Thursday, June 27, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #137

Let's 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.

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, June 26, 2013

1st Birthday Stat Display Board

I have another tutorial on one of the items that I created for Miss P's first birthday. 
It is so easy to create, so easy I only have a few pictures for this post! 

I wanted to share some fun facts with the guest about Miss P so I made a Stat Board and displayed it on our mantle.

Here's a quick how to: 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 20

I'm officially halfway through this pregnancy! 
YAHOOOO!!!! 


How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain: 5 lbsI haven't weighed myself in a week or so, so it could be a pound or two more by now.
Maternity clothes? I have been wearing some things but still wear a lot of my regular clothing as well. I definitely need to go buy more shorts or other bottoms for the summer though.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones... just the ones from Miss P. :P
Sleep: I'm still sleeping well, YAY, until I wake up about 5 usually to go to the bathroom then my congestion kicks in.
Best moment this week: Hmmmm... nothing very exciting happened. We hung out at home most of the time and Travis went out of town this past weekend so nothing exciting there either.
Miss Anything? Breathing normally and not needing to eat something every 2 stinkin' hours!

Movement: I feel the baby move more and more everyday. I've felt it with my hands and I have tried to get Travis to feel it as well. He THINKS he felt it move. 
Food cravings: Not really which is no surprise because I really didn't crave anything with P either.I have been eating quite a few S'mores though. ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still when I get really congested and can't breathe it makes me sick. Other than that, it is when I let too much time pass between snacks or meals. I got Monday morning because I made the mistake of not eating something before bed the night before and I woke up starving. Boo!
Gender: Don't know yet. Hopefully find out TOMORROW morning! 
Labor Signs: Hope not but I did have a couple Braxton Hicks this weekend. Fun! 
Belly Button (in or out): In but slowly getting shallower

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion! BLAH! Slight round ligament pain and I have had a few bats with nausea again!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy but I have noticed my patience is getting a little shorter. I remember this happening with P as well especially with our animals. 
Looking forward to: Our big ultrasound Tomorrow!!! Can't wait to find out if we are having a boy or a girl! I had a dream the other night we were in the Ultrasound and it was a girl so I am curious if it is correct.

What do you think Baby M 2.0 will be?


allison

Monday, June 24, 2013

Flower Photo Backdrop Tutorial

I have a super easy tutorial for you all today.
For Miss P's party, I created a photo booth and made a flower backdrop.

It is fast, easy, and you only need a few supplies to create it. 
Here's how to make it.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #136

Let's 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.

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, June 19, 2013

New Options to Read Your Favorite Blogs

I'm sure by now you've all heard the news... Google Reader is going away July 1st.
You may have already found a new reader to read all your favorite blogs but in case you haven't, I have some options for you.
I want you to stay up to date with all the things happening here at A Glimpse Inside so I hope you find one that works for you. 

You can always click on links on Facebook, Twitter, or even Google+ (if your favorite blogs post there... I'm bad about that.) but here are great Reader options:

First up is Bloglovin'
-Super easy to transfer all your blogs from Google Reader
-If you have a blog, you can "Claim" it as your own
-All blogs are on one page but you must scroll through them instead of clicking arrows to move to the next.
-Of course you can click on individual blogs to read their posts on one page.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Create Your Own Party Hats

Last week I shared all of the decorations from Miss P's 1st birthday and I said that I would be sharing how I created some of the items.
Today, I will be sharing the little party hats that I created to coordinate with the party.


Here's the scoop on creating your own.
Supplies:
-Party hats to use as template and recover (I bought a pack of 6 at the Dollar Store)
-Scrapbook paper
-Ribbon
-Hot Glue Gun
-Other Embellishments to use to decorate

Monday, June 17, 2013

Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 19



How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain: 5 lbs
Maternity clothes? I don't really need them quite yet but I have worn a few of my shirts just because they are longer and I pulled out my maternity jean capris just because my regular ones are getting a little uncomfortable.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones... just the ones from Miss P. :P
Sleep: I'm still sleeping well, YAY, until I wake up about 5 usually to go to the bathroom then my congestion kicks in.
Best moment this week: Getting to spend Father's Day actually WITH Travis this year.
Miss Anything? Breathing normally and not needing to eat something every 2 stinkin' hours!

Movement: I feel the baby move more and more everyday. I've felt it with my hands and I have tried to get Travis to feel it as well. He THINKS he felt it move. 
Food cravings: Not really which is no surprise because I really didn't crave anything with P either.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still when I get really congested and can't breathe it makes me sick. Other than that, it is when I let too much time pass between snacks or meals.
Gender: Don't know yet. Hopefully find out June 26th if baby cooperates!
Labor Signs: Hope not but I did have a couple Braxton Hicks this weekend. Fun! 
Belly Button (in or out): In but slowly getting shallower

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion! BLAH! Slight round ligament pain and I have had a few bats with nausea again!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy.
Looking forward to: The 26th... bring on the gender ultrasound!


allison

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #135

Let's 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.

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, June 12, 2013

P's 1st Birthday Garden Party Decorations

Yesterday I shared Miss P's first birthday party. 
I left out all the decorations from that post since it would have made that post super long so here are all the fun little details I created for her party. 

 As I stated yesterday, I created the invitations and tried to make the party coordinate along with them. 
Everything I designed for the party, I got printed at Office Max and they turned out great! 

I guess I will start with the decor I had on the outside by our front door and work my way through our house to the patio.
You may recall I made a one similar to this for a friend's little girl's Winter "One"derland party so I changed it up a bit to match P's party.
I cut the 1 out of foam core board and covered it in burlap. I then took some fabric I already had in the color of her party and used my pinking shears to cut out different sized circles. I layered them together and then used a little embellishment in the center to make them more flower like. Glued them in a little grouping at the top for a little pop of color.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Miss P is 1!

