Thursday, April 28, 2011


My newest purchases! Stay turned to see what projects I am planning on creating with this wood! 
Thanks to my dad who helped pick out the wood and cut it all up for me! I have a feeling he is sick of me visiting... every time I visit I seem to have a new project for him! 
Love you Dad!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I love any excuse to get together as family and celebrate Christ and spend time with each other! 
Happy Easter Everyone!

(Two seconds after I took this picture, Boston made a attempted to leap off the bunny screaming. I didn't get a picture of it as I grabbed him before he fell to the ground.)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Have A One Year Old

We had a little celebration for our little baby Boston. We have no family with in 7 hours of where we live, so a little party was all that was needed. We bought a cupcake and gave it to Boston. That night he was sick and his tummy was huge and bloated. Note to self... don't let a one year old eat that much chocolate cake!

The next day we headed off to Alberta and the real parties started! The biggest birthday party is happening this weekend! Can't wait to see all my friends and family. I miss our old city!

I love you Boston!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Clock for Baby Boston's Room

I took this cheap clock from IKEA.

And these three products (plus a few other items).

And created this!

What I did.
1. I primed the clock.
2. Painted it blue.
3. Added a layer of Mod Podge to add shine.
4. Took a piece of scrapbook paper and lined the back of the clock. It was the same paper I used here
5. Used my cricut and vinyl to cut out brown numbers. 
6. Painted the hands of the clock brown.
7. Put it all back together.

Still trying to work at this random wall... the rectangles are bulletin boards. Anyone have any suggestions to make this random wall look better? Maybe more pictures and only one board?

A little side note from what I learned from the clock makeover...
I tired using fabric at first to line the back of the clock. The same fabric that is his bedding. 

But because I had to wrap the fabric around a piece of cardboard to give it stability (see picture below), it made the insert too thick that the clock hands would not rotate properly. I even tried cutting out the majority of the cardboard but that didn't make a difference.

But it the end, it was a good choice to go with the paper. The clock will last a lot longer in the room past when this bedding is no longer in use.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Baby Room Bookcase

I lined the back of Boston's bookcase with coordinating fabric that matches his bedding and accent pillow here. I love how it turned out. I didn't want to do anything to bold considering we will be moving in a year and who knows where the bookcase will end up. The fabric is a very small print and hard to capture on a camera especially when I don't know how to take good pictures yet... so sorry for the bad after picture.

After (still need to do a little more accessorizing)
Close up on the fabric
To line the back of the bookcase, I took the back off the IKEA Billy bookcase (see below for another idea)With the help of my husband, I would use spray adhesive and spray a section of the board and then smoothed the fabric along the board. Once completed, I flipped the board around and using duct tape, stretched and taped the fabric to the back of the board. Since it was midnight when all of this was happening, I waited for morning before I nailed the board back into place.

On The Nate Show one day, Nate cut out a piece of cardboard for each section of the bookcase. He then covered the cardboard with fabric and just inserted the cardboard into the bookcase fitting tightly in the back. This method would be perfect for any built-in bookcases.

Instead of fabric, you could also use wrapping paper or wallpaper. My our old place, this bookcase was in our spare room before we had a baby. I lined it with wrapping paper. This was the only picture I could find of my hard work. The room was a mess... I can tell from the picture that we were getting ready for the baby because that big box in the right of the picture is the crib.

More of Boston's room coming later this week.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I'm a little behind on this but I just signed up for Pinterest! WHERE have you been my whole life. I love that I can file everything in one place and not having 1 million things spread out between my desktop, my computer folders, my phone, my email! Plus I can follow other people and repin things I like.
I'm just getting started but here is my direct link to my board (leave me a comment with your user name if you have an account).

Sign up people!

I had a pretty productive day but the highlight of my day was the following video. I just finished feeding my son and sat down to have dinner on the couch all alone (my hubby was at school cramming for an exam tonight)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Decor and April 1st

It's April 1st, which means its April fools day! I thought about jokes I could play on my husband but nothing tasteful came to my mind. Mostly everything involved pretending Boston was hurt... really hurt.

April 1st also means, only 1 week left and Scott is done this semester :) He only has 3 more classes of his masters which are all this spring/summer but randomly through out May-August. I can't even hide my excitement. I just counted, 7 straight weeks of having Scott home before the school stress starts again!
April does bring some bad as of April 19th, I am done receiving maternity leave pay from the government. I need to go get a job...
Back to the good April 1st brings, I finally felt comfortable (there is still a few feet of snow on the ground) putting out my easter wreath my mom bought me a few years ago.
I also added a few simple spring decor around the house. I am planning to do a few more spring crafts/decor to add to the mix. I have 7 weeks to craft while Boston can be watched by his daddy... kidding(??), I really need to go get a job and not craft for 7 weeks straight (but crafting sounds way more fun that job hunting, right?).
The subway art on my table is from Eighteen25.

Happy Spring!
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