Pre-Wedding to Now

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Homemade baby noisemaker

I used

Lately Jack has been obsessed with pulling hair so the ribbons provide a much less painful substitute ;).

1. Fill water bottle with rice, pom poms and other Christmas (or any holiday) item.  Also can use pasta, bells, beans or anything that makes noise.  I used Santas, snowflakes and pom poms.
2. Poke hole in top with an old screwdriver and thread ribbon of different lengths through
3.  Super glue the lid on.
Voila! A cute Christmas baby noisemaker

It will entertain for hours! Or 5 minutes, if I'm lucky ;)

In conclusion: an easy craft that he can entertain himself with while I watch a Hallmark Christmas
 movie. HoHoHo!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jack's Room
A Vintage Travel theme

Melissa and Doug Giraffe
Apple box bookshelves

Cutout monogram from Canton
Basset Crib from my childhood
Caden Lane Bedding, San Antonio, TX

Mobile, handmade with fabric scraps from my mother in law

Framed pages of an old atlas

Antique scale and truck from flea markets

Sheepskin rug from Tuesday Morning

Thanks for reading! <3 Jack

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

We left from Miami. I <3 Brickell Key.

One of many family reunions on board.  :(.  But no kids because we went in April. :)

The token towel animal picture.

My favorite dessert, chocolate martini.
Michael's favorite dessert, chocolate molten cake.

Puerto Rico, we took a mojito class

St. Thomas, we rode to the top of the mountain for pictures.

 Grand Turk, we power snorkeled
Our favorite show was the comedy show

Lots of pool fun and relaxing.  And weight gain. ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Latest Project, Zinc Shutter Headboard

                       BEFORE                                                               AFTER

Supplies needed:
- 2 Old sliding doors, I found these gems at Habitat Restore in Bryan, TX
- Drop cloth
- Annie Sloan cocoa
- Mixol, Dark brown
- Metallic acrylic paint
- light and dark wax
- cheesecloth or old T-Shirt
- regular brushes and wax brush

I used dark gold metallic paint to give it the Zinc feel

Mixol, from a store that sells Annie Sloan paint

My inspiration from Southern Grace store, Downtown Bryan
I think I got the colors pretty close

1. Paint two coats of Annie Sloan cocoa on the inside of the shutters. Let dry, 1 hour.
2. Mix cocoa with Mixol in a container, (be sure to make it dark enough to see a difference.  It took me several tries. Let dry, 2 hours.
3. Coat with thin coat of clear wax. See how here:  
4. Wipe thick spots with cheesecloth
5. Let dry overnight

6. Add the metallic paint using random and thick strokes with a black foam brush (the kind you made posters with and cost $.99 in craft stores) 

7. Apply the dark wax, concentrating in the grooves where the doors fold.  

You can see the detail of the dark wax here.  


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TV Addictions

My favorite shows of the new year:
Any that I'm leaving out?

 Downton Abbey
The most wholesome show on the list

 Cougar Town
If you liked Scrubs, you need to watch this

A classic

I just like when they sing

The Bachelor
Do I need to explain why?

Total trash I know.
Michael sneaks in the room every time it's on

Masters of Sex
Amazing acting

Modern Family
Everyone watches this one right?

New Girl
Some episodes are awesome, and others are awful.  But it's worth it for the awesome ones.

Starts in February
Walking Dead party anyone?