Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ian Seamus - The Big Nursery Reveal!

It's finally done. The nursery is complete, and not a moment too soon, since he will be here 9/3 at the very latest!

Remember this room?

It is now, THIS! :)

Just a few more days now until I can hold my little man in my arms and welcome him to the world!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nursery Name Wall Decor!

I'm a firm believer that every nursery needs at least one or two things with the child's name in/on them. And with our underwater theme, I figured what better way to do that then with an OAR!

So I went to Cabela's (definitely not my scene!) and purchased a small oar for $15, and then went to the craft store and purchased a package of small knobs to glue onto said oar after it was all painted to my liking. (re: once my husband painted and didn't miss a spot!)

Then I purchased unfinished wood letters from Hobby Lobby and painted those white as well, so they had a good base going.

It only took one coat of paint for the letters, but I believe we did 2 or 3 coats on the oar and the knobs just to make sure coverage was there!

After the paint dried on the letters, I traced them onto scrapbook paper, and cut them out. After that, I used Mod Podge to adhere them to the wooden letters like so.
Next was finding a way to get them to hang off the knobs! I figured ribbon was the simplest solution in this situation, so I used super glue to stick the ribbons to the back of each letter (be careful to make sure the ribbons are the same length or else the letters will not hang evenly)

Now that we got this far, I realized I had no idea how I was going to put the actual oar on the wall. If it doesn't require glue, scissors, glitter, or a paintbrush, this is where I recruit the help of my trusty husband, who came up with a solution I like to call "TEETH!"

Then a quick test shot to make sure the letters hang evenly....
Close enough for my liking! Then came time to hang the oar on the wall, and with that! Ian's nursery is now complete. 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kid's Summer Craft Camp, and my First Guest Post!

I recently completed my first guest post over at Sowdering about in Seattle, as a part of Randi's Kids Summer Craft Camp series!

 I've always loved taking something old and seemingly useless, that would just wind up in the trash, and turning it into something not only functional, but adorable!


Click HERE to see what project we completed! As well as check out all the other amazing and fun, kid-friendly crafty goodness created by others around the blogosphere!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Family Circle Magazine has always been one of my favorites. Great recipes, great articles, and fun projects to do with varying age groups! My subscription showed up the other day, and on the cover I saw the most amazing looking enchiladas, and I knew I had to make them. That night. So I jammed the magazine into my purse, and headed to my local Meijer store for ingredients.

Click here for the recipe!

First step was to make shredded chicken. I always do this in the crock pot because it's easy and I can do other things while it's cooking. So I put 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot on high for 4 hours. And shredded the results.
I sprayed my casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and poured in a small layer of enchilada sauce. Then mixed the rest of the enchilada sauce into the chicken, along with the shredded cheese. 
Then the neufchatel cheese was spread on the tortillas, filled with the meat/cheese mixture, and then the tortilla was rolled up and placed in the baking dish!
Cover the enchiladas with the remaining cheese, and bake at 375 for 20 minutes, and then 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

 Garnish with whatever you want. I used jalapeno peppers because I love them!

Cut out your piece, and enjoy!