Monday, December 26, 2011

Short Tent Update

I decided to model Katie's play tent after this one:

These picture our from a tent made by her a woman who blogs from Norway. Her blog is called Mali-Mo. I cam across her blog on Pinterest and translated it with Google Translate.  I really enjoyed the whole thing.  Precious mom.  She made this for her daughter and I thought it was the best one I've seen.

I'm almost done with mine.  Here's a sneak peak:

Katie crib mobile used inside her play tent.

I will add more pictures later when she's a little more completed.  Until then, Have a happy year end!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Play Tents

...seriously cool.

Tent from the movie The Holiday

Ever since I saw the movie The Holiday with Jude Law & Cameron Diaz sitting under that precious play tent with his daughters, I've wanted to make one for my daughter!

Dreamy, right?

So, sometime between now and Christmas Day my husband and I are going to attempt to make our daughter a play tent; probably this weekend.  Maybe something like this that attaches to the ceiling:

2 Little Hooligans

Living with Punks

Or maybe even one like this.  It uses a card table as its base:

This is another fun idea, but wouldn't work for us in our set up:

Ohdeedoh (Kim Rakes)

Love the pockets in this tent:

We are leaning toward making a PVC frame, so we don't have to attach the tent to the wall.

Too ambitious?

We'll let you know how it goes!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Few Projects

Lately I have been busy with these two cuties.  I love my life.  Such joyful days with them.

Not much time for craftin'.  Though I have found time for a few projects:

Tie Onsie

Skinny Diaper Cake

Not so skinny diaper cake

Cupcake stand

Baby tutu

Tutu Dress/Fairy Costume


My precious Kate.  Love that girl!

I'm beginning to find more time to be creative without compromising my time with them.  I'm also enjoying introducing Katie to things she can do to be creative, too.

I believe that when we're creative, we glorify God who is the Creator of all things and made us this way for that end!

*If you have any questions about any of these projects or would like me to post a tutorial, let me know

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Celebrating JESUS at Christmas

 I have two small children.  This is the first year my daughter (2 1/2) is able to start to understand some about the meaning of Christmas.  I am so excited to have the chance to introduce her, and later my son, to the reason our family celebrates Christmas; it is the day we celebrate the birth of our LORD Jesus Christ.  Here are some ways I am trying to incorporate what I'm teaching her into our decorations this year:

Here are two Christmas printables that you can use to display in your home.  I have them above my mantle:

Free Printable can be found here.

Actually found this at Wal-Mart a few years back!

Star the wise men followed.  Made this from this tutorial.

Free printable can be found here:

So thankful to know Him and to have something worth celebrating.  I was lost and now I am found.  I was blind and now I see.  Praise His holy Name!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rising from the Dead?

So, it has been a LONG time since our last post.  My sister posted just after my son, 

He started his first couple of weeks in the NICU, but is just over 3 months now & doing great.  Praise the LORD!

We have since moved to a new home & have for the most part unpacked; pictures to come.

You can now get used to hearing from us again on a fairly regular basis.  We (I) have missed you!

Here's one more pic to leave you with:

This is my daughter Katie feeding Jackson.

Hope you feel blessed to the point of overflow--as I do.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Get those creative juices flowing!!

Hello Hello!
It has been a while since I last blogged. Lots of changes lately and I had to get reorganized into a new place. Now that the crafts and fabrics are all organized I am ready to start a new project! My sister had her baby boy, Jackson last week!! Yay!!1 He is so adorable! So now it is time for me to start the quilt for him. I bought the fabric in December....slacking BIG time! When needing inspiration I browse through Let me share some things today that are getting my creative juices flowing.........<3
This lacy Tiara Ring is by
It is just gorgeous and has gold and silver fused together with a photo etched pattern. $270
Vintage Bloom graphics $48
Vera Rose pearl & ribbon necklace $39.50
Paris on Yellow! A collection of 9 5x5 photos $45
Nine 1/2 yard bundles for $40 Haven;s Edge print by Nina Givens
More from black/white/red collection

