Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wordless wednesday: white christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sarah's House: Holiday Edition

You may remember a previous post about Sarah Richardson's farmhouse from her show Sarah's House... She has it ready for the holidays in Canadian House & Home! The pictures are stunning! It's just what you would imagine for a country house!

Monday, November 28, 2011

christmas project ideas

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I'm busy doing some Christmas decorating today and thought I'd share some cute project ideas that are perfect for the holidays!

How cute is this spray painted welcome mat? Such a great idea!

I would love to receive these bath fizzies as a gift! Martha Stewart really thinks of everything!

How about adding a little glitter to plain pillar candles? Who doesn't love a little sparkle for the holidays? So easy when you use double sided tape! Click here for the instructions!

Love these ornament magnets from Young House Love!

More glitter.. but so cute! And cheap! Glitter Reindeer.

No sew ruffle tree skirt from Miss Mustard Seed! If I hadn't bought one last year I'd be all over this project!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

custom onesies

A few months back I was thinking about some baby gifts to give to a few friends. I remembered seeing these adorable applique t-shirts from Jones Design Company and thought I could make my own version for these new little babes.

Following Emily's instructions I headed out to get plain onesies, some fun fabric and fusible web.  Then you just need to select an image, shape or letter that you'd like to go onto the onesie.

Once you get the image the size you want, print it out and cut a piece a fabric close to the same size. Then simply iron the back of the fabric onto the fusible web. So easy.

Cut out the letter or image while the fabric is cooling and trace the outline of the image right onto the back of the fusible web. Now, if you're doing a letter you'll need to do it in the reverse so it irons on correctly.

Now, just cut out the shape! Lastly, iron it right onto the onesie! Seriously so easy! And who doesn't love a custom gift like this??

I spotted this tutorial for a tie applique on pinterest and used the same technique for this adorable one too. Try this one yourself!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

22 weeks

Finally over the half way mark! We're narrowing down names for the little guy and I'm getting ideas together for the nursery. Things are moving along! I thought I'd share the inspiration board I made for the nursery in our current house. I wasn't sure if I would want to get a crib before we moved but think I'd prefer to have the option of putting him in his own room. Who knows if he'll ever actually sleep in it in this house but he'll at least have his own space for all his stuff!

As for the details...

DIY bird mobile - Instructions from Spool. Seriously so cute. I love the idea of using various fun fabrics.

Black Jenny Lind Crib - Such a classic. Can be found everywhere these days. Here's one from Babies R Us.

Bedding - My mom has been making quilts for a year or two now and I picked this fabric from Annette Tatum for the quilt she is making for the baby. Then she offered to make a matching bed skirt to go with it! I found the fabric on but you can also purchase the bedding directly from Annette here.

Chevron Basket - Probably the first item I purchased for the baby when I found out I was pregnant. I spotted it on pinterest and bought it off of etsy! I love it! From Treasured Totes.

Wall Color - Silver Drop by Behr. I actually painted the room over a year ago in this color. It's one of my favorite neutral grays. My living room is the same color actually.

Dresser Color - A few months ago one of my best friends gave me a dining set that she was getting rid of. I had just found out I was expecting and was waiting to paint the buffet until after the first trimester, and until after we found out what we were having. Once we found out it was a boy I knew I wanted something a little darker to add some contrast to the room. So Benjamin Moore's "Gray" was the perfect dark gray I was looking for. Once I get the buffet moved up to the nursery I'll be sure to post the before and after! You would never know it's the same piece!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011