Thursday, September 22, 2011

Learning to sleep is hard on a momma and how to a make cheap halloween decoration

This past week has been pretty tough. I'm trying to teach Brooke to finally go to sleep on her own (yes I know something I should have done a long time ago). Every day when she starts to get very sleepy I have been taking her upstairs, putting her in the pack n play in my bedroom, (I couldn't bare to put her in her own room right away) kissing her forehead of course, telling her I love her and to have a good nap, turning on the radio and saying nite nite baby and leaving the room. And then she cries, and cries, and cries, and I feel like the worst mother ever, and then a few minutes to a half hour later she's asleep. Hopefully now that were starting to get into a pattern the half hour times will be less and less and the few minutes will be more common until she doesn't cry at all. I have to admit being at my mom's house today when she was tired was so wonderful even tho I know she is getting a mixed message about nap time, I missed holding her while she fell asleep! I want to hold her but I know it's best for her to sleep on her own, and myself too! Finally time to myself to clean things up or maybe even take a nap too! Maybe even do some fall decorating!! I've only done 1 Halloween decoration so far, and it was an unfinished from last year. Maybe tomorrow I can break out the hot glue gun while Brooke is napping and finish my other "unfinished" from last year.

The project I just completed is SO cute. Everyday when I go up or down the stairs I just look at it in awe haha! The only thing that could maybe improve it and I'm still considering it, is to add Halloween ribbon to it to hang it with instead of the little metal piece that is on the back of it. So what is this wonderful cheap project?? Well it all starts with this....

A super cheap $1 photo frame from the dollar store. And then also a little of this...

A piece of scrapbook paper at about .50 cents and some Halloween scrapbook stickers no more than $3 (Since I bought supplies last year while suffering from pregnancy brain I have no clue what I actually spent). Also some spray paint. I have no idea what I spent on it but since I don't care to spend tons of money probably no more than $5.

Just spray paint till you can no longer see gold. (The hardest part is the edges of the frame since those are still visible when hanging. It used many coats of paint but I still probably have at least 1/2 to 3/4 of the can left so still lots of projects could be done with that $5 or so.

And when you put it all together.. you get....

SO CUTE! Plus it cost under $10. I love how it's hanging on my wall! Plus when I add the "eerie" footsteps craft to the steps it will look even so much cuter!!

Well I think that's all for me for tonight. I'm super tired. I'll just leave you with a few adorable pictures of my baby :o)


P.S. I hope you all like the new colors! I felt the old colors were making everything look too down and serious.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to buisness

Chris started back to work this past tuesday, I think he was pretty excited to get out of the house and away from baby duty every day :o) But that has left me to my own devices again so as soon as I finish getting everything back in running order, cleaned, and on schedule it will be craft craft craft! It's great timing with Halloween coming next month! I'm hoping to decorate with what I have, finish the few things I didn't get to last year and maybe make a few more :o)  I was eyeing up the baby food jars today thinking they'd make VERY cute little pumpkin tea light holders. So we shall see. I did get to do some craft projects not too long ago, Brielle came over for the afternoon so her mom could go to the dr.'s and we made lady bug things, bird seed tree ornaments, and braided bracelets from an old skirt I had in my scrap container. It was a fun afternoon!

We also had a great time at this years farm show! We ended up going 3 different days and bought our lamb on sale night! I'm looking forward to some good lamb meals this winter!

Tomorrow is our 3rd wedding anniversary so that's kind of exciting! We're going to go out to dinner just the 2 of us while my mom/sister idk which one probably both will be watching the baby. It will be nice to just go eat dinner and not worry about how much food Brooke is throwing on the floor haha. It's funny to think that 3 years ago today I was worrying about if it was going to rain during my wedding day and now here I am and the only thing I got to worry about it not waking the baby from her nap :o)  They've been a good 3 years and the future is looking great. Well It's time for me to go finish making dinner so I'll leave you all with a few more summer photos! Enjoy these last summer moments as fall is upon us.