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.


The bumper pad is reversible but I wanted the yellow polka-dots on the outside.
The bumper is also trimmed in turquoise and has turquoise ties.

The inside of the bumper is the coral floral.
(Don't mind the extremely colorful, busy sheet! I had that on the bed for something colorful before my parents arrived with the bedding!)

Over the crib is the initial wall art I created and of course the mobile hangs over the crib as well. 

On the ledge above the crib is a picture that Travis picked out for P.
It states: "She dreamt she could fly." and it just so happened to be the same colors of the nursery.

Now, let's move around the room to the right where her shelf is. 

I'm not sure why but this is one of my favorite areas in her room. 

I'll start at the top and work my way down.
I bought that fabulous frame at Michael's along with the little bird. I painted the frame turquoise and added this printable from Our Humbled A{Bowe}d that says "You are my sunshine." 
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to put it in her room. This saying goes back to mine and Travis' first Valentine's Day together in which he made my card with a sun and flowers along with that saying. So it is special to us and I had to include it in our special girl's room.
The little bird was just a plain wood bird that I painted to match the room.

And now to the shelf area. 

The turquoise lamp is from Target and fit in perfectly!
The tulle wreath was made by my mom and I used it on the hospital door after P arrived.
The frame is from Travis' parents and was a light wood color. I painted it all white and her name in yellow then made some little rosettes in the nursery fabric.

Onto the shelf decor...
I bought some gray fabric that looked like it was tufted and Mod Podged it to the back of the shelf.
I bought the little bird houses at Michael's and painted them to match the room.
The turquoise frame is also from Target.
The little Cherish Teddy is a little girl bear sitting on a giraffe carousel and that was mine when I was younger.
The giraffe on the bottom shelf is a bank.
And then I bought a fabric tote and filled it full of books.

Time to move again to the corner of the room in front of the window.

I placed the rocker in front of the window and we bought the turquoise ottoman from Target as well. 
I love the ottoman because the top comes off and I have all her toys stored in there. Gotta love multi-purposed furniture.

Above the rocker, hang two bird cages.
I also bought these at Michael's and spray painted one coral and one turquoise.

My mother also sewed the curtains.
I bought some white fabric and some black out lining for the main curtain and then we used left over fabric from the bedding to create ruffles on the bottom that match the bed skirt. Also, created some thin ruffles to give some color to the top of the curtains.

 
 We bought the rocker at a local furniture store and it was extremely plain so I knew it needed some revamping. 
I sprayed the wood the wall color and then I sewed slip covers for the cushions with some gray fabric.

Time to move around the room to the dresser area.

I created a frame collage on one wall with the frames from Cut It Out that I bought while at SNAP.

I still need to put pictures in some of the frames but in two of them I placed some printables that I actually received in my swag bag at SNAP.

Onto the dresser...
I just placed her changing pad on the dresser so this piece of furniture can also be with her for some time.
I bought another fabric tote and placed it on top of the dresser to keep diapers, wipes, and any other item I may use frequently in it.

We bought these little floral knobs at Hobby Lobby and changed out the top row of knobs to break up all the brown on the dresser and to add a fun little detail.

On the ledge above the dresser, is another bird house I painted that I got from Michael's.
Next to it are two little ceramic white birds. (They are actually salt and pepper shakers but SHHHH... don't tell anyone!) ;)

And last but not least...
Above the dresser we hung this picture.
Travis brought it home from Haiti and it is hand painted.
I thought it would be a fabulous item for P to look at during diaper changes and she does seem to enjoy it!


Well that is the grand tour of the nursery!
I am thrilled with how it came out.
And as you can see, P sure enjoys her room too! :)


I hope that you have enjoyed the tour of P's nursery.
Now please exit quietly... Baby is sleeping! ;)



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