Our Saturdays are often spent on the soccer field. Most weekends, it is an hour on a Saturday afternoon, enjoying the sun and watching our oldest play a game. Now that the season is coming to a close, we are in the midst of soccer tournaments. This means more hours on the soccer field, more prep for me the night before, and I feel like I need to have more options to keep him hydrated and fed between games.
Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever. Love them! I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl. My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.
So I had this grand idea. I asked my friend, who also has a small photography business, to set up an outdoor session for us this past fall. I was SO excited! I started pinning ideas to my Photo Ideas Pinterest Board, and envisioned a fantastic photo session where everyone cooperated, and my kids looked darling…..and yes, most of that happened. But not without some planning, thinking, and a little bit of stressing out. This was our first, of what will now be more, outdoor family shoots with a photographer. All these years, we’ve sufficed our family photos with pics from vacations, at Christmas, and the occasional pose at Target while we were having the kids’ photos taken. Why did I wait so long? Our outdoor pics turned out great, and now I have some family photo tips to share with you!
Glitter. It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon. This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter. That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN! I am so addicted. It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently. Despite the fact that I tried to sway her to bees, hearts, or butterflies, she wanted owls again. I tried and tried to show her images on Pinterest of butterflies, bees, and even cute hearts. None of it. She wanted owls again, so owls it is!
Go big or go home, that’s kind of the motto in our house. Along those same lines, we like to DIY on the cheap in our house. We will often pick up “oops” paint colors at the home improvement store, and then making do with the left over colors from our other painting projects to make something amazing. Well, our downstairs bathroom is no exception. And with the help of Cutting Edge Stencils, we now have an impressive and beautifully accented wall in what was once our very plain downstairs bathroom.
I am so, so excited to start 2015 with an organizational post, AND the Silhouette Challenge! Last year, the Silhouette Challenges were so fun and inspirational! This year, we are doing something different~each month has a bonus challenge. For January, we started with the very popular topic of ORGANIZATION, and the bonus challenge to use VINYL! I jumped at the chance to add some fun labels to my daughter’s toy bins for this month’s challenge. Organize? YES! Use vinyl? YES, YES!