Friday, October 30, 2009

The ABC's

Take One:

Take Two:


I have such a serious sweet tooth right now, that even though I get so tired and don't want to cook, I bake like a maniac! We just had to have some Halloween themed sugar cookies this year, so I whipped up a batch last night, waited for Dad to get home from class and then we decorated!
Excuse my lack of makeup!
Brook took the decorating VERY seriously....
And the taste tests even more serious!
Ben frosted all our pumpkins- he's a professional!
Here's our spread- Happy Halloween One And All!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Punkin Smiley Faces

This is what Brook calls our Jack O Lanterns! She's so funny! We finally got around to carving some pumpkins for Halloween- six days before the big day!
Here's Brook consulting her designer
Dad's, Mom's, and Brook's
We had a lot of fun!

An Update

First, here's a fat pic of me- this was a week ago. Probably not going to take any more from here on out! I don't want to remember!
Now for the fun stuff- I made a diaper bag this weekend!! I think it turned out so cute! I looked on probably 4 different blogs and took elements from a bunch of DIY bag patterns that I liked and combined them into one super diaper bag! I love it!
Complete with pockets and a zipper closure! Tell me what you think!
The best part? I used a cushion cover I got at IKEA for 50 cents (which included the zipper already sewn in!), an old bedskirt for the liner, and a leftover piece of fabric from my mother in law! Total cost of this project: 50 cents

Monday, October 19, 2009

Having Fun with Crafty Blogs!

Here's my little cheeseball modeling my latest creation from blogland! Isn't she silly?

This is one of those famous "Men's shirt to Toddler dress" redos! However, I actually used a boy's size 8/10 and it worked great! Got it for free at a yard sale and figured it be a perfect practice piece in case I messed up, but it came out pretty darn cute if I say so myself!
(LOVE her "model" pose here... she's actually quite involved in a football game- my child... shocking I know!)
Here's the link to the genius lady who came up with this idea! I changed the straps slightly.
So fun to do! I really recommend trying it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Favorite Photo of the Week

Daddy & Brookie relaxing on the back porch this past summer

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birthday Post

Just as I started this post, I realized I never even posted about Brook's first birthday! That's over a year ago! And I still don't actually have the pictures from her party in my possession, which is probably why I never posted them! I need to get on that! Anyways, here's a few snapshots of the little cupcake party we had to celebrate our girl! Everyone took a cupcake with a blank canvas and had options to decorate it to fit them! It was pretty fun!

A few party guests and my birthday banner- I made it of scrapbook paper and laminated it! So much faster than sewing one and it lasts just as long- I love it!

The "spread" - I made cupcake pops and forgot to get a better picture than this... yep. They sort of look like a bunch of eyeball things at this angle, but they turned out pretty cute and they are delicious!
The birthday girl munchin on a cupcake

A little decorating of my own. There's an old belly shot for any of you curious to see how huge I am. Multiply that by 12....
Grandma and Aunt Emma with their cupcakes

Neenaw and Grandma Harward enjoying their cupcakes

All in all, everyone had fun and Brook felt special!
And I got to finally throw a party!