Monday, August 31, 2015

Bassinet Redo

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Personally, I don't want summer to end, so I'm in denial that it's flying by so fast!

Anyways, to day I thought I'd show you all one of the last "befores" from  Jason's Nursery

I've had a lot of questions about this sweet bassinet. Mainly where it's from.

It is actually an antique that was give to us by a mutual friend. It was actually a mahogany color when we got it first. But when we had June we spray painted it a cream color to match our bedroom from way back when we first got married. Unfortunately, the only before photo I have of it was from it's "cream" stage.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DIY Ammo Can Diaper Box

I wanted to do something fun & creative for diaper storage for Jason's nursery.

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DIY Boot Camp Love Letter Artwork

There is nothing like a long, miserable separation like boot camp or deployment to make the heart grow fonder... I literally felt sick with loneliness when my husband left for boot camp to become a US Marine. I had a wonderful support system at home, but he is the one my heart loves. 

The best thing that came from boot camp was the letters. Oh my, those precious, beautiful letters from him were like gold. I would write him every single day, but he only was able to fit it in late at night using a flashlight under a blanket when no DI's were around. He sent me a lot considering how scare his time was. To read more about my tips for boot camp from the home front you can go HERE, or read about my first letter from boot camp HERE. To this day I have them in a box.

Now, my amazing wonderful husband isn't the type of guy who says a lot... but he writes amazing letters! So when I considered putting our letters from boot camp up in our room as artwork, I decided to use one of my favorite letters from him & put it up in my room, so I can always look up and know how he truly feels about me every day- without bugging him to say it! LOL! ;) (Pss- Silas, when you read this just remember that I LOVE you just the way you are baby!!!)

I ended up having him choose a letter from me (one without the bank statements... or football draft picks... and sports articles I sent while he was in boot camp please! ;) and making two art canvases. 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

How To Use A Printer For Ink Image Transfers- A New, Easier Method Without Wax Paper!

Hey everyone! So I have a super cute DIY to share with you guys today. Probably all of you who are on pinterest have seen the idea of printing on wax paper & transferring it onto something else. It's super cool, right? Well, I tried it following the tips from a few different posts, but I could not for the heck of me get my printer to accept the wax paper. It kept pulling the wax paper off the sheet, and getting the tape on the insides of my printer. I just spent more than several hundred dollars on that baby, it's state of the art, and I did not want to break it. So I started brain storming, thinking that there must be a better way to do this.


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