Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Own Little Spot In the Etsy World

I finally did it! Coffee Cups And Crafts now officially has an Etsy shop! :D

I hope to add lots more in the future, but for now I'm making baby and toddler leggings. 

Aren't my little nieces so cute modeling theirs? 

Please check out the link HERE and let me know what you think. 

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Monday, December 5, 2011

The "I Told You So" Shelf

This project has been awhile in the making. I actually picked up this laminate board from the wet grass one morning while pacing the neighborhood trying to get my son (already a week late) to decide he'd actually like to come into this world. He's now over a year old. 
Yeah. It took me that long.
(Beautiful, isn't it? LOL.)

Long story short, the rest of that walk my husband did his dead-level best to convince me to put that piece of wood down. It was wet. It was dirty. It was junk. It wasn't even "real" wood. I would never do anything with it. Etc. etc. his reasons went on and on. The remainder of that walk was exhausting and I'm not even talking about hauling around that week overdue baby boy on swollen ankles. Lol. I kept telling my husband about all the potential projects I saw and he wasn't buying it.

I've heard about this shelf more than once since that walk. I can't say that I blame my husband much. Afterall, it did take me more than a year to get around to this little project. Sometimes I'm just a slow mover. :)

However, a couple of weeks ago my husband and I were organizing a bit in our little guy's room trying to make some space for the little sister who will be arriving before we know it. We needed a spot for all the Baby Einstein CDs and that's when it came to me! A little white paint left over from this project, a quick trip to Lowes for the metal shelf holder "thingies" and, VOILA! The perfect little shelf for our son's room. :)

The best part of the whole thing....

My husband loves it and has commented on how perfect it is more than once. He's even gone so far as to tell me to keep my eye out for more scraps like that when I'm out and about. Now THAT makes for one sweet shelf! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Since I Was Away....

I can't believe I haven't posted since September!! That is downright AWFUL!! How does one do all the things one wants?? Sigh. I really want to know. :) We've been crazy busy and will be even busier come March when our second little one comes along. We're super excited and super stressed. Lol. :) We have career changes, moves and another baby all scheduled to happen around the same timeframe. It's gonna be interesting to say the least. :) Now if I could just master the "duck technique" where I look calm, serene and totally in control while paddling like crazy beneath the surface. My "paddling" tends to show most days. :) 

Here are a few things that have happened since I last posted (ages ago):

We FINALLY came home from Mammoth Lakes! WooHoo!! This gal was so happy to get back and plug in with her girlfriends. :) We were home for 24 hours and promptly left for Santa Monica for a little family outing. 

Dan felt it imperative that he show our little guy his first arcade while we were there. :) 

Before coming home, we went to the beach in Malibu and had lunch together at Neptune's Net, the little cafe from the movie Point Break. 

Our little guy was totally fascinated by all the sand. :) Back to the ocean, sitting in one big sandbox.

About a week after getting home from this trip, we left for the east coast and went to Washington DC and Richmond, VA. Our little guy got to meet his cousin for the very first time....
 I think it's safe to say he liked her. :)

Grandma flew to see us in California the same day that the little guy and I flew back home. We had two days to plan his birthday party. Instead of The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme I'd been planning for MONTHS, we went to Party City and picked out a theme and ready-made party. What's a girl to do when she's under the gun and has so little time?! Sigh. I now have a container up in the closet entitled "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." That will be our 2nd year birthday party apparently. :D

Here's the little birthday boy with Grandma.

With Mom and Dad

I think his impressions of his first birthday party can be summed up with this...

He liked the cake....

But he LOVED the girls. :)

In other news....

Our little guy experienced his first trip to a pumpkin patch,

was a Dalmation for Halloween

and joined Gymboree classes, which he LOVES.

That is just a little bit that has gone on since I last posted. I could ramble on and on, but I figure if I'd wanted to ramble that much, I should have blogged more. :) I'll do my best not to be such a stranger. I miss blogging and I miss reading blogs. Must try to stay awake after my little guys finally crashes at the end of the day to fit in these things. :) 

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