Monday, April 26, 2010

all dressed up!

baby girl had a photo shoot!

I realized this was long overdue, and so on a little trip to Las Vegas to visit my friend, she scheduled her AMAZING photographer come to the house. 

baby girl played dress up.


After about 45 minutes of cuteness, she decided she had enough. The bottom right corner picture tells the tale of a sweet little girl, who simply just got tired. It also happens to be one of my most favorite pictures!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Swanky Paper for PINGG

I am THRILLED to announce that Swanky Paper is participating in the Pingg Designer Series. I am honored and feel priviliged to have my designs nestled alongside other talented artists, including Giggle, Invitations by Dawn & Martha Stewart!

Have you used pingg before? They have fantastic online invitations and ecards, and give you the opportunity to send a hard copy too! Pingg offers mutiple social media options to get your event details out to the masses and even create a web page of your online invitation with additional accessories (we all LOVE accessories!) like videos, maps, charity & payment options - really, is there anything pingg doesn't do?

Take peek at some of my designs already online and please use them for your next online invitation or ecard!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am home from an extended weekend trip to the beautiful Las Vegas, where I visited one of my best friends. We had a great weekend filled with fun surprises, great shopping, delicious food and wonderful conversation.

I am happy to be back home with my family. I missed them. Now there is much to do...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Table

I recently wrote about our new table.  IT IS DONE!! I am so excited about it. I absolutely love the bench style seating and the fact that the top folds in half  - you know, just in case I want a smaller table top!

As we were working on it, my husband and I discussed what colors we would use to to stain it. I really wanted an old weathered look - I just didn't want to wait a few years while keeping it outside getting a natural weathered look.

My husband suggested a medium to dark stain and then white wash it. Now, before you start having flashbacks to furniture circa 1980, trust me when I tell you that it does conjure up any memories from the 80's when I look at it. 

After I white washed it, hubby sprayed a nice matte varnish to protect it.

{here it is with the table top folded in half}

What do you think? Does it look weathered or more like furniture from the 80's? 

Monday, April 5, 2010

In like a LION out like a LAMB

If ever there was a truer statement ... although in my case, not in reference to the weather!

March began with quite a bang for us here at home. Within the first week, between my husband and I, we made 5 trips to the doctor. Not for us - for the boys! I am getting my first taste of what life with boys will be like.

This month consisted of:
2 ear infections
8 stitches
1 broken arm
2 special trips to the radiologist for X-Rays
3 different casts (1st - hot pink, 2nd green, 3rd hot pink again)
9 total trips to the doctor

However, it wasn't ALL bad...
2 days at the Beach
train rides
1 day at the Discovery Science Center
1 visit to the Zoo
1 day of shopping
2 movie nights
6 late nights of girl talk

For what started off not so great, we ended our month in a great way ... spending time with my sister and her family.