Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sleeves and Summer Refashioning

I've ventured out into the world of sleeves and was very pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't as scary as I had imagined. Yay!! I've also been having so much fun "revamping" more old clothes into summer clothes for Catelyn. I think I'm finding I like making new clothes out of old clothes even better than starting from a pattern. When refashioning something, a lot of the "dirty work" (i.e. hems, serges, button holes and pre-sewn buttons, etc...) are already done... and that makes the project quicker, which makes me happy. Here are a few of the things I've made. :)

This outfit and the next, I forgot to get the "before" pics. Oh well. This first one,
all I had to do was add the straps to take an adult top to a toddler dress. Easy enough. :)
This top was originally similar to the white shirt "before" pic (down below).
I made this one into a halter though.
The rest of these are "before" and "after" pics.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lip Gloss and Nail Polish

Catelyn and I had a little spa party the other day, where she did her own makeup and I painted her nails. The results...."beautiful darling, absolutely beautiful!!"

Friday, January 21, 2011

Look Who's Crawling!

For about a month, Tripp has been hanging out in the crawling position, but couldn't quite figure out how to actually crawl. Then, about a week and a half ago, something clicked and off he went. He'll only go short distances, because I don't think he's realizes he can go all over just yet...which I'm ok with. :) Now we're brain storming how to contain the little guy down stairs on the cold, hard concrete floors. Congrats on the big step buddy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentines Wreath

I know it's only the middle of January, but I've got Valentines on the mind. The color's are so fun and happy, and you need that (at least I do) when it's so cold and dreary outside. Anyways, a couple weeks ago, I saw this tutorial from House of Smith's on how to make paper roses out of crape/streamer paper. I thought it was so cute, and Target had some crape paper on sale in their Christmas section for 75% off. I already had red paint and the styrofoam wreath form, so the total project cost came to about 65 cents, which fits my budget beautifully! It was a bit time consuming, and my fingers felt the sting from the hot glue gun a few times, but overall I was happy with the outcome. :)

I love the little glittered heart picks that I found at the Dollar Store
(which by the way, is one of my favorite places.)
They always have little, unexpected treasure.
My little "happy corner" in my kitchen!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Out for the Count!

This is the scene at the Lawler house these days. Both of my babies and my husband are out for the count!! We're making it through, and have doctor's appointments lined up for in the morning, but wow...i'm ready for some healthiness to be back in our house. In the mean time, I'm just praying I can make it through the night and tomorrow without any symptoms of my own. How many days until Spring????

Keeping Entertained Indoors

Catelyn definitely doesn't have trouble finding things to do. All of these are events I would walk into the room and find her doing. That kiddo cracks me up!

Build pillow houses. (Poor little guy)
Take a stroll in the walker.
(Look how much she's grown! Craziness!)
Go for a bounce in the exacauser.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Another new post below.


It's been a long while since I've posted specifically about Catelyn, so here is a little update on her. She is hilarious, a bit mischievous and is quite the independent little thing. She absolutely adores her baby brother, loves to help me cook, and is incredibly good at puzzles. She still naps about an hour to two hours a day, loves bath time and would eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for every meal if I would let her. I love my little cuttie tootie and definitely know life would be much less entertaining and less full without her.

Peanut butter jelly time!
Playing in the snow we got the other day.
A couple of the little neighbor girls came over and helped
Catelyn build this snowman. Too cute!

Monday, January 10, 2011

8 Months Old

It's crazy how much faster the second baby hits each new month so much quicker than the first. I feel like Tripp's 8 months of life have gone by in a blink of an eye. He is changing so much. He is thinning out a little and is loosing the "infant" baby look. Makes me a little sad. :( He has his two bottom teeth and will bite pretty good if your finger gets in the way. He is going from laying to sitting up and has started pulling up a little. He is on the verge of figuring out crawling, but isn't quite there yet. I'm trying to soak up the days of only having one mobile child as long as I can. He has started saying dadadada and making motor boat and indian noises. He is definitely my cuddly child, and I love that about him. He just started eating table food and is doing great. As of this week, I have stopped nursing and he is now on formula, this is a little bitter sweet, but liberating at the same time. ha. Happy 8 months sweet guy!

Impressive Static Cling

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 Year End Review

January: Our sweet girl is potty trained!!!
Fun surprise with the first SNOW of the year!
February: First BIG haircut for Catelyn.
28 weeks pregnant with the "little guy."
March: Spending extra time with my little girl before our family changed from three to four.
April: Headed to Hunstville to spend Easter with my parents and my sister's family.
38 weeks pregnant.
May: Full month.... :)

Tripp was born on May 10 and gave us a bit of a scare when he stopped breathing, turned blue and was whisked to the NICU for the week. Fortunately, is wasn't as bad as we thought,
and we took our little guy home with us just a few days later than planned.
(Thank you Lord for my sweet baby's health!)
On May 19th I turned 31 years old.
May 21st Catelyn turned 3 years old.
We had her a Mickey and Minney party and she loved every minute of it!
June: Keeping cool and keeping sane. Had a newborn at home, house on the market, packing up the house, and keeping a three year old entertained. Remembering it makes me tired all over again. ha!

July: Ugh... What a month. Lots of tears, lots of heartaches, lots of new beginnings. We said goodbye to our friends and family in Birmingham, sold our house, Will quit his job and we headed to Jonesboro, AR for Will to start his new job at ASU.

Birmingham house: goodbye old (falling apart) house. :)
Welcome to Jonesboro- Home of the ASU Red Wolves!
Twilight picture of our townhome in Jonesboro.
August: My amazing (and very cute, I might add...) husband said goodbye to his 20's. Will turned the big 3.0. on Aug 25th.

September: Busy month...

Me and the kids headed to Huntsville to spend time with my family. While we were there, we were able to get a picture of ALL the grandkids together for the first time.
We also headed to Montevallo to spend Labor Day with the Lawler's.
We hit the state fair while we were home. :) Good times!
Catelyn had her hair cut short and bangs cut, and looked absolutely precious.
Tripp started eating solid foods.
We all got to head to ASU for the red wolves to play some football and support daddy.
October: Catelyn understood Halloween for the first time and had a blast!

Bumble Bee
Sweet Pea
November: Thanksgiving at the Lawler's! Didn't take many pictures to remember by. Boo.
December: Spent it with my family in Huntsville. Ended the year like we began it- Snow!

First white Christmas I can remember in a long, long time!
The Lawler "snowman" family. :)

Here's wishing you an amazing 2011!