Sunday, October 14, 2012

my new hobby

I recently learned how to crochet, and after sharing some of my creations, I got a few custom orders! So, I'm going to start up a shop after getting the orders done and building an inventory.

I do have a facebook started for it!
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

DIY party decorating

Pinterest is one of my favorite places to gather ideas for party planning!  Yesterday, I threw my sister in law a baby shower and I was able to use one of my pins for the decorations!

the theme was born to rock- so i added some stars and music notes.  Here's how I did it!

What you'll need:

  • plastic table cloths (as many or as few as you wish)- I got mine at the dollar store
  • streamers
  • a hula hoop
  • card stock- for dangles. this is optional
  • balloons- optional (just another idea- i didn't use them this time around)
  • a whole lot of tape!

if you don't have a fan to work with, you can just bring the pieces together and tape them to the ceiling- instead of using the hula hoop.

  1. If the hula hoop is not the color you desire, wrap it with streamers. (mine was hot pink before i did this)
  2. unwrap your table cloths. wrap one end around the hula hoop and tape to itself. continue this step until all of them are on the hoop.
  3. very carefully put the hoop on the fan. BE CAREFUL and do NOT pull down on the fan!! 
  4. tape the other ends to where the wall meets the ceiling- or just the ceiling if they're not long enough. (or whatever else they'll reach. i had to use my curtain rod for one lol)
  5. decorate the middle with streamers, dangles, and balloons!

voila! all done!
If you give this a try, be sure to post pictures!

<3 SC

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Up before the son

My son is a morning baby 99.99% of the time. He is usually up between 4-6am! I have never in my life been a morning person, but I get up for him (and chug coffee to keep up).

Well, we all went to bed a little early last night. My biological clock woke me up at 5am, yet my husband and son were/ are still sleeping. Normally I would try and go back to sleep, but I have a busy day ahead. So, I got up, made coffee, and sat on my porch before sunrise. I have to say, having a little mommy time is nice! I can sip my coffee and write a blog post without nursing, or breaking every 2 minutes to chase my very mobile son around our condo.

Next step? Hot, unintrupted shower. ♥


ps: speaking of shower! I'm throwing my sister in laws baby shower tonight. I'll post decoration pictures and a diy tutorial tomorrow!