Friday, April 18, 2014

black, white and gold easter eggs

Yesterday, Izzy and I did a little last minute Easter egg decorating.  Being that it was last minute, and because I've been completely obsessed with how they look, I busted out my trusty black Sharpie and a gold paint pen.
Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy!
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Izzy opted for her favorite art medium - watercolors.  Might I say they're as colorful and beautiful as she is :)
Miss thang also wanted to "style" her own photo and directed me to "stare hard" at the eggs :D
I couldn't help but share it, but... I don't want to leave you all with a crazy picture of me so I'm posting this one again!
Hope you all have a fabulous Easter!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY wall decal | tutorial

When I posted the design board for Izzy's new room, I mentioned I had already done the polka dot wall decals.  I had an itch to get it done, and I didn't want to wait for an order to come in, so I DIY'd me some polka dot wall decals!

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I was originally going to use black contact paper, but I couldn't find it stocked near me.  While I was in the craft store I was determined to come up with an alternative.  I came across a repositionable chalkboard wall decal at Michaels.  Done and done!!!
It's pretty self explanatory.  You just punch out the shape you want your decal to be (in my case a 3/4" circle punch), peel of the backing, and stick! 
I did have a couple of my punches come out raggedy (is that even a word??) from the adhesive backing getting gummed up in the hole punch.  It was an easy fix - just use some scissors to round it off.
Izzy was having a BLAST sticking them up on her wall.
It totally worked out that it had a repositionable backing.  If you're a little OCD about having your kids help you with stuff like this (like, I'm so bad I start twitching when Izzy helps decorate the Christmas tree) you can easily move the dots around later when they're not looking ;)  Of course, just like the regular wall decals, there is no damage to your walls when you decide you're over the whole decal thing.
Think off all the shape possibilities!  Triangles, crosses, hearts, or whatever paper punch shape you want.

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Best part?  It only cost $7 for the entire wall.

Friday, April 11, 2014

that's what she said | beer

It's been a while since I've posted one of these.  Last night before Izzy went to bed, we got a good one.


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