Saturday, March 27, 2010

{Outdoor Decorating} Patio Space

{Loving the green! So fun!}

{Bench and green umbrella from Lowes}

{Table and chair set from KMart. All pillows from Kohls for a steal!}

What a beautiful Saturday! It's not that warm but the sun is shining, and it's a perfect spring day for a little yard work. My hubby cut the grass and put together our new patio set. In between feedings of my little one (my boy likes to eat!), I have been outside sweeping off the front porch and back patio, watering the pansies, and decorating the patio set with the new outdoor pillows I bought. Bring on the summer bbqs! Now, I'm off to finish making the lasagna and salad for our little dinner party with both sets of parents tonight...

~ Jamie & John's wedding invitations
~ Dean's Birth Announcements
~ My hubby's birthday party invitations (it's not a surprise...I know he checks out my blog....wink*)

Monday, March 22, 2010

{Crafting} Homemade Onesie

My sweet baby boy is one month old today. *Sniffle Sniffle* I can't believe it. I love watching him grow and change each day but part of me wants him to stay just as he is right now. In any case, to celebrate each month of his first year of life, I am making onesies to take his picture in. They are simple....just the number of the month old he is and a little handmade tag with the date on it. I also ordered him a monogrammed chair from PB Kids for him to sit in for his pics.

To make the onesie, I bought a fabric swatch of my choice from Joanne's. Then I enlarged the number one in the font I wanted on MS Word, printed it, cut it out on paper, pinned it on the fabric, and then cut it out on fabric. Then I pinned the fabric one on the onesie and using a needle and thread, I stitched (very unattractively...haha) around it until it was secure. Lastly, I used my scallop punch to make a little tag with the date and safety pinned it on. Presto!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

{Finishing Touches} Baby Boy's Nursery

Just a quick post today since it's way too beautiful outside to be on the computer! I ordered Dean's letters from PB Kids when I came home from the hospital and finally hung them up this morning. Other than adding some of his newborn pictures here and there, this boy's nursery is DONE!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

{Decorating} Spring/Easter!

Spring is in the air! The weather here has been beautiful for the past few days and if anyone deserves it, it's us here in NJ after the SNOWY winter we've had. In any case, the warm weather got me thinking about my spring decorations, which are pretty sparse. I don't have many Easter decorations either, but I did buy some pretty, sparkly eggs that I put into a glass hurricane and sat on the buffet table in my dining room. I also added a spring colored tea towel to the oven in my kitchen and put up new wreaths on my barn and front door. That's about it as of right now.

Does anyone have any cute decorating ideas for Easter or spring in general to share? Send them my way!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dean's Photo Shoot!

Oh baby boy melts my heart. I could just eat him up! I LOVE his sweet mouth...

{Pictures were taken at my home on 03.01.10 by Melissa Stottmann Photography -}.