happy to be me

Posts tagged ‘family’

My brain and my husbands brain

In the shower I was thinking about my roof. I know odd but the shower is where I do a lot of my brain storming. It’s actually where I came up with Annabella to name our daughter.
Anyways…
I decided that something with my brain tells me changing diapers isn’t bad while my husbands brain never thinks of it. Just like me working on the roof never crosses my mind but it does my husbands.
Not that it’s my duty to talk care of the kids and his to maintain the house it’s just how it works out.
Just an odd shower brainstorming that I wanted to share!
Thanks for reading!

20140320-215443.jpg

Mess maker

20140320-161334.jpg

Making a mess is always fun for my toddlers! My little hasn’t been feeling well and fell asleep on me which meant I couldn’t move until she was awake.

My son decided it was time to get out every toy in sight! 🙂 I didn’t protest as it kept him happy and busy.

Now let’s see how he likes helping clean up!

Newborn caterpillar photo prop

I’m so in love with this costume! I found it on etsy but asked my mom to make it for me instead!

She can now make things by looking at the picture which is totally awesome!

Our baby will only be a few days old once Halloween comes so thought this caterpillar costume would be perfect and cozy for her 🙂

20120825-121646.jpg

I can’t wait to see how hers turns out and to put our sweet baby girl in it!

Curtains

These are crocheted curtains using thread! Mom’s using them in her windows downstairs aka Dad’s Man Cave so you know they aren’t too girly!

This pattern must take awhile because she’s normally done in a flash! She’d been working on this for days, well putting it down and going back to it in between her many other projects. It was obviously worth the time though, I love the final look! It’s a fun, trendy pattern.

Try the pattern yourself follow the link…

http://www.bernat.com/search.php?key=Curtains&searchResults=&PATTERNS=Search

Spring to do list

My spring to do list!

Paint a bird house.
We bought a new home in October and need a new bird house!

Fly a kite.
My husband has never flown a kite. No seriously, never. I promise to change this the next nice day we get!

Paint filled egg art
I was looking for something like balloon art but easy for a 1 and 3 year old and came across this unique technique here

Make a spring memory book
I found the idea here

Grow geodes from egg shells
I found here

Spring photo checklist
check it out

20140311-222207.jpg

The best part is sharing it with these two.

Thanks for reading!
Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

Gifting is my favorite

20140311-211728.jpg

I try to be great at gifting.

To me someone’s reaction to a gift you spent time thinking about is the best.

I’m currently getting a baby shower basket ready for a friend who unexpectedly lost her husband a couple months ago. She’s about to have their first child.

I put together a basket I bought from michaels for her that includes…
A stuffed animal
Mints
Gum
Shampoo
Bed time bath
Nail polish (blue for boy)
Yogurt pretzels
Etsy monthly milestone cards
Month to month cards
Parenting magazine
Baby wipes
Free printed congrats card
Scented lotion and hand soap
Onesie cupcakes
Shutterfly custom photo baby book

20140311-212137.jpg

These are the cupcake onesies. It’s four onesies, two pairs of socks, a cupcake box, four cupcake liners, tape and a ribbon!
You just roll the onesies with a sock sticking out of the top to make them look like cupcakes! It’s super easy and totally adorable!

The shutterfly book is my favorite. I put it together of pictures of her husband and her with cute sayings throughout. I added spots for her to add photos too such as months 1-4, first vacation, first haircut, baptism etc. I know she will appreciate this and can’t wait to see her face!

Thanks for reading!

Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

Painting rocks

20120728-120446.jpg

Today we decided to paint rocks!

This might sound silly but it was fun and cheap!

20120728-120507.jpg

Kyler loves bringing a few rocks inside anyways so when I had him gather a few he was excited to help!

20120728-120516.jpg

We used easy washable painting sponge tubes… I forget what they’re called at the moment. They’re also scented so he ends up with a few dots in his nose because he can’t resist the smell! 🙂

This was a fun, mess free project that I could definitely see doing again if he wanted!

20120728-120813.jpg

Big brother nursery gift

We had these three boxes to hang on the wall in our guest room and ended up taking them out and putting them on a shelf in the garage to collect dust.

20120726-122828.jpg

Now that we are getting the nursery ready for our little girl I would like to do as much DIY projects as possible to make it more homey and of course cheaper!

20120726-123036.jpg

20120726-123043.jpg

20120726-123101.jpg

20120726-123111.jpg

20120726-123121.jpg

So I had the idea of having our son Kyler paint the boxes!

He had a great time and they came out super cute!

We used washable children’s paint to keep it as clean as possible.

Of course Ky had a bath immediately after and it easily wipes off of the kitchen floor!

This was definitely fun for all of us and a great gift to his soon to be little sister.

20120726-123242.jpg

20120726-123251.jpg

20120726-123258.jpg

20120726-123311.jpg

I let them dry and now have them hanging in the nursery and am excited for more projects to come!

20120726-123330.jpg

Crib and bedding

We have put the crib together!

We still have a little under three months to have everything ready for Annabella’s arrival so I haven’t started panicking yet.

I love to have everything ready way far in advance so I’m sure I’ll be going crazy soon.

Our son helps time fly by waiting for Annabella’s arrival. I remember waiting for him seemed like forever and now I feel like time is going by too fast.

20120710-125724.jpg

While we were putting the. Rib together Kyler (our son) tore the styrofoam packing to bits and pieces!!!!! There’s a huge mess but he really enjoyed himself and we got the crib done while laughing at the same time.

We bought the crib bedding from The Land of Nod.

It was a bit pricey but the quality is great and I fell in love with the pattern.

20120710-125851.jpg

We forgot to buy a mattress the last time we were out so I can’t put the bedding in yet but I will ASAP!

I can’t wait for the room to be finished and ready for our sweet baby girl.

Growing Gladiolus flowers

My parents planted Gladiolus this year and they have bloomed beautifully!

Mom says they take a lot of fussing over but they look terrific on the table.

20120710-122133.jpg

My parents do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

20120710-122157.jpg

They planted over 100 bulbs then found out they may need to dig up to winter in the cellar then replant in spring.

If you’re ok with the extra work these are definitely worth it!

Tag Cloud