Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spaced Themed Nursery

I’m excited to share with you Oliver’s space themed nursery.

I can’t believe we have been homeowners for a year!  Facebook was kind enough to remind me of the mountain of paperwork we signed and my subsequent hand cramp last year.

After we bought out cute little home, we then spent a month tearing out a wall, putting in new flooring, board and batten, painting, an entertainment built-in, tearing out a drop ceiling in the basement, and putting in a new ceiling.  We were busy, so while I didn’t like the paint color or boring trim in the bedrooms, we decided it was good enough to leave for a while.  Maybe it is our house anniversary or Oliver’s birthday but we finally decided to update his room from a baby nursery to a room befitting a toddler.

As we speak Juice is hard at work putting in gorgeous chunky trim.  It is going to look amazing.  I cant wait to show you. But in the mean time here are the before pics:

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I fell in love with this two toned convertible crib from Delta.

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My always fabulous Sister-in-Law Suzy made this Oliver sign using periodic elements for our baby shower and we just had to put it in his room.  It is the cutest thing of all time.  Juice is going to make a chunky frame for it, it only took us two years. I cant wait to see how it turns out.

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I made this Star Stuff print using an open source image I found on  N.A.S.A’s website and one of my favorite Carl Sagan quotes:

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”

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This pillow is from SaltLabs on etsy.

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I found these amazing laser cut rocket ships at LoveSac and the lights are a custom color combo from Brightlab lights.

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I wish I had a better picture of our diaper changing table made out of a tool cart but Oliver outgrew this last year and we packed it away. But it is too cool not to share.

No other issue, except maybe circumcision, has been as heavily debated between Juice and I, as to whose idea this was.  Let me clear it up now, It was totally my idea!!!  But I couldn’t have pulled it off without my handy husband, he gets all the credit for doing the work.

We picked up an inexpensive tool cart from Harbor Freight, painted it navy blue, and added a diaper changing pad. Not too bad for a diaper changing table for under $100.

 

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I used chalk paint in Gray and white on this Pottery Barn kids table to match his crib.

I have really loved this space themed nursery and I am going to keep a lot of it for Oliver’s Toddler room makeover. I’m thinking we will update the paint color to Dorian Gray like the rest of the upstairs. Update the molding/trim.  Convert his crib to a toddler bed and update the bedding.

I’m going to make some wall vinyl but I’m torn between

“Oh darling, lets be adventurers” and the Foo Fighters lyrics “I’m a brand new sky to hang the stars upon.”

Which do you like better?  Be sure to leave your choice in the comments. I cant wait to show you the after pictures in a couple weeks.

 

xoxosarah

Valentine’s Day Candy Kabobs

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I’ve been obsessed with candy kabobs for several years because they are crazy cute and yummy to eat.  But I have never gotten around to making them myself until now.  They are a great party favor or Valentine. I love that you can totally color coordinate your kabobs to match your party theme.

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sticks    ( I used these rock candy sticks from Amazon but you could use kabob skewers)

paper straws     (optional)

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tags

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favor bag

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an assortment of gummie candy:

  • licorice
  • cherry hearts
  • sour belts
  • licorice wheels
  • Lifesaver gummies
  • Jollyrancher gummies

Cut the paper straws in 1/3 and slip on to the stick. I found it helpful to line up the candy I wanted to use in the order I wanted to use it.   I tried to coordinate between big and little to make it looked balanced.  The cherry hearts were a little gooey so I decided to just use them as the topper. I used pretzel stick favor bags but they were a tight squeeze with the licorice wheels so I will definitely rethink those next time.

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Top off these adorable candy kabobs with a little ribbon and a tag.

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I hope your Valentine’s Day or Party is a sweet as these kabobs.

xoxosarah

Big Game Little Work- How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party

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How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party

I am the queen of over doing it and the master of the small details but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to make football shaped cookies and cold cuts in the shape of a football stadium.

The good news is that most people wont mind, especially if you feed them well.
My favorite go to appetizers are: Hummus Flatbread Shooters and Veggie Ranch Shooters.

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Big Game Little Work- How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party

How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party I am the queen of over doing it and the master of the small details but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to make football shaped cookies and cold cuts in the shape of a football stadium. The good news is that most […]

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Big Game Little Work- How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party

How to throw a last minute Super Bowl Party I am the queen of over doing it and the master of the small details but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to make football shaped cookies and cold cuts in the shape of a football stadium. The good news is that most […]

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or some wine in a bucket

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Pick up some delicious cookies, I got these at the Popshop DSC_0419lowres

Pick up a fabulous meat and cheese tray, some olives, and crusty bread from your favorite deli, i got these at Tony Caputos 

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There you have it, Big Game, little work!!

xoxosarah