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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Fun Signs and Printables

I love fun signs and printables! 
I have a who board on Pinterest dedicated to them. 

Here are a few fun signs and printables that I have pinned.

 "I Love Us" Printable from eighteen25

Sisters of the Wild West have created all sorts of signs but I love this one. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Miss P: Newborn to 1 Month

I guess I better start sharing some pictures of P before she gets any older and I get any more behind! She just turned 2 mths old on Tuesday, which is crazy, so it is definitely time. 

Here are some pictures of my little cutie spanning from newborn to about 1 month old. 
Here are a bunch of pictures from our few day hospital stay.
Most of the pictures are right after delivery and a few are from the days following when we are both a little (very little) more rested.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

NEW Mod Podge Rocks Winner!

Well, I never heard from the previous winner of the Mod Podge Rocks! Book and products so I had to pick a new winner! 

The new winner is: 

Erin Branscom

Congratulations! 

I will be emailing you and you will have 48 hrs to respond to me to claim your prize or I will have to draw a third winner.


allison

Friday, July 27, 2012

{Feature Friday} #74

Happy Friday Everyone!! 

I am so excited it is Friday because I CAN NOT WAIT for the Olympics to start tonight!! YAHOO!! 
I am an Olympics junkie for sure! 

Enough about that though, are you ready to see some great features from this week's Party? 
Here ya go!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mod Podge Rocks! Giveaway Winner!

Do you want to know if you are the lucky one that won the fabulous Mod Podge Rocks! Book and products?


The lucky winner is:

Kathie Peebles Roady

Congratulations! :)

I will be emailing you soon and you will have 48 hrs to get back to me or I will have to pick a new winner. 


allison

Catch a Glimpse Party #90

I will be back at noon with the winner of the Mod Podge Rocks Giveaway but right now...

It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guest Post: Christy from Christy's Cuties

Hi Everyone!  My name is Christy, and I blog over on Christy's Cuties.




I am so excited to be here on A Glimpse Inside today!  Allison's blog was one of the first that I found when I began blogging, and I immediately felt a connection with her because I am a Miliary wife as well. 

I want to show you the master bath redo I just finished, for under $45.  We have lived in this house for 5 years now, and this room is the only one that has not been touched in any form until now.  


Here is the before....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Layered Tex-Mex Taco Salad

Received this recipe in an email from Kraft Foods.

Layered Tex-Mex Taco Salad


Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hr and 15 mins
Serves: 12

What You Need:


-1/2 cup  MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

-1/2 cup  BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream

-1 Tbsp.  TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix

-1 can  (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed

-6 cups  coarsely chopped iceberg lettuce

-1/2 cup  sliced red onions

-1-1/2 cups  KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese

-1 cup  grape tomatoes, halved

-1 avocado

-1/4 cup  loosely packed fresh cilantro

Make It:

-MIX first 3 ingredients until well blended.
-LAYER beans, lettuce, onions, cheese and tomatoes in large bowl.
-SPREAD dressing mixture over salad. Refrigerate 2 hours.
-CHOP avocado; spoon over salad just before serving. Sprinkle with cilantro.







allison

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pregnancy Confessions

I have a confession to make about being pregnant. 

I did NOT enjoy it! 

It always amazes me when a woman says "I LOVE(D) being pregnant!" and if you are one of these women, more power to you!
 After waiting almost 3 years to finally see that word "pregnant" on a test, I had high hopes that the next 40 weeks would be one of the best experiences of my life. It was and it wasn't. There were a few things that I did enjoy about being pregnant but for the most part, it wasn't the "best" experience for me.

Here are some reasons why I didn't enjoy it:

1. My INSANELY HORRIBLE morning, afternoon, and night sickness my first trimester that also stuck around my whole pregnancy. Not being able to eat anything and throwing up what little I did manage to get down was not fun.

2. The constant pain I was in starting at week 10, whether it be my back, my round ligament pain, sciatic nerve, popping a rib out of place- you name it, I had it and didn't enjoy it. 

