Handmade Hooded Vest

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And by that, I mean machine sewn by my hands. ūüėČ

Hello, everyone!  I apologize in advance for this post.  My original intention was to post a DIY tutorial for a hooded vest that I recently sewed up for my kiddos, but I could
not wait to show you! ¬†So instead, this post is just to show you what is to come. ¬†Don’t mind the impromptu pics with food and phones! They were happy so I¬†snapped the shots. Continue reading

transforming a room: a closet into a nursery

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My husband and I were expecting our second child, and just like most parents we were putting together a list of names — boy names. ¬†Sure, we tossed around a few names for a baby girl, but we knew we were having another boy. ¬†We could feel it. ¬†Plus, that’s what the Chinese gender¬†chart told us. Just kidding!

So, there we were, waiting for the technician to start the ultrasound and *fingers crossed* find out what we were having. ¬†Boy. . . Girl. . .¬† It didn’t matter. ¬†We loved the child. ¬†But growing up with four other sisters, I knew what kind of special torture daughters could put their parents through. ¬†And I was terrified. ¬†My husband, on the other hand, was looking forward to a little girl. ¬†At the time, D was the epitome of a mama’s boy and Daddy Continue reading

lemons into lemonade — successfully flipping a DIY oops!

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I was on a mission… my first DIY project. ¬†It was going to be amazing, useful, and completely homemade. ¬†Who cares if I never bought wood or screws or nails before? ¬†My concept was ready and list in hand. ¬†I was going to walk into Home Depot like a boss. ¬†And I did. ¬†I measured out all the wood I thought I needed, grabbed a bunch of nails and, of course, snatched up a hand saw.

When I got home, my husband was thoroughly confused. ¬†What on earth was I going to make with all those materials? ¬†And then I told him… ¬†A shoe rack!!! ¬†I couldn’t contain my excitement. ¬†It was going to be perfect. ¬†A custom built, under-bench shoe box with two levels to keep all of our shoes neat, tidy, and HIDDEN. ¬†It was going to go riiighht under there… Continue reading