Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feeling nostalgic....

Hi everyone, happy Tuesday :)
My crafting/diy mojo is still lagging. I have a few projects that I could work on, but I'm feeling seriously blah and unmotivated. Not too sure why, but hopefully it passes soon. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my little nephew Oliver (due Feb 15th) and I find myself feeling nostalgic about my own little babies. Being almost 6 years old and almost 3 years old makes them most certainly NOT babies anymore :( Just thought I'd post a few pics of my little bugs when they were tiny. I miss squeezing them and I fear that poor little Oliver will most definitely suffer because of this. I'll try not to squeeze him too hard ;)

Sweet baby Noah...

And my beautiful baby girl Hayden.....

{sigh} These pictures put the hugest lump in my throat. It's not that I'm unhappy with where we are now. It's just....I don't know. It all just goes way too fast.
WARNING OLIVER: When you get here, you will be smothered with loved and squeezed so tightly by your auntie that you may not be able to breath for a second. I'll try my best to control myself, but I can't guarantee anything.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday's Etsy Faves...again :)

Sorry people, I fell off the face of the Earth this week. Well, not really. But combine a lack of motivation and a lost camera charger and that was me this week. Ha ha! I do have another round of Etsy faves for you though :)

LOOK at this aweome diy kit to make your own vintage wreath from In Color Order:
Isn't that wreath amazing!!!!!? You get all the supplies to make it in the kit. Awesome!! I love it so so much!

I am also loving this adorable anchor bracelet from Simply Chic 93. I love anything nautical :)

This USA map out of colorful vintage buttons from Jillian Audrey Designs is to-die-for!! Isn't it gorgeous!!!??
SO happy and colorful, I just love it!

Last but certainly not least is this beautiful glittery fringe banner from Nice:
I love the drama that the fringe adds to those beautiful glittery letters! SO so pretty!!!!

I plan to be productive this weekend so hopefully I'll have some projects to share next week :)
I hope your weekend is a great one!! xo

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Etsy Faves...

I fell off the wagon a bit and haven't done a "Friday's Etsy Faves" in a while. I love love love browsing around Etsy and I really do love sharing with you the happy treasures that I find there :)

First up today, just LOOK at this super adorable retro Valentine banner from RawBone Studio. SO stinkin' adorable!!!

My next fave is this super cute mustache calendar from Two Pooch Paperie. Ha ha!! Love it!
I am also lovin' this cute personalized leather business card holder from Bambina. I desperately need something cute to keep my business cards in (my purse is essentially a trash can at this point).

And my final fave for the day are these super "now" tags from REDSTARink . I love the pattern and colors on these :)
Freakin' Etsy!!! I LOVE U!!!!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Etsy {Love}

V-day has officially taken over my etsy shop :) Have a look at some new stuff coming soon.....

Clippies :)


and of course, pom poms :)

OohLalaCo is full of LOVE :)
Happy shopping people!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ok, so it's not actually "old" old.

As many of you may know, I love flea marketing. It's definitely one of my most favorite things to do! A while back I bought this stool at a flea market for $3. Luckily it was a small flea market because I didn't have my trusty flea marketing cart with me, and I hate having to carry my treasures around. It hinders the hunting if you know what I mean.
I had been looking for an old stool to use as a plant stand next to my high boy in the den (I mean, den/office/craft room/guest room).
I liked the aged look it had, but I wanted it to pop more. I decided that I would paint it RED (I'm kinda lovin' the red, aqua, white, thing I have happening in my house right now), and I also thought it would look cool if I taped off the bottom of the legs before I painted it. I flipped it over and taped up all 4 legs...
...and then I noticed underneath the seat of the stool was a Bed, Bath, & Beyond price tag for $19.99. Ha ha! apparently my "old" stool from the flea market, wasn't actually old. But, who cares right!!? Ha ha!!! Moving on. I took it out back and gave it a few coats of red spray paint.
After it was dry, I took it out front and had a little fun with my sander :)
Before distressing:
 Then I loaded her back in and did a little happy dance :)
I think the legs look cool like that....gives it a bit more interest :)
It's ok if it's not old old, right? It's someone's old stool that is new to me, right? ha ha, it's not like I'm taking it to the antiques roadshow or anything like that! It's a freakin' plant stand, right!? Can you hear me trying to convince myself?? ha ha!!! It's not antique and that's ok with me ;)

I like it! It's happy, and red, and "new-old." Ha ha!!!
Happy Wednesday everyone :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK day & some instagram {LOVE}

Happy MLK Day everyone!
I found this in my little guy's backpack the other day:
I {LOVE} it!! I think we should ALL sign something like this and hang it up for all to see :)

I also wanted to share some other instagram pictures that I've been taking....I love this app!

Hello kitty socks & sparkle Toms :)

Brownies for the kiddos (I only ate one tiny one, promise)
My sleeping angel...

My vacation feet...

My girl's new backpack (adorable - on super clearance at Old Navy)
And my happy little guy :)

This app is SO Much fun!!!
Have a great week everyone :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Not even really a craft, craft.

While they nap, I craft. It's quiet. SO very quiet. Crafting in the quiet. Oh yeah. Let me start by saying that I have a TON of things that I need to do. Special etsy orders for friends, photo props for another friend, CLEAN my house. But, nah. It's just too quiet.

Before it got quiet, I took down my Christmas cards from my Christmas card holder....and then I felt sad.

Before it got quiet I used my printer (I never use my printer, cricut, or any other noisy crafting tool during "quiet time.").
I printed some Valentine's Day words on card stock using a new fancy font that my sweet sis in law showed me how to download to my computer. Thx sis!
Once it was quiet (can you tell I love the quiet), I made a paper heart template and traced it around the fancy words to make some conversation hearts :-)

Then, after sitting still in the quiet for a few minutes (ha ha), I used my quiet scissors (he he) and cut them out.
Then I got distracted (what's new). I thought I would get fancy and hang the hearts from a branch that I took from the park earlier today.....so I {quietly} punched a bunch of holes in them. Hastily, I should say.

I yarn-ified my branch a bit....don't ask me why.
(at this point, I should have realized that this was not the direction I should be going). Alone in the quiet, I strung the hearts and circles from various lengths of yarn and hung them from the branch.
The hideousness that was described above went un-photographed. For a good reason. It was not cute.

So, the original plan of refilling my card holder resumed (& yep, it was still quiet).

I had to use 2 clips on each to cover up all of those hasty holes.
The font (called circus from da font) makes me happy :)

Big pic :)
(it even looks quiet, huh?? ha ha).
I hope you all are having a great weekend!