This sweet Emma Pillowcase dress $25 Custom to any size you need!
Funky metal cuff bracelet for $48

Personalized stamped sterling silver jewelry $36
Teal Hobo in this gorgeous Anna Maria Horner fabric called Shadow in teal $38
And my FAVORITE--this vintage scarf quilt!!! Freakin fabulous!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

God is Funny

Let me first apologize for being a LOSER blogger lately.  Have not posted in forever.  Did I mention that I am 36 weeks pregnant & have a toddler?  Not to mention the other thing I'm blogging about today:

So, since we are pregnant with baby #2 and have no extra bedroom to put him in, we started thinking about moving to a new house.  Recently my husband had talked to the loan department at the bank he works for and they gave us the bad news on house prices right now (for the seller).  We would be lucky to pay off our loan if we sold our house.  So, I started to settle into the idea of feeling content and making it work in our tiny little house.  Thus:

I was coming up with all these great ideas for getting rid of things and making smarter storage in our home.  I was really starting to feel like, this could work--for now.  Apparently that is the place where God wanted me to get before He moved us on to something more.  Someone wants to buy our home and we have been given a GREAT down payment from our families!!!  We had no idea this was going to happen and are overwhelmed with their love, and God's provision.  

Right now, we are looking at houses and working on finalizing the sale of our house.  Most likely I will be packing up our whole house with a toddler and a newborn, but you know what?  I don't care at all because I am so thankful for His work on our behalf and for our lovely family.

We appreciate your prayers for us while we try to decide where to live and just go through the whole process.  If you've been there, then you know what all is involved : )

Thanks for hanging in there with our blog through the next two months while we have a lot going on around here!

Have a lovely weekend!!! xoxxo

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ten Blogs You Should Check Out

1)  If you like to decorate with teal, robin's egg blue, aqua, sky blue, seafoam green & ocean blue, you'll LOVE House of Turquoise.

Sneak peek: 

2)  If your design style is more "beachy,"  you should check out A Beach Cottage-Life by the Sea.

Sneak peek:

3)  The blog of Interior Designer,  Janell Beals, Isabella & Max Rooms.

Sneak peek:

4)  The blog of interior designer, Marianne Strong, Haven & Home.

Sneak peek:

5)  Blog of Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely.  She's amazing!  Her blog was named one of the 50 World's Best Design Blogs by the London Times Online.  She also has a stationery biz called, Pink Loves Brown.  You can find all sorts of goodies on her blog.  Interior design, fashion, precious kiddo photos, & whatever renovation project she is currently working on in her home.  Check her out : )

Sneak peek:

6)  Moth Design.  Inspiration!

This picture makes me excited for Spring!!

7)  Blog for Rachel Halvorson Designs, Nest Egg.  She's an interior design in Nashville, TN.  She says that her blog, "is a way of sharing pretty (and practical) ideas for your home."  

Sneak peek:

8)  Tatertots & Jello.  Blog of Jennifer Hadfield.  Her projects have been featured in Romantic Homes, Apartment Therapy, & Tip Junkie (to name a few).  You will get so many great ideas!
Sneak peek:

9)  Good Times Never Seem Sew Good.  Blog of Caroline Hughes.    She also the crafty chica behind the Etsy store, Cotton Lane.  She is very fun & is always coming up with new ideas.  She makes me smile & think she has yet to beat me at Words with Friends.  ; )

Sneak peek:

10)  Sand & Sisal.  Kim is the sister to Beth at The Stories of A to Z.  These ladies really know how to inspire and actually follow through with their inspirations and create.  They are big DIYers.  Watch them for ideas!

Sneak peek:

She also has lots of great recipes on her blog too!

Well, I hope you thoroughly enjoy getting to know these ladies & their blogs.  Leave them a comment when you visit & let them know Jacqueline with Creative Outpour sent ya!

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