Thursday, July 28, 2011

Baby Shower banner and a give-a-way

We've been really busy getting ready for Melanie's baby shower this weekend.  For weeks I searched on the internet and pinterest for ideas for baby showers and let me just tell ya that it was just too overwelming. I had a million ideas swimming in my head and I couldnt decide on a single thing.  So I finally stopped looking at all the wonderful ideas and remembered just a few things that I had seen and went with that. 
I'll share more about the baby shower after this weekend but for now here is what i've been working on.

I've been making a few of these tissue paper pom poms all week.. they are really simple to make and I think will look nice for decoration.   We went with just a basic pink and brown theme and i've used different shades of pink and brown for these pompoms.  I'm thinking I'll group them in threes. 

I sat down last night and made these banners.. the one in the back will have the baby's name on it. 
These were fun to make.   And I cant wait to make more for birthdays and other celebrations. 

And since I won a give-a-way recently  Im "giving it forward" and having a giveaway here ..  The "prize" will be  (1) banner with winners choice of colors and wording.    All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is

1.  become a follower and leave me a comment telling me that you did OR leave a comment telling me that you already follow. 

2.  Tell me what you would like your banner to say if you won .. doesnt have to be baby related. 

3.  aaaand I'll throw in an extra entry for you if you spread the word about my give-a-way.  Just leave a comment telling me how you shared. 

Thats THREE  chances to win.. Good luck !!

This give-a-way will end at midnight Aug 7th  and I'll announce the winner on Monday, August 8th. 

I'll be linking up here (July 28)  and here (July 29)  Photobucket  .  

and here (Aug 3 )

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thats pinteresting!

It's Monday and thats all I gotta say about that.  I have the hardest time getting started on Mondays.  Its usually about 12:30 or 1:00 before I really get busy and then I can really get my work done.  But it does get done and thats the most important thing. 

I've recently found Pinterest and I love it.  Its so easy to bookmark things that I like and have a reference page to go back and look at for projects and inspiration.  Do you pinterest?  I'd love for you to follow me there too.  I've added the pinterest button to the right sidebar. 

A few weeks ago I won a vinyl decal from Vinyl Lettering off their facebook page.  I wasnt sure what to do with  it. I didnt want to add it directly to any wall so I painted this old drawer front and put it on there.  I think I might go back and distress it a little bit though. 

and as Melanie pointed out, it is slightly off center.  But I'm okay with it. 

BABY update:
Amberly - taken 7/16 will be 16 weeks 7/18 and hasnt had
any morning sickness.  She's been very lucky. 
Mel - taken 7/16 will be 30 weeks 7/18.  

Thats all I have for today.   Stay cool .. its gonna be another hot one in Mississippi today. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crafty little it!

This is my cute little niece, Katelynn.  She has been building (with the help of her daddy) herself a treasure box to put in her room.  She helped cut it out, route the edges and she is painting it by herself.  My brother told me she loves to do projects and stuff like this and I love that. 

You did a great job Katelynn,, Im proud of you. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Melanie

We celebrated Melanie's birthday with a cookout and the family.  It was a really nice day.  I made her cake so that she would remember, years from now, that she was pregnant on her birthday.  I went the super quick and easy route this year.  I cut out the silhouette, attached it to the back of a piece of camo birthday paper and laminated it with contact paper and stuck it on the cake.  She's keeping it to put in her scrapbook. 

also covered the cake board in contact covered camo paper 

On Sunday we went to my mother n laws house to celebrate another birthday,, our nephew Davey. 
He's turning 15 this week.  This cake was almost a flop,, the cake split in the middle and the skateboard dude had a
big indention down his chest,,, lol.. but they liked it anyway.   

I goofed on the fingers/arm,, dont look at that part.. LOL

I found out this morning that I won a book giveaway over at Susie Harris blog. , (I love her blog) .   And in the spirit of
giving it forward as I have said before when  "I" win ,, one of "you"  will win too.  So check back next week for a giveaway. 

It is REALLLLY hot in Missisippi today,, hope everyone is staying cool wherever you are. 


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

View from my phone. .

Wow,, didn't realize that I hadn't posted in a while. Lots of projects in my mind but I havent been very productive lately so I'll just share the veiw from my phone with ya.. Enjoy!
Mel - 28 weeks on the 4th - this was her b'day and dr visit day. 
The little Mann .. always trying to figure out how to buy something. 
Pretty sure he was looking on craigslist at a truck or something.
My new cup from Hobby lobby,, 50% off.. yay! 
Jeff taking a dive in the pool at his brothers house ,, tyler and peyton waiting
for their turn.

Amb with her little cousin Brenna Claire -- she makes the cutest faces.
Amb is 14 weeks here. 

Made another flag - used old tongue and groove boards (think thats what they
are called) that I got from my sisters house.  Super easy and quick project.

Well thats it for now,, Hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July celebration. 


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