Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Savi and Me!

Dear Savannah,

I can't believe you are already 4 months old. You are growing up so fast and you have quite the personality. You smile a lot, you love to be held, and you are very active with those little legs of yours. I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father chose me to be your mom. I love holding you, rocking you, soothing you, making you smile, giving you kisses, feeding you, cuddling with you, making you laugh, calming you down, and giving you baths. You bring me and your Dad so much joy... we can't imagine life without you. We love you Savi!

Love, Mom

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

We had a lot of fun on Father's Day! Stephen and Savannah had been sick all week but luckily they were feeling better on Sunday. It sure was hard balancing taking care of both of them. Savannah wanted to be held and cuddled all day... and hey I was not complaining I love cuddling with her. Poor Stephen had a fever of 103 and was miserable. It was SO sad. I also had to make sure to keep them as far apart from each other as I could because I didn't want them to get worse. I am so glad they were feeling better on Sunday!

I wanted to make Stephen's 1st Father's day special. I tried to give him something manly so I got him lots of tools for his new grill...he loved them! We also had his favorite breakfast which is german pancakes and a big, yummy dinner with family!

My good friend Veronica and I also made these pots and filled them with candy, sewed the mini tie, and hot glued it to the pot.

Our good friends made Savannah the cutest onesies when she was born and she is starting to fit in them now. Here is one of them.

Front of the onesie says: Mini Jett
Back of onesie says: Jumbo Jett
I love her little bum poking up in the air. This is how she rolls over when she is on her tummy...she sticks her bum up in the arm and rolls to her back. It is so cute!
There ya have it... that was our Father's Day! I hope everyone else enjoyed celebrating the wonderful men/fathers in your life on this special day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dresser Makeover!

I had so much fun working on this dresser for Savannah's room.
This is the dresser I had in my room growing up and I only spent $12.00 on supplies to fix it up! :)

Here is the dresser before:
I got this idea from homemadebyjill.blogspot.com and copied and pasted her step by step instructions below:

Here are the supplies you will need:
Measuring tape
Screw driver
Paint brush
Mod Podge (matte-finish)
Decorative paper
Exact-o knife

1. After cleaning your piece of furniture well, remove the old hardware.

2. Measure your drawer fronts

3. Measure and cut your decorative paper to size. I used scrap book paper that I found at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale the day I bought it (bonus!) A high-quality wrapping paper with a nice print would also work well. I had to piece two papers together on each drawer.

4. Using a paint brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge to your drawer fronts. Lay the decorative paper down on the drawer front and smooth out any bubbles. Let it dry completely.

5. Trim any excess paper that may overlap the drawer front using an exact-o knife.

6. Apply two additional coats of Mod Podge to the drawer fronts to seal (let each coat dry completely before re-applying). Be careful of your brush-strokes, since they will show. Avoid leaving any drips.

8. After they are dry attach your new hardware. Put the drawers back in the dresser.

9. Enjoy your new dresser!

Here is the dresser after:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Splish Splash!

Savannah LOVES bath time! She splashes and smiles like crazy when
we put her in her little tub!

Look closely and you will see the big waves of the water from her kicking! Don't forget to look at that big snowman belly... love it!

We love you Savannah Jane!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fabric Frames

I needed a new decoration in our bathroom but I didn't want to spend very much money so I decided to be a little crafty. Here is a little tutorial on what I did!

I bought the frames below from D.I for no more than a dollar.
I took the glass out and spray painted them a dark brown because it coordinated with the colors in our room.
These are the fabrics I used.
I cut a square of fabric a little bigger than the frame and used my hot glue gun to secure the edges.
This is what the 3 frames looked like when I was done hot gluing the fabric on.
I made these simple 3D flowers with brown fabric.
I placed the frames on once they had time to dry and hung them above the toilet in our bathroom.
It was fun, easy, and CHEAP. Perfect craft to do while the baby is sleeping! ;)