pretty cute and it was fun to make them! Thanks for the cute idea!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
*Squats are BAD incase I didn't make it clear enough yesterday. My legs are still in pain! This resulted in me skipping the gym yesterday and getting a lecture from the husband about working out and the importance of stretching etc. YAY!
*Since I did skip the gym yesterday I was able to work some on our engagement album, yes that's right from the engagement party that took place on 07/07/2007. I finished three pages none of which I am entirely happy with but I guess it will take some time to get back into it.
*The new 90210 wasn't horrible last night but what was with the short shorts?? Not everyone can pull them off and last night is proof!
*Dylan is the father of Kelly's son....Wonder if this means he'll come back to the show.
*Is it bad that 9:30 AM this morning while I made my whole grain toast what I really wanted to eat was Reese's Peanut butter Cups?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
The last two pics say "but at least you can control the remote" and "OK maybe NOT!!" right on a picture of my cousin holding the remote with a sneaky smile on his face! Here's a close up of some of the details....(I had to remove one of the closer up pictures)
And finally the cute little tin that held the photo strip...I figured this way he had the option of either keeping it in the tin or hanging it up. I thought it came out pretty cute and my cousin was thrilled to rub it in his dads face that he controls the remote!! So I'm sure this has started many more battles in their house!! I am sooooo glad it's Friday :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I'm also thinking instead of the Old Navy bags maybe I should have purchased this one....Half the money would have gone to charity!
They also have some SUPER CUTE baby gear which I couldn't find on GAP's website but that you can see here. http://www.joinred.com/products/gap/
I'll try and update later with pics of the bookmarks I couldn't find any good ones online but they are gorgeous!
Updated: Here is a pic of my pre-wedding gifts for my bridesmaids....