Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grandparents Day

Since I have my first grandchild, Grandparent's Day means the world to me. I am looking forward to spending the day with him. When he gets older I will be looking forward to cards and crafts he has made for my husband and me.

Grandparents Day is September 9, are you ready? If not, here are a few "pin"spirations I have found.


What grandparent doesn't like pictures and this board from I {heart} Nap Time is the perfect way to display those photos.

At Under the Table and Dreaming, Stephanie made these adorable dough hand prints. These make great memories and years later your grand child can compare their hand sizes.

Life is sweet

A card is always special and Life is Sweet made this card even more special with a child's hand print.

Have you already made a grandparent gift? Will you be making one this weekend?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Origami Decor

I have had these origami balls sitting on my bookcase for at least 7 years. This week, I saw an episode of the Nate Berkus show in which they had similar origami balls sitting on a side table.

The episode was about reusing and recycling. They used paper and magazines to make the origami balls. 
My daughter made my origami balls and boxes out of wallpaper samples. We got the wallpaper samples from a local paint store that had some books of wallpaper samples that had been discontinued.

I love these sitting on my bookcase. Click here for the link to instructions posted by the Nate Berkus show.  You will need to scroll down toward the bottom of the link and look for the Origami Accessories Supplies.

I also found this video at Michaels on how to make these origami flower balls.

Have you decorated with any origami objects?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School Backpack

I hope your week is off to a great start. Is everyone back in school? The kids here have been in school for a little over a week now. Even though I don’t have young kids, my youngest daughter has gone back to college so things here have calmed down some.

Backpacks are a must for back to school. Even college students need a good bag to carry books, so my daughter worked on adding style to a plain backpack. She went looking for inspiration and found it with Pinterest. She loved the lace on this backpack and knew that she could add different elements to her own backpack.

She took a plain backpack and added a patch and some fringe. The fringe is small single strands, not one big piece. Everything was hand sewn so it did take her several hours to sew the fringe on.

She loves The Beatles and found this cute patch at Micheals.

What would you or your kids put on a backpack?

Happy back to school!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to Normal

Hi friends, it's been a long time. I am so sorry I have not been able to post but after I tell you about what has happened I think you will understand. And on top of everything our internet has out for about two weeks (how does anyone live without internet?).

As I have said before, we were expecting our first grand-child. A month ago, our daughter was ready to go to the hospital. The labor was very long and she did not give birth until early the following morning. My grand-son was born and he is so handsome.

The sleepless nights began...feeding at 2 am, 4 am and 6am. It has been many years since I have done this, but I would do anything for this little man. The first night at home went smoothly, he ate and slept and was perfect in every way. The next night was a different story. He wasn't eating as much and he was very restless in his sleep. We also noticed that his breathing was labored.

After calling the doctor and rushing to the doctors office, the doctor said he was a very sick baby and to get him to the hospital. The hospital began running tests and then told us they believed it was a heart problem. The hospital here could not take care of him so they called in the Neo-flight team to transport him by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. This is when time stopped.

Well, our little man had a blockage in his aorta. The doctors and nurses at Children's where able to stabilize him and kept him comfortable for several days before he had surgery. The surgery was a success and the blockage was removed. After two weeks in the hospital he is home and doing great.

I am so thankful for the nurses, doctors and staff of both our local hospital and the Children's Hospital. Everyone has been so kind and understanding. 

Now that we are back home and our internet is working again, maybe everything will be back to normal. Well as normal as things can be with a baby around.