Sunday, November 28, 2010

Notice Anything?

Notice something different? 

It's my blog makeover!

What do you think?!

Notice my button? Yes, I have a Button! Grab it! Put it on your blog if you like. :) 

Krystal at Sassy Sanctuary did my blog design.  She's amazing! 
Love her.  
Check her out!

Josh and I are currently in Atlanta, Georgia (Woo Hoo Char!) and we'll be getting back to Lexington this afternoon.  I have lots of pictures of Gray and Thanksgiving break and some cute crafts I've done.  It's been crazy but when I get home, lots of fun posts to come.  I promise!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Fun Thing

20 Years Ago
I was 5
1. I started kindergarten and didn't want listen to my teacher- just wanted to play!
2. had my mom help me write a love note to Johnny, a boy who sat at my table in school
3. loved playing house

10 Years Ago
I was 15
1. had my first real boyfriend and kiss (my mom didn't help me write the love notes this time!)
2. learned to drive
3. went to the Academy of Environmental Science- best school ever.  Right on the water, had it's own canoes, and we were a couple miles from the beach- which we went to sometimes during school!

(yes, that's a real picture of my school!)

5 Years Ago
I was 20
1. I was a junior at BYU and had the best roommates ever.
2. decided what I wanted to do- be an elementary school teacher- and started the El Ed program.
3. started working as a waitress at Pizza Factory- best college job ever (I'd had a lot before that one- Cannon Center food service, custodian, laundry worker)

3 Years Ago
I was 22
1. had just started dating my hubby
2. graduated from BYU
3. taught 5th grade at Odyssey Charter School and loved my kiddos

1 Year Ago
 I was 24
1. moved to Kentucky
2. went white water rafting and stayed at a fabulous beach house (2 different summer vacations)
3. the hubby started medical school

This Year
I'm 25
1. had my beautiful, perfect, baby boy- Grayson
2. began my stay-at-home-mom career
3. became obsessed with crafting, craft blogs, and making things cute

1. blogged and read some fun blogs
2. with shopping with Mom and Kyla- got some super cute shoes for only $12!
3. played, rocked, and cuddled with my baby

1. picked a color scheme for my blog makeover (yes, I'm getting a blog makeover and I'm SO excited! look for it soon, it's going to be amazing)
2. talked to my hubby on the phone- can't wait to see him!
3. watched a little Pawn Stars. love that show.

1.Josh gets here (Florida- my parents' house) from Kentucky- yay!- I have missed him a ton (I came down early for Thanksgiving break)
2. plans to work on my handmade gifts
3.Lots of cuddle time with my sweetheart!!!

Next Year
1. loving life with my little family.
2. we will get a second car so Josh can do all his rotations for 3rd year and I can have one at home
3. be an even better wife and mother

I would l.o.v.e. this car 
{Minus the girl}

lots and lots and LOTS of Silhouette Giveaways

So ever since I discovered the Silhouette, I have thought about it!  I have ached for it.  I've drooled over it.

I. Want. One.  

Problem- These bad boys cost quite a bit.  $299 quite a bit.  It's on my Christmas list... but pretty much the-only-in-my-dreams-Christmas-list.  We don't have that kind of a budget. I know, I know, a girl can dream though.

But do not despair. Not yet.

For anyone else out there with the same problem as me, there is hope!

All of these fabulous blogs are currently hosting giveaways for a Silhouette SD!!!

Each blog has different options for entries.  Some have ways for you to get multiple entries. Some are one entry per person.  But, that's 8 different Silhouettes that are being given away.  I'm so on that! 

{Hence this post.}

Some of blogs give you an extra entry if you blog about the giveaway and link back to their post.  So this is me doing everything I can in my own power to get a Silhouette without dropping 300 bucks.  If you read the blogs though, and don't win one, and still want one... You can get them online for $200 on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday).  Which is an Ah-mazing deal for one of these.  I still don't have the money for that, even at that price.  So I'm praying I get lucky.  I'm not gettin' my hopes up though.  Soooo many people are entering these giveaways.  Which tells you how cool the Silhouette is!

Monday, November 22, 2010

3 Months

My little baby is 3 months today!  It's going by fast. Please stay little for awhile longer Gray!

He laughed a couple times for the first time a few days ago.  It was at Aunt Kyla and Grandpa.  

I'm jealous. I can't make him laugh. I've tried. Alot.

He held his bottle by himself for a minute today. It was so cute. 

 Gussy coming over to check out Gray.

this one is just fun. Napping with Grandpa.

Happy 3 months Grayson.  I love you!

