Friday, February 28, 2014

{Feature Friday} #137

Happy Friday everyone! 
Sorr this week's Feature Friday post is getting up a little later than normal. 
We had a work event for Travis last night and got home pretty late and I was just a little too tired to sit down and write it up. 

SOOO.... here are some features that caught my eye this week! 



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #171

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.)

Lucky Rainbow Sign Tutorial

I received the Chevron Stencil and I knew I wanted another St. Patrick's Day craft so this is what I created with the help from my stencil. 

Want to know how I created it... here ya go! 

Supplies:
-Wooden Plaque
-Mod Podge
-Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencil
-Paint
-Paintbrush
-Glitter in colors of Rainbow
-cardstock
-cutting machine or letter stencils
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (I used the one with gold glitter)

I had to start by giving my plaque a light sanding since it already had a finish on it. 
I've had this plaque for a few years and bought it at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Once sanded, I wiped it clean of all the dust. 
If you have an unfinished plaque, then you don't have to worry about this part. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What's in Your Handbag Series- Sarah from Bombshell Bling

This week's What's in Your Handbag post is a day early due to a post I already had scheduled for tomorrow. 
Sarah from Bombshell Bling is here today to show off her handbag with all of you.


Hello! I am so excited to be here as the first blogger to guest post in Allison's new "What's In Your Handbag?!" series! 
My name is Sarah and I blog over at Bombshell Bling. I am a former elementary school teacher with a love for all things sparkly and colorful. I blog about everything from recipes and parties to jewelry and kid crafts. I would love for you to pop over and say hello! 

What's in my Handbag
Prepare yourself, because my hang bag is a lot bigger and a lot messier than Allison's. 
 I am a scattered, messy person, what can I say? I have an almost five year old boy and an almost two year old girl, so my "handbag" is actually a diaper bag. A JJ Cole diaper bag that my mother-in-law bought for me, to be more specific. I really like it because it is huge, has lots of pockets, and it is much cuter than my previous diaper bags. MIL did well, dontcha think? 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Easy Felt Rainbow Garland

I have another easy garland for you today. 
I don't have a lot of decorations for St. Patrick's Day and I thought I would try to make a few things for it this year just for fun. 

I was out shopping one day and picked up some felt in the colors of the rainbow for a garland and this is what I created. 


Again, this is super easy and took me less than 30 mins to create it. 
I've seen something similar on Our Humble Abode but can't find the tutorial now.

 Here is how I made it.
Supplies:
 -Felt in the colors of the rainbows
-Scissors
-Sewing Machine

Friday, February 21, 2014

{Feature Friday} #136

Welcome Friday! 
Always so happy when you arrive! 

I hope you all had a lovely week and have some fun plans for the weekend. 

Before that fun begins, here are some features that caught my eye from this week's Catch a Glimpse party



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Catch a Glimspe Party #170

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.)

New Series: What's in Your Handbag

Happy Wednesday everyone! 
I am excited to announce a fun new series that will be every Wednesday here on A Glimpse Inside now through the end of May. 


What you keep inside your purse can say a lot about yourself. 
It could be really organized with little trash or extra items or it could be stuffed full of EVERYTHING from old receipts to kid's toys. 
What kind of handbag do you have? 

I asked some of my bloggy friends to share a glimpse inside their handbags with all of you! 
What better way to get to know someone than getting a personal look into their purses.

 So be sure to come back every Wednesday to see inside a new blogger's purse every week! 


Today, I am giving you a glimpse into my purse. 
I will start by saying I bought my purse at Target this fall. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Instagram Blog Hop

Howdy everyone! 
Hope you had a lovely weekend. 
Today, I am teaming up with Katelyn from Learning, Creating, Living to help co-host her Instagram blog hop party. 

So link up your instagram accounts and find some new friends to follow as well! 

Rules:
1. Follow your host:
Katelyn- Instagram: @learningcreatingliving
Blog - Bloglovin - Facebook - Pinterest

2. Follow your co-hosts:
Laura - Instagram: @thelovelywren
Blog - Pinterest - Facebook - Bloglovin - Twitter

Shelly - Instagram: @dolendiaries
Blog Pinterest - Facebook - Bloglovin

Allison - Instagram: @allison_michelena
Blog - Bloglovin - Facebook - Pinterest - Twitter

3. Link up your Instagram web profile
Fill out the URL, Name & Email to link up your Instagram profile as shown below:
If this happens to pop up: "Error: The requested URL returned error: 500", that's totally fine! It simply means that it's unable to find a picture to use not that you have a link that is bad. Click on "Direct Image URL" if you have one or "Upload from Computer" and pick an image of yours to upload. If you still have trouble, you might be better off with using Followgram or Webstagram to upload your profile/picture.

4. Check out other Instagram profiles & make new friends!
After all, that's what this party is all about!

5. Share the Instagram Blog Hop & spread the party around so we can keep making new insta-friends!

If you're interested in guest co-hosting one week, email learningcreatingliving@yahoo.com

Link up

allison

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #169

So apparently Inlinkz updated as of the last party.
I am not a fan that it takes you to a whole new page to add your links but I have no choice but to do it that way now. Sorry!! 
I have even had trouble with it not showing the images that I've uploaded so I hope that you guys don't have any issues with that as well.


