We Lived Happily Ever After: February 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fun Things to Come!!!

I'm 39+3 weeks pregnant today, with baby number 2! You bet I am spending most my time googling "how to induce labor!" Haha! 

I've had several "boy moms" tell me how hard it is to decorate (and buy clothes) for boys, because the commercial market focuses on girls. I totally agree! While I had the time of my life putting June's room together (see it HERE) I wanted to think outside the box of "baby blue" and "cars and airplanes" now that we are expecting a baby boy. Not that there is anything wrong with those styles, but I think they are way overdone; and I wanted something more interesting & unique for my little boy.

With all that said, I have'n been sharing as many DIY's with you all lately, mainly because they are all from the "top secret" nursery project I have been working on for the past couple months. Now that it's pretty much done, I thought you all deserve a behind the scenes sneak peak before the big reveal!

I am SUPER excited because I actually finished everything I wanted to do/dreamed up for the nursery, like this rocking horse rhino I made. It was one of those things that I REALLLY wanted to do, but didn't know if I could pull actually off. I postponed it for months, and last week I was like, "I'm going to give it a shot!" It was the hardest stuffed animal I've made to date, but I think it's my new favorite! Now to trim the baseboards to make it actually rock... Haha!

This nursery/little boy's room is full of super fun DIY's & I have to say it's totally my favorite space EVER! Don't worry, while all these sneak peaks are seriously awesome, I am still holding out on some of the most unique parts of the room. So this post is not a total spoiler. ;)

June kind of stole this sweater polar bear for herself. Haha! And yes, her boots are on the wrong feet. That's what you get when you let your three year old dress herself! ;)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Free Forest Animal Nursery Prints

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far. I'm super excited about today's post. You see, I've had several requests for printables made with my recent Forest Animal Graphics, and I am SO in love with these cute little critters! They are perfect for nursery artwork! Speaking of nurseries... I am almost done with the baby's nursery! I can't wait to do the big reveal, but if you are super curious, you can see lots of sneak peaks by visiting my Instagram

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How To Disassemble a Pallet, The Easy Way! (And Other Tips & Tricks)

The pallet craze is pretty awesome in my opinion... I mean it's free & pre-aged wood! My husband and I probably had about  20 of them in our garage over the past few months. I kid not.

I'm not an expert on all things building, but I wanted to share a few tips and pointers that we've learned from our many pallet projects.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mollie Makes: My First Magazine Feature!

Hey Everyone! I have some super exciting news: I had a tutorial published in the January 2015 issue of Mollie Makes!!!!!!!!

It's my first magazine feature & I had so much fun working on this project.

Here's what I made for Mollie Makes: A DIY Long Neck Dinosaur!

He's going to be in the new baby's nursery. Meanwhile, I'm just trying to keep June from "ridding" on him all the time. Lol!

I will be publishing the full tutorial on my blog in a few months, but in the meanwhile you can visit Mollie Makes to find out where to pick up your own issue to see the full tutorial!

I'm so excited, can you tell? Haha!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Free Rasterized PNG Font

Remember that cute print (HERE) I shared with you all earlier this week? Today I am going to share the Free Rasterized PNG Font I made it with. It's not a traditional, typable font. Instead, it's a hand drawn font with spots of transparency & a rough brush feel for all your digital design needs. And I am also going to show you how to use it in your designing! Go all the way to the bottom of the post for the download link. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hello Love Free Print

Okay, I seriously LOVE this print. I don't know why, but recently I am really into thick, splotchy fonts, and I am thrilled how my new PNG Font (which I will be sharing with you all as a free download) turned out on this print!

Friday, February 6, 2015

June's Valentine's Day Room & Printable Heart Banner

This week June and I decorated her room with lots of hearts for Valentine's Day! At three years old, she is just starting to really understand holidays; it's the cutest thing!

We cut lots of hearts out of scrap paper...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

XOXO Free Print

It's almost the big XOXO holiday! My three year old, June, and I have a nightly tradition of me kissing both her cheeks, and her nose. And then she does the same with me. If I, for whatever reason, forget, she always reminds me! But, according to her, I am not allowed to kiss her on the lips...  no idea why she doesn't like being kissed on the lips, but it's a game we play now: I try to kiss her lips, and she tries to wiggle out while laughing hysterically! Haha!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Free Love Print

Hey, hey, hey! I have another fun Valentine's Print for you all today!

This one was done with, you got it, a black sharpie! I love how brushy/rough it is!