We Lived Happily Ever After: August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sneak Peak Preview of June's New Room!


So for the past few months since moving, I have been using my DIY to create a budget friendly, renter friendly, and military mobile bedroom for June.

And FYI: almost EVERYTHING in this room was made by me. I love DIY.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Love Bravely" and "Get Your Blog On Girl" Free Watercolor Printables

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all feeling better than I have been. Although, I can't complain because I love feeling my little baby moving around... and I am officially in my second trimester as of today! YAY!

Want to know a little secret? The husband and I are looking for a fixer upper. We actually found one that we LOVE (it is seriously adorable) but I don't know if we will go though with it. Especially since it seems to have a big mold problem . Mold is actually one of the smaller issues this almost 100 year old house has, believe it or not... With that said, mold isn't a very livable problem for a little one, a pregnant me, and a husband who is hyper mold sensitive. Bummer.

So we are on the lookout for something slightly less daunting. 

I will keep you all updated with that process! But back to today's printables. I fully believe in loving unconditionally. It takes a "brave" person to show this kind of love. Thus today's printable "Love Bravely."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The post that made me sick... literally! :)

Sooooo... I am making it public now! 

We are expecting baby # 2 here in the Hathaway Household!

As excited as I am, so far this pregnancy has been SO much harder than when I had June. And I was so intent that this time around, I would be the fittest, most healthy mommy, which would help postpartum me "bounce back" easier. 


That so isn't happening right now.

This time around I have had such intense morning sickness, while with June, I can only remember feeling nauseous once. Yep, that's right. I didn't realize how lucky I was to have almost no morning sickness! Now, June did give me terrible heartburn the whole pregnancy, so I didn't consider that part lucky. ;)

I'm almost in my second trimester (one more week to go!) but all I feel like doing is sleeping... like I make June take naps so I can too! Haha!

Anyways, I wanted to tell you all so you can 1) celebrate with me, and 2) understand why I haven't been as diligent with the blog, even though I have a zillion projects on my camera card. I mean, when it comes to sleeping or editing pictures... I'll let you guess which one I pick most the time.

People who already knew the news were begging me for a baby belly photo... so  this is my gift to them. I'm only 12 weeks, but I wanted it to look like an actual baby bump, so I ate a dozen chocolate chip cookies, inhaled deeply, and held my breath. Ahem.

So guess what I'm going to go do now... Haha! Hint: throw up or sleep. I'm hoping sleep.


This post is dedicated to all you wonderful mommies who knows what it feels like to do everything to fight the gag reflex, even though our husband's think we should just, as my two year old would say, "let it go!"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wild At Heart Free Watercolor Printable

Good Morning Everyone! 

As promised, here are the watercolor printables I used from Wednesday's tutorial (HERE!)

Want to hear something funny? When I was originally drafting this printable, it was late at night and I wrote "Wild of Heart" instead of "Wild at Heart." I don't think I've ever heard of Wild of Heart, so I changed the wording on the actual printable downloads. Haha! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to Create Amazing Watercolor Printables in Waterlogue

Hello Everyone! I'm so happy you are here! I would love it if you followed along on Pinterest and Instagram to keep up with my most recent projects and sneak peaks.

Today, I wanted to share this lovely printable I made... and then I was like, "Forget the printable! I NEED to show them how to make this printable!" 

Don't worry, I will still offer it as a free download later this week. :)

Haha... so anyways, I stayed up past 1 am to put this tutorial together for you all because I love you. :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Commercial Free Watercolor Backgrounds for your Digital Designs, Printables & More

Today I am teaming up with my friends over at Graphic Stock to bring you more fun freebies for your digital designs! 

If you haven't seen the other two collections I've done with them (Here and Here), then let me tell you a little bit about this awesome company. Graphic Stock is a HUGE DATABASE of digital graphics! You can find seamless wallpaper backgrounds, textures, beautiful graphics, stock images, and more, all royalty free- basically a designer's dream! The watercolor backgrounds are my personal favorite textures, but they have lots of other cool ones, like vintage paper (swoon!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

DIY Modern Ombre Wood Blocks

Why hello! I'm so thrilled you are visiting today! My almost three year old, June, LOVES playing with duplos. But she only had a few, so the husband and I wanted to get her more. But I did't feel like dishing out $30 on a bunch of ugly colored legos... okay, I think they are ugly colors... so I decided to use some $2 2x2 boards I had in my stash to make her some blocks. And my favorite part about them (other than they are super cheap to make) is that they are color coordinated with her room theme! That is a win-win folks! :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

14 Lovely Free Graphics for Digital Design

Hello everyone! I am on a color trend right now! Here are some super pretty & new graphics for you all, and they are Free for Personal Use, as always! If you are planning on using them commercially, or for branding, please purchase my commercial licence HERE. Also, please read my terms of use in the download folder, and follow the directions there if you have any questions.