My babysitter “L” asked me a while ago to make her a headband for a wedding she needed to go to.

She knew exactly what she wanted to wear and what she wanted the headband to look like.

So when it came to the day of the wedding and she still needed it, I ran into my craft room and got to work. Why am I telling you this?  Besides reminding you that I am a huge procrastinator with horrible time management issues…….is that it took me all of 10 minutes to do. That’s how easy it was. And look how cute it looks.

My point is?  Go make one for yourself.

I won’t bore you with a headband tutorial because there are so many great ones already out there.

Here are a few to get you started.

Whimsy Girl

Under the Sycamore with Ashley Ann

Treasures for Tots


All Star Family Photo Shoot

I love family photo shoots.

These are more good friends of ours.

One of the nicest couples that we have ever met.

And their daughter, a little sparkplug and ridiculously cute.

Watch out for this one mom and dad.

She (aka mommy) is gorgeous.

And he (aka daddy) is oober photogenic.

And that results in the super adorable little girl.

All of their pictures came out so great, it was hard to choose.

So I won’t.

I will just show off all of them.

Don’t they look like the paparazzi should be chasing after them?

Rock stars.

Thanks A & P.

Your session was so much fun. I love that you are enjoying your photos!


over my head

Our little Canon point and shoot took a dive into the sand last summer and we have been without one ever since. We were reluctant to buy another one since we mainly use our DSLR.

But we love going to our town pool and the beach and certainly don’t like risking our DSLR at either place.

We recently discovered Canon’s underwater point and shoot and we LOVE it. It takes great photos and most importantly it can be thrown in the water and sand without any issues!

As a tribute to our new toy, here is our entry this week.

Welcome D10, we will use you to your fullest.

Now go and check out the other entries at i heart faces.



I finally finished the playroom.


Off the to-do list.

I finished because of my little niece.

Thank you Nat-Nat.

She is a very good seamstress.

I apologize for all the photos.

There is zero natural light in this room and I have no idea how to use good flash photography…..yet.

I am working on it.

This room is in our basement. I painted the walls yellow to brighten it up. It was ugly grey paneling before.

I love how happy and cheery it is.

It is a great place to spend our time when it’s raining, or too hot, or in the cold winter.

Actually, most of the room has been done for a while.

It was just all of the sewing that I needed to finish. We painted a while ago.

My taste is always changing. After it was all done, I thought that I should have painted it something different.

Maybe white?  I don’t know.

This artwork is from Children Inspire Design.

I love all of her work.

Expedit shelves from IKEA.

The dress up station is my favorite part of the room.  I hacked it out of a few IKEA pieces.

I thought it turned out great. So much cheaper than the dress up stations I googled and found.

I think the whole hack–dress up station, window treatments, and play tent were less than 100.

You can’t find anything cheaper than that, trust me, I tried.

Am I completely satisfied with the room?  Maybe.

But all that matters is that the kiddos ARE.

They L-O-V-E  it.

They pronounce it the “biscuit”. Mommy, let’s go to da “Biscuit.”

And in case you were wondering?  Yeah, this is pretty much how it looks most days.

With 2 small toddlers, we are still working on our cleanup routine.