Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tiny Crafts

Last week I started on this little craft I have been wanting to do for Evelyn's room. I haven't been able to find any crib mobiles that I really like, so I was inspired by the one over at Young House Love, and wanted to give it a shot! I was trying to wait until I am done working to start on any crafts so that I have plenty of things to keep me busy, but I couldn't wait!

Here's what I did:

♥) I bought a bunch of fake flowers and plucked off the little buds one by one.

♥) Poked holes in the bud section of of the flower (the little part at the bottom), and threaded some lightweight floral wire through.

♥) once I had a ton of flowers threaded on, I wrapped the wire in an asymmetrical sphere kinda shape.

♥) I hung them all at different heights from a little wreath from the craft store.

Easy as pie (but kinnnda tedious)

soooo many tiny flowers.

The finished product! I love how it turned out!

Here is what her view will be, from in the crib.

All together the whole thing only cost me about $35 and a few hours in front of the TV plucking off flower buds and poking holes!

Still to come: a big ol' chalkboard for above the changing table, some artwork for the walls, and some tissue paper garland.

This is the fun stuff!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some Things I'm Looking Forward To

Well friends...its been a while! As you could probably guess, I have been one tired girl lately. I've been doing my best to try and relax as much as possible and take care of this little peanut in her last few weeks in my belly. Home stretch though...only 5 1/2 weeks left until her due date. I'm praying she comes a little bit early since I'm in a wedding on June 10th!

Anyway, I am still working almost full time for about 2 more weeks, so I am trying to conserve all my energy so I can make it through those last couple weeks. Other than work, I try not to do too much that I don't have to. Things are starting to get just a tad tight in there...and I'm jusssst about ready to get this little babe out of my belly and into my arms! I have been day-dreaming about things I am ready to enjoy again. Don't get me wrong, its worth all the things I've missed out on in the last 8 months. Here are just a few things I'm looking forward to after our Evy gets here.


Or exercising in general. More than just walking around the grocery store or on the treadmill at a speed of 2 for 20 minutes. Yes, 2.
I'm looking forward to having intentionally aching muscles and a sweaty face that isn't pregnancy induced. I'm excited about actually using my abdominal muscles for more than pulling myself out of bed :-)

Planting an herb garden.

Since I'll be home this summer, I'm planning on planting some yummy herbs to enjoy allll summer long. This one sure is cute...


I will be planting some of these too...and eating more.

Right now they give me the WORST heartburn, so I have to limit.


I have been cooking up a storm...but only because we have been trying to save our pennies, which means cutting lots of corners and having lots of the same things over and over. I'll be glad to be able to have a little more time in the kitchen.


Being able to see my toes again. True story.

Sushi :-)

I know I can still have sushi without raw fish, but I'm too scared to.

I don't want to risk getting any weird bacteria or anything. I don't know. I'm weird.

I haven't had any shellfish this whole 8 months.


I will not be one of those moms who sports her high heels to the grocery store or anything, but I do love a good leg-enhancing heel on date night :-)

Clothes with an actual waistline.

I am dying for a summer dress. Yes, it may take a while before I can rock something like this again, but please believe I will not be giving up femininity for motherhood. I miss my waist.


Regular coffee. I have been having only decaf on occassion, even though one cup a day is totally fine during pregnancy, I thought it would be better just to cut it out. When I'm nursing I'll probably be enjoying that ONE morning cup a whole lot.

And most of all...

I'm looking forward to actually SEEING my baby girl. I can't wait to hold her and kiss her and smell her and change her poopy butt and feed her and dress her up and look at her and tell her how cute and precious she is

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