Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Just like my IKEA hack table project, I decided to use a water based Polyacrylic finish vs. the chalk pain wax. A quart is $15 at Home Depot (vs. $50 small can of wax) and it is easy to apply and durable, especially in a room that will be exposed to water/steam.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Labels: mama stuff
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Oh and I forgot about my other baby boy who won't let anyone sit on the couch without throwing the ball for him. Luckily I am good at multi-tasking.
So last week I made up with my old friend reading and also got myself some new spectacles! Jon teases me because I refuse to wear contacts and really I should wear my glasses all the time. The thought of something touching my eye and sitting there all day, no thank you. It had been 2 years since I bought my last pair and it was time for a change. I used the Virtual Try-On System at Firmoo.com to find a pair of glasses that fit my face. I never had to step foot in a store! That is a major plus for anyone with a baby. My last pair of glasses were a bit smaller but I decided to jump on the hipster, big glasses trend and chose these. Most frames are between $20-$40 making glasses actually affordable! My glasses arrived within a week and I must say, they are pretty freakin' awesome.
Today I am giving away 5 $30 gift certificates to Firmoo.com! You can score your own pair of tortoise shell hipster frames.
Monday, August 18, 2014
oh and I am talking about Ford's bottle strike over at MOMquery today
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
12 months. 12 months! We made it! This has been the sweetest, fulfilling, tiring, emotional year of my life and my heart is FULL! I don't think a day goes by that Jon and I talk about how much we love this little boy and how much FUN he is! He's understanding and learning and interacting so much, I don't feel like he's a baby anymore. The baby stage is so fleeting, I still can't believe I made it out on the other side. Ford is an absolute joy to be around, I am so lucky to be his mama.
Dislikes: getting his diaper changed, when Ernie knocks him over, being hungry, being hot
- "Praying" hands while we pray as a family
- Shaking his finger "no no" when we tell him (or Ernie) no
- Dancing when he hears music (basically swaying side to side and smiling)
- Pointing to body parts (head and eyes)
- Blowing on food when I tell him it's hot
- Standing on his own (mostly when he does something and wants to clap haha)
- Using his left hand all the time
- Holding his breath for 7 seconds at swim class
- Blowing on his food when it is "hot"
- Maverick's 1st birthday party and baby two baby showers!
- Going to the lake for Labor Day
- Going to Dallas for the Mecum Auto Auction
- Fall swim session starting in a few weeks
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We had guests fill out cards with their hopes and wishes for Ford
I completed 12 monthly photos of Ford and knew I wanted to display them at his party. I got my hands on a free pallet from a neighbor and nailed the photos along the wood. We chose #FordsFirst as the hashtag and had fun looking at what our friends posted!
I laminated his birthday banner so I can use in the future!
I had originally planned on making a mini angel food cake for Ford's smash cake but that was an epic fail. Luckily Nothing Bundt Cakes came to the rescue and a $3.99 bundlet did the job. Ford's birthday hat is from Dainty Couture and I plan on him wearing it on his birthday until he is 100.
Erica from Inspired By Above make a sweet little chalkboard birthday print for Ford and I am absolutely smitten with it! It was a fun way to share Ford's current stats/tricks/likes with our guests and I plan on hanging it in his room! Erica is offering $10 off any chalkboard print order placed before September 30th and 10% off an invitation order! If you mention my blog, you can get an additional 10% off!
I printed the chalkboard print as an "engineer print" at Staples, tacked it to a foam poster board, and set it on a borrowed IKEA easel. Fun, easy, and cheap birthday party decor!
It's my party I can furrow my brows if I want to
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Our milk and cookies bar!
I used Starbucks Frap bottles as vintage milk bottles, Jon enjoyed me making him drink the fraps! In addition to milk and cookies we served corn dogs, individual pasta salads, cupcakes, fruit kabobs, and salty snacks. I made homemade lemonade and had a big galvanized tub of beer, water, and sodas.
It didn't surprise me that Ford didn't care for his birthday cake because he is so picky right now. I tried giving him chocolate cake at a wedding a few weeks ago and he refused. Who is this kid?! He enjoyed feeding mommy his cake and ended up eating 4 cookies, whoops!
Embry in her festive Milk and Cookies dress!
The party was awesome and was over in the blink of an eye. I forgot to take pictures of most of the decor and wish I would have gotten a picture of all the baby friends we had over. After his cake smash, Ford spent the rest of the party on his splash pad shrieking and having a blast. Party of one!
My family stayed over after the party to help clean up and we put the babies to bed, ordered pizza, and opened his gifts! Boy do 1st birthday parties take a lot out of you. Thank you to our friends and family who helped make Ford's birthday party a hit! This morning we are off to Ford's 12 month well check and shots. Eeek.