Baby’s First Book

The husband got the beeb this sweet little book for Valentine’s Day. Dr. Seuss was tickled by the idea that babies could hear their parents reading to them. This book is compiled with lots of bits and pieces from Dr. Seuss’ other books and is meant to be read specifically to little ones in utero.

Mark read it to the baby before we watched Breaking Dawn last night (best husband ever!). It was the sweetest thing and I’m sure we’ll read it lots more before our little one arrives

Candy Bouquet

I made this little candy bouquet with a dozen of his favorite candies for the hubby for Valentine’s this year. Super simple and inexpensive. These would make for great coworker, teacher or neighbor gifts as well!

Start with a clean can and floral foam (or styrofoam would work well too).

Stuff foam into can.

Get out your candy! We like chocolate around here, can you tell? :) I got a little crazy pregnant woman on the Snickers. whoops! The ‘fun packs’ work out to be the best deal. Lots of little candies and you can get a variety. Each of these were $1 and there was enough to do 2 bouquets.

Hot glue candy onto wooden or white sticks. While those are drying, wrap can in cute scrapbook paper or fabric and embellish as desired. I’m a simple gal and loove me some hearts, so I just went with a paper heart on the front of mine.  Arrange candies in foam. Cover top with any type of ‘filler’. I shredded some kraft paper for mine.

Enjoy!

Pretty Notepads

I’m so excited to show off our new notepads at Pinwheel Press! I made a few of these as ‘testers’ for Christmas gifts and just LOVE how they turned out! I made myself one and use it everyday. It’s so pretty, it almost makes the never ending to-do list fun!

These are totally customizable. You can choose your colors, font, and pattern (the chevron is my fave). And we can even add your name along the bottom if you’d like!

Go take a peak over at the shop!

Heart Hoops

I made a heart hoop last week for pictures to announce my pregnancy. It was so much fun, I decided to make lots of mini versions for my valentines this year!

Here’s what you need:

-Embrodiery hoop (I used the smallest size. They were .79 at Hobby Lobby)

-Small piece of fabric

-Small piece of felt or coordinating fabric

-Embroidery thread

-Needle

Secure your fabric into your hoop.

Trace out a heart onto your felt or fabric. Cut out with scissors or pinking shears.

Stitch your heart to the fabric.

After you’ve stitched on your heart, trim the edges of the fabric.

Hot glue the inside of the hoop and fold the extra fabric over. This gives it a more finished look. You could just trim the fabric to the edge of the hoop if you’d rather skip this step.

All finished!

These are really quick and easy to put together and I think they’re so darn cute.

All packaged up ready to spread the love!

Back with some news!

I sort of checked out of her for the past 6 months, but I’m back with some big news….

I’m having a baby!

We are beyond thrilled and can’t wait to start this new adventure. Murph is especially excited. He adores kids and now he gets one of his very own!

I’ve been feeling great and really cannot complain at all. I can’t get over how amazing this whole thing is. And I can’t thank God enough for entrusting me with such a huge responsibility.

Life is so good!

xo ~ L

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