I was going to include all the decorations for the party in this post as well but it made this post SOOOO LONG and picture HEAVY I decided to break it up. Tomorrow, I will share ALL the decorations.

I can't believe my baby girl is ONE! 
Where has the year gone?!

At the beginning of the year, I started thinking about her first birthday. Never too early right? Then I got pregnant and all the planning was just in my head until the end of April or so when I finally had the energy to start prepping. 

I went with a Garden Party theme since her birthday falls at the end of May. 
Here's is a recap of Miss P's big day! 

 I created these invitations and tried to coordinate the party off this invite.

Miss P got all dressed up in her pretty floral dress for her birthday. I had this dress since she was WAY little and I love how she looked in it. 

I think she liked her dress too! :) 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby M 2.0 Update: 18 Weeks

I was hoping to share Miss P's birthday party today but it is taking me longer than I expected to edit pics and write it so I am sharing this week's pregnancy update and hopefully I will have that post up tomorrow.


How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain: 4 lbs I thought I would have gained a few more by now but when I weighed myself the other day, I had actually lost a pound. Not sure how! I sure feel like I am getting bigger! 
Maternity clothes? I don't really need them quite yetbut I have worn a few of my shirts just because they are longer and I pulled out my maternity jean capris just because my regular ones are getting a little uncomfortable.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones... just the ones from Miss P. :P
Sleep: Sleeping rather well. I've had a few rough mornings due to my congestion.  
Best moment this week: Hmmm.... it was a pretty blah week.
Miss Anything? Breathing normally and not needing to eat something every 2 stinkin' hours!

Movement: I have felt the baby a few times. I've felt the normal butterflies then if I am on my back in bed I've felt it hit my hand. I feel like by this point in my pregnancy with P I was feeling and even seeing her sometimes already so it is amazing how different this one is.
Food cravings: Not really which is no surprise because I really didn't crave anything with P either. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still when I get really congested and can't breathe it makes me sick. Other than that, it is when I let too much time pass between snacks or meals.
Gender: Don't know yet. Hopefully find out June 26th if baby cooperates!
Labor Signs: Hope not! 
Belly Button (in or out): In

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion! BLAH! My round ligament was killing me for a few days as well. I totally forgot how painful that was and so wish it wasn't already rearing its ugly head!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy.
Looking forward to: Getting outside more now that it is finally warm and pretty out. And looking forward to the end of the month to find out what this little munchin is!

allison

Friday, June 7, 2013

{Feature Friday} #113

There are lots of great ideas linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party
Here are a few that caught my eye this week. 


 Fruit Smoothie Popsicles shared by I Dig Pinterest


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #134

Let's 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.

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, June 5, 2013

Miss P's 11 Month Adventures

This adorable baby girl just turned 1! 
Guess that means I can't really call her a baby anymore can I? :(

I have quite a few posts coming up on her first birthday party and some of the items I created for it so stay tuned but I am going to start with a quick recap of Miss P's 11th month.

 Our monthly photo shoot.
She didn't want to give me many smiles this month but I managed to get a few from her. 

She has had some fun.
I love when she sits quietly with her toys and plays.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 17

17 weeks. Really?
I feel like this pregnancy is going by quickly and perhaps it is because I haven't been in all the pain that I was in with Miss P.  Whatever it is, here is my 17 week update. 


How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain: 4 lbs that I know of but I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks so it could be a little more by now.
Maternity clothes? Not quite yet.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones... just the ones from Miss P. :P
Sleep: Sleeping rather well. I've had a few rough mornings due to my congestion.  
Best moment this week: Got Miss P's new pool out and played in it this weekend. The water was chilly but she enjoyed it.
Miss Anything? Breathing normally and not needing to eat something every 2 stinkin' hours!

Movement: I have felt the baby a few times. The other morning I was laying on my back before getting on out of bed and had my hand on my stomach and felt the baby hit my hand. Always fun!
Food cravings: Not really which is no surprise because I really didn't crave anything with P either. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still when I get really congested and can't breathe it makes me sick. Other than that, it is when I let too much time pass between snacks or meals.
Gender: Don't know yet. Hopefully find out June 26th if baby cooperates!
Labor Signs: Hope not! 
Belly Button (in or out): In

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Morning sickness- though I think it is FINALLY going away and Congestion! BLAH! I did have a little sciatic nerve pain over the weekend but luckily once I sit and relax it goes away.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy.
Looking forward to: Getting outside more now that it is finally warm and pretty out. And looking forward to the end of the month to find out what this little munchin is!
allison

Monday, June 3, 2013

June's Pinterest Challenge Party

Welcome back to the Pinterest Challenge!

This is definitely one of my favorite days of the month because it's time to show off your latest Pinterest inspired project.

Sorry that we took the month of May off. We were all crazy busy and decided it was for the best. 

Pinheads:
Allison from A Glimpse Inside
Ashlee from I'm Topsy Turvy
Carrie from My Favorite Finds
Kara from Happy Go Lucky

This month I'm excited to announce that we have two new Pinheads that will be joining us each month:
Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things
Sherri, Debbie, & Tracy from Made from Pinterest

We can't wait to see what crafts, recipes, and tips you've tried thanks to Pinterest.

I'm topsy turvy 

So let's get this party started!
Link up, have fun, and be inspired!!

Party Rules: 
1. Enter the URL of your project post, NOT your homepage.
2. All projects should be Pinterest-inspired and include a link to the original source or pin.
3. Include a link back to this blog post OR post the Pinterest Challenge button below, so others can join the fun!
 
allison
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