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.)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Mantle Decor

You have pretty much seen my Valentine's Day mantle in most Valentine's Day craft posts but I still wanted to dedicate a post just to it. 


Here is a break down of the decorations. 

 I was going to take the window off my mantle but then decided I wanted the height and knew I could use it well. 
I made two small garlands and draped them on the window and hung my "14" Plaque on the window. 
I then printed out one of my Valentine's Day Printables, taped it onto some foam core board and then just leaned it up against the window. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #168

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.)

Miss S' 3 Month Adventures

This past Saturday Miss S turned 3 months old. 
Time is flying by! I can't believe my baby is this old already. 
 It is super fun to watch her personality come out more and more though.

Here is a recap of her third month. 

 Started off the month as usual with a photo shoot.
 She is such a little mover that it is hard to get cute, clear shots of her but I managed to get quite a few good ones.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Miss S' Nursery Reveal

It is about time I reveal Miss S' nursery don't ya think?! 

 It used to be our guest room and we knew we would have quite a few guests after S was born so we just kept the mattresses on the floor in there until all the guests had visited. Now that we don't expect anyone else, we were able to take the mattresses out and I could finally take pictures of her room.

So without further ado... here is her nursery reveal.

I will start back at the beginning before I get into all the decorative details of her room.

You will probably recall that we built the plank wall on one wall of the nursery.

We also painted the room a pear green color and oh boy... was that an adventure to pick the paint! 
We weren't sure if we were going green or purple so we first brought home purple paint samples and I painted them all over the room. I wasn't happy with the purples so off to Lowe's to find a green. I took the fabric and their color matching machine was broke so we just tried to get as close as possible. I came home and painted the greens all over the room and I still wasn't happy so I decided to mix the greens together and that was the color! 

Back to Lowe's I went and asked the lady, luckily the one who helped me earlier was still working, to mix the colors together. We started with one color and tried to make it darker and filled the can before we got to the color. So we reversed it and went darker and tried to go lighter and finally got it. 
I came home and started cutting in the room and as it was drying it started to look more baby food pea green than the pretty pear green. I was so mad! I didn't know what to do. 
Called Travis up and he hated it too so I told him to run downstairs and grab the green paint from the guest bathroom and the brown paint from the loft.
He brought them up and I just started mixing them and slapping them on the wall until it was like the color I mixed of the samples.The next day, we painted the room and loved it.
All I have to say is THANK GOODNESS we didn't run out of paint because there would be no way to get it to match perfectly again! 

 When we put up the plank wall, we also added molding around the window and put a board on the bottom of the sill.

And lastly, we picked up this light fixture up at Habitat 4 Humanity Restore for $12. I just sanded it down, primed and painted it white and up it went. Love it! 

Now onto the decorations of the room.
I will work my way around the room. 

When you walk up to her room, this is your view straight across from the door. 
The desk was already in the room so we left it and it will eventually get a makeover.

Travis built the butterfly out of old wood that we had to hang on the wall.

Between the closet door and the bedroom door, I hung the wreath that my mom made for the hospital door.

This is the view looking into the room standing in the doorway. 

To the right of the doorway is the dresser we bought off Craigslist that I painted purple. 
I bought the frames, most from Cut-It-Out, and painted them in the room's colors. 

I decided to change the top row of knobs on the dresser so went to Hobby Lobby and bought these cute green polka-dot knobs. 

Here is a shot of the frames.
I created the printable for the large frame and then framed some newborn and maternity pictures.
In the gray frame, I used a vinyl saying that I actually received from someone at SNAP last year, and just applied it to scrapbook paper.

The plank wall was the perfect spot for the crib.
I hung the wood initial monogram above the crib and put some other decorations on the picture ledge of the plank wall.
I still have plans to create a mobile for over her crib.

 The nightstand was already in the room as well so I kept it in there.
It was the perfect place for the monitor and the lamp that was already already in the room. 
I lucked out that the colors in the fabric of the shade went with the room's new color scheme.

I bought the basket at a craft fair and it was made in Uganda. Perfect place to keep toys.

Above the nightstand on the ledge, I placed two frames.
Put a newborn pic in one and then created another printable for the large frame. 

On the right side of the ledge, I placed a little stuffed elephant that matches her big sisters and then a print I purchased with her name on it. 

I bought all the fabric and had my mom make all of her bedding like she did for Miss P's nursery.
 I went with just stripes for the bed skirt and a coordinating floral print on the outside of the bumper with green accents. 

I went with a hot pink chevron for the inside of the bumper from fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby. 

Here is her window and the curtains my mom also made. 

Here is a shot of the curtains closed.
These were also an adventure! 
I pictured one thing but then once we got all the fabrics together it looked terrible.
So we constantly messed with the arrangement until we found something that looked good and we liked. 
This was the winner... Stripes on top with a super small accent of the chevron, large chunk of white, small band of green, and floral band on bottom. 


So that would be her room! 
S has recently started sleeping in it and she seems to be enjoying it! Thank goodness!! :)


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