Thursday, April 25, 2013

Maternity Pictures

We took Will out to a patch of bluebonnets to photograph him for his 2 year old pictures. (How can he be almost 2 already?) I will post those pictures next week, but while we were out there Matthew took some maternity pictures as well. Can you believe we are actually next to a Walmart? It looks like we are out in the country. Anyway, we can not wait for little Reese Marie to get here!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cute Sandals and Newborn Hat

The pattern for these sandals can be found here.

And the pattern for this newborn hat can be found here and it is free!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I saw the coolest teepee on Pinterest and knew that I had to make it for Will. He loves to read, just like his daddy, and I thought it would be a great addition to his big boy room. Well, it turns out that it is way bigger than I thought it would be, so now it lives in the living room.

Here is the original from Pinterest and here is the tutorial that I used:

I pretty much copied it exactly. I loved the way it looked and couldn't think of anything creative to add to it.

My sister, Andrea, was kind enough to give us her old papasan cushion to use for the base of the teepee.

Photo courtesy of my good friend, Robyn

Snuggling with Mommy

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Barefoot Sandals

I love pinterest and have been pinning little girl ideas for at least a year just in a case I ever had a girl. Now I have way more ideas than I will ever be able to accomplish, but one of my favorites is the barefoot sandal. I've never seen such a thing until just recently, but since I am due in July, I thought a barefoot sandal would be perfect for my sweet baby in this super hot Texas climate.

The first one I made was crocheted from this tutorial. I made these shoes especially to go with a cute outfit I purchased at Target immediately after finding out I was having a girl. I had to make a
matching hair clip too, right?

Next, I tried this tutorial for a barefoot sandal made out of an old t-shirt. My husband, who is constantly going to Goodwill to look for a bargain, was nice enough to pick me up a bright, super soft yellow t-shirt for just $3.

These shoes take longer than you would think. There is a lot of cutting out small pieces and hand sewing involved. I wish I could have them in every color, but there is only so much time and so many different projects to complete.

I think they will look cute with this:

I would love to use the left over yellow t-shirt pieces to make a matching hair clip like this one:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Diaper Cover & Matching Beanie

You have probably already seen this hat on my blog before, but this was my first time to make a matching diaper cover. I am going to use it for Reese's newborn pictures. I got the idea from a picture I saw on Ravelry. I just hope it fits! The best part about my crocheting projects is that I have a ton of left over yarn from previous projects so most of the things I have made don't cost me a dime.

Picture from Ravelry

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Will's Bedroom

We live in a 3 bedroom house, so Matthew and I decided that it would be best if Will took over the guest bedroom and then baby Reese could have the nursery and not disturb Will in the middle of the night. We haven't done a thing to the guest room since we moved in, so we started by painting all of the walls white.

I love Pottery Barn's navy furniture that they have for kids, so that inspired me to paint a daybed that we already had and an old dresser. I also added new drawer pulls to the dresser to make it look a little more modern. I wish I had taken a before picture.

I will do a better post when Will's "big boy room" is complete, but here is a sneak peek of the bedding.

My biggest splurge in the room is the madras quilt from Pottery Barn Kids. Other than that, I have tried to make or repurpose everything else.

My mom and I sewed the three standard navy blue shams with green chevron detail. I made the navy dust ruffle to match. The dinosaur sheets are from Target, and I made the "Dream" pillow with inspiration from PB Kids of course.

You might remember the "Will" sign from his nursery. It was originally painted grey to match his nursery decor, but my sister, Kristen, painted it navy to go with his new room. I sketched the dinosaurs on two canvas that I got from Hobby Lobby and then my father-in-law painted them for me. We have gotten a ton of help with this room.

The trash can is going to be Will's laundry basket. I still need to sew a liner for it. I got the inspiration from Pinterest (which is where I get almost all of my ideas). See the following picture from Pinterest:

I bought this bookshelf and the 3 baskets from Ikea. I am the process of sewing a seat cover for it. Then above the bookshelf, hopefully this weekend, I am going to finish building the book ledges that will hold all of Will's books. I plan on building 3 ledges that go wall-to-wall. There is a closet just to the left of this bookcase. The pictures below are my inspiration:

By the way, the striped ceiling in the above picture looks just like the ceiling in my new nursery. I can't wait to show you pictures when it is completed! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I have been very focused on getting a giant list of projects completed at my house. Therefore, the blog has been put on the backburner. I am far from being done with my list, but I want to take some time this week to show a few things that I have been working on. First up is a t-shirt quilt that I made for Matthew for Christmas. He has been begging me for about a year to make him one and I finally got around to it. It is the softest blanket that we own, so it gets a lot of use. Please note: Matthew LOVES to shop at Goodwill. A lot of the t-shirts he chose are not necessarily nostalgic, but just favorites of his. Click here for a link to the tutorial I used.

It is approximately 5 feet x 6 feet. I used a really soft green and navy plaid flannel for the backing.

This is my first quilt ever! I found that a t-shirt quilt is a great and cheap way to get started.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Easter 2013

This year we celebrated Easter a week early because all of my family was in town and we always go to Dallas on Easter to be with our church family at LTC. There are no little kids on my side of the family, so Will got to hunt Easter eggs all by himself and he loved it!
The paparazzi

Where are more eggs?

He was so proud of himself each time he put an egg in the basket. He would clap his hands and say "Yaaayyyy!"
Will always runs or walks quickly with only one big swinging arm.

Last Easter as a family of 3