Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sister Quilt

I should have a better name for this awesome quilt, but I don't. 
It is pretty awesome though. I love it!
I got my sister for Christmas. I wanted to make her a quilt. It is kinda my thing lately.
 I love the fabric I found. I based it all off the giraffe print. Bright colors, but not too girly.
 All sewn.
 The back is beautiful too! 
I love the rainbow trim at the top. I ran out of black, but it looks great!
 To Jenny
 With all the nieces and nephews' hands sewn in.
Even Baby Turino.
She loved it too.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Okay, so I have been gone for a while. Christmas crept up on me and I had to get busy.
Really this should go on my crafty blog, but I can only handle one at a time right now. Maybe later.
First up, I found this idea on Pinterest. (of course) I had them planned for Father's day. Yea, that long ago. I wanted them done before Thanksgiving, but that didn't happen. I am glad they got done now. They are so cute!

 It helps that both Grandpa's like candy and keep a "stache" around.
Okay, so only Josh's Dad has a mustache now, but my Dad did years ago. It is actually a funny story. One day when I was about 5, he shaved it off. When he came home that night, I didn't know who he was and told my Mom that "some man" was at our door. He had to convince me it was him.
 All filled up and ready to gift!
This one is for my Mom. She sent me home with a cake for my Birthday. It was in a very old tin pan and you could taste it. (Yuck!) So, I thought I would try this out. Now, she can give it away and it will come back to her. (hopefully a sibling doesn't steal it!) The most expensive part was the $12 dish. The etch cream is usually $12, but I had a 50% coupon. Perfect.
 Vinyl all cut out and stuck on
 Upside down with etch cream.
 All Done! Doesn't it look awesome?
 The other side. I love how it turned out! I was a bit skeptical because it is permanent and looks like you could really mess it up. But it was so easy! I am totally going to do it again. I actually re-thought the "Stache" jars because I liked this so much. But, that would require undoing and re-doing and I am so NOT going to do that.
 I fixed one and made the others out of bought bows. Easy peasy and cute too!
This little outfit is for Cousin Dixie. I had the onesies. Sewed on the necklace. Made some simple hair bows. (she can wear them on a baby headband) Then, used the rest of the 1/4 yard on the skirt. Done. On second thought, I should have put a pin on the back of one of the bows so it could be worn on the shirt. Next time. I hope it fits at least once.

Only one more big gift to finish. 
Then, a baby quilt. Maybe I can work on the hooded towels I planned since June. Or the name towels. 
Yea, maybe in January.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2 Year Old Outfits

I can't believe Capri is going to be 3 on February. She has grown up so much in the last 6 months. She has lost some of the babyness in her face and actually got taller! Yay! 
Since Rome started going to preschool, I have him pick out his clothes the night before. (I tend to sleep in as much as possible) So, Capri likes to pick out her clothes the night before too. Her outfits tend to be  a lot more accessorized. She will get out of bed at night to add shoes, bags, stuffed animals, jewelry, hair ties. Anything she thinks the outfit might need. They keep getting more elaborate too.
Typical 2 year old
What she wears most of the day
The tutu started going with EVERYTHING
See my pretty tutu? Hehe!
Orange tutu while picking pumpkins, cute!
Yea, they get complicated from here.
Dress,  shirt, pants, belt, sparkly shoes, tutu, crown, necklace, bracelet, bag AND Baby Zeusy.
No more tees and jeans for this girl.
Sparkly slippers and heart basket anyone?
I really like this one. We have all the patterns covered.
Zebra dress, pattern sweater, turtle pants, sparkly crown and slippers.
Yes, the tutu fits under anything. 
I try to help her pick things that match, but she does her own thing. 
She sure is fun though!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Baby Cuteness

This is the last post for November. I might keep going, but we will have to see. I have a really bad track record. After a whole month, I remember that I like it. It just takes some work, and I forget to do it with all the other stuff I have happening.
Anyway, Baby Turino Cuteness.
 Tiny Tennies 
(Mindy want any shoes? I have tons.)
 Found his toys
 I thought he was taking a really long nap.
 He just scooted over and was playing with the bumper on his crib.
 Having fun!
 He keeps trying to do it again.
 Capri traded her bear for his. He didn't mind.
 Pretty tasty.
 And funny.
Oh, how I love this little guy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I have been meaning to do a post like this since we moved into our new house. That was a year and a half ago. Wow, it has been a long time. So, these are a few of my favorite things about our house, and a couple other things too.
Yes, this is my dirty sink. But, it is an awesome sink. It can seriously hold almost all of our dishes. I never knew I was missing out on a really deep sink. Now, I do. 
This is my dirty sink faucet. I love it,
because it does this and it sprays too. 
(sorry for the awful pictures, I was holding a baby)
This is the instant hot water on my sink. Hot chocolate in 5 seconds? Yes, please and Thank you!
And to round out the tour of my dirty kitchen, my dishwasher. It goes all the way to the floor and holds all of my dishes and then some.  I think I only wash dishes once or twice a week because it holds so much.
This is on the other side of the kitchen. It is my pretty dish cabinet. Did I need one? No, but it is really nice to have. Don't they look pretty?
This is my craft room/ office/ guest room. It is where I go to hidecheck facebook, browse Pinterest, craft and sew.
Okay, so this one is odd. It is my bathroom fan. (dirty of course) I must explain. In my other house, the walls were so thin that when I would shower, I could still hear babies crying. Which meant that I would exit the shower and immediately get sticky wet again. (breastfeeding mothers, you understand) Yuck. Well, here, we have solid wood doors and a super loud bathroom fan. Which means I take a shower, turn it on and have 10 minutes of peace to dry off get dressed and get ready while not hearing anything. No crying babies to soil my fresh and cleanness. (at least until I can put some clothes on) It is Really Nice.
This cute little niche is in our hallway. I really like it.
This gem is my 10 year anniversary gift to myself. I had a custom band made to fit my ring. (you know, while I wasn't using it) I Lurve it! I feel like a just got it again and I want to show it to everyone. 
Josh says he likes it too. Lucky, because I am not taking it back.
Too bad it doesn't fit yet.
I squeeze it on sometimes anyway.
Another reason to workout.