Super Cute Giveaway

There is a giveaway going on over at Vintage Wanna Bee for an adorable purse.  

I. Want. It.

It is so freaking cute!

If you want a chance to snag this purse for yourself, check out her blog.  There are a bunch of ways to get entries.  Plus, her blog is just cute.  She has this Disney Princess inspired accessory collection she's created.

SO fun.  

  look at these!  This one is the Ariel one.
 And this is Megara. Obviously.

If you know me, you know I love Disney princesses.  I want to be one.  My wedding reception was a Cinderella - happily ever after theme.  She doesn't have a Cinderella inspired accessory yet, but I'm sure it's coming!  Anyways. Check it out. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Grayson's New Trick

Gray is such the sweetest little boy ever.  He is so happy and content.  I love him to pieces!  He really enjoys playing on his jungle gym.  Josh dangled all the toys into one big chain so he could possibly reach them.  And guess what, he does!  He can grab the little monkey off the bottom.  It's so cute.  He's not very coordinated, but he gets it pretty often.

"Yay, I got my monkey!"

"And now I need to put it in my mouth!"

I sure love this little guy!

In that last picture he was so sleepy, but he wouldn't close his eyes for the longest time because he knew I'd put him to bed if he did!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bedroom makeover part 1

 (Look what I made!)

So I've been wanting to add more color to our master bedroom for quite awhile.  This is pretty much the last room to get any attention because only Josh and I see it.  But it is quite blah...  We have lots of pale, neutral colors and I'm sick of it.  When I saw this 15 minute canvas tutorial I knew this would be a great start to prettying up our bedroom!  I do have to say it took me a lot longer than 15 minutes.  However, I am new to crafting and being creative.  And I'm a little bit of a perfectionist apparently.  I'm sure lots of you could do it in about 15 minutes though.  Here is the before of the dresser area.

And after, with my pretty canvas art!

I am seriously in love with the red/aqua color combination!  It's so bright and pretty.  It was really quite simple to make.  And cheap! I already had the scrapbook paper, mod podge, paint, and the canvases I got 50% off.  Total cost for this project was less than $10!  Now I just need something creative to do with all my jewelry.  I'm not fond of it all haphazardly thrown on the dresser... any good ideas? 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just Being Cute

Can I just say how much I LOVE this little boy!  He is so sweet and so cute and so wonderful.  I just can't get enough of him.  He makes me smile all the time.  He makes me happy all the time.  He makes this super hard mommy job totally and completely worth it!  (it's a lot harder than I thought it would be.  I mean I knew it'd be hard, just not this hard.)  He is 2 months old and growing up way too fast.  He can lift his head up really well.  He always loves looking around at everything.  Whenever I hold him facing me, he is constantly whipping his around back and forth so he can see all around.  He smiles so big and so sweetly.  His most smilely time is right after he's eaten, burped, and had a diaper change.  He also always smiles when we put his car seat down in the car and he sees his little monkey mirror.  It's SO cute watch him when he sees it and just breaks out into the biggest grin.  I love it.  And it really is every time we put him in the car, without fail.  He loves looking at his crib mobile and playing on his jungle gym.  Here are some pictures of my little button over the last week or so.  

Oh how these smiles melt my heart.

 Look at my cute jacket.

 milk coma! plus it looks like he's showing off his muscles

 I got that monkey all by myself!

 Look Auntie Holly and Auntie Annalyn- I'm wearing monkey-butt for the last time!  Mommy made me squeeze into it one more time for a picture!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Last of Halloween

So I was actually on top of things and put away all my Halloween stuff on November 1st.  There were a couple of projects I did for Halloween last minute that I had up for only like a week or so.  They were some of my favorites so I wanted to show 'em off!

This one I got the idea from here and tweaked it a little.  I love it! The distressing ink on the edges really adds a lot in my opinion.  :)

This wreath is cutesy Halloween, which I like more than scary Halloween.  I'm so glad someone thought of this idea, isn't it darling?!  I found it here.  My friend Erin and I started working on them together.  Hers is a lot fuller than mine, which I like a lot.  I just really ran out of patience at the end.  Oh well, it's good enough for me!

I have another project I just finished to brighten up the master bedroom (which seriously needs it).  Look for that soon!

Here's one last thing I've made recently- an applique tie onesie.  My sewing skills are minimal but if you don't look too close it looks pretty good. :) The model is the best part though! I got the idea here.  The girl who writes the blog is so sweet!  I emailed her with some questions about the project and she was so nice and helpful.  Thanks Amy!

My handsome little boy