Monday, July 22, 2013

Camping 2013

We had our annual camping trip last month and it was one of the best yet. We go up past TIonesta to Warren, PA, home of Buckaloons and the Allegheny National Forest. The weather was perfecthardly any rain, and it wasn’t too hot. Kevin came with me for the first timehe spent a lot of time fishing with the guys, and the rest was spent seeing all my favorite places at Buckaloons and in Warren. It’s truly one of my favorite places in the world. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and feels like home to me. We went to Haller’s in Tionesta, went on a lot of walks, went to the creek, visited Kinzua Dam, had breakfast at Richard’s, junk shopped at Simple Dicks, rode bikes, sat by the fire, and ate some good food. To top it all off, Kev and I stopped in Clarion on our way home. We bought some things at the school store, visited our old houses, ate our favorite ranch pizza at Pizza Pub, and stopped by the Loomis for a beer. Perfect week if you ask me.
I painted rocks and sticks and scattered them throughout the camp grounds!

Kinzua Dam
Kinzua Dam
My house in Clarion! 518 South.
Main St.
Fish Bowls at Pizza Pub.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

DIY Fabric Scrap Banner

These banners are all over Etsyat a whopping $50 a pop. A little too expensive for me. I couldn’t really find a great DIY anywhere, so I starred at the pictures, came up with some ideas, and really improvised the entire thing.

It started because my bathroom window is a bit on the tiny side, so I was having a hard time finding a rod and valance that looked right. So, I decided my crafty self would make something.

Then I thoughtthis would be super cute in pink for my niece’s room! I went out, bought different pink fabric, some ribbon, a spool of lace, and burlap. I hung my twine up by taping it to the counter, started cutting and ripping my materials, and tying away.  These kinds of projects are my favorite because they don’t have to even be near perfect. The messier the better! I loved the end result. I also thought it would be cute if she hung it in the background of her newborn picturesuntil then, it’s hanging cute above her closet!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mommy To Be Hospital Survival Kit

I made this easy gift as part of my sister’s baby shower gift. It was super easy, cute, cheap, and something different!

Here’s what went into it:

-Some type of container, I bought this plastic one at Walmart
-Hand Sanitizer
-Nail Polish
-Hair Ties
-Face Refresher Wipes
-Comfy socks

I made a little sign, grabbed some ribbon and put it all together. She loved it!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sissy's Baby Shower

My sister’s baby shower was a couple weeks ago. I’ve been planning for it for months and once the date came it felt like it came out of nowhere! We had it at a great local restaurant down the street from our houseand went with the theme “Ready to Pop!” It turned out to be even better than I imagined. Megan had over 70 friends and family there to help her celebrate this little baby blessing. I made most of the decorationsand every thing else was bought at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s and Five Below. One of my favorite parts was the popcorn bar. The popcorn was from Pittsburgh Popcorn Company in the Strip District and it was easily the best popcorn any of us ever had.

I bought her a Red Rider wagon and filled it with over 60 children’s books, a mix of classics and my favorites, a onesie that says “Lil Pierogi,” and a “Mommy to Be Hospital Survival Kit.” Plus a gift from her niece, Chloe, aka my cat. She went out all by herself and bought baby tons of outfits with cute kitties on them!

Being surrounded by all these people reminded me how lucky I am to have the family and friends that I do. Many of the people said it was the best shower they’ve been to! Uh, wow, what a compliment J Most importantly, I think my sister really enjoyed itI know I did!
*Planning a baby shower or celebratory event and need some help? Contact me!