August 26, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #76 + Goodies

Happy Sunday everyone! There are a lot of home decor/renovation projects today and they're pretty amazing, so time to get out your tools :) Check out the yummy recipes, too. I'm really thrilled about this week's picks so I hope they'll inspire you as well!

How cool is this window pane coffee table??? I love it and I definitely want one in my house! If you want to make one too, just head over to Marty's Musings and click on the link from her post.

August 19, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #75 + Goodies

Hi everyone, hope it's another good weekend for you all. I know it's still summer, but I can't help feeling a little sad that it'll soon be over thanks to all the back-to-school commercials and shops preparing for fall. Can we keep the extra long days and sunny weather year round? Maybe I need to live on a tropical island :) Anyway, I'm also feeling extra sensitive to the time passing because I'm pregnant (as I've announced in the prior post)! I had my second ultrasound a few days ago and I can't believe how much the fetus has grown since the first ultrasound (which was only 2 weeks before then). It (don't know the gender yet) already had tiny fingers and toes and was moving around! Pretty crazy stuff. Anyway, onto this week's features :)

Make this awesomely amazing origami kusudama ornament for your Christmas tree! If you start now, you'll have enough for your tree AND someone else's too! You can even give a bunch to your favorite people :) Learn how to make them at Ashley's Dandelion Wishes.

August 15, 2012

The Greatest Surprise

Hi all, guess what? I'm pregnant! :) Yeah, pretty exciting. Saw the doctor last week and I'm 11 weeks along, which means it's too early to tell whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Either way, aside from feeling crappy occasionally, the confirmation of my soon-to-be first child hasn't quite marinated into my brain yet. Essentially, I walk around feeling queasy and confused because my jeans grew too tight too fast. I'm just hoping that everything will progress smoothly and the baby will be healthy and I won't have a painful, long, drawn-out birth (and hopefully not like the ones in the movies :) Luckily, my husband (the ob/gyn resident) assures me it's not like the movies and we watched "The Business of Being Born" (the documentary where Ricki Lake gives birth on camera) together. It's pretty interesting.

Boy or Girl (pink/blue) Gender Reveal Party Printable by genderreveal

I've picked the perfect girl name already, but still haven't found a boy name that I particularly love. Any suggestions? I've also been testing out several pregnancy apps on the iPhone, so I'll break down what I think are the best ones in another post!

100% Wool Diaper Cover/ Shorties by marcyartsy
Is this a boy butt or a girl butt? We'll probably never know...

August 12, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #74 + Goodies

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm pretty tired this weekend so I've been catching up on my sleep. It's been way too hot for me to want to go outside much anyway. I'll keep it short so we can get to the features below :)

Make these super cute clay flower buttons (but these would make awesome earrings too! Just glue earring posts to the back). Make matching sets for your kids or your best friend :) by Twigg Studios. Check out her other tutorials: dip dyed twine, print and cut silhouette, tracing paper food wrapper, and mannequin tag tutorial.

August 5, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #73 + Goodies

So I finally watched The Dark Knight Rises today and it was pretty good! I wasn't sure how Anne Hathaway would do as Catwoman (she looks more doe-eyed and innocent to me than a deceptive slinky feline), but I can't think of any complaints so far. I was really surprised by the ending! Not going to say too much about it, but it definitely was the kind of ending that fans probably wanted and had dreamed of (and very satisfying), although because it was such an ideal ending, the kind many people probably wanted Batman to have, it seemed too good to be true to me. I didn't think it was realistic, but it definitely made me happy :)

Anyway, hope you're having a great Sunday and check out the features below!

Top off your beautiful cupcakes with even more beautiful decorations: flower cupcake toppers! These are so pretty, your guests will want to keep them and take them home. Get this tutorial at Twigg Studios and check out her ombre ribbons, turning your paintings into digital art tutorial, and printing on tissue paper tutorial.