Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Baby Shower

Hello Readers,

I promised that I'd show you some photos from the baby ya go!

Super cute, handmade invitation!

Yummy chocolate covered banana treat. 
(I found the tutorial that she used here, you're welcome)

She had cute little elephant confetti all around the room. I found out where you can buy them...check this out. And this

Her sister made lemon bars. I'm guessing that they really wanted to stick to a yellow theme.Here's a recipe you can try.

Her son's name displayed on a handmade banner.

My friend also made these gorgeous centerpieces. Here's her inspiration.

If you want to steal more of my friend's ideas, you can check out her baby shower pintrest board

Before you click that play button, please be kind.

 I didn't realize until after I got home how TERRIBLE an angle I had on my face. Granted, I was driving so I had more important things to pay attention to. I debated even uploading this video based on how insecure I felt. 

Then I realized that other girls like me are being invited to baby showers and all they can think about is their own loss. I felt like my thoughts would be encouraging to someone and that outweighed my insecurities.

So here you go people, judge me if you want. I'm putting my face and thoughts out there. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Baby shower after miscarriage

Hello Dear Readers,

I am currently enjoying pizza and a movie with my hubby. If you're a follower of my tumblr, then you'll know that I've gone to a baby shower today. Wanna see what I got? Watch this!

Don't feel like watching? That's okay, I'll show you everything I got right here. I'm even sweet enough to give you the links. 

I bought this letter J to hang on the nursery wall. My friend registered for it on Babies R Us.

I picked up this little guy from Carter's Baby. He was a complete hit! My friend's invitation had a yellow elephant stamped on it, so I assumed that she was going for an elephant theme. Thankfully I was right. 

I hit Old Navy the other day and picked up this fleece blanket. It's perfect for a boy and the hearts remind him that Mommy loves you!

Lastly, I picked up this cute baby boy's one-piece. I just love the little monster on the front and I think that my friend did too. 

Stay tuned to see the vlog and baby shower photos.

Night, night!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY: Bulletin Board Border

Hello Readers,

I felt like doing a DIY project today and if you're a teacher then you're in luck!
Today's' project is perfect for any teacher, teaching any age, and any topic!

Teacher's don't get paid much and that's okay. 
(we''s really NOT okay but we don't do it for money)
We do it because we love our students and because we are super passionate about their futures. We also love freebies or anything cheap that can really add to our classroom's pizzazz. 

Teachers, I give you... wrapping paper border!

You'll need:

- wrapping paper (get it on sale!)
- scissors
- a pen
- a laminator (most schools have one)
- a piece of an existing border (you can even borrow one)

So you'll want to get your hands on a piece of existing border. You really don't need much and you can even design your own pattern if you're feeling super.

Grab your wrapping paper and start tracing your pattern.
(tip: buy wrapping paper off season when it's 75 percent off)

By the way, check out this cute Christmas wrapping paper I'm using. It's so terribly charming with the little reindeer out on their holiday shopping, and the little Santa is picking up his Christmas tree. Soooo cute! I love how they drive their little cars around in a winter wonderland.

Cut out your border and laminate.

This is super important. Laminating makes your border really shine and you'll keep it for years! If you're going to go to all the work of cutting that bad boy out, laminate him.

Most school have a laminator, and some office supply stores give teacher discounts. 
Do a little research and when in doubt, pull out the teacher ID. You'll be surprised at how many places give teacher discounts.

After you're done cutting out your beautiful handmade border there are two options left.

One. Leave your border as is and mount it in a flash


Two. You can layer your border. I made this border out of spring themed wrapping paper and added a baby blue ribbon along the edge. The extra step just makes the border pop even more.

I hope that you try this DIY. You'll have something totally unique in your classroom and I would love to post your photos on the blog!

E-mail them to me at 

I can't wait to see what you make. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sewing Inspirations Gone Wrong

Hello Dear Readers and Happy New Year!

My husband and I set up a little sewing station for me over our Christmas break and I can't wait to show it to you. I just have a few more touches to do and then I'll need to take some nice photos to upload. 

My sister-in-law and I would just love to do a craft show this year. We decided to give our table a circus theme so I've been scouring all over Pintrest for some inspiration. 

I came across these sweet bears and I thought that I could modify them into circus bears with cool, fluffy collars and hats. 

I love the idea of using small scraps of fabric to jazz up an ordinary plushie, so this is what I ended up with.

She's not at all what my diy pattern looked like. Her ears aren't nice and round and her legs are lopsided. Her face is too big. I pretty much gave up when it came to the collar and just threw together a skirt. I added an old bracelet as a necklace and sat Mrs.Ugly Bear on my shelf while I contemplated my work.

(same bear, different background)

I brought her to a woman (very much skilled in sewing) to critique and show me where I went wrong. To my surprise, she loved the bear. She said it was like art and very crafty and creative. I tried pointing out my flaws to which I got "Oh hush! She looks wonderful!"

I am definitely going to try again, and hopefully next week I'll have a real circus bear to show to you all. 


(in Montreal for Christmas)