Thursday, September 20, 2012

Family Photos

This may become a 2 or even 3 part entry. Our friend Rachel from church took some family/maternity pictures for us last week. The girls love Rachel. She helps us in Cubbies and has babysat the girls a couple of times. God has blessed her with many talents. My mom and sister-in-law were asking to see more pictures, so here you go...

Emelyn wore pink and Olivia wore blue since we don't know if we are having a girl or boy.

Love these crazy girls!
She has a beautiful smile when she doesn't fake it.

Girl or boy, I love our growing little family.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I decided we needed a little nursery update. This week I started with the crib. I don't want to repaint, but I don't want a gender neutral room this time. PROBLEM #1...We are team green. PROBLEM #2...My husband is tight. "Why do we need a new bedding set when we already have one?" So I thought he might not mind if I make a crib skirt myself. Especially with a coupon I could get my material 50% off at JoAnn's.

This is what I came up with...

It is hard to tell in the picture but the skirt is brown and white polka dots. Brown and pink and green go well together. So does brown green and blue. Olivia is planning on going shopping with Grandma when the baby is born, so I will have to add crib sheets to their list.

With a little advice from my sister-in-law and this blog, it was super easy. It is even adjustable so when we lower the crib it won't bunch to the floor.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIY: Burp Clothes

If you follow my super sweet, very crafty sister-in-law on facebook you'll see that she made some super cute burp clothes for the baby boy they are expecting soon.

So I thought I'd give it a shot. If you knew my girls when they were babies, they were super spitter-uppers. Olivia much worse than Emelyn. So we go through LOTS of burp clothes.

I think Stacy got them from this blog:  If not, it is the blog I used. I tried to go gender neutral, since we are team green.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Basement Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom when we bought the house:

Bathroom Now:

Sean did a great job, with the help of his dad.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stacy's Baby Boy Shower

This weekend I hosted a baby shower for my beautiful sister-in-law, Stacy. It was so much fun. I got almost all my ideas from pintrest. Mostly inspired from this blog:
We had Chocolate Cake Pops. (Thank you to my friend Jenna for helping me dip these.) I couldn't do regular cake. If any of you know Stacy, she is an amazing baker. You should check out her cakes at the Welch Cup Cakery. She is on facebook or check out her website. AMAZING! And I have no talent.

Blue Star Mints. (Thank you to my sister-in-law Sharon for helping me make these.) It is a lot more fun to make these with someone than alone. They take awhile.

All the "G"s stand for Baby Grayson.
Onsie Sugar Cookies. (Thank you to my friend Jenna for helping me decorate these.) I was pretty proud of myself for how cute they turned out. Usually when I decorate sugar cookies you can't tell what they are. I am excited to make Christmas ones this year. I followed this DIY tutorial:
Guest List sheet/gift sheet.

Orange Jello Star Jigglers.

As an added decoration we had soda glasses filled with gum balls.

The decorations were really fun to make.
My sister-in-law, Susannah, and I had too much fun using my mom's cruicut. All the circles and Gs, and any letter cut outs we made using the cruicut. The preggo lady cut outs I got from the Maple Street Memories in Creston. It is my favorite scrapbooking store. She can make almost anything you want.

I made a diaper cake for the table center piece for the gift table, which was also my gift. In the center was baby shampoo and a bottle. Then I stuffed it with spoons, forks, toothbrush, teething ring, wipes, and a giraffe on the top.

We played the Candy Bar Game. Sorry I don't have any pictures. It is a game we played at one of my baby showers.

One of my facebook friends did this craft at a shower and I thought it was super cute.
Iron-ons for bibs or onsies. I put my sister-in-law Sharon in-charge of this activity. Iron-ons can be pricey and she is a super saver shopper. She did good!

My adorable daughter Olivia. She is her father's daughter. She loves robots. I don't think she realized we were making these for baby Grayson. She really wanted to keep it for our baby that is coming in October. Stacy said she could keep it, but Sean and I thought it was a good teachable moment for her, even if there was lots of crying. We told her we would make a different one for our baby. Aunt Sharon said she would even get her a robot. We will have to get that from her soon. Olivia is super excited to make another one.

Gift Girls.


It was a fun night!