Baby’s ‘Year of Firsts’ Photo Keepsake

So Rowan just turned one recently, and I. Cannot. Believe. It.  Where did this past year go??  How is he a toddler now??  HOW DID THE BABY STAGE GO BY SO DARN FAST???  My baby’s not a baby anymore….*sniffle*

So, to help me remember all the little milestones and special moments from his first year, I created a first birthday photo keepsake for him with my Silhouette Cameo.  Now I don’t have to flip through his entire baby book when I’m feeling nostalgic (although I still do that quite often)….with this little keepsake, I can see all of his big moments in [Read more…]

Doodle Fun with Baby’s Faces!

What do you get when you combine a napping toddler with a momma who’s bored, but not quite bored enough to do housework??  If I’m that momma, it’s gonna be something silly!  That’s just what happened today.

My son was taking an extra long afternoon nap, and I had zero motivation to mop these floors (we all know they’re just going to get covered again in peas and puffs and apple juice during dinner, so why bother, right?).  So, I busted out my iPad and did a little doodle art project with some photos of his many faces!

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Easy DIY Holiday Banner from Paint Chips!

Did you know that you can cut paint chips with your Silhouette machine??  I know, so cool!  Here I’ll walk you through how I turned a stack of paint chips from a previously abandoned project into a DIY holiday banner….and greeting “card” surprise!

Father’s Day was quickly approaching and I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do for the Grandfathers.  We’ve never done real gifts for this holiday, and I didn’t want to just send a generic card from the store, especially since I just got my Silhouette Cameo a couple months ago. [Read more…]

How To Make a Family Growth Chart Ruler w/ Yearly Photos

If you’re on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen some giant growth chart rulers pop up periodically as you scroll.  I’ve been eyeing them for forever a while, but after checking out some pre-made ones on Etsy, I got a little sticker shock….no way was I paying $100+ for one of these!  I mean they’re super cute, but not that cute.

Then my little DIY light bulb went off…..why don’t I just make my own?!  I mean I’ve never stained wood before or used vinyl, but hey, there’s a first time for everything.  Plus, it would be the perfect first project for my new Silhouette Cameo.  And since my son was getting ready to turn one, there was no time like the present! [Read more…]

The Cub’s First Birthday Chalkboard Poster

It seems like everyone is doing a first birthday chalkboard poster (and smash cake) for their little one’s bash, so of course, I wanted one for my little man.  I actually started working on it when The Cub was about seven months old, and just added things and tweaked it little by little here and there until it was finally complete.  And it was so easy too!

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First Birthday Infographic

While perusing Pinterest a few months ago, I spotted a simple little first birthday infographic that had been created for a little one’s first birthday….and I knew I needed to make one for The Cub!  The pin I spotted did not track back to the original source (just the image link….boo), but here’s the version I threw together in Photoshop Elements for my little man….and I did it in only two nap times!

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The Cub’s Nursery

Before I became pregnant, I had a “For the Future Babies” board on Pinterest that was FILLED with nursery themes and decorating ideas.  So I thought I would have no problem finalizing my plans for my first child’s room….I’d just go peruse my plethora of pins (like that alliteration?) and then the room would design itself and I’d sit back and revel in its beauty along with my originality and natural interior decorating skills [/sarcasm].  Ha!  Yeah, well, that

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The Cub’s Nursery Wreath

Since The Cub was born pre-blog, this is a PBP (pre-blog post) and therefore I unfortunately don’t have step-by-step pictures for this wreath tutorial, but it’s pretty simple.  Here I’ll walk you through how I made this cool and hip wreath for a baby boy….my Cub!

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First Post!! {SCARY!}

So here’s my very first post on my very first blog!  Ahhhh, scary!  I had been pondering the idea of starting a blog for a few months now, and I can’t believe I’m actually doing it.  This is very exciting, but also incredibly slightly terrifying!  Will anyone read what I write?  Who knows.  Will anyone like what I create?  Again, who knows, and really, who cares.  All I’m concerned with at this point is doing something for myself, and this is it.

In my journey into Mommyhood, I’ve sort of lost a little of myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely completely wholehearted LOVE being a mom and especially being a SAHM.  But I still [Read more…]