3. Not sleeping well and struggling to just roll over off of one painful hip to the other. I know everyone doesn't sleep great while they are pregnant, but I am one woman that LOVES her sleep! lol

Friday, July 20, 2012

{Feature Friday} #73

Before I get to this week's features, I just want to throw a HUGE THANK YOU out to all of you that continue to come party with me, especially since I was on maternity leave! I love checking out your ideas so thanks for sharing here at A Glimpse Inside! 

Ok... now onto this week's features! 



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #89

It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button

If you haven't seen my big nursery reveal, you can check it out here.

AND

Don't forget about the Mod Podge Rocks! Book giveaway going on!
 
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Mod Podge Rocks" Book Review and GIVEAWAY

Are you ready for a giveaway?! 
I sure hope so!! :)

It is for the FABULOUS book, Mod Podge Rocks! from the super talented Amy Anderson who blogs over at, well, Mod Podge Rocks. It also includes some great Mod Podge products from PLAID.

But first, let me tell you a little about this awesome book!

The first couple pages of the book are chopped full of tips and tricks to help you successfully Mod Podge to create gorgeous products everyone will be envious of. I know I could have used some of these tips when I first starting Mod Podging!

The book is full of 40+ FABULOUS ideas with lots of colorful pictures and how-tos so you can also create the projects for yourself.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Nurseries

Ever since I got on Pinterest, I've had a Nursery board for inspiration for once we finally got pregnant. Now after finally revealing P's nursery, I thought I would share some fabulous nurseries that I had on my pin board.



Monday, July 16, 2012

The Nursery Reveal... Finally!

HELLO EVERYONE!!! 
I'm back!

I have missed all of you!
I sure hope you have enjoyed all those fabulous guest posts while I was gone. Thanks to all the great bloggers that shared their awesome ideas here on A Glimpse Inside while I was enjoying my new little girl and getting into the swing of mommyhood.
I have so much I want to share with you on life with P so expect some posts on the past 2 mths with her. I am going to try my darndest to post like I always do but bare with me as I get back into the swing of blogging. I may not post everyday but I promise to try to keep up and find the time to share new ideas with you all.

Anyways... let's get to the post shall we?! 

Are you FINALLY ready to see P's nursery?!
Sorry I never shared before I went on maternity leave. The last minute touches were actually complete just days before she arrived so I just didn't have the time.

Well, here it is!
(WARNING: Picture Heavy!)
I will start the tour on the wall the crib is on. 

We bought the nursery furniture at Burlington Coat Factory and the crib is one of those convertible cribs so it will be with her for some time. 
And if you recall, we installed the Board and Batten wall treatment ourselves. Check out how we did it here.

Travis had the great idea to use the gray chandelier we had that once hung in his man cave when we lived in KY.

Here's a closer look at the bedding.
I bought all the fabric for her bedding and my mom sewed it all because I just couldn't find anything in a store that I loved. 
I'm thrilled with how it all turned out.

I wanted a ruffle bed skirt and my mom sewed it using all three fabrics I picked out.
Top ruffle is the turquoise houndstooth.
Middle ruffle is the coral floral.
And there is a bottom ruffle made of the yellow polka-dots but until the bed is lowered you can't see it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Guest Post: Christie from Pops and Podge


Hi there, we are so excited to be guest posting today over at A Glimpse Inside.  I recently met Allison at the SNAP Conference.  We were the two pregnant ladies :)  Both having girls, both due first week in June, both have military husbands (mine is a retired Marine). 

Claudia and I have a little blog, called Pops and Podge.  We blog about everything from crafts, cooking, furniture to sewing and hosting parties.  We would love to have you come visit us sometime! 

A friend of mine asked me to help her out a little with her little girls two year old birthday party.  She wanted a book theme.  So I offered to make her a banner out of book pages.  If you don't like the thought of ripping out book pages out of children's books...then stop reading!  This book banner was one of the easier projects I have done lately. 

