Sunday, July 24, 2011

DIY pillow cushions (Land of Nod knock-off)


I made these cute land of nod knock off pillow cushions for the boys room and Addi’s  birthday! They were super fun. Stryder and Addi helped me stuff the boys and they thought that was great!

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You can find the tutorial over at Living with Punks.

Stantyn is here!!!




We welcomed Stantyn Jerek on the 17th of July! I feel so blessed to have such a great baby! He is so good and so precious! He is a week old today and we have spent the week cuddling and hanging out! It seems like forever since I had a baby (only 3 years!). I definitely think that going from 2 to 3 is going to be much easier than going from 1 to 2 children!

We found out towards the end of June that he was sitting breech. We then scheduled a version on the 15th of July. July 15th is my husbands birthday so he was thrilled that he may share a birthday with him. A version is where two doctors try to flip the baby. I hear it can be very miserable and has about a 50% success rate. There are risks involved so the O.R. prepares for a C-section in case of emergency. If it was unsuccessful we would go straight to C-section also. After many weeks of preparing and planning right up until the day before… I went in on Thursday the 14th and sure enough he had flipped! I could not have been more proud of him! Hehe!

I cancelled the induction for Friday and he decided to make his way into the world two days later! Everything went great and after my other two children spent two weeks under bili lights with extremely high levels of jaundice we did not even have to bring the lights home for one day! Although he is still jaundiced, it is just not as severe. I love essential oils and have used lemon and geranium faithfully at every diaper change to try to reduce jaundice. I am sure that has had a lot to do with him not getting up there so high!

I got Photoshop about a month ago and am so extremely lost. After hours of trying to figure out how to install actions or just do some basic editing… I came up with this… I still need to learn a ton but it helps that he is so cute!!! I will be getting his pictures taken next week professionally and will share when we get them back!




Saturday, July 9, 2011



I got ready to take pictures for Serendipity and busted out the camera, soon to find out that the memory disk did not make it. Darn. I am famous for that! Good thing my mom had her little camera. There was too much cute stuff to miss and the sale went great! The next one will be held in November. We will be doing a lot of Christmas. Don’t forget to stop by!

Here is a picture of a coffee table that I stenciled and refinished for the sale.



I love the news print tree on the wall!


Isn’t this couch to die for? The dress form is great too!






I also refinished this dressing table for the sale.



This armoire was another one of my favorite pieces! I love the wallpaper inside and shelves stained dark.



Look at this great dresser!


Love the locker with the chalkboard on the side!



What a fun bedroom set for a little girl! There were several other pieces, not pictured. This would have sold many times!





The wagons, refinished by my mom, were sold first thing!



Both pictures below are some way cute pack up picnic tables by Stacy. The blue one with numbers shows how they fold up ready to go!


I loved the playhouse full of fun stuff too!




It was so much fun to get to do this with my mom and cousin and Aunt. Thanks… Love you guys!