Monday, April 30, 2012

And that's the news from Lake Wobegone

It's about to get real up in here.

Sometimes, after you have a baby, there are certain bodily functions which fail to operate in an efficient manner. Luckily I narrowly escaped the need of artificial assistance in that area after Logan was born, but we did have supplies on hand in case of emergency. These supplies, along with feminine products I'm not currently using, are now stored under my sink. A sink that Logan loves to rummage through looking for things to peak his interest while I shower.

And this is how I found Logan gleefully sitting in a sea of tampons squeezing an enema fountain out of his new favorite "watee" bottle.

There are no pictures. Sorry/you're welcome.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pictures from our week, aka we celebrated Easter too, aka I meant to post these last week

(he fell off the counter a few minutes before egg dying (yikes!) but a little bread dough eased his pain.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

wishing I had an eye for color

I've been looking for the perfect grey for baby girl's room.

7 samples later...
I have to choose from one of these because I'm not searching anymore, darn it! I've been to Home Depot at least 4 times and to two different Ace Hardwares trying to find the right grey.

And don't 3, 5, and 7 look like practically the same color? I went to the Depot twice trying to get a lighter version of number 3 and that's what I ended up with.

I'm pretty sure I'm the one person in the world that would actually save money if I hired an interior designer to do this stuff for me.

Anyway, do you have a favorite? I think I (finally) do but I need to sleep on it before I go buy a gallon or two.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wax paper chandelier

I made something!!! Are you so impressed? It's been awhile. 

Naturally when I found out that my baby is a girl, my pinterest account exploded with ideas for her. Apparently I was repressing some deep seated (ok, probably not that deep) desire to decorate with feminine frilly things.

Anyway, when I saw this wax paper chandelier from Freshly Picked I had to have it, in a mini version, for her bedroom. 


But then I got tired and hungry so immediately turned into three weeks and... well, that's what happens when you're pregnant.

But it's finally done!

If you want to see details of how to make your own you can check out Freshly Picked because she does a good job explaining what to do.

Lemme just give you some advice.

Don't use this hole punch.

Unless you want to hole punch your face in trying to make it work. I'm sure it's fine for regular paper, but for wax paper it is horrible. 

It's possible I chucked it across the room at one point.

It's also possible that I discovered that the more pressure I used the better it worked. So after feeling like I broke a knuckle trying to repeatedly slam it down with both hands, I switched to stomping pressing down on it with my foot. 

5 seconds later it broke.

Many pseudo-curse words were uttered. 

And one real curse word.


Ahem...  So I went out to buy a new hole punch. This one.

Saved the day. And my sanity.

I did do a couple other things different too; instead of taking apart a lampshade I came across a couple metal rings for cheap so I picked those up instead. Then I wrapped them in white ribbon and yarn to cover the gold. 

I also took apart this mini chandelier that I found on the cheap for the hardware to attach the rings together. 

And thus the base of my chandelier was born.

I ironed sheets of wax paper together and sewed them in strips of circles, just like in the tutorial. What I did was a strip of 11 and then I draped it over the ring with 5 on the outside and 6 on the inside so that I could get a tiered effect.

Many many rounds of ironing wax paper, cutting circles, and sewing later I had my finished product!
 I'm going to hang it as a mobile over her crib so I decided not to put a light inside.

And naturally I couldn't let the crystals from my other chandelier go to waste so I hung a few of those throughout with some fishing line. 

To give you an idea of how big it is and to include a shot of my man who held this in 4 different places so I could find the lighting I wanted. 
I can't wait to put her bedroom together so I can hang this above her crib!