You will need:
-A few books, make sure the colors coordinate or you could just use black and white. 
-One package of extra wide double fold bias tape
-A sewing machine or glue gun would work 
-A pattern (use shapes in word to make a long triangle), then print on card stock


Pick the pages out you want. Brace yourself and rip or cut the pages out.  Trace the triangles using your pattern.  Then cut them out.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Guest Post: Ladies of Craftbaby are back!


The Craftbaby girls are back! A huge thank you to Allison for having us not only one time when we got all patriotic on ya- but a second time around. We cannot believe that blogging maternity has come and gone and all thats left to say is....BRING ON THE BABY M POSTS! NURSERY REVEAL! We want to see it all!  
We're Candie & Liz from Craftbaby and we are all about embracing the active crafting community, so every month we host four craft challenges with great prizes and giveaways. Each of our challenges is a designed with the busy mom/working gal in mind - so you have a full month to get your projects completed and submit them. It's like Craft Wars without the stress! We also offer sponsorship for every challenge - all you have to do is provide the prize (worth $25+) and we do all the rest! If you're interested in sponsoring your very own challenge - it's FREE, email us at contact@craftbaby.com. Check out some of the great projects Craftbaby members have entered, and visit our blog too! Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome projects over at Craftbaby!
This time around, we're goin' all decór on ya!
 
Liz stumbled across House of Hepworth's DIY Curtain Rod tutorial a few months ago and immediately pinned it. She's the kind of gal who finds a great tutorial and thinks "wow, that's awesome, I have to remember that," then hits the close button on her browser and promptly forgets every detail of where she found it. Luckily, she's a crazy good Googler - like, if there was a "Google for Speed and Accuracy Contest" she might actually win - what can we say? She's a geek like that. Now, because of Pinterest, she doesn't have to rely solely on her insane Googling skills - she just pins the heck out of stuff she loves!
 
So, here it is, her pin from a few weeks ago - realized. And there were only two casualties - read on to discover what they were - it's like a treasure hunt.


Step 1: Gather Materials
  1. Rust-oleum Flat Black Spraypaint
  2. Pipe-cutter (buy a decent one)
  3. Curtain Rod Brackets
  4. Something to use as Finials - hers were wooden
  5. Electrical Conduit Piping - Comes in 10ft lengths - She bought 2 because her doors are 12 feet wide


Step 2: Set Up & Spraypaint Everything
She used one and a quarter cans of this spraypaint total - but had she been making a 10ft rod instead of 12, she would have been fine with just one.

Step 3: Ask Hubby To Take Down The Horrible Vertical Blinds While the Spray paint is Drying and Make a Funny Face Also
Who knew this was such a hassle? The brackets holding up this weird plastic & fabric molding thing are in-between the curtain track and the top of the door frame. You have to do this weird squeeze and tilt motion to get them out. It took us a good 20 minutes to figure it out. She was even tempted to make a video tutorial, then googled it and there are about 400 on youtube already:

Liz's hairy man. Italian stallion ;)

Step 4: Install the Brackets for the New Rod
He is very thorough with measuring and leveling and all the things she doesn't have patience for. They're a good balance!

Step 5: Paint is Dry? Cut those Pipes
Secure pipe-cutter and rotate slowly, tightening it as needed. This one left nice, dull edges so we didn't slice our faces off on the freshly cut pipe.

 Step 6: Cry When You Break the Old, Cheap Pipe-Cutter (Tried to Save Money) and Realize it's Too Late to Hit Up Lowe's
So that was Casualty Exhibit A.

Exhibit B Liz didn't notice until later:

Step 8: Wash Feet Vigorously and Make Mental Note to Get A Pedicure
The pipe-cutter incident set us back a day - boo! We'll have a complete second part of this how to very soon!

In the meantime, come visit us over at Craftbaby!


Thanks ladies! Can't wait to see part 2! And LOVE those curtains Liz! :)
allison
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