Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Craft

My inspiration found on Pinterest (from Land of Nod)
My finished project!
I saw the above wall hanging a while back on Pinterest and followed it back to it's source which was the store Land of Nod. I can't remember the exact amount it was selling for but it was around $50-60. I thought it looked easy enough to make and it was!

Here's how I did it in case you are interested:

I bought the frame at a Re-store for $4 and painted it white with paint I already had.
I hot glued white fabric to the cardboard back
I cut out the letters from fabric I already had.
I used spray adhesive that I use for quilting to attach the letters to the white fabric background.
That's it! Easy! and done in 1 day!

If you wanted it for a boy room you could do blues and greens and for a girl pinks, yellows, and reds. That's what the store was selling, a boy and girl version. I made mine gender neutral since my boy and girl twins share a room.

Now I just have to hang it. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Minor house improvements

 Ok, I can't get these pictures in order and I'm not going to keep getting frustrated trying! I think you'll figure out which is the old and which is the new. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Honestly, this is exactly how his hair is EVERY day. I don't do anything to it...seriously! Also, love these faces. I'm glad I captured these pictures so I can always remember how funny his hair stood up. I LOVE it. It is actually starting to lay down a bit more. I'll be sad when it's no longer his baby hair look.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

To NY and Back

I just spent the last week in NY with my family. My sister-in-law and I borrowed a 12 passenger van and drove out through the night with our 6 kids under the age of 7. It was a memory for sure. The week was a blast but exhausting! Late nights, early mornings, super packed days. It was so great to see family and friends I don't get to see very often. We had camp fires, went swimming/tubing, went out to eat, celebrated the 4th and celebrated a dedication to a war memorial my grandpa helped raise money for.

Pictures to prove it...

 Tubing with Lily

 Campfire on the beach

 All of our family on my mom's side that was in NY. All 10 great grandkids, 9 of the 11 grandkids (that's where I fit in) plus spouses, all 4 of my grandparents children plus spouses, and my grandparents.

 Happy 4th!

At the dedication service for the war memorial. Everyone from my immediate family that was able to be there. My grandpa was a WWII vet.

I'm glad I'm back with Kurt. I missed his company daily and his help with the twins when it got a little crazy. Life is quieter here in MI. I'm excited to start developing some relationships with girls I met before leaving. I kept saying since we moved here, "as soon as I get back from NY I'll start on the house projects I want to do and start having people over for dinner". I think life will start to feel more normal here these next few weeks.