Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A New Endeavor?

About a week ago, I started a little craft project inspired from some Pinterest items for my mother-in-law's kitchen. (I'm helping her do a little updating. More on that later.) I loved the result so much that I've started making different versions for some other people in my life. I actually like them so much that I'm hoping to make it a little side business (as long as others like them as well).

I'm calling them "antiqued wooden photo plaques", but I also made a "antiqued wooden monogrammed plaque" as another option. I think they would make really wonderful gifts especially since they are so personalized. Basically they are painted with a couple different colors and then sanded to bring out the details with some distressing. Finally I add the photo and Mod Podge it into place. 

The final result works great either hanging on the wall or sitting on your table. Let's see what you guys think:


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So I'm loving making theses. I hope you like them! I already have a handful more to work on, but if you'd like one of your own, please let me know! 

Until next time...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wild E. Coyote & One Big Roll

We had Fisher's 2 month check-up today so I just had to give the official update on my growing boy. 
  • He weighed in at 11 pounds & 12 ounces
  • He is 23 1/4 inches long
  • He is currently in the 50th percentile for his age
I love getting the size update on our little guy, but this was definitely a bittersweet doctor's appointment since it was also time for his first round of shots. He did better than I expected although there were some tears with the three shots. Afterwards, his sweet legs were covered with seemingly giant band-aids decorated with Wild E. Coyote. 

Wow, doesn't Fisher look extremely upset? Yeah, he obviously recovered quickly. (Too bad daddy didn't.)

The absolute BEST part of the appointment was when the three of us were in the patient room waiting on the doctor. We had Fisher laying on the exam table and he was checking himself out in the mirror when he rolled over! I'm talking, completely rolled over from his back to his belly! He has done it twice before while laying on his play mat, but he hasn't ever been able to pull his arm out from underneath himself. This time he got that arm out! It was amazing to watch. Talk about some pumped parents!

Man, I just can't wait to see what is to come. I just know this boy is dying to get moving and we'll be in BIG trouble when he does.

Until next time...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fisher is 2 Months!

It's hard to believe it, but Fisher is now 2 months old and changing everyday. He is such a blessing!

  • He is still eating like a champ. He can drink 5 ounces of milk in a feeding...bottle feeding of course.
  • He has outgrown more of his clothes...the newborn outfits are no more.
  • He is now in size 1-2 diapers. Growing boy!
  • He is doing a great job of focusing on and following objects. He likes his animal picture book, his "If I were a cow" book and his crazy red, stuffed elephant.
  • He is getting stronger and doing a good job of lifting his head during tummy-time and while being held upright.
  • He is really discovering his vocal cords. He likes to say "goo" and he likes to giggle. 
  • He LOVES having his legs wiggled and moved around while laying down. It can seriously turn that kid's frown upside-down.
  • He much more aware of his hands these days. He's got a great little grip.
  • He LOVES his paci. He usually wants it when starts getting sleepy.
  • He had his first time away from mommy and daddy at 8 weeks. His Gran watched him while we went to a movie and grabbed some coffee. 
  • He is still holding on to his hair. 
  • He is still sleeping pretty well at night. He's still feeding once or twice during the night.
  • We are on a good routine of eating, playing & napping during the day. Our mornings being between 7:15am - 7:45am.
Here are some pictures from the past month:

Check out more pictures on my hubby's blog... www.snapfisher.blogspot.com

Until next time...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Craft Time: DIY Scarf & Golf Cake

So needless to say I've had a little less time these days for crafts (due to the little man you see below), but I have managed to have a little DIY fun. 

Yep. I just had to sneak in a photo. He's just too perfect not to feature. I can't deprive my readers of such a joy. OK, OK. Now, back to business. 

A while back I participated in a volunteer opportunity at church. It was a craft night open to our church women and a local women's recovery group. Besides fellowship, the focus of the night was obviously a craft. We all made scarves out of old t-shirts. It was so incredibly simple and a lot of fun! 

Here is the one I created. I used strips of fabric from a large gray t-shirt for mine. The "flower" detail was added once I got home and got my hands on a glue gun. 

The other "crafty" item I made recently was in the kitchen. For the first time ever, I made a cake and icing from scratch! I was quite intimidated, but I wanted to make a perfect cake for Father's Day. It was my hubby's first and my dad was in town to celebrate as well so I knew it had to be good. 

I knew I'd win the boys over on the flavor choice: Dark Chocolate Guinness cake with Bailey's Buttercream Frosting. (Oh, yeah. It was a man's cake for sure.) But I really wanted to create a fun decoration as well. The end result was inspired by their favorite activity and was a huge hit.

The "hole" is actually cut out of the cake and the flag says, "Happy Father's Day". (It also said, "You two are above Par", which didn't really work out since my hubby informed me  that being above par was a bad thing in golf. I guess that's what I get for trying to be clever with golf lingo. Oops.)

So my adorable little boy may be distracting from my craft time, but I'll still manage to squeak something out every now and then. Momma's got to have a little fun, right?

Until next time...