Saturday, August 7, 2010

Meet Ruth!




Here is the very reason I have not blogged in months. My sweet baby girl, Ruth. Josh and I didn't know we could love so much! She is a perfect baby...never cries, always smiles and laughs, eats every two hours. Yep, I am staying pretty busy. However, I am committed to getting back to blogging because I just love the idea of scrapbooking my life...it is just easier online ; )

Today I made a baby headband for Ruth with my friend Shailey. She is entering the blogging world too! I will put a link up to her blog soon! I am also thinking I will enter the world of etsy...I hope it goes well!

Ok well we are moving to Lawrence, KS in three short weeks. I will try to put up a few more pictures of our sweet girl and our crafting adventures before then!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Craft Night



While Josh decided he wanted to paint his beloved filing cabinet, Ashley and I got busy crafting the night away.

We of course needed cookies and coffee to help us get the job done so we made those and got started having fun! We both feel really blessed when we just get to be creative in God's presence with all the beautiful colors and textures and fun things He has made. So needless to say, it was a GREAT night of just enjoying the Lord and each other....oh and Josh had a great time getting half in on the creativity while he liquid sanded his cabinet and painted it. When it is finished in all its beauty, I will have to put up a picture entitled, "Made by Josh". He will love that!

Well here are our crafts. I made fabric flowers galore and Ashley embroidered the most lovely onesie EVER!


Enjoy - we sure did!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our First Mother's Day

We have had a good time in the past few years hosting Mother's Day Brunch. This year was the best ever because I kinda counted as a MOM! Here are some pictures of our table for brunch. Thanks to designspongeonline.com for the really great flower ideas. Planting them in a goblet was so fun and way more classy than a terra cotta pot if you ask me : )


Oh and just for the record, Ashley is coming in town to craft with me and help me stay distracted until our baby comes. So get ready - because over the next few days there will be PICTURES GALORE of our fun baby crafting adventures!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DIY Ottoman




The wire baskets have quickly become one of my favorite parts of the room. A old man practically threw them at me at his garage sale. I offered to pay him for them but he said they were worthless and I should just take them! Uhh GREAT! I love them. Josh spray painted them for me to match some frames we have for another wall. They are really cute storage and just a pretty part of the room.

I hope some other people are grilling out tonight. It is so beautiful here in Springfield - we are loving sitting on the porch and relaxing.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Carbs!




I have been really interested in bread making lately. I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Braided Bread. The good news is that it was really pretty. Bad news is that it tasted bad. Oh well, I tried a new recipe. I will chuck that one and find a better one.

Great place to look for bread recipes: tastespotting.com


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

She kicks!

Ok so I thought maybe filming this in black and white would make it less weird that it was my belly. But Ruth and I were listening to some praise music this morning and I think she liked it a
lot!

video

Made By Bekah




As we are getting Ruth's room ready for her arrival, we are having to come up with some very not-permanent designs because we are moving a month or two after she arrives. So we have turned our guest room into her room also. After getting a great bookcase from our aunt and uncle, we were able to fill it with storage bins and books.

Check out these great decorations one of my besties made!! She got the R at Joannes in Dallas and painted some great floral print on there to match the fabric colors. The lamb and elephant are original Bekah Wertz designs that she originally made for the shower invites! She printed them and framed them for Ruth to have. I am obsessed!!!

Thanks Bek for adorning her bookshelf with the greatest decorations ever!!