05 November 2009

pom poms

from the etsy shop PartyPoms

i love pom poms. i had them at our wedding and now i want to use them in our baby girl's nursery. i think i will do something like this right above her crib...in lieu of the traditional mobile. i think it's very feminine!

here is a link to a martha stewart tutorial on creating tissue paper pom poms (i used this tutorial to make the pom poms for my wedding and it worked out well!)


20 September 2009


just found this in the antique's section of the phoenix craigslist (here). too bad i don't have an extra hundred bucks to drop. it would be a nice addition to my house.

13 September 2009


i love how classy this halloween decor looks!

see it on life in the fun lane.

10 September 2009

cute decor

i stumbled upon this dining room/family room combination by stacey sargent and really liked a lot of the elements, so i thought i'd "catalogue" it for future reference. i like the wall by the dining room table especially! i love how it adds a little pop of color to the house. i also love the wall paper!

see the original post here.

07 September 2009


how adorable is this little swimsuit?

you can find it here.

but - since it costs a lovely $66, maybe i'll try making one in the future. i just love the design!

20 August 2009

more play kitchens

i am back on a play kitchen kick today, after taking max to the doctor and him loving the play kitchen in the office. i really don't like the look of the commercial play kitchens, they're kind of an eye-sore in a house, so i am really wanting to make our own. plus, a DIY kitchen has the potential to be much cheaper (the plastic kitchens and specialty kitchens are upwards of $150!). here are a few i have found that i am loving and will use as inspiration for the project.

most of these kitchens are from ohdeedoh.com and use ikea components as the base of the project. some are pricier DIY's than others but i think overall, i could probably make a play kitchen for easily under $100, but hopefully under $50 or $60 (perhaps using thrifted units instead of new ones from ikea).

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aren't they all so cute? there are a few i just love.

hart & sew giveaway

there is a little giveaway at hart & sew which i am super excited about because they are cute, girly headbands perfect for my little #2 on the way!!

go check them out now!

here's a link to the etsy shop, hairblooms.

07 August 2009

thinking october...

is this not the cutest halloween costume you've ever seen?

well, i think it is. i guess i just have something with animal costumes...i absolutely love them!

i think it'd be so cute for mr. max this october...but, if not for him, definitely for some baby in the future!

and it works, girl or boy...because this cute little monkey is a girl...

from katie did

29 July 2009

DEFINITE must-do project

i just saw this project on design mom and fell in love! i have been trying to figure out what to do for max when he is ready to move to a big boy bed and have been going between the toddler bed or twin bed scenario.

i wanted to do a twin bed cuz i didn't want to purchase another crib mattress (since a baby will be sleeping on it - we'll need two). but then, a toddler bed is a much better size and i am sure someday we'll need both a twin and a toddler bed.

this project would cost $75 for two toddler beds, so even cheaper for just one! that definitely beats out even the cheapest beds i have had my eye on. that price doesn't include a mattress but ikea has some mattresses (here, here, and here) that are definitely priced in my budget. PLUS, i can customize the bed however i want as far as color scheme goes.

i am really excited about this! i think i will either do it later this fall, before the baby comes, or have my dad make it for me when my parents come down to see the new baby. since big brother won't be two until after the baby is born, i think i definitely have time before he is ready to move to a bigger bed (that is unless he magically starts climbing out of his crib suddenly!).

see the entire project & tutorial here.

27 July 2009

magnetic ABCs

what a cute idea - and relatively cheap! which i always love.

this is the perfect way to teach my baby his ABCs!

tutorial here.