May 17, 2012

26 weeks

Here is 26 weeks. It is not the best picture, but it is ok considering I am taking it of myself with my cellphone of a reflection in the mirror :-)

May 15, 2012

Fun way to ship cupcakes

I decided to send Jack a care package while he is at training. I had no baked in awhile, so I figured I would do that. I wanted to send cupcakes, but did not want them to get smushed. I found a fun way to ship them after searching online. There are a few ways I saw to do this.

You will need:
mason jars
decorations (if desired)

I had made lemon cupcakes with vanilla frosting, and I threw on some rainbow sprinkles for fun. The way I did it: bake the cupcake normally and then place them in the mason jars. OR i saw you could actually just bake them in the mason jar.


Here is the finished product!

Bake cupcakes, let cool. Place cupcake on bottom

Cover with icing and optional decoration

Repeat. Screw on lid.


I used small jars, and it held 2 cupcakes. I didn't bother decorating it, i just shipped it the way it was.

DIY coaster

 I saw an tutorial online of how to make your own coaster with something called 'Mod Podge.' I had never even heard of it, but the project did not sound too hard, so I figured I could give it a try.

What you need:
Mod Podge
sponge brush
Scrapbook paper
Single tiles from hardware store (Lowe's/ Home Depot)
Fabritac or Gorilla Glue
Acrylic Spray Sealant
This is Mod Podge. It is like Glue I guess. You can use it to to glue stuff together, it dries clear, seals stuff, and lets just say it is super cool. They have all sorts of types of it. This is the original type.

1. First, cut your scrap book paper a little smaller than the tile.

2. Then take your Mod Podge and sponge brush and paint a layer of it on the tile.

3. Then center your precut scrapbook paper, and press it down onto the tile. Let dry.
4. Then take your Mod Podge again, and coat a layer over top the scrapbook paper. Let Dry. Repeat 2 or 3 more times.
5. Once it is dry, take the can of acrylic spray sealant. Follow manufacture's directions. I sprayed on one coat, let dry, and sprayed on a second coat. This will make the coaster waterproof.
6. Once it is dry, cut a square of felt to fit the bottom of the coaster, glue on with the super glue/Fabritac/Gorilla Glue. Let dry

You are done!

first installment

Here is the first installment on Baby Gibson's room. The light switch plate. The rest of the items for the room were shipped yesterday, and I hope to get them by the end of the week!

Urban Zoologie Owls-the design I decided to use!

We still have no name.......