December 6, 2011

Star Wreath Christmas Card Hanger

Hello again! So I saw this adorable star wreath Christmas Card holder on Domestically Speaking and thought it would be a great addition to our new house! So I headed on over to Hobby Lobby, which by the way was just opened 20 minutes away! I was so excited to hear about it's opening since I would read about it all the time and was so frustrated that there were no stores in California, but not anymore! So I headed to Hobby Lobby where all their Christmas Decor was 50% off so I purchased flower wire, garland, and berries for $15! I love how it turned out! This is my version on the wreath and make sure you check out Maryann's version!

And also check out our 8 foot Christmas tree! I love how it looks in our how and how it smells! My tree skirt looks tiny now so I might have to make a new one!!!

Dollar Store Version of the WS Glass Hurricane

Hello my fabulous follwers! Well we are almost all unpacked and you know me, I couldn't wait to decorate for Christmas! So I only did half of my normal decorations until I finish un-packing and I started with the Dollar Store Version of the Williams Sonoma Glass Hurricane that Melissa from 320 Sycamore made. Make sure you head over there and check out the detailed directions! So look forward to this and more Christmas decor in the next few days. On a side note, my sister just got engaged! I am so happy for her and excited to see what things we can make for her wedding so stay tuned to that! And here is my version of the hurricane on my newly re-done mantle :)

April 11, 2011

Spring Banner

www.Hello my Fabulous Followers! It feels so good to be posting about a craft again! Here is a little background on what I have been up to!

As you all know when I was pregnant I became sick and tired and had no energy what-so-ever so I put the crafting in storage and went on a hiatus. My little man was born 11-18-10 and my hubby started a new job 11-29-10 an hour away. Obviously I was in no condition to move so he had to live with friends on ours during the week while I stayed back with our little girl and brand new baby boy. This was not a fun time and there were many tears shed on those long, lonely nights. So as soon as I was feeling up to it we went apartment hunting and signed the lease on 12-15-10! We slowly moved in and were officially all together on 1-8-11. It was so nice to be a family again and to have OUR OWN SPACE after living with my in-laws for 2 years! I have slowly unpacked while adjusting to life with 2 kids and no family wihhin an hour for physical support. So it has been a slow process but we are all moved in and settled.

My little man has been sleeping through the night 12 hours (have I mentioned that he is a chubster...4 1/2 months old and 19 lbs!) so we are transitioning him into the same room as my daughter which means the corner of my room where is crib is now will soon become my craft corner! I am so excited to begin crafting/scrapbooking again and to share my ideas as well as other crafters wonderful ideas with you!!! So this will be a slow coming back process but it feels so good! I will also be making a custom look for my blog again and if you would like to see it as well as other custom blogs, invitations, announcements, etc check out my design site SH Designs that I just launched!

So the first craft I decided to do was a Spring Banner since my little girl was adament on having flowers in the living room so this is the next bext thing! I bought wooden flowers from Michaels, modge-podged them, inked the edges, and glued them to twine!

I love how it turned out and my daughter even helped!

I will leave this up all Spring and then do a star banner for summer because as you can see we are a very patriotic family!

Thank you so much to all you fabulous followers for sticking with me and I hope to talk to you all soon!!!

March 16, 2011

Just to See You Smile

I can't believe we have been here for 2 1/2 months already! We are settling in quite nice and are enjoying every minute of our new home. Sometimes it gets a little crowded in our 2 bedroom apartment which is why it is nice to have our patio as well as a playground right outside our door. In the summer it will be nice to go out to the pool area as well. I will upload pictures in the next few days because I know all of you want to see it! But for now I will leave you with an adorable picture of the little man who is 4 months old on Friday!