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What's in my Hospital Bag!?

 

I am officially hospital ready!

Let me not write about it though, I decided to record my first ever video for you aka a VLOG! (video+blog=vlog), (that's the correct lingo to use.) So enjoy my VLOG on What's in My Hospital Bag!!

Also, feel free to make suggestions on what else you think would be handy! As you know, this is my first time doing this, so suggestions are appreciated!

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Painted Antlers

So....a few months ago, I started noticing this trend on Pinterest of painted antlers! They looked so great, and antlers in my family are easy to come by!

I grew up a country girl, and I come from a family of hunters, so to find antlers laying around the house or shop isn't a rare site.  So over Christmas when I was visiting my dad I grabbed a handful of deer antlers from his house and brought them home to have fun with.

I pulled out some tape, and paint, and started getting creative!

It was really fun, and I am excited about the way they turned out.  I even have a pair of antlers set up in my baby boy's room as decoration!

And notice his adorable fedora that I picked up at Target yesterday!! I love it!

Here's all the antlers I made:

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

A few of the antlers I'm not using in my nursery I have up FOR SALE in my Etsy Shop!

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Find on Etsy

These were super fun to make! If you like the designs you see, check them out at my Naturally Nifty Etsy Shop, or message me about getting custom colors/designs!

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DIY Whale Clock!

So this weekend I obviously had to play with my new Silhouette!!

I am still just so excited and constantly pinning new project ideas to work on! I can't wait for the long MLK weekend to have more time to work on baby crafts!

Anyways, this weekend I decided to partner with my husband to make something I pinned on my Baby Boy Suell Pinterest Board, it's a Whale Clock from Land of Nod.

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Anyways, I pinned this, and decided after my husband got a scroll saw for Christmas that we would try to make it! I am loving whales, and although I wouldn't say I am doing a whale theme in the baby nursery, I will have a few cute whale pieces.

So here's what we did:

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First, I took some scrap wood, (it's actually wood from our old kitchen cabinets that we took out), and I free handed the whale while looking at the picture.

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Then my husband used his scroll saw to cut it out.  It was his first project with his new toy, so that was fun! It isn't as smooth on the edges as the Land of Nod one, but that is great with me! I love the roughed edges!!

Then I took sand paper and sanded all around, including the edges.

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Then I bought the clock shape from the Silhouette Store, and took the circles off of it to just use the numbers.  I then cut them out with vinyl and my cameo.  I also used a clock kit, (which was the only thing we paid for) from Hobby Lobby, it cost under $5.

I also decided to stain the edges with a dark wood stain, just to add some character.

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So here's what you get from start to finish!

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See, DIY is definitely cheaper! Plus it was upcycled wood, which is always great!

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The Silhouette is MINE!!

So this is real life! I can't believe I am finally holding one of these in my arms, at my house!!

silhouette cameoIf you are wondering what it is, well it's a crafter's dream come true! The SILHOUETTE CAMEO is an electronic cutting tool! You can do so much with it!

I had the privilege over the past few months to use my friends and I did some amazing stuff with it for my gender reveal party! So much fun!

Then once I found out I was getting one of my own for Christmas, I started a Pinterest Board just for Silhouette projects that I want to do! Mainly having to do with cute baby stuff! I bought a bundle, so I got gift cards to their online store, a cover for the machine, two blades (one for fabric, one for paper), and fabric adhesive! I have done so much with vinyl already that I wanted to try out some fabric projects! I have cute onesies in mind :-)

Here are some things I did with my friends machine so you can get a better idea of project possibilities!

I cut the vinyl nativity scene out with the machine, and painted wood to put it on! So easy & cute!

I cute vinyl out to say Baby Boy, (there is also a girl one).  I then put it on the frame glass and put glitter paper behind it.

I made tons here: The banner, I cut the banner & letters out. I made all the frames with cute vinyl and scrapbook paper. & the gold dots on the table. I was going to string those together but it didn't work out!

So you get the idea, this machine is AMAZING!! I can't wait to play with some baby clothes ideas!!! & don't worry I will definitely be sharing them here, and on Instagram of course :-)

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Picked Out My Baby Bedding Patterns & An Apology

Little Sis here.....let's just face the facts, it has been way too long, and Big Sis and I both got burnt out with writing blog posts.  In the midst of both of us moving, buying houses, having a new baby, being pregnant....we have just been swamped with life.  I will make this short and sweet because really I feel bad for my lack of posting, but all-in-all, I think we just need to get back to raw posting.  Just sharing our hearts, and how we are doing, or what fun things we are up to in our homes or with our families.   I think that is when we enjoy posting the most, rather than posting to stay on schedule or having the feeling that we have to entertain readers, or do everything perfectly. So here it is.  For now on, we promise to just be US! We may not post weekly.  We will probably misspell words.  And our photos most definitely will not be perfectly edited, but we will have fun sharing our lives with you! So here goes!

 

Let's start with this....I, Little Sis am officially 25 weeks pregnant! After miscarrying in May 2013, (read about that HERE) this pregnancy has been amazing, and I know that we are having  BABY BOY! We are so thrilled!

25 Weeks Prego--in Cocoa Beach, Florida with my husband!

So anyways, we found out in mid-December our baby gender, and since then I have been busy with holiday stuff, but I am filling my Pinterest Boards with baby boy room ideas, and I am so excited to get back home and start on our Little One's nursery!

So I am so proud to say that I spent last night picking fabrics out for my baby bedding! I was actually really stressed about it, but it turned out to be not so bad.  So here's what I came up with!

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Let me tell you how each of these fabrics will be used:

Starting on the top left: will be the crib bedskirt. The next two prints on the top will be made into a baby blanket.

Bottom left: will be the outside of the bumper, the bottom middle will be the inside of the bumper.

Those are the main ones we are using.  My husband thought the bottom right looked too girlie.  So I decided to opt out of using it on the crib, but I like it so much I may get a pillow made from it to throw on my rocker.

 

So what do you think?? Obviously our colors are the teal/mint, navy, and gray!!

 

By the way, it's great to be BACK!!