Monday, July 28, 2014

Another build!

I mentioned in another post that we were stopping our craft cottage build to start another small build. Maybe small wasn't the right word for it because it about kicked our booties! Most of it was the heat and the other was it's hard to manage babies plus be outside helping!  We must have been CRAZY to hang siding in 100 degree weather! Big thanks to my older B's who really stepped up to the plate to help us with the babies. So here is my project reveal!!

A few years ago we added on to our house. We had NO idea when we finished that we would end up welcoming three more babies into our lives. To write that makes my heart just weep with gratitude! Our old master is really big (in the addition we added on a new master) and easily can fit all four boys. The problem is our oldest son has a hard time sleeping and once he is  woken up he is UP. So we decided maybe keeping the babies on our side of the house for two more years would be a good idea since sometimes they still wake for a snuggle or milk. We had a covered side porch that has French doors entering our den and a just few feet from our room. I mentioned to my hubby we should make it a temporary nursery and later turn it into a locker room for backpacks and winter coats. He agreed and this weekend we set the plan in motion!! I'm happy to say in two days we were able to build two walls, install a door, and hang hardy board siding! Let me also say we have probably never worked so hard and the heat made it worse! Thank goodness for the pool, gaterade and air conditioner breaks! 
Here's our before: 

First wall up with radiate barrier. 

Long wall with siding the first day!

Finished siding! We both did a dance and high five when we put the last board up!

This is what we hope to turn it into AFTER we are done using it as a nursery! (This was a photo I found online and I'm not sure who to give photo credit too). 

Next up is electrical, adding the register for a/c, sheet rock, texturing, paint, flooring and trim. It's going to be many late nights of work and a few weekends but I'm so excited for this to be finished! 



Friday, July 25, 2014

Fireman Baby Shower

I'm so happy that I can finally share another big project I've been working on. I went straight from finishing the twins birthday to this shower for my amazing baby brother and SIL! My SIL's SIL and I had the best time coming up with ideas to reflect the theme my SIL wanted (my brother is a fireman, lol). I'm so very excited to have my first baby nephew to love on! My SIL's mom graciously offered to let us use her home and it couldn't have been more perfect! 
ENJOY!!
Cake Table

Aren't the burning buildings so cute!
Homemade Chocolate Cake with butter cream and fondant. The puppy I made out of clay
When you can't find the perfect napkin use ink and stamps on white!
The "FIRE" Chandelier was very eye catching!
Candy "Bar"




There are paper fire hydrants for guests to write sweet messages. Then they went into the black keepsake box!

Started his book collection


Keepsake box
Used Fireman theme clothes as decoration!

Write a silly message on a diaper to bring a smile to a tired new mom or dad!




Spray painted veggie cans for silverware holders!




Homemade Mac & Cheese, Sriracha Apricot Meatballs and Chick fil A

Cake Jars instead of cupcakes!

SIL's mom made this adorable wreath to welcome guests! 
CONGRATS R and T!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Craft building!

My husband is the best! For the last few months he has been working on building me a place to FINALLY craft until my hearts desire! It's been a slow process because of time, rain and heat. We are slowly getting there. Since he has the opportunity to work from home we decided to built one building with two separate spaces! This is going to free up tons of space in our home moving the sewing machines and craft items as well as give him a private work space! We have one door left to put on and then we are stopping to work on another building project (more on that in a later post). When we finish a small needed project we will resume and get the electrical going to it so we can FINISH! 
Here's what we have so far! 




I can't wait for this to be done! 


Checking In....


Hi Friends!! I finally have a few minutes to check in! We are having a jam packed summer! Between swimming, craft activities, meeting friends, party planning (stayed tuned because I've got fabulous pictures to show you in another post), exercise and TWO building projects it's been CRAZY!  

All the kids are doing great and growing like weeds!! The twins are getting so big!! Here's a few new stats on them...
1). They each have four teeth and are each cutting three new ones. You would never know though that they are even teething. They are the happiest babies I've ever seen! 

2). They are crawling and can get in a squat position. All they need to do is push up & they will be standing.

3). They do sippy cups during the day but one bottle before bed. 

4). We are still doing purées. They aren't big fans of chunky or finger foods other than puffs. They can pick them up using the finger and thumb but they haven't figured out hand to mouth yet. Barrett will eat/gnaw a vanilla cookie stick but Brennen isn't a fan. 

5). They both LOVE  two blankets when they go to bed. One is their birthday gift we had custom made and the other is a blanket my SIL 's grandma crocheted them. 

6). They are BUSY BUSY BUSY boys, lol!!! 

Custom blankets

Brennen with both blankets ans his fingers (he sucks his fingers with his wrist turned up)

Their cribs!! (This is a stock photo) 

They love their handled Nuk sippy cups and I do too!! 

Look at Barrett smile! 

Geez mom a little privacy! (Brennen)

Brennen with a full morning tummy.

Playing in their new play yard! 










Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer

The days have been flying! I can't believe it's already the 12th! We've been spending our days swimming, cooking/baking, taking walks before it gets to hot, Father's Day shopping and playing! We had a sweet little guest (my friends 4yr old) for a few days while his mama was in the hospital. I'm looking forward to next week because Riley is home for vacation!! We have lunch scheduled at Texas de Brazil to celebrate his birthday!! 

Today was craft day for Father's Day! Walgreens had white 100% cotton tshirts at Walgreens 4 for $10. I thought he could use them for around the house lounge/pajama shirts. I used picmonkey to design some transfers (if you try this don't forget to reverse them for printing). I printed them on freezer paper, ironed the freezer paper to the shirts, darkened the lines with a sharpie and then let the kids color them with fabric markers. They turned out so good!! I messed up on one shirt. I wasn't paying attention and ironed it upside down. Lol. Oh wow, Riley will think it's funny. The kids LOVED working on these! I had to make them promise not to spill the beans before Sunday!! This year Riley's dad is out of town so it will just be us. The kids are going to help me make Riley homemade banana pudding! 
If the weather is nice we plan to swim and grill bacon blue cheese burgers! Yum! 

Here are the shirts after ironing the design on and darkening it with sharpie. 



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shaklee June Special

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Nautical First Birthday























Boys with D

C & D modeling birthday hats

In Lieu of gifts we asked our friends and family to donate to Ronald McDonald House! This was the truck full of items we were able to bless them with after the party!! Yay!!