Apr 23, 2013

Thrifted Tuesday: Trucks , Tatoos, and Sunday Shoes

Cohen's outfit (all thrifted!)  Momma's outfit: Top (Target)  Jeans (BDG)  Gold Sparkle Flats (TJMAX)

The plan was to feature Cohen's outfit in a Thrifted Tuesday post, but I couldn't stop getting close ups of his precious face.   He was just running around being himself, but when I gave him direction he posed for me just as I asked.  As for that cute "gasping" face, he pretty much makes that face all of the time.  He just thinks every thing in the world is so amazing.  His whole outfit was thrifted.  His shoes are a little big but since his feet are so wide I know they are comfy for him, and he will have plenty of room to grow into them!  He loves this little romper because of the truck on the front, and he makes sure he points it out to everyone he sees.  

I took this funny American Gothic photo of Lily and Maggie today.  They got a big mountain of dirt to play on today because they are leveling out their yard.  I caught them with the shovels and this triangle roof in the background and instantly thought of the painting.  I especially love Maggie's popsicle lips!

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Apr 22, 2013

Around the House

What does your fridge say about you?  Not just whats on the inside, but what you put on the outside!  My fridge used to be really uncluttered with photos and reminders, but as the months go on, I find myself cluttering it up with reminders of who I love, and things that make me happy.  If my kitchen could talk, this is what it would say about me!

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Apr 19, 2013

The Day of Clementine

We were all patiently waiting at the hospital for news that Clementine had been born.  Cohen was pacing the halls pondering how his life would change after she would be born.  We didn't have to wait long before she arrived, and when we saw her, we instantly fell in love!  Cohen calls her Lemon.

I can't wait till this little girl grows up so I can watch her and Cohen play together.  I know they will have so much fun together.  They have another little cousin, Julian, who is arriving in September!  Can't wait to be surrounded by all of these rugrats!

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Baby Name Banner DIY

When I posted Clementines nursery tour, I said I would do a tutorial on how I made this banner for her name.  Since her room is so prim and proper, she needed a name banner than was clean cut structured, yet feminine.  I usually use fabric for banners, and paint for letters, so I tried something different this time and used cardboard and wooden letters. The result is a beautiful and sturdy banner that will last!

Here is what you will need!

12x12 cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Hole Punch
Pre-cut cardboard Triangles (Hobby Lobby) (or you can make your own)
Elmer's glue
Paint Brush
Lace, Jute, or string (to string the banner together)
Wooden Letters (Hobby Lobby
Paint for letters (I didn't use any but you might want to!)

I chose this book of paper because it went so well with her nursery colors!
Place a cardboard triangle  on the cardstock and use a pencil to trace the triangle, then cut it out!  

Cut as many triangles as you need.  Use different paper, or the same, just depends on the look you want!

Now place the cardboard triangle over your paper, and draw the circle onto the paper, so they will line up perfectly! After your circle is on the paper, use a hole punch to carefully cut the hole over the traced circle.

Paint a thin layer of glue onto the cardboard, make sure you cover it completely, especially the edges!
Carefully lay the paper on top, lining up the holes.  Press down firmly until it is smooth.  Set aside to dry and start another.  

When you have all of the triangles you need lay them out in the order you desire.

I used some vintage lace from my stash to string them together.  My triangles stay in place because the lace stops them from sliding around.  If you use string or something thinner, you may need to use a little hot glue along the edges of the holes to hold it in place!

Next, you add your letters (we used superglue) and when it's dry it is ready to hang!  I hung it on to two nails and tied the lace in ribbons around the nail so you couldn't see it.  Here is the final finished project!  Oh and in case you are wondering I made the "bebe" from florist wire and glued some floral vining around it!  Super easy!

Happy Bunting!

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Apr 17, 2013

Clementine Jean

Tired of seeing babies in buckets with hats?  Or curled up naked on a blanket?  I kinda am too.  Don't get me wrong, they are SUPER cute, and most of the time beautifully done, we just wanted to do something a little different with my new niece Clementine!  I found this shoot refreshing, capturing the happy family as they are.  No costumes, no fuss, just a little family enjoying a beautiful day with their new daughter.  They set up a blanket in the grass under a pretty tree and just enjoyed their cooing little girl.  I shot a photo when I saw a sweet moment, and I adore the way they turned out.  

This little girl is so sweet, and already we can't remember life before her.  Her mommy and daddy couldn't have been blessed with a sweeter baby.  They named her Clementine Jean, which is a perfect name for her!  I can't wait to watch her grow up, and I am so excited to be a first time aunt! 

So I'm sure I will back to shooting photos of babies in buckets soon enough, you can't deny the cuteness.  But this little chick, she is like Cohen, to cool for school, they just have to do things a bit different!    These cousins are going to create many new paths together!

If you want to see photos of her nursery, click here

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