Saturday, April 30, 2011

Free Mother's Day Card!

That special day for moms is in a week-- May 8th! has amazing, customizeable cards that are just adorable! Put in the code MDLOVE to get an awesome card for free (they'll even ship it direct for you.) Head on over!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Chalkboard Project and Giveaway!

My momma brain limits my memory to about 10 seconds, so it's vital to write down anything of importance. I've been wanting to make a chalkboard to jot down notes for a while now, and have just been searching for the perfect frame. I finally found this gorgeous beauty at an awesome thrift/ antique store in Roy. (It's called Second Tyme Around) The whole creation was easy and quick.

My supplies included:

The frame (originally plain wood in need of sanding and a coat of paint)

Chalkboard paint (about $6 at Lowes)

Spray paint

Antiquing glaze

MDF board to use for the chalkboard(so super cheap! I think it was $4 for a piece bigger than this. Plus, the hardware store will usually cut it to size for free)

Nails1. I sanded the frame, painted it with two coats of lime green paint, and let dry. Then I painted on the glaze, and wiped it off, so it was only left in the intricate, fine lines.

2. I painted the MDF board (already cut to the right size) with the chalkboard paint. I think I did 6 coats, and it's recommended to do at least 4.

3. I placed the chalkboard in the frame, and hammered in some very small nails to keep it in place.

Once we move I'll find a perfect place for it up on the wall! I just love how the bright green pops against the black- YUM!

I also made a mini-chalkboard using an old picture frame. It's perfect to put on your nightstand and write sweet messages to your hubby or kids. Want one? I'm giving away a mini chalkboard, and the winner gets to choose the frame color, so it'll match any room you want to put it in.

To enter, just leave a comment with your name and e-mail.

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**Giveaway goes till May 5th.

This post is linked up at SimplyDesigning.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I love us...

I cherish the precious moments when I am with my hubby and baby, breathing a big sigh of happiness, just thinking, "I love us." These moments have become more rare as my sweet lump of a baby has turned into a curios, crazy toddler. I am thankful to have a reminder of how thankful I am for my little family. Say it in your house with an adorable printout from eighteen25! They just come up with the cutest printouts to put up in your house, and they're free. I think I want the navy one. Find all the colors HERE and HERE. Adorable!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Because of you...

Because of you:

* I make sound effects and don't even realize it...

* The laundry is never finished.

* Cheerios are now a staple in my diet.

* All of my jeans have holes in the knees.

* I'm not afraid of boogers, vomit.... need I go on?

* I never take a shower without playing peek-a-boo with the shower curtain at the same time.

* Have more tears and sorrows, but also receive more joy and blessings.

* My heart has grown three sizes, and is filled to capacity with a love I couldn't have imagined.

* My understanding of sacrifice has increase 10X.

* My reflexes have greatly improved, and sometimes, I can even forsee accidents before they happen.

* I laugh at the small things, things that matter to you and fill us both with joy.

* I am proud to be your mother, your example, your best girlfriend.

Happy Birthday my dear Princess E. Life will never be the same, and I'm ok with that. Love and kisses, Mommy