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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Little Man baby shower

The theme was Little Man or more so Bow ties! Here is the shower that inspired my new chevron shades. It all started with this... e4adf6ba And then pretty much became the easiest shower decor ever. You just tie a bow on everything or turn whatever you can into a bowtie!;) c0644c05 The adorable cupcakes were made by our friend Nicola over at cup a dewdle dew. Check out her blog and USE HER if you are in need of some adorable and yummy cupcakes! fb8176f0 5134a293 986e6244 b20b72eb c074435b 344daff3 The beautiful mama to be! 791eaac0 Cupcake maker Nicola and the Mama to be! b6eb999a Mama to be and her Mama. Aren't they gorgeous!? 8bad5af2 fb75ac96 BFFs 1c1d6204 How amazing is this diaper cake. The Mama to be's Mama made it, I mean talent! It was a super fun afternoon with some pretty fabulous ladies. Now come on baby Penza we can't WAIT to meet you! xo A special thanks to the always fabulous Lindsey Regan Thorne for being my co-host! Your one creative gal and I swear everytime you come over my house becomes cleaner and more pretty, so thanks!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

DIY Roman Shades

Alright here’s a little DIY I did two weekends. I had ordered this chevron fabric from fabric.com and while playing around with using it as d├ęcor for a baby shower at my house I fell in LOVE with it as shades over our back door windows.

The yellow ones we currently have up there I ordered from potterybarn about 6 years ago so it was time for a change anyways.
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After taking the original ones off I realized it would be super easy to just remove the yellow fabric from the white backing and replace it with the chevron fabric. All it would take is scissors, a staple gun, needle and thread.
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The yellow fabric was wrapped around a square piece of wood at top and stapled to it. I first removed the yellow from the wood and from the white backing.
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Next, I measured out the chevron fabric to be the same length and height as the yellow. I pinned the sides in and ironed them down to give the edges a clean finish. NO sew!
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After that I layed the white backing over the chevron fabric and began reattaching them to the wood bar at the top. This is where the shade hangs from.
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Last step was just to sew all the little white circles back onto the white and chevron fabric. These little guys are what the string goes through to allow the shade to roll up when pulled.
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And wala! cd8ef88d 96d33db6 ab3cfb62 b6b2f54c 47bbf469
This might seemed complicated but I promise it was not. It's simply taking apart something and then remembering step by step how to put it back together just with new fabric. I would encourage you before you go out and buy new cushions or shades just look to see if they can be recovered. 12 dollars in fabric was a heck of a lot cheaper than 200 dollars in new roman shades. I’ll give myself a pat on the back for this one….

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's day weekend

We celebrated Father's day early with family on Saturday. Saturday morning we headed to Hickory where Hunters Grandaddy lives (Hunter Jr.) His retirement community was holding a fathers day breakfast so we joined in. To say Hunter 5 was hit would be an understatement. All of grandaddy's friends were so excited to meet the 5th generation of Hunters!
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After the shoot we packed up and headed to the lake condo! As of recent Hunters parents bought a condo, boat, and a jet ski on lake Norman. The condo also has a pool and beach access so we are now lucky enough to be just a few minutes away from paradise every free weekend!
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Sunday was less fun as we made right with Jesus by attending church and then piddled around the house doing chores. I did complete a little DIY project that I'm excited to share with u later this week!

Another busy week lies ahead as I prepare for a baby shower Im throwing in our home on Saturday and family to be in town for Hunter Vs baptism on Sunday. It def never ends...but I'm thankful.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Reagan's 2nd Birthday

Last weekend we traveled to Greenville to celebrate Cousin Reagan's 2nd Birthday! Aunt Carter and Uncle Chad have a beautiful home with an inground pool so relaxtion and fun we're VERY easy to come by! Carter did a wonderful job hosting a very low key, easy, yet fun and beautiful party! It's safe to say all the adorable kiddies and parents had a great time :) 9dbaf671 50e07bfd 0be5babb 888acdd3 8120f685 384c3893 a45b47ec 2215422a 888acdd3 f432dcba 67af751b And I personally am proud of myself for successfully driving 4 hours in the car by myself with the baby. (Hunter was on a golf trip with friends). It's all about timing, planning ahead, and having enough paci's up front with me to keep passing back to the baby. Oh and mickey mouse on the ipad helped too ;)
 
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