Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cheap and Cheerful

Yay! I have been loving the March Break. We have been busy busy over here getting everything ready the baby. My birthday is on April 8th, baby is due April 20th, and then Rorie's 5th birthday is on May 3rd. So, needless to say, there is lots going on.

I have lots of stuff to blog about! New bike (PINK!), ordered goodies, and more!

But I'm cheap (and oh so cheerful)! So, I'll be posting some nice meaty posts after the break! *waggles finger in a teasing fashion*

Oh oh! Also, I was the lucky recipient of the Stylish Blogger Award over at Oddity:86's Blog. I'll definitely pass this on, soon! hehe Thanks so much doll!

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Break! Spring Clean! Crafty!

As I said a couple of posts ago, I've been busier than a bee making honey these days, but I've not seen anything yet! :O During the March break we will be finishing up transforming my room into my/baby's room, getting the last bit of organizing and decorating done. Also, we will be doing a major overhaul of our storage room. Spring Cleaning! Yay?!

One of the things I've been keeping myself busy with is decor (since I'm not really allowed to do anything else, even though it goes against ever fiber of my stubborn being). I love to ogle all of the lovely crafty and inspiration blogs, and pop things into my favourites, especially things I'd like to do in future, and boy is my crafty folder full of goodies! The first couple of things I decided to try:

Cardboard Decorative Letters I found at craft eNVy

View the inspiration and tutorial here.

This was super easy, though a bit time consuming (maybe I'm a slow worker?) but I love how they turned out! I made this set for Rorie's room, and plan on making the same thing for the baby when it comes. I bought some craft paper, and a couple of wooden letters to trace since they were cheap, and I am impatient lol (I didn't want to wait for Ryan to print them out at school). Then I glued on cardboard, and used ribbon/buttons/pearls to decorate, since they were things I already had at home anyway. Can't wait to do more!

Butterfly Specimen Art I found at First Lady of the House

View the inspiration and tutorial here.

This was something that I didn't even really need to buy anything for. Though I don't have as many butterflies as First Lady of the House, I still love the result. I used butterfly clothespins (little fabric covered wooden butterflies on the pins) that I had bought from the dollar store a while back. I ripped off the little wooden butterflies, and then broke them in half (gosh that sounds cruel! haha) to give them a 3D effect. I also used a black frame my boyfriend found left in the building's laundry room, and painted it a cream colour. Cut some white card paper to size and stuck it in the frame. Then glued the butterflies in place. My daughter loves it!

And the finished product! New big girl decor for above her bed. I cut the stems off of the Dollarama flowers, and placed them in a pink vintage bowl I hadn't for a purpose for yet, and tada! Love ♥

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On a side note, the same day I posted my Hook-esque cupcakes, there was a post on the CraftZine blog for rainbow pudding! Sign from some unknown power that I MUST make this soon, I think so! Dreams of tasty goop, you will come true! hehe

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sick, Cupcakes, Exorcist Cat

My boyfriend has been sick for the past week or so, and now it seems I am coming down with something. Headaches, sleepiness, sore throat, stuffy nose, the horror! It's been a while since I've been sick though, maybe thanks to being pregnant? But now I feel like death warmed over.

Anywhoo! Last week Rorie and I had a blast making cupcakes. She chose the colours, and was the official cupcake decorator. She iced many of the cupcakes, and dumped tiny fistfuls of sprinkles on all the cupcakes. Yummy sprinkles :D Some of the cupcakes even have multiple colours of icing. All of the icing and sprinkles everywhere totally reminded me of Peter Pan adaptation "Hook" with Robin Williams, where they all imagine food, and it's all fantastical colours, and then have a massive food fight (throw some my way will yah?).

I used to dream of what all of those colours could taste like when I was little! *sighs nostalgically*

Also, something I was marveling over during family game night last week. Cats are insanely flexible. I mean... it's not like I didn't know before this, but when I see my cat practically pulling an exorcist, it blows my mind. Sadly I didn't quite get my camera out in time, so Morris moved slightly because of all my commotion, and the picture doesn't do him justice. But still, wowowow! haha

I am definitely going to be keeping my eyes peeled for anymore ninja cat moves >.>

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A week in review!

Busy busy busy! The last week has kept me so much so, that I've not really had a moment to sit and write a post (though I've kept up the commenting and lurking at other blogs lol). And when I haven't been busy, I've been resting. Ahh yes, rest!

This week has been filled with cupcakes (no real big surprise here), family game time (we picked up some board games a couple of weeks ago, so we have been spending a lot of family time playing them), working on designs for my Zazzle shop, gymnastics, swimming, laundry and more.

Today we had a family breakfast with Ryan's parents and sisters at the local Sugar Shack. Yummy pancakes, sausage, taffy on snow (so sweet!), and baked beans. Rorie had a blast dancing around to the live band.

I'll share some pictures tomorrow, because Rorie is visiting her Grandparents this afternoon, and I plan on taking full advantage, and relaxing some more. hehe

Hope everyone has had a great week! *squishes*


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