Saturday, June 29, 2013

DIY Kids Coat Rack for Under $5

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So this is what we were up to last week.
I love how this little project turned out!

I think the 'nesting' stage of my pregnancy is starting to kick in, I want to organize and clean everything!
Since moving into our apartment back in September (yes, almost 10 months ago), this is how my son's bedroom door has looked.
We've got a backpack, super hero masks, a super hero umbrella, and super hero capes all piled on those door knobs.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Little Herb Garden

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Back when we lived in Utah we had a garden, and we loved it! It was so nice picking fresh tomatoes and other veggies on a daily basis.
When we first moved into our apartment here in California I noticed right away we had this ledge right above the sink with lots of sunshine coming through the window, and I knew I wanted to grow some herbs.
A couple of weeks ago my son and I picked up our supplies to get started. We got seeds for Parsley, Cilantro, and Rosemary. We also got three little pots and a bag of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. It was so easy to get started! We just filled our little pots with dirt about 3/4 full, then dropped in a couple of seeds, we covered the seeds up with some more dirt, gave them a little drink of water. I then had my son make little 'labels' so we would remember which was which, and then placed the pots on the ledge.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Free Template for Batman and Catwoman Felt Masks

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 If you recall, a couple of weeks ago I had someone place another order for super hero masks.
She requested black and pink ones for the girls at the party as well as the other super heroes, and I came up with what I'm calling 'Catwoman'.
While I was making a template for those, I figured I should whip up a Batman template as well.
Download the free template for the Batman mask here.
Download the free template for the Catwoman mask here.

As with the other masks I've made I'll run down a brief tutorial.

Friday, June 21, 2013

31 Weeks

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Another week down!
I feel like the countdown is on and these last 9 weeks are going to fly by!
We still haven't thought of a name yet, so if anyone wants to send some ideas... :)
Everything is going really well.
Weight gain: 18 lbs
Maternity clothes? Nope. I have been looking for some maternity capris though, there just aren't a lot of options out there...
Stretch marks? Not yet! Hopefully I can make it all the way to the end without any...
Discomfort: I am waking up a little more often throughout the night, and all I want to do is roll onto my stomach to get comfy, which then makes it so I can't fall back asleep for a while...it's ok though, I can hang in there until the end!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pasta Frola

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 My husband is from the beautiful country of Argentina, and Pasta Frola is something his mom made him growing up. I knew I needed to learn how to make it to carry on the tradition.
I have to admit, the very first time I tried pasta frola I didn't get what all of the fuss was about, but now, I love just as much as he does...if not more...
Pasta frola is a shortbread type tart filled with Quince (or dulce de membrillo) jam, and then baked.
I have included a lot of pictures for you as a step-by-step guide.
Last month I made this twice, once for my husband's birthday, and then two weeks later before we went on vacation to Utah.
The first time I made this recipe I used a 9 inch pie dish, the crust was really thick, and I had a lot of left over dough, so I could have actually made two.
The second time I made the recipe, I used a 9x13 baking dish, and I feel like the thickness was perfect.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

29 Weeks

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Hello hello!
Can you tell I enlisted my son this week to help me with the chalkboard?  :)
Weight gain: 18 lbs
Maternity clothes? Nope. I have officially switched to skirts only, and I'm loving it.
Much more comfy :) 
Discomfort? Not really, I'm feeling really good...I did invest in a body pillow to try and keep myself from rolling onto my back while I sleep, and it seems to be working so far.
Events: We had a doctor's appointment this week and he said everything looks great! We got to hear the baby's heartbeat as well, and it was fast and strong! 
I can't believe I only have 11 weeks left. We are getting so excited to meet this little guy :)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

T-ball Picture Display

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What's this?? I have a craft to show you?! 
I know, I know.
It's been a while since I posted about something crafty/DIY. 
I'm using my pregnancy as an excuse :)
So, I have mentioned we were visiting Utah last week to see friends and family since we had a little time off with the long weekend and all.
A couple of days before we left I decided that we should take a little something for my parents and my husband's parents as a little token from our son's baseball season that just ended. 
I know both sets of grandparents would have LOVED to be at every game cheering on our little guy, but we did send them pictures and videos, so they felt somewhat like they were apart of it all.
The team had taken pictures a couple of weeks ago, so I thought we could use the picture and make something for them to remember the season.
This is what we came up with.
I love how this turned out. 
We have the year, my son's #, and his hand print so they can remember how small and cute it was :)
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