Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall is here! Florida style!

Fall is here, but the summer weather will linger on for a few more weeks. That doesn't stop us from enjoying pumpkin patches, hayrides and some family fun. Anytime I can spend some time outside with my handsome boys, is perfection! Here are a few shots from some of our "Fall" adventures in sunny {and hot} Florida.

Our favorite by far, was our visit to Sweetfield Farm in Masaryktown. {Don't ask me how to pronounce it, we still aren't sure!}

We visited the farm last year, during the Spring for their Sunflower Maze, Jack was only 5 months old! We were very excited to take Jack to the farm this year. Pig races, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and lots of farm animals and games!

Jack was cheering on the piggies during their race! 

Riding the tractor for the hayride to the maze
Jack was asleep before we finished the maze. 
If you haven't been to Sweetfield Farm, here's the website! I highly recommend it!

We've been to a lot pumpkin patches this month! This one, we visited in Lakeland, near a beautiful Swan Lake.
I'll take this one! 

Hope you're all getting outside and enjoying the Fall activities with your families. 
Stay tuned for more Fall & Halloween pictures! 
Happy Fall!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's jammie time!

I received a sewing machine for my birthday. I've been sewing things ever since! I'm a beginner, but I am really enjoying it and trying a ton of new things. So, you never know, you might be a recipient of a sewing project featured on my blog!

Here are the first little pj pants I made for Jack!

Here is the tutorial that I used for the jammies for those of you interested in making some too!

Again, they aren't perfect, but made with love. Project Runway won't be calling me anytime soon...but hey...maybe in the future?? Only if I can make an entire Spring collection of pj pants...maybe?? I don't know, but I'm proud of these I made for Jack.

Hope this inspires you to get out your sewing machine and make something new! If you don't have a sewing machine, old fashion, needle & thread works too! can email me some measurements...and I can practice more & make some for your little one!

Thanks for visiting!

More DIY-ing!

I can't tell you when the DIY kick first began, but it's been in full swing for the last few months. I wanted to share a few of projects with you. And, as requested, the tutorial for the jammies I made for Jack.

I've been super excited about my bench seat, cushion and headboard that I made for the kitchen, well, it's finally done! Here's the finished project! See further down for more pictures of the process from start to finish. I couldn't have done this with out the handy work of my mother-in-law, as most of you know, she's the queen of DIY projects.

I finally found a pedestal table for the kitchen, now I'm waiting for the black kitchen chairs to arrive from $2.95 shipping? What?? Awesome site. Check it out! And the frame on the wall...those were Ikea cabinet doors, I painted white & added a clip for Jack's art. We made a Halloween ghost-handprint. He loved it!
Here are a few pictures we took during the process! These projects were all made with love, not perfect, but it was fun! Even Jack helped out!
Here's how it came together:
The headboard & chalkboard were from the same piece of FashionWall board from Lowe's(I have to give credit to my mother-in-law for knowing exactly what wood to use) Lowe's cut the pieces for us to the dimensions I needed. For the headboard, we added quilt batting, fabric & used the staple gun to layer and attach. For the chalkboard, we used extra crown molding we had leftover in the shed & used that to frame out the chalkboard. Then I used chalk spray paint . Easy breezy! :) Total cost for both projects... $45!
Hope this inspires you to start those 'pinterest projects' you've been putting off or encourages you to use what you have to mix things up a little. :)
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy!

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