Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here's a fun way to do an herb pot for your deck or porch.
I took a tera-cotta pot from a yard sale and painted it with chalk paint. Then planted some of my favorite herbs in it and wrote what they are on the front of the pot with chalk. I also tied some twine on the pot to give it a more rustic look! I thought it was so cute...I gave it to my mom for mother's day...so now I need to make myself one!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here's a few random details of our lives the past 2 weeks!
Mother's Day with my mama! We had brunch after church at our house. Buck cooked waffles, eggs and bacon for us! So yummy.
Miss Jillian got her first BIG BOO BOO! She face planted into the concrete. A full face plant and slide. It left her forehead, nose and chin scrapped up and bleeding! Not to mention a giant goose egg on her forehead! Poor baby!
This is two days after the face plant, feeling a little better....wearing the cutest flip flops ever! She has ice cream on her face...I think daddy had something to do with that.
I've been working on a few things for the little man's room. The first thing is this big red box I got for free at a yard sale. I think I'm going to make it a toy box on wheels.....still working on it though.
And, the 2nd thing I've been working on for little man's room is his crib. Also a very big free blessing. I'm painting it grey!
Hello....My name is Jillian...I like spaghetti...A LOT!
excuse me....now, I need a bath.....
We finally have warm weather! YEAH! Which means....break out the swimming pool, swimsuits and flips flops! Our girls love to be outside CONSTANTLY!
Since finding out we have baby #4 on the way, we've been looking for a new vehicle. There is no possible way to fit 4 car seats in the back seat of the car...well.....unless I start stacking kids.......
A friend of ours who sells cars, got us a screaming deal on this 02 suburban!!! We love it. We didn't realize how crammed into the car we were until we spread out in the suburban. It also had 4 wheel drive, which is a must just to get up our driveway in the winter!
I love that it's leather (easy clean up with messy kids) and has bucket seats in the front and.......
in the middle, so we don't have to put the seats down when the big girls get in!
It has a very roomy back for a & m plus groceries and a stroller!!! Can't believe it! LOVE the space.
Well, that's a little of our lives....what's been going on in yours?
Monday, May 13, 2013
I've been shopping around lately for comfortable maxi skirts or maxi dresses to wear during this pregnancy (maxi just means really long). I've shopping for regular skirts and dresses though, not maternity. I'm doing this so that I can still wear them when I'm not pregnant! It's so hard for me to spend $ on clothes that I can only wear a short amount of time. So, I've been trying to make the most of my clothes and have them do double duty! All of this to say.....the maxi skirts and dresses I've been finding have been a little out of my price range. I had to ask myself , what's next? Next for me was, can I make one for cheaper? The answer was YES!!! I was so excited to walk into Joann's and find material and elastic for 2 skirts for only $20. So, I made 2 maxi skirts for $20!!!
Here's how to make your own maxi skirt. First, buy the amount of fabric you need. I'm 5'7", so to wear a maxi skirt right at my waist and still have it almost touch the ground, I needed 1 yard of each fabric.(the fabric I bought was 54" wide) And then I bought 1 package of 3" black elastic for the waist band. The fabric I used was a jersey knit. It flows nice, it's cool for the summer and you don't have to hem it. BONUS! A poly or rayon would work really well too.
To start, measure your waist for the elastic band length. Sew the ends of the elastic together to form a circle.
Then, sew your material up the long side, right sides together, so when your done you have a big tube.....
Pin your fabric to your elastic, right sides together. You'll have way more fabric than elastic, that's ok.
It will look like this when your done pinning. (I pinned it 8 -10 times around)
Next, you are going to sew the fabric to the elastic. Start sewing just to attach the two together and then you have to start pulling the elastic out.....stretch it while you are sewing. Not the fabric, just the elastic. This is going to pull in your extra fabric Just work from one pin to the next while you do this. Stretch your elastic, sew to the next pin....repeat. Do this all the way around.
When your done sewing, it will look like this.
Turn it right side out, and it will look like this!
Here is the finished product! While prego I can wear this just under my belly, and when I'm not prego I can wear it at my waist normally.
This is the tan one.
This is the black one.
There you have it. Two totally easy maxi skirts for $20 and only 20 minutes sewing time!!! I love projects like this!
Next I'm going to try a dress! I'll let you know if it turns out!
By the way... This is the 22 week belly also!!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Do you know it's MOTHER'S DAY on sunday??? A day to honor, cherish, spoil and pamper that amazing, special, spectacular, beautiful MOM in your life? It's not to late to make her a gift...here are a few ideas. Since I'm loving burlap and lace right now, all 3 of my ideas are made with burlap and lace! You could certainly do any of these projects with the material of your choice!
First project is a table runner.
Start with 2 yards of burlap of in my case an old feed sack.
Cut the feed sack (if you have one) open on both sides, so you can lay it out to equal 2 yards of fabric.
Frey the edges by pulling extra strings out until it looks like this...
Then cut your lace and pin it down the middle of the burlap.
After you pin the lace in place sew it onto the burlap, along all 4 sides. Also sew all the way around the burlap to prevent further fraying!
I also added some lace to each end of the runner to give it even more of a shabby feel!
Next is Burlap and lace coasters.
These are so easy!!! All you need for each coaster is 2- 4"x4" pieces of burlap. Sew the pieces together all 4 sides, then frey. Sew a 3"x3" piece of lace in the middle of your burlap, all 4 sides and criss cross through the middle.
And there you have it easy, cute coasters for summer!
The third project is a key chain. You sew the key chain the same way you do the coasters, except this piece of burlap is 2"x3" and the lace is 1"x2". I added this chain from Joann's. A package of 12 was on sale for only $1.79!
I hope your inspired to make your mom something beautiful this weekend! Don't forget to give her a big fat hug too!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday was our Missoula prairie sister show! We had a blast, as always. Here's a little photo recap.
Wow! I loved her cute banners and funky jewelry.
This is a cute little booth, cowgirl style!
The line to get in at 9:45!!! We love it when there is a line!
This is one of my favorite vendors, Rust and Rhinestones. She has really cute jewelry!
This was an old wheel barrow, being used as a magnet board.
Beautiful wedding rentals here at elegant events!
Awesome Paris pillows. The dresser is amazing too!
The cutest owl bags ever!
Love the blue and the mason jar towels.
This love sign is a great idea!
Miss Laura's trailer. SO CUTE! You have to see the inside sometime....
and our world famous prairie sister cupcakes!!! A fabulous time was had by all...we'll be back in September ...mark your calendars.
And I have to give a shout out to my AWESOME, HANDSOME, AMAZING, HUSBAND: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that after two very long, but very fun days at Prairie Sisters, I came home to a clean house, dishes done, kids: feed, bathed and in bed! I LOVE you Buck! You are the best man EVER!!! I've had 12 years with him and every one gets better! I wouldn't trade him for anything!