Turning 30 & some crafty stuff

Well hello there.
I seem to have been MIA lately, and I’m sorry for that. Things have been a little crazy around here and it’s been a little quiet on the blog because of that. Here’s a little of what’s been going on.

First off, I turned 30 on Thursday. 30. That’s crazy to me. I cannot believe that I’m 30 with a 9 1/2 year old, a 6 year old, and another one on the way very soon. I guess I was thinking I’d be in my twenties for a little bit longer.

We didn’t do anything crazy for my birthday…that’s not really my style. I haven’t done a big celebration in years and we kept it pretty low key again. It was the kids’ last day of school, so they got out at 11:15am. My husband took the day off work and tried to surprise me with a really fancy gift- a new Nook tablet. However, he didn’t realize that it was the same exact tablet that I already have. I guess the sales lady at Barnes & Noble fibbed and told him that this one had just come out, so he thought it must be better than the one I upgraded to a year ago (it wasn’t- I have the newest version, which came out last year). I felt bad for him because he was so excited to give it to me and I had to tell him that I already had it! Oh well, it was a really nice thought and I was so impressed that he tried to do that for me. We spent the afternoon at the mall returning my gift, eating, and doing a little shopping. Then we came home and one of my friends and her daughter came over for the evening. We barbequed some really good steaks and shrimp and the kids played together. It was a pretty fun day!
Lily graduated from Kindergarten this week too!
I can’t believe I have a first and fourth grader now!
(Ayden didn’t want a picture)
I had my now bi-weekly (soon to be weekly) doctor’s appointment and had another ultrasound to check the baby’s growth. She was measuring a little small at the last appointment- only in the 20th percentile, so they wanted to check her again and see how her growth was. She now weighs in at about 4 1/2 pounds and she’s closer to the 50th percentile, so she’s right on track! I’m almost 33 weeks pregnant now and we were able to catch a quick shot of her face. I can’t wait to see what she looks like!


My pregnant buddy Jodi and I went on a little sushi lunch date (Bad, I know! But we needed it) and meandered over to Hobby Lobby to look at decorations and fun stuff. I had a few little baby room DIY project ideas in mind. I found some cute paper lanterns to hang above the crib, and I needed some tissue paper and wooden letters. The letters were on sale for $1.49 each, so I got enough to spell her name.



I made some giant flower pom poms to hang in the corner of the nursery.





And here’s a little peek of what I ended up doing with the letters. It’s hard to tell because the lighting is bad (late night crafting!) but the colors are hot pink, white, teal, and grey. I’m definitely not an artist, so my painting skills were limited to stripes and polkadots, but I think they turned out pretty cute! I can’t decide if I want to just hang them as is or if I should have add some ribbon or something to hang them from. We shall see.


And if you follow me on Facebook you may have already seen this. I posted a little teaser about an upcoming review/giveaway I’m working on right now! Yep…my friends at Gelish MINI sent me some goodies and one lucky winner is going to win a complete gel nail set up (LED lamp, Basix kit, and 3 colors from the new summer line!) I’m really loving these bright, fun colors. Check back in the next week or so for your chance to win! Make sure you are following all of my social media sites so you’ll know when the giveaway begins.


Anywho, there’s a little update on what’s been going on.
How’s your summer break going?
How are you going to stay cool this summer?