Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pinterest Challenge

One of my favorite blogs is Young House Love, I follow it religiously, and yesterday they posted a Pinterest Challenge since it has become the new Internet sensation these days.  Katie from Bower Power, Emily from Style by Emily Henderson and Lana from Making a House A Home are also in on the fun and they've invited anyone with a Pinterest obsession to join in too. 

The idea is to challenge yourself to complete one DIY project that you've pinned on Pinterest and have it done by next Tuesday.  Since I love a challenge and could use some type of creative outlet, I've picked out a few small projects to try my hand at this weekend.  I figured if I start small then there's no where to go but up!  So here are the projects I'll be tackling this weekend and sharing with you on Tuesday.

1. A fun toy for Hudson to play with in the pool.  I think these are so adorable!

 2. A little inspiration for me.

 3. I've been wanting to make some of these to use as the mobile in Harper's nursery above her changing table.

These are all very simple projects, so hopefully I can get them all completed and start enjoying some of my pins instead of just staring at them!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

I've been taking my new camera everywhere with me with the hopes that I can sneak in some practice at a moments notice.  I'm learning all the settings and what I like best.  It's so much fun!  Soon I would like to start shooting some of my friend's kids to get the feel for that a little more.

Harper's 1st Zoo Trip

Hudson on his new bike

Hudson and me taking a dip in my parents hottub.

 Jeremy and Hudson doing some rock climbing at Falls Park in Sioux Falls.

He just woke up from a nap and actually let me get some shots of his little ouchie on his nose.

My beautiful baby girl.

Just look at those eyelashes would ya?!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

So Yummy!

We crossed another Summer Family Fun activity off our list; Rootbeer Float Night.  We actually did this awhile ago, but with a new baby thrown in the mix, I haven't been able to keep up with all the pictures!

This was by far the yummiest activity on our list so far and lots of fun introducing Hudson to the creamy goodness!

Rootbeer from a local microbrewery

He loved every last drop of it!

We might have to repeat this activity a few times this summer...just looking at the pictures is making my mouth water!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011


So we've had these chairs on our deck for 3 years, sure they're really faded from the sun, but they're still comfortable and still do their job. 

However, this year the squirrels finally discovered our padded chairs and decided to take the filling that they needed to build their nests!  This happened to my sister's patio chairs a couple years ago and I was surprised that our lasted this long without being destroyed. 

Not only did they trash one chair...

 But they thought it was necessary to destroy a second one just for good measure.

We don't have the money to buy new chairs or new covers this summer, so I guess we'll have to suffer through the rest of the season staring at these poor things.  If I were a professional seamstress I would try to make some new covers, but alas I'm am not.  Bummer!

If anyone has any secrets to keeping squirrels away from padded lawn furniture, I would LOVE